Audi launches Traffic Light Information V2I service in the US starting in Las Vegas

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Audi is the first manufacturer to launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the US, with the deployment of Traffic Light Information in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models in Las Vegas. We applaud the innovative approach of Las Vegas in working with us on V2I as well as on our various piloted driving demonstrations over the past years. This “time-to-green” feature will be the first feature to leverage the Audi Traffic Light Information service.

Audi staging 550-mile piloted drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas for CES in Audi A7 Sportback concept

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Audi is staging a 550-mile (885 km) piloted drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, Nevada for CES this week using the Audi A7 Sportback piloted driving concept car. Should the driver ignore the signals, the system activates the hazard lights and brings the car to a full stop while minimizing any risk. Audi will present piloted driving, new user and display interfaces, modern infotainment and new Audi connect solutions, as well as LED and laser-matrix lighting technologies.

Audi says traffic light information system production ready; potential for 15% reduction in CO2 emissions

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Audi says that its Online traffic light information system, demonstrated in an Audi A6 as part of a technology display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas, is production ready and could be fitted to every Audi model in the range subject to the necessary government legislation.

AutoX to showcase autonomous grocery delivery technology at CES

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AutoX, one of the first companies to offer a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles, will showcase its latest autonomous vehicle technology at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this week. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an active sensor that emits laser beams.

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Taking inspiration from the Niro EV Concept unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ( earlier post ), the Niro EV features an exclusive radiator grille, futuristic air intake and arrowhead-shaped LED daytime running lights.

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BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

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AECOM awarded contract to build Faraday Future’s $1B N American EV manufacturing plant

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AECOM has been selected to construct the $1-billion, 3-million square foot electric car manufacturing plant for Faraday Future (FF) in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Structural glass, a water feature and dark sky-compliant outdoor lighting fixtures will welcome visitors and thousands of production workers by connecting the plant with the landscape.

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Continental to demonstrate dynamic eHorizon technology during CES; Connected Energy Management and Blind Curve Warning

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Continental will demonstrate its latest generation of eHorizon technology during CES next month in Las Vegas. Both demonstrations will be conducted on public roads in Las Vegas. This allows Continental to include dynamic and lane specific data such as variable speed limits, traffic lights, construction sites, or obstacles on the road and make it directly usable for vehicle electronics or to inform the driver.

Quanergy Systems to introduce solid-state LiDAR in 2016

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will introduce in early 2016 the first solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving cars for less than $1,000 per car. The new solid state LiDAR will be on display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 2016. Quanergy Systems, Inc.

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ESI to showcase virtual human-in-the-loop technology at CES; innovation for ADAS & autonomous cars

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ESI Group , a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, will mark its first attendance at CES 2017 in Las Vegas by showcasing ESI Pro-SiVIC —a solution enabling the virtual testing of the sensors serving the various perception systems onboard vehicles or aircraft—and an innovative project for a Virtual Human-In-The-Loop that addresses the cognitive aspects of product performance.

Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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Taking inspiration from the Niro EV Concept unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the exterior is based on a ‘Clean and High-tech’ design concept.

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Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell vehicles self-drive (Level 4) 118 miles from Seoul to Pyeongchang

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They can view home camera images in real-time, control the lighting, remote door lock, control television, and even manage home energy systems.

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TriLumina to demo 256-pixel 3D solid-state LiDAR and ADAS systems for autonomous driving at CES 2017

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VCSELs are semiconductor laser-diodes, which emit light perpendicular to the surface. TriLumina-powered 3D automotive LiDAR units will also be showcased at CES 2017 at the Renesas Advanced and Autonomous Track Experience at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Hyundai collaborates with Google Assistant in further connecting homes to cars

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These commands include “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to start my Santa Fe and set the temperature to 72 degrees”, “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to send the address of the Mandarin Oriental, in Las Vegas to my Sonata”, and “Ok Google, ask Blue Link to lock my car”. Remote horn/lights. At CES 2017, Hyundai is demonstrating compatibility with the company’s Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant.

