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.

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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.

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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

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

Esri partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program to deliver open data-sharing options to governments

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Governments already using the Esri ArcGIS platform can now quickly and easily exchange data through the Waze Connected Citizens Program , a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information. Governments that have not already subscribed to Esri technology or joined the Waze Connected Citizens Program can sign up online. Big Data Connected vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

2016 84

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

Volvo Car Group initiates Scandinavian pilot using connected car cloud-based communication for slippery road warnings

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The real-time data about slippery patches on the road are used to warn vehicles nearby, at the same time as it contributes to making winter road maintenance more efficient. Our aim is to make the technology available for our customers within a few years.

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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Connected to BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which allows multi-directional data transmission, the embedded intelligent system can share real-time location and relevant data through the mobile application.

2016 78

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

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Available in two variants, it is priced as low as RMB 35,800 (US$5,290) after national and local subsidies. Ten variants, including a hybrid electric, are available priced between RMB 175,800 and RMB 269,800 (US$26,000 and US$39,900).

2017 78

Volkswagen to use Sierra Wireless for next-gen connected vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless automotive solutions will deliver high-speed cellular connectivity for the Volkswagen Car-Net platform, which provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts.

Verizon Telematics’ aftermarket connected vehicle solution now on market: hum

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Verizon Telematics announced the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle connectivity technology and subscription service. The monthly subscription also includes a smartphone app allowing subscribers to monitor their vehicle health, contact help, and manage maintenance needs, even when they are not behind the wheel. Maintenance Reminders and Alerts can be set for oil changes, tire rotations and more.

2015 75

Mercedes-Benz will offer electric drive on all commercial van lines; electric eVito now available to order, eSprinter in 2019

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Just as important from the perspective of total cost of ownership is the integration of a robust charging infrastructure as well as comprehensive service and maintenance management. The higher purchase price is offset by lower energy and maintenance costs as well as tax savings.

2017 85

Nissan CEO announces LEAF with ProPilot autonomy; other autonomous and connected technologies & partnerships

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Stage three is autonomous city driving, which Nissan expects to be available in 2020. The request is routed to the first available mobility manager—a person who uses vehicle images and sensor data (streamed over the wireless network) to assess the situation, decide on the correct action, and create a safe path around the obstruction. Connected cars: innovations in intelligent driving & integration.

2017 60

Bosch and SBB Cargo working on connected rail freight wagon; leveraging automotive technology

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Bosch Engineering is leveraging its automotive connectivity technology and working with Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo to develop rail logistics into a connected transport system.

2015 106

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.

2016 60

Saturna Green Systems partners with evolve Motorcycles to equip electric bikes with digital dashboard and connected wireless services

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The Saturna Platform will be available on certain evolve 2013 models, and represents the first time that LBS and telematics devices are installed on an electric scooter OEM’s assembly line. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Personal Transit Telematics

2012 98

Renault launches new version of My Renault connected app; direct connection to vehicle for remote access to services and car functions

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Renault is launching a new version of the MY Renault application, which now connects directly to the vehicle. The new MY Renault vehicle-connected services are compatible with the R-LINK, R-LINK Evolution and R-LINK 2 multimedia systems. The release of the new MY Renault application is a milestone event in rollout of new connected-car services that enable customers to configure their own individual mobility practices.

2017 60

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

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This anonymized information is displayed on digital maps in the two road maintenance depots of the Zollernalb district in real time. To use the Car-to-X service the customer must also hold a Mercedes me connect account. Connected vehicles Safety V2X

2019 97

Ford drops price of SYNC by $100, expands availability

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Ford announced both a $100 price cut for Ford SYNC, its hands-free, voice-activated connectivity system, along with expanded availability by offering it as an option on base trim levels for the first time. The new pricing will be available first on the 2012 Ford Explorer and Edge base models. Customers who opt for SYNC will pay $295 for the in-car connectivity system, previously priced at $395. In addition, SYNC will now be available on all trim levels.

2011 73

DRIVE C2X presents results of large-scale connected vehicle field testing in Europe

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The Road Works Warning-System warns drivers at an early stage when approaching a road works area, e.g. road building, maintenance, mowing. Users indicated that they are willing to use it if it were available in their vehicles. Connected vehicles Europe Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Safety V2X

2014 80

DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment. Connected vehicles

2012 81

Electric Volvo XC40 features new infotainment system powered by Android with Google technologies built-in

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And by introducing over-the-air updates for everything from maintenance to completely new features, the car can stay as fresh as your other digital products, always with the latest and greatest features. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) HMI

2019 92

Fuji Electric installs 25 kW DC Quick Charger in Manhattan; EV Connect lands NY state charging contract

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The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in less than one hour. As the first quick charger in New York City on the ChargePoint network, the project marks a milestone for Midtown Manhattan and EV owners who have voiced the need for locally available charging infrastructure. EV Connect’s management services will also eliminate NYPA’s need for hands-on charging station operations and driver support functions. ?. Fuji Electric Corp.

2014 80

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. It uses a real-time data connection to perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors.

2010 90

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

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announced that its VW Car-Net mobile app added a new Apple mobile device feature, available now. Available with iOS 12 on Apple devices, owners can now use Siri to help control their vehicle. 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. Connected vehiclesVolkswagen of America, Inc.

