Taoglas launches low-profile, compact multi-antenna reference design for the next generation of connected car

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Taoglas, a leading provider of automotive, IoT and GNSS antenna products, introduced Axiom, a reference design for a low-profile, compact multiple-antenna solution for the next generation of Connected Cars. The reference design will help automobile manufacturers overcome one of the biggest challenges of the Connected Car: where and how to place the multitude of antennas needed for maximum performance. Connected vehicles

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to design connected smart ships

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new Sprinter; focus on connectivity; electric drive in 2019; realizing adVANce

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As the first fully connected integral system solution, the third generation of the Sprinter demonstrates the development of the division from purely a vehicle manufacturer into a provider of complete transport and mobility solutions, the company said. Mercedes?Benz

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IEEE, American Center for Mobility to collaborate on technical standards for connected and autonomous vehicles

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IEEE signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) ( earlier post ), a global center for testing and validation, product development, education and standards work for connected and autonomous vehicles and other technologies. This agreement connects us formally with a world-class testing and validation environment in the American Center for Mobility, through which technologies and systems can be continually improved.

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Cisco and Hyundai to bring “hyper-connected” car to production in 2019; software defined vehicle architecture

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It’s highly configurable and secure, and offers the flexibility to design and build new services. Connected vehicles V2X Vehicle SystemsAt CES, Cisco and Hyundai Motor Company announced the coming production of a next-generation, hyperconnected car.

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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.

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Volvo Cars expanding connected services; refreshed Sensus interface in the new XC60

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Volvo Cars announced a range of updates to its global connected services program and its Sensus in-car user interface, starting with the new XC60 and the company’s existing and new 90 Series cars. The Sensus user interface design in the new XC60 will come pre-installed in new 90 Series cars.

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Qualcomm announces Connected Car Reference Platform

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announced the Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Platform aimed at accelerating the adoption of advanced and complex connectivity into the next-generation of connected cars. The platform is also designed to solve for challenges such as wireless coexistence, future-proofing and support for a large number of in-car hardware architectures. Qualcomm expects the Connected Car Reference Platform to be available by the end of 2016. Connected vehicles Telematics V2X

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

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China-based automaker Geely has launched Lynk & Co —a new global car brand designed and engineered in Sweden; every model will feature an electrified powertrain. Full mobile connectivity will also be standard, working in partnership with Ericsson.

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SAIC-GM Connectivity Strategy 2025 lays out roadmap to cloud-based connectivity, autonomy

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SAIC-GM, GM’s Chinese joint venture with SAIC, announced its Connectivity Strategy 2025, which lays out a roadmap for its connectivity development from 2017 through 2025. SAIC-GM will speed up the creation of a cloud-based platform and services, improve its vehicles’ connectivity to build a “people-vehicle-life” ecosystem, and aim to lead the development of a future intelligent vehicle society and lifestyle. Autonomous and connected.

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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. This is primarily a safety-related feature, designed to make our interface the easiest to use on the market. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency Safety

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BMW Motorrad unveils its VISION NEXT 100 concept; electric and connected, augmented reality visor

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The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 embodies the BMW Group’s vision of biking in a connected world—an analogue experience in a digital age. —Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad. The front is minimalist in design and enhanced with high-quality details.

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BMW Connected update adds new services and devices

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A new update to the BMW Connected adds new services and additional devices to the personal mobility companion. The launch of BMW Connected Version 3.0 BMW Connected Version 1.0 With the announcement of BMW Connected at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and its market launch earlier this year, BMW kicked off its vision of an intelligent, highly personalized network of digital services that integrate the vehicle seamlessly into the life of the consumer.

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LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%

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Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus is focusing on automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems. Buzz Cargo, a compact van that runs on electricity, is also being developed, its design and suitability for day-to-day life reminiscent of those of the classic VW Bulli.

2017 78

Samsung Electronics to acquire HARMAN for ~$8B, accelerating growth in automotive and connected technologies

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Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung a significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies, particularly automotive electronics, which has been a strategic priority for Samsung, and is expected to grow to more than $100 billion by 2025.

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Qualcomm Technologies offering C-V2X chipset and reference design; first commercial solution

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a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated recenetly introduced its first-announced Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) commercial solution based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications for PC5-based direct communications, the Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design, which will feature the 9150 C-V2X chipset with integrated GNSS capability, and include an application processor running the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) V2X stack and a Hardware Security Module (HSM).

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Ford outlines strategic plan to investors; connected, smart vehicles and services, EVs and financial fitness

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in 2016), the company said it is expanding its scope to include vehicles and services—all designed around human-centered experiences. Specifically, Ford is: Accelerating the introduction of connected, smart vehicles and services customers want and value.

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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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The on-demand vehicles would have human drivers at first, but the designers hope they would eventually be replaced with autonomous vehicles, lowering costs further, says RITMO lead research Pascal Van Hentenryck, the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at U-M.

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Bosch showcasing wide range of future commercial vehicle technologies at NACV; automated, connected and electric

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At the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in Atlanta this week, Bosch is showcasing its portfolio of automated, connected and electrified technologies for commercial vehicles. The Bosch Central Gateway (CGW) enables secure connectivity in commercial vehicles. It is the central communication node that acts as a router for in-vehicle communication and through the connectivity control unit (CCU) to the outside.

