Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge.

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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But that’s the way it felt to the Creative Greenius as I covered the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 Conference on Friday at the University of California Riverside Graduate Center. Chairman of the AB 811 Conference & my new favorite Republicans.

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Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Bill Ford began talking about the future of personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion last year at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach.

Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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The Mobii research, which was showcased during the Go Further with Ford 2014 Trend Conference as part of the “Big Data” track this week in Dearborn, was a collaboration between Intel ethnographers, anthropologists and engineers alongside Ford research engineers.

Lux Research: “The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong”

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In a note following the 2014 Automated Vehicle Symposium, Lux Research said : “ The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong. ” Lux participated in two separate sessions at the conference: the first around regional planning implications, and the second on personal vehicle automation commercialization. The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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He works for Systemica, who has been contracted to design the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system for the citadel of Masdar. PRT challenges include the reliance on a central computer, the inability to adapt the vehicle to your personality via ownership and losing the local color and insight provided by a cab driver. Another issue is being capacity constrained during rush hour if you only have one person per vehicle. by Bill Cooke.

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Mayor of London proposes $1.4B cycling plan for the city; “Crossrail for the bike”

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The first planning conference for the Central London Grid, with the seven central boroughs, the Royal Parks and the City, will take place next week. Cities Europe Personal Transit Policy

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Unfortunately, this conference focused primarily on setting a cap on carbon emissions and providing financial aid to developing countries to build capacities to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. A joint venture is a legal organization that takes the form of a short term partnership in which the persons jointly undertake a transaction for mutual profit. Generally each person contributes assets and share risks. Perspective by Brian J.

Ford aims to tackle urban mobility

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That was the message from Ford Chairman Bill Ford, speaking at the second annual “Go Further with Ford” conference. Ford Green cars Latest news green cars mobility personal mobility urban concept ZipCarIt may be one of the most famous automakers in the world – but Ford is much more than just a car manufacturer: it’s a mobility company too. He mapped out a strategy aimed at addressing [.].

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Low carbon vehicles 2012 returns to Millbrook

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The UK’s largest business-to-business low carbon vehicle event is to return this September with the promise of more than 50 of the industry’s leading personalities set to take to the stand. Green credentials conference green car LowCVPMinister for Industry, Mark Prisk and Professor Dame Julia King will be among the speakers at the LCV2012 event at Millbrook Proving Ground in [.].

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Tesla Hopes To Hire Hackers To Ensure Security Of Its Cars, Present And Future

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The term "hacker" conjures up images of shady individuals stealing your personal details through loop-holes in your internet security, but in the modern world a professional hacker can actually provide a valuable skill. Tesla Motors, for example, recently attended the Def Con security conference in Las Vegas in order to hire hackers to develop

Intel to invest more than $250M over next two years in autonomous driving; “Data is the new oil”

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In a keynote address at the AutoMobility LA conference, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel Capital is targeting more than $250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality. Personal data.

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Volvo Cars adds Microsoft’s Skype for Business to 90 Series; looking ahead to autonomous cars

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Sitting in the car trying to join a conference call. Volvo Cars will introduce Skype for Business, Microsoft’s collaborative productivity app, to its new 90 Series cars. Volvo Cars is the first carmaker to launch such an in-car productivity tool.

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Android Auto makes its debut with support from multiple automakers and tech companies

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Android Auto made its debut at the 2014 Google I/O annual technology conference in San Francisco as the first innovation resulting from the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)—a coalition of tech companies and auto industry leaders launched in January by Google, NVIDIA, Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai committed to bringing the Android platform to cars.

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DENSO & Toshiba partner on Deep Neural Network-IP for image recognition systems for ADAS & automated driving

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Who knows what visual features best separate a person with a smartphone from a person without?

