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Tampa will lead $17M federally-funded connected vehicle program to reducer traffic congestion

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Published: November 30,  2015 | Tampa, FL Tampa’s $17 million planned experimental venture into connected car technology will take center stage next week among hundreds of experts from across the nation gathered at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit in Jacksonville. Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority Executive Director Joe Waggoner will discuss plans …

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Consumer Watchdog: Driver safety must be given priority over vehicle autonomy

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Published: November 30, 2015 | Washington DC The US Consumer Watchdog has called on the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) to put the safety of drivers and other vehicles first as it revises its two-year-old policy on self-driving vehicles. NHTSA last issued guidance on robot cars in 2013, …

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How traffic across cities will change with the autonomous cars?

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Published:November 30, 2015 Autonomous cars are the most talked about technology in automobile sector. Though it is still the “future” of driving, but that doesn’t stop the experts from speculating how these cars will change the look of traffic. Many of these predictions have focused on the negative; for instance, …

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Autonomous Cars will make domestic flights run for the money: Audi

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Published: November 27, 2015 | Stuttgart According to Sven Schuwirth, Vice President of brand strategy and digital business at Audi, business travelers will not take domestic flights to meetings and will sleep and work in their cars instead of booking a city-centre hotel.  Many scenarios are being made around the …

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Hino develops autonomous driving tech that helps “incapacitated” drivers

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Published: November 27, 2015 | Tokyo Hino Motors is devising autonomous-driving technologies that can guide buses and trucks to change lanes and safely stop on the shoulder if the driver suddenly becomes incapacitated. The company has started conducting studies using a tour bus on a test course. When the driver …

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“MyCarMyData”: German ADAC supports campaign to data ownership for connected vehicles

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Published: November 26, 2015 | Munich The ADAC supports the campaign “MyCarMyData” of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for passenger privacy. The International Federation of motorists, who represents 111 automobile clubs with 38 million members, calls for the self-determination of motorists on data exchange with networked vehicles. In addition, …

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Opel Corsa Supermini to have modern IntelliLink infotainment system

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Published: November 26, 2015 | Germany Opel’s compact Corsa is set to receive the modern Intellink infotainment system. The R4.0 Intellink system offers the latest in connectivity features, allowing the driver to integrate several smartphone functions via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The system is compatible with devices running Android …

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FIA infographic reveals what data is being collected from connected cars

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Published: November 25, 2015 | Brussels The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Region I, the consumer body representing 111 Motoring and Touring Clubs in Europe, Middle East and Africa, has revealed exactly what data new vehicles are able to track and transmit. The investigation of two vehicles, a conventionally-fuelled vehicle …

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Continental develops short-range V2X communication to help road users

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Published: November 25, 2015 | Frankfurt Continental is developing new technologies to improve the safety of vulnerable road users (VRU). Based on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, vehicles will be able to communicate with these road users. Short-range communication (e.g. WLANp) makes it possible to exchange position data in order to avoid …

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HERE tests 4G C-ITS systems in Netherlands to reduce traffic jams

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Published: November 25, 2015 | Veldhoven HERE and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment are together evaluating the deployment of a cellular network-based Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for improving road safety and reducing congestion in the Netherlands. HERE is also working with the Finnish ministry on connected …

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