Phinergy and Alcoa demoed a zero-emissions electric demo car powered with lithium ion batters with supplemental power from an aluminum-air battery at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal during the Canadian International Aluminum Conference last week (June 