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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. EQ also offers comprehensive services with Mercedes me connect, which makes electric mobility convenient and suitable for everyday driving.

2019 144

INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. The cabin incorporates technologies to create a welcoming environment while assisting drivers and connecting occupants to the world around them.

2019 102

ZF unveiling robo-taxi at CES 2019; ProAI RoboThink controller

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At CES 2019, ZF will unveil a steering-wheel- and pedal-free robo-taxi to show how its technologies enable new forms of urban mobility. Users can hail the taxi using their smartphone or tablet; the robo-taxi will maneuver autonomously to pick them up.

2019 120

KDDI, AT&T to connect Toyota and Lexus vehicles in US with 4G LTE starting in the fall

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Toyota and Lexus are bringing connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the United States. Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will collaborate to enable 4G LTE connectivity for all new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks. Connected vehicles

2019 107

Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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At NAIAS 2019, Cummins Inc. 2019 Ram Heavy Duty 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins with 400 hp and 1000 lb-ft of torque. unveiled its next generation 6.7L turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque.

2019 138

BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. BYTON users will have access to BYTON Life, an open digital ecosystem that connects applications, data, and smart devices.

2019 106

Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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Every Passat comes with standard Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect technology, which integrates compatible smartphones with the three major platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink—making select apps accessible from the infotainment screen. Volkswagen of America, Inc.,

2019 121

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019. This latest move by the BMW Group follows integration of BMW Connected into Alibaba’s Chinese ecosystem. BMW Connected was launched in China in December 2016 and is currently used by 1.5

2019 112

Valeo to demo telematics platform equipped with Autotalks’ V2X at CES 2019; switching between DSRC and C-V2X

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Valeo and Autotalks, a leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, will display global V2X capabilities integrated in a telematics platform at the upcoming CES 2019. —Laurent Zimmermann, Vice President Connected Car Product Group at Valeo. Connected vehicles V2XV2X technology can significantly increase safety by extending the perception of the car for better anticipation of the potential road dangers.

2019 84

Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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Elli Group GmbH , with headquartered in Berlin, is to develop products and services connected with energy and charging for the brands of the Group. The comfort version also operates with 11 kW but also offers connectivity via attractive payment arrangements and update options.

2019 130

Nissan unveils LEAF e+ with additional power and range

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Thanks to an available new 70 kW (100 kW peak) Quick Charging system, the 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ can charge more efficiently. The Connections feature allows any of the car’s passengers to quickly and easily connect to a device within the vehicle.

2019 109

Infinitum Electric closes $1.8M Series A to bring new electric motor technology to market; increasing R&D for EV applications

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The continuous coil design limits internal connections and increases life expectancy.

2019 113

Innoviz and HARMAN partner to deliver solid-state LiDAR to automakers

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focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, have formed a strategic partnership to make Innoviz’s high-performing, solid-state and mass-producible LiDAR solutions ( earlier post ) available to OEMs globally.

2019 106

New computational model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking

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Other researchers previously hypothesized the hydraulic cracks connected with pre-existing cracks in the shale, making it more permeable.

2019 102

DTNA Freightliner new Cascadia first SAE Level 2 automated truck in NA; 35% better fuel efficiency than 2007 Cascadia

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Detroit Connect Analytics will provide fleets with analysis and key insights on the performance of the new Detroit Assurance 5.0

2019 107

SoCalGas and Onboard Dynamics announce second demonstration of new mobile natural gas compressor for fueling stations

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It is also an economical way to expand CNG refueling capabilities without relying on a connection to an external electric power source to operate. Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Onboard Dynamics, Inc.

2019 83

Continental develops global 5G-Hybrid-V2X solution, wins first series project

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Connected vehicles allow drivers and passengers access to state-of-the-art infotainment. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Continental will exhibit a live demonstrator of Hybrid V2X featuring DSRC V2X integrated within a classic 4G Telematics Unit. Connected vehiclesContinental is developing a flexible 5G hybrid platform that allows both mobile network communication, and rapid and reliable direct exchange of data.

2019 91

New Flyer introduces real-time smart analytics reporting platform to enhance battery-electric bus operation, intelligence, and efficiency

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has introduced Connect 360—a real-time, cloud-based business analytics dashboard for Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses, operated by New Flyer Connect. New Flyer Connect is New Flyer’s cloud-based telematics technology that communicates real-time GPS and analytic data to optimize bus performance, driver efficiency, safety, and preventative maintenance. To date, Connect 360 is the only reporting technology of its kind for battery- electric buses in North America.

2019 90

US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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The Midwest covers a large geographic area consisting of many semi-connected markets. US regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.72 per gallon (gal) in 2018, 30 cents/gal (13%) higher than in 2017 and 57 cents/gal higher than in 2016.

2019 106

Mcity ABC test concept to assess driverless vehicle safety

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Researchers are developing the ABC test concept using the Mcity Test Facility, U-M’s controlled, real-world environment for testing connected and automated vehicles. Mcity at the University of Michigan has outlined a test track-based concept for evaluating the safety of highly automated vehicles before they’re tested on public roads that could emerge as a model for a voluntary standard for safety testing.

2019 81

ZF expands partnership with Microsoft to develop digital services

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At CES 2019, ZF is presenting its initial application options for the expanded platform. Starting in 2019, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators can proactively plan vehicle maintenance using the cloud solution. Connected vehicles Mobility servicesZF has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to establish one of the most comprehensive digital cloud platforms in the automotive market.

2019 78

Transdev, ZF and e.GO announce partnership for shared autonomous mobility

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Mover, a fully electric, connected and automated shuttle. Transdev, through its global Autonomous Transport System (ATS by Transdev) will provide its supervision system, connected infrastructure and client application.

