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Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. With the factory-installed SIM card, customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years.

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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars is updating its 90 series cars with new powertrain, safety and connectivity updates. With Connected Safety, Volvo Cars is helping to define a completely new type of road safety system. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency Safety

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Audi deepening partnerships with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent on connected cars in China

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The R&D center is part of Audi China, a 100% Audi AG daughter-company, and puts a strong focus on key future technologies such as connected car, piloted driving, new energy vehicles and digital services. We are determined to work with them on features for the connected car of the future.

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Hyundai Motor accelerating development of its connected car operating system

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Hyundai Motor is accelerating development of its advanced ccOS (connected car Operating System), the core platform technology for its future connected cars. The software will optimize the high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle to support increasingly complex features that will lead the connected car market. Hyundai Motor has also opened a new Big Data Center in China to reinforce its venture toward connected car development.

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Continental showcases “Super Clean Electrified” connected, optimized 48V mild hybrid diesel; post-Eu6d

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An additional significant reduction in emissions is achieved with the help of connected Energy Management (cEM). The beauty of ‘connected Energy Management’ is that we can implement a more energy-efficient driving strategy simply by using an improved database.

2017 17

IFP Energies nouvelles launches DriveQuant start-up in the connected mobility sector

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The market for services associated with connected vehicles is expanding rapidly. It is likely to generate some US$350 billion dollars by 2020 according to the “The Connected Mobility Global Forecast 2016” study conducted by Ptolemus Consulting Group. In 2010, IFPEN launched research projects concerning connected vehicles, particularly in the field of eco-driving. IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is launching a dedicated start-up: DriveQuant.

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Geely launches Lynk & Co; a new electrified and connected global car brand

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Full mobile connectivity will also be standard, working in partnership with Ericsson. Geely claims that the SUV will be the most connected car to date, built around an open API and inviting developers’ creative ideas to enrich the automotive experience.

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Test deployment of new on-demand hub & shuttle mobility system at U Michigan; connected & automated vehicles & big data

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Autonomous driving Big Data Car Sharing Connected vehicles Urban mobilityA test deployment of a new hub-and-shuttle urban mobility system will take place on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

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Jaguar Land Rover in two UK projects worth ~$16M to advance connected and autonomous vehicle technology

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million) to advance connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The £5.5-million (US$7.9-million) UK-CITE (UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) project will create the first test route capable of testing both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems on public roads in the UK. The 41-mile Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) test corridor will be used to evaluate new systems in real-world driving conditions.

Toyota and NTT agree to collaborate on ICT platform R&D for connected cars; 5G

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies(ICT) of NTT Group companies. A field trial is planned for 2018 to assess the feasibility and usability of representative services in the connected car field.

2017 16

Toshiba introduces new automotive Ethernet-AVB bridge; working with Qualcomm on advanced connected car systems

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TAEC also announced it is working with Qualcomm Technologies to bring to the automotive market advanced connected car platforms powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A and Snapdragon 602A processors, and telematics solutions powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem. Connection to the host is achieved via PCI Express (PCIe), HSIC or Time Division Multiplex (TDM)/I2S for audio traffic. AT CES 2016, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

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UK 5*StarS consortium to focus on automotive cybersecurity in autonomous and connected vehicles

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The project will address the increased threat from cybersecurity with the proliferation of connected and autonomous road vehicles. Following its successful bid to secure funding, the consortium will research and develop an innovative assurance methodology to assure that connected autonomous vehicles components and systems have been designed and tested to the relevant cyber security standards throughout their whole lifecycle.

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IEEE publishes new 1609.3-2016 WAVE standard supporting connected vehicle deployment

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IEEE has published the 1609.3-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) -- Networking Services. IEEE 1609.3 defines network (Layer 3) and transport layer (Layer 4) services that support secure WAVE data exchange, including addressing and routing.

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Bosch and SBB Cargo working on connected rail freight wagon; leveraging automotive technology

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Bosch Engineering is leveraging its automotive connectivity technology and working with Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo to develop rail logistics into a connected transport system.

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KPMG Survey: execs say connected car generates 10x revenue than a conventional vehicle; market share based on units “outdated”; BEVs #1 trend

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The KPMG research, which polled nearly 1,000 executives with the world’s leading automotive companies, found that 76% say one connected car generates more revenue streams than 10 conventional cars. Connectivity and digitalization have thereby even been overtaken.

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Daimler demonstrates autonomous truck platooning; Highway Pilot Connect delivers ~7% lower fuel consumption

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Daimler Trucks demonstrated the new Highway Pilot Connect system for autonomous truck platooning on the A52 autobahn near Düsseldorf. Three WiFi-connected, autonomously driving trucks operated on the autobahn with authorization for public traffic in a platoon formation.

2016 20

Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

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At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It's a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some. Study electric utilities renewable energy energy energy storage

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Connectivity, Navigation Highlights

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But, this week, BMW released not only a few technical specifications for the powertrain but also some details of the car''s advanced connectivity and navigation systems. First, the car has its own cellular connection--as do many cars--but it uses its communications We''ll finally see an undisguised 2014 BMW i3 electric car in about two weeks.

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Continental Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal debuts in E-Class; NFC, wireless smartphone charging, connectivity

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To connect the smartphone wirelessly to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the driver simply places the device in the compartment in the center console. This standard provides a similar charging current to a USB charging connection and therefore has similar charging times to those of cable charging systems. Continental’s Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) is making its YYYY debut in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. taxi drivers. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. DON'T MISS: Ford plans. Detroit Auto Show taxi

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.

