Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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The Audi e-tron’s charging system is the first on-board EV system to use the new communication standard. At the “Plugfest E-Mobility” at the Audi plant in Brussels, developers are testing cross-industry compatibility before the EEBUS standard for energy communication is introduced in February.

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New #NEMA standard to enable coexistence of C-V2X & DSRC for connected vehicle roadside infrastructure

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A new National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Standard will harmonize and could accelerate deployment of connected vehicle roadside infrastructure technology, according to a preview of the Standard presented at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITSGA) Annual Meeting in Athens, GA. The NEMA Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee is currently drafting the Standard and is expected to be finished by the end of 2019.

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5GAA hosts C-V2X connected vehicle demo in Berlin

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The 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ) hosted an interoperability demo of cellular-data-enabled connected vehicle (C-V2X) applications in Berlin. Connected mobility standards are no longer a vision for the future. Connected vehicles CV2X

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NVIDIA to lead European working group on highly connected automated vehicles

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NVIDIA will lead the European Association of Automotive Suppliers ( CLEPA ) working group on highly connected automated vehicles. In addition to CLEPA, NVIDIA also works with key international organizations formulating standards and regulations for automated vehicles. By leading the CLEPA working group, NVIDIA can contribute its experience in developing the cloud-based DRIVE Constellation platform to formulate comprehensive standards for this type of virtual validation.

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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.

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Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Ltd (JingJu) aims to combine the two companies’ strengths in new energy fleet operation and AI transportation solutions to develop next-generation connected-car systems. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

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Ford, Autonomic, and Amazon Web Services collaborate to advance vehicle connectivity and mobility experiences

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Ford Motor Company and Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connected car application development services for the transportation industry. Through this collaboration, Autonomic’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) will be powered by AWS to become the standard connected car solution for Ford vehicles. Connected vehicles

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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. In addition, the SED will meet automotive safety standards as well as crash standards in all target markets.

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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. Autotalks’ deployment-ready, 2nd generation V2X chipset is the world’s first available solution which supports both DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards and C-V2X based on 3GPP specifications.

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U-M study: Induced driving miles could overwhelm potential energy-saving benefits of connected, self-driving cars

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The benefits of connected, self-driving cars (CAVs) will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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Updated Audi Q7 SUV has 48V MHEV as standard, new PHEV option

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Audi’s updated Q7 SUV will have the company’s 48V mild-hybrid system (MHEV) as standard. Audi connect and assist systems. The MMI navigation plus features LTE Advanced, a Wi-Fi hotspot, natural voice control and the extensive Audi connect portfolio.

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Toyota, Weathernews partner in research effort to improve accuracy of weather forecasts, increase driver safety using IoT and big data

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Weathernews and Toyota Motor began a verification test in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi on 1 November 2019 in which the conditions of roads and their surroundings are ascertained using the operating status of windshield wipers, as well as weather data.

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Keysight first to achieve 3GPP C-V2X radio frequency conformance test case validation

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As a result, Keysight is enabling the automotive industry to accelerate commercialization of connected cars and autonomous vehicles. 3GPP validation of Keysight’s conformance test case enables the C-V2X connected ecosystem to achieve performance compliance with the specifications of the 3GPP standards, both for Release 14 and 5G new radio (NR) Release 16. 5G Connected vehicles Standards

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ZTE and Deutsche Telekom develop second version of CarConnect smart adapter

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Car drivers connect the adapter as usual via the OBD2 port of their car. The new edition offers LTE with Cat-4 standard and transfer rates of up to 150 Mbit/s in downloads. 10 devices can now connect to the hotspot at the same time—twice as many as the previous model.

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Mercedes-Benz opens new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility and antenna systems

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Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a key prerequisite for connectivity, autonomous driving, shared vehicles, and electric drivetrains. The new 5G mobile communications standard creates additional requirements. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

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Mercedes-Benz to test car-to-X communication as means to reduce the risk of accidents on icy roads

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Car-to-X communication has been installed as standard in combination with navigation systems since 2016—first in the E-Class and now in all Mercedes-Benz vehicles—and is available after activation by the user. Connected vehicles Safety V2X

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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.

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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

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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.

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AVL, TÜV SÜD and NVIDIA working to standardize validation of autonomous vehicles using NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation simulation

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AVL, TÜV SÜD and NVIDIA are working to develop a simulation test suite and standardized procedures for autonomous vehicle validation. The vehicle with physical or behavior sensor models connects autonomous driving functions under test with the simulated virtual environment and validate them under defined driving scenarios in this vehicle-in-the-loop testing environment.

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Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure; counters conventional wisdom

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There, they lose their electrical connection to the anode, becoming inactive lithium that can no longer be cycled through the battery. The researchers hope their method could become the new standard for evaluating efficiency in lithium metal batteries.

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

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Their findings also suggests that China may need to revise its standard for one type of pollutant. Improving air quality to the Chinese national standards of 35 and 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air for PM 2.5

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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, BMW announced the market launch of a plug-in hybrid variant of the globally popular BMW X3. As an additional model variant, the all-wheel drive BMW 530e xDrive Sedan will also be included in the program worldwide from July 2019 onwards.

