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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars is updating its 90 series cars with new powertrain, safety and connectivity updates. With Connected Safety, Volvo Cars is helping to define a completely new type of road safety system. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency Safety

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Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. With the factory-installed SIM card, customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years.

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Audi deepening partnerships with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent on connected cars in China

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The R&D center is part of Audi China, a 100% Audi AG daughter-company, and puts a strong focus on key future technologies such as connected car, piloted driving, new energy vehicles and digital services. We are determined to work with them on features for the connected car of the future.

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Hyundai Motor accelerating development of its connected car operating system

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Hyundai Motor is accelerating development of its advanced ccOS (connected car Operating System), the core platform technology for its future connected cars. The software will optimize the high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle to support increasingly complex features that will lead the connected car market. Hyundai Motor has also opened a new Big Data Center in China to reinforce its venture toward connected car development.

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Test deployment of new on-demand hub & shuttle mobility system at U Michigan; connected & automated vehicles & big data

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Autonomous driving Big Data Car Sharing Connected vehicles Urban mobilityA test deployment of a new hub-and-shuttle urban mobility system will take place on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

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Jaguar Land Rover in two UK projects worth ~$16M to advance connected and autonomous vehicle technology

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million) to advance connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The £5.5-million (US$7.9-million) UK-CITE (UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) project will create the first test route capable of testing both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems on public roads in the UK. The 41-mile Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) test corridor will be used to evaluate new systems in real-world driving conditions.

Toshiba introduces new automotive Ethernet-AVB bridge; working with Qualcomm on advanced connected car systems

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AT CES 2016, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. TAEC also announced it is working with Qualcomm Technologies to bring to the automotive market advanced connected car platforms powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A and Snapdragon 602A processors, and telematics solutions powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem. Connection to the host is achieved via PCI Express (PCIe), HSIC or Time Division Multiplex (TDM)/I2S for audio traffic.

2016 26

Continental Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal debuts in E-Class; NFC, wireless smartphone charging, connectivity

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To connect the smartphone wirelessly to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the driver simply places the device in the compartment in the center console. This standard provides a similar charging current to a USB charging connection and therefore has similar charging times to those of cable charging systems. Continental’s Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) is making its YYYY debut in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Connected Energy and Renault to collaborate on energy storage and EV charging technology; second-life batteries in E-STOR

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Renault and distributed energy storage company Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life in order to supply innovative and more affordable vehicle charging solutions.

2016 37

BMW Group expands BMW i Ventures role with new €500M fund; widened scope of investment, greater independence

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Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersThe BMW Group is expanding the remit of its BMW i Ventures venture capital unit and creating a new fund of up to €500 million (US$531 million) over ten years to support it.

2016 46

Autonomous vehicle tech company Nauto enters strategic relationships with 3 automakers, including BMW and Toyota, and Allianz

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As more and more vehicles deploy Nauto, its connected car network will be populated with greater volumes of precise information on how drivers and vehicles behave and perform. Autonomous driving Big Data Connected vehicles Controls and controllers

2016 46

DENSO & Toshiba partner on Deep Neural Network-IP for image recognition systems for ADAS & automated driving

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Daimler demonstrates autonomous truck platooning; Highway Pilot Connect delivers ~7% lower fuel consumption

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Daimler Trucks demonstrated the new Highway Pilot Connect system for autonomous truck platooning on the A52 autobahn near Düsseldorf. Three WiFi-connected, autonomously driving trucks operated on the autobahn with authorization for public traffic in a platoon formation.

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Panasonic acquires German software company OpenSynergy; virtualization for integrated cockpit solutions

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OpenSynergy specializes in embedded automotive software for cockpit solutions; it products enable the convergence of instrument clusters, head units, advanced driver assistance systems, and car connectivity systems.

2016 46

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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In an event to be held this Wednesday at its “Van Innovation Campus” in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Vans will unveil its vision of the van of the future: connected and electrically powered. (In In the first half of 2016, Vito and V-Class continued to be the strongest sales drivers.

Audi presenting piloted driving and Car-to-X technologies from Digital Motorway Test Bed; LTE-V for V2X

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The “Car2Infrastructure” communication project connects the car with variable message road signs that are online. These signs alert drivers by mobile connection to speed limits, traffic jams or lane closures, for example. Using LTE-V (LTE-Vehicle) communications, the data transfer modules in the cars are also directly connected to each other. It can address multiple application types ranging from connected vehicle safety applications (e.g.

2016 41

ARPA-E issues $30M NEXTCAR program funding opportunity; 20% reduction in energy consumption beyond current regulatory requirements

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a $30-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0001564 ) for the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program.

2016 45

Toshiba advances deep learning with extremely low-power neuromorphic processor; supporting IoT edge devices

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Toshiba reported the development of its TDNN chip at the Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference 2016, an IEEE-sponsored international conference on semiconductor circuit technology held in Japan. In this case, synapses are connections between neurons and each has a different strength. That strength (weight) determines the signal that passes the connection. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Microprocessors and controls Sensors

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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However, in the e-POWER system, the gasoline engine is not connected to the wheels; it simply charges the battery. At the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium starting today in Knoxville, TN, Nissan will present a usability study of a fuel cell range extended EV (FC-REEV).