Fisker and solid-state LiDAR partner Quanergy to showcase Fisker EMotion at CES in January

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will showcase the all-new EMotion luxury electric vehicle with Quanergy Systems at the upcoming 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Lasers emit collimated light pulses in a 120° arc. Light receivers detect the reflected light pulses. Fisker Inc.

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Hyundai Blue Link to debut smartwatch app with voice recognition at 2015 CES

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Hyundai will debut and demonstrate a Blue Link smartwatch app at Pepcom’s Digital Experience and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas. Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn.

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Hyundai “Mobility Vision” concept for integration of car and home; Health + Mobility Cockpit

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Hyundai Motor revealed its Mobility Vision concept that, in the future, will connect autonomous cars to living and working environments. Light.

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Though we’re still several years away (at least) from robots taking the wheel, some cities in America—Las Vegas, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, to name a few—have already seen self-driving vehicles in action. Just think—no braking for red lights, stop signs or traffic.

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BorgWarner introducing next generation EFR turbocharger

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BorgWarner will introduce its next-generation EFR-7163 (Engineered for Racing) turbocharger as well as its current EFR and AirWerks Series turbochargers at the 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Featuring an innovative light-weight aluminum bearing housing and mixed-flow turbine, BorgWarner’s new EFR-7163 turbocharger achieves up to 550 hp while using a small B1 frame size that fits easily into a tight engine bay.

Daimler Trucks to invest €500M in highly automated trucks; stepping away from platooning, shooting for L4 automation

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest €500 million (around US$570 million) over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade. They also make it possible to travel during light traffic times, for example at night, and thus avoid traffic jams by intelligent route management.

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Hyundai introduces new autonomous IONIQ concept at AutoMobility LA

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To showcase the cars in action, Hyundai Motor will debut two Autonomous IONIQs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January; the cars will be found driving up and down the neon-and sunlit boulevards of Las Vegas. Stop lights, stop signs and school zones.

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Partner Update and Announcement

Plug In Partners

C oming this fall, mark you calendars for the Austin Energy Alt Car Expo and Conference. It's October 17th and 18th and it will be a great opportunity to see what's happening in plug-ins, mass transportation, and urban planning.

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AEye introduces “iDAR” perception system for autonomous vehicles; fusion of LiDAR, computer vision and AI

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iDAR integrates three core components: the first agile MOEMS (Micro-optical Mechanical) LiDAR, pre-fused and bore-sighted with a low-light HD video camera; distributed artificial intelligence; and software-definable and extensible hardware.

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BMW to showcase AirTouch in Vision Car concept at CES

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, the BMW Group will present a Vision Car to demonstrate what the interior and the user interface of the future might look like, including AirTouch. It is on the left and easy to reach with the thumb, and it lights up when a menu or icon can be activated.

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Continental presenting Intelligent Glass Control for car windows; targeted shading can reduce CO2 emissions or increase EV range

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 6–9, 2016, automotive supplier Continental is presenting a demo vehicle in which all windows can be darkened at the touch of a button.

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UPS plans to build 9 additional LNG stations at cost of ~$50M

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Currently, UPS operates LNG tractors in Las Vegas, Nev., This includes all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, CNG, LNG, liquid propane gas (LPG), biomethane, and light-weight fuel-saving composite body vehicles. UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.

Horizon Unveiling Small Hydrogen Refueling and Storage System for the Home

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Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies will introduce a “personal hydrogen station”—HydroFill—at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Horizon will introduce a micro-fuel cell power supply called MiniPak, which extends the off-grid runtimes of small electronic devices including cell phones, lighting products, and many USB powered devices.

