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    1. VOLVO'S LIFEPAINT MAKES CYCLISTS GLOW IN THE DARK

      VOLVO'S LIFEPAINT MAKES CYCLISTS GLOW IN THE DARK

      Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has teamed up with UK design company Grey London and startup Albedo100 to create a unique reflective spray paint designed to save cyclists' lives. LifePaint is a washable material that can be applied to all manner of things -- from helmets and clothes, to dog leads or backpacks -- and lasts for around a week after being applied.

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    2. How businesses and consumers can put connected car data to use

      How businesses and consumers can put connected car data to use

      For every person at the automotive manufacturer, advertising agency or a technology partner supporting the customer experience, one question remains unanswered when discussing the value proposition of connected cars: How can we maximise the use of the data being transmitted from the vehicle? It makes sense to ask.

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    3. Openbay Announces First-of-Its-Kind Connected-Car Repair Service

      Openbay Announces First-of-Its-Kind Connected-Car Repair Service

      Today at the New York International Auto Show in New York City, Openbay, the online marketplace for auto repair, launched OpenbayConnect, a first-of-its-kind platform that leverages connected-car technology to remotely diagnose automotive vehicle problems and deliver competitive repair quotes to consumers from local mechanics. Consumers benefit with OpenbayConnect and Openbay by the competitive choice and convenience they offer for any automotive repair and maintenance service.

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    4. Autonomous Cars: Driving a New Era of Connected Devices

      Autonomous Cars: Driving a New Era of Connected Devices

      Driverless cars have rapidly moved from a science fiction fantasy, to a tangible reality. George Osborne put weight behind the concept in his recent Budget announcement by pledging a £100m investment into the development of driverless technologies intended to help car manufacturers to take their autonomous designs to the next level.

      All of these activities will produce a huge amount of data that will need to transmitted and processed seamlessly and in real-time.

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    5. Ford, Mercedes Set Up Shop in Silicon Valley

      Ford, Mercedes Set Up Shop in Silicon Valley

      New nexus of car industry emerges as Apple, Uber, and Google push automotive ambitions

      SAN JOSE— Four decades ago, Japanese auto companies anticipated U.S. demand for fuel efficient cars and hit the market with vehicles that caught the Detroit Three by surprise, permanently altering the ranks of the biggest auto makers. Today, the disrupters are bubbling up from California’s Silicon Valley.

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    6. Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

      Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

      Tomato fiber, retired currency, and used cigarette filters are just a few of the things researchers are thinking about when they're developing greener materials. Delve into the material science behind automotive design. * Dr. De borah Mi elewski he lms pl astics re search at Ford and established the automaker&squot;s biomaterials department in 2001. Her work involves finding new ways to find natural substitutes for petroleum-based materials.

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    7. A peek into GM’s connected car future

      A peek into GM’s connected car future

      General Motors is giving a new wireless look to its brands, including stodgy Buick. The company has now put WiFi into dozens of new Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC models, thanks to a new AT&T 4G radio module that provides the same kind of high-speed link you’d expect to get out of the latest 4G iPad or Samsung Galaxy. The service is by no means free (you’ll have to attach the car to AT&T data plan), but it’s a nifty feature to have in this age hyper-connectivity.

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    8. 'Leading Edge Consumers' Leaning Towards Connected Cars

      'Leading Edge Consumers' Leaning Towards Connected Cars

      GfK asked 5,800 consumers to rate the appeal of different types of connected car concepts. A segment that GfK identifies as 'leading edge consumers' (LEC) consistently showed higher numbers rating all these concepts as very or extremely appealing, compared to general consumers. Frank Härtl, Global Lead for Automotive at GfK, comments, "Leading edge consumers are doubly valuable to the automotive industry.

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    9. Solving The Connected Car Security Conundrum

      Solving The Connected Car Security Conundrum

      David Green, Market Development Director, Volvo, and Gene Carter, Director of Product Management, Security Innovation, shares their views on security in the connected car. 1. In the wake of the damning report by US senator Markey, are public fears surrounding car hacks justified? Volvo: There is certainly no reason to be complacent. This is a very serious subject and Volvo Cars is well known for treating safety as a top priority.

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    10. Toyota to 'reinvent' the car factory

      Toyota to 'reinvent' the car factory

      Toyota reveals plans to revolutionise the car factory of the future, which will be able to grow or shrink its production line as required Toyota says its has completely re-thought the way its future car factories will operate. Its plans for the new-generation factories - nicknamed ‘simple and slim’ - are well advanced. Toyota claims they will be 25% smaller than existing plants, require 40% less investment and emit up to 55% less CO2.

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    11. Smartphone-like app platform will 'be key to success of connected car industry'

      Smartphone-like app platform will 'be key to success of connected car industry'

      A platform for applications created by developers will be key for car manufacturers to succeed as Apple and Google enter their market(Apple) Creating a platform for developers to build applications will be key to the success of car manufacturers, as Apple and Google disrupt the industry, turning vehicles into "smartphones on wheels".

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    12. Toyota goes back to basics to make 'ever-better cars'

      Toyota goes back to basics to make 'ever-better cars'

      Toyota has unveiled a new global vehicle architecture that the company says will "greatly improve vehicle performance and product appeal", as well as cutting development costs and massively reducing the complexity of its current global model range. Known as the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the system is a kit of "lighter, more compact" components 

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