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

Green Car Congress

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. Connected car technology and expanding use of big data will enable Nissan to offer new services, improve the dealership experience and increase customer retention. The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.”

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Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

Green Car Congress

The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first tangible result of the partnership announced in November 2017 between Huawei and Groupe PSA covering all of the Group’s connected vehicles. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

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Saturna Green Systems partners with evolve Motorcycles to equip electric bikes with digital dashboard and connected wireless services

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Saturna’s On-Vehicle Device also provides CAN bus connectivity to the scooter or motorcycle’s electrical system, and in the case of electric vehicles, motor controllers (MC) and battery management systems (BMS), in order to gather accurate vehicle range and diagnostic information. CAN bus connectivity can also provide OEMs and their dealers with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) information for proactive warranty and maintenance programs. Components of the Saturna system.

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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving

Green Car Congress

have signed a global, multi-year agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. The partnership will accelerate development of best-in-class infotainment and location-based services that will: Allow customers to personalize and protect their settings.

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Verizon Telematics’ aftermarket connected vehicle solution now on market: hum

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Verizon Telematics announced the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle connectivity technology and subscription service. The monthly subscription also includes a smartphone app allowing subscribers to monitor their vehicle health, contact help, and manage maintenance needs, even when they are not behind the wheel. Maintenance Reminders and Alerts can be set for oil changes, tire rotations and more.

2015 188
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Nissan CEO announces LEAF with ProPilot autonomy; other autonomous and connected technologies & partnerships

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The request is routed to the first available mobility manager—a person who uses vehicle images and sensor data (streamed over the wireless network) to assess the situation, decide on the correct action, and create a safe path around the obstruction. Connected cars: innovations in intelligent driving & integration. Cortana will allow the vehicle to adapt to personalized driver settings, even understanding different driver preferences in a shared vehicle.

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HARMAN introduces range of connected vehicle technologies and Microsoft partnership at CES

Green Car Congress

HARMAN International Industries made a number of connected vehicle technology announcements during CES 2016 last week, including a connected car computing platform, demonstrated in the Rinspeed Σtos concept car; an advanced navigation system with live data fusion; an open cloud-based software delivery system; and a new partnership with Microsoft. Connected car computing platform. Phil Eyler, president, HARMAN Connected Car Division. Connected Infotainment.

2016 150
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Tech: How Telematics Can Help You Be a Better Driver

Clean Fleet Report

Connected Technology Keeps You on a Safe & Fuel-Efficient Path. Telematics covers a broad spectrum of technologies, from GPS navigation to IoT-enabled maintenance computers. Reminding You of Maintenance Needs. Vehicles’ maintenance needs rarely fall along a regular schedule.

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment. Connected vehicles

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Audi of America, Verizon partner to bring 5G to vehicle lineup starting in MY2024

Green Car Congress

Verizon and Audi of America will bring 5G connectivity to the automaker’s US lineup, estimated to begin with select models for the 2024 model year. The collaboration brings embedded 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity into Audi vehicles and provides the speed and telecommunication architecture necessary for highly personalized and augmented mobile services, new driver-assistance features, and connectivity-enabled innovations for the automated future of driving.

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Volkswagen selects Hughes Telematics as exclusive provider of advanced connected vehicle services to US market

Green Car Congress

VWGoA) to deliver Volkswagen connected vehicle services beginning in 2013. Hughes Telematics and Volkswagen say they will bring to market a comprehensive suite of connected services for safety and security, convenience, and diagnostics, while offering drivers a new level of service and accessibility. Hughes Telematics’ architecture will provide the support for Volkswagen’s Connected Services portfolio with advanced customer service systems and emergency support personnel.

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Finally, an eVTOL You Can Buy (Soon)

Cars That Think

Opener’s highly unusual, single-seat flier is intended for personal use rather than transporting passengers, which makes it almost unique. Previously, Moore led a team at NASA that designed a personal-use eVTOL and then served as engineering director at Uber’s Elevate initiative.

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Ford and Google enter 6-year strategic partnership

Green Car Congress

Ford and Google are establishing a new collaborative group, Team Upshift, which wil focus on personalized consumer experiences, and drive new data-driven opportunities. As its preferred cloud provider and starting later this year, Google will help Ford leverage Google Cloud’s AI, ML and data analytics technologies to accelerate the automaker’s digital transformation, modernize operations, and power connected vehicle technologies with Google’s trusted, secure, and reliable cloud.

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BMW i novel drive unit swing arm powers HNF eBike

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This permits, for the first time, the combination of a rear suspension and the durable, maintenance-free carbon belt drive on full-suspension eBikes, resulting in excellent propulsion and handling characteristics. The HNF Heisenberg development team designed the new suspension technology for the XF1 with the kinematics fully integrated above the mid-motor, connecting it securely to the frame. Maintenance-free belt drive with hub gear, without chain tensioner.