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Toyota, KDDI and Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association begin verification testing for connected taxis; big data for new services

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation and KDDI Corporation, together with the Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association (THTA), have begun verification testing on data collection for making connected taxis a reality. Connected vehicles Mobility services

Electric vehicles to get connected

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As the dawn of the electric car era inches ever closer, two companies have formed a partnership to advance the connectivity of these vehicles. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Airbiquity electric car connectivity electric vehicles Hitachi Smart Grid transport connectivity Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd and Airbiquity Inc have joined forces to provide telematics services for electric vehicles on a global scale.

Say Hello To The Car Connection's 2016 Driver's Choice Awards

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Every year, like Green Car Reports, our sister site The Car Connection names its Best Car To Buy. This year, it's now giving you the opportunity to vote for the best new cars of the year as well. Dubbed the 2016 Driver's Choice Awards, there are six categories, which include Best Performance Car, Best Green Car, Best Luxury Car, Best Looking Car. Awards

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Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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Ford has opened its new Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto, growing its global research team and accelerating the company’s work in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.

Faraday Future FF 91, Tesla 2016 deliveries, Ford Transit Connect Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, we have details on the Faraday Future FF 91 electric car, Tesla's 2016 delivery figures, and confirmation that a prototype Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi will appear at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Faraday Future FF 91 electric car debuted at CES, with a claimed 1,050 horsepower and 378-mile. Today in Car News

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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Connected to BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which allows multi-directional data transmission, the embedded intelligent system can share real-time location and relevant data through the mobile application.

GM sees connectivity, autonomy and transport-as-service fundamentally changing automotive industry

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Three emerging and converging factors—connectivity, autonomy and transport-as-a-service—will fundamentally change the automotive industry over the next few decades, according to Mike Abelson, GM’s VP of Strategy and Global Portfolio Planning.

EV Connect launches first EV charging-as-a-service

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EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, announced the first “EV Charging-as-a-Service” or “EV CaaS”, to cut up-front costs and simplify the process for purchasing and installing EV charging station infrastructure by turning the purchase decision from a capital expenditure to an operating expense. EV Connect has also launched an online resource for customers at

IAV and Microsoft demonstrate connected highly automated driving vehicle for enhanced safety; cloud-based analytics and big data

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At CES 2016 last week, IAV and Microsoft demonstrated a connected highly automated driving (CHAD) vehicle capable of connecting with the Microsoft Azure cloud and Windows 10 to enable communication that helps prevent vehicle and pedestrian accidents and increases driving comfort and convenience.

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First drive: Ford Transit Connect Electric

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Ford Azure Dynamics Connect electric ev first drive TransitAlready on the road and silently running, Ford venture into electric vehicles has already begun. With five electric models from the US car maker planned to launch in Europe by 2013, our reporter Tom Stewart gets behind the wheel of Ford’s first fully electric offering… By Tom Stewart I’ve recently been reminded that, almost regardless [.].

Oklahoma Adds Fee For Homes To Connect Solar, Wind Power To Grid

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Renewable-energy advocates have cranked up the outrage machine at a surcharge imposed by Oklahoma on homes that connect rooftop solar panels or wind-turbine generators to the grid. Ten days ago, the Oklahoma House passed S.B. 1455 without debate, and Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign it. The bill provides that by the end of next year

Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

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The company anticipates that, as a result, connected car services and greater choice in accessories and personalization will increasingly drive growth in its aftersales business, anticipated to contribute 25% of aftersales revenue by 2022.

Mazda takes car connectivity to next generation

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With 2014 right around the corner, many motoring fans will have their eyes locked on the showcase North American International Auto Show in January where a host of exciting concepts will be unveiled.

More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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In addition to the battery, the BMW Group also developed numerous battery system components including specific components which ensure the interconnection of the cells themselves as well as the connection between the battery system and the vehicle. Cutaway of the BMW i3. Click to enlarge.

IEEE publishes three updated standards to support connected vehicle development

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced IEEE’s publication of three updated standards to support connected vehicle deployment. These standards are: IEEE 1609.2-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments Security Services for Applications and Management Messages. Defines secure message formats, and the processing of those secure messages, within the dedicated short-range communications/WAVE system.

What Are Tesla Model S Drivers Browsing In Their Connected Cars?

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One of the alluring features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is its always-on 4G cellular connection and built-in Internet browser. But have you ever wondered what all those wealthy electric-car drivers are actually looking at on their in-car browsers? Now we know. Or at least we have some data. DON''T MISS: Memo To TV News Shows: Tesla

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California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. Reducing costs of integrating and connecting to the grid.

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HARMAN and Airbiquity announce first automotive-grade end-to-end intrusion detection solution for connected vehicles

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HARMAN International and Airbiquity, a provider of connected vehicle services, announced the first automotive grade end-to-end intrusion detection system (IDS) for connected vehicles at TU-Automotive Europe 2016 in Munich, Germany. Connected vehicles Security

Audi acquires stake in Cubic Telecom for connected vehicle work

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Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand. Dublin, Ireland‑based Cubic Telecom is a leading cloud based M2M platform provider, focused on enabling seamless global connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things and enterprise customers. The company’s applications and technologies are embedded into the device at the manufacturing stage, enabling always on connectivity anywhere in the world.