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Delphi joins Intel, Mobileye and BMW as a development partner and system integrator for their Autonomous Driving Platform

BMW displays one of the first of approximately 40 highly automated vehicles that were announced by BMW, Intel and Mobileye during a one-day autonomous driving workshop on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Intel's Silicon Valley Center for Autonomous Driving in San Jose, California. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye (“Cooperation Partners”) intend to onboard Delphi as a development partner and system integrator for their State-of-the-Art autonomous driving platform. The four partners intend to jointly deploy a cooperation model to deliver and scale the developed solutions to the broader OEM automotive industry and potentially other …

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Smart Car solution launched by Singtel and AXA

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Singtel and AXA Insurance has launched Singapore’s first smart car solution aimed at promoting better and safer driving habits. The solution, comprising a Modus smart car device and cloud-based smart car application, analyses driving patterns through a vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port. Upon complimentary onsite installation, the Modus device will synchronise with the smart car application on customers’ smartphones over Singtel’s …

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Volvo and Google partner to develop in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android

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Volvo Cars has announced a close partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years. The partnership promises to revolutionise how …

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Savari becomes the first V2X technology solution provider to join 5GAA

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Savari has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). Savari is the first V2X technology solution provider to join the group of leading automotive OEMs, automotive tier one system and component suppliers, and technology vendors. 5GAA was formed to accelerate the development and testing of advanced communications solutions like cellular-V2X for …

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Minda iConnect and Microsoft India collaborate to drive connected vehicle technologies in India

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It has been reported that Minda iConnect Pvt Ltd and Microsoft India will be collaborating to drive connected vehicle technologies for the automotive industry in India. The aim of this collaboration is to enhance in-vehicle connectivity and efficiency to provide an enriched driving experience to automotive users in the country. …

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Waymo and Lyft to collaborate, aim to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream

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Google Inc’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, and U.S. rideshare company Lyft Inc have signed a collaboration agreement to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream, the New York Times reported. The alliance between the two show that many companies are trying to acquire a piece of the market for self-driving …

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Siemens invests $385,000 in Smart Columbus to support efforts in Connected Vehicle technology

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Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems is providing an in-kind investment of its Connected Vehicle hardware and software technologies to Columbus, Ohio, the recent winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Smart City Challenge. Siemens’ Connected Vehicle technology investment, valued at $385,000, aims to support the expansion of “Smart Columbus”, an …

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BIBA teams up with member Marmalade to provide a young driver telematics scheme

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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has teamed up with member Marmalade to provide a young driver telematics scheme. The new scheme will allow BIBA members to increase their share of the growing young driver market by offering competitive average premiums of around £1,300, on average, for 17 – 24 …

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Faurecia and ZF enter in a Strategic Partnership

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ZF and Faurecia will cooperate in a strategic partnership for the development of disruptive and differentiating interior and safety technologies for autonomous driving. Within this special advanced engineering partnership the two companies will identify and develop innovative safety and interior solutions linked to different potential occupant positions. Patrick Koller, CEO …

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ExxonMobil rolls out several updates to its Speedpass+ mobile payment app

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ExxonMobil announced that it is rolling out several updates to its Speedpass+ mobile payment app, including use of the app with both Ford vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC3 and the Apple Watch to purchase Synergy fuel and car washes at approximately 10,000 participating Exxon and Mobil stations across the United …

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