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Sidewalk Labs’ FLOW smart transportation platform makes cities “autonomous vehicle” ready

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Published: March 20, 2016 | NYC Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc, revealed FLOW-a transportation coordination platform new platform that aims to offer city traffic managers improved control over chaotic and overcrowded streets. Sidewalks Labs has partnered with US DOT and its other smart city partners …

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2017 Escape SUV is Ford’s first vehicle to feature CarPlay & Android Auto, and ofcourse SYNC3

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Published: March 19, 2016 | Louisville, KY The new 2017 ESCAPE SUV becomes the first Ford’s vehicle to support all three infotainment platforms viz. SYNC3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The vehicle has been developed at the Louisville assembly plant and set to hit the dealership this May. With CarPlay …

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Uber orders 100,000 Mercedes’ S-Class self-driving fleet, to be delivered by 2020: REPORT

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Published: March 19, 2016 | Frankfurt Uber is reportedly placed an order of 100,000 (the actual count is unknown) S-class sedans from Mercedes that are laden with advanced vehicle autonomy features. The primary source of this information is Manager Magazine, which included this news in its latest issue released yesterday.  …

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World War-II bomber plant “Willow Run” is now a driverless car test-site

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Published: March 19, 2016 | Belleville, MI The 335-acre Willow Run site, where B-24 bombers were made during World War II in a factory built by Henry Ford, will become a national-scale advanced automotive testing and product development center that can accommodate the broad needs of industry and government. The …

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Peugeot concludes its 3000KM autonomous driving trip, with apparently no crashes

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Published: March 18, 2016 | Paris Peugeot has completed its 3000 KM trip with the autonomous Citroen prototype today with no reported crashes en route, a journey which commenced few months back.  In 2016, PSA will have about 15 such prototypes in its fleet, sources claim.  In July 2015, the …

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IBM Watson IoT platform aids fuel optimization & vehicle health monitoring for Honda F1 racers

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Published: March 18,  2016 | Tokyo Honda is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology. As a race is taking place, data is streamed to the cloud and shared with the pit crew teams equipped …

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HERE to withdraw maps app support from Windows 10 and Windows 8 phones

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Published: March 17,2016 After a long term partnership, it seems that HERE is finally ready to break its ties with the Windows smartphone ecosystem. Citing changes in market evolution pattern, HERE said that it was bound to withdraw support from some operating systems and introduce support to some others. The …

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Jaguar Land Rover announce Android Wear support for its InControl app suite

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Published: March 17, 2016 | London At the 2016 Wearable Technology Show, Jaguar Land Rover announced the expansion of its wearable technology solutions with the introduction of its remote functions app to Android Wear watch. The Android Wear watch app will be available on all future Jaguar and Land Rover …

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Australia: VicRoads secures $4.5M funding for autonomous vehicles and C-ITS

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Published: March 17, 2016 | Victoria VicRoads is seeking Expressions of Interest from companies, industry bodies and other transport technology industries for grants allocated from a $4.5 million pool of funding over 2016 to 2018. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to showcase their innovations at the 2016 ITS …

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Improper aligning of windscreen after repair could lead to ADAS failure: Autoglass

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Bedford, UK On-board cameras that support features such as emergency braking and lane departure warnings for drivers are being recognised by insurers – though Autoglass is warning that the systems need to be aligned properly after windscreen repair and replacement. Neil Atherton, sales and marketing …

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