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Connected vehicles, cloud services bring big data issues to vehicles

2014-11-05
Connected vehicles bring many benefits, helping both drivers and traffic managers. However, it can be difficult for traffic managers to analyze and use the enormous amounts of data collected when every vehicle constantly transmits speed, direction, and other data points. That’s prompting many groups to see how big data schemes can be adapted for the transportation industry.
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Demos highlight Ethernet’s market potential

2014-11-05
A number of product introductions at SAE 2014 Convergence highlighted growing industry support for Ethernet. Support from chip makers and tool providers will help expand the infrastructure for the ubiquitous architecture.
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Plastic 'Airbumps' protect Citroën exterior

2014-11-03
PSA Peugeot Citroën worked with chemical company BASF and Swiss company Rehau on the development of the Citroën Cactus’s UV-stable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) exterior detailing.
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Vehicle dynamics software

2014-11-03
Mechanical Simulation Corp.’s CarSim 9.0 vehicle dynamics software upgrade features major enhancements to the math models, visualization tools, database, and overall architecture.
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Audi 'springs' material surprises on A6 model

2014-10-29
Making the most of new materials is the aim of every automaker: Audi is among those demonstrating how it can be done—for example, by employing glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs on its A6 Avant.
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GM unveils more efficient 2016 Volt powertrain

2014-10-29
Major changes to the car’s battery, Voltec electric drive system, and gasoline-engine generator—all are essentially new—are expected to increase its overall driving range and energy use by up to 12% compared with the current Volt.
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Congestion, autonomy, and connectivity key issues for MY 2054 cars

2014-10-28
Flying cars got short shrift. Panelists at SAE 2014 Convergence event instead predicted that vehicles of model year 2054 will be extremely connected and will largely drive themselves. Dealing with urban gridlock was also a key concern during the Wednesday session.
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