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    1. SAM 2.0 Enables Quadriplegic Race Car Driver Sam Schmidt to Drive

      Off-the-shelf technology enables IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt to drive in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, this weekend as part of the SAM (Semi-Autonomous Motorcar) Project.

      This year, as part of SAM 2.0, technology has been updated through the collaboration of Arrow Electronics, Freescale Semiconductor, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and Conquer Paralysis Now.

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      Mentions: Toyota Lynn Walford
    2. Ford, DowAksa to Jointly Develop Carbon Fiber for High-Volume Automotive Light-Weighting Applications

      • Ford and DowAksa formalize agreement to advance the adoption of cost-effective carbon fiber components through technology validation and proof of concept to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency without sacrificing strength
      • Agreement provides pathway for a high-volume manufacturing partnership
      • New joint development agreement accelerates joint research announced in January in partnership under new U.S. composites manufacturing institute
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      Mentions: Ford
    3. Libertine FPE builds demo prototype of linear free piston generator

      UK-based Libertine FPE has built a demonstration prototype of its linear electrical machine for what it is calling “Digital Piston Motion Control” in free piston engine applications. (Earlier post. ) This technology will allow researchers to develop future combustion engines free from the piston motion constraints dictated by the crankshaft.

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    4. Enabling choice, the GENIVI way

      In January 2015, to coincide with International CES, the GENIVI Alliance made a series of key announcements, including the news that GENIVI will fund a project to deliver an open interface to Android Auto. It also confirmed that in the first quarter of 2015, it will publish its GENIVI Development Platform, and that Daimler has joined the GENIVI Alliance, taking the number of OEM members to 13; established in 2009, the organisation now has over 160 members.

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      Mentions: Honda Google Android
    5. Visio.M presents efficient air conditioning for electric cars

      Visio.M presents efficient air conditioning for electric cars

      How can a pleasant vehicle climate be achieved efficiently? Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) pursued this question in the context of the research program Visio.M funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) with a total of 7.1 million euro. The results of their research show that the potential of energy efficient air conditioning is all but exhausted. And this applies equally to gasoline powered cars.

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    6. Keep Your Fancy Bluetooth Streaming and Satellite Radio, People Prefer AM/FM

      The number of options for listening to music in our cars has come a long way since the days of those radio buttons that physically pushed in, often getting stuck so you had to yank them out. If you weren’t careful, you could pull a button completely off. Ask me how I know. Even though we have far more options now, most people stick with good old radio according to a recent report.

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