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CES technology you’ve come a long way bandwidth

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, Connectivity, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Continental AG, Suppliers, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

What did bandwidth get you back in the 1980s? the 90s? the beginning of the 21st century? Brett Stark, Continental's telematics group goes through the levels of bandwidth. What year/decade did Level 1 bandwidth come on the market? What could one do on Level 1? We go through the levels of bandwidth with Stark and [...]

Harman making music in your car #CES2017

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do you buy when you can't buy a car with 77-speakers and the windows of your car are a monitor? Buy something called kinetics add some magic called digital signal processing and waala - you've got surround sound without the cost.

Continental brings eHorizon to motorcycles and cars

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Technology|Tags: , , , |

At the Los Angeles Auto Show Hans Heibl talked about e-Horizon. Hiebl is the executive VP Infotainment and Connectivity for Continental AG. Continental has been working on autonomous and connected cars for years. Connecting cars, the ability to speak car-to-car of infrastructure-to-car is an important aspect of autonomous vehicles. Most connected communities are working with [...]

NHTSA, Magna cybersecurity hacking solutions

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: #Magna, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One of the biggest concerns about autonomous vehicles should be your car getting hacked. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a multi-tiered solution to ensure vehicle systems are designed to take actions to prevent hacking, but also to take action if the hacking is successful. In a recent [...]

Magna’s Actero Air and aerodynamics

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: #Magna, Technology|Tags: , , |

Tony Povinelli, Director of Advanced Technology and Business Development for Magna Exteriors and Interiors, talked about ACTERO an Active Aerodynamic Systems that includes active grill shutters that comprise of a louver system that blocks front-end vehicle airflow at the grille. There is a cooling module to reduce vehicle drag or optimize engine temperatures, [...]

Magna’s Trailer Reverse Guidance on Ford Super Duty

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: #Magna, Ford, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Technology|Tags: , , , |

Akinyele Ikuseru, Magna's system engineer shows off the 2017 Ford Super Duty with Trailer Reverse Guidance System. You can see the trailer through the NAV system as well as the trajectory of the trailer as the steering wheel is turned. The system is supported by Magna's multi-patented EYERIS driver-assistance technology developed jointly by [...]

C3 Connected Infiniti Kia carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:25+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Infiniti, Kia, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, We drove the Infiniti QX 60 all week. Another great 3-row CUV that starts around $43,000 comes in AWD. The V-6 EPA fuel economy is stated at 20 city / 27 highway. Fun week for me! Stretch and I went to San Francisco to the C3 Connected Summit. [...]

2018 Chevy Equinox lighter more mpg

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

It's the first day of the Autumn, the Equinox, the perfect day for Chevrolet to unveil its all-new, third-generation Equinox tonight. Lighter, sleeker, and more miles per gallon Chevy is bringing three turbocharged engines — including the segment’s first turbo-diesel, and it's brand new nine-speed automatic transmission on the 2.0-liter Equinox. For more [...]

Car sales, autonomous vehicles, Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:30+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show, WSJ news hub|Tags: , , |

Listen to the John Batchelor radio show about this story by clicking on the link Why were auto sales down in August, Matt? I asked the guy painting my house, "vacations, everyone is on vacation, and they are getting ready for their kids to go back to school." He's right. He was right [...]

Chris Urmson out of Google Cars

By | 2016-09-25T19:47:51+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Google, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

I have been interviewing Urmson since his DARPA days, his faculty time as Director of Technology at Carnegie Mellon, and from the beginning of his time at Google cars. Urmson is passionate about robots and technology. When I talked to him as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon, we spoke of the robots in Afghanistan [...]