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Nuance Creates a Conversational Connection Between Cars and the Internet of Things

BURLINGTON, Mass. & PALO ALTO, Calif.—Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced from its West Coast Innovation Day event that its Dragon Drive connected car platform and Nuance Mix voice and natural language understanding developer platform,…

Making Cars of the Future Stronger, Using Less Energy

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed a new welding technique that consumes 80 percent less energy than a common welding…

Auto Industry Leaders Talk About Next-Generation Sensors for Cars

February 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Sensors

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015—Prices at the pump may be dropping, but cars don’t live by cheap gas alone.  It’s becoming abundantly clear…

Electric Buses and Cars: Huge Opportunities for New Range Extenders

February 12, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

Feb. 10, 2015—The new IDTechEx report, Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2015-2025 explains and forecasts the booming market for electric buses and cars in 37 categories of land, water and airborne e-vehicle. The buses will replace five…

Google and the Open Automotive Alliance Join Forces for Android-powered Cars

January 7, 2014 - in Projects, Transportation

Extending the success of the Android ecosystem, which has seen over one billion devices activated to date, a coalition of auto and technology companies announced today a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to a device that’s always…

Using Moving Cars to Measure Rainfall

December 1, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain. This simple observation has inspired researchers from the University of Hanover in Germany to come up with 'RainCars',…

HERE Partners with Automakers and Suppliers to Connect Cars to the Cloud

September 9, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

HERE, a Nokia business, today announced ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show that it has partnered with the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler and two of the world's leading automotive system integrators, Continental Corporation and Magneti Marelli. These partners…

The Quantified Car for the Masses Thanks to Open Source

January 4, 2013 - in Transportation

It used to be that, unless you were a professional racing team, you had to be satisfied with the dials and gauges on your dash if you wanted to know what was going with your vehicle. But the steady drumbeat of Moore’s law has a way of democratizing technology.…

Augmented Reality Windshields, Biometric Sensors

January 1, 2013 - in Transportation

If you’re dazzled by all the high-tech innovations found in new cars today—such as Bluetooth, Blind Spot obstacle detection, Active City Safety, Active Cruise Control radar, Collision Warning with full auto brake and pedestrian detection, Attention Assist…

Bill Ford Sees Cars as Nodes in a Giant Network

June 21, 2012 - in Transportation

Ford Motors chairman Bill Ford envisions a future where each vehicle is a node in a giant network. Ford envisions a proliferation of sensors within the vehicle itself and an open-source approach to software and hardware that allows third parties to use data…