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Future urban mobility: the autopilot takes over March 07, 2014 Future urban mobility: the autopilot takes over A glimpse to future urban individual mobility provides a prototype of a vehicle designed by engineering company AKKA Technologies. Link & Go 2.0, as the prototype was named, has been showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle has no steering wheel anymore. Instead, it offers all conceivable digital ... Read more PMA reveals advanced specifications for vehicle wireless charging March 06, 2014 PMA reveals advanced specifications for vehicle wireless charging Power Matters Alliance (PMA) is planning to expand features of the organization's automotive specification to standardize wireless charging requirements beyond what is currently available in the market. Read more Micro smart grid plugs renewables into EV fleets March 06, 2014  Micro smart grid plugs renewables into EV fleets The ability to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management which is why researchers in Germany are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. Read more Flow cell challenges litihium ion March 04, 2014 Flow cell challenges litihium ion At the Geneva Motor show, Nanoflowcell AG has introduced an electrically driven sports sedan with remarkable features: The vehicle is powered by an innovative energy storage system - a hybrid of battery and fuel cell. The technology could emerge as a serious contender to existing lithium ion batteries. ... Read more Why Japan leads in electromobility - and why this could change soon March 04, 2014 Why Japan leads in electromobility - and why this could change soon Is electromobility a strategic issue for Europe's automotive industry or just a propaganda slogan? A study from management consulting service Roland Berger shows where the real technology leaders are. Read more Newswatch: Tesla sketches out roadmap for the future? March 04, 2014 Newswatch: Tesla sketches out roadmap for the future? Last week, Tesla Motors revealed in a blog entry some future statistics about the company's proposed Gigafactory which is expected to feature 6500 employees in a plant that will take up an area of up to 10 million square feet. Read more EV wireless chargers to reach 300,000 by 2022 February 28, 2014 EV wireless chargers to reach 300,000 by 2022 Worldwide sales of wireless EV charging systems will grow from a few hundred in 2014 to nearly 302,000 by 2022 forecasts market intelligence analyst, Navigant Research. Read more Volvo builds HMI around large centre-stack touch screen February 27, 2014 Volvo builds HMI around large centre-stack touch screen Though criticized by many car owners, Tesla's cockpit approach with a large flat computer screen serving as Human-machine interface apparently inspires other carmakers to similar designs. At the imminent Geneva Motor Show, Volvo will showcase a very similar user interface. Read more Tesla reveals USD5bn lithium-ion battery 'Gigafactory' manufacturing plans February 27, 2014 Tesla reveals USD5bn lithium-ion battery 'Gigafactory' manufacturing plans Tesla Motors Inc and its partners are planning to invest $4-5 billion in a lithium-ion battery factory which the company claims would be able to make more lithium-ion batteries in a year than were produced worldwide in 2013. Read more One hardware, multiple domains: virtualising is the answer February 25, 2014 One hardware, multiple domains: virtualising is the answer Automotive head units increasingly are becoming the place where multiple application worlds and functional domains meet - from safety-relevant assistant systems to infotainment and internet access. Virtualisation, a software technique common in commercial IT and avionics, keeps these different data and ... Read more
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