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Geely to use Ericsson’s connected vehicle cloud for entry level digital service

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Published: February 23, 2016 | MWC 2016, Barcelona Geely Auto will begin by offering its customers advanced safety and maintenance features before progressing to vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and, ultimately, autonomous driving based upon Ericsson’s class leading cloud technology. In the first phase, Geely Auto customers will gain access to …

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Samsung unveils aftermarket connected car solution-the Samsung Connect Auto

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Published: February 22, 2016 | Seoul Samsung has introduced a new aftermarket connected car solutions focusing on enhancing driving behaviour for both consumer and enterprises. Samsung Connect Auto (the OBD-II dongle) plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve …

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Computer controlled shock absorber for pothole mitigation in Ford Fusion V6

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Published: February 20,2016| Dearborn Potholes may be unavoidable, but Ford has figured out a way to make them less jarring. While it’s impossible to miss all potholes, Ford engineers have developed an advanced computer-controlled shock absorber system for the all-new Fusion V6 Sport, a 2017 model year vehicle, which significantly reduces that …

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Whistler’s FDSR to reduce false alarms in radar detectors

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Published: February 17,2016|Bentonville Whistler group has launched a new technology called the FDSR ( Field Disturbance Sensor Rejection), which will detect the false K band alarms on radar detection system and will send a less annoying alert than the shriek audio alerts that blind spot detectors or collision detection systems let out. …

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Pegasus Global to develop Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation (CITE)

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Published: February 17,2016|Mexico Pegasus Global Holdings has proposed to locate a privately financed owned & operated Center for Innovation, Testing & Evaluation (CITE) in the State of New Mexico. With the support of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Pegasus has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the state’s Department of Economic Development. …

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Dubai’s RTA to make telematics mandatory for heavy vehicles

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Published: February 16,2016| Dubai Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to make telematics devices mandatory for heavy vehicles. The project, which would make connected data-collection devices compulsory in larger trucks and lorries, is part of a national strategy aimed at reducing accidents caused by heavy vehicles. “We have embarked …

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Smartwitness teams up with Corcra to offer integrated telematics and camera technology solution for fleets

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Published: February 12,2016 SmartWitness, vehicle CCTV designer firm, and fleet management firm Corcra have teamed up to provide what they believe is an ‘industry leading’ integrated telematics and camera technology product. Corcra have integrated Smartwitness’ new forward facing KP1 camera system into their platform to offer a ‘unique solution’ for fleet managers. The new …

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Zubie launches preventive maintenance app for commercial fleet managers

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Published:February 5,2016| Charleston, SC Zubie has enhanced its robust suite of  business fleet tracking, analytics and management capabilities with new Zubie Maintenance. This automated ongoing maintenance solution for business fleets tracks essential service needs — oil changes, tire rotation, brakes servicing, etc. and sends reminders when they are due. These …

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Uber leverages smartphone sensors for driver behaviour management

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Published: January 28, 2016 |San Fransisco, CA Uber is running a pilot program to verify feedback from riders about driver behaviour and also the overall experience of their journey using smartphone technology. For example, if gyrometer data shows that drivers are constantly moving their phones around, we can offer them mounts to …

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Scania has now 170,000 connected trucks and buses globally

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Published: January 28, 2016 | Stockholm Five years ago, Scania introduced connectivity as standard in the European markets. Today connected customers in more than 50 countries gain access to services in order to follow up and evaluate the performance of their vehicles. In 2015, almost 70,000 connected trucks and buses …

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