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. The Swedish carmaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface. With Connected Safety, Volvo Cars is helping to define a completely new type of road safety system. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency Safety

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GM demos 8 connected vehicle safety applications in Shanghai

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General Motors demonstrated eight safety applications for its latest intelligent and connected vehicle (ICV) technology for the first time in China at the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai, which opened in June. GM has been supporting the development of connected vehicle technologies for more than a decade in the US. China Connected vehicles Safety Standards Urban mobility V2X

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

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With a unique combination of networking and auto expertise, the two companies agreed they could work at a faster pace together to disrupt the auto industry. 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. Connected vehicles V2X Vehicle Systems

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry.

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VW BUDD-e EV concept makes US auto show debut; 233-mile range based on EPA cycle; next-gen connectivity and HMI

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Building on its unveiling at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas ( earlier post ), the Volkswagen BUDD-e electric vehicle concept is making its US auto show debut at the New York International Auto Show. Both of these areas form a united visual and textual environment, as the navigation graphics and the arrangement of media content such as the display of Points of Interest (POI), playlists, apps (App-Connect) and online services (Car-Net) are freely configurable.

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Toyota introduces “Smart INSECT” connected EV

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The Smart INSECT is an ultra-compact, single-passenger electric vehicle (EV) based on the COMS EV produced by TMC subsidiary Toyota Auto Body Co., The Smart INSECT, which connects with its driver and his or her home via the cloud-based Toyota Smart Center, embodies the concept of services that communicate with users to support the convenient, comfortable use of cars in their daily lives.

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BMW presents i3 Concept Coupé battery-electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show; focus on connectivity for driver assistance and intermodal mobility

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BMW is unveiling the i3 Concept Coupé study at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show; the vehicle has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development process for getting the first battery-electric model from the BMW i brand ready for series production, and demonstrates the potential for conceivably extending the model range, according to the company. Connectivity. The SIM card’s fixed installation ensures an optimum connection at all times throughout the vehicle’s life.

2012 196

NHTSA to move ahead with regulations for vehicle-to-vehicle communications for light vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles as the next generation of auto safety. Vehicle-to-vehicle technology represents the next generation of auto safety improvements, building on the life-saving achievements we’ve already seen with safety belts and air bags. Connected vehicles Safety V2X

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Ford CEO: Ford to focus on 5 key areas of innovation: mobility, autonomy, connectivity, customer experience and performance

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In moving forward on that, Fields said, Ford will focus on five key areas of innovation: mobility, autonomy, connectivity, customer experience and performance. Our vision for connectivity, it’s all about helping people stay connected. The evolution of mobility has long been a hot button for Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who urges that Ford think of itself as a mobility company rather than just an auto company.

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HARMAN introduces range of connected vehicle technologies and Microsoft partnership at CES

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HARMAN International Industries made a number of connected vehicle technology announcements during CES 2016 last week, including a connected car computing platform, demonstrated in the Rinspeed Σtos concept car; an advanced navigation system with live data fusion; an open cloud-based software delivery system; and a new partnership with Microsoft. Connected car computing platform. Phil Eyler, president, HARMAN Connected Car Division. Connected Infotainment.

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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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Advancements such as connectivity, big data, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence are driving new economic models for automakers, and most see tremendous revenue potential and consumer value in leveraging driver and vehicle data to offer mobility services, according to the 2017 KPMG Global Automotive Executive Study. Ford has hired Musa Tariq as vice president and chief brand officer as part of its expansion to an auto and a mobility company.

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European Auto Manufacturers Agree on First Phase of Specifications to Connect Plug-ins to the Grid

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The European automobile manufacturers have agreed to a first phase of joint specifications to connect electrically chargeable vehicles to the electricity grid in a safe and user-friendly way. This first phase of specifications only covers 1 and 3-phase AC charging in the short- and medium-term, and reflects the needs of passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles.

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Volkswagen showcasing electric I.D. BUZZ CARGO, Cargo e-Bike concepts at LA Auto Show

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen is showcasing two electric concepts. BUZZ CARGO,in its auto show debut, is an electric panel van concept based on the MEB toolkit that offers up to 340 miles of range on the WLTP cycle. The original Volkswagen Transporter is arguably the most recognizable light commercial vehicle of all time. With the auto show premiere of the I.D. An 8.6-square-foot light integrated in the roof makes access to the items even easier and quicker.

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Bosch establishes new connected devices company for Internet of Things

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Bosch has established a new company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH, for the Internet of Things (IoT) and related services; the company will supply compact electronic products and software expertise designed to make devices and objects intelligent and web-enabled across a broad range of applications. From vehicles and smart phones to containers and machines – by 2015 more than six billion things will be connected to the internet. MEMS and autos.

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Carbon and Automobili Lamborghini partner to manufacture digitally auto parts at scale

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Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology uses light and oxygen to produce products rapidly from a pool of resin. Digital Light Synthesis produces consistent and predictable mechanical properties, creating parts that are solid on the inside. CLIP, as reported in Science , uses digital light projection in combination with oxygen permeable optics. CLIP projects light through an oxygen-permeable window into a reservoir of UV-curable resin.

