GenZe introduces smart, connected electric bicycles

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The 200-series models feature the ability to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a GenZe companion smartphone app. This allows riders to measure their physical effort level while pedaling, map distances covered, plan riding routes and even connect with other users to track and gamify performance. According to Tom Valasek, chief marketing officer for GenZe, the GenZe app receives real-time data from a system of vehicle sensors throughout the e-Bikes, enabling the connected functions.

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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. Ford Smart Mobility is the company’s plan to help change the way the world moves through innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.

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Ford and Automatic Labs working together to support connected-car solutions

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The Automatic app can display detailed info about a week, such as drive distance and destinations. Ford’s interface—coupled with Automatic’s connected services platform—enables us to bring customized one-touch applications to Ford drivers that go beyond the capabilities of either technology on its own. Automatic will launch additional connected-car enhancements in the coming months. —Don Butler, executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services at Ford.

2014 86

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. The principle of lightweight design also governs the aluminum Drive module and the connection between the two elements. These include Driving Assistant Plus, Parking Assistant, a rear view camera and Speed Limit Info.

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VW BUDD-e EV concept makes US auto show debut; 233-mile range based on EPA cycle; next-gen connectivity and HMI

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The first component, Active Info Display, is a freely programmable instrument cluster located in front of the driver; the second is a head unit which was once a separate screen for the infotainment system. Active Info Display captures the conceptual focus on drive information, while the head unit caters to the infotainment needs of all passengers on board. In addition, the main points and content can also be swapped between the Active Info Display and the head unit.

2016 65

DENSO and Toyota Tsusho to test quantum computing analysis of IoT traffic data

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This type of technology will be essential in the connected era, when vehicles and mobility systems need to process large amounts of data in real-time. The TSquare Traffic Information service in Bangkok and suburbs, launched in July 2012, collects GPS data from systems installed in 10,000 taxis and 5,000 trucks to create real time traffic info for big cities in Thailand. Connected vehicles Internet of Things Quantum computing

2017 86

This Is Going To Make It Hard To Reconcile

Creative Greenius

After confirming that I wasn’t being catfished, I happily connected with my Cuz who is now ensconced in the land of 1000 lakes, Minnesota. She is a sweet and sensitive soul, so much so that she reached out to connect with my brother and sister after her father‘s passing. But my sister did share Brigid‘s contact info with other O’Connor side of the family relatives. I am the firstborn child of Mary Brigid O’Connor and Stanley Daniel Galliani. I was born in September of 1957.

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Ford awards TomTom global traffic service deal for next-gen SYNC tech

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The advanced TomTom service can predict traffic jams before they happen with updates every 30 seconds based on more than 70 million driving hours every day from millions of connected devices. The new F-150 represents Ford’s next big step in bringing connected vehicles to customers. Making its debut in the Mustang Mach-E is the SYNC 4A connected vehicle technology, which uses machine learning to learn drivers’ preferences.

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Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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With its 9.2-inch screen it forms a conceptual and visual entity with the Active Info Display (digital instrument panel), which is also new to the Golf. The main focus is on a completely new generation of infotainment and connectivity. Digital Golf: Active Info Display, gesture control and online services. It is based on the new Active Info Display and the first infotainment system with gesture control to be offered in a production model Volkswagen. App Connect.

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Volkswagen unveils BUDD-e electric van concept at CES; first VW based on new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)

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With the BUDD-e, Volkswagen has also developed a vehicle that is more thoroughly connected with its surroundings than any car before it. The first component, Active Info Display, is a freely programmable instrument cluster located in front of the driver; the second is a head unit which was once a separate screen for the infotainment system. In addition, the main points and content can also be swapped between the Active Info Display and the head unit.

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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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The info is transferred in real time to other Volvo drivers notifying them of icy road conditions. Samuelsson made his remarks at the “1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving” in Brussels, where he also underlined the need to put safety first when developing a regulatory framework for autonomous cars. Autonomous driving Big Data Connected vehicles Safety

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning. It shows that we have four core innovations: smart sustainability, automated driving, intuitive interaction and personalized connectivity. Connectivity is one of the ineluctable trends of the automotive industry.

