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TomTom has announced that the TomTom Bridge will be delivered with next-generation maps the first TomTom device to benefit from the Navigation Data Standard (NDS) map format. In addition to new maps, the entire navigation experience will improve due to new features made available on the navigation software.
Jaguar Land Rover is on a mission to transform the way we listen to music in cars. The carmaker has announced a unique collaboration with Spotify, a popular music streaming service, to offer an app with readily available music for every moment radio and personalised playlists based on users tastes and in-car listening habits.
Volvo Cars has officially kicked off Drive Me, an advanced public autonomous driving experiment. The Swedish premium carmaker has produced the very first autonomous car that will be used in the Drive Me project in Gothenburg.
Infiniti will present VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged), the world first production-ready variable compression ratio engine and one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created, on September 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de lutomobile).
ABB Group has been awarded orders totaling more than USD 16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Genevas public transport operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS, to provide flash charging and on-board electric vehicle technology for 12 TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Systeme Alimentation) fully electric buses which will run on Line 23, connecting Genevas airport with suburban Geneva. The e-buses can help save 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, when compared with existing diesel buses.
elcome to Priority Driving That the message TomTom is communicating to drivers through its latest integrated communications campaign. Inspired by the airline industry frequent flyer clubs, the new category positioning has been created to reflect the feeling that driving with a TomTom navigation device gives you.
Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with the Audi connect SIM. The factory-installed SIM card offers customers the advantage of being able to immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate both domestically and abroad.
Knowing what lies on the road ahead when you cant see beyond the next corner can be a serious problem for drivers. Thats why TomTom has announced an innovative solution to the issue. TomTom Jam Ahead Warnings are now available on the free TomTom Speed Cameras app for Android.
From June 2016, compact Audi models will bring a breath of fresher air to their occupants thanks to a new air conditioning filter that not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, but also neutralises virtually all allergens. With the new filter, which will be used in the Audi A1, A3, Q3 and TT model series from June, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment.
Nissan Motor and Nissan Arc has announced a joint development of an atomic analysis methodology that will aid in boosting the performance of lithium-ion batteries, and ultimately extend the driving range of zero-emission electric vehicles.
TomTom has announced the launch of three new sat nav devices for the car. Boasting TomToms latest innovations in address search, routing and guidance, as well as access to the most up-to-date maps, the new TomTom Start range is slim and stylish - created to make people feel they are enjoying a priority driving experience at an affordable price point.
The BMW i3 is the worlds first premium car designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system. The result is a vehicle that embodies BMWs commitment to driving pleasure without compromise. Since the launch in November 2013 the BMW i3 has gone from strength to strength winning various accolades. Now, the success story is set to continue with the introduction of the 94Ah battery on both the BMW i3 and the BMW i3 Range Extender models.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is to begin the UK's most ambitious autonomous driving trial next year to speed up the introduction of a technology that promises to massively reduce car accidents as well as free up congested roads and save drivers valuable time.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the car that never forgets thanks to the world-first integration of Tile advanced tracking app. The premium compact SUV is the first vehicle to incorporate the pioneering technology in addition to enhanced new design, convenience and safety features.
Magneti Marelli at Auto China 2016 in Beijing presented an exposition space which examines the theme of ew roads for innovation with the showing of solutions from all of the company business areas, with applications in the field of lighting, engine control and electronic systems, suspensions, shock absorbers, plastic modules, exhaust systems and motorsport.
Recently, under the cover of night, a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle with no headlights on navigated along lonely desert roads, performing a task that would be perilous for a human driver.
Have you ever driven on dipped headlights rather than run the risk angering other drivers by forgetting you are using high-beam headlights? Ford has now developed a technology that enables drivers to take full advantage of their headlightscapability, without dazzling other drivers.
Since the announcement of its SEE Plan over a year ago, LeEco has formed several remarkable partnerships including a joint venture with Aston Martin, investments in Chinese ride-sharing app Yidao Yongche and Beijing Dianzhuang Technology, and a strategic cooperation with smart EV start-up Faraday Future. Taking a step further, LeEco will unveil a concept of its Le Super Car at this year Beijing Auto Show.
