VW to stage world premiere of ID. Buzz on 9 Mar; two versions to be sold in Europe

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The new model line is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). Models are designed so that software updates can be downloaded over the air. Volkswagen will unveil the ID. Buzz electric microbus on 9 March as the ID. Buzz (5-seater) and Buzz Cargo (van).

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Drafting the Firewall Rack

Open Source Civic EV Kit

click on the image for a larger view) All the Google Sketchup files for these racks can be downloaded from the Files area of the Civic-EV Google Group. I drafted up a somewhat "exploded" model of the firewall rack. There were too many pieces to dimension everything, but I hope people get the idea of what I'm trying to accomplish. Let's hope this works

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Tesla free Supercharging extended to areas affected by Ukraine invasion


Non-Tesla drivers would only need to download the Tesla app to allow their vehicles to charge at select Supercharger stations.

Add OVMS to your Nissan LEAF

Electric Auto Association

OVMS kit. In fact, the bulk of OVMS kits sold include the first four bullet item s listed in the OVMS components section above; authorized distributors can be found on the Open Vehicles website.

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Starlink exits its beta phase, but its production is affected by the global chip shortage


The ongoing chip shortage has adversely affected numerous industries worldwide, so it is not surprising that SpaceX’s production of its Starlink kits is seeing some delays as well. SpaceX recently introduced some updates to its official Starlink website.

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10 Gifts For Retrocomputing Fans

Cars That Think

One of the best reproductions of the Elf is Lee Hart's US $89 Membership Card kit , which compresses an Elf into two circuit boards that fit into a Altoids tin. Chris Davis makes a terrific replica kit, the Altair-Duino.

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Elon Musk’s Starlink has thousands of active terminals in Ukraine, confirms minister


Musk stayed true to his words on Twitter and sent more Starlink kits to the country. Starlink’s growth in Ukraine has been substantial, with the satellite internet service’s mobile app being the most downloaded application in the country earlier this month.

Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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OpenXC is an open-source platform developed by Ford for research applications, and consists of a software and hardware development kit that enables access to a wide array of vehicle data that may be used as inputs to apps. More than 1,500 developers have registered to download the OpenXC software development kit since it became publicly available in January 2013.

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Toyota’s new telematics service features interactive voice response, third-party apps; Toyota Open Vehicle Architecture

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T-Connect improves on Toyota’s current “G-BOOK” service in several key ways: in addition to interactive voice response, it features a service that allows third-party apps to be downloaded to the car’s navigation system and an online help service that integrates and improves on the functions currently provided by G-BOOK. T-Connect also allows users to download compatible apps straight to their in-car navigation systems.

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Mercedes-Benz integrates iPhone and Siri into user experience of new A-Class

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Via a new “Digital DriveStyle App”, developed in-house, together with the “Drive Kit Plus for the Apple iPhone”, drivers can now access all the key content of their iPhone through the in-vehicle display and enjoy safe and convenient operation of the device via the Controller on the center armrest. Mercedes-Benz has integrated the Apple iPhone comprehensively into the user experience concept of the new A-Class—the first automotive manufacturer in the world to take this step.

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Ford, GM rolling out third-party developer programs for in-vehicle apps

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The Ford Developer Program for open mobile apps provides a software development kit (SDK), technical support from Ford engineers and a developer community to enable utilizing the SYNC connectivity system and AppLink application programming interface (API). App developers who want to enable their creations for AppLink can now register at [link] to download the AppLink SDK.

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Automotive Grade Linux releases latest version of open infotainment platform

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AGL is also releasing a software development kit (SDK) that enables rapid application development on the AGL platform. The AGL UCB distribution, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation and open to anyone, is available for download here. Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has released the latest version of its infotainment platform. Developed through a joint effort by dozens of member companies, the AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) 3.0

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Virginia Tech hosting debut student competition to design 3-D printed aircraft, ground vehicles

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Separately, Maryland-based engineering firm Robotic Research LLC is donating vehicle electronic kits and the nonprofit energy investment Stiefel Family Foundation is providing cash awards. Those printers then can be used by engineers or even lay persons to simply download and print replacement parts, or fabricate novel mission-specific parts on-demand.

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Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Active Driver Assist; combining radar and camera for emergency braking

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Volvo currently is the only OEM to fully integrate the system into its Driver Information Display, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed. Video is captured for later download. Volvo Trucks North America introduced Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA), a comprehensive collision mitigation system that combines both radar and camera capabilities to provide emergency braking and help drivers maintain a safe following distance through alerts and interventions.

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 820A SoC infotainment and connectivity processors for automotive; expanding automotive investment

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A Zeroth-powered development kit for automotive solutions will be available for the Snapdragon 820A. Supporting LTE Category 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps, and LTE Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps, the Snapdragon 820 processor with X12 LTE supports 33% faster peak download speeds, and triple the peak upload speeds of Snapdragon 810 processor with X10 LTE. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

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Continental Demonstrates AutoLinQ and Outlines Plans for Android in the Automotive Industry

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As part of the demonstration, the company is debuting the first automotive-grade head unit capable of downloading Android applications. Continental also announced that it plans to release an AutoLinQ Software Development Kit (SDK) to the Android Development Community in the first quarter of 2010 and intends to unveil an application store in the second half of the year.

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Tigor EV Highway Drive: Bengaluru - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysuru

Plug In India

We had to download the app and put Rs 1000 in the wallet, even though we had to just charge 10 kWh. The womenfolk created some sewing kits and embroidery frames. By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team went on an electric car drive using the Tata Tigor EV.

Measuring State-of-Charge on Lead Acid Batteries

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The 914 AC kit uses 8V golf cart batteries and I'm wondering if different batteries like Hawkers or Optima Yellow-Top batteries would be better. The kit was specificially designed for the US-Battery model and the equivalent Trojan battery is just 1/8" of an inch larger in one dimension, so I'm guessing it won't fit in the battery cases provided by ElectroAuto (grrr.).

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Electric Vehicle Project Ideas | Ph.D., MTech, MSc | Electrical, Management, Mechanical & More…

Get Electric Vehicle

It can be downloaded from SourceForge. #11 Here is a collection of the project ideas related to the electric vehicle.


How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

This is from "Commercializing Plug-In Hybrids" (pdf), the current CalCars 24-slide presentation about PHEVs available along with other documents at CalCars Downloads. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?",

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