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. The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.”

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Honda Develops New Experimental Personal Mobility Device

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Honda has unveiled the U3-X, a compact Li-ion-powered experimental personal mobility device that fits between the rider’s legs and provides free movement in all directions just as in human walking: forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Tags: Personal Transit The U3-X.

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Smartphones and sensors as personal, real-time pollution monitors

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The aims of this study were to examine (1) the variability in personal air pollution levels during the day and (2) the relationship between modeled home and school estimates and continuously measured personal air pollution exposure levels in different microenvironments (e.g.,

Seeing the Nissan Leaf in Person

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Things have been nuts this week, but I did get a chance to see the Nissan Leaf come to Portland today. It arrived at OMSI this morning and the OEVA got a private session with the Leaf this afternoon. Here's Nissan's spokesperson who graciously answered all our geeky questions about the car.

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

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Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal. Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. California plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Boats

Honda unveils new UNI-CUB ? personal mobility device

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a new personal mobility device which was made usable for a wider range of people by enhancing the device’s compatibility. Honda Motor Co., unveiled the UNI-CUB ?,

Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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TCF, the manager of the Garcia River Forest Project, would like to enable its increasing number of redwood trees to reach the 1,000-year-old status of some of their neighbors, like this one. Click to enlarge.

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GM And Segway Partner on Urban Personal Mobility Electric Vehicle

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and Segway are unveiling a new type of personal mobility vehicle targeted for city use. Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype urban vehicle that has only two wheels. The Project P.U.M.A

California ARB study finds commuters’ exposures to air pollution greatly depends on mode of travel; light rail, personal vehicles the lowest

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The researchers found that electricity-powered light rail trains offer the least polluted travel environment followed by personal vehicles, while commute trips by older technology diesel-powered trains experienced the highest average air pollution levels in Sacramento.

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Toyota begins public road trials of i-Road 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle

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Toyota’s i-Road 3-wheeled electronic personal mobility vehicle (PMV) ( earlier post ) has begun public road trials in Toyota City, Japan as part of “Ha:mo”, Toyota’s optimized urban transport system.

Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Bill Ford began talking about the future of personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion last year at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach.

Juniper: smart cities to ease traffic congestion, save 4.2B person-hours per year by 2021

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billion person-hours annually by 2021—equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year. Juniper Research forecasts that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives will save some 4.2 Juniper found that while the smart city remains a relatively young concept, many cities are beginning to recognize the need to improve in terms of competitiveness and quality of life.

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Tesla schedules first Model S deliveries; personalization updates

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In addition, the company announced several personalization updates to Model S: Adjustable regen. Tesla Motors announced that the Tesla Factory will begin customer deliveries of the Model S on 22 June. Owners will be able to adjust brake regen to suit their driving styles.

RMIT researchers develop low-cost, reliable method to detect NO2; personal monitoring systems

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Project leader Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, from RMIT’s Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors, said the negative impact of nitrogen dioxide could be prevented by access to personalized, highly selective, sensitive and reliable monitoring systems that could detect harmful levels of the gas early.

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Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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The in-car experience is then personalized to display information specific to that driver, such as calendar, music and contacts.

Startup Byton: electric cars aren't the innovation; connectivity, personal tech features are

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Electric-car startup Byton understands that the road to success is littered with plenty of broken-down dreams. The new EV company's executives, though, figure things are different now, to the point that arriving a bit late to the party is actually a good thing. Whether you're looking at Faraday Future or Lucid or Nio or Tesla, the co-founders of. China CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Silicon Valley Consumer Electronics Show Startups Byton

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IBM automotive study sees consumer co-creation, greater personalized driving, but not widespread fully autonomous driving by 2025

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The study forecasts that while the automotive industry will offer a greater personalized driving experience by 2025, fully autonomous vehicles or fully automated driving will not be as commonplace as some think. Personal mobility.

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Public sidewalk trials of Toyota personal mobility robot to start in Japan

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The City of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are to begin public sidewalk demonstration trials tomorrow of the “Winglet”, a TMC-developed personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.

Personal Contract Purchase: how many people actually purchase?

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According to the Finance and Leasing Association, four out of five people opt out of the final ‘balloon’ payment at the end of Personal Contract Purch. ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

Rambus & Movimento team to deliver personalized OTA security for automotive; one-time, single-use keys unique to each vehicle

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Digital security provider Rambus and Movimento, leading provider of over-the-air (OTA) software lifecycle and data management for the automotive/IoT sectors, have partnered to deliver secure, convenient and personalized OTA vehicle updates critical to safety and performance in the era of the connected car.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Personal Touch: Secret To His Success?

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How does a car-company CEO get to be a rock star? It helps, of course, if your company makes a five-passenger luxury sedan that outdrags a Porsche 911, uses half the energy of a Prius, and has the highest crash-safety rating ever recorded. But Elon Musk has done something else to separate himself from the grey-flannel pack: He listens to his

New Honda personal mobility device is as free as walking

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Yes, Honda has unveiled an all-new battery electric personal mobility device known as UNI-CUB – and, according to Honda, it gives its user all [.]. Green cars Honda Latest news green cars Honda U3-X Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device walkingTake a look at the pictures and you might think this is something we’d usually reserve for an April Fool’s Day story – but no, this is definitely the real deal.

