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Look Ma, No Mirrors: Mirrorless Mitsubishis Coming To Japan In 2019 19
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in japan, Mitsubishi, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


Mitsubishi is in the middle of a major overhaul, which includes adding distinctively-styled, tech-friendly crossovers to its lineup.

Last year, the automaker also revealed plans to unveil six all-new cars by 2020. Those are some ambitious goals, but Mitsubishi's also got some tech to go with those vehicles, including cameras that can replace traditional exterior mirrors.
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Cadillac Boss Criticizes “Extremely Clunky” Apple CarPlay 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Cadillac, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


In recent years, Apple CarPlay has flooded the market and for many, it is hugely convenient and a serious time saver. However, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen isn’t a big fan of the system.
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60 Percent Of Cars In UK Will Need To Be Ultra-Low Emissions To Meet EU Targets 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


A report by the Committee on Climate Change in the UK says that 60 per cent of all new cars and vans sold in the country will need to be ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by 2030 to meet EU targets.
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China’s Baidu Search Engine Engages In Making HD Maps For Autonomous Cars 19
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, china, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


China's largest search company, Baidu, believes that, in the long term, HD maps will represent a "much bigger business" than their current online commercial activities.
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China’s Baidu Search Engine Engages In Making HD Maps For Autonomous Cars 19
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, china, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


China's largest search company, Baidu, believes that, in the long term, HD maps will represent a "much bigger business" than their current online commercial activities.
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China’s Baidu Search Engine Engages In Making HD Maps For Autonomous Cars 19
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, china, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


China's largest search company, Baidu, believes that, in the long term, HD maps will represent a "much bigger business" than their current online commercial activities.
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BMW Wants To Charge You Annually For Apple CarPlay 17
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Apple, BMW, Reports, Tech on 01 17th, 2018


A number vehicles come standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility but adding Apple's technology to the $83,100 740i costs an additional $300.
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BMW Wants To Charge You Annually For Apple CarPlay 17
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Apple, BMW, Reports, Tech on 01 17th, 2018


A number vehicles come standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility but adding Apple's technology to the $83,100 740i costs an additional $300.
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BMW Is Indeed Considering A More Powerful i8 Variant 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW i8, Hybrids, Reports, Tech on 01 17th, 2018


BMW is investigating the possibility of launching a more powerful version of its i8 hybrid sports car on the back of customer demand for such a vehicle.
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Tesla To Improve Voice Control Functionality On Model 3 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Reports, Tech, Tesla, Tesla Model 3 on 01 17th, 2018


Tesla intends to improve the voice command functionality of the entry-level Model 3 in an effort to make the sedan even more straightforward to use.
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Jaguar Land Rover Invests In Autonomous Vehicle Startup Voyage 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Reports, Tech on 01 17th, 2018


Jaguar Land Rover has announced an investment of $3 million into U.S.-based self-driving vehicle startup Voyage.
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Chevrolet Lets Detroit Auto Show Goers Experience Cars In 4D Virtual Reality 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Videos, Detroit-Auto-Show, Tech, video on 01 15th, 2018


Kia isn’t the only automaker bringing a 4D experience to the North American International Auto Show as Chevrolet has unveiled a new virtual reality display which gives attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the company tests its vehicles.

Dubbed the Chevrolet Virtual Dynamics Lab, the experience puts users in the front passenger seat of various vehicles while they are being tested on different surfaces including gravel roads and a rock climbing course. The virtual reality headsets provide users with a 360-degree view of their surroundings and the experience apparently features the Equinox and Colorado ZR2.

Speaking of testing, Chevrolet says the 2019 Silverado will be subjected to at least seven million miles (11.2 million km) of testing and validation before the company ever delivers the first truck. Chevrolet also noted they have test chambers which are capable of simulating extreme environments including temperatures from -40° to 130° Fahrenheit as well as wind speeds ranging from 0 to 100 mph (0-161 km/h).

