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


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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Oberthur to provide automotive grade embedded SIM to Mercedes Benz fleets starting Q1 2016


Published: January 07, 2016 | Paris Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Daimler announce a new partnership to connect Mercedes-Benz passenger cars with embedded remotely programmable SIM. This disruptive embedded connectivity solution will be implemented in Daimler’s vehicles starting with the new Mercedes-Benz E-class from March 2016. Reliability and security of the …

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CES 2016: Ford revs up development of autonomous vehicles, home automation and smart mobility


Published: January 06, 2016 | Dearborn, MI  Ford is accelerating development of autonomous, connected and smart technologies for consumers with help of its technology partners and start-ups. Following are some stories ahead of the CES 2016 that Ford is involved in:-  Tripling autonomous fleet Ford is tripling its fleet of …

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Mercedes Benz introduces digital car park with CAR2SHARE cargo


Published: December 22, 2015 | Stuttgart The concept: CAR2SHARE cargo is a digital car park and driver management system in which Mercedes-Benz Vans can be booked based on the carsharing principle. Due to the success of the pilot project, the Berliner Tafel decided on a permanent application and increases its …

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5D Robotics brings autonomous driving technology to United Rentals’ equipment


Published: December 17, 2015 | Carlsbad, CA United Rentals, Inc. and 5D Robotics, Inc.,  provider of automation for the defense and energy sectors, have teamed up to bring the latest autonomous driving technology to United Rentals equipment operations. The 5D solution prevents collisions, enables multiple vehicles to follow a person …

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MAN ushers into the connectivity & digitization field, hires ex-Daimler telematics expert


Published: December 03, 2015 | Munich MAN Truck & Bus is expanding its digitisation and telematics services, making this one of the key areas of its business strategy. One step in this direction is the creation of its new ‘Telematics and Digital Solutions’ department, with Markus Lipinsky appointed as its …

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Hino develops autonomous driving tech that helps “incapacitated” drivers


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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Continental develops short-range V2X communication to help road users


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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Volvo’ CONCEPT 26 “luxury” autonomous car allows driver to utilize drive time


Published: November 19, 2015 | Gothenburg Volvo Cars’ ongoing research into autonomous driving has confirmed what we all know – that the daily commute is taking the joy out of driving. With this in mind Volvo has developed Concept 26 “autonomous car” to reflect the average daily commute to work …

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Autonomous, shared and connected vehicles will drive ONE trillion miles in US by 2050: KPMG


Published: November 18, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA Innovations in autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and mobility-on-demand will have a profound impact on consumers, particularly among younger and older people, according to a new study by KPMG.  With these age groups set to embrace these technological and transformational changes, vehicle miles traveled …

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