Honda reveals new electric personal mobility Uni-Cub

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Honda’s new electric personal mobility device, the Uni-Cub ß will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next week.

Would we stop walking for Honda's UNI-CUB personal mobility gizmo?

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Honda has unveiled the UNI-CUB, which the company describes as a personal mobility device, one that offers the same freedom of movement as enjoyed while walking.

MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

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A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

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UK Department for Transport Launches Consultations on Use of Small Personal Electric Vehicles and Electric-Assist Bikes

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The UK Department for Transport (DfT) launched a consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles. The consultation seeks views on the principle of changing the law to permit the use of small electric personal vehicles (EPVs)—e.g., the Segway Personal Transporter or the Toyota Winglet Transporter—on public roads and cycle tracks. Tags: Europe Personal Transit Policy

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

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Ford launched a $50,000 challenge for software developers to write innovative apps to help consumers better understand and improve their personal fuel efficiency. Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge. Many elements factor into personal fuel efficiency including weather, terrain, traffic conditions and individual driving styles.

Lux Research: “The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong”

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In a note following the 2014 Automated Vehicle Symposium, Lux Research said : “ The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong. ” Lux participated in two separate sessions at the conference: the first around regional planning implications, and the second on personal vehicle automation commercialization. The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong.

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EPA, NIEHS and HHS launch challenge to develop personal air pollution and health sensors

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The MAMH challenge offers awards for the development of a personal, portable, near-real-time, location-specific system to monitor and report air pollutants and a person’s physiological response to pollution.

Honda Refines Uni-Cub Electric Personal Mobility Device

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Honda''s electric Uni-Cub has done none of those things but its ethos is the same--personal mobility for all. Honda''s Super Cub motorcycle is one of the most important motor vehicles ever made. With more than 60 million produced since 1958 it''s done more to get people moving than any other motorized vehicle in history. And strange though it looks

New car sales slide in September, personal leasing enquiries continue to climb and Qashqai crowned top car

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UK new car registrations fell for the sixth consecutive month in September, declining 9.2% year-on-year according to the latest figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT

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Amyris and Method partner to develop renewable ingredients for household & personal care products

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a provider of household and personal care products, have signed a Joint Development Agreement to generate a portfolio of novel molecules from Biofene, Amyris’ renewable farnesene made from plant sugars, for use in Method’s products. Amyris, Inc., a renewable chemicals and fuels company, and Method Products, Inc.,

Would Stressing Personal Risk Of Air Pollution Sell More Electric Cars?

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When it comes to electric cars, buyers are often interested in two types of green. The lower environmental impact of a zero-emission vehicle, and the potential to save cash by eliminating gasoline use are both typically factors that motivate the purchase of an electric car, to varying degrees in different individuals. DON''T MISS: FINAL UPDATE

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GM enters commercial agreement with and invests in Powermat, a personal device inductive charging company

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General Motors and Powermat, a provider of wireless charging technology for mobile personal devices, announced a commercial agreement that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012. Chevy Volt Powermat. Click to enlarge.

LeasePlan profits up 6% for 2016 as personal leasing boosts growth

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Global fleet giant LeasePlan has seen a 6% increase in net profit for the first half of 2016 thanks to a rise in vehicle numbers, with small business. Fleet news Fleet Leaseplan

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ExxonMobil Outlook projects hybrids and advanced vehicles to account for nearly 50% of cars globally by 2040; fuel demand for for personal vehicles to peak and decline, while commercial transportation demand rises 70%

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Additionally, to achieve proposed fuel-economy targets, personal vehicles will need to be smaller and lighter than they are today. As a result, by 2030, the world will use more fuel for trucks and other heavy duty vehicles than for all personal vehicles combined.

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Honda to Debut New One-Person EV Concept at Geneva Along with European Intro of EV-N

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The Honda 3R-C, a new one-person battery electric vehicle concept, will make its world debut in Geneva alongside the EV-N concept, previously shown at the Tokyo Motor Show ( earlier post ), which will be displayed for the first time in Europe.

Honda unveils personal mobility device

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It may look like an April Fools joke, but Honda is very serious about the U3-X – its new compact, lithium-ion powered experimental personal mobility device. The U3-X slides between the rider’s legs and provides free movement in all directions just as in human walking – whether that be forward, side-to-side, backwards, or even diagonally. It makes it possible to adjust speed and move, turn and stop in all directions when the rider leans their upper body to shift their weight.

IBM Research Initiative Developing Adaptive Systems to Provide Personalized Travel Routes to Avoid Gridlock

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IBM has launched a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. New models will predict the outcomes of varying transportation routes to provide a personalized recommendation that get commuters where they need to go in the fastest time.

NTSB recommends nationwide ban on personal electronic devices while driving; also calls for modifications to the equipment and the completion of a NHTSA rulemaking on collision warning systems

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Following a Board meeting on a 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle.

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