2018 73

Ricardo and Roke to collaborate on next-generation vehicle cybersecurity

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Ricardo plc and Roke Manor Research Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop solutions that will make autonomous and connected transport robust against cyber attack. Providing and assuring cyber security is a fundamental requirement if the benefits of future connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are to be fully realized. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Security

2017 65

Hyundai Blue Link to debut smartwatch app with voice recognition at 2015 CES

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Remote functions can then be executed from almost anywhere in the US as long as the user’s smartphone has a Bluetooth and cellular or Internet connection. Remote Engine Stop (Only available when vehicle is in remote engine start mode). Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems

2015 107

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

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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.

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

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earlier post ) The updated Golf is also one of the first compact cars to be available with semi-automated driving functions—the new Traffic Jam Assist function can guide the Golf at speeds of up to 60 km/h (37 mph) in strenuous stop-and-go traffic. App Connect.

2016 115

Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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Ford is gathering and analyzing vehicle data collected by OpenXC as part of its Ford Smart Mobility plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. Where no transportation is available, a lot of people will be dying.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches RIO: open cloud-based platform for transportation industry digitization

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In addition to numerous new products, Volkswagen Truck & Bus is emphasizing alternative drives and connected commercial vehicles. RIO will connect all players in the supply chain—shippers, dispatchers, carriers, drivers and recipients—with a uniform information and application system including forecasting features. for managing vehicle data, maintenance, keeping spare parts in stock or at the driver’s disposition—can be transferred to a common platform.

2016 78

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. Alongside the eHorizon.Weather, for example, data concerning predictive maintenance can be analyzed. The vehicle swarm records data at the precise location of the weather event and makes it available in the cloud.

2017 60

HERE and Mobileye to partner on crowd-sourced HD mapping for automated driving

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Mobileye in turn will utilize the HERE Open Location Platform for the ingestion and processing of raw sensor and observation data (Road Segment Data, RSD), and the creation and dynamic maintenance of its Roadbook products. HERE will utilize RSD, as well as the Global Roadbook (GLRB), collected and aggregated from certain vehicle brands equipped with Mobileye technology, to support change detection and the maintenance of HERE HD Live Map.

2016 60

Jaguar Land Rover showcases remote-control and autonomous 180? turn technologies

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The system uses sensors to assess available space and to avoid pedestrians, vehicles and other objects. Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover. The system uses sensors to assess available space and to avoid pedestrians, vehicles and other objects.

Kia Motors integrating Google Maps into 2nd-generation UVO eServices telematics system

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KMA and Google say they look forward to continuing to work together to bring innovative navigation solutions to enhance the connected car experience. The development focus for UVO eServices was to deliver the connectivity, services and notifications valued by vehicle owners while also adding emergency assistance features, diagnostic information and innovations such as our parked vehicle locator to create user-friendly experiences that exceed people’s expectations.

2013 88

Volkswagen MY2016: high-end driver assistance moves throughout the lineup; next-gen MIB II infotainment system

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For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen is offering a number of advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features that were only previously available on the premium Touareg SUV, and is also adding some new ones that democratize driver assistance for the compact sedan and compact hatchback classes. Also, Volkswagen’s new MIB II infotainment system will be available later this year on most MY2016 Volkswagen products. Available on: Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, and Jetta TSI/TDI.

2015 75

Ford to invest $1.8B in R&D in China

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Connected consumers. China’s consumers are some of the most connected in the world, with nearly 600 million active smartphone users across the country. SYNC, is Ford’s in-car free connectivity system offering hands-free control of phones, entertainment, climate control and navigation. Enhanced voice recognition technology, a more smartphone-like interface and easier-to-read graphics help to deliver an easier way to stay connected. Ford Motor plans to invest RMB 11.4

2015 81

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

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New Ford all-electric vehicles, including the Mustang-inspired SUV arriving next year, will come standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can charge regardless of outlet power (120- and 240-volt outlets); for those with longer commutes or who want greater peace of mind, a Ford Connected Charge Station can fully power a vehicle overnight while they sleep. Ford is collaborating with Amazon in the US for all installation services from 240V outlets to the Ford Connected Charge Station.

2019 60

Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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Ryder System, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has started to take delivery of 125 Chanje medium-duty electric panel vans ( earlier post ), the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent.

2017 85

Siemens to be integration partner for Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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In addition, Siemens and machinery and equipment suppliers will make applications and apps from the MindSphere Internet of Things system available in the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Volkswagen and Siemens intend to develop new functions and services for the Industrial Cloud together with machinery and equipment suppliers; these will then be available to all future partners. In future, the Industrial Cloud will also be available as a platform for other partners.

2019 79

Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Pulling 200+ data points from the car sensors, as well as 100+ social and ambient data points (weather, traffic APIs), it provides real time diagnostics/alerts and historical data visualization, enabling the driver to maximize MPG, improve engine performance, gives tips/insights on carbon emissions and offset tools, as well as how to reduce running costs on gas, maintenance and insurance (along the Mint.com marketplace model). Connected vehicles Fuel Efficiency Safety

2013 78

Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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Recommendations are based on technologies currently available or expected in the near term, and on planning and investment steps that can be taken now. Furthermore, commercially available technologies, such as low-rolling resistant tires for light-duty vehicles, can be utilized by both new and in-use vehicles in the near-term to achieve GHG emission reductions.

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