Visteon will demonstrate Cloud-based live 4GLTE over-the-air connections that are designed to improve driving features. Visteon will demo autonomous driving through immersive simulators.
The biggest competitor in the world to Google is China’s search giant Baidu and in their parallel universe research and development labs in China and the Silicon Valley are working on self driving cars and possibly bikes which may hit the road later this year.
A Baidu rep told Tech in Asia confirmed that Baidu is in the very early stages of development of driverless cars.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will receive $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and automated vehicles.
The contracts are awarded from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Nissan tests vehicles in a dedicated autonomous driving city in Japan. The track has real houses for life-like self-driven car testing without using public roads for maximum safety.
The new Ford Focus has rear sensors for the Cross-Traffic Alerts warning drivers of traffic while driving in reverse as well as blind spot alerts. The City Stop feature will try to stop the Ford if there is chance of accident.
Ford will socialize its marketing with the connected EcoSport cars in a six month blog and social media campaign. Ford of Europe will show a new automated research car with automated driving and other advanced technology after 2025.
The event will start at Mobile World Congress called EcoSport Live. Cars will be loaned to one hundred of the hippest bloggers to write about the EcoSports connectivity via social media.
AT&T customers will be able to add their Chevy to AT&T Mobile Share plans. Drivers can also pay for data separately. Pricing and data packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced later in 2014.