Ford scientists and engineers are working to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assist technologies to be more aware of the driver behind the wheel particularly when that driver is stressed or sleepy.
After withstanding the challenges faced by the Volkswagen Group over its diesel emissions scandal, the automaker has just revealed its foray in the high-performance diesel SUV, the SQ7 TDI, which blends proven, decades-old technology with a complex, state-of-the-art forced-induction system.
Volvo Cars is the first car maker to integrate the hugely popular Spotify music streaming service globally in its new cars, starting with the new Volvo XC90, S90 and V90 this spring, it was announced at the 2016 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.
Seat, Samsung Electronics and SAP SE have created a technological alliance to develop future projects for the connected car. At the 11th edition of Mobile World Congress (MWC), scheduled to begin next Monday in Barcelona, the three companies will showcase cutting-edge concepts developed by pooling their innovation and industry-leading expertise.
For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017.
Opel Group will launch a revolutionary new battery electric car next year, as the company continues the biggest, most far-reaching model offensive in its history with 29 new models between 2016 and 2020.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the second year Magneti Marelli had an exclusive off-site demo event staged in Las Vegas to display some selected hi-end technologies. Magneti Marelli showed its solutions for lighting, infotainment, telematics and display, powertrain.
Leading global technology company Letv and luxury sports car brand Aston Martin has revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show the first results of their collaboration an Aston Martin Rapide S incorporating the latest Letv Internet of the Vehicle (IOV) system.
Kia Motors has announced the launch of a new sub-brand, Drive Wise, to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Drive Wise embodies Kias philosophy to realise intelligently safe vehicles featuring Kias latest and forthcoming ADAS technologies.
Volkswagen is opening a gateway to the future at the CES in Las Vegas. The time machine: a zero-emission vehicle - BUDD-e minivan. The first model based on an equally new and progressive Volkswagen technology matrix for electric vehicles. The van is range: up to 233 miles or 533 kilometers.
Harman has announced a connected car collaboration with Microsoft at CES 2016. This project will introduce new mobile productivity services, as well as utilise existing products, services and technologies, including cloud platforms, telematics and driver productivity, to offer better convenience, safety and reliability for drivers and greater operating efficiency for auto manufacturers.
Harman has introduced its latest Car Audio innovations at CES 2016. Drawing from its 60-plus years of experience in acoustic design and signal processing, as well as proven technologies from each of its four divisions, HARMAN is demonstrating its breakthrough solution the seamless, scalable Infinity Voyager Drive lifestyle audio system.
Driving while tired, distracted or over-stimulated may become a thing of the past, thanks to new technology unveiled by Harman that measures increases in pupil dilation as an indication of a drivers mental workload.
Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle fuel range from the comforts of their couch.
TomTom has announced that German luxury car manufacturer BMW has chosen TomToms award winning traffic information in Russia, New Zealand and Australia. The service is already available across car-line as part of the Connected Drive offer on BMW vehicles.
Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles making it the largest in the automotive industry and will use a new-generation sensor technology as the company further accelerates its autonomous vehicle development plans.
A first wave of automakers and industry suppliers led by Toyota Motor Corporation is adopting Ford SmartDeviceLink software a huge step toward giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.
Ford is expanding its SYNC connectivity system, adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE and several new AppLink apps to help millions of consumers stay connected behind the wheel and even when they are away from their cars.
Mercedes-Benz will expand the new Driving Assistance package of the future E-Class for the market launch in spring with ctive Lane Change Assistand will thereby make the business class saloon car even more intelligent. The radar- and camera-based assistance system supports the driver in changing lanes, when overtaking on multi-lane roads. The system thus offers a significant further increase in comfort and can help to prevent collisions.
Leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Nissan has given us the first glimpse of its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future concept in association with innovative architects Foster + Partners; the practice behind the Gherkin in London, sustainable urban master-plans including Masdar City and brand headquarters such as the Apple Campus in California.
Being stuck in a traffic jam can be tiring, stressful and tedious. But that is exactly what drivers in Europe do for 30 hours every year on average. Ford is currently developing a technology that could make driving in congestion less stressful.
