SwRI-led team achieves 20% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency with connectivity, automation; ARPA-E NEXTCAR

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A team led by Southwest Research Institute has applied connectivity and automation to achieve a 20% improvement in efficiency on a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. Vehicle connectivity and automation are already being used to effectively improve vehicle safety and driver convenience.

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Electrify America, ChargePoint both pushing out connected home chargers

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Two companies that are better known for their public charging networks have, just recently, rolled out new wifi-connected home-charging hardware. Electrify America Tuesday rolled out a unit called the Electrify. Both are AC charge points—or EVSE, as they’re sometimes called—although the two companies refer to them as chargers. charging

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Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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The scope of the proposed alliance includes a range of vehicles to be sold under each company’s distinct brands, as well as cooperation in purchasing, research and development, and connected services. R&D and connected services cooperation.

2020 121

Next phase of THEA’s connected vehicle pilot brings together auto manufacturers and road operators

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Since September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a Connected Vehicle Pilot site. The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is to begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. To that end, THEA is proud to announce that it is collaborating with Honda R&D Americas, LLC, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.

2020 65

Volkswagen of America unveils the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

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Volkswagen of America revealed the all-new ID.4 This compact SUV, which will be available in rear-wheel drive 201-hp 82 kWh (launching first) and all-wheel-drive 302-hp 82 kWh configurations, offers three years of fast charging with Electrify America for no additional cost.

2020 95

Daimler Trucks North America collaborates with AT&T and Microsoft on new connectivity solutions for HD trucks

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced new collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft Corporation with the goal of delivering further enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services. AT&T will provide cellular service for the new Detroit Connect Truck Data Center, an intelligent piece of hardware that connects the truck to the Internet of Things. Connected vehicles Heavy-duty Industry 4.0

DOE provides $65M for “connected communities” of buildings powered to transform electric system

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to expand DOE’s network of grid-interactive efficient building communities nationwide. (

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ABI: connected car market will endure a 15% shipment decline, flat revenues in 2020; sales return on trend early 2022

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After years of consistent growth, the connected vehicle industry will face a 15% decline in shipments and flat revenues in 2020, according to projections by ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm. ABI Research expects 115 million global connected car shipments, and a market value of US$83 billion in 2025. In the US, 91% of new vehicles sold in 2020 will be connected, against 51% in Asia-Pacific and 37% in Latin America.

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Audi of America expands Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA)

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Audi of America announced an expansion of Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), another industry first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies from the brand. Audi is committed to moving America in many ways, including through the development of industry-leading connectivity and mobility solutions. —Mark Del Rosso, president, Audi of America. Connected vehicles V2X

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Electrify America, ChargePoint announce roaming partnership

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Electrify America and ChargePoint announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging across the United States. Beginning later this year, drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the ChargePoint or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations or payment configurations.

2019 69

BMW Connected North America makes its world debut at Microsoft Build 2016; powered by Azure

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BMW Connected, a new personal mobility companion, made its world debut at Microsoft Build 2016, Microsoft’s developer conference, last week. The first version—called BMW Connected North America—is now available at the Apple App Store to BMW ConnectedDrive customers in the US for iOS devices. For this first version of BMW Connected, journey management is the core service, with travel-planning before a trip and continued services afterward.

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CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electrify America’s plan to invest its second $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs. In finding that Electrify America’s Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan meets or exceeds all requirements of the 2.0L The Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan approved by CARB outlines Electrify America’s second $200-million investment in California.

2018 97

Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. This strategic business decision combines Enel X’s global resources and energy sector know-how with eMotorWerks’ technological expertise in smart, grid-connected EV charging.

Electrify America gets 30 solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Continuing its ten-year project to spend Volkswagen diesel-emissions penalties on zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, Electrify America will invest $2 million to install 30 solar-powered charging stations in rural California. Located in the Central, Coachella, and Imperial Valleys, the stations will not be connected to the grid, according to.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas and TomTom collaborate on proof-of-concept for next-gen smart navigation solution

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. Through the collaboration, the companies will combine technological strengths to deliver real-time updates on the location of road hazards, detected by Hitachi Automotive Systems’ vehicle sensors, ECU (Engine Control Unit) and on-board DNN (Deep Neural Network), to navigation and ADAS applications running TomTom’s connected services. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Sensors

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Audi of America, Virginia DOT and Qualcomm plan initial C-V2X deployment in Virginia

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Audi of America, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., The initial deployments are aimed at expanding safety use cases in the vital connected vehicle safety spectrum established by the FCC, with the aim to curtail road hazards and fatalities. VDOT has long supported research into the benefits of connected and automated vehicles, particularly those aspects that have the potential to significantly enhance safety.

