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BMW launches “Start-up Garage” to drive new innovations in Urban Mobility


Published: April 15, 2015 | Munich, Germany The newly founded BMW Startup Garage sets out to tap directly into the potential of particularly innovative startups. With the BMW Startup Garage, the BMW Group is continuing its successful collaboration with startup companies. The combination of the strategic and global planning clout …

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NXP develops “Smart Mobility Test Bed” at NTU’s campus using V2X communications


Published: April 12, 2015 | Eindhoven, The Netherlands NXP Semiconductors signed an agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU), ranked the world’s top young university, to establish a living, real-world smart mobility test bed on the NTU campus. Supported by Singapore Economic Development Board, the joint initiative paves the way …

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Valeo and Safran drove a self-driving Volkswagen CC featuring the “drone” technology


Published: March 31, 2015 | Paris, France Valeo and defense contractor Safran drove their self-driving Volkswagen CC around the National Army Museum in Paris on Friday. The two companies share their intelligence with each other to improve their products. Eighteen months after signing a research partnership agreement on assisted driving …

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Continental to provide “OTA Keys” to car-sharing companies


Published: March 16, 2015 | Brussels, Belgium Continental and the Belgian automotive service group D’leteren have formed a joint venture, called OTA Keys to develop and implement various car-sharing services. It is named after the new company’s largest product area: purely virtual car keys that are transmitted and used wirelessly via …

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Nissan partners with Endesa to bring V2G & electric mobility in Europe


Published: March 16, 2015 | Madrid, Spain  Endesa and Nissan have announced an agreement to give renewed impetus to electric mobility in Europe. The two companies have joined forces to launch onto the European market a commercially viable system of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure which allows a bidirectional power …

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UK Autodrive: Driving the future OR Driving into the future


Published: March 16, 2015, India The UK government has given official approval to the use of driverless cars. Soon the prototypes of such cars would be seen on the roads of four British cities namely-Greenwich, Coventry, Bristol and Milton Keynes. The UK’s regulatory environment now sets it apart as a …

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Delphi to take a driverless Audi SQ5 coast to coast for the first time


Published: March 15, 2015 | Gillingham, UK Delphi’s driverless Audi SQ5 will travel from California to New York making it the longest automated drive in North America. Delphi will demonstrate the full capabilities of its active safety technologies with the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America. The coast-to-coast …

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Oregon DOT initiates America’s first distance-based road charging in collaboration with IMS and Sanef ITS


Published: March 11, 2015 | OR, USA Sanef ITS and connected car company Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) have been awarded a road usage charge contract by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The pacific northwest state in the US is planning to introduce a volunteer programme with 5000 volunteers where …

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A for Apple, B for Boasting, C for Car ( Excuse the pun!)


Published: March 09, 2015 | New Delhi, India Mobile phone and computer giant Apple is all set to debut in the automotive market with a new concept electric vehicle, if sources are to be believed. The Cupertino, CA-based $750 billion enterprise is planning to achieve the target of $1 trillion …

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MWC 2015: Ford expands Smart Mobility Plan with E-Bikes for connected urban transport


Published: March 03, 2015 | MWC-2015 Ford Motor Company is expanding its global Ford Smart Mobility plan with a new experiment to study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centres.  The experiment …

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