Vauxhall is introducing its IntelliLink and OnStar systems to the small car segment, providing drivers with outstanding connectivity and entertainment with state-of-the-art in-car infotainment technology.
With just days to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday the busiest online shopping days of the Christmas season Swedens Volvo Cars has unveiled a brand-new way to take some of the hassle out of Christmas shopping.
Ford is the first automaker to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity a simulated real-world urban environment at the University of Michigan, USA. The 32-acre facility is part of the university Mobility Transformation Center.
Mercedes-Benz discussed with engineers, designers, scientists and journalists at this year's Future Talk event. After Utopia and Robotics, the third Mercedes-Benz Future Talk was dedicated to virtual reality: the virtualisation of the vehicle interior as a new perception horizon in the mobility of the 21st Century.
GKN has developed new electric torque-vectoring axle technology that will make next generation hybrid vehicles more dynamic. The technology will help hybrids compete successfully against conventional powertrains on performance, not just efficiency.
Designed exclusively for the all-new BMW 7 Series by British audio pioneers Bowers & Wilkins, the Diamond Surround Sound System is the first of its kind: an audio system featuring advanced acoustic technologies never before seen in a commercial car, including Diamond dome tweeters.
TomTom (TOM2) has launched TomTom RoadDNA, an innovative new product for vehicle localisation that will help make automated driving a reality, faster. Designed with vehicle data storage and processing limitations in mind, RoadDNA delivers highly accurate location information that can easily be integrated into the on-board system of a vehicle.
Land Rover is developing a see-through trailer concept that would completely remove the blind spot created when towing a caravan or trailer. This transparent view would allow the driver to clearly see vehicles coming up behind and help driver confidence by improving visibility whilst manoeuvring.
The partially redesigned Land Cruiser 200, which got launched in Japan became the first model to bring Toyota's flagship active safety package, Toyota Safety Sense P, to the market. The model also debuts several driver assistance features, as well as a number of aesthetic updates aiming to reinforce its powerful and advanced image. Toyota is aiming for monthly sales in Japan of 250 units.
The world's best-selling all electric vehicle (EV) Nissan Leaf was part of Nissan Carnival to give the visitors a hands-on experience of revolutionary zero emission transport. I had never driven an all-electric vehicle before and was naturally excited. A driving course was created to show off the dynamic capabilities and sheer comfort of the Nissan Leaf EV hatchback, which has already sold more than 160,000 units worldwide with over 840 million fuel-free miles driven.
The long-distance test drive with the Audi A7 piloted driving concept concluded successfully following its 560-mile (approximately 900 kilometres) journey. A selected group of journalists were able to experience piloted driving from behind the wheel during the drive that began in Silicon Valley, California and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada in time to attend the International CES 2015 (Consumer Electronics Show).
The first Volvo designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the Volvo XC90 T8 delivers all the performance of a luxury SUV, but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match.
Ford has created the hird Age Suitso that its young designers could understand how the elderly would interact with the vehicles they are developing. By simulating common effects of ageing, such as hearing loss, vision related problems like glaucoma, stooped posture and impeded flexibility, the Third Age Suit ages the young Ford engineers 30 years under 30 minutes.
Baby Q, cute little SUV, Crossover are some of the many names that the Q3 is often referred as. Very recently, Audi invited select media to the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore to demonstrate that the Q3 Dynamic is anything but a cute little crossover and can kick some serious ass.
BMW research prototypes have already driven thousands of kilometres in automated self-driving mode on German motorways. In February 2013, the focus shifted to European motorways when BMW launched a joint project with Continental. Now BMW is embarking on a further research project, which will pave the way for highly automated driving in China as well.
German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched the CLA 45 AMG in India in July 2014. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is the newest member of the AMG Performance Brand and became the seventh member of the performance brand India portfolio.
Motorcycling is becoming safer. From 2008 to 2013, the number of motorcyclists who had fatal accidents on Germany roads fell by 13 per cent to 568. Experts believe that one reason for the decline is the spread of anti-lock braking systems
Researchers at Jaguar Land Rover are working towards developing a truly intelligent self-learning vehicle that will offer a completely personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction.
