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Connected car: data access

The issue of data access relates to the amount of information that connected vehicles will gather and who will be allowed to see that data, according to Autovista Group. While conventional vehicles store information on their ECU system for access by technicians when servicing, new cars will transmit a multitude of different parameters to a […]

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EV revolution coming too soon

Rapidly rising predictions for future EV sales over the coming years have now reached even the most resistant business sectors, according to Autovista Group. Big Oil forecasted a dramatic diesel collapse. Though, concerns are rising that not enough attention has been placed on ensuring that EVs deliver on the environmental benefits promised and that warnings […]

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Daimler and Bosch team up on automated valet parking

Daimler and Bosch have teamed up to introduce driverless parking (automated valet parking) where cars can now proceed without a driver to their assigned parking space, according to Autovista Group. Cars respond to a command issued by smartphone without any need for the driver to supervise the manoeuvre. This is the first infrastructure-supported solution for […]

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European transport ministers call for vehicle safety improvements

EU transport ministers have called on the European Commission (EC) to speed up plans to upgrade vehicle safety standards, according to Traffic Technology Today. Annually, 26,000 people die on European roads and, at least, 135,000 suffer serious injuries. The progress on reducing these numbers has been dramatically over the past two decades but has slowed […]

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FLOURISH to help the implementation of CAVs

The UK government has selected the FLOURISH consortium as a winner of its multi-million pound research grant to fuel development in user-centric autonomous vehicle technology and connected transport systems, according to Transport Simulation Systems. The project seeks to develop products and services that maximise the benefits of Connected and Autonomous vehicles (CAVs) for users and […]

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BMW plans new Mini

BMW has announced more on its electrification plans, believing that all of its brands and model series ca be offered with some form of electric powertrain option, according to Autovista Group. As part of the company’s corporate strategy, BMW is pushing to build its range of EVs. In order to achieve this, it will look […]

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Toyota plans mass EV production

Toyota plans mass EV production in China from 2019 and solid-estate battery technology from 2022. The company only made changes to its plans in earlier 2017 following the announcement of China’s policy to classify non-plug-in hybrids like the Prius as petrol-powered vehicles, according to Autovista Group. However, Toyota’s progress has been immediate with a Japanese […]

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A roadmap to autonomous driving

The Europe Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) has presented its new roadmap on automated driving at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg. The document aims to provide a joint stakeholders’ view on European automated driving in Europe, according to Connected Automated Driving. The roadmap describes automated driving as one of the key technologies […]

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EV Charge Online

The EV Charge Online system has been designed and developed to enable each and every EV driver to simply pull up to a charge point, according to CarCarger.ie. Using a mobile phone, tablet or in-car connectivity, an EV owner can log-in to the charging point and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) for its use. The EV Charge Online […]

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Autonomous vehicles standards

Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” These six levels of automation are descriptive and technical rather than normative and legal. They imply no particular order of market introduction. Elements indicate minimum system capabilities for each […]

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