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Route Monkey and Sygic parter on route optimization for EVs

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Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) FleetsScotland-based route optimization specialist Route Monkey ( earlier post ) has signed a partnership agreement with global GPS navigation expert Sygic.

2016 44

Visteon to launch ECU-consolidating cockpit domain controller with European automaker in 2018

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Visteon displayed the SmartCore connected domain controller at CES 2016. SmartCore is a game-changing technology that offers significant and unique advantages over traditionally separated and non-connected infotainment systems, instrument clusters and ADAS controllers.

2016 44

Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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The PV-electrolysis system consists of a triple-junction solar cell and two PEM electrolysers connected in series.

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Honda R&D using IBM Watson IoT technology for real-time monitoring and data analysis in F1 racers

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With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things, by 2025, every car will be connected in some way exuding vast amounts of streaming data ranging from traffic updates to health of the vehicle, operations and more. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Internet of Things Racing SensorsHonda R&D is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

2016 45

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre partner to develop remote and autonomous ships

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Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Ports and MarineRolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to design, to test and to validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships.

Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The real-time connection between the sensors and the Hubject system transmits the status of both systems to the navigation systems and charging station maps of companies within the partner network, and this information is directly displayed to EV drivers.

2016 53

Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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A fresh, aerodynamic shape with dozens of new updates and advanced powertrain components contribute to increased fuel efficiency by up to 8% over a 2016 Cascadia Evolution. Detroit Connect Analytics further deepens the connection between the fleet’s management, the driver and the vehicle.

2016 53

Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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The main focus is on a completely new generation of infotainment and connectivity. App Connect. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency HMIVolkswagen presented a major update of the Golf in an event at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.

2016 31

Faraday Future FF 91, Tesla 2016 deliveries, Ford Transit Connect Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, we have details on the Faraday Future FF 91 electric car, Tesla's 2016 delivery figures, and confirmation that a prototype Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi will appear at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Faraday Future FF 91 electric car debuted at CES, with a claimed 1,050 horsepower and 378-mile. Today in Car News

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Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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Ford is gathering and analyzing vehicle data collected by OpenXC as part of its Ford Smart Mobility plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. Africa Big Data Connected vehicles Mobility Sensors

BMW rolls out new strategy, focusing on further advances in e-mobility and automated driving; Project i 2.0

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In the coming years, the Group will focus on broadening its technological expertise, expanding the scope of digital connectivity between people, vehicles and services and actively strengthening sustainable mobility.

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Opel introducing Ampera-e at Paris Show; European cousin of Chevy Bolt

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Subject to availability, the award-winning connectivity and service assistant simultaneously offers up to seven mobile devices access to its Wi-Fi hotspot. Opel will introduce the Ampera-e at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September.

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Delphi & Mobileye to showcase Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) autonomous driving system in public demo at CES 2017

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The 2019 CLSP system will feature several advanced technologies including: Localization capability: Ensures the vehicle knows its location within 10 cm, even without GPS connectivity. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Microprocessors and controls Sensors

FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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At IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2016 in September, FANUC demonstrated the FIELD system that provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for FANUC CNCs (Computer Numeric Control) and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems.

2016 46

Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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Connected to BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which allows multi-directional data transmission, the embedded intelligent system can share real-time location and relevant data through the mobile application.

Toyota displays Mirai-based research vehicle with satellite communications function; Kymeta flat-panel antennae

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At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta , a US-based company that is the world's leader in flat-panel antenna technology.

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Say Hello To The Car Connection's 2016 Driver's Choice Awards

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Every year, like Green Car Reports, our sister site The Car Connection names its Best Car To Buy. Dubbed the 2016 Driver's Choice Awards, there are six categories, which include Best Performance Car, Best Green Car, Best Luxury Car, Best Looking Car. This year, it's now giving you the opportunity to vote for the best new cars of the year as well.

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VW BUDD-e electric microbus named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year”

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The Volkswagen BUDD-e battery-electric microbus concept ( earlier post ) has been named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year” at the 15 th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. on 31 July 2016. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) V2X

Japan 3D map JV beginning process of creating high-def 3-D maps for autonomous vehicles; dynamic mapping

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A third SIP-adus Workshop on Connected and Automated Driving Systems is scheduled for 15-17 November in Tokyo. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Mapping

2016 29

Mercedes-Benz launches new private car-sharing scheme: Croove

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The acronym CASE is the name given to the specific area of strategy at Mercedes‑Benz Cars that focuses on the future-oriented issues of “connectivity”, “ autonomous driving”, “sharing” and “electric drive systems”.

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Bosch launches eScooter sharing service under new Coup brand

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Two hundred connected and all-electric scooters produced by Gogoro, a leading eScooter brand, will be available for the launch in Berlin. At launch, 200 connected eScooters will be available in the Berlin neighborhoods of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, and Kreuzberg.