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Mediamobile works with Volvo Car Finland to reduce animal-vehicle hazard


Published: October 02, 2015 | Helsinki, Finland Mediamobile has developed a new, active elk warning system in the North Karelia region as part of its V-Traffic service. The system, based on real-time and statistical data, warns road users of the risk of animal-vehicle collision ahead. Extensively tested in a joint …

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Drive Me: Volvo collaborates with Autoliv for large scale autonomous driving project


Published: October 02, 2015 | Gothenburg, Sweden Volvo Cars and Autoliv, the automotive safety technology company have agreed to work together on the ground-breaking Drive Me project, the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving (AD) initiative. The two companies will work together to share research and development into the latest safety …

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STMicroelectronics introduces Telemaco family of telematics-grade processors


Published: October 01, 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of application-specific processors for automotive telematics and connectivity applications. Called Telemaco2, the new family offers a set of automotive-grade, Linux-programmable microcontrollers that are dedicated to in-car systems that enhance safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency. Telemaco2-powered solutions address …

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Ford to leverage on space communication standards to drive advancements in connected cars


Published: October 01, 2015 | Moscow, Russia Ford Motor Company and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University developed a data communications system prototype of high reliability for the advancement of connected cars of the future. A team of scientists applied the same mult-ichannel connectivity principles used to operate a robot moving on …

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Ricardo engineers driverless bus fleet for Brussels airport


Published: September 29, 2015 | Brussels, Belgium Ricardo has been appointed to provide specialist support for the introduction of a new driverless passenger bus system at Brussels Airport. The project commences this autumn with a pilot test programme. A joint team from Ricardo’s rail and automotive divisions will provide advice and …

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Audi launches two new connected car services suite: myCarManager & myService


Published: September 28, 2015 | Herndon,VA Audi is introducing two brand new connect services: myCarManager and myService. The first one is available for those who have the newest A4 and Q7 models and download the revised version of the Audi MMI Connect smartphone app which now includes myCarManager. With this new …

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South Australia government clears legislative hurdles for driverless car trials


Published: September 28, 2015 | Adelaide, Australia South Australia  State Government introduces laws allowing for trials of driverless cars on open public roads. A trial set for Adelaide’s Southern Expressway in early November doesn’t require legislative change because the road will be closed. Multiple driverless Volvo vehicles will take to …

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Thatcham takes on EU automakers to match US crash avoidance pledge


Published: September 28, 2015 | Berkshire, UK Thatcham Research, is calling on 10 vehicle manufacturers in Europe to match their USA commitment to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard on all new cars. This is inline with what NHTSA has asked US carmakers few weeks ago. Ten major vehicle …

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Autonomous driving features can make EVs cheaper: Lux Research


Published: September 28, 2015 | Boston, MA According to Lux Research analyst , plug-in vehicles can save up to $1,800 in battery costs if they are equipped with self-driving functions. Alternatively, these functions (if activated!) could add some 38 km (24 miles) of driving range. Recent academic studies indicate that …

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SE Asia presents a wealth of opportunities in commercial fleet telematics: DRVR


We feel that developing Asia offers the best potential anywhere for long term growth. 2015 saw the launch of the ASEAN economic community; this will take time to realize its full potential but will lead to a single market across a market of 600 million people. David Henderson, Co-founder & …

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