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Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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At CES, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced “Ford Smart Mobility”—a plan to use innovation to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. In his CES talk, Fields said that rapidly advancing connectivity; software and sensor technology; and big data were the enablers behind the Smart Mobility projects—eight in North America, nine in Europe and Africa, seven in Asia and one in South America.

2015 94

$90M UR:BAN research initiative presenting results on ADAS and traffic management for cities; intelligent vehicles

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They are displayed via an advanced Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) using the Driver Info Center in the instrument panel, with secondary information shown in the central console. Autonomous driving Compressed Air Engines Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Microprocessors and controls Safety Sensors Urban mobility V2X

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Magneti Marelli and TELIT Sign MOU in the Field of Telematics Devices for Automotive

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The agreement aims at developing info-mobility and tracking functions and services, and provides for Telit to supply Magneti Marelli with cellular M2M (machine-to-machine) modules to be fitted into telematics boxes for automotive use worldwide and in particular for Europe and Brazil. The GSM module is the system component that provides voice communication capabilities and internet connectivity to the car. Magneti Marelli and Telit Communications S.p.A.

2009 69

BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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To ensure maximum safety in a crash scenario, the high-voltage battery is disconnected from the high-voltage system and the connected components discharged when the passenger restraint systems are triggered. In addition to the LifeDrive architecture, the principle of lightweight design also governs the aluminium drive module and the connection between the two elements. This includes BMW Connected Drive and the 360° ELECTRIC services, some of which are options.

2013 85

An E-mail from Azure Dynamics about the DMOC445

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Thanks for the info on the SPEEDO_BUF output on the controller. If so, do you sell a device that I can connect to them? If an LED is connected to it, a current limiting resistor is needed. I recently sent off an e-mail to Azure Dynamics, the maker of the DMOC445 AC motor controller in the 914 kit. I asked how I could tap into the motor encoder signals to create an RPM signal for the tachometer on the dashboard.

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Batteries arrive

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I didn't get this with the order but found the info on the Thunder-Sky website. This info will be helpful if you are making a per cell battery balancing system. I'll go into more detail on the pieces here and the others as I install them to show which connections go where. After a very long wait (6-7 weeks) the order of lithium batteries, charger and BMS have finally arrived!

2009 40

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Reply Neutral Haikibutsu @ Apr 19th 2009 4:31PM It would be better if there was a 7 point or more: 3 for power and ground, and 4 for a USB-like connection to tell you things like car status, power, etc. Reply Highly Ranked Shyam D @ Apr 19th 2009 4:34PM Such data connections could easily be relegated to a wireless connection. Putting a data connection in the same bundle would be like wrapping your HDMI cable around your washer and dryer.

Hyundai showcasing augmented reality, wearables and ADAS tech at 2015 CES

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Hyundai is showcasing a collection of new technologies at the 2015 CES, highlighting a new augmented reality Head Up Display (HUD); new connectivity and 3D-gesture controls; and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Future connectivity. Hyundai continues to explore new customer applications for connected devices inside and outside of vehicles. Specialized rear seat tablet mounts with connectivity. V2X connectivity among vehicles, infrastructure, and devices.

2015 81

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

Creative Greenius

That’s a PV system that’s connected to the same electric grid you currently get your electricity from. So we learned about battery-based systems too and the parallel wiring required to connect it not to be confused with the series wiring used to connect grid tied systems. Parallel wiring is about increasing the amps and involves connecting positive to positive and negative to negative.

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GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Journal Community encourages thoughtful dialogue and meaningful connections between real people. More BigCharts Virtual Stock Exchange FiLife.com WSJ Asia WSJ Europe WSJ Portuguese WSJ Spanish WSJ Chinese SEARCH Welcome, Logout My Account My Online Journal Help Message Center ( new) U.S. Edition WSJ.com is available in the following editions and languages: U.S.

