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360 miles driverless: PSA prototype runs autonomous from Paris to Bordeaux

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Published: October 06, 2015 | Bordeaux, France The journey made by our prototype today proves that autonomous vehicles are no longer of matter of science fiction. This ushers in a new era for mobility, which I find truly exciting. Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën …

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Daimler’s Board Member drives the partially automated Mercedes Benz Actros with Highway Pilot System

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Published: October 05, 2015 | Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz Actros with Highway Pilot is the first series-production truck to drive on a partially automated basis on the motorway. The vehicle is approved according to automation level 2 (partially automated driving). The Highway Pilot does not replace the driver, but supports and …

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US:D’Artagnan will certify vendor for usage-based road charging in multiple states

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Published: October, 04, 2015 | Reston, VA D’Artagnan has been awarded a study of Road Usage Charge system/vendor certification for the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium (WRUCC), a voluntary group of twelve state Departments of Transportation undertaking collaborative research into topics related to road usage charging. D’Artagnan is a professional …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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