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China: Tencent and Guangzhou Automobile to collaborate on internet-connected cars

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Chinese automotive industry is moving briskly towards connected cars. Recently China’s Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company entered into an agreement to collaborate on internet-connected cars, according to a report by Reuters. Under the agreement, both the companies will work together to develop internet-connected cars and artificial intelligence-aided driving. …

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Australia to build a superhighway consisting of a network of free, fast-charging electric vehicle stations

According to some media reports, Australia is planning to build one of world’s longest Electric Vehicle Highways. The Australian government has decided to build a superhighway which would consist of a network of free, fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. It will be 1,118-mile long and will be on the coast …

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Austraila: NTC and Austroads launch national guidelines for trials of automated vehicles

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Australian governments are taking steps to move to a new era of mobility, with the launch of national guidelines for trials of automated vehicles. Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia is a joint publication of the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads. The guidelines support state and territory …

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SK Telecom plans to commercialise two flagship connected car technologies in the second half of this year

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According to some reports, SK Telecom has plans to commercialise two flagship connected car technologies in the second half of this year. The company will be unveiling the T RemotEye Vehicle to Everything, known as V2X, and the Remote Advanced Driving Assistance System, or Remote ADAS, at the upcoming World …

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JAC Motor to form a joint venture with Volkswagen AG to make EVs, receives approval from Chinese regulators

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According to a report by Reuters, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) has received approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture with German automaker Volkswagen AG to make electric vehicles. Volkswagen is China’s largest foreign automaker in China and already has joint ventures with China FAW Group Corp …

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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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Samsung gets approval to test its autonomous cars on the roads of South Korea

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Samsung has become another company to join the self-driving car race. The company has got approval South Korea’s Land Ministry to test its self-driving cars on its roads. The company has been active in this domain from the last couple of years. It had recently modified a race track it …

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Brazil: Semtech’s LoRa technology and devices chosen by Maxtrack for tracking solutions

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Maxtrack has chosen Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology as the main platform for its tracking solution that helps recover stolen vehicles and cargo. The tracking system has been introduced in metropolitan areas of Brazil where LoRaWAN networks are currently being deployed. The aftermarket tracking solution is currently a …

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Billion Electric launches LTE Smart Bus solution for real-time vehicle tracking and WiFi Hotpot service in the Philippines

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Billion Electric Co. Ltd has announced its latest 4G/LTE Smart Bus networking application by providing M500 – 4G/LTE Dual SIMs In-Vehicle Router for real-time vehicle tracking and WiFi Hotspot service in the Philippines to improve the overall bus experience. Featuring the latest dual 4G/LTE technology, multi-WANs, GPS/GLONASS, and Wi-Fi access …

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Fleet management systems in South Africa to reach 1.9 million units by 2021

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According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in South Africa reached an estimated 1.1 million in Q4-2016. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6 percent, this number is expected …

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