Kia to introduce 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025: 5 hybrids, 5 PHEVs, 5 BEVs, 1 FCV; Niro EV Concept

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Kia Motors presented its new “Boundless for All” future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Hyundai to debuts a number of new automotive connectivity and assistance technologies at CES, including Siri and Eyes Free mode

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Hyundai will debut a number of new vehicle technologies for connectivity and driver assistance at the the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 8-11 January in Las Vegas. To further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode which enables drivers to interact with their iPhone using nothing more than their voice while keeping the device’s screen from lighting up.

Volvo Cars, POC and Ericsson to demo connected car and bike helmet prototype at International CES 2015

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Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists at the International CES in Las Vegas next month. The cyclist will be warned via a helmet-mounted alert light. The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way communication, offering proximity alerts to Volvo drivers and cyclists with the goal of avoiding accidents.

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Nissan unveils new LEAF; 150-mile range; high-power variant with larger battery in 2019

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Nissan revealed the Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in a global launch event in Yokohama, followed by its North American debut at a media event in Las Vegas.

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

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Volvo made the announcement during the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Delphi Automotive launching coast-to-coast automated drive

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The high-definition color camera is used for traffic light detection and the infrared camera provides redundancy for pedestrian and vehicle detection.

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Toyota continues prepare the market for fuel cell vehicle in 2015

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Showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas ( earlier post ), the FCV Concept, which presages the introduction of the series-production vehicle, made its European debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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I especially enjoyed writing Lillian Light’s remarks for the Audubon award she presented to my friend Dency Nelson last Saturday at Madronna Marsh. Answering the President’s Call To Serve A Higher Purpose. April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity.

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NVIDIA unveils Tegra K1 192-core mobile processor; ADAS applications on the way to autonomous driving

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At CES in Las Vegas, NVIDIA unveiled the Tegra K1 mobile processor, a 192-core chip featuring the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU. Among its targeted applications—notably mobile gaming—are a variety of automotive applications.

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DOE Selects 42 University-Led Nuclear Research and Development Projects for $38 Million in Funding

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas - $989,800. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - $451,269. Light Water Reactor Sustainability (2 projects, $764,140). The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 42 university-led research and development projects for awards totaling $38 million.

Visteon showcasing advanced gesture recognition and HUD technologies at CES

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Visteon will display two vehicles featuring advanced concepts at CES 2016 this coming week in Las Vegas: one with 3-D gesture technology and the other with a large field-of-vision windshield head-up-display (HUD). Time of flight technology is based on the time it takes for light to travel from the source to the object and back to the camera’s sensor.

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Bosch establishes new connected devices company for Internet of Things

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Actuators convert electrical signals from sensors or control units into a physical action, such as automatically switching a light on and off or opening and closing a valve. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas in January, Bosch will be presenting many of the possibilities for the home offered by the internet of things and services.

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Audi to unveil Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept plug-in hybrid at CES; 700 hp and 94 mpg

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Audi will present the Audi Sport quattro laserlight plug-in hybrid concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from 6 to 10 January in Las Vegas. g/mile); higher performance laser headlights; and new user control and display interfaces and lighting technology. In the dual headlights, a typical quattro feature, Audi is demonstrating future lighting technology by combining matrix LED and laser light technologies. Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept.

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

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This interval is now simultaneously shown on the exterior lights of an e-Golf via the Charge Check function that is being shown for the first time in Las Vegas. If the battery is fully charged, the lighting is continuous. Personalized ambient lighting.

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Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

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Chevrolet and OnStar used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as the venue to unveil a smartphone application—which GM categorizes as the auto industry’s first such—that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection and control of vehicle functions and OnStar features remotely.

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Mission Motors launches EV powertrain division targeting OEM sales across multiple vehicle platforms

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Mission Motors, developer of the high-performance Mission One PLE electric motorcycle, launched Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (MissionEVT), the company’s high-performance EV Powertrain Division, at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas. The modular MissionEVT systems can be scaled up for use in large trucks or down for innovative personal transportation solutions as well as for motorcycles and light-duty vehicles, the company says.

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