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Car companies are now cloud companies: BMW to have 10M connected cars in 5 years

Car companies are now cloud companies: BMW to have 10M connected cars in 5 years | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
BMW will grow its connected cars from around 3 million to 10 million over the next 5 years.
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With BMW's i3, the carmaker shifts the EV market with composites

With BMW's i3, the carmaker shifts the EV market with composites | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
BMW's aggressive shift to lightweighting for its new electric i3 has led to a four-passenger car that can drive 100 miles on a single charge.
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Driverless Cars: Safe, Reliable, No Vision Necessary

Driverless Cars: Safe, Reliable, No Vision Necessary | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Among other benefits, self-driving cars would liberate the blind from the indifference of public transport.
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Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do

Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Microsoft researchers have developed a mobility prediction system that knows where you will be even years down the road. What does this mean for the...
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Here's What Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" Might Look Like

Here's What Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" Might Look Like | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
High-speed rail is so 20th century. Well, perhaps not in the United States, where we still haven’t gotten around to building any true bullet trains.
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Solar-powered sedan hits Dutch streets

Solar-powered sedan hits Dutch streets | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Stella is a solar-powered prototype car with a range of 270 miles, room for four plus luggage -- and a steering wheel that swells and shrinks.
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Beyond bullet trains: Will Washington kill the driverless car?

Beyond bullet trains: Will Washington kill the driverless car? | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
From the WSJ: In June, the U.S. Department of Transportation applied the brakes, invoking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's power to regulate vehicle safety. The federal rules le...
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Mercedes to launch car-to-car communications this year

Mercedes to launch car-to-car communications this year | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Mercedes plans to become the first manufacturer to offer car-to-car communications on a production model.
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BMW App Gathers Driver Data To Optimize Speed [Video] - PSFK

BMW App Gathers Driver Data To Optimize Speed [Video] - PSFK | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Automotive giant creates new app that uses in-car sensors.
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Honda, BMW experiment with the autonomous motorcycle

Honda, BMW experiment with the autonomous motorcycle | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Most connected vehicle technologies have focused squarely on the car, but BMW and Honda are working with the University of MIchigan and Cohda Wireless to develop autonomous driving technologies that work on two wheels.
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Daily Report: The Fast-Approaching Future of Driverless Cars

Daily Report: The Fast-Approaching Future of Driverless Cars | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
By blending advanced computer vision techniques with low-cost video cameras, the Israeli company Mobileye Vision Technologies is demonstrating how quickly autonomous driving can be commercialized.
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How Connected Cars Will Change The Future Of Driving [PSFK 2013] - PSFK

How Connected Cars Will Change The Future Of Driving [PSFK 2013] - PSFK | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Julius Marchwicki of Ford discusses how the Sync AppLink technology will allow drivers to connect seamlessly with their automobiles.
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Nokia is working on self-driving cars with Mercedes-Benz

Nokia is working on self-driving cars with Mercedes-Benz | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Nokia’s Here business, a serious rival to Google’s mapping and navigation efforts, is partnering up with Germany’s Mercedes-Benz on autonomous vehicles. Like Nissan, Merc parent Daimler wants self-driving cars on the road by 2020.
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Could Electric Cars Threaten the Grid? | MIT Technology Review

Could Electric Cars Threaten the Grid? | MIT Technology Review | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Some neighborhood grids just aren’t built for huge spikes in power demand. The rise of the electric car has utilities scrambling to adjust.
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The drive toward ultralight cars speeds ahead

The drive toward ultralight cars speeds ahead | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Researchers are finding new ways to bond metals in order to bring ultralight, efficient cars to the next level. 
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UK to road test driverless cars

UK to road test driverless cars | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
The government says ground-breaking trials of semi-autonomous cars are to take place on UK roads later this year.
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The Money Side of Driverless Cars

The Money Side of Driverless Cars | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Revenue from parking tickets, car insurance and more could dry up if cars can drive themselves and traffic accidents become largely a thing of the past.
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Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction, people are considering what they could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.”
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The Future According to Ray LaHood: High-Speed Rail, But Also Tons of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

The Future According to Ray LaHood: High-Speed Rail, But Also Tons of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Despite being a proponent of walkable communities, the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Transportation just doesn't believe Americans will ever stop buying cars.
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The Moment of Truth for Cars That Talk to Each Other | MIT Technology Review

The Moment of Truth for Cars That Talk to Each Other | MIT Technology Review | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
Wireless vehicle networks could make driving safer and more efficient, but the cost of deployment will be significant.
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Intelligent Transport System to improve safety of railway crossings

A team from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, is looking to improve safety at railway crossings by developing a system that enables communication...
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Can the new BMW i help scale up the electric car market?

Can the new BMW i help scale up the electric car market? | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
BMW's set up a separate business unit to develop the BMW i, which the company hopes will provide a breakthrough for the electric car market
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Students build electric car fueled by social media

Students build electric car fueled by social media | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
High school students in Kansas City convert a 1967 Karmann Ghia into an all-electric car, and use social media mentions to power them to Washington, D.C.
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Mercedes Self-Driving Car Senses When Its Driver Is Tired - PSFK

Mercedes Self-Driving Car Senses When Its Driver Is Tired - PSFK | Future of Mobility | Scoop.it
A host of autonomous features makes the new S-Class leader of the pack for automotive engineering.
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Yusuf Bhabha's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:38 AM

Automotive engineering at its peak, paving the way for safe future transportation.