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    1. Ford Revamps Fleet Telematics System on new F-750

      Little boys like myself all had Tonka dump trucks in their sandboxes. I had a fleet of Tonkas – and still do somewhere in my parents’ basement, the steel construction means they’ll never break – yet if mom moved them, I wouldn’t know where they were in real-time or if one of the bulldozers needed a dab of WD-40. The big boys are doing just that and a lot more on the 2016 Ford F-750 Tonka, a mighty dump truck unveiled this week with the company’s latest fleet telematics system.

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    2. Moving Closer to Automated Driving, Mobileye Unveils EyeQ4® System-on-Chip with its First Design Win for 2018

      Moving Closer to Automated Driving, Mobileye Unveils EyeQ4® System-on-Chip with its First Design Win for 2018

      Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY), the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, today introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4®. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4® consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding.

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    3. Recent Frontal Crash Test Simulation | Elio Motors

      Recent Frontal Crash Test Simulation | Elio Motors

      As part of the conception, development and launch of any new vehicle, automotive safety engineers perform a series of crash simulations to evaluate safety performance. These computer simulations provide valuable data in predicting the vehicle’s capability in absorbing the impact and protecting the occupant. It allows the engineering team to make adjustments to the vehicle prior to actual physical crash tests.

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    4. NISSAN AND KANEMATSU TO ENCOURAGE LONGER DISTANCE EV TRAVEL IN CALIFORNIA

      NISSAN AND KANEMATSU TO ENCOURAGE LONGER DISTANCE EV TRAVEL IN CALIFORNIA

      Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company, Kanematsu Corporation, will work with the New Energy Industrial Technology and Development Organization (NEDO), Japan's largest public R&D management organization, to encourage the use of electric vehicles for longer-distance driving in Northern California. As the project's research coordinator, Nissan will organize the project and compile preliminary results together with Kanematsu up to the end of June 2015. The results will then be used in the project's validation efforts.

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    5. How a connected car's instrument cluster can be redesigned for contextual empathy

      How a connected car's instrument cluster can be redesigned for contextual empathy

      The connected car is the focus of a lot of speculation about uses for contextual data feeds. The visions are exciting, whether of helmet-mounted cyclist beacons or biometric apps to stop drivers falling asleep at the wheel. But they derive from car makers without a long track record in the kind of human-centred thinking that constitutes best practice in interaction design.

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    6. Volvo CIO: Data privacy is now a priority alongside car security and safety

      Volvo CIO: Data privacy is now a priority alongside car security and safety

      A change to Volvo's business model means data privacy has become a top priority along with the safety and security of its cars, the carmaker's CIO told ComputerworldUK during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this morning. Connected cars can communicate personal data about drivers, and the security of this information is of utmost importance.

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      Mentions: Volvo BMW Safety
    7. Grand Prize Winners in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

      Grand Prize Winners in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

      When it comes to development, there is no name more synonymous than Microsoft. This was clearly showcased by the incredible response to our Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest which kicked off in mid-January. With an opportunity to be one of the first to bring the connected car experience to the Windows phone, significant bragging rights were on the table.

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      Mentions: Microsoft
    8. Geneva Motor Show a showcase for HARMAN innovations

      Geneva Motor Show a showcase for HARMAN innovations

      With a plethora of technological innovations, HARMAN, the premium global audio, visual, infotainment, and enterprise automation group (NYSE:HAR), is once again staking a claim as the company to visit at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Driven by several European premieres, HARMAN’s booth at this year’s show is full of eye-popping audio, infotainment, and automotive services technologies, that only yesterday seemed like science-fiction.

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      Mentions: Infotainment
    9. Airbiquity To Work With AT&T As Enabler Of Connected Car Offering

      Airbiquity®, a leader in connected car technology and service delivery, today announced the establishment of a multi-year agreement with AT&T. Under the terms of the agreement AT&T will utilize Airbiquity’s Choreo™ cloud-based services delivery platform to enable selected aftermarket connected car program end user registration and device management. Airbiquity technology has enabled connected car connectivity and service delivery for 30M vehicles around the world from leading automotive brands. 

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      Mentions: AT&T
    10. T-Systems, SAP integrate connected car and logistics platforms in Internet of Things deal

      T-Systems, SAP integrate connected car and logistics platforms in Internet of Things deal

      SAP and Deutsche Telekom’s enterprise IT-focused subsidiary T-Systems announced a deal that would see the two team up to develop a cloud-based Internet of Things platform aimed at the logistics sectors. The companies intend to integrate SAP Connected Logistics software with T-Systems’ connected car solution, which will form the foundation of a cloud-based logistics networking platform.

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      Mentions: Google Android SAP
    11. Apple Car Seen as Serious Competitor by Auto Executives

      (Bloomberg) -- Automotive executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple Inc. and Google Inc. will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two.

      “If these two companies intend to solely produce electric vehicles, it could go fast,” Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn said at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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