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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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After Grenoble, Toyota and Park24 to trial i-Road car-sharing services in Central Tokyo


Published: March 03, 2015 | Tokyo, Japan Toyota makes the vision of Ha:mo (Harmonious Mobility) less distant with i-Road car-sharing project. Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation will trial a car sharing service in central Tokyo using the Toyota “i-Road”, an ultra-compact three-wheeled electric vehicle. The i-Road, designed for …

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NAVX on “Monetizing the in-car content-A focus on quality and global coverage”


For a content aggregator willing to cover all automotive segments (low cost, middle range, premium), it is important to be present on all solutions. It requires however to be creative in terms of business models and relationship with car makers. Jean Cherbonnier, CEO & co-founder | NAVX NAVX is a cloud-based …

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Huawei and Orange launches wi-fi product for cars in Spain


Published: February 19, 2015 | Spain Internet access in the connected car will become a great deal more usable after Chinese telecommunications company Huawei and Orange, a French mobile network, announced a wi-fi product for cars in Spain. Huawei Technologies and Orange launched a new system called Car-Wi-Fi that allows …

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