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Canada: Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association proposes Stratford for testing of self-driving cars

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Published: October 19, 2015 | Stratford Last week we published Ontario became the first Canadian state to allow public testing of self-driving cars. According to the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada, the testing will commence from middle of next year in Stratford, if their proposal is accepted.  The parts …

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Japan:Toyota to showcases connected vehicle and smart mobility solution

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Published: October 19, 2015 | Tokyo, Japan Toyota exhibits the latest ITS technologies and initiatives for safe and comfortable mobility at Smart Mobility City 2015, an event being held alongside the Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota’s recently-launched ITS Connect safety package uses vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication to provide drivers …

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IAM: ADAS features in new cars could save road accidents

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Published: October 16, 2015 | UK The UK Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for a raft of measures to reverse the disappointing increase in numbers of people killed and injured on UK roads as announced today by the government. The Department of Transport’s Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: …

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Elektrobit will create Augmented Reality for connected cars as part of Continental

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Published: October 14, 2015 | Regensburg, Germany Elektrobit (EB) will build the AR Creator software suite that will foster the creation of augmented reality solutions to make driving safer and improve the driver experience within Continental. Following the successful purchase in July 2015, Continental is consolidating EB as a standalone …

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Mediamobile to provide V-Traffic data to Ericsson Connected Traffic Cloud

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Published: October 14, 2015 | Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson has chosen Mediamobile, a leading supplier of road traffic information, as a data provider for the Ericsson Connected Traffic Cloud. This agreement opens up new opportunities for both traffic authorities and motorists to obtain better, more comprehensive traffic information – and thus …

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“Wake Me App” wins Ford SYNC AppLink developer challenge at Tel Aviv

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Published: October 14, 2015 | Tel Aviv, Israel Ford selected “Wake Me App,” an app that monitors drivers for signs of drowsiness, as the winner of the Ford SYNC® AppLink™ Developer Challenge in Tel Aviv. The 24-hour hackathon, October 11-12, included more than 150 app developers, and was co-sponsored by …

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Rinspeed will showcase driverless “Etos“ concept car with personal drone at CES 2016

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Published: October 13, 2015 | Zumikon, Switzerland Rinspeed will demo its “Etos“ concept car and its so-called “driverless features at the 2016 CES to be held at Las Vegas in January.  It has fitted its sporty hybrid with a drone that has its own landing pad on the rear end. …

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Ford to invest $1.8 billion to bring semi-autonomous features and smart mobility in China

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Published: October 13, 2015 | Beijing, China Ford announces RMB 11.4 billion (USD 1.8 billion) investment in China  to deliver improved connectivity, semi-autonomous vehicle features and autonomous vehicle development driven by the needs of Chinese consumers. The investment will allow Ford to significantly build up its research and development capabilities in …

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Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept car leverages connected mobile tech for shared mobility

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Published: October 11, 2015 | Yokohama, Japan Nissan will showcase its concept mini-car “Teatro for Dayz” at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight and open to the public from October 30 through November 8. Teatro for Dayz is a combination of mobile technologies …

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Jaguar Land Rover leads autonomous cars research program worth £11M

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Published: October 09, 2015 | Warwick, UK The UK Government has no intention of being a passenger in innovation so is pioneering autonomous car technology in partnership with industry.  Sajid Javid, UK Business Secretary Jaguar Land Rover is working on a new £11 million research programme to develop fully autonomous …

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