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    1. Every BMW to join Internet of Things with Connected Drive

      Every BMW to join Internet of Things with Connected Drive

      BMW is using SIM card-based Connected Drive technology to integrate all of its new cars into the Internet of Things and enable remote software updates. Currently, the technology pairs a car to an owner’s smartphone to communicate with other connected devices, but BMW plans to directly pair its cars with other devices, such as an owner's house and heating system, to offer a wide range of intelligent connected services.

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    2. Next-gen Nissan Leaf aims for 340-mile range

      Next-gen Nissan Leaf aims for 340-mile range

      Nissan’s next-generation Leaf electric hatchback, due in 2018, will be offered with a series of different battery pack options, one of which could provide a range of up to 340 miles. Such a range figure would make the Leaf a much more mainstream option and reduce, if not eradicate, range anxiety for those who have so far been put off by the limited range of electric cars.

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    3. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 500 e to get wireless charging

      2017 Mercedes-Benz S 500 e to get wireless charging

      The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 500 e will be made available with induction charging, enabling it to top up its electricity reserves without the need for plugs. The technology used to charge the facelifted plug-in hybrid's battery is similar to that used for wirelessly charging smartphones. The induction charging system being developed consists of two coils, one in the car’s floor and one contained within a base plate over which the the car would sit in order to charge.

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    4. Mercedes could create eco sub-brand to rival BMW i

      Mercedes could create eco sub-brand to rival BMW i

      Mercedes' Head of Sales & Marketing Ola Källenius says focus is on zero emissions, but an eco-focused sub-brand could still be on the cards Ola Källenius believes Mercedes could consider creating an eco-focused sub-brand to rival the likes of BMW’s i division, but he thinks the company should first continue to focus on expanding its fleet of plug-in hybrid and zeroemissions models.

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    5. Volkswagen wants to beat Google and Apple in electric race

      Volkswagen wants to beat Google and Apple in electric race

      VW's first purpose-built EV is expected to have a 300-mile and 15-minute charge time and will cost less than the equivalent conventional car Volkswagen is not afraid to take on Google or Apple in the race to be electro-mobility leaders, should either of the technology giants decide to launch car making arms, according to the firm’s sales and marketing boss Jürgen Stackmann.

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    6. BMW: autonomous driving is 'many, many years away'

      BMW: autonomous driving is 'many, many years away'

      BMW head of sales and marketing Ian Robertson thinks ‘true’ autonomous driving is still a long way off, despite promises from some manufacturers that it’s just around the corner. “It depends what you mean when you say ‘autonomous driving’,” he said. “Some people class things like automatic cruise control as autonomous driving, but it isn’t. It’s a step along the way. “We determine it in layman’s terms as feet off, hands off, eyes off, brain off.

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    7. VIDEO: Toyota and Hyundai connect to the Internet of Things

      VIDEO: Toyota and Hyundai connect to the Internet of Things

      Toyota and Hyundai have become the latest in a growing list of car manufacturers to invest in connected car technology, which will see their future models connect with the Internet of Things (IoT) and data clouds. The two Asian manufacturers have both expressed their intent to connect future models with smartphones, home networks and urban infrastructure, and

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