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UN Sustainable Transport Conference calls for accelerated action to achieve net-zero emissions

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The Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded with a call to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable transport that would result in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and in improving the lives of millions of people. Connectivity is also an issue. Progress is insufficient.

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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. Owners can use their applications over the integrated 4G-LTE connection provided by the Sierra Wireless AirPrime module.

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Bosch opens innovation incubator in Lund, Sweden; vehicle connectivity, security, two-wheelers

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The engineers there are working on new software and hardware in areas such as vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorized two-wheelers. In addition, they are developing cross-domain solutions for connecting mobility with, for example, energy and building technology over the IoT.

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Toyota CSRC launches new research tracks on autonomous & connected vehicle technologies; 11 projects with 8 institutions

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Autonomous and connected vehicle technologies are only just beginning to transform the transportation landscape. Since its launch in 2011, CSRC launched and completed 44 research projects with 23 partner universities, publishing more than 200 papers and presenting at multiple industry conferences.

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Renesas Electronics introduces new software packages to improve security and safety of connected cars

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Renesas Electronics announced new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. Automotive systems—including cloud-connected systems, instrument cluster, and driver monitoring—are expanding in number and scale year by year.

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center launches 5-year, $35M program on autonomous and connected vehicle technologies

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The new research effort, named CSRC Next, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies over the next decade. CSRC is working with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Connected (TC). Another, with MIT, modelled in-vehicle voice command systems and driver behavior.

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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. The first version—called BMW Connected North America—is now available at the Apple App Store to BMW ConnectedDrive customers in the US for iOS devices.