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    1. Hyundai Sonata Brings the Luxury of Advanced Safety to Family Sedans

      For a midize family sedan, the Hyundai Sonata offers a lot of high end advanced driver assisted safety systems (ADAS) and a very handy automatic opening trunk. Miles Johnson, manager of connected care publicity at Hyundai gave Automotive IT News some demonstrations of the technology that helped, the 2015 Sonata be named a 2014 Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional Forward Collision warning, by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

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    2. Engineers develop algorithms to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars

      Engineers develop algorithms to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars

      Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying to accomplish just that, in partnership with a local San Diego engineering company. Rather than swapping out the whole battery, which is cumbersome and requires large, heavy equipment, engineers plan to swap out and recharge smaller units within the battery, known as modules. 

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    3. Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?

      Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?

      It’s the coming internet of driven things; HDS is working with the Clarion car audio biz on Internet-connected cars. What’s a disk array manufacturer doing getting in bed with a car radio/satnav firm? Well, connected cars will be big biz; IHS projects that 152 million of them will be on the highways by 2020. HDS and Clarion say they will explore the data-driven side of in-vehicle connectivity to bring services to existing cars, trucks and fleets.

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    4. Jaguars Remembering Your Anniversary Signal Smarter Cars

      Jaguars Remembering Your Anniversary Signal Smarter Cars

      In two years, your Jaguar will be able to recognize you, predict how warm you’d like your seat on a rainy fall day and prompt you to swing by the florist on an anniversary. Like the push to develop driverless technology, Jaguar Land Rover’s so-called Smart Assistant project has the goal of making vehicles more intelligent to pull in a growing group of urban residents who are more fixated on smartphones than cars.

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    5. Ford Telematics powered by Telogis helps optimise efficiency of commercial vehicle fleets; can cut fuel costs by up to 20%

      Ford launches Ford Telematics™ to help optimise performance of commercial vehicle fleets in Europe Ford Telematics, operated and powered by Telogis, can reduce fuel costs by up to 20 per cent* Real-time data streamed from each vehicle enables fleet managers to track vehicle location, fuel consumption, driver behaviour, and safety and maintenance alerts System offers ...

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    6. The value of Big Data and it’s use in the Connected Car - San Francisco Green Careers

      The value of Big Data and it’s use in the Connected Car - San Francisco Green Careers

      Data is no small feat: the value of data coming from your car's transactions is estimated at $1400 a year. The in-vehicle connected world has been attracting significant innovation and large amounts of investment, presenting a $200 billion market opportunities in North America and $500 billion globally.

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    7. Setting a World Record with the New Style of IT: C...

      Setting a World Record with the New Style of IT: C...

      Renowned adventurer Rainer Zietlow and his Challenge4 team will attempt to cover the 19,000 kilometres from Nordkapp, Norway to Cape Agulhas, South Africa in a record-breaking nine days.

      This is no ordinary challenge, and thanks to HP’s innovative technology, no ordinary car. In fact, the whole project supports the tenets of the New Style of IT, combining the best of mobility, cloud, security and big data into a multi-platform app that will give a near real-time ‘LiveView’ of the race.

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    8. AT&T Connected Car Hackathon winners: #1 Windows Phone #2 Mojio, baby seat remote, Volvo & women winners

      AT&T Connected Car Hackathon winners: #1 Windows Phone #2 Mojio, baby seat remote, Volvo & women winners

      AT&T and many programmers converged in Las Vegas for a hackathon to program new apps for cars and beyond in only two days. The first place winner lets the driver ignore wireless calls while people calling are alerted to where the driver is. AT&T has its own automotive research facility and is heavily promoting new apps for its platforms and phone. AT&T gathered many technologies together for a total of $100,000 in prizes.

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    9. Michelin Premiere A/S Where Technology Meets the Wet/Snowy Road with EverGrip Traction

      Michelin released the Michelin Premier A/S (All Season) tire with EverGrip that maintains traction on rain and snow for the life of the tire because as it wears grooves expand and new groves emerge as well as a special compound. There was a lot of technology and data used to make and test these tires.

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    10. Mercedes Sets Up Cloud Firewall to Halt Car-Data Hacking

      Mercedes Sets Up Cloud Firewall to Halt Car-Data Hacking

      Mercedes-Benz, the world’s third-biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is using a cloud-computing setup to protect data as cars’ mobile links and software expand and the industry prepares for driverless travel. Elements of the technology will include enabling people in a vehicle to control how much of their data is available to the outside world while they’re on the road, Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, head of legal affairs at Mercedes parent Daimler AG (DAI), said today at a conference.

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    11. Daimler organizes first specialist symposium on "Connected driving and Data Protection"

      Exchanging specialist knowledge, identifying trends and resolving open questions – with this intention Daimler seeks the public debate on data protection and enters into a dialog with its stakeholders. With the specialist symposium "Automobile on the data highway" the company is offering a new forum for an interdisciplinary, constructive and critical exchange of views on data protection. On September 18, more than 80 representatives of industry, science, associations, NGOs and regulatory authorities come together in Stuttgart to discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from connected and autonomous drivin

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