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Advanced safety packages to be available in all Toyota and Lexus models from 2015

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Published: December 01, 2014  | Tokyo, Japan  Toyota announced in a safety seminar held at Toyota City that it will start offering anti-collision, safe-driving packages for its cars next year. Toyota is also creating Safety Sense active safety packages, tailored to suit all its models including Lexus that will be made available worldwide by …

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Delphi and Ottomatika partner to offer automated driving solutions

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Published: November 29, 2014 | Gillingham, UK Delphi Automotive partners with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving. Delphi, the company that first introduced automotive radar systems, will integrate its active safety …

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Toyota endows vehicle-infrastructure cooperative system to its new models in 2015

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Published: November 27, 2014 | Japan Starting next year, some of Toyota Motor Corporation’s new models will be compatible with advanced vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems that use a wireless frequency reserved for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). This compatibility will be offered as an option for the “Toyota Safety Sense P” active …

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Shanghai OnStar demos in-vehicle 4G LTE with Wi-Fi at Guangzhou Auto Show

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Published: November 26, 2014 | China Shanghai OnStar, GM’s China-based telematics subsidiary is demonstrating its in-vehicle 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot functionality at the 12th annual Guangzhou International Auto Show along with announcing the opening of a new call center as well as a plethora of new OnStar services. Having …

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Apple responds to the research rating ‘Siri’ as most distracting for in-vehicle use

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Published: November 26, 2014 | United States Apple has responded to a study by the University of Utah that has ranked Siri as the most distracting speech recognition system for drivers. The study tested five systems and used heart rate monitors and stress monitors to study the level of cognitive …

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CSR’s auto platform adds BeiDou and dead reckoning for enhanced automotive performance

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Published: November 25, 2014 | California, United States CSR plc announced two important software releases for the SiRFstarV™ 5ea automotive-grade quad-GNSS location platform. Support has been added for concurrent use of GPS and BeiDou (BDS) satellite constellations, along with major updates to the SiRFDRive® software dead reckoning algorithms. Together, these …

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Next-gen ‘Chevy Volt’ to offer improved charging features

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Published: November 25, 2014 | Detroit, United States If there’s one thing Chevrolet Volt owners love about their cars, it’s being able to recharge the battery easily. Evidence of that is a U.S. Department of Energy study that shows more than 80 percent of all trips by Volt owners did …

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Sony’s ‘Xperia Z3’ and ‘Xperia Z3 Compact’ are now MirrorLink compatible

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Published: November 24, 2014 | United States The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has confirmed that Sony’s Xperia™ Z3 and Xperia™ Z3 Compact are MirrorLink®-enabled. Along with other recent mass-market handset and vehicle deployments, the news represents a major step for MirrorLink toward becoming the world’s de facto car/smartphone connectivity standard. …

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Chrysler 300 revealed with upgraded UConnect 911 Assist and infotainment systems

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Published: November 21, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA The new 2015 Chrysler 300 at the Los Angeles Auto Show comes with all new 911-call/Assist Call (eCall) that connects Chrysler 300 occupants directly with emergency-service providers via built-in data connection with a push of a button, a feature exclusive to Chrysler …

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Toyota’s improved parking tech mitigates collisions when parking or setting off

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Published: November 20, 2014 | Tokyo, Japan Toyota Motor Corporation has enhanced its Intelligence Clearance Sonar (ICS) technology, which helps prevent or mitigate collisions when parking or setting off. In addition, a new viewing mode has been added to Toyota’s Panoramic View Monitor, which helps drivers check their surroundings before …

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