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    CES: Bosch to offer aftermarket eCall


    Bosch's CES show car demonstrates a new HMI dimension (Photo: Bosch) LAS VEGAS -- Robert Bosch will offer an eCall emergency warning system that can be retrofitted. The supplier's eCall automatic emergency notification system, launched in 2012, had previously only been available as standard equipment on new vehicles. Bosch's ...

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    CES: Toyota steps up connected-car technology


    Toyota wants to improve maps with data from camera-equipped production cars (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world's biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    At Ford, autonomous driving moves to next stage


    Ford's autonomous vehicle project is part of the company's Smart Mobility Program (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor appointed a director of autonomous vehicle development and said it is moving ahead with its driverless-car project. The US automaker said 29-year Ford veteran Randy Visintainer will lead a global team to work ...

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    Volvo Cars tests self-driving vehicles around Gothenburg


    Volvo says autonomous driving must be part of a broader mobility solution (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said it is happy with the test results of a fleet of self-driving vehicles that is gaining experience around the city of Gothenburg. "The test cars are now able to handle lane ...

  • tu clausthal.automotiveIT

    App prototype provides wrong-direction alert


    The wrong-way-driver alert uses car-to-x technologies for its warnings(Photo: Technical University Clausthal) Each year there are roughly 1,800 reports of drivers heading the wrong way on Germany's autobahn network. When this leads to accidents, they are often serious. One in six people involved in a resulting collision is killed. ...

  • mercedes s-class.automotiveIT

    Mercedes S-Class aims to set new premium driving standards


    Mercedes introduced the new S-Class at the Airbus A380 delivery center in Hamburg (Photo: Daimler) Daimler introduced the new Mercedes S-Class to the world this week, unveiling a model it hopes will be the benchmark for tomorrow's premium driving experience. The German luxury car maker's top-of-the-line model traditionally features ...

  • TRW.automotiveIT

    TRW launches scalable video camera


    TRW's video camera sensor is slightly taller than a 1 euro coin (Photo: TRW) TRW Automotive, expecting strong demand for camera systems, has started production of a scalable video camera that can provide additional safety functions in the car. The US based supplier also said it is investing in ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo implements always-on high beams


    Volvo's technology shades only the light that would blind another driver (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars will next week unveil a new lighting technology that lets drivers keep their high beams on all the time without blinding other motorists. The Swedish premium car maker said it will demonstrate at the ...

  • continental ruf.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Autonomous driving to start with commercial vehicles ”“ Continental exec


    Continental's Ruf sees driver distraction as a problem in connecting cars (Photo: automotiveIT) Autonomous driving is likely to start with commercial vehicles rather than with passenger cars, a senior Continental executive said Tuesday. "I think it's easier to realize with trucks, which move at a slower speed, tend to ...

  • TRW S-Cam Video Camera Sensor.automotiveIT

    TRW plans more camera-technology investments


    TRW’s next-generation video camera sensor will be based on its S-Cam product available in Europe and Asia today (Photo: TRW) With regulation-driven demand expected to increase, TRW will invest more in automotive camera technology for the North American market. "In North America, in the coming five years, we expect to ...

  • garmin.automotiveIT

    From Garmin, a 7 inch navigation screen for trucks


    With a 7 inch display, Garmin says its new truck navigation system is "a full-featured digital assistant in the cab" (Photo: Garmin) Garmin has launched a new truck navigation system with a 7 inch display. The dezl 760LMT will also feature active lane guidance, lifetime maps and a range of ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Automated emergency brakes seen cutting pedestrian injuries


    Volvo offers pedestrian detection with full autonomous braking on the V40 (Photo: Volvo) Emergency braking systems would go a long way toward further reducing pedestrian casualties in traffic accidents, according to a study conducted by the German insurance industry. The study, carried out by the accident research unit (UDV) of ...

  • bosch esp premium 2012.automotiveIT

    Bosch launches smaller, more flexible premium brake control


    Bosch’s new ESP premium can be combined with other novel driver-assistance technologies (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has launched a lighter and more flexible brake control system aimed at the premium segment. The German automotive supplier said its ESP 9 premium system uses an especially efficient return pump that can build ...

  • bosch eco logic.automotiveIT

    New Bosch driver-assistance system helps trucks cut fuel consumption


    Bosch says Eco.Logic motion can help save 800 euros a year in fuel for a big truck (Photo: Bosch) Bosch says it can lower average fuel consumption of a heavy truck by 3 pc with the help of a new driver assistance system that uses extended GPS information and vehicle ...

  • 2013 Ford Flex.automotiveIT

    Ford cites strong interest in driver-assistance technologies


    Ford says MyFordTouch, seen here in the 2013 Ford Flex, offers quick access to a wide range of new technologies (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor said potential buyers of the new Fusion are showing strong interest in the driver-assistance features of the new model. The US carmaker said that nearly 25 ...

  • conti brake assist.automotiveIT

    Euro NCAP includes autonomous braking in star ratings


    Continental, which makes brake assist technology, welcomes Euro NCAP’s move (Photo: Continental) Euro NCAP will include cars' autonomous emergency braking systems in its star ratings from 2014. The European car safety assessment company said autonomous emergency braking systems, which are still rare on European cars, can reduce accidents by up ...

  • simulator stuttgart.automotiveIT

    Europe's biggest driving simulator inaugurated


    It took three years to build the Stuttgart simulator (Photo: IVK) Stuttgart University inaugurated Europe's biggest driving simulator this week after three years of construction. The University's Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK) hopes the simulator will boost research to reduce accidents and lower traffic-related energy consumption. ...

  • pedestrian safety magna.automotiveIT

    New Opel Insignia features Magna's forward-collision warning system


    Magna says its Eyeris vision system will help automakers such as Opel meet tougher EU pedestrian-safety rules (Photo: Wikimedia) The new Opel Insignia will be one of the first cars in Europe to have a camera-based forward-collision warning system, supplier Magna International said. Magna said its Eyeris electronic vision system, ...

  • 2013 Ford Escape

    Ford's 2012 Escape offers range of new IT features


    [nggallery id=6] Ford's new Escape SUV, which is unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show this week, offers a range of IT features designed to show that the US carmaker is committed to spreading electronic innovation throughout its new models. The Escape is an important car for Ford for two ...

  • infiniti jx 2013.automotiveIT

    Infiniti JX features new backup collision technology


    Buyers of the 2013 Infiniti JX will get a free 24-hour concierge service (Photo: Infiniti) Infiniti said a new 7-seat luxury crossover, the JX, will feature a novel driver assistance system that will help avoid collisions with people behind the vehicle. The Japanese premium brand showed a JX concept at ...