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Audi to demo OLED exterior lighting at IAA July 29, 2015 Audi to demo OLED exterior lighting at IAA After several years of experimentation with OLED lighting, carmaker Audi will showcase at the upcoming IAA motor show what it calls the next step in lighting – a Matrix OLED rear light. Read more 'Test city' opens for autonomous cars July 28, 2015 'Test city' opens for autonomous cars The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) has officially opened a simulated city that will be used for developing and testing driverless and connected vehicles. Read more 'Heartbeat car' displays driver's pulse on biometric bodywork July 26, 2015 'Heartbeat car' displays driver's pulse on biometric bodywork In a conceptual project demonstration of "a car that's connected to the driver," Lexus has created a vehicle that can display a driver's heartbeat on its exterior. Read more Hackers take over a moving vehicle remotely July 23, 2015 Hackers take over a moving vehicle remotely In a controlled experiment, vehicle security researchers were able to wirelessly hack into and control a moving Jeep Cherokee driven by a reporter for Wired magazine. Read more Tablet brings the driver back into the loop July 23, 2015 Tablet brings the driver back into the loop Automated driving promises a more relaxed mobility: Drivers could watch a video, surf the Internet or write e-mails while the sensors and algorithms move the car. But what if a situation occurs that exceeds the capabilities of the electronic chauffeur? Across the industry, the problem of a safe handover ... Read more Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars July 21, 2015 Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars While in industry rumours about an proposed acquisition of Nokia's mapping service HERE by a consortium of German automakers are circulating, Bosch creates facts: In a continuation of a proven collaboration, the automotive supplier will jointly develop the maps for automated vehicles with TomTom N.V. ... Read more Access to cloud data improves fuel efficiency July 20, 2015 Access to cloud data improves fuel efficiency The combination of topology data from the cloud and advanced mild hybridisation technology allows electronic systems in the car to burn less fuel and achieve better driving comfort at the same time. At the IAA motor show in September, automotive supplier Continental will showcase a system that reduces ... Read more Fuel cell technology approaches in the passing lane July 16, 2015 Fuel cell technology approaches in the passing lane Today, acceptance of the hydrogen fuel cell technology suffers from the lack of an adequate refuelling infrastructure. But the situation could improve faster than some critics expect. The HyFive project is about to establish a hydrogen filling station network across Europe. As part of the project, BMW ... Read more Millimeter waves hitch a ride July 15, 2015 Millimeter waves hitch a ride Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are studying millimeter wave (mmW) wireless signals could be used in cars. They believe mmW bands will provide the high data rates and accuracy needed in communication between connected cars, while also improving the resolution of radar operations. Read more Research project combines valet parking, battery charging July 15, 2015 Research project combines valet parking, battery charging In the V-Charge project, six research partners are currently developing applications around autonomous and, in some cases, electric vehicles. The focus of the project is on methods and algorithms enabling vehicles to autonomously park, charge its batteries and get back to its user as soon at it is summoned. ... Read more
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