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IFP Energies nouvelles launches DriveQuant start-up in the connected mobility sector

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The market for services associated with connected vehicles is expanding rapidly. It is likely to generate some US$350 billion dollars by 2020 according to the “The Connected Mobility Global Forecast 2016” study conducted by Ptolemus Consulting Group. IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is launching a dedicated start-up: DriveQuant. Brief

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Volvo CE unveils the next generation of its autonomous electric load carrier concept

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Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) presented the HX2 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017.

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. Earlier post.) kWh high-capacity lithium-polymer battery pack.

2017 45

Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

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At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It's a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some.

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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Route data from the navigation system and Car-to-X services from Audi connect are also taken into account. Equipped with a 3.0 mph) in 4.7

2017 46

Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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2017 26

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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The company is also expanding its range of connected services for commercial customers as well as its specialist network. Connected services.

2017 46

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 Bottom : E-mobility product portfolio.

2017 53

KPMG Survey: execs say connected car generates 10x revenue than a conventional vehicle; market share based on units “outdated”; BEVs #1 trend

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50% of executives in the KPMG survey believe battery electric vehicles to be the #1 key trend, followed by connectivity and digitalization.

2017 23

EPFL cooperative maneuvering control algorithm for integrating automated vehicles with legacy traffic; dynamic platooning

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Under the AutoNet2030 cooperative and distributed system, there is no leader; each connected vehicle communicates directly with other vehicles in the immediate vicinity. Autonomous driving Connected vehiclesThis is a key step in the shift towards autonomous driving expected to be achieved by 2030. Resources.

2017 35

Hybrid Kinetic H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle concept runs 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds

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When connected to residential home power systems with V2H (Vehicle-to-Home), H600 can provide electricity to homes and communities. and 77.4%

2017 28

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion; targeting autonomous driving

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Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Microprocessors and controls Sensorsbillion.

2017 23

Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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Qualcomm is introducing the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to collect and analyze intelligently information from a vehicle’s sensors.

2017 37

CTA Foundation, IBM, Local Motors collaborate on accessible, self-driving vehicles

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At CES 2017, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation announced an alliance with IBM and Local Motors to help create the world’s most accessible, self-driving vehicle. The CTA Foundation is a public foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. Brief

2017 35

Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Through that program, customers can obtain Ford Transit Connect, Transit or E-450 vans and chassis, F-Series trucks and F-53/F-59 stripped chassis that run on compressed natural gas or propane. The new eQVM program kicks off with three developers: XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems and Lightning Hybrids. Ford is investing $4.5

2017 27

Goodyear shows two concept tires targeting autonomous and shared vehicles; smart tires

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Autonomous driving Car Sharing Connected vehicles TEF Tires

2017 20

Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

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Increased interest in connectivity and autonomous driving, as well as collaborations with tech companies, have led to a greater automaker presence at CES, held just before the annual Detroit Auto Show. The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers.

2017 34

INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). INRIX looked at one year’s worth of travel—nearly 1.3 Top 10 US Cities Primed for Autonomous Rollout. New Orleans.

2017 25

Rightware collaborating with HERE to intergate real-time location data into user interfaces

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This opens new possibilities for car manufacturers to provide modern connected car services where location-based data can be used to dramatically improve the digital user experience in future cars. —Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware. Brief

2017 33

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. Today in Car News

2017 16

Bosch reaches $327.5M settlement agreement for 2.0L and 3.0L VW diesels in US

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Bosch has entered into a settlement agreement with private claimants in the US in order to settle the most substantial part of the civil law proceedings pending in connection with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles that were sold in the US. engines for model years 2009 through 2016. million (approx. 304 million). —Dr.

2017 26

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai will later (Q4 2017) introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Ioniq (and Kia a PHEV version of Niro). Earlier post.) Ioniq Hybrid.

2017 26

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai will later (Q4 2017) introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Ioniq (and Kia a PHEV version of Niro). Earlier post.) Ioniq Hybrid.

