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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. l/100 km (54.7 l/100 km.

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Geely launches Lynk & Co; a new electrified and connected global car brand

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Full mobile connectivity will also be standard, working in partnership with Ericsson. —Andreas Nilsson, Head of Lynk & Co design.

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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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The 2015 study upon which the project is based is titled “Benders decomposition for the design of a hub and shuttle public transit system.”.

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

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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. AT CES 2016, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Earlier post.).

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Toyota details design of fuel cell system in Mirai; work on electrode catalysts

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Earlier post.) Earlier post.) Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS). The 2016 paper by Hasegawa et al. FC Boost Converter. low voltage and high current).

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Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

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Connected cars will be available as a dealer option starting in Japan and India and expanding to other countries by 2020. —Kent O’Hara.

More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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This linear power delivery extending into high rev ranges can be attributed to a special electric motor design developed exclusively for the BMW i3.

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IEEE publishes three updated standards to support connected vehicle development

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced IEEE’s publication of three updated standards to support connected vehicle deployment. These standards are: IEEE 1609.2-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments Security Services for Applications and Management Messages. Brief

TI reference design adds Wi-Fi capability to electric vehicle charging stations

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Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the first reference design that adds Wi-Fi connectivity to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Benefits of the EV Charging Station with Wi-Fi reference design: Level 1 and Level 2 charge operation. Wi-Fi connectivity support from any smartphone, tablet, computer or smartTV. Brief

Audi acquires stake in Cubic Telecom for connected vehicle work

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Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand. Dublin, Ireland‑based Cubic Telecom is a leading cloud based M2M platform provider, focused on enabling seamless global connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things and enterprise customers. Brief

BMW Motorrad unveils its VISION NEXT 100 concept; electric and connected, augmented reality visor

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The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 embodies the BMW Group’s vision of biking in a connected world—an analogue experience in a digital age.

Mitsubishi eX concept crossover highlights design and electric vehicle technology directions

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MMC intends the eX to showcase next-generation electric vehicle technologies, as well as a new take on the Dynamic Shield front design concept.

Ford studying space-based robot telematics with St. Petersburg Polytechnic to improve connected vehicle communication

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Connected vehicles V2X Ford has begun a three-year. three-year research partnership with the telematics department of St. —Dr. Resources.

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Audi introduces connected mobility concept in Beijing; electric longboard integrated with intelligent nav system

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The board’s premium design includes superior materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. China Connected vehicles Urban mobility

U-Michigan, China enter two new automated and connected vehicle partnerships

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The University of Michigan is entering two separate agreements with Chinese institutions targeting automated and connected vehicles. First, a $27-million research agreement with Shenzhen-based investment firm Frontt Capital Management will advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies. Clean water technology.

Ford expands Smart Mobility projects with connected e-bike study

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As a starting point for the experiment, Ford challenged employees around the world to submit designs for e-bikes. Click to enlarge.

U Michigan opens Mcity test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies

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It is designed to support rigorous, repeatable testing of new technologies before they are tried out on public streets and highways. Xerox Corp.

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. It can address multiple application types ranging from connected vehicle safety applications (e.g.

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GE Energy launches fully networked Wattstation and Wattstation Connect software; pay by smartphone

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GE’s WattStation Connect for mobile device users. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) GE’s Immelt on EVs and the Smart Grid. WattStation pedestal.

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

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That also means that we have designed it expressly for safety and security. The solutions are AUTOSAR- and Bluetooth-compliant.

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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. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers HMI Vehicle Systems

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SAIC-GM Connectivity Strategy 2025 lays out roadmap to cloud-based connectivity, autonomy

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SAIC-GM, GM’s Chinese joint venture with SAIC, announced its Connectivity Strategy 2025, which lays out a roadmap for its connectivity development from 2017 through 2025. 2020: Promote connected vehicle (V2X) technology to make mobility safer. Autonomous and connected. Leveraging the cloud. million vehicles in China.