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New 2016 Nissan LEAF with available 30 kWh pack for 107-mile range

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LEAF S models continue to be equipped with a 24 kWh battery with an EPA-estimated range of 84 miles.The 2016 model also offers an enhanced IT system that is more user-friendly and gives drivers greater vehicle connectivity. The NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system for 2016 LEAF S includes Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices.

2015 85

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

April 10, 2009 11:21 am Link Kaare- Lithium Ion batteries do not contain lead (unless it is in solder connections) and do not contain acid. Many EV groups online for more info or google EV clubs or EV racing and follow the website’s links. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

BMW i3 on sale in US 2Q 2014, base MSRP $41,350 for BEV; $45,300 with range extender

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It includes the wide-screen Navigation Professional with advanced real-time traffic and the new touch pad; Traffic Jam Assist; BMW Assist with Enhanced Bluetooth and USB with BMW Apps; Online Information services; Deceleration Assistant; ACC Stop & Go; Speed Limit info; BMW ConnectedDrive services; Forward Collision Warning; Pedestrian Protection; and City Collision Mitigation. Meanwhile, the Speed Limit Info system is also offered. BMW i3. Click to enlarge.

2013 94

Promised VW Passat plug-in hybrid to debut at Paris show; both sedan and wagon

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In connection with optional DCC, the chassis is firmer. In addition, the innovative Active Info Display with specific displays will be also available as an option for the Passat GTE. Volkswagen is offering an optional instrument cluster that has been designed as a full interactive display: the Active Info Display. Passat GTE sedan. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen launches new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid in Europe

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A few examples: A polymer coating was applied to the main and connecting rod bearings; a coating of special hard materials was applied to the piston rings; and special modifications were made to the bearing shells and piston play. Active Info Display. Volkswagen is offering an instrument cluster that has been designed as a full interactive display in the new Passat GTE as an option: the Active Info Display.

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BMW to premiere new i3 and i3s EVs at IAA

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Driving Assistance systems also contained within the Technology and Driving Assistance package include Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation and Speed Limit Info. The enhanced BMW i ConnectedDrive offering ensures intelligent connectivity through services specially tailored to electric mobility. This helps users to quickly and efficiently reach their destination by factoring in local public transport timetables and connections.

2017 60

Volkswagen provides first technical details of Gen 8 Passat, including plug-in hybrid drive; multiple new assistance systems

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They include systems such as Active Info display (a completely digital instrument cluster); extendable head-up display; new Rear Seat Entertainment; Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring; Emergency Assist (vehicle stops in emergency); Trailer Assist (assisted maneuvering with a trailer); and Traffic Jam Assist. The cylinder crankcase, crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons were adapted to the high maximum combustion pressure of 200 bar.

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Volkswagen unveils the new Gen 6 Polo; standard start/stop and regeneration; 1.0 TGI natural gas engine

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In addition, the Polo is the first Volkswagen and first Group model at all in which a new generation of the Active Info Display is available. Connected Community. Volkswagen unveiled the new sixth-generation Polo at an event in Berlin. With more than 14 million units sold to date, the Polo is one of the world’s most successful compact cars. The sixth generation has a fully new sportier exterior design, and is bigger than its predecessor in every dimension.

2017 60

Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

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At the 2015 CES in Las Vegas, Volkswagen is showcasing the ongoing development of more connected, more intelligent vehicles by demonstrating four main aspects of emerging mobility technology: computer-controlled drive systems; app and smartphone integration; intuitive vehicle operation; and autonomous and semi-autonomous driving. The light indicator is activated when the charge plug is connected and after activating the central locking, which activates the charging process.

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Mitsubishi shows XR-PHEV concept at LA Show

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Connected car technology. he Concept XR-PHEV features Mitsubishi Motors advanced connected car technology that makes use of the next-generation information systems. By linking to a vehicle information network, the Concept XR-PHEV’s connected car system uploads real-time vehicle status information to the network while simultaneously downloading external data. Another important role for connected car technology is in the area of vehicle diagnostics.

