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Jaguar Land Rover diversifying into new business models - and to sell intelligent vehicles in the next decade

Jaguar Land Rover has this month joined the likes of Daimler and Ford by dipping it toes into alternative business models by opening a subsidiary company to develop technology ventures serving the travel and transport markets accessed by connected devices . InMotion , based in London, will initially take the form of a business incubator; employing around 30 people to support...
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As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing as exhibited at Transport Systems Catapult’s Imagine Festival Tim Armitage , who is leading a trial of autonomous road-going cars and public transport in the Autodrive consortium, said he has been approached by at least two large global car manufacturers that want to conduct tests in the UK . ...
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Ford offers a peak into plans for driverless cars as part of a re-imagined future

5 February 2015 - Coinciding with an announcement yesterday of a two-year study into new personal mobility models in partnership with with Aachen University, Ford Motor Company President and CEO Mark Fields has outlined some brief details of his company’s contribution to the UK Autodrive driverless cars initiative. In early December 2014, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne...
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Ford and Renault reveal contrasting blueprints for future vehicle automation

Ford has publicised some details of how it plans to develop its Blueprint for Mobility by publicising some details of an automated version of its Ford Fusion Hybrid . Ford's Blueprint for Mobility concept, as espoused by its executive chairman Bill Ford, envisions autonomous functionality and advanced technologies after 2025 to reduce congestion and its knock-on damaging environmental...
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Ford tests high-tech brake light that communicates with car behind

Ford has released some innovation teasers resulting from its participation Safe Intelligent Mobility – Testfield Germany (simTD) , a four-year joint industry research project by leading German automotive manufacturers, component suppliers,  communication companies, research institutions and public authorities. The £45 million simTD project, included £26 million of direct project...
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Bill Ford calls on mobile industry to help develop transportation solutions to prevent global gridlock

In light of forecasts for the number of cars on the world’s roads to grow from 1 billion now to up to 4 billion by mid-century, at the recent Mobile World Congress at Barcelona Ford's Executive Chairman Bill Ford presented his company's plan for connected cars, termed “Blueprint for Mobility”  in which he proposed a global transportation network that...
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Ford launches FORD2GO Car Sharing Programme across German dealer network

Ford Motor Company, yesterday anounced FORD2GO, the first automotive manufacturer-backed, nationwide (in Germany) car sharing program in Europe to incorporate dealerships . FORD2GO was formed following a partnership among Ford of Germany, the German Ford dealers association FHD GmbH , and DB Rent GmbH - the company behind Flinkster car sharing . The program involves participating...
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Connected car announcements at Mobile World Congress

Spotify music service brought to Ford Sync platform Swedish based music streaming service Spotify has announced that it has been working directly with Ford to deliver a safe, convenient, voice-activated in-car music solution .  The personalised music service, where chosen tracks are played but not downloaded signals the long expect triumph of internet content delivering and...
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Ford survey in Europe finds a majority consider life would be impossible without a car but 76% stressed by congestion and fuel costs

A Ford-sponsored survey of 6,000 people across Europe found that the majority remain committed to car ownership but have increasing concerns about traffic congestion, the cost of driving and environmental issues. The survey carried out by The Futures Company, between July and August 2012, polled 6,028 people in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The majority though...
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Cross-platform development seen as the main roadblock for $25BN in-vehicle apps prize

Contrary to some  reports suggesting Apple's new iPad mini fails to include GPS functionality , the cellular connectivity version of Apple's newly announced iOS device  available from 2 November - with smaller 200mm form factor of similar size to console displays in Mercedes Benz, BMW and Ford and other vehicles - will, in fact,  include location awareness . ...
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simTD - biggest ever real-world intelligent vehicle road test

#next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; } A €53 million research project has started in Frankfurt testing car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications , intended to make roads safer by removing human error in driving decisions - to close in on development of the ‘intelligent...
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In car connectivity an easier sell to the under 35s and men

#next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; } According to a Harris Poll conducted in May 2012, more than three quarters of US adults (76%) report that they believe in-car connectivity technologies are too distracting and even dangerous . What's more, more than half (55%) argue that automakers...
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Jaguar Land Rover diversifying into new business models - and to sell intelligent vehicles in the next decade

Jaguar Land Rover has this month joined the likes of Daimler and Ford by dipping it...

As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing...

Ford offers a peak into plans for driverless cars as part of a re-imagined future

5 February 2015 - Coinciding with an announcement yesterday of a two-year study into new...

Ford and Renault reveal contrasting blueprints for future vehicle automation

Ford has publicised some details of how it plans to develop its Blueprint for Mobility by...

Ford tests high-tech brake light that communicates with car behind

Ford has released some innovation teasers resulting from its participation Safe Intelligent...

Bill Ford calls on mobile industry to help develop transportation solutions to prevent global gridlock

In light of forecasts for the number of cars on the world’s roads to grow from 1 billion...

Ford launches FORD2GO Car Sharing Programme across German dealer network

Ford Motor Company, yesterday anounced FORD2GO, the first automotive manufacturer-backed,...

Connected car announcements at Mobile World Congress

Spotify music service brought to Ford Sync platform Swedish based music streaming...