2015 203
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Renault Group and Google partner on digital architecture for software-defined vehicles

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This supports first use cases in development, such as: Predictive maintenance and better detection and rectification of failures in near real time if necessary.

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Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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With increasing sophistication of onboard electronics systems and external connectivity through navigation, infotainment, digital communications and dealer maintenance networks, modern cars provide a feature base and functionality mix that would have been impossible even a few years ago.

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3 Ingredients to Create the Charging Experience EV Drivers Want

Clean Fleet Report

The deployment map needs to serve many constituents—personal use, commercial fleets, trucks and buses. 2 Internet Connectivity: The enabler for operations and the customer experience. Using connectivity, software updates and security patches can be delivered over-the-air.

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DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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Systems that provide real time, predicted, and individualized information about travel choices, based on data from sensors (traffic, weather), mobile sources (personal portable devices, connected vehicles), and other information systems (public transportation, shared-use mobility, traffic incident management, construction, parking, congestion pricing/tolls or other costs) to allow travelers and shippers to make informed decisions regarding destinations, when to travel, routes, or modes.

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VW Car-Net mobile app integrates with Siri to enable new features

Green Car Congress

Additionally, VW Car-Net now offers several shortcuts that can be added to Siri with a personalized phrase, including a start/stop for charging, defroster, and climate; a set climate temperature command; and a “where is my car” command. Volkswagen is committed to driving the development of more connected and intelligent vehicles, and the Car-Net® connectivity system is a major element in achieving that goal. Connected vehiclesVolkswagen of America, Inc.

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Electric Volvo XC40 features new infotainment system powered by Android with Google technologies built-in

Green Car Congress

Powered by Android, the new infotainment system offers customers unprecedented personalization, improved levels of intuitiveness and new embedded Google technology and services. And by introducing over-the-air updates for everything from maintenance to completely new features, the car can stay as fresh as your other digital products, always with the latest and greatest features. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) HMI

2019 177
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Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s telematics business for $1B in cash

Green Car Congress

TomTom’s digital fleet solution offers an industry leading data platform for connected vehicles enabling safer driving, improving productivity and optimizing uptime for personal and commercial mobility. In addition to reinforcing Bridgestone’s broad and leading portfolio, this strategic investment will also strengthen its position as an innovative leader in the field of tire design, and tire predictive maintenance service. Connected vehicles Mapping Telematics Tires

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smart, MINI Unveiling Electric Scooter Concepts at Paris Show; Central Role for Smartphones

Green Car Congress

The brushless direct current hub drive transmits its power directly to the rear wheel, and is clean and maintenance-free. A wireless Bluetooth interface can be connected to a helmet from the MINI Collection. This is fitted with a microphone and headphones so that riders are able to use the telephone function or access their personal music collection while on the road. Tags: Electric (Battery) Personal Transit The smart escooter. Click to enlarge.

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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.

2016 239
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Kia Motors integrating Google Maps into 2nd-generation UVO eServices telematics system

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KMA and Google say they look forward to continuing to work together to bring innovative navigation solutions to enhance the connected car experience. UVO was a breakthrough for Kia, and signaled the brand’s ambitious plans to become an in-vehicle technology leader by enabling drivers and passengers to use all of their personal technologies more safely and easily, while creating additional entertainment experiences. Connected vehicles Telematics

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

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The main focus is on a completely new generation of infotainment and connectivity. This means that drivers constantly have to restore their personal settings. Volkswagen has designed a new generation of personalization that simplifies this process significantly. Personalization options in the Golf, depending on the specific equipment version, include: Ambient lighting. App Connect.

2016 221
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Toyota shows e-Palette geared towards practical MaaS applications

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In collaboration with a range of partners, it is also planning to operate the vehicles in Woven City, a fully connected prototype city, while targeting commercial use in multiple areas and regions in the early 2020s.

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Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Pulling 200+ data points from the car sensors, as well as 100+ social and ambient data points (weather, traffic APIs), it provides real time diagnostics/alerts and historical data visualization, enabling the driver to maximize MPG, improve engine performance, gives tips/insights on carbon emissions and offset tools, as well as how to reduce running costs on gas, maintenance and insurance (along the Mint.com marketplace model). Connected vehicles Fuel Efficiency Safety

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Building the Future of Smart Home Security

Cars That Think

It’s nearly impossible to find a household today that doesn’t have at least one connected smart home device installed. Managing the server activity of those connected devices is a unique challenge to SimpliSafe. Few companies come close to SimpliSafe’s connected device volume.

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Volkswagen MY2016: high-end driver assistance moves throughout the lineup; next-gen MIB II infotainment system

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MIB II not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers a comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features. App-Connect” provides seamless smartphone integration through three interfaces: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. For consumers that prefer a more personal touch, agent destination assist is also available. Volkswagen App-Connect.

