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Renesas Electronics introduces new software packages to improve security and safety of connected cars

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Renesas Electronics announced new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. Automotive systems—including cloud-connected systems, instrument cluster, and driver monitoring—are expanding in number and scale year by year.

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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. In 2010, IFPEN launched research projects concerning connected vehicles, particularly in the field of eco-driving. IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is launching a dedicated start-up: DriveQuant.

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Continental showcases “Super Clean Electrified” connected, optimized 48V mild hybrid diesel; post-Eu6d

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The first 48-volt diesel hybrid has already gone into production in Europe, and a second production launch is already in the pipeline for 2017. An additional significant reduction in emissions is achieved with the help of connected Energy Management (cEM).

2017 17

DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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Systems that provide real time, predicted, and individualized information about travel choices, based on data from sensors (traffic, weather), mobile sources (personal portable devices, connected vehicles), and other information systems (public transportation, shared-use mobility, traffic incident management, construction, parking, congestion pricing/tolls or other costs) to allow travelers and shippers to make informed decisions regarding destinations, when to travel, routes, or modes.

2017 35

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. Study electric utilities renewable energy energy energy storage

2017 32

UK 5*StarS consortium to focus on automotive cybersecurity in autonomous and connected vehicles

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The project will address the increased threat from cybersecurity with the proliferation of connected and autonomous road vehicles. Following its successful bid to secure funding, the consortium will research and develop an innovative assurance methodology to assure that connected autonomous vehicles components and systems have been designed and tested to the relevant cyber security standards throughout their whole lifecycle.

2017 18

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

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Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, connecting artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future. AI Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Mobility services

2017 26

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. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale across Europe during Q3 2017, pairing an economical 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine with an 8.9

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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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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show.

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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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The KPMG research, which polled nearly 1,000 executives with the world’s leading automotive companies, found that 76% say one connected car generates more revenue streams than 10 conventional cars. Connectivity and digitalization have thereby even been overtaken.

2017 23

Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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This large van, which was unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January and which is due to be launched before the end of 2017, will extend the Group’s existing range of electric LCVs.

2017 46

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. features a new battery, new engine, new charger, new innovative connected services, and a heat pump in the air conditioning system. Connected services.

2017 46

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The hybrid drive/torque converter combination is also extremely efficient, as the torque converter lock-up clutch closes immediately after launch creating a solid mechanical connection between the transmission, internal combustion engine and electric motor.

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Toyota and NTT agree to collaborate on ICT platform R&D for connected cars; 5G

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies(ICT) of NTT Group companies. A field trial is planned for 2018 to assess the feasibility and usability of representative services in the connected car field.

2017 16

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 vehiclesResearchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), as part of the AutoNet2030 project, have developed a cooperative maneuvering control algorithm allowing automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles.

2017 35

Maxwell Technologies to acquire Nesscap Energy for $23M; strengthens position in automotive, industrial, wind

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The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Maxwell’s non-GAAP earnings per share following close, which is anticipated to be in Q2 of 2017, and Maxwell expects the Nesscap business to deliver positive adjusted EBITDA in 2017. Maxwell Technologies and Nesscap Energy Inc.,

2017 40

Volvo Trucks introducing OTA remote programming for trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs, and improve vehicle efficiency, all through powertrain software and parameter updates. The service will be available in the third quarter of 2017 for all Volvo trucks equipped with engines meeting 2017 US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards.

2017 35

Dongfeng Motor to use Visteon SmartCore cockpit domain controller; third SmartCore win

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SmartCore is designed to integrate infotainment, instrument clusters, information displays, head-up displays, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connectivity, providing a foundation for the evolution to autonomous driving.

2017 31

ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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Today, we take another step forward leveraging our domain expertise and engineering capabilities to develop solutions that would transform urban transportation connectivity. ST Engineering announced several initiatives to advance Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network and to strengthen its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

2017 34

CR&R Environmental begins using carbon-neutral renewable natural gas in fleet

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SoCalGas’ connecting pipeline and the cleanup system to produce the renewable natural gas have been paid for by CR&R Environmental with grant support from the California Energy Commission, CalRecycle, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Southern California Gas Co.

2017 34

Siemens-powered electric plane sets two new speed records; first aerotow

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In this connection, the two companies signed a collaboration agreement in April 2016. The Extra 330LE aerobatic plane, powered by a propulsion system from Siemens ( earlier post ), set two new speed records.

2017 33

Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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These capabilities will be key for many connected car applications, from shared mobility and fleet management to 3D high-definition mapping and automated driving. Qualcomm is introducing the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to collect and analyze intelligently information from a vehicle’s sensors.

2017 37

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. When connected to other vehicles with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle), H600 can charge other electric vehicles.

2017 29

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

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This transaction extends Intel’s strategy to invest in data-intensive market opportunities that build on the company’s strengths in computing and connectivity from the cloud, through the network, to the device.

2017 23

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. To begin identifying new innovations in accessible transportation, the CTA Foundation, IBM and Local Motors will launch a series of workshops and hackathons throughout 2017 to reach innovators of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

2017 35

Delphi partners with Rosenberger to deliver high performance automotive ethernet solutions

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Delphi Automotive PLC has completed a strategic agreement with high frequency connectivity company Rosenberger to enhance capabilities in high-speed data transmission. Connected vehicle platforms require robust electrical architectures to transfer greater amounts of data at increasingly faster rates and this partnership allows Delphi to work with another industry leader to support common standards for automotive Ethernet architecture.

2017 23

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. Last year, General Motors chose CES, and not the auto. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Faraday Future

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

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The new concepts—an evolution of the the spherical-shaped Eagle 360 Urban ( earlier post ) and the IntelliGrip Urban smart tire—apply emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity.

2017 20

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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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. Rightware, a provider of user interface software for the automotive industry, and high-definition mapping company HERE are collaborating to make it easier and faster for automotive developers to integrate real-time location data into user interfaces.

2017 33

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. Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans.

2017 27

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. DON'T MISS: Ford plans. Detroit Auto Show taxi

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). Leveraging aggregated INRIX trip data from millions of connected cars, parking availability and restrictions, and US Census demographic data, INRIX created a scalable and customizable scoring system to analyze and visualize priority corridors for HAV deployment.

2017 25

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. In a hearing scheduled for 14 February 2017, the Court will consider to grant preliminary approval of the settlement agreement.

2017 26

Toyota, KDDI and Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association begin verification testing for connected taxis; big data for new services

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation and KDDI Corporation, together with the Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association (THTA), have begun verification testing on data collection for making connected taxis a reality. Connected vehicles Mobility services

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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Among these are the generational shift from Boomers to Millenials, urbanization, the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the benefits of electrification. Hyundai will later (Q4 2017) introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Ioniq (and Kia a PHEV version of Niro).

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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Among these are the generational shift from Boomers to Millenials, urbanization, the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the benefits of electrification. Hyundai will later (Q4 2017) introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Ioniq (and Kia a PHEV version of Niro).

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. With the new fourth-generation smart electric drive, Daimler’s smart brand is applying electrification across all models in the range.

2017 23

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. The adjustable cargo floorboard in the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport is made of high-strength 100% recycled paper honeycomb.

2017 23

IBM patents cognitive system to manage self-driving vehicles

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IBM was granted US Patent Nº 9,566,986 : Controlling driving modes of self-driving vehicles for this invention on 14 February 2017. Connecting with other vehicles and the world around them. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers V2X

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