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New DOT research shows drivers support connected vehicle technology, appreciate potential safety benefits

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Together, the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) have been working with the auto industry, state and federal partners to research the effectiveness and feasibility of connected vehicle technology that enables vehicles to "talk" to one another (vehicle-to-vehicle, V2V) with Wi-Fi-like technology that could help prevent crashes altogether. Connected vehicles Safety

2012 185

Ford to offer SYNC 3 connectivity on entire US MY2017 lineup

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Ford is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform—allowing compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—throughout its entire 2017 US vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. Android Auto is available on devices with Android 5.0

2016 150

Buick debuts V2X technology in China; first V2X vehicle to roll out by year end

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The most up-to-date connected services will be provided through over-the-air updates. The Green Light Optimization Speed Advisor (GLOSA) V2I application can provide the driver an advised speed for reaching the next intersection when the traffic light is green.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. Although the powertrains remain the same, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity features. Drivers are first alerted of a vehicle in the blind spot by warning lights in the side mirrors. Next-Generation Blue Link Connected Car System.

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Volkswagen Group’s new Future Tracks program targeting digitalization era in auto industry; “James 2025”

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As soon as the automatic driving mode is activated, the steering wheel, seating position and light coding change, and a large central screen gives all the vehicle occupants details of any planned driving maneuvers. At CeBIT, Volkswagen Group IT is presenting the key topics Connected Car and Electro-Mobility in Hall 2.

2014 184

New Ford Escape launching with two new EcoBoost engines with standard Auto Start-Stop

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The new Ford Escape, being showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first Ford vehicle to make Auto Start-Stop standard with either of two EcoBoost engines new to the model—a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter twin-scroll. The new Escape is also the first Ford vehicle in the world with available SYNC Connect, allowing users to unlock doors, check fuel level and even locate where a vehicle is parked.

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Utilizing an embedded connectivity solution powered by the Verizon network and an integral smartphone app, UVO EV Services provides owners with in-vehicle connectivity that includes navigation and added convenience features specifically tailored for the Soul EV. The Soul EV also features Kia’s first use of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology. Soul EV. Click to enlarge.

Volvo Cars, POC and Ericsson to demo connected car and bike helmet prototype at International CES 2015

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Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists at the International CES in Las Vegas next month. The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way communication, offering proximity alerts to Volvo drivers and cyclists with the goal of avoiding accidents. The cyclist will be warned via a helmet-mounted alert light.

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PwC’s Strategy&: Auto supplier M&A activity likely to hit record $48B transaction value globally in 2015

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PwC Strategy&’s annual list of top auto supplier consolidators includes 23 companies: 12 are North American, six European, two Japanese, two South Korean and one Chinese.

2015 184

Ford showcases Transit line-up powered by new Ford EcoBlue diesel at Hannover; 6-speed auto, AWD and SYNC 3

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Transit van models equipped with optional Auto-Start-Stop achieve CO 2 emissions from 174 g/km and average fuel consumption from 6.6 Transit Custom vehicles fitted with optional Auto-Start-Stop deliver CO 2 emissions from 157 g/km with average fuel consumption from 6.1 The new transmission can be specified in combination with the 130 PS and 170 PS versions of the Ford EcoBlue engine, and Auto-Start-Stop is standard on all variants.

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VW provides details on e-Golf prior to launch at LA Auto Show

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announced details of the e-Golf, its first fully electric vehicle to go on sale in the US, prior to its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The power electronics therefore have the following interfaces: the traction circuit connection to the battery; the three-phase connection to the electric motor; the plug connection from the DC/DC converter to the 12-volt power circuit; and a connection for the high-voltage power distributor. Connectivity. e-Golf.

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GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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GM will focus its vehicle electrification efforts on three main technologies: light electrification, currently manifested in the eAssist systems; extended range electric vehicles (EREVs) such as the Chevrolet Volt; and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), such as the soon-to-be-introduced Spark EV. It is fully connected in a parallel configuration to the crankshaft. GM will focus its vehicle electrification strategy on eAssist-type systems and the plug. Source: Larry Nitz, GM.

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GM demonstrates V2I communication on public roads in Shanghai

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GM successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) capability on public roads outside Jiading Auto Innovation Park in Shanghai. Conducted in collaboration with Shanghai International Auto City and Shanghai Song Hong Intelligent Automotive Technology Co. the demonstration featured testing vehicles that can receive real-time data from traffic lights on signal phasing and timing. China Connected vehicles V2X

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Ford Launching Transit Connect in US Starting This Summer; Battery-Electric Version Due in 2010

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The 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Ford is introducing the North American version of the 2010 Transit Connect light commercial vehicle at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show this week. Ford also said that the first product in Ford’s new electric vehicle plan announced in January( earlier post ) will be a battery electric-powered version of the Transit Connect commercial vehicle. The Transit Connect offers 135 cubic feet (3.8 The Transit connect will start at $21,475.

Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

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OnStar’s Mobile Application will use a real-time data connection to interact with the Volt and perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors. Chevrolet and OnStar used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as the venue to unveil a smartphone application—which GM categorizes as the auto industry’s first such—that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection and control of vehicle functions and OnStar features remotely.

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Getting the Tachometer and Lights Working

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Since I had modified the regenerative braking system to not drive the brake lights, I had three extra wires left over. I'll use these to tap into DMOC monitoring functions to drive the tachometer and the red/green indicator lights on the dash. To open up this connector, I used an icepick to lightly bend aside the two small black holding tabs on either end. You can see the pins that were previously installed by Electro Auto.

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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Support mobility technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, as well as innovations in transit. Slashing Platinum Group Metals Content in Catalytic Converters: An Atoms-to-Autos Approach. Optimization and Evaluation of Energy Savings for Connected and Autonomous Off-Road Vehicles. Improving Freight Efficiency via a Learning-Based Optimal Freight Management System using Connectivity and Automation. AOI 10: Enabling Vehicle and Infrastructure Connectivity.

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VW Car-Net mobile app integrates with Siri to enable new features

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Volkswagen is committed to driving the development of more connected and intelligent vehicles, and the Car-Net® connectivity system is a major element in achieving that goal. Features available through Car-Net are divided into three key areas: “App-Connect,” “Security & Service,” and “Guide & Inform.”. Customers purchasing new Volkswagen models equipped with VW Car-Net Security & Service will receive a six-month trial subscription from Verizon Connect Inc.

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Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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Because of the increasing criticality of connectivity and digitization, the MEB is going further than the other Baukasten (e.g., To charge by cable, a separate charging plug is needed to connect the car to an electrical outlet. for the hazard warning lights, is to be found in the base of the mirror. The door panels can be used to control the air conditioning, the infotainment and navigation, the interior lighting, the electric windows and the central locking.

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Volkswagen unveils Atlas; new MQB-based 7-seat SUV; first VW Digital Cockpit in US

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Up front, standard LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights combine for a unique visual signature, with optional LED taillights to complete the look. Connectivity. The available Volkswagen Car-Net system provides a full suite of connected vehicle services, including standard App-Connect technology that offers integration with the three major smartphone platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

2016 204

Continental testing eHorizon-based swarm weather service

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With this connected fleet, Continental is creating an open test field for mobility services to test different applications for connected vehicles in a real driving environment, and is also expanding its connections with new partnerships. The eHorizon.Weather technology uses existing connected vehicle architecture such as windshield wiper sensors, fog lights, or ABS and ESP to obtain data on temperature, air pressure and visibility or information on road conditions.

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China’s first V2X application layer standard released

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The standard (T/CSAE 53-2107) was developed by a working group led by General Motors, together with Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto, with the support of the China Industry Innovation Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles. It also encodes basic safety, road, traffic light, brake control and lane use information into a series of data sets that the V2X system can download for use. China Connected vehicles Standards V2X

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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Brands within the Volkswagen Group have been rolling out modular component matrices, or assembly toolkits, for their light-duty vehicles over the past few years. The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning.

2016 238

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

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The main focus is on a completely new generation of infotainment and connectivity. The hazard warning lights are activated automatically and the Golf executes a gentle steering maneuver to make surrounding traffic aware of the hazardous situation. Personalization options in the Golf, depending on the specific equipment version, include: Ambient lighting. Light and Sight (“leaving home” and “coming home” functions, rain sensor and automatic dimming rear-view mirror).

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Delphi Automotive launching coast-to-coast automated drive

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Delphi Automotive is launching a US coast-to-coast automated drive—the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America—to showcase its technology capabilities and to gather data and further advance the company’s active safety technology development in this rapidly growing segment of the auto industry. The high-definition color camera is used for traffic light detection and the infrared camera provides redundancy for pedestrian and vehicle detection.

2015 185

J.D. Power: automakers spending billions on technologies many consumers don’t use; user preferences for smartphones and tablets

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Automakers are investing billions of dollars to put connectivity technologies in their cars and light trucks that are not being used by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to the J.D. There are 14 technology features that 20% or more of owners do not want in their next vehicle, including Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto; in-vehicle concierge services; and in-vehicle voice texting. Use of in-vehicle technologies has implications beyond the auto industry.

2015 199

Siemens and Cohda Wireless to collaborate on vehicle-to-infrastructure devices; Cohda and u-blox

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V2I devices are part of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), which share information between vehicles and roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights. Siemens expects to deploy transport infrastructure such as overhead sign gantries and traffic lights in its V2I roadside units (RSUs) globally. Cohda Wireless CEO Dr. Paul Gray said Cohda’s agreement with Siemens created greater certainty for organisations planning to adopt connected vehicle technology.

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Center for Automotive Research calls long-run economic risk to auto industry of mandating permanent fuel economy standards very serious; recommends periodic reviews

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Based on the results of the study, CAR believes the economic risk to the auto industry connected to mandating permanent fuel economy standards in the long run is “ very serious ” The group recommends periodic review to assess the rate of technology development and cost reduction of advanced technologies leading up to 2025. CAR then forecasts the US market for light vehicles, the US production of such vehicles and. connected to rule-making.

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