Audi’s upcoming e-tron electric SUV will be offered with an optional 22kW charging system that connects to a domestic energy management system via the home’s wi-fi. This will allow owners to charge on optimized electricity tariffs or to prioritize charging on home-generated solar electricity, if the house is equipped with photovoltaic panels. The system can Read More..
Byton has unveiled a concept previewing its second car, the K-Byte sedan, in advance of CES Asia in Shanghai. This is the result of a partnership with autonomous driving technology firm Aurora, and the two companies claim that they will have a fleet of level 4-capable vehicles ready for testing by the end of 2020. Read More..
Xevo is partnering with TomTom to incorporate its in-car on-demand e-commerce platform, Xevo Market, into navigation systems. Service providers, shops or similar can be identified as points of interest (POI) in the mapping, and the driver can be navigated towards them. Recommendations can be offered on-route, such as suggesting a fuel stop or the chance Read More..
Goodyear plans to extend its research into ‘intelligent’ connected, sensor-equipped tires and will carry out testing with electric and autonomous vehicles at the Mcity Test Facility [pictured]. Mcity, a public-private partnership led by the University of Michigan, has a 16-acre site of roads and traffic infrastructure for testing connected and automated technologies in simulated urban Read More..
Waze, said to be the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, is now available via iPhone and AppLink in Ford vehicles equipped with the SYNC 3 communications system. The app can be projected directly onto the in-dash screen and controlled using voice commands. Users can download the Waze app and need only then to Read More..
The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford and Qualcomm Technologies have demonstrated Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) real-time direct communications. This will be compatible with future 5G cellular technology, is said to promise benefits for road safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency, and could be ready for industry deployment by 2020. The showcase in Washington DC, involving Read More..
Volvo Cars is to embed Google Assistant voice controls, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Android-based Sensus infotainment system. The Swedish carmaker also said its vehicle would in future start sharing data with trucks made by AB Volvo, a separate company. Volvo says that, by embedding Google technology, it Read More..
Volkswagen Group has announced direct investments of around 15 billion euros into e-mobility, autonomous driving, business digitalization and new mobility services in China, part of a 34 billion euro global program. This follows the corporate restructuring outlined recently by new chairman Dr Herbert Diess. At the Beijing auto show, the future vision for the Volkswagen Read More..
Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up that has developed a ride-sharing platform specifically aimed at companies and commuters. Bosch has for the past 10 years Read More..
Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers – Audi, BMW and Daimler – have formed the “5G Automotive Association” together withÂ Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group’s aim is to test and promote 5G and agree on standards for Read More..