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    1. Why Older Drivers and Moms Could Be Autonomous Car Early Adopters

      We know that autonomous cars are coming, and semi-autonomous cars are already on the road. And we know that the technology could radically change driving, transportation infrastructure and also society. We're just not sure how and when. But a pair of recent reports indicate that two segments of society – older drivers and parents – could immediately benefit from autonomous cars. And could become early adopters and help push the technology toward mainstream acceptance.

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    2. PACE Awards recognize GKN's new generation of intelligent driveline technologies

      PACE Awards recognize GKN's new generation of intelligent driveline technologies

      AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GKN has been named as a finalist in the Automotive News 2015 PACE Awards for two new fuel savings technologies. A panel of independent industry judges have shortlisted an innovative two-speed eAxle for hybrid and electric vehicles as well as an all-wheel drive disconnect system for small cars.

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    3. Toyota to Test Expansion of EV and PHV Charging Infrastructure in Japan

      Toyota to Test Expansion of EV and PHV Charging Infrastructure in Japan

      Tokyo, Oct 31, 2014 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) -- Toyota Motor Corporation announces that it will be testing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Aichi Prefecture from November 1 until March 15, 2015. The tests will involve standard chargers for use with vehicles such as plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). The tests will be conducted jointly with 

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    4. DSM thermoplastics suited for lightweight tanks for CNG, H2; weight reduction up to 70%

      Royal DSM says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%.

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    5. ESP mandatory in the EU from November 1, 2014, Bosch invention saves thousands upon thousands of lives

      ESP mandatory in the EU from November 1, 2014, Bosch invention saves thousands upon thousands of lives
      • Effective November 1, 2014, ESP will be mandatory for all newly registered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
      • Since its introduction, ESP has prevented 190,000 accidents and saved more than 6,000 lives across Europe
      • Bosch has manufactured 100 million ESP systems since series production began in 1995
      • While 84 percent of all new vehicles in Europe were equipped with ESP in 2014, the figure for all new vehicles worldwide was only 59 percent
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    6. Vehicle Cockpit Concept Allows Drivers to Operate Controls through Eye Movement

      Vehicle Cockpit Concept Allows Drivers to Operate Controls through Eye Movement

      Visteon’s HMeye cockpit concept uses eye gaze, head direction and image attribute tracking to make vehicle control selections

      VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 29, 2014 – Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC) recently unveiled an automotive cockpit concept demonstrating how drivers can select certain controls through eye movement and head direction. Hidden eye-tracking cameras capture this data to deliver an advanced human-machine interaction (HMI). 

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    7. CTIA Lobbies FCC: In-Car Wireless Benefits the Connected Life Users on the Move

      CTIA Lobbies FCC: In-Car Wireless Benefits the Connected Life Users on the Move

      Earlier this morning, the leading executives in connected cars from AT&T, Ericsson, Here (a Nokia company), Qualcomm, Sprint and Verizon gathered at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to demonstrate their emerging products and services that will drive consumer safety and health as well as improve environmental sustainability.

      While the event focused on these kinds of incredible innovations and offerings in connected cars, there were two important underlying policy issues. SPECTRUM. The connected car is only possible if there is more spectrum.

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    8. Mercedes-AMG high performance powertrains honoured with the prestigious Dewar Trophy

      Mercedes-AMG high performance powertrains honoured with the prestigious Dewar Trophy

      Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, has been awarded the coveted Dewar Trophy – renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering – for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit. The Royal Automobile Club’s Dewar Trophy is only awarded in years when the Club’s expert committee believes ...

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    9. Self-Driving Cars: What Will It Take to Make Automated Vehicles Legal in the U.S.?

      Self-Driving Cars: What Will It Take to Make Automated Vehicles Legal in the U.S.?

      Google has been test-driving self-driving cars since 2011. The updated Tesla Motors Model S electric car comes with rudimentary autopilot features by default, and CEO Elon Musk hopes to have fully automated vehicles by the year 2023. Musk's careful forecast raises the question: If Google can drive a car without human intervention today, then why should we have to wait another nine years before these vehicles hit the mainstream?

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