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SpaceX Starlink might get funds from EU to pay for service in Ukraine

Teslarati

He elaborated that Spacex pays for terminals, the creation of new satellites, satellite launches, and satellite maintenance. Starlink was instrumental in restoring connection to critical areas after 100 Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s energy and communications infrastructure. Landsbergis expressed worries about Ukraine’s internet access being in the hands of a single person.

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Peterbilt showcases 2012 Technology Truck; Li-ion pack for hotel loads/AC

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Peterbilt Motors Company showcased its Model 587 Technology Truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including several emerging technologies that focus on advanced aerodynamics, fleet maintenance efficiency, personal connectivity, and next-generation energy storage. Fleet Maintenance Efficiency: The Model 587 Technology Truck expedites turnaround time of the truck between loads by wirelessly transmitting the status of the truck (mileage, tire pressure, diagnostics, etc.)

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IDTechEX sees battery swapping as winner in 2- and 3-wheeler markets of Asia-Pacific

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Personal cars and taxi fleets in China are now adopting this technology as well with ambitious targets set by companies for rolling out their own swap station networks. Battery-swapping technology aims to address the shortcomings of conductive fast-charging.

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14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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The ACT Fleet Forum provides education via webinars, workshops, and in-person site visits to leading fleets year-round. In its debut year, the ACT Fleet Forum will cover efficiency improvement strategies, gaseous and renewable fuels, advanced engine and vehicle technologies, electrified drivetrains, connected technologies, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance, and more.

2020 163
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DOE releases analysis of potential impacts of hyperloop technology on the grid

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For hyperloop systems connected directly to the grid, the fluctuating power dynamics could present serious challenges for grid integration. These stresses, if sustained over time, would adversely impact electrical generating and transmission equipment, power quality, and long-term system maintenance and reliability, with implications for regional grid stability.

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News: 2022 General Motors EV Live

Clean Fleet Report

EV Live is an education platform, accessible to all, where a real person will interact one-on-one with consumers. These EV specialists will discuss EV charging, driving range, cost of charging, maintenance expectations and all other aspects of owning an electric vehicle.

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NXP introduces safe and secure automotive multi-gigabit Ethernet switch

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the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors, has introduced a multi-gigabit Ethernet switch designed to help automakers deliver the high-speed networks required for evolving connected vehicles. NXP Semiconductors N.V.,

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Tesla’s Elon Musk confirms increased investment, R&D efforts in China

Teslarati

An Operations Specialist/Lab Expert An R&D Operations Specialist/Expert Prototype Shop A Test Equipment/Maintenance Technician A Program Manager for R&D process and tooling development 2 R&D Engineers for the Interior trim team.

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How to Get Started Building an EV Fleet

Blink Charging

They’re better for the environment, cheaper to operate, less maintenance, and they showcase that your company is forward-thinking and environmentally friendly, which is fantastic for marketing purposes. Lower maintenance costs.

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How To Start an EV Charging Station in India?

Get Electric Vehicle

As a result, the cost of building EV charging stations is restricted to chargers, electricity, software, infrastructure, advertising, workers, and maintenance. DISCOM Approval – A person from DISCOM will visit and inspect the setup and will give you a clearance certificate.

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Schaeffler to showcase Space Drive as advance for autonomous driving

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To offer personal mobility to people living in places where space is at a premium, Schaeffler is working on technology concepts such as the Schaeffler Mover for which the technology group has developed new system solutions. For autonomous urban vehicles, connectivity is a crucial prerequisite for trouble-free operation. By continuously analyzing the operating and condition data, for example, future maintenance needs can be detected in advance.

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Canoo unveils first subscription-only EV

Green Car Congress

The subscription may include services such as registration, maintenance, insurance management and charging—all from a single app. Canoo has chosen a minimalist approach for the user interface to provide Canoo subscribers with an experience comparable to a connected home. The user brings his or her own device, which is naturally personalized, intuitive and secure. without a hardware connection between the steering wheel and wheels.

2019 188
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Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The two VELITE 6 models leverage electrification and connectivity technology from SAIC-GM’s parent companies, including Buick’s newest electric propulsion technology and connectivity technology. With exclusive accounts, users can personalize their settings for OnStar, navigation, internet use and more. Users can also directly receive information about their vehicles’ condition and recommended maintenance.

2018 163
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Daimler joining MIT CSAIL Alliance Program for AI work; cognitive vehicles

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CSAIL Alliances is a gateway into the lab for organizations seeking a closer connection to the work, researchers and students of CSAIL. For example, cognitive vehicles could autonomously analyze the current traffic situation for all forms of transport and draw up an individual mobility plan that suits the customer’s personal daily routine and mood. Unlike smartphones and wearables, the car would surround the person and become a surrounding for a digital experience.

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