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

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Autonomous driving Car Sharing Connected vehicles TEF Tires

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Marvell introduces 1st 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet PHY transceiver; Gigabit Ethernet for connected cars

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The 88Q2112 supports the industry’s highest in-vehicle connectivity bandwidth and is designed to meet the rigorous EMI requirements of an automotive system. The automotive industry is just now beginning to design in 100 Megabit Ethernet. Marvell’s automotive solutions are designed to connect the connected car.

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

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Visual features design. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Sensors Vehicle Systems

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

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VTT will also use field research to incorporate human factors into safe ship design. Earlier post.).

Westport to begin delivering HPDI 2.0 early production-design-intent components to OEMs in Q1 2016

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announced that early production-design-intent components in the Westport High Pressure Direct Injection (Westport HPDI) second-generation (HPDI 2.0) Westport Innovations Inc. Since the announcement of the HPDI 2.0 components. Manufacturing systems engineering and initial equipment orders for this production facility are now well underway.

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

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With its attractive design and wide choice of variants, the new vehicle sets the standard in its segment. FBAC) in Fuzhou in August.

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Torq Transloading to build $100M pipeline-connected crude-by-rail terminal in Saskatchewan; up to 168,000 bpd

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TORQ is negotiating multiple pipeline connections to accommodate delivery of both light and heavy crudes to the Kerrobert Rail Terminal. The Kerrobert Rail Terminal is also being designed to handle truck-delivered volumes. Torq Transloading Inc. The Kerrobert Rail Terminal would be served by Canadian Pacific Railway. Brief

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to design connected smart ships

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The connected smart ship uses Hyundai Heavy Industries’ on-ship platform and the Accenture Connected Platforms as a Service (CPaaS).

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

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Toyota is working to enhance its connected technologies, including a plan to install a Data Communication Module into a broader range of its vehicles.

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Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC announce $17M autonomous vehicle research program; 5 projects selected

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Human Interaction: Designing Autonomy in Vehicles (HI:DAV). Secure Cloud-based Distributed Control (SCDC) Systems for Connected Autonomous Cars.

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

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Sensors designed to detect the inclination of the car will measure the road grades. Concept of the Dyanmic Map. Click to enlarge.

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New app/widget combo taps into OBD port to connect iPhone to car’s onboard systems

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Automatic is designed to work with almost every gasoline car sold in the US since 1996. Automatic Link connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth.

DOT releases ITS 5-year strategic plan with focus on connected vehicles and automation

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The ITS Strategic Plan’s framework is built around two key ITS Program priorities: realizing connected vehicle implementation and advancing automation. The first builds on the substantial progress made in recent years around design, testing, and planning for deployment of connected vehicles across the nation.

NXP, Cohda Wireless RoadLINK achieves top performance in Audi field trial for intelligent, securely connected vehicles

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The results demonstrate the benefit of combining NXP’s RoadLINK solutions with the circuit layout and design of the passive antenna emitters by Delphi. In 2012, NXP and Audi signed a strategic innovation partnership agreement designed to accelerate the speed of automotive innovation and time to market—including V2V communications.

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

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BMW Connected already acts as a personalized companion for its customers, providing a broad array of information to serve their mobility needs.

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ABB wins $1B order for offshore wind power connection

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ABB has won an order worth around $1 billion from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to supply a power link connecting offshore North Sea wind farms to the German mainland grid. ABB will design, engineer, supply and install the offshore platform, the offshore and onshore converter stations and the land and sea cable systems.

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

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In addition to some design enhancements, the new Golf features new engines (including the Millerized 1.5L App Connect. —Dr. The 1.5

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Renault-Nissan Alliance opens bigger Silicon Valley Research Center; focus on autonomous driving and connected cars

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has expanded its presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center initially specializing in autonomous driving and connected cars. Research in the area of Human Machine Interface to enhance the experience of autonomous and connected vehicles. Brief