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Promised VW Passat plug-in hybrid to debut at Paris show; both sedan and wagon

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In connection with optional DCC, the chassis is firmer. In addition, the innovative Active Info Display with specific displays will be also available as an option for the Passat GTE. Volkswagen is offering an optional instrument cluster that has been designed as a full interactive display: the Active Info Display. Passat GTE sedan. Click to enlarge.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

“Electric vehicles could be connected to the grid and could store energy at times when too much is produced ? The following article has more info on these great electric cars: [link] — Green Machine42 1 2 Next » Add your comments. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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Individuals and businesses lose months and connect fees when they add solar and other forms of renewable energy to the grid. Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password?

BMW unveils i8 Roadster, 2019 i8 Coupe; optimized eDrive tech increases power and range

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For example, aluminum elements connecting the roof mechanism with the body of the first-ever BMW i8 Roadster are produced in a new 3D printing process. This system comprises Frontal Collision warning with City Collision Mitigation Daytime Pedestrian Protection Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear, Automatic Highbeams, Speed Limit Info and Cross Traffic Alert and Side and Top View Cameras. BMW Connected and ConnectedDrive.

2017 65

BMW announces second-generation X1; fuel consumption reduced up to 17%

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The two are connected by a two-piece drive shaft. Tube-shaped anti-roll bars at the front and rear axle, innovative axle mounting and specially tuned elastokinematics contribute to the agility and ride comfort of the new BMW X1, as do the connection of the dampers to the body via sophisticated three-way support mounts. The second generation BMW X1 also brings significant advances in the field of intelligent connectivity over its predecessor.

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New BMW 3 Series includes a new 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo, 8-speed automatic and start-stop; ActiveHybrid 3 model in 2012

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Among the most prominent technologies developed under the banner of BMW ConnectedDrive are the comfort-enhancing systems BMW Parking Assistant, Surround View, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, and Speed Limit Info with No Passing Info display. The BMW Connected app allows full in-car use of web radio and calendar functions, as well as social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Speed Limit Info.

2011 93

Mercedes-Benz Vans strategic initiative adVANce: holistic system solutions for transport; electric Vision Van

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It is the first van worldwide to fully digitally connect all people and processes involved, from the distribution center to the consignee. However, the product will be transformed into a platform of connected solutions and into an integrated system for innovative transport concepts. The Vision Van merges numerous innovative technologies and serves as the central, intelligent element in a fully connected delivery chain.

2016 60

Carbon Core of next-gen BMW 7 Series helps reduce sedan’s weight by up to 130 kg; remote control parking

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BMW presented an initial selection of technology highlights for the next generation of the BMW 7 Series model range featuring developments in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and operation. Once in use, the touch of a button will now suffice to acknowledge speed restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info function and adapt the selected speed accordingly.

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BMW unveils production i8 plug-in hybrid; 94 mpg; on sale in US in 2014 priced from $135,925

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To ensure maximum safety in such a crash scenario, the high-voltage battery is disconnected from the high-voltage system and the connected components discharged when the passenger restraint systems are triggered. The BMW i8 is equipped as standard with an integrated SIM card which provides the intelligent connectivity required to use the mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive. The BMW i8 goes on sale in the US in 2014. Click to enlarge.

2013 101

Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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The power electronics module is connected to the e-motor via the sort of yellow-and-orange 3-phase cable typical for electric vehicles. The connection to the lithium-ion battery is established via two traction cables. Using the ‘Car-Net e-Remote’ app it is also possible to make the most of these settings and information requests (air conditioning, battery charging, vehicle data and vehicle status info) via a smartphone or the Car-Net website.

2013 109

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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For details on what we’ve called “The Big Fix” beyond the following, see [link] —and we’ll continue adding back-up info at CalCars-News and elsewhere. We’ll recruit mentors to validate your business plans, identify suppliers, and connect partners. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars. Reprinted by invitation from the CalCars website.

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