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Gen. Wesley Clark Says Nation Must Apply Economic Might To EV Technology

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Military came out as powerful words at the Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit this week. As Clark said, "The nation must muster the same economic might that brought about the explosion in personal computing, the Internet and cellular phones, and apply it to electric vehicle The thoughts of General Wesley Clark of the U.S

Study: strong interactions with voice-guided vehicles result in more crashes

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A recent study by researchers at Michigan State University, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Stanford University found that giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents. This suggests that having too strong a social/personal connection with the virtual driving instructor is distracting to the driver and thus hinders safe driving.

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Honda to show EV concept with AI emotion engine from joint project with Softbank

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In June 2016, Softbank Robotics launched “Pepper”—the world’s first personal robot that can not only read emotions but have its own. KHI) announced it was moving forward with plans to develop next-generation motorcycles that have a personality and can grow along with the rider.

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New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection; cascade detection + deep learning

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In the first stages, the algorithm quickly identifies and discards windows that it can easily recognize as not containing a person (such as the sky).

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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. Service Fabric enables the automaker to build individual mobility graphs with personalized data and real-time context.

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Honda to debut EV concept, plug-in hybrid platform at LA Auto Show

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President and CEO Takanobu Ito will attend the press conference, marking the first time Honda’s global Honda CEO has introduced a worldwide vehicle debut during the Los Angeles Auto Show press days. Honda said that both the electric vehicle concept and the plug-in hybrid platform along with the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle demonstrate its vision for the future of personal mobility and its continued commitment to developing advanced environmental technologies.

Tesla introduces financing product for Model S customers; lease-sale hybrid

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Essentially, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a conference call describing the product, the new approach allows one to buy a new Model S for no money down net of the tax credit and as low as about $500 net out of pocket cost per month, depending upon the model, specific state incentives, and personal parameters (e.g., Tesla guaranteeing that resale value, and Musk is personally standing behind the guarantee to give customers assurance about the value of the asset they are purchasing.

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MyCityWay integrated with BMW’S DriveNow EV sharing fleet in San Francisco

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At the Content and Apps for Automotive Conference hosted by Telematics Update in San Diego, MyCityWay CEO Puneet Mehta announced a partnership with BMW’s DriveNow car sharing program ( earlier post ) that will integrate MyCityWay’s location-based, situationally-aware mobile platform into BMW’s fleet of 70 DriveNow BMW ActiveE electric vehicles in San Francisco.

Toyota to Unveil New Compact Car Concept for India at New Delhi Show

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The concept for the new compact car is to be unveiled at a TKM press conference on 5 January. The TKM display will also present Toyota’s approach toward developing modes of transportation for the future by showing the i-REAL personal mobility vehicle, the Fine-S fuel-cell hybrid vehicle and other concept vehicles. Toyota Motor’s production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

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GM to introduce at least 10 new New Energy Vehicles in China from 2016-2020; focus on autonomy, connectivity and sharing

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At a press conference in Shanghai, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said that the company will introduce at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China. Barra said that GM believes the future of personal mobility will be driven by the convergence of electrification, autonomous vehicles, and connectivity and shared mobility services.

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Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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The company used the recent TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to introduce the A3 e-tron. The TED conference attracts thought leaders and influencers in technology, entertainment, and design industries. New cars are traditionally introduced at auto shows.

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

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In that period, CSRC has launched and completed 44 research projects with 23 partner universities, publishing more than 200 papers and presenting at multiple industry conferences. CSRC will be participating at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 25 th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) in Detroit, 5-8 June 2017.

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Toyota unveils Concept-i at CES; driver-focused AI

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In his remarks at Toyota’s CES 2017 press conference, Bob Carter, Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations, said that Toyota will be evaluating many of the Concept-i’s features and technologies on the roads in Japan within the next few years.