According to GM North America president Alan Batey, “Chevrolet is committed to delivering high-quality, durable vehicles able to withstand some of the harshest weather conditions and most unique driving situations people encounter today.” He went to say this will be shown to visitors by immersing them in their “rigorous testing processes” so they “better understand the capability built into our lineup of vehicles.”

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Harman And Samsung Prepare For The Future At CES 13
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in CES, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 01 13th, 2018


Harman, and its parent company Samsung, have just unveiled a cutting-edge digital cockpit at CES which will incorporate 5G connectivity.

Dubbed the Digital Cockpit platform, Harman’s creation consists of a huge panel stretching the width of the dashboard that incorporates haptic feedback, physical knobs, and steering wheel controls. Additionally, the platform incorporates Harman’s Bixby personal assistant that will enable users to interact with the system through voice, touch, gestures, and context-based triggers.

Harman also says that the Digital Cockpit platform includes an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with cloud technology that reportedly improves connectivity while also lowering costs and reducing overall vehicle weight.

At the event in Las Vegas, both Harman and Samsung also revealed that their jointly developing a modular approach to create a multi-band 5G-capable conformal antenna. The companies assert the system could provide speeds up to 1 Gb/second of bandwidth, roughly 100 times quicker than 4G LTE networks. These additional speeds will allow for fast high-resolution streaming, immersive virtual and augmented reality features and seamless cloud-based applications, the technology companies say.

Also at CES, Harman and Samsung have announced an open-source and modular platform for Level 3, 4, and 5 self-driving cars dubbed DRVLINE.

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Harman And Samsung Prepare For The Future At CES 13
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in CES, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 01 13th, 2018


Harman, and its parent company Samsung, have just unveiled a cutting-edge digital cockpit at CES which will incorporate 5G connectivity.

Dubbed the Digital Cockpit platform, Harman’s creation consists of a huge panel stretching the width of the dashboard that incorporates haptic feedback, physical knobs, and steering wheel controls. Additionally, the platform incorporates Harman’s Bixby personal assistant that will enable users to interact with the system through voice, touch, gestures, and context-based triggers.

Harman also says that the Digital Cockpit platform includes an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with cloud technology that reportedly improves connectivity while also lowering costs and reducing overall vehicle weight.

At the event in Las Vegas, both Harman and Samsung also revealed that their jointly developing a modular approach to create a multi-band 5G-capable conformal antenna. The companies assert the system could provide speeds up to 1 Gb/second of bandwidth, roughly 100 times quicker than 4G LTE networks. These additional speeds will allow for fast high-resolution streaming, immersive virtual and augmented reality features and seamless cloud-based applications, the technology companies say.

Also at CES, Harman and Samsung have announced an open-source and modular platform for Level 3, 4, and 5 self-driving cars dubbed DRVLINE.

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Michigan University Students Role-Play Autonomous Car Crisis 13
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Reports, Tech, USA on 01 13th, 2018


University of Michigan students are trying to tackle an issue that the automotive industry will need to deal with in the future: what to do in case autonomous systems fail.

In total, there are thirty teams of four to six students role-playing this crisis scenario, all gunning for a $3,000 scholarship as part of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business’ annual Leadership Crisis Challenge.

According to Autonews, the students first learn the details of their crisis scenario just like a regular automaker would, through social media, e-mail, phone calls and direct meetings. Afterwards, they have 24 hours to mitigate the crisis.

“There is significant uncertainty about how the industry will take shape around autonomous vehicles, what factors will differentiate winners from losers in the marketplace, what legal and regulatory infrastructure will evolve, and how it will all ultimately impact society,” stated Brian Flanagan, an executive for the business school’s Leadership Center.

He added that in scenarios where there is no driver to blame, “the businesses and business leaders who produce the technology will be squarely in the crosshairs.”

Automakers such as Tesla have already dealt with backlash regarding their Autopilot technology back in May of 2016, when there was a fatality on board a Model S, and a number of claims that its autonomous tech isn’t exactly ready and trustworthy yet.

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