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INRIX and Parkmobile developing solution for connected cars

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Published: May 19, 2016 | Nashville, US INRIX, Inc., and Parkmobile are entering into a strategic partnership at the annual International Parking Institute (IPI) conference to jointly develop an embedded, end-to-end parking solution for the auto industry. The partnership will bring together availability, reservations and payments for both on-street and …

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KTH researchers & Scania test self-driving trucks

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Published: April 16, 2016 | Sweden According to the research lead at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the successful tests are aimed at implementing self-driving Scania trucks in mining operations within a year or two. “We have come a long way with the work and have already proven with a …

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Ford’s autonomous research vehicles drive in dark with LiDAR sensor technology

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Driving in pitch black at Ford Arizona Proving Ground marks the next step on the Ford’s journey to delivering fully autonomous vehicles to customers around the globe. It’s an important development, in that it shows that even without cameras, which rely on light, Ford’s LiDAR – working with the car’s …

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ERM Advanced Telematics introduces anti-theft vehicle tracking solution

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StarLink eConnect improves stolen vehicle recovery rates with unique jamming mitigation technique and location networking capabilities ERM Advanced Telematics has introduced its StarLink eConnect device, a vehicle tracking device with unique jamming mitigation and location networking capabilities. Today, many car thieves no longer rely on forcefully removing vehicle tracking devices …

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European truck makers to compete in Netherlands autonomous “platooning” challenge

Published: March 29, 2016 | Rotterdam The “landing” of the European Truck Platooning Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday April 6th, 2016 at APM Terminals, Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam. Automated trucks representing six brands (DAF, Daimler, Iveco, MAN, Scania and Volvo) will drive in platoons, on public roads, …

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MiX Telematics launches telematics data loggers for Oil & Gas fleet operators

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Published: March 29, 2016 | Houston, TX MiX Telematics has launched fleet telematics solutions for Oil & Gas companies that are ELD-ready.  These devices supports the FMCSA’s current requirements for performance, design and technical specifications and also reduce operating costs by $50-100 per vehicle, per month.  Combined with the company’s …

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Volvo aims for fuel optimization and driver retention with I-SEE fleet telematics option

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Published: March 27, 2016 | Hagerstown, MD Volvo’s state-of-the-art engine plant in Hagerstown (the truck assembly is in nearby Virginia) unveiled a new family of fuel-efficient engines (with up to 6.5 percent better performance), took a victory lap for selling a record 38,849 trucks, and showed off a new predictive …

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Daimler is investing €500 million in connected trucks and “platooning”

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Published: March 22, 2016 | Düsseldorf Daimler Trucks presented an impressive example of the possibilities opened up by the digital connection of trucks at the A52 autobahn near Düsseldorf. Three WiFi-connected, autonomously driving trucks operated on the autobahn with authorization for public traffic as a so-called platoon. Based on the Daimler …

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Ford loads its F-Series “Super Duty” trucks with camera-based ADAS for seamless reversing

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Published: March 21,  2016 | Dearborn, MI Ford’s all new F-Series Super Duty trucks will start offering Trailer Reverse Guidance – a technology that uses cameras to see more angles, monitor conditions surrounding the truck and provide real-time coaching guidance while maneuvering a trailer. Two patents on the first-of-its-kind trailering …

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