Toyota to Launch. . . a City

Rather than just trying to see how advanced mobility and robotics will fit into existing structures, Toyota is building a city to help determine how these things can be best integrated into people’s lives

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

BMW and Daimler: Almost Unimaginable

While we are probably not at the edge of the Apocalypse, the joint announcement coming from BMW Group and Daimler AG today is something that most people probably didn’t expect and might have seemed Apocalyptic not all that long ago.
#BMW #oem #Ford

Conti Goes Keyless

“In the evolving world of shared mobility, smartphones are fast becoming the gateway to on-demand services.” That’s Ralf Lenninger, head of intelligent transportation systems business unit, Continental.
#supplier #Continental

Creating Smarter Bus Routes

Although transportation is undergoing profound changes, let’s face it: there is a huge existing infrastructure out there consisting of vehicles as well as roadways and ancillary objects (signs, traffic signals, etc.), and it is going to take a long time for that to be turned over to a new approach.
#supplier #HewlettPackard

Clouds from Both Sides Now: Ford, Autonomic, Amazon, Alibaba Connectivity

Autonomic is a fully owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility. It has developed something it calls the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).
#Amazon #oem #Apple

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Retrofuturism and the American Center for Mobility

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is currently under construction in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on a 530+ acre site that was once part of the legendary Willow Run Airport.

Toyota Research Institute: Creating the Future

Although the auto industry today is certainly a high-tech industry, let’s face it: It isn’t something that would be unfamiliar to Henry Ford.
#engineer #tech #Toyota

TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards
#Hitachi #Bosch #tech

Ford Adds Geofence Hybrid Testing to Germany

Ford Motor Co. soon will begin testing a geofencing system in Cologne, Germany, that automatically switches plug-in hybrid vehicles to all-electric mode when operating in zero-emission areas.
#tech #europe #Ford

5 Teams Plan Robo-Rides at Detroit Auto Show

Five developers of autonomous cars will offer free rides in their robotic vehicles during next year’s Detroit auto show in June.
#NexteerAutomotive #3M #HyundaiMobis

Carmakers to Test Blockchain Payment Tech

Next month BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Renault will begin testing a blockchain-based identification system for automatic payments for parking and road tolls.
#Bosch #Honda #tech

Continental: Engineering the Future

You can let the future happen, or you can help shape it. When it comes to automotive technology, the people at Continental are pursuing the latter course in a massive way.
#engineer #Toyota #Cadillac

Urban Audi

The third annual Audi Urban Future Award was recently presented in Berlin to a team from Mexico City.
#oem #IBM #Carbon

GM: Safer Is Better

Passive safety systems are those that act in response to something that has occurred.
#engineer #oem #Cadillac

The Road to Smart Transportation: What About the Ruts?

“A tide of innovation has invigorated the global auto industry, and we are taking these giant leaps forward to remain a leader of new technology. “We are not doing this for the sake of the technology itself.
#oem #Cadillac #GeneralMotors

Cars and Streetcars

If you happen to be in Hiroshima you may see a Mazda Atenza ASV-5 (known in the U.S. as the Mazda6) that is undergoing testing on public roads as part of an analysis of the potential of intelligent transportation systems.   The vehicle is being tested by the Hiroshima ITS Research Unit, which includes representatives from the University of Tokyo, Mazda, Hiroshima Electric Railway, and the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory.
#Mazda #oem