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Honda R&D Americas opens new advanced design studio in downtown Los Angeles

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It includes a conference room fashioned from a shipping container, and a louvered projection wall showcasing both new and classic Honda product designs and technology. The studio developed numerous concept vehicles that were showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including the REMIX small sport concept (2006), the three-seat FC Sport hydrogen sports car (2008), and the Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT) city coupe concept (2009). Honda R&D Americas, Inc.,

Interim assessment finds Volkswagen’s “Think Blue. Factory.” program reduced resource consumption by average 24.3% since 2011

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Participants at the annual conference also discussed new targets for the future of vehicle production at Volkswagen. This year, Volkswagen also honored the personal engagement of employees who have shown outstanding commitment to the conservation of resources. Volkswagen reports that it is on track with its “Think Blue. Factory.” environmental program: since 2011, the consumption of resources in vehicle production has been reduced by an average of 24.3% ( Earlier post.)

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Ford demonstrating cloud-based technology to optimize plug-in powertrain efficiency at ITS World Congress

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At the Google I/O conference in May, Ford introduced its research and innovation into using the cloud to predict driver behavior in order to optimize vehicle control systems and improve vehicle performance attributes such as fuel or hybrid-electric efficiency. The Evos Concept explores the potential for connecting a vehicle to the cloud in order to tailor the driving experience based on variables such as personal tastes and moods of the driver.

Penn State and partners hosting Next Generation Biomass Conversion Short Course and facility tour

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Venue: Desmond Hotel and Great Valley Conference Center in Malvern. Registration: Early bird registration for the event is $780 per person (up to October 22), after that the price rises to $960. Web-based attendance is available for persons that are not able to travel to the venue of the short course.

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BMW launches ParkNow mobile parking service; more details on DriveNow electric car-sharing service

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At a press conference with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, BMW Group Member of the Board Dr. Ian Robertson announced the upcoming launch of ParkNow, a mobile parking solution that is a joint venture with Urban Mobility; and also provided new details about DriveNow, a new premium car-sharing service which features a fleet of BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicles. After registering online or in-person, customers can locate and book an available car using the DriveNow web site or mobile app.

GM planning to “own” the customer relationship beyond the vehicle; autonomous Volts, car sharing and fuel cells

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra and her leadership team outlined the company’s plans to capitalize on the future of personal mobility by owning the customer relationship beyond the vehicle, building upon nearly two decades of connectivity leadership. The company shared its plans with investors during a conference at its Milford Proving Ground. We believe our decades of leadership in vehicle connectivity is fundamental to our quest to redefine the future of personal mobility.

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Report finds road transportation sector in Canada likely to fall far short of 2050 GHG emissions reduction target

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A new Conference Board of Canada report finds that Canada is unlikely to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050. The report was funded by the Canadian Fuels Association and is publicly available from The Conference Board of Canada’s e-Library.

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Audi of America to introduce 4G LTE Audi connect service with A3 in Spring 2014

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In a press conference at the 2013 Connected Car Expo at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, Audi officials detailed the services and long-term opportunities enabled by technology, which it had announced in January. The new A3 family will feature the most advanced version of Audi connect including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts; access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations; personalized RSS news feeds, and more.

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BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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The BMW Group will showcase five electric vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show including the North American premieres of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, MINI Electric Concept, BMW i3s, and a World Premiere vehicle that will be shown during the BMW Group press conference on Wednesday, 29 November.

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Arctic Whisper fast-charged hybrid bus wins Elmia Future Transport Award; 18 hours of all-electric range

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The Future Transport Award is awarded to highlight good examples and role models who have developed effective, environmentally sound and economically viable transportation solutions for personal travel and freight transport. The initial test results are very promising and will be presented at the European Electric Vehicle Conference in Brussels on 27 October 2011.

U-M teams with Argonne, Idaho national labs to study potential energy savings of connected vehicles

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Reuben Sarkar, DOE deputy assistant secretary for transportation, announced the grant Wednesday during a conference at U-M. Their personal vehicles will be equipped to collect energy consumption data, in addition to information about vehicle motion, such as speed and location, as the volunteers go about their daily routines.

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

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In the opening keynote at Ford’s annual trends conference, 2015 Further With Ford, CEO Mark Fields announced the next phase of the company’s Smart Mobility plan, originally announced in January this year at CES ( earlier post ).

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