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Piyush Rajan

Asst. Editor |Telematics Wire | Smart automotive

Electrobit, Tomtom, TISA join forces to facilitate the deployment of dynamic location referencing for navigation and automated driving

The representatives of the founding members of the Open-LR association (from left to right): Oliver Jesorsky, Elektrobit; Sven Baselau and Klaus Lütkemeier, TomTom; Thomas Kusche-Knecevic, TISA; Tobias Engelen, Elektrobit; Ralf-Peter Schäfer and Andreas Erwig. TomTom Image source: Elektrobit (PRNewsfoto/OpenLR e.V.)

TomTom, Elektrobit and the Traveller Information Services Association (TISA), have founded the Open-LR e.V. Association in order to secure the future of the royalty free, OpenLR Standard for dynamic location referencing. OpenLR is an open standard for procedures and formats for the encoding, transmission, and decoding of local data irrespective of the …

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Infiniti unveils the new 2019 QX50


Infiniti has unveiled the new 2019 QX50 , the car is based on an entirely new platform . The car has got VC-Turbo engine which is the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, transforming on demand. The car has also got  ProPILOT Assist technologies that supports single-lane highway driving.  …

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Kaspersky Lab security experts list threats facing the automotive sector over the coming 12 months


Kaspersky Lab security experts have listed following threats facing the automotive sector over the coming 12 months: Vulnerabilities introduced through lack of manufacturer attention or expertise, combined with competitive pressures. The range of connected mobility services being launched will continue to rise, as will the number of suppliers developing and …

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Mahindra is collaborating with Uber to explore the deployment of EVs on the Uber platform in several cities across India

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Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., part of the US$ 19 billion Mahindra Group is collaborating with Uber, the global transportation technology company, to explore the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the Uber platform in several cities across India. Earlier this year Mahindra also had entered into similar partnerships with Ola …

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Microsoft expands its AI simulator to include autonomous car research.


Microsoft has expanded its artificial intelligence simulator to include autonomous car research. The AirSim (Aerial Informatics and Robotics) system can now be used for testing the safety of vehicle artificial intelligence systems. It is known that Microsoft’s AirSim) is an open source artificial intelligence simulator which enables interfaces to common …

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SelfDrive.ae launches a new segment of all electric cars to its online fleet of Self Drive car rental in Dubai


SelfDrive.ae announced the launch of a new segment of all electric cars (E-Cars) to its online fleet of Self Drive car rental in Dubai. In a unique initiative to promote E-Cars; SelfDrive.ae has become the first online self drive rent a car portal in the UAE to host E-Cars on …

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Connected cars will ultimately converge under a unified IOT ecosystem


Telematics Wire got the chance to interview Mr. Jacob (Coby) Hasson, EVP, Head of Global Sales at Scope Technology, He leads the planning and execution of strategies to grow sales and revenues of the company.  Jacob is responsible for managing the Sales and Business Development teams, creating a culture of …

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Spark EV launches artificial intelligence-based journey prediction telematics solution


Spark EV has launched its new artificial intelligence-based journey prediction telematics solution which would enable vehicles to complete more journeys between charges and remove range anxiety. The company claims that this would enable greater fleet utilisation, with up to 20% more journeys completed between charges. A combination of easy to …

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Renault Samsung motors unveils its new SM3 Z.E. with improved range


Renault Samsung Motors has unveiled its new SM3 Z.E. at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea. The company has upgraded its electric vehicle range to meet customer demand. The autonomy of the Renault Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E. – the market’s only three-box saloon – has been increased …

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FCC plans to repeal net neutrality rules, automakers favor the move


The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has announced that FCC plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, reported Reuters. The automakers had taken a stand against this rule and argued that such …

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