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Mercedes-Benz integrates with Google Assistant

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Mercedes-Benz announced its integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, makes it possible to interact with the Mercedes-Benz vehicle from home. The feature will be available to Mercedes-Benz customers in 2017.

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Volkswagen Group, Google partnering on quantum computing; traffic optimization, batteries, AI

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The Volkswagen Group and Google will partner on research in the field of quantum computing. As part of this collaboration, a team of specialists from Volkswagen and Google will work together using a Google quantum computer. Volkswagen Group IT wants to make progress in three development areas on the Google quantum computer. We at Volkswagen want to be among the first to use quantum computing for corporate processes as soon as this technology is commercially available.

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IHS Automotive sees Google leading technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving

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Google is the current technology leader in this arena, according to a report from industry analysts IHS Automotive: “Google Self-Driving Car Strategy and Implications”. This provides Google researchers additional expertise not available directly to traditional OEMs.

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Daimler and Google deepen strategic partnership

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At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Daimler and Google announced a deepening of their strategic partnership to provide Daimler with access to the Google Maps API (application programming interface) for Business for the use of cloud-based, map-related applications in Daimler vehicles and early access to other new APIs as they are developed. Google and Daimler have been working in close partnership for many years.

Google to sponsor NASA Green Flight Challenge

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The CAFE Foundation announced that Google will sponsor the NASA Centennial Challenge flight competition known as the Green Flight Challenge (GFC). The aircraft in the Green Flight Challenge sponsored by Google represent a diverse mix of singular prototypes created expressly for the competition by some of the world’s top designers. Advance online ticketing for this exposition will soon be available at [link].

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

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Kia Motors America (KMA) will work with Google to provide content and search-based solutions enabled by Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for the second-generation of the automaker’s UVO (“Your Voice”) eServices telematics system, introduced in November 2012 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The immediate integration of Google solutions will utilize Google Maps and Google Places to acquire driving directions and locate Points of Interest (POIs).

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OnStar and Google demonstrate concept service for managing charging Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy

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OnStar and Google are working together to demonstrate a new OnStar service for managing the charging of Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy, using the 17 Chevrolet Volts in Google’s “Gfleet” based at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

OnStar Leverages Google Android and Maps Technology for Chevrolet Volt Mobile Applications

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OnStar is working with Google’s Android and Maps technologies to enhance the navigation capabilities of the Volt mobile app. When a Volt owner presses this tab, he or she will be able to see the current location of their Volt pinpointed on Google Maps, as well as their location relative to it.

2017 Audi Q7 now available with 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine; lower entry point to premium SUV

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The Q7 also offers the latest MMI and infotainment options including Bose 3D Sound System and the available Audi virtual cockpit ( earlier post ) which helps make viewing and navigating via the large Google Map images supported with 4G LTE (where available) easier on the driver’s eyes. Available adaptive cruise control with stop & go automatically maintains distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating.

2016 78

US DOE to award $5M for EV infrastructure; partnership with Google

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of $5 million in new funding (DE-FOA-0000451) for community-based efforts to deploy electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and charging stations. He also outlined a partnership with Google Inc. In a related effort, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is joining with Google Inc.

Geeks Get Fitted For Electric Cars Via Google GFleet

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Let’s face it: Google loves its green cars. So what better way to put a new electric car through its paces than make it part of Google’s GFleet - a pool of cars the Internet search giant makes available for its Its also home to some of the best tech-savvy engineers in the world. Engineers who love their tech and love to innovate.

Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi now available at Verizon Wireless

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The system operates through a downloadable Delphi smartphone application, available for Android 2.2 and later devices, as well as a Delphi website that is compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and later-version, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Firefox browsers. Together with Verizon Wireless, Delphi Automotive released its Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi product that provides a car-to-cloud/cloud-to-car connectivity service.

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First open source release of Automotive Grade Linux available for download

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Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, announced that its first open source software release is available for download. Google Maps. AGL code, DRDs and more are all available on the AGL wiki to give anyone the background and tools needed to use the software and start contributing to the project.

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Google Unveils Faster, Cheaper Mechanism To Track Worldwide Deforestation Online; Support for Land Use Change Measurement, Verification and Reporting

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Landsat images via Google Earth. Through its philanthropic arm, Google.org, Google introduced an online suite of beta software that leverages cloud computing to track worldwide land-use changes such as deforestation. Google Earth, as analyzed by Carnegie Landsat Analysis System. Google converted CLASlite and SAD into a set of online tools riding on top of a prototype platform that uses historical and present-day satellite images provided through Google Earth.

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Evatran’s wireless charging technology available for Cadillac ELR; two more premium model announcements expected

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announced that its Plugless wireless charging technology ( earlier post ) will soon be available on the Cadillac ELR. After two years of field trials with partners such as Google, Hertz, and Duke Energy, the Plugless System was made available to individual Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt owners in early 2014. Evatran Group, Inc. Evatran currently has systems that are compatible with the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt.

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BP joins GE, Google Ventures, ConocoPhillips, and NRG Energy in biomass-to-gasoline startup CoolPlanet’s C Round

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The C Round, led by Shea Ventures, included follow-on investments by the company’s current investors, General Electric, Google Ventures, ConocoPhillips, NRG and North Bridge Venture Partners. CoolPlanet expects to deploy hundreds of relatively low cost modular plants around the country in the next few years to make effective use of available biomass without incurring high transportation costs. CoolPlanet BioFuels, Inc.,

2011 60

Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

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This world premiere, presented at the Google I/O developer conference, will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated, the company said. The Audi Q8 sport concept technology platform, which Audi is presenting at Google I/O, already has Android on board.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Drivers can see vehicle availability and pricing via the mobile app.

