Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

No this is a job for the company I’ve long been a stockholder of – Google. Because Google is smart enough to not only see the opportunity and have the wherewithal to seize it, they also know what to do with it. Google dudes, you have my gmail address.

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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).

2013 65

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.

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Geeks Get Fitted For Electric Cars Via Google GFleet

All Cars Electric

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.

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.

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.

2014 65

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.

2009 73

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.,

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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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Recharge IT

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.

2007 130

Conundrums over Batteries

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The spreadsheet above is also available in the Files section of the Civic-EV Google Group as the file BatteryAnalysis.xls. Ever since I heard the not-so-great cycle lifetime of the Deka 9A31 batteries, I've been scouring the internet to try and find a replacement group-31 AGM battery.

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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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Plug In 2008

Plug In Partners

The entire PHEV environmental assessment is available on the EPRI website. I n another announcement at the convention, Google announced two more recipients of their " Recharge It " largesse. T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success.

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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.

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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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Workplace Charging 101: Level 1

Plugs and Cars

But the efforts to ensure charging is available to enable the takeoff of plug-in cars has become bogged down. The big EV news of the month was the first Tesla S deliveries. For luxury car buyers, the ground has shifted. Buying the best car now means buying the electric car.

2012 130

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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$200,000 Google.org Grant to CalCars

Plugs and Cars

Bumper sticker below available here.) Utilities and enviro organizations ought to join Google and provide serious resources to groups like CalCars.org and Plug In America to make the case for electricity. Google.org is stepping up to the plate for electricity in cars.

2007 130

The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

The Google example of an expensive networked, free Level 2 charger in every employee’s slot is unrealistic, unaffordable and unnecessary in the real world. The DOE needs keep foremost in mind that their own mission is to increase the availability of workplace charging, and not presume that means Level 2. It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift.

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Considering Different Batteries

Open Source Civic EV Kit

These are commonly used in the EV community since they are widely available and have been used for several years. After some debate on the Google Group and dealing with clutch-link interference issues, I'm tending towards 12-volt group-31 AGM batteries for the initial design.

2008 130

EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Google Guys Th!nk The founders of Google have made personal investments in Tesla as befits dotcom billionaires, and they're converting Priuses to plug-in hybrids for the company fleet with battery maker A123. A number of websites ( webpronews.com , pandia.com ) are reporting that Google may be getting more involved with Th!nk Google founder Sergey Brin drove one of the 2001 Th!nk I believe Google would find Th!nk

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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.

2015 65

Coulomb Gets Charged Up

Revenge of the Electric Car

Coulomb envisions a landscape transformed by cutting-edge charging stations — a kind of “smart grid&# of Web-networked stations that will communicate with drivers about their availability. Infrastructure is often taken for granted, while the glamour goes to consumer brands Apple, Google and Facebook — all of which, of course, would collapse without that unsung Internet networking infrastructure. Coulomb Technologies are moving into EV charging.

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Volkswagen testing use of quantum computing in battery research

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We are convinced that commercially available quantum computers will open up previously unimaginable opportunities. The Volkswagen Group is cooperating with the technology partners Google and D-Wave, who provide Volkswagen with access to their systems. For the first time, Volkswagen researchers have succeeded in simulating industrially relevant molecules using a quantum computer. This is especially important for the development of high-performance electric vehicle batteries.

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ML450 Hybrid Reaches Dealers

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2010 Mercedes Benz ML 450 hybrid was scheduled to reach dealer showrooms on 11/16/09 and based on my recent Google search, it appears they have (I found two listed at MBWestood.com in Boston, MA - priced at $67,595 each).

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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Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Robert Hayden, the clean transportation adviser for San Francisco, said the city hopes to have 60 charging stations installed in public garages by year’s end, with a thousand more available across the Bay Area in 2011. Google, which is talking to automakers about using its PowerMeter energy management software, has already become something of an electric transportation hub. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times. The New York Times looks at how EVs are going to shake up our cities.

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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The Future @ Smart Garage

Revenge of the Electric Car

The list of invitees was pretty impressive with representation from, “auto manufacturers like Nissan and GM, utilities such as PG&E and Duke Energy, IBM, P&G, Wal-Mart and Google, among many others&#. Among the companies represented were names you may hear everyday: auto manufacturers like Nissan and GM, utilities such as PG&E and Duke Energy, IBM, P&G, Wal-Mart and Google, among many others.

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