2019 96

FCA US reaches settlements on diesel emissions at estimated cost of $800M

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The affected vehicles will also qualify for an extended warranty in connection with the software update. FCA US has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with US federal and state agencies as well as private class actions to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements. The estimated total cost of settlements is $0.8 billion, in line with financial charge taken for this purpose in third-quarter, 2018.

2019 81

New Flyer launches New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions; sustainable charging and mobility solutions for zero-emission buses

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This newly established service offering is the result of ongoing industry efforts to provide smart, sustainable, connected public transit solutions. New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively New Flyer), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc. NFI), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer, have formed New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, a service dedicated to providing safe, reliable, smart, and sustainable charging and mobility solutions.

2019 78

Daimler Trucks to invest €500M in highly automated trucks; stepping away from platooning, shooting for L4 automation

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Active lateral control and the connection of longitudinal or lateral control in all speed ranges are new thanks to the fusion of radar and camera information. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest €500 million (around US$570 million) over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.

2019 70

Ford 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van in US adds diesel option, 4G LTE

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Ford introduced the new 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van. The best-selling compact cargo van in the US, Ford Transit Connect has a 46% market share. More than 300,000 Transit Connect vehicles have been sold since 2009 when Ford created the segment in the United States.

2018 85

Mercedes-Benz unveils new Sprinter; focus on connectivity; electric drive in 2019; realizing adVANce

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As the first fully connected integral system solution, the third generation of the Sprinter demonstrates the development of the division from purely a vehicle manufacturer into a provider of complete transport and mobility solutions, the company said. Mercedes?Benz

2018 101

Cisco and Hyundai to bring “hyper-connected” car to production in 2019; software defined vehicle architecture

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Hyundai will feature this new in-vehicle network in their premium 2019 vehicles. The companies are exploring applications such as integration into Hyundai datacenters for access to real-time data, connecting cars to city infrastructure, or communicating with lights and parking meters.

2018 91

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon gets "EcoBlue" diesel option, no hybrid so far

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The latest example is a new diesel engine option for the 2019 Ford Transit. The last time Ford released a new hybrid or plug-in electric model was for the 2013 model year, and that's a long time ago in electric-car years. Detroit's second-largest automaker continues to work on boosting the fuel-economy ratings of its vehicle lineup, however. Diesels Chicago Auto Show Fuel Economy

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Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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The first mobile quick charging stations will be set up as early as the first half of 2019 in Wolfsburg as part of a pilot project, and will support the expansion of a charging infrastructure in the urban area. Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station.

2018 143

2019 Prius offered with new electric all-wheel drive system

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Toyota is offering a new electric all-wheel drive system (AWD-e) on the facelifted 2019 Prius. The front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2019 Prius will offer manufacturer-projected fuel economy estimates of 58 mpg city / 53 mpg highway / 56 mpg combined on the L Eco grade, while the LE, XLE and Limited has projected fuel ratings of 54 mpg city / 50 mpg highway / 52 mpg combined. All 2019 Prius models, including the Prius AWD-e versions, come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P).

2018 96

Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

2018 83

Toyota introduces next-gen connected vehicle framework; globally uniform DCM by 2019

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Toyota unveiled its next-generation connected vehicle framework at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, accelerating its initiatives to provide its customers with greater convenience and increased data security. The framework builds on advances in automobile, IT, and communications systems to enhance Toyota vehicles with connected technologies. Adding DCM will connect Toyota vehicles to cellular telecommunications networks, expanding the ability to transmit data for products and services.

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Schaeffler startup to present near-production Bio-Hybrid at CES 2019; cargo and passenger versions

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Bio-Hybrid GmbH , a company belonging to the Schaeffler Group, will present the near-production Bio-Hybrid ( earlier post )—a new, modern form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation—at CES 2019.

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2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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FCA pulled the wraps off the new 2019 Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show. The eTorque mild hybrid system is one of several changes made to the powertrains for the 2019 Ram 1500. For the 2019 model year, the iDFSO feature is improved to be active in third gear and higher.

2018 95

Juniper Research: connected cars to represent 20% of the global car market by 2019

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href="https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/connected-cars-to-represent-20-of-the-global-car-market-by-2019-predicts-juniper-research-505799631.html">forecasts that the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M (machine-to-machine) markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019. Juniper Research.

2015 74

Mitsubishi to introduce 2019 Outlander PHEV at Geneva; redesigned powertrain

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will stage the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at the upcoming Geneva show. The 2019 model year Outlander PHEV features a next-generation system with both EV and SUV breakthroughs.

2018 95

VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

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unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition, the 2019 Jetta offers a combination of both passive and active safety systems that are engineered to meet or exceed current crash regulations. Volkswagen of America, Inc.,

2018 78

Ford’s redesigned Transit Connect Wagon gets 1.5L EcoBlue diesel option in US

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Ford unveiled the redesigned Transit Connect Wagon at the Chicago Auto Show. l/100 km) highway; final EPA 2019 Transit Connect Wagon 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine fuel economy estimates are expected in early 2019.

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BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

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BMW will introduce a new X5 plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, in Europe in 2019, to be followed by a US model in 2020. The BMW X5 xDrive40e, introduced in 2015, was the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. Earlier post.)

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offered with new 4-cylinder turbo with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will be offered with an all-new, technologically advanced 2.7L 2019 Silverado RST. It is slightly off-center of the cylinders, allowing a more upright position for the connecting rods during their movement.

2018 113

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. SAIC-GM will speed up the creation of a cloud-based platform and services, improve its vehicles’ connectivity to build a “people-vehicle-life” ecosystem, and aim to lead the development of a future intelligent vehicle society and lifestyle. Autonomous and connected.

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