Urban transport of the future will become a reality in October in the French city of Grenoble thanks to a partnership between the City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, EDF Group, Toyota and Citelib.
German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz is writing a new chapter in automotive lighting systems with the Multibeam LED technology. This innovative lighting technology can optimally adjust the light distribution instantly and automatically to virtually any traffic situation ensuring broad and bright illumination of the road surface and edge of the carriageway for high performance and precision without dazzling other car drivers.
With the growing requirement of consumers to advance the integration of consumer electronics in automotive infotainment applications, there arises a need for car manufactures to bridge the gap between open source In-Vehicle Infotainment applications and the 'closed' automotive domain.
Washing a car can be a chore - and a costly one at that. In response, Nissan has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again.
Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) are joining forces in a pilot project in which road friction information from individual cars is shared within a cloud-based system
Volvo Car Group has completed a research project using magnets in the roadway to help the car determine its position. The research, which has been financed in strategic co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), is a potential key to the implementation of self-driving vehicles.
Futuristic, advanced and sophisticated; these three words can aptly describe Audi Design Team’s latest offering: an entirely virtual car for Summit Entertainment’s film adaptation of the award-winning, best-selling novel “Ender’s Game”. With its fairy-tale concept, the Audi fleet shuttle quattro amalgamates seamlessly into the world of the science fiction feature film and mixes futuristic design with ground-breaking technology.
Bosch has engineered motorcycle stability control (MSC), the maiden brake control system for motorcycles for offering the best possible stability in all riding circumstances. It aids the biker during both braking and accelerating, and while riding straight as well as while cornering.
Invented by Focus Designs (USA) the SBU V3, self-balancing unicycle, is honestly a new dimension to travel and riding it ensures a genuinely exceptional experience. Riding for joy or as a great means to get from one location to another- all can be enjoyed exclusively, thanks to this new-age unicycle.
Unveiled only last month, the free Charge Your Car (CYC) app is a pioneering app technology in the entire world using emerging sophisticated charge point management, mapping and mobile payment technologies to allow users to find charge points, plan a route, start and stop a session and pay for a charge at all app-ready charge points across the growing CYC national network.
Paving the path for innovative technology in order to make life easier and safer for drivers has always been a mission of Nissan. With the introduction of the new Note, this pledge to offer dynamic and accessible technologies has touched another height.
Following the successful result of the ADAM’s multi-million configurations Vauxhall has made it known that it will be the maiden car in its class that drivers can conduct a conversation with, enabling them to give voice commands and receive a verbal response from the car itself.
Google I/O is an annual developer conference covering top-class technical, in-depth sessions, and portraying the latest from Google’s product teams and partners. This year's conference, which has taken place annually since 2008, will highlight Mercedes-Benz and its latest inclusion of Google services in the car.
The new hi-tech production at Bosch’s quality production house: the hydraulic full-hybrid powertrain has established the fact that frugality can be entertaining. The technology, which Bosch has been working upon in close association with PSA Peugeot Citroen, is definite in its target setting: to come up with a hydraulic hybrid powertrain that will considerably lower the fuel intake and CO2 emissions in compact cars.
The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 – experience their maiden public display at the Geneva Motor Show. They can be equipped with a unique innovation that ensures driving in the dark quite safer and hassle-free. The advanced Active High Beam Control enables to use high beam uninterruptedly mainly due to the use of an ingenious mechanism that acts as a buffer against dazzling of oncoming drivers.
Dr Ferdinand Piech is a visionary. The man challenged his engineers to produce some of the world’s most iconic motorcars, and they’ve delivered. The Bugatti Veyron, the fastest production car of all time, was a Piech dream. So was the Volkswagen Phaeton, a luxury limousine built to the highest standard. And now this – the Volkswagen XL1
Red Dot Concept Design Award winning duo Gao Fenglin and Zhou Buyi have yet again joined hands to promote an idea called the Discolor Tyre. The Discolor Tyre is a concept where the age and durability of the car tyre is indicated through its colour.
KERS or Kinetic Energy Recovery System has been in use in Formula 1 cars since 2009, but now Mazda has developed its own KERS system for road cars, dubbed i-ELOOP, or intelligent Energy Loop to store electricity in a capacitor, a world-first for road cars. This is a form of micro hybrid technology to power the car's electrical systems, and does not send any motive power to the wheels, however.