Munich Re America joins U-M research partnership on connected and automated vehicles

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Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. has joined the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) Affiliates Program—part of a major research partnership of industry, government, and academia that is laying the foundation for a commercially viable system of connected and automated vehicles. —Tony Kuczinski, President and CEO of Munich Re America.

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Electrify America invests $1.3M in SMUD Energy StorageShares program

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Electrify America is investing $1.3 The investment will help Electrify America reduce its overall energy-related costs and lower the company’s impact on Sacramento’s electrical grid. Electrify America will purchase an interest in an energy storage program with the utility company. This will help reduce Electrify America’s demand charges and increase the overall grid benefit of its energy storage.

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AT&T to provide high-speed wireless connectivity for Tesla vehicles in North America

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AT&T and Tesla Motors have entered into a new multi-year exclusive agreement to enable current and future Tesla vehicles in North America with high speed wireless connectivity. AT&T connectivity will power Tesla’s remote engine diagnostics, telematics, and infotainment features such as Internet radio, Web browsing, live traffic, weather and navigation, all accessed through the 17-inch touchscreen.

Audi of America to introduce 4G LTE Audi connect service with A3 in Spring 2014

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Audi of America will launch its first 4G LTE service with the new Audi connect system in A3 models due Spring 2014. In a press conference at the 2013 Connected Car Expo at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, Audi officials detailed the services and long-term opportunities enabled by technology, which it had announced in January. The new Audi connect 4G LTE service will be powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s

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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. The ecosystem will build on the joint Global Communications Platform announced by Toyota and KDDI in 2016 to support car connectivity. Connected vehicles

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Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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Ford Mustang Mach-E owners in the US will receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America fast-charging stations. The FordPass Charging Network is North America’s largest public charging network with more than 13,500 charging stations and almost 40,000 individual plugs. Electrify America’s network, part of the FordPass Charging Network, offers the largest number of high-powered public charging stations on the market today.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The combination of a direct connection to the national rail network and easy access to major highways will lead to enhanced customer service and faster vehicle delivery times for dealerships throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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U Alabama study finds LTE C-V2N and DSRC connected vehicle latency approximately equivalent for infrastructure messages

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A side-by-side comparison of connected vehicle technology at 85 traffic signals in the Tuscaloosa, AL area showed that latency in delivering safety messages from roadside units (RSUs) to vehicles via dedicated short range radios (DSRC) and LTE cellular (C-V2N) was “approximately equivalent,” according to a study by the University of Alabama. Researchers presented the study at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Connected vehicles CV2X

EVgo, Electrify America in interoperability agreement to increase EV public charging accessibility across the US

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Electrify America and EVgo announced an interoperability agreement that increases access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the US. The roaming partnership allows drivers to charge their EVs on both EVgo and Electrify America public chargers without additional fees. Drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the EVgo or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations, or payment methods.

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Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America has released its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2; Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019. The $300-million investment will build on Electrify America’s initial priorities and expand into new areas, where the need for electric vehicle charging stations and technology are greatest or are most likely to be used regularly. Electrify America National Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America announced its next $200-million investment in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure as well as education and awareness in California which is outlined in its Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Consistent with the guidance of CARB, Electrify America plans strive to ensure that 35% of Cycle 2 investments are in low-income or disadvantaged communities.

2018 83

Gemalto and Faraday Future work together to deploy secure, connected vehicles

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Alongside connectivity, security has been a key issue in both development and deployment, especially given the complexity of the car itself. In the future of autonomous cars and smart cities, the PKI system will prevent hackers from intercepting data passed to other cars, garages, parking meters or other connected infrastructure. Car manufacturers must design for security, otherwise the promise of connected cars becomes vulnerable.

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Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to boost awareness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America will collaborate with six organizations in California to help develop and launch community-based programs to support brand-neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities. Electrify America is investing $2.7 LHF cooperation with Electrify America plans include distribution of ZEV education materials and hosting public education and awareness programs on the efficiency and financing assistance for ZEVs.

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center launches 5-year, $35M program on autonomous and connected vehicle technologies

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The new research effort, named CSRC Next, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies over the next decade. CSRC is working with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Connected (TC). We are extremely proud of our work over the last five years, including both the significant contribution we have made to automotive safety and our opportunity to support the next generation of researchers at universities across North America.

