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    Volkswagen Group takes over WirelessCar from Volvo in SEK 1.1billion agreement

    2018-12-21T12:21:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen The Volkswagen Group is to take over WirelessCar, a Swedish telematics specialist, from Volvo, buying a 75.1pc stake to support its connected vehicle ecosystem. WirelessCar, founded in 1999 and based in Gothenburg, has developed a series of in-car services such as billing and concierge, safety ...

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    Continental to show Intelligent Intersection and smart city tech at CES

    2018-12-19T14:29:00Z

    Image: Continental Continental will show a series of future city technologies at the CES, Las Vegas, next month, including a demonstration version of its Intelligent Intersection solution. This integrates DSRC (dedicated short-range communications), data feeds from traffic and sensor fusion algorithms to create a model 3D view ...

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    Rinspeed microSNAP shows scaled-down modularity, automated body-swaps

    2018-12-12T14:17:00Z

    Image: Rinspeed Swiss design consultancy Rinspeed will present a scaled-down version of its Snap concept at CES, Las Vegas, in January: microSNAP has been shrunk to “the dimensions of a Renault Twizy”, the company says, to propose a modular micro-mobility solution for last-mile applications. Like the larger ...

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    Volvo Cars and Ericsson sign further five-year deal for Connected Vehicle Cloud

    2018-11-30T17:48:00Z

    Image: Volvo Cars The Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform will be provided to Volvo Cars worldwide in a five-year deal which extends the two firms’ existing agreement. This is Ericsson’s largest supply contract for the CVC yet, and will form the basis for Volvo’s provision of ...

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    EV start-up Rivian reveals R1T truck and R1S SUV, connected and with self-driving capabilities; BMW hides its tech in iNEXT

    2018-11-28T18:08:00Z

    Image: Rivian Californian electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive, founded 2009, has hit the headlines this week with the unveiling of two tough-looking, load-carrying, active-outdoors models: the R1T, a five-seater pick-up truck , and the R1S, a seven-seater SUV [pictured]. These are both to be built in ...

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    Porsche dials up the digital tech in all-new 911, adds new range of apps and services to what may be last ICE version

    2018-11-28T16:56:00Z

    The eighth-generation Porsche 911, unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, is more powerful and performance-oriented than ever – and its onboard technology has also been boosted. 

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    Veniam and Denso to collaborate on connected vehicle software

    2018-11-21T16:02:00Z

    Image: Veniam Veniam, a young provider of networking software for connected vehicles and mobility systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s long-established Denso. The planned joint project will explore the integration of Veniam’s intelligent data networking features into Denso’s communication management systems: this will, says ...

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    Visteon inaugurates new tech centre in Karlsruhe, Germany; Harman sets up software office in Łódź, Poland

    2018-11-21T15:31:00Z

    Image: Visteon Visteon Corporation has held an inauguration ceremony for a new 6,500 sq-m facility in Karlsruhe, Germany, its lead technology hub for Europe. This technology centre will host advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics, and will lead the development of the Visteon DriveCore autonomous driving platform ...

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    Ford, Honda and Volkswagen get smarter at crossroads

    2018-10-12T12:19:06Z

    Image: Ford Ford, Honda and Volkswagen have demonstrated or announced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) trials this week. These are all intended to explore technologies to ease traffic congestion, smooth out traffic flow and increase safety and efficiency; and while they currently involve alerts (and later, interventions) to human ...

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    Harman and AT&T launch Spark device to connect older cars

    2018-09-28T17:19:16Z

    Image: AT&T The Harman Spark connected-car device is being offered to drivers in the US to enable location-based services, a 4G LTE wifi hotspot for up to eight devices, remote diagnostics, emergency crash assistance, in-app payments, geofencing, remote monitoring of the vehicle, parking reservations and more. It is marketed ...

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    Groupe PSA starts showcase LTE-V2X trial in China

    2018-09-14T13:48:47Z

    Image: Groupe PSA Groupe PSA has started a connected-car demonstration programme in Wuxi, China, to showcase the application of wireless LTE-V2X vehicle-to-infrastructure communications on a city level. The project involves over 100,000 commercial users; 13 typical scenarios; over 600 communication base stations; and 226 road intersections; and covers an ...

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    Toyota R&D team asked to connect up their cars to UMTRI research

    2018-08-23T12:10:06Z

    Image: UMTRI Toyota’s North America R&D team members are being invited to connect up their cars to the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE), led by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The AACVTE is trialling the latest wireless DSRC 5.9GHz V2X system and is asking ...

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    Luxoft buys Objective Software GmbH, specialists in autonomous and connected mobility

    2018-08-13T09:36:23Z

    Image: Objective Software Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on ...

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    Bosch outlines predictive road conditions product

    2018-07-26T13:22:36Z

    Image: Bosch Bosch has developed a cloud-enabled predictive road conditions technology for automated and connected vehicles, incorporating weather data from Finnish firm Foreca. This will alert drivers to hazards including wet roads, snow and ice before a critical situation occurs, warning them to take back the wheel from a ...

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    J.D. Power and Harman form alliance to leverage connected car data

    2018-07-24T16:53:11Z

    Image: Harman J.D. Power, supplier of consumer insights, data analytics and automotive industry advisory services, is forming an alliance with Harman to share in-car data from the Harman Ignite cloud platform. This will give insight into how customers interact with their cars’ digital services and the areas or functionalities ...

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    Eberspaecher buys stake in PACE Telematics, gets cloud-connected

    2018-07-09T10:15:39Z

    Image: Eberspaecher Automotive system developer and supplier Eberspaecher has acquired a stake of more than 20 pc in Karlsruhe-based start-up PACE Telematics GmbH, reflecting its aim to expand its business into cloud-based mobility services and connectivity solutions. Eberspaecher is known as a supplier of thermal management, exhaust and electronic ...

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    Sprint and NXM Labs launch 5G-ready connected car platform with blockchain security

    2018-06-27T14:07:45Z

    Image: NXM Labs Communications services company Sprint, which aims to launch the first 5G mobile network in the USA next year, has worked with NXM Labs on a 5G-ready connected car platform featuring blockchain-enabled security. This can be fitted to both new vehicles and existing cars already on the ...

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    Audi partners with SMA Solar Technology, Hager Group for connected e-tron charging

    2018-06-19T16:18:38Z

    Audi wants to seamlessly connect its future e-tron EV to an intelligently connected home (Image: Audi) 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 ...

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    Byton unveils K-Byte Concept sedan designed for autonomous driving

    2018-06-15T11:07:39Z

    Byton designed its new concept for autonomous driving from the start (Image: Byton) 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 ...

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    Xevo partners with TomTom for in-car e-commerce, demos Xevo Market with Hyundai

    2018-06-12T14:47:48Z

    Image: Hyundai 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 ...