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center to study societal acceptance of connected and automated vehicle technologies

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The new projects, undertaken in partnership with five US research institutions, will launch as part of CSRC Next, the Center’s new five-year program designed to support and inform a safe transition to future mobility. CSRC Next also supports ongoing research programs at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Connected (TC) to help accelerate the development of automated and connected driving technologies and services. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles

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Toyota to collaborate with the American Center for Mobility; $5M to support connected and automated vehicle testing

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The ACM is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards. As an ACM contributor, Toyota will be a member of a government-industry team which supports ACM initiatives to create the large-scale test environment where various companies can test their Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies.

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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. First announced in 2014, CSRC Next ( earlier post ) will direct $35 million through 2021 towards research designed to support a safe transition to the future of mobility. CSRC is working with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Connected (TC). Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Safety

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

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Specific research challenges include: The integration of advanced active safety systems—such as automatic emergency braking—and passive systems; human experience design for advanced technology vehicles; driver state detection; and using analytics to help improve the study of naturalistic driving data. Autonomous and connected vehicle technologies are only just beginning to transform the transportation landscape. AI Autonomous driving Connected vehicles

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Techrules unveils production design of series-hybrid Ren RS with micro-turbine range extender; 330 km/h

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Techrules, a China-based automotive R&D company ( earlier post ) is unveiling the final production design of its Ren RS series-hybrid supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Design and aerodynamics. The wing has been designed by L.M.

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ARPA-E awards $32M to 10 new projects to improve connected and automated vehicle efficiency

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $32 million in funding for 10 innovative projects as part of the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. With a goal of reducing individual vehicle energy usage by 20%, NEXTCAR projects will take advantage of the increasingly complex and connected systems in today’s—and tomorrow’s—cars and trucks to improve their energy efficiency.

2016 76

Infineon and Argus demonstrate cyber security solution for connected and automated cars; central gateway protection

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At the VDI Kongress in Baden-Baden this week, Infineon Technologies AG and cyber security company Argus will demonstrate an integrated cyber security solution for connected and autonomous vehicles. With more connectivity embedded into a vehicle, the protection of critical system functions from cyber threats is paramount. Joining forces with Infineon is a natural next-step in ensuring that today's connected cars and the vehicles of the future are protected against cyber threats".

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Toyota and KDDI jointly to establish global communications platform to support car connectivity

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and KDDI Corporation (KDDI) are partnering to establish a global communications platform to enable the operation of communications networks throughout the world to support car connectivity.

2016 78

FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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While millennials are a broad group of consumers at varying life stages, Chrysler designed and engineered the Portal concept with all life stages and lifestyles in mind, including active/adventure, single, married/partnered, those with newborns and older children.

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Ford expands Smart Mobility projects with connected e-bike study

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Ford Motor Company is expanding its global Ford Smart Mobility plan ( earlier post ) with a new experiment to study how connected electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centers.

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U-Michigan, China enter two new automated and connected vehicle partnerships

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The University of Michigan is entering two separate agreements with Chinese institutions targeting automated and connected vehicles. First, a $27-million research agreement with Shenzhen-based investment firm Frontt Capital Management will advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies. It also provides support for U-M researchers to advise Frontt on design of a unique autonomous vehicle test facility in Shenzhen. Autonomous driving China Connected vehicles

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Qualcomm announces Gigabit-class LTE for next-gen connected vehicles; Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

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has introduced a new variant of its connected car reference platform using the flagship Gigabit Class Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem to help car manufacturers deliver the high-speed, high-quality and reliable connectivity required for advanced telematics and connected vehicle services—supporting peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps. In-car networking and satellite navigation: The connected car reference platform also integrates Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2,

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U Michigan opens Mcity test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies

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The University of Michigan has opened Mcity, the first large controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

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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. For this first version of BMW Connected, journey management is the core service, with travel-planning before a trip and continued services afterward.

2016 78

Audi introduces connected mobility concept in Beijing; electric longboard integrated with intelligent nav system

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At Auto China 2016 in Beijing, Audi is presenting the Audi connected mobility concept, a concept car based on the Audi Q3, the brand’s urban compact SUV. The board’s premium design includes superior materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. China Connected vehicles Urban mobility

2016 78

Codha Wirelss and Autotalks partnering on connected vehicles

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Autotalks, supplier of automotive-grade V2X communication processors and RF transceivers, and Cohda Wireless, provider of V2X - Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, and CAV - Connected Autonomous Vehicles software, announced a partnership at ITS World Congress 2016 in Melbourne. Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray said the Cohda Wireless/Autotalks demonstration shows benefits of interoperability for connected vehicle technology.

2016 81

Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. —Matthew Lumsden, Managing Director of Connected Energy.

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Parsons Brinckerhoff to design infrastructure for connected vehicle Safety Pilot project; up to 3,000 vehicles with V2X communications

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Parsons Brinckerhoff has been selected to design and supervise deployment of technology infrastructure for a US Department of Transportation (US DOT) pilot program to study the potential of operating connected vehicles on the streets and highways of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Called the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment project, the $15-million research effort is being undertaken by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ( UMTRI ) and its.

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USDOT preparing to issue solicitation for Phase 1 of Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is preparing to issue (on or before 15 January 2015) a solicitation for a full and open competition to procure services for the Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployment program, Phase 1: Concept Development.

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BMW showcasing new connected car apps; Smart Home, G2 smart watch, GoPro

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BMW is showcasing new solutions for the “connected car” under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner at the IFA 2015 show in Berlin (4–9 September 2015), one of the world’s leading consumer electronics and home appliance fairs. Connected vehicles

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