This year, Toyota Motor Corporation is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee by successfully entering its 75th year since its birth in the hands of Kiichiro Toyoda way back in the year 1937. The Japanese car giant’s official anniversary on November 3 is celebrated in line with the start of business at Toyota’s first automotive manufacturing facility, Koromo Plant, in 1938.
Range Rover today is a brand which conjures images of sporting utility that few automotive brands can hope to match. Range Rover is the original Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle, a vehicle which created, defined and refined the concept. In many ways, Range Rover remains true to the original premise: "The idea was to combine the comfort and on-road ability of a Rover saloon with the off-road ability of a Land Rover. Nobody was doing it." Charles Spencer 'Spen' King – the father of the Range Rover.
More than 125 years after Gottlieb Daimler built the first motorised boat and cruised up the River Neckar, Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrows Marine are presenting designs for a luxury motor yacht against the backdrop of the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show.
September 13 marks an extraordinary milestone in the history of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). A total of 7 FCEVs from Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota will bring their individual hydrogen fuel cell systems to the European Hydrogen Road Tour 2012.
Renault’s unique two-seat Twizy attended arguably its most star-studded UK event recently, as a show-stealing, four-wheeled lifestyle accessory to help raise money for the rocking charity ‘Freddie For A Day’.
Eminent professionals from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world’s No.1 professional organisation involved in ushering futuristic technology for humanity, have short listed autonomous vehicles as the most promising specimen of intelligent commuting. This move is quite significant as there is expectation that these four-wheelers will form approximately 75 per cent cars on the road by the year 2040.
Developing futuristic solutions for automobile industry has become the niche of BMW Motorrad. Expansion of its business activities with the addition of the facet “Urban Mobility” produced two serial production vehicles in 2011 - the maxi scooters C 600 Sport and C 650 GT.
Over the past decade, ensuring safety has been a major focus area for the automotive industry across the globe. Car manufacturers have spent millions of dollars into researching safety and regulatory devices. And the result has been an astonishing improvement in the safety standards of even inexpensive vehicles.
If your wheels lock up under braking on wet and slippery roads or during a panic stop, you may lose control, causing your vehicle to spin leading to fatal accidents. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) keep your wheels from locking up, so that your car maintains directional control during those sudden emergency braking.
When the Audi factory drivers tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 17, 2012, a very special technology will enhance their vision. Used for the first time in a closed LMP sports prototype, the digital rear-view mirror provides a clear view of the rear and thus substantially improves active safety.
Further continuing its tryst with advanced technology and safety principles, Volvo Car Corporation has initiated a grand plan to utilise an entirely new test set up for developing active car safety systems. The intended facility will be developed and operated by the car maker’s Active Safety Test Area AB - ASTA.
The renowned automotive supplier Continental has been maintaining its tryst with quality and efficiency through its high-calibre and innovative software development wings spanning almost 80 development hubs in 23 countries.
Smaller engines which produce more power and consume less fuel are the key focus of car manufacturers worldwide. The Ford EcoBoost gasoline range aims to do exactly that. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, which will debut in the new EcoSport SUV next year, will be the first of its ilk. Read on for a detailed insight.
Audi has developed the R18 e-tron quattro, with which it plans to contest the new FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The R18 e-tron quattro is developed on the existing R18 racing prototype, with the main difference being the addition of a flywheel-type kinetic energy recovery system.
For a company which states its case so succinctly, there can never be an end. This is a company which has scaled the heights of Grand Prix racing, cross-country rallying, endurance racing and touring cars. This is a brief history of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
So you think you can drive? Of course, anybody could get behind the wheel. Getting a driving license is very easy in our country. Your road sense, driving ability and simple road etiquette aside (or lack thereof), you probably wouldn’t get very far if the automobile you were driving fell over, turned turtle, or broke down.
Audi's R18 Le Mans challenger will use full LED lights. Audi has been a pioneer in LED lighting technology. The A8 was the first Audi to use LEDs for the daytime runing lights. Later, the R8 sportscar was the first road car to have full LED lights.
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