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

2019 131

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

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Ford’s Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van ( earlier post )is available to order now with first deliveries before the end of the year. FordPass Connect on-board modem technology features as standard, enabling operators to maximize vehicle efficiency and utilization.

2019 123

ClipperCreek introduces the smallest 240V plug-and-cord-connected EV charge station available

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ClipperCreek has announced the availability of the smallest cord and plug connected, 20A, Level 2 EV charging station on the market. Based on the LCS-25, this new product features a plug-in connection to make installation inexpensive and fast.

2013 126

How to choose connecting flights to minimize environmental impact

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However, if a nonstop flight is not available, choosing the connecting flights with the shortest total distance flown can make a lot of difference. For trips involving connecting flights, an additional consideration involves the total trip time. by Michael Sivak.

2019 98

BMW updates BMW Connected with expanded services, device support and availability

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The personal mobility companion BMW Connected already comprises many functions designed to help users with their daily mobility needs. Using the Open Mobility Cloud as a basis, it connects touchpoints such as smartphones and smartwatches with users’ cars, thus weaving the car into their digital lives. And due to its ability to create an intelligent BMW ID based on a user’s travel patterns over time, BMW Connected users get a personalized experience over all available touchpoints.

2016 73

Georgia Tech team simulates risks of hacked connected vehicles; stalling 20% of cars could gridlock Manhattan

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The researchers chose Manhattan for their simulations because a lot of data was available on that city’s traffic patterns.). In their simulations of hacking internet-connected cars, the researchers found that randomly stalling 20% of cars during rush hour would mean total traffic freeze.

2019 90

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. The 2020 LiveWire is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with an MSRP of $29,799.

2019 127

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

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Because of this, the new power consumers not only present an additional load on the power grid, but can potentially serve as flexible storage devices in the context of the variable availability of solar and wind power. The devices are connected via a home energy management system (HEMS).

2019 102

Toyota to make “Connected Vehicles” its new standard in Japan; redesigned Crown and Corolla Sport as 1st-generation Connected Cars

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Crown and Corolla Sport, as the first generation of “Connected Cars,” come standard with an on-board Data Communication Module (DCM) that links to a Controller Area Network (CAN). Connected Car Service using MSPF. The redesigned Crown: first-generation connected car flagship.

2018 90

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

2019 75

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. Preorders are now available via [link]. V eBikes connect with the AR?V GM announced AR?V

2019 116

2020 Range Rover available with 48V mild hybrid in-line 6

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The 2020 Range Rover is now available in the UK with a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine in a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain designed to bring enhanced efficiency to the range with fuel economy of 9.3l/100km (25.3

2019 102

ON Semiconductor to acquire Quantenna Communications; connectivity applications for industrial and automotive markets

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The acquisition significantly enhances ON Semiconductor’s connectivity portfolio and expertise in power management and Bluetooth technologies with the addition of Quantenna’s Wi-Fi technology and software capabilities. ON Semiconductor intends to fund the transaction through cash on hand and available capacity under its existing revolving credit facility. No approval of the stockholders of ON Semiconductor is required in connection with the proposed transaction.

2019 71

Savari announces the availability of V2X SDK for safety, mobility and environmental Connected Vehicle applications

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Savari, a provider of V2X solutions for connected vehicles, announced the availability of its next-generation SDK (software development kit), which can be used to implement a range of V2X (vehicle-to-X) solutions. Savari is a chosen supplier for various US Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) procurements and testing including the Connected Vehicle Technology Research Project.

2012 103

EV Connect and GM partner to enhance charging experience for Bolt EV drivers

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EV Connect has announced a collaboration with General Motors, through which EV Connect will help GM improve Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers’ charging experience with dynamic charge station data, including insights on station status. With 6,000 charge ports under contract through its EV Cloud, EV Connect is the largest open platform in the US. By collaborating with EV Connect, we are continuing our efforts to remove obstacles for drivers looking to charge their EV on the go.

2019 86

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

California making $450M available in TIRCP Cycle 4 grants for rail and bus projects

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The state of California will make available $450 million in grants to help fund rail and bus investments made by public agencies under the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program ( TIRCP ). Additionally, the acquisition of rail cars and locomotives, and the facilities to support them, that expand, enhance, and/or improve existing rail systems and connectivity to existing and future transit systems, including the high?speed

2019 60

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 102

Researchers at TU Wien develop new antenna concept for connected cars; shark fin is too small

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Connected and communicating vehicles are now the norm. It is available on most car types like sedans, hatchback, station wagons etc. Connected vehicles Vehicle SystemsNavigation systems regularly update their maps and show directions using satellite data and drivers make phone calls while driving. In the future, data exchange will play an even greater role in road transport, not least to improve road safety. However, new options need to be found for housing antennas in cars.

2018 86

Hyundai Motor accelerating development of its connected car operating system

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Hyundai Motor is accelerating development of its advanced ccOS (connected car Operating System), the core platform technology for its future connected cars. The software will optimize the high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle to support increasingly complex features that will lead the connected car market. Hyundai Motor has also opened a new Big Data Center in China to reinforce its venture toward connected car development.

2016 78

Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

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The company anticipates that, as a result, connected car services and greater choice in accessories and personalization will increasingly drive growth in its aftersales business, anticipated to contribute 25% of aftersales revenue by 2022.

2016 104

BMW Connected update adds new services and devices

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A new update to the BMW Connected adds new services and additional devices to the personal mobility companion. The launch of BMW Connected Version 3.0 BMW Connected Version 1.0 for Android is also now available. Using its flexible platform—the Open Mobility Cloud—as a basis, BMW Connected services is available anytime, anywhere – inside or outside the vehicle. The update further improves convenience and connectivity.

