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China’s Baidu Completes its ‘Apollo Park’, the World’s Largest Autonomous Driving & Intelligent Vehicle Testing Site

China’s Baidu Completes its ‘Apollo Park’, the World’s Largest Autonomous Driving & Intelligent Vehicle Testing Site

The world’s largest intelligent vehicle infrastructure cooperative System (IVICS) has been completed in China, internet giant Baidu announced on Tuesday. The comprehensive test site is called “Apollo Park” and will support the development of autonomous vehicles as part of Baidu's open Apollo platform.

Eric Walz2020-05-27 12:15 PT

Data Platform Provider Otonomo Announces Partnership with BMW Group to Aggregate Vehicle Generated Data

Data Platform Provider Otonomo Announces Partnership with BMW Group to Aggregate Vehicle Generated Data

Automotive data services company Otonomo announced today a new partnership with German automaker BMW Group to increase the utilization of crowd-sourced data from BMW or MINI vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-04-14 15:00 PT

Audi Vehicles Can Now Communicate with Traffic Lights in Düsseldorf, Germany

Audi Vehicles Can Now Communicate with Traffic Lights in Düsseldorf, Germany

Audi announced that the German city of Düsseldorf will become the second European city after Ingolstadt where drivers can use Audi’s Traffic Light Information service, which allows Audi vehicles to communicate directly with traffic signals. The system uses machine learning algorithms to optimize traffic flow.

Eric Walz2020-02-05 11:05 PT

HAAS Alert Seeks to Improve Road Safety by Notifying Drivers When Emergency Vehicles Are Nearby

HAAS Alert Seeks to Improve Road Safety by Notifying Drivers When Emergency Vehicles Are Nearby

Mobility startup HAAS Alert developed an emergency alert system it calls the “HAAS Alert Safety Cloud” that sends warnings directly to a nearby vehicles via the infotainment system when emergency vehicles are nearby or actively responding to a scene. The company’s mission is to eliminate preventable roadway collisions involving emergency vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-10-11 13:15 PT

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

​The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote next month on launching a new review of a key band of the 5.9 Ghz spectrum that has been reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. According to the FCC, the increase in spectrum will allow automakers to improve advanced driver assist systems.

Eric Walz2019-05-14 14:08 PT

Toyota Halts Plans to Include Short-Range Communications Tech in Vehicles for the U.S. Market

Toyota Halts Plans to Include Short-Range Communications Tech in Vehicles for the U.S. Market

Toyota Motor Corp is abandoning plans to install Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Technology in its vehicles. The technology enables vehicles to communicate with other nearby vehicles, infrastructure, traffic signals and other smart city infrastructure.

Eric Walz2019-04-27 06:00 PT

Volkswagen AG Creates a New Division to Focus on Vehicle Software & Services

Volkswagen AG Creates a New Division to Focus on Vehicle Software & Services

As automobiles become internet connected devices filled with more high-tech features, an increasing focus of automakers is on passenger experience and mobility services rather than a vehicle’s mechanical systems. To support this effort, German automaker Volkswagen AG created a new division named “Digital Car and Services”. The new division will focus on bringing more robust software into Volkswagen AG vehicles to provide a better mobility experience to passengers.

Eric Walz2019-02-25 15:00 PT

HERE Technologies Develops New Map Data That Includes Cell Signal Strength for Connected Cars

HERE Technologies Develops New Map Data That Includes Cell Signal Strength for Connected Cars

Mapping company HERE Technologies​ has partnered with Continual, a leading provider of connected car and subscriber analytics to developed a new map data set called HERE Cellular Signals, which includes the strength of cellular networks around the world. To create HERE Cellular Signals, HERE fused its global radio (cellular) map with its leading GPS map of the road network.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-20 13:27 PT

Lyft Granted Patent for Tech Allowing Self-Driving Cars to Communicate with Pedestrians

Lyft Granted Patent for Tech Allowing Self-Driving Cars to Communicate with Pedestrians

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. was granted a U.S. patent for a “autonomous vehicle notification system” that communicates with pedestrians and other road users.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-12 12:24 PT

Ohio City to Begin the Largest Real-World Test of Connected Cars in the U.S.

Ohio City to Begin the Largest Real-World Test of Connected Cars in the U.S.

The town of Marysville, Ohio is connecting all of the city's traffic lights to 1,200 privately-owned and government vehicles in the largest real-world test of connected vehicle technology in the United States.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-22 06:00 PT

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

On Thursday, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks. 5G network speeds are a key requirement for the commercial roll-out of autonomous driving and connected car technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-25 17:36 PT

Avis Teams up With Ford to Connect 35,000 Vehicles in its Rental Fleet

Avis Teams up With Ford to Connect 35,000 Vehicles in its Rental Fleet

Rental car company Avis Budget Group Inc. announced an agreement with the Ford Motor Co. to connect more than 35,000 Ford vehicles in Avis’ U.S. fleet. The connected vehicles will also provide valuable vehicle data to Avis, to help to car rental company manage its fleet of Ford vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-10-23 11:23 PT

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Google have announced a tech partnership to embed the Android Operating System (OS) in vehicles sold by the three automakers starting in 2021. The Android OS allows a driver to use Android and Google apps in their vehicle without having to connect a smartphone.

Xiaoli Tian2018-09-19 16:12 PT

Ford Subsidiary Autonomic Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Standardize Connected Car Communications

Ford Subsidiary Autonomic Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Standardize Connected Car Communications

Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), a standard transportation and mobility solution for connected vehicles developed by Autonomic.

Paul Young2018-08-14 12:16 PT

Volvo Trucks Introduces a Cloud-Based V2V Service Called Connected Safety

Volvo Trucks Introduces a Cloud-Based V2V Service Called Connected Safety

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new cloud-based service called Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations, such as a traffic incident further down the road.

Eric Walz2018-05-08 11:11 PT

Toyota & Lexus to Launch Tech to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota & Lexus to Launch Tech to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota and Lexus have announced plans to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021, with the goal of adoption across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s.

Eric Walz2018-04-16 12:21 PT

BlackBerry Reaches Deal to Supply Jaguar Land Rover with Automotive Technology

BlackBerry Reaches Deal to Supply Jaguar Land Rover with Automotive Technology

Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the latest automotive company to partner with a tech company. JLR announced that it will use BlackBerry Ltd’s infotainment and security software in its vehicles, the companies said on Thursday.

Eric Walz2018-03-22 15:25 PT

Qualcomm Working With Leading Automotive Companies to Connect Vehicles to Everything

Qualcomm Working With Leading Automotive Companies to Connect Vehicles to Everything

Qualcomm announced today that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is working with an ecosystem of leading automakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology for connected cars using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset.

Eric Walz2018-02-22 15:19 PT

Connected Cars: How Vehicle Sensors Will Report and Inform What’s Ahead

Connected Cars: How Vehicle Sensors Will Report and Inform What’s Ahead

Automotive technology has come a long way in the past ten years. Soon your car will be able take you to work while you sit back and enjoy the ride or read a book. But while you’re relaxing on the road your car will be connected to the cloud to make sure it keeps you safe.

Eric Walz2017-11-22 16:05 PT

Automotive Connectivity: The Impact of the Global Network of Tomorrow

Automotive Connectivity: The Impact of the Global Network of Tomorrow

Industry experts, technology companies, and IEEE members gathered today at the 7th Ethernet & IP Automotive Technology Day in San Jose, California to learn about wireless and wired technology, automotive Ethernet standards, and how Ethernet technology might further the development of autonomous cars and vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications.

Eric Walz2017-11-01 15:56 PT

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