2017 75

Toyota to collaborate with the American Center for Mobility; $5M to support connected and automated vehicle testing

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) ( earlier post ) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5-million contribution. The ACM is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles

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Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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The Country Hills Shopping Plaza in Torrance, California will be the site of the first DC fast charging station to open in the state as part of Electrify America’s plan to install approximately 160 charging stations in California by June 2019. Target locations or “target zones” for each station were identified using Electrify America’s proprietary station siting methodology, which projected the locations where DC fast charging stations will be most needed by 2020.

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Renesas Electronics America introduces new vehicle-level platform for development of autonomous and V2X driving

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Renesas Electronics America has introduced a new, comprehensive, vehicle-level driving platform to accelerate the development of autonomous and connected driving systems. —Amrit Vivekanand, Vice President, Automotive Business Unit, Renesas Electronics America. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Microprocessors and controls Sensors V2X

2015 75

VW of America to gauge US appetite for MQB-based Tarok pickup concept at NY show

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Volkswagen of America (VoA) plans to show the Tarok pickup concept for the first time in the US at the New York International Auto Show. Another feature is a speaker in the center console that can be removed and connected to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth. This compact unibody pickup was first seen at the São Paulo International Motor Show at the end of 2018 and is expected to enter production for the South American market in the near future.

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Qualcomm announces Gigabit-class LTE for next-gen connected vehicles; Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

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has introduced a new variant of its connected car reference platform using the flagship Gigabit Class Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem to help car manufacturers deliver the high-speed, high-quality and reliable connectivity required for advanced telematics and connected vehicle services—supporting peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps. In-car networking and satellite navigation: The connected car reference platform also integrates Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2,

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Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

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Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network—the FordPass Charging Network—with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs—more than any other automotive manufacturer. Ford is collaborating with Amazon in the US for all installation services from 240V outlets to the Ford Connected Charge Station.

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3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. To handle greater torque loads, the EcoDiesel V-6 connects to a newly added TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission, calibrated for low RPM shifts and the on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Wrangler duty.

2019 71

GM sees connectivity, autonomy and transport-as-service fundamentally changing automotive industry

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Three emerging and converging factors—connectivity, autonomy and transport-as-a-service—will fundamentally change the automotive industry over the next few decades, according to Mike Abelson, GM’s VP of Strategy and Global Portfolio Planning. Abelson noted that through OnStar, GM has been working with connectivity for some 20 years. million vehicles on the road with 4G LTE connectivity.

2016 73

Ford outlines strategic plan to investors; connected, smart vehicles and services, EVs and financial fitness

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Specifically, Ford is: Accelerating the introduction of connected, smart vehicles and services customers want and value. By 2019, 100% of Ford’s new US vehicles will be built with connectivity. The company has similarly aggressive plans for China and other markets, as 90% of Ford’s new global vehicles will feature connectivity by 2020. Ford also has plans to build the next-generation Focus for North America in China, saving capital investment and ongoing costs.

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Audi and AT&T to wirelessly connect 2016 model year vehicles

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AT&T and Audi enabled the first-ever in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection in North America in 2014. Under the agreement, all 2016 models with Audi connect will be delivered to customers with an AT&T SIM card providing connectivity to the AT&T wireless network. Audi has previously said it plans to deploy 4G LTE network connectivity across its model lineup as new or refreshed models come to the market.

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Honda opens new Silicon Valley facility to advance connected mobility; refreshed 2016 Accord; Honda Xcelerator

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Current areas of focus include connected mobility; novel human-machine interfaces; supporting app developers through initiatives such as Honda Developer Studio; and computer science research for vehicle intelligence. —||Honda R&D Americas President, Frank Paluch. ". Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Research Vehicle Manufacturers

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Electrify America and Stable collaborate to deploy robotic fast-charging facility for self-driving electric vehicle fleets

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Electrify America announced an agreement with San Francisco-based electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging company Stable Auto to deploy robotic charging solutions for self-driving vehicles in a pilot demonstration site in San Francisco, as both companies develop infrastructure solutions needed to deploy self-driving and electric vehicle fleets. —Wayne Killen, director, infrastructure planning and business development, Electrify America.

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FEV North America, Inc. opening office in Silicon Valley

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FEV North America, Inc. FEV has long supported customers in California in the development of vehicles and electronic systems, and has become an industry development and testing leader in the electronics and connected vehicle space. Increasing requests for this expertise from its customers led FEV to establish an office in one of the nation’s hubs for automotive electronics and connected vehicle technology.