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Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid available for order in Europe, deliveries by year-end

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The battery pack is covered by a standard eight-year/160,000 km (100,000-mile) warranty. FordPass Connect on-board modem technology features as standard, enabling operators to maximize vehicle efficiency and utilization.

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Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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—Andre Hainzlmaier, head of Development of Apps, Connected Services and Smart City at Audi. The prerequisite is the “Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment” package and the optional “camera-based traffic sign recognition”. How quickly other cities are connected to this technology depends above all on whether data standards and interfaces get established and cities digitalize their traffic lights. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems V2X

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Bosch developing smart electric drives for baby strollers; Emmaljunga NXT90e debuts next year

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Bosch is developing e-stroller systems—an assistance system for strollers with a range of comfort and safety features including push support and an automatic braking function; connectivity via a smartphone app; an alarm function, and a variety of high-tech sensors.

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Volkswagen creating new Group “Car.Software” unit; vw.os and Automotive Cloud for all Group models by 2025

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For example, the basic functions “search for nearby stations” or “pay with different modes of payment” could be standardized for all brands. With its standard software platform, Volkswagen is aiming to achieve significant economies of scale.

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Volkswagen Group brands to use WLANp for V2X communication as standard equipment on new models from 2019

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From 2019 onwards, the Volkswagen Group brands will use the WLANp standard (IEEE 802.11p) for communications among vehicles and between vehicles and their environment (V2X). The introduction of this technology as standard equipment on volume models ranging from compact cars to commercial vehicles will significantly improve safety on the roads of Europe, the company said. Connected vehicles Standards V2X

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5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

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The new wireless standard allows large quantities of data to be transferred within a very short space of time, since data will now be processed in small, high-performance computer centers directly on site and no longer has to travel long distances.

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2020 Toyota Prius: Up to 56 MPG, now with CarPlay and Alexa for all grades

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In addition to these connected features, the 2020 Prius gets a new standard 7.0-inch touchscreen on its L Eco, LE and XLE trims, and Toyota's advanced driver

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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL produce bulk carrier design to meet IMO 2030 environmental targets; -50% EEDI; LNG, solar, storage, sail

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A further aim of the project has been to create a new standard that maximizes the return on investment (ROI) for the owner. This design halves the EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) of comparable vessels, and sets a new standard for low emission bulk carriers.

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Volkswagen introducing new twin-dosing SCR technology across 2.0L Evo diesel lineup; reduces NOx ~80% more

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TDI Evo with 110 kW (150 PS), which already meets the technical requirements of the future Euro 6d emission standard as a result. Since 2018, Volkswagen has used only SCR exhaust gas treatment systems with its diesel engines.

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New Toyota Yaris marks first use of TNGA for compact; new hybrid system

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Scheduled to go on sale in Japan starting in mid-February 2020, the new Yaris will be exhibited at VenusFort in Odaiba, Tokyo during the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The new Yaris comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense, Toyota’s latest active safety package.

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings back two hybrid choices for 2020—a standard hybrid and a plug-in variant—and introduces technologies ranging from drive modes and driver-assist features to electric vehicle ingenuity and on-board connectivity.

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Does e-commerce affect the amount of travel in the United States?

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Average time spent traveling per day for all persons in connection with purchasing goods and services. Average percentages of persons traveling per day in connection with purchasing goods and services. The values in the parentheses are standard errors. by Michael Sivak.

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Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. An onboard Level 1 charger can connect to any standard household outlet and get a full charge overnight.

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Apple acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business; Intel retains option for non-smartphone apps, including autonomous vehicles; 5G

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The transaction, valued at $1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, including works council and other relevant consultations in certain jurisdictions. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Market BackgroundIntel and Apple signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business.

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Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline; seaplanes to ePlanes

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Through this partnership, both companies are furthering the vision to someday connect communities with clean, efficient and affordable electric air travel. This partnership will set the standard for the future of commercial aviation operators.

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Plug-in hybrid model now tops the Porsche Cayenne range

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Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2019. These modes can be selected via the standard Sport Chrono Package (Hybrid Auto, Sport and Sport Plus). hours with the standard 7.2 kW onboard AC charger when using a 400-volt connection with a 16-amp fuse.

FlixBus and Freudenberg Sealing Technologies partner on fuel-cell long-distance buses

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The buses connect destinations across Europe and carry passengers to roughly 30 countries. Performance characteristics such as acceleration should correspond to those of today’s diesel-powered, long-distance buses that are compliant to the Euro IV standard.

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AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on BikeExchange.com

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V as the name of its new eBike brand, which includes two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes: the Meld, a compact eBike, and the Merge, a folding eBike. V eBikes are scheduled to begin shipping to customers in Q2 of 2019. V eBikes connect with the AR?V GM announced AR?V

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Market launch of BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid

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The new BMW X5 xDrive45e is fitted as standard with a two-axle air suspension and electronically controlled dampers. Its standard trim also includes acoustic pedestrian protection.

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Four engine variants of updated Audi A5 to be equipped with 12V and 48V mild hybrid systems

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A belt alternator starter, which is connected to the crankshaft, recovers energy during deceleration and stores this in a compact lithium-ion battery. Both systems are embedded in the standard 48 volt main electrical system. Audi is updating the A5 sedan.

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