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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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

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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

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

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. Layer 2 Store and Forward Switch.

2015 102

Ford and Automatic Labs working together to support connected-car solutions

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While Automatic’s device has been available in Apple and Best Buy stores since last year, this is the first time the company has teamed up with an auto manufacturer to experiment with its in-vehicle entertainment and communications system. Behavior Connected vehicles

2014 112

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. For this first version of BMW Connected, journey management is the core service, with travel-planning before a trip and continued services afterward.

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

Chevrolet’s 1st 9-speed automatic to debut in 2017 Malibu; available in 2017 Cruze Diesel and 2018 Equinox

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Chevrolet’s first nine-speed automatic transmission makes its debut in the 2017 Malibu and will be available in the 2017 Cruze Diesel and 2018 Equinox, with another Chevrolet model to follow by the end of 2017.

2016 116

Ford to make start-stop technology available on 70% of its N. America lineup by 2017

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Auto Start-Stop technology will be available on 70% of Ford’s North American vehicle lineup by 2017, the company said. By making Auto Start-Stop available on more vehicles, we are working to be part of the solution to environmental sustainability with effective, fuel-saving technologies. In the United States, Auto Start-Stop is already available on the non-hybrid 2014 Ford Fusion with 1.5-liter EcoBoost.

2013 113

MINI Connected app relaunches with greater focus on driving-related functions

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The 5-year-old MINI Connected app is undergoing a major relaunch , with the new version available to download from mid-August. The new MINI Connected will simplify the App’s menu interfaces and offer MINI drivers a console to display a range of information and driving related functions.

2015 102

ECOtality to Provide Blink EV Charging Stations at Select US Best Buy Stores

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will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging stations ( earlier post ) at select US stores of electronics retailer Best Buy Co., Under the terms of the agreement, the Level 2, J1772-compliant charging stations will be installed at 12 Best Buy stores in Tucson, Ariz.; Charging stations at these stores, within pilot markets of The EV Project, will be installed by March 2011. This information is also available through the Blink Network smartphone application.

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Harris Interactive survey for Johnson Controls identifies consumer preferences for connected vehicles

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According to a recent online survey conducted for Johnson Controls by Harris Interactive, US vehicle owners want to use their phones and existing apps to safely connect in their vehicles. Safety is the single most important feature among a list of nine—also including: vehicle diagnostics; navigation; entertainment; communication/ connectivity; information apps; audio apps; concierge/ personal service; and social apps—in the selection of a vehicle (75%).

2013 84

Connected Energy and Renault to collaborate on energy storage and EV charging technology; second-life batteries in E-STOR

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Renault and distributed energy storage company Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life in order to supply innovative and more affordable vehicle charging solutions.

2016 101

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

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Volvo Car Group is the first company to team up with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) HMI

2019 92

AT&T’s first vehicle OBD-plug-in Wi-Fi hotspot ZTE Mobley connects up to 5 devices

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in AT&T stores and online at www.att.com/mobley. The ZTE Mobley allows up to five devices to connect to the internet. The vehicle automatically powers the ZTE Mobley to create a Wi-Fi connection in a matter of seconds. The device is available for $0 with a two-year agreement or $100 with no annual commitment. AT&T and ZTE USA are now offering the ZTE Mobley, AT&T’s first plug-in vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, starting 11 Sept.,

2015 83

GE Energy launches fully networked Wattstation and Wattstation Connect software; pay by smartphone

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GE’s WattStation Connect for mobile device users. GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business unveiled the new WattStation and WattStation Connect software at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit, Mich. The app will be available for download in the coming weeks.

2012 110

OnStar bringing commerce to connected cars; also providing feedback on driving

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At the 2015 CES this week in Las Vegas, OnStar will preview AtYourService, a commerce and engagement offering that connects drivers with retailers and merchants on their drive, providing information, convenience and money-saving values tied to their specific destinations. Building on these direct connections and adding more daily relevance for subscribers, OnStar has signed initial relationships with partners such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Priceline.com.

2015 87

Infineon introduces first Trusted Platform Module specifically for automotive cybersecurity

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As a computer on wheels, the connected car benefits from the experience of the IT industry. It is easy to integrate and substantially increases cybersecurity—from production to recycling of connected cars. Technical information and availability.

2018 141

Delphi introducing new plug-and-play cloud-based connectivity service for drivers; key fob functions and alerts

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Delphi is releasing a new cloud-based automotive connectivity service for consumers. At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company will be demonstrating Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi, a device that provides a car-to-cloud/cloud-to-car connectivity service. The Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi will be available online and in Verizon Wireless stores in the coming weeks.

2013 81

chark in-car delivery service expands to Berlin

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Drivers of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and the V-Class of model year 2015 and newer can use the Mercedes me connect service to have parcels or purchases delivered directly to their parked vehicle in the German capital. Prerequisites for using chark is the Mercedes me connect ability in vehicles as of model year 2015 and the associated app which is available free of charge from the App Store (iOS). Connected vehicles Mobility services

2019 69

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.

