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Velodyne LiDAR equipped Baidu’s driverless BMW concluded tests in Beijing

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Published: January 21, 2016 | Beijing Velodyne LiDAR said that Baidu, Inc. has successfully completed rigorous, fully autonomous tests on one route with mixed roads under a variety of environmental conditions – guided throughout by Velodyne’s HDL-64E 3D real-time sensor.  The Baidu vehicle, a modified BMW 3 Series, is the …

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CloudMade adds “self-learning” features to Renault R-Link infotainment

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Published: January 20, 2016 | Paris Renault has developed a new type of driving aid, My Driving Partner in collaboration with CloudMade, an innovative start-up offering complete solutions for connected, self-learning vehicles. The technology is designed to learn the individual driving habits and to follow up with customized advice to promote …

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INRIX provides accurate results for real-time parking information than Parkopedia

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Published: January 20, 2016 | Seattle, WA In a recent benchmarking study, SBD puts INRIX’s Parkme over Parkopedia in terms of accuracy of availability of parking information.  Overall, ParkMe was 12 percent more accurate than Parkopedia across a set of core attributes that are essential to automakers for customer satisfaction. …

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UK motor insurance carriers form alliance to assess risks involved in autonomous driving

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Published: January 21, 2016 | London UK motor insurers are committing themselves to helping smooth the path of driverless cars onto UK roads, with the launch of a new Automated Driving Insurer Group to address some of the issues which need to be overcome.  The group will be chaired by …

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BMW creates online laboratory with IFTTT for advance testing of ConnectedDrive services

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Published: January 20, 2016 | Munich BMW Group is constantly working to develop digital services which will expand vehicle connectivity. The BMW Labs portal, due to go online on 19 January 2016, will give customers the chance to test in advance new services still under development and therefore play an active …

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Spanish researchers test eCall systems in motorcycles as part of HeERO project

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Published: January 19, 2016 | Barcelona  Researchers from the Applied Mechanics department at Ceit-IK4, Navarra University, Spain, are part of the I_HeERO project, whose objective is to create the infrastructures that will support the eCall electronic safety system. The eCall system allows the vehicle itself to call emergency services in …

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles lead the race to bring autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to mainstream market

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Published: January 19, 2015 | Auburn Hills, MI FCA US  vehicles are equipped with forward collision warning systems that blend radar and camera technologies to identify potential impact scenarios. This combination was once reserved for high-end luxury vehicles. Before such systems activate their automated braking features, the two technologies must …

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Exclusive: INRIX, AT&T, AppCarousal and Movimento articles in Jan-Feb issue of Smart Automotive

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Published: January 14, 2016 | New Delhi, India  Telematics Wire, a media services firm focused on online publication, market research and conferences related to Vehicle Telematics revealed the upcoming edition (November-December) of its bi-monthly publication Smart Automotive. The online edition can be accessed following this link.  Smart Automotive is the …

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NAIAS 2016: Fed unveils Obama’s FY17 budget proposal of $4B for autonomous vehicles

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Published: January 17, 2016 | Detroit In his last State of the Union address, President Obama signaled his intent to invest in a 21st century transportation system.  U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx  revealed part of the president’s proposal at the NAIAS in Detroit: a 10-year, nearly $4 billion investment to accelerate …

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GM postpones launch of Super Cruise ADAS system

Published: January 18, 2016 | Detroit, MI General Motors’ timeline to introduce its first semi-autonomous vehicle has slipped by several months as the automaker works to perfect the system, which allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic. Super Cruise technology will debut on the CT6 large sedan sometime during …

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