2016 73

GenZe introduces smart, connected electric bicycles

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The 200-series models feature the ability to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a GenZe companion smartphone app. Much of the 200-Series’ connected technology was first pioneered by GenZe with the brand’s 2.0S Silicon Valley-based GenZe is introducing the 200-Series e-Bike.

2017 78

Qualcomm announces Connected Car Reference Platform

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announced the Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Platform aimed at accelerating the adoption of advanced and complex connectivity into the next-generation of connected cars. Future-proofing: Allowing the vehicle’s connectivity hardware and software to be upgraded through its life cycle, providing automakers with a migration path from DSRC to hybrid/cellular V2X and from 4G LTE to 5G. Connected vehicles Telematics V2X

2016 60

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 D3 will also now be available with All-Wheel Drive. With Connected Safety, Volvo Cars is helping to define a completely new type of road safety system.

2016 108

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

2016 80

Volvo Cars expanding connected services; refreshed Sensus interface in the new XC60

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Volvo Cars announced a range of updates to its global connected services program and its Sensus in-car user interface, starting with the new XC60 and the company’s existing and new 90 Series cars. Connected vehicles HMI

2017 97

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.

2017 60

Audi expands connected services offerings

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Audi is broadening its range of online services with the new Audi connect offerings myCarManager and myService. The new services bring enhanced convenience and security, and are available immediately for the Audi Q7 and the new A4 model line. The latest version of the “Audi MMI connect” smartphone app now also includes vehicle-specific services such as myCarManager. The costs arising for data and voice connections are included in the package price.

2015 75

Renesas and Cohda collaborating on V2V and V2I communications; V2X reference solution available in 2017

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The starter kit also meets or exceeds the SAE minimum performance requirements established for the USDOT-funded connected vehicle pilots, which is widely expected to be the precursor to wider deployment of V2X-enabled infrastructure. The Renesas-Cohda Wireless V2X reference solution is scheduled to be available in April 2017. Connected vehicles V2X

2016 80

Bosch wireless sensors on pavement report available parking spaces

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At the Bosch ConnectedWorld conference in Berlin, the company unveiled wireless sensors, to be installed on pavement, that will create real-time maps of available parking spaces. In the future, Bosch noted, even cars passing by available parking spaces will be capable of reporting them—i.e., Rolf Nicodemus, head of the Connected Parking project at Bosch.

2015 105

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. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available.

2018 111

Ford makes GoDrive car-sharing available to public in London

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Ford Motor Company will begin making its London-based GoDrive car-sharing service available to the public. Earlier post.) The service offers flexible, practical and affordable access to a fleet of cars for one-way journeys with easy parking throughout the city.

2015 106

Gainesville and Connected Signals delivering real-time traffic signal data to reduce red-light crashes and improve fuel efficiency

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In April 2017, the City of Gainesville, Florida began work on a pilot project with Connected Signals , Inc., I-STREET was created in partnership with Florida Depart of Transportation’s (FDOT) Connected Vehicle Initiative to test connected and autonomous vehicle technologies. The pilot, one of the first of its kind in Florida, has continued to roll out, and today nearly all of Gainesville’s traffic signals are online with Connected Signals’ smart signal information.

2018 65

Allison Transmission announces global availability of 9-speed transmission, expanded electrification portfolio at IAA CV

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Beyond the 9-speed transmission and extended electrification portfolio, Allison also continues to work with telematics service providers (TSPs) and vehicle manufacturers to support existing and new customers with connected capabilities for a single, efficient fleet management experience. Backwards compatible to fourth-generation electronic controls, which were first produced in 2005, the new connected capabilities will provide insight into over 170 different transmission conditions.

2018 83

Samsung introduces Samsung Connect Auto connected car solution

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Ltd has introduced a connected car solution, Samsung Connect Auto. Samsung Connect Auto plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, while offering a Wi-Fi connection to keep passengers online. Samsung Connect Auto will initially be available in the second quarter in the US. Samsung Electronics Co.,

2016 60

U Michigan opens Mcity test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies

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The University of Michigan has opened Mcity, the first large controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

2015 102

Test deployment of new on-demand hub & shuttle mobility system at U Michigan; connected & automated vehicles & big data

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It’s similar in some ways to the ride sharing that’s available now, but much more sophisticated. Autonomous driving Big Data Car Sharing Connected vehicles Urban mobility

2016 123

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

NIRA Dynamics, InfoCar expand availability of Road Surface Information software with OBD plug-in

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By connecting RSI to a cloud service, road data can be distributed to other vehicles, enabling drivers to adapt their driving style or change routes as they receive information about upcoming hazards or dangerous situations.

2016 78

NXP announces complete automotive Ethernet portfolio; high-bandwidth technology for autonomous driving and secure connected vehicles

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Product samples are immediately available, and Ethernet transceivers will begin production in Q4. The adoption of Ethernet is quickly accelerating with the rise of secure connected cars and the subsequent high demands for data transport. NXP Semiconductors N.V.

2015 102

Connecting home door to car: Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect & the Door Bird app

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Together with DoorBird , the Berlin-based start-up, and Hörmann, the gate and door manufacturer, Volkswagen is presenting a world exclusive at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in Berlin: the means to connect to the door station at home using your vehicle’s infotainment system.

2016 78

Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus is focusing on automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems. In this respect, the concept of platooning describes a convoy of connected trucks that partly run autonomously, with the driver of the lead vehicle determining the route and the speed.

2017 78