2017 26

New Gen4 smart electric drive; electrification of all smart models

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The market launch will start in the spring of 2017. From the autumn of 2017 a 22 kW fast charger will be available as an option in Europe.

2017 23

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. taxi drivers. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle.

Strong honeycomb cargo shelf in new Ford EcoSport SUV made of recycled paper; 6lb floorboard holds ~700 lbs of cargo

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The EcoSport is intended to combined space-saving convenience, SUV capability and connectivity. Not only is it strong, it’s superlight.

2017 23

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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IEA will explore US and natural gas prospects in details in the next World Energy Outlook 2017. —Dr.

2017 17

Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries; Odin’s Eye DC grid system

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We expanded our Frequency Converter, the Quadro Drive, and connected it in a ring net solution. It turns out we had the answer already.

2017 20

Jaguar Land Rover takes stake in CloudCar cloud services company; first roll-out in electric I-PACE

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CloudCar, based in Palo Alto, California, is a developer of connected driver experiences. This represents an important step in developing connected car technology. Jaguar Land Rover intends to be the first to roll out the next-generation CloudCar platform in its first fully electric model, Jaguar I-PACE. Earlier post.). Brief

2017 21

Faraday Future unveils its first production car, the electric FF91

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The vehicle as presented is packed with connectivity and autonomy technology. seconds. Brief

ARPA-E awards SwRI-led team up to $2.9M for connected and automated vehicle technology; NEXTCAR program

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million in funding to develop connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies aimed at improving fuel economy by more than 20%. The project is part of ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. Earlier post.)s.

Mercedes-Benz starting small series production of heavy-duty Urban eTruck with electric drive this year for customer trials

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The Urban eTruck is connected to the charging station using the Europe-wide standardized Combined Charging System (CCS) Type 2 connector.

New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Meanwhile, BMW is seeking to build public charging facilities with third parties to extend BMW ChargeNow to 2,500 pillars in 2017.

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Kokam introduces new XPAND Li-ion pack for electric vehicle manufacturers; advanced liquid cooling, 150 Wh/kg

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XPAND’s modular “plug-and-play” design, with all external connections on the front panel, makes it easy to engineer XPAND into a wide variety of EV applications and service the battery pack in the field. Kokam Co., The XPAND battery pack will be offered in two versions: the 7.1 kWh XMP71P and the 11.4 kWh XMP114E. kWh up to 1.5 certified.

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

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We are determined to work with them on features for the connected car of the future. China Connected vehicles Vehicle Manufacturers

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5G Automotive Association and European Automotive Telecom Alliance to cooperate on connected and autonomous driving

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The aim of this partnership is to foster cooperation in the field of connected and autonomous driving solutions as well as standardization, spectrum and related use cases. The main objective of the Alliance is to promote the wide deployment of hybrid connectivity for connected and automated driving in Europe. Brief

Wireless charging J2954 testing to 11 kW in 2017 for LD, HD starting up to 250 kW; autonomous charging and infrastructure proposal for California

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In addition, eight OEMs have light-duty vehicle testing planned to begin in third quarter for WPT 1-3 which is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Route Monkey working with NQIT to develop transport & mobility algorithms for quantum computers

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Connected vehicles Mobility services Urban mobilityScotland-based route optimization specialist Route Monkey, a unit of telematics and big data company Trakm8, is working on a new generation of transport and mobility algorithms for quantum computers. Together, the three organizations will develop, test and commercialize quantum algorithms.

Elektrobit adds four new software modules to EB robinos framework for developing automated driving systems

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As of summer 2017 EB robinos components will be available in embedded Linux. The new EB robinos modules are: EB robinos Grid Fusion. —Dr.

TransCanada re-applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit; Trump wants permitting determination in 60 days

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The pipeline would cross the US border near Morgan, Montana and continue through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, where it would connect to existing pipeline facilities near Steele City, Nebraska for onward delivery to Cushing, Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast Area. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Brief