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Continental, Hewlett Packard Enterprise launch blockchain-based data monetization platform for sharing vehicle data

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Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new platform, expected to be available this year, for sharing vehicle data to enable new digital services that improve driver safety and convenience. Participants, such as car manufacturers, continue storing the data in their own data centers and only share specific data sets upon purchase directly with the buyer. Autonomous driving Blockchain Connected vehicles

2019 85

Volkswagen CES2017 show app previews emerging Volkswagen digital Ecosystem

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Volkswagen has developed a special app for CES 2017, available now at the App Store ( iOS ) and at Google Play ( Android ). All settings are stored online. In the Connected Car, visitors can try out their personal digital world live. Connected vehicles Mobility services

2017 85

New 8th-generation Audi A6 features 48V mild hybrid system as standard

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Up to seven drivers can store their preferred settings in individual user profiles and set up to 400 parameters. MMI navigation plus and Audi connect. The new Audi A6 offers an extensive range of connectivity solutions for safety, convenience and personalization.

2018 98

GM and IBM bring OnStar and Watson together for new cognitive mobility platform: OnStar Go

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Starting in early 2017, OnStar is expected to give millions of GM drivers the ability to connect and interact with their favorite brands. Combining OnStar’s vehicle connectivity and data capabilities with IBM Watson’s APIs will create experiences that allow drivers and passengers to achieve greater levels of efficiency and safety, the partners said. —Phil Abram, Executive Director, GM Connected Products and Strategy. Big Data Connected vehicles HMI

2016 83

Mitsubishi unveils new electric compact SUV concept; 400 km range

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The Mitsubishi eX Concept can be connected to a V2H device that allows the energy stored in the drive battery to supply enough electricity battery to power domestic appliances in an average household for four days. Connected car technology. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

2016 108

Continental presenting eHorizon swarm intelligence system for two-wheelers at CES 2017

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To supply the digital map with route data, motorcyclists use a button connected to the instrument cluster that allows them to record their current position and, when they have finished their journey, to enter specific information about the incident and its location.

2016 101

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.

2016 124

Ford Smart Mobility shifts from research to implementation; company announces new programs, next areas of focus

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Ford Smart Mobility is the company’s plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data; the initial stage was the creation of 25 mobility experiments across the globe. Availability of zero-emission Focus Electric vehicles.

2015 144

Daimler’s moovel Group acquires Familonet GmbH, provider of location messenger app Familonet

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In Germany, the mobility app moovel—available to download free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store—combines local public transport, the carsharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. In 2014, Familonet won the MobileTech Award and Webfuture Award as one of the most innovative German mobile companies and was awarded as one of the best apps of 2016 on the Google Play Store by Google.

2017 60

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. Connected Community – the new Volkswagen ID.

2016 123

Gogoro introduces VIVA ultralight electric smartscooter; battery swapping

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VIVA leverages Gogoro’s Smartscooter electric powertrain, smartphone connectivity and battery swapping in a lightweight urban design for shorter, quicker trips. Loaded with more than 21 liters of storage, VIVA provides enough space to store a helmet and other essentials.

2019 108

Two new PEV-specific apps from OnStar targeted at range anxiety and public charging cost

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Because the Spark EV operates only on electricity stored in the battery pack, drivers will need to know if they can reach their destination on a single charge. No waypoint route is available and destination is beyond vehicle range.

2012 120

Toyota to launch new “Big Data Traffic Information Service” in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) had developed and will launch in Japan the “Big Data Traffic Information Service”, a new traffic-information service utilizing “big data” including vehicle locations and speeds, road conditions, and other parameters collected and stored via telematics services.

2013 130

Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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The Next Two prototype—based on a Renault ZOE—focuses on two areas: the delegation of driving functions under certain conditions and connectivity. With Next Two, we wanted to combine the worlds of delegated driving and connectivity. Connectivity.

2014 120

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

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I couldn't find a spool of twisted wires at the hardware store, but it dawned on me that most desktop computers use twisted wires to connect the motherboard with the switches/LEDs on the front panel.

2008 130

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

Mercedes-Benz S-Class INTELLIGENT DRIVE drives autonomously over 100km interurban and urban route with near-production technology

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Partially automated driving is already available to drivers of new Mercedes-Benz E and S-Class models: the new DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot is capable of steering the vehicle mainly autonomously through traffic jams.

2013 143

Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Alongside Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland, the charging service is now also available in Norway, France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy. The service searches for suitable charging stations and performs invoicing via centrally stored payment details.

2019 114

Ford aggregate driver data show its PHEV owners operate in electric mode nearly 60% of the time

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MyFord Mobile is available on Ford’s plug-in (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) vehicles, Fusion Energi, C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric, and is available for download both through the App Store and Google Play. And while not every owner uses MyFord Mobile, data available from those who do are showing: More electric drive time. Behavior Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Hybrids Plug-ins

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