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    1. FAA Approves Terrafugia Flying Car Prototype As Light Airplane

      FAA Approves Terrafugia Flying Car Prototype As Light Airplane

      Terrafugia’s Transition is a flying car. It’s an awkward, gangly beat, with wings that fold perpendicular to the ground like too-tall sails, and a wide, bubbly cockpit that seems out of place in the sky. It flies, and it drives, and now it has a waiver from the FAA that exempts it from some of the stricter requirements of being a light sport airplane, requirements hard to meet if it is also going to be a road-worthy car.

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    2. Cloud-based Connectivity Shifts Auto Ecosystem

      Cloud-based Connectivity Shifts Auto Ecosystem

      Millions of cars gain connectivity annually through embedded cellular modules, smartphone tethering platforms, and aftermarket OBD-II dongles. Vehicle performance and driver behavioral data that was once untracked, trapped within the vehicle, and inaccessible to consumers is now collected, stored in the cloud, and reportable to consumers in easy-to-digest formats.

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    3. Bridgestone’s Bid to Recharge Auto Service: Virtual Vehicle and Tablets for the Kids

      Stu Crum is the hard-charging president of Bridgestone Retail Operations, which includes 2,200 Firestone stores. While Bridgestone-owned Firestone is one of the oldest names in American auto-related retailing (Harvey Firestone was a friend of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford), it’s often misidentified as a mere vendor of tires—when in fact its stores offer oil changes, brake jobs and other servicing.

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      Mentions: Ford Jim Motavalli
    4. Toyota to Invest $1B in Self-Driving Safety Features

      Toyota to Invest $1B in Self-Driving Safety Features

      Toyota is targeting developing in the next five years driver assistance systems that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) to improve vehicle safety, the head of its advanced research division said. Gill Pratt, CEO of recently set up Toyota Research Institute (TRI), the Japanese automaker's research and development company that focuses on AI, said it aims to improve car safety by enabling vehicles to anticipate and avoid potential accident situations.

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      Mentions: Toyota Safety
    5. Synaptics Launches Evaluation Kit for Automotive Biometrics

      Synaptics Launches Evaluation Kit for Automotive Biometrics

      Synaptics has launched a new evaluation kit aimed at bringing the company’s fingerprint sensor technology into automotive applications. Now widely available, the Natural ID fingerprint sensor evaluation kit (EVK) is designed to let OEMs and other such companies develop vehicular biometric applications such as in-car payments, personal customization based on the driver’s preferences, infotainment interaction, and more.

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      Mentions: Infotainment
    6. Child models now available for crash test simulation

      Child models now available for crash test simulation

      Toyota has added three new models to represent children aged 10, 6 and 3 years old to Version 4 of its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) virtual crash dummy software. THUMS allows injuries sustained by human bodies during vehicle crashes to be simulated on a computer and sales of the new models will begin from this autumn.

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    7. Ethernet Standard Opens the Door to Advanced Connected-Car Design

      Ethernet Standard Opens the Door to Advanced Connected-Car Design

      The recent publication of a new IEEE standard could deliver on the promise of a “connected car” that has a robust internal data network for automotive functions and the data speeds to converse with externalities such as the cloud and, ultimately, the Internet of Things (IoT).

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    8. A team of ex-Apple engineers wants to improve your driving experience

      A team of ex-Apple engineers wants to improve your driving experience

      There have been a lot of rumors over the past year or so about Apple secretly working on a car. While we don't have anything concrete to report on that front, we do know that some former Apple employees have left the mothership to work on car-related tech. Their company is called Pearl, and it just emerged from stealth mode with a rather cool wireless backup camera system, called RearVision.

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      Mentions: Apple CarPlay Android
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