ZF: Lights, Camera, Hella Vision Zero!

When you think of space and automobiles, you would naturally think of Tesla Motors and Space X, but TRW was ahead of Tesla in space and automobiles. After Northrup Groman bought TRW, TRW Automotive wallowed a bit till ZF Friedrichshafen bought them. They are now ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., and they are part of [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:55:18-07:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: |0 Comments

Autonomous Stuff at GTC17 deep learning

“We envision a future society where autonomous vehicles whisk people safely and comfortably around beautiful cities,” said Jensen Huang, chief executive officer and founder of NVIDIA. “The development of a self-driving car is one of the greatest technical challenges that’s ever been tackled. Nvidia is a company whose, according to Huang, the reason for existence [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:57:03-07:00May 20th, 2017|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nvidia, Toyota, autonomous driving GTC17

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Are you concerned about autonomous driving? If so, which aspect, the intelligence behind autonomous driving or the lack of driving? Do you think autonomous driving will lead to a lack of design or better design? If your car were autonomous would you be more interested in exterior or interior design? [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:57:08-07:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Testimony Jeff Klei, Pres, NA Automotive Continental

Levels of Automation The Testimony of Jeff Klei President, North America Automotive Divisions Continental AG Energy and Commerce Committee in front of the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee on “Self Driving Cars: Levels of Automation” March 28, 2017 Good morning Chairman Latta, Ranking Member Schakowsky, and members of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and [...]

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle FCX

A fuel cell vehicle Not everyone is going to be able to drive a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), but for the people that can, the Honda Clarity has a great deal for you. For those that can purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or Electric Vehicle (BEV) hold tight, only Honda has [...]

By |2020-06-04T14:30:43-07:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Fuel cells, Honda, Hydrogen|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Samsung buys Harman for connecting in cars

When you go to car.harman.com a segmented car starts breathing; one section at a time the car pulses. If you click on the cloud that hovers over the car, cyber security information comes up. Each group talks about a part of the connected car; data exchange, navigation, the cloud, connectivity, apps, connected interface, [...]

Silly Valley wine country slip sliding away

Northern California Good Morning Warren and Friends, It's been one wet week in Northern California! Yes, we need it, but we're not used to it, and certainly not this much all at once. Stretch, and I drove to Palo Alto, CA for a BMW event (when you see me in my videos, Stretch is the [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

Fast, efficient, technological sound the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered in a completely redesigned sedan with more versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine than ever offered before. The first lap in the BMW 530i took me to the BMW technology center in Palo Alto, CA. The newest technology originates in the tech center, goes [...]

CES technology you’ve come a long way bandwidth

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 [...]

Continental brings eHorizon to motorcycles and cars

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 [...]

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