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Waymo, Jaguar Land Rover in long-term partnership, beginning with self-driving Jaguar I-PACE EV; up to 20,000 in first two years of production

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Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo (formerly Google self-driving car project) will work together to design and engineer self-driving Jaguar I-PACE vehicles.

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Juniper: Apple Carplay and Android Auto to drive connected car market to $600M by 2020

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As these systems become firmly established, Juniper expects a wave of new applications to become available, specifically designed for in-vehicle use such as advanced traffic solutions, route optimization, and in-vehicle gaming. Furthermore, the research also argued that OTT (Over the Top) players such as Apple, Amazon and Google would play an ever more central role in the development of the connected car space as end users demand more technology in their vehicles.

2016 73

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.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra launches with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Both smartphone integrations will be available on the 2017 Elantra’s seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with rearview camera and Hyundai’s eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with voice texting, access to music stored on the phone and third-party audio apps.

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Chargepoint Home PEV charger on sale via Amazon

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ChargePoint’s Home residential plug-in vehicle (PEV) networked charging station is now available for order on Amazon, priced from $499 to $749. The ChargePoint mobile app is available on Google Play and the App Store. The station is available as a 32-amp station that can deliver a maximum of 25 miles of range per hour (RPH), or a 16-amp station that can deliver a maximum of 12 RPH and is available in a plug or hardwired version.

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Plug In Partners

Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc. In addition, Google Inc. At today’s event, Google teamed with PG&E to demonstrate the bi-directional flow of electricity between plug-ins and the electric grid.

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Ford to offer SYNC 3 connectivity on entire US MY2017 lineup

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As part of Ford’s effort to present convenient, easy-to-use mobility solutions, SYNC 3 features all-new hardware and software for faster and more intuitive performance and more conversational voice recognition to help people easily connect to their smartphone and access a variety of features, including hands-free phone calls and available navigation. Android Auto is available on devices with Android 5.0

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Hyundai introduces US market version of Kona Electric at New York show; 250-mile range

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2019 Kona Electric models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and available in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the US market.

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Plugless: first wireless charger to provide 1 million charge hours for PEVs

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From 2012 to 2014 Plugless systems were rigorously testing in the field at more than a dozen “Apollo” trial partner sites – including installations at Google, Duke Energy, and Hertz. 1 st production wireless charger available for purchase by EV owners. 1 st 7.2kW wireless EV charger available for purchase. 1 st Production System available to Tesla Model S owners for autonomous charging. 1 st license-free demonstration system available for purchase.

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Ford expands SYNC with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE and new apps

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In North America, Ford is making Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on all 2017 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3, starting with the all-new Ford Escape. The first SYNC AppLink apps using available vehicle information such as GPS location and mileage will be available this year, taking the in-car app experience to a more personal and customized level. Google voice search answers any questions customers may have also while on the road.

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

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The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018. Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Audi offering LTE as an option on A3 models

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In Germany, LTE is available in a few large cities, but is primarily active in many rural areas. The standard is expected to be available everywhere by the end of 2014. The MMI navigation plus uses LTE to deliver the tailored services of Audi connect to the driver – from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to Audi music stream web radio and online traffic information.

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Evatran and Zhejiang VIE Science and Technology form JV to bring Plugless wireless charging to China EV market

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The joint venture expects Plugless EV charging to be in series production and commercially available with a China-based OEM in 2017. Plugless is the first and only wireless EV charger available for purchase by EV drivers. In 2013, Evatran completed field trials in partnership with Google, Hertz, SAP and Duke Energy. In March of 2014, Plugless EV charging became available to EV owners across the United States and Canada.

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Clearpath Robotics raises $30M to expand indoor self-driving vehicle market

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Companies like Google, Tesla and Uber are still testing, whereas our self-driving vehicles are commercially available today. Clearpath Robotics, a provider of self-driving vehicle solutions, completed a US$30-million investment led by iNovia Capital with participation from Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

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

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Android Wear users can download the app from Google Play for free starting in the first quarter of 2015. Remote Engine Stop (Only available when vehicle is in remote engine start mode).

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AeroVironment and Recargo introduce Pay With PlugShare for West Coast Electric Highway’s fast charging network

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The PlugShare app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play. AeroVironment and Recargo, developer of PlugShare , the most extensive map of electric vehicle charging stations, introduced a new smartphone-based easy payment option for EV drivers charging on the West Coast Electric Highway fast charging network in Oregon and Washington.

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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 ).

2017 85

Hyundai adds Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa

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The new Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa is available across Alexa-enabled devices and Hyundai vehicles equipped with the second generation of Blue Link. Blue Link brings connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. At AutoMobility LA, Hyundai announced the addition of a Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid to start at $28,645; 47 mpg combined

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The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT ( earlier post ) will be available this spring with a starting price of $28,645. CarPlay and Android Auto are products of Apple and Google and their terms, data plan rates and privacy statements apply and require a compatible smartphone.

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New Ford smartwatch apps allow EV owners to check status from their wrist

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The app gives drivers the ability to quickly check important data like available range before leaving on a journey without having to access the mobile application on their smartphone The app can also notify users when their car is fully charged, helping a driver be courteous to other electric vehicle owners so they can free up the charging spot or avoid fees applied at some charging stations when you overrun your time after the charge is complete.

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Porsche Communication Management in Europe now features real-time traffic information

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and the option “online services”—now available free of charge in Europe—can be connected with a smartphone and access a new real-time new traffic service without any additional charge. To activate the new service drivers simply need to download the free “Aha radio” app onto their smartphone via Apple iTunes or Google play and connect it with the PCM. The service is available in 14 European countries.

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