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    1. ESCRYPT and Redbend to showcase Over-The-Air Software Update Solution for Vehicles at Key Events in the US and Japan

      ESCRYPT and Redbend to showcase Over-The-Air Software Update Solution for Vehicles at Key Events in the US and Japan

      ESCRYPT and Redbend will present their joint secure OTA Software Management Solution for automotive at JSAE Congress in Yokohoma in May and at Automotive Detroit (USA) in June. Waltham, Mass. – May 20 – Future electronic systems will define the majority of innovations in the automotive industry whereby a significant proportion of these innovations will be mapped in software.

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    2. Hands Off! The 2016 Ford F-150 Can Back Up a Trailer For You [w/ Video]

      Hands Off! The 2016 Ford F-150 Can Back Up a Trailer For You [w/ Video]

      Reversing with a trailer is a skill that ranks right up there with operating a manual transmission: Most people have never tried it, plenty of folks who have are awful at it, and those who have mastered it can elicit a sense of awe from onlookers and companions.

      That’s a lot to think about for those who hitch up only a few times per year. Ford wants to simplify this matter for customers of its bestselling F-150, and so, for the 2016 model year, the company is rolling out Pro Trailer Backup Assist (PTBA).

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    3. Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina

      Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina

      Connected cars might help their drivers to avoid traffic jams but they could make the congestion you find on mobile networks much worse, according to a new piece of research. A whitepaper published today argues that spikes in network traffic stemming from the use of connected cars could lead to all manner of problems for mobile operators over the next decade, potentially affecting their ability to provide mainstream services.

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    4. Bosch adjusts course for future mobility requirements

      Bosch adjusts course for future mobility requirements

      With the increasing significance of networked services for the individual traffic of the future, automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is re-defining its role in the automotive value chain. At its biennial Motorpresse Kolloquium press event, the company set the course to an individual mobility that is not necessarily based on the automobile alone.

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      Mentions: Bosch
    5. Eight of ten truck standstills can be avoided with preventive maintenance

      Eight of ten truck standstills can be avoided with preventive maintenance

      The number of unplanned truck standstills can be cut by 80 per cent. This is revealed in a study conducted by Volvo Trucks. In the long term, the aim is that unplanned standstills should entirely disappear. One key explanation for this expected trend is online connectivity in trucks, a development that creates entirely new scope for working with preventive maintenance.

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    6. New test vehicles for automated driving Electric-car twins join the Bosch fleet

      New test vehicles for automated driving Electric-car twins join the Bosch fleet
      • Test vehicles for automated driving are based on Tesla Model S
      • Premiere at 2015 International Automotive Press Briefing in Boxberg
      • Bosch is developing automated driving for all kinds of production vehicles
      • Retrofitting a car requires 50 new Bosch components, 1,300 meters of cable, and 1,400 hours of work
      • Highly automated test vehicles are already driving on public roads
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    7. Will Nissan Follow In Kodak's Footsteps by Rejecting Driverless Cars?

      Will Nissan Follow In Kodak's Footsteps by Rejecting Driverless Cars?

      Judging from recent comments by Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s chief executive, we might one day read about how Nissan repeated the pattern of Kodak’s decades-long blunder. Like Kodak’s leadership in digital photography technologies, Ghosn has championed his company’s efforts to develop autonomous driving technologies to allow cars to operate without human intervention.

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      Mentions: Nissan Toyota
    8. New Audi tech emergency swerve steering & CarPlay

      Audi is gearing up for CES Asia (Shanghai) and released a new video with some interesting demonstrations.

      The first noticeable feature seen in the video is CarPlay shown in the Audi with an iPhone connected to the entertainment system. There are also back seat entertainment screen with high speed Internet Wi-Fi hotspots, a digital customized cockpit and a self-driving Audi on a curved highway ramp.

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    9. Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New In-Vehicle Noise Reduction System

      Mitsubishi Electric, long active in reducing automotive in-cabin noise attributable to engines, is introducing an advanced Active Noise Control (ANC) system that cancels less predictable and harmonically unrelated road sounds. Named FLEXConnect.ANC, the system uses cutting edge XSe®ANC™ technology developed by Mentor Graphics, minimizing engine and road noise to provide a quiet, comfortable environment in the cabin of the vehicle.

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    10. Ecclestone 'wrong on hybrid engines'

      Ecclestone 'wrong on hybrid engines'

      Mercedes have rejected claims by Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone that the current turbo hybrid engines have no relevance to road cars. Ecclestone, 84, has long opposed the engines because they are quieter and more expensive than the previous V8s. He told F1 Racing magazine that the engines "have nothing to do with cars; they will never be used in cars". But Mercedes F1 engine boss Andy Cowell said road cars would soon be using "exactly the same" technology.

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    11. Bigger trailers for greater efficiency

      Freight transportation demand in the US is expected to exceed 25 billion tonnes in 2040, a figure which considers all modes of freight transportation, including road, rail, waterways and air. Of the different modes of transportation, trucking is expected to see particular growth, largely at the expense of rail and water. In the US alone, freight transportation by road produces in excess of 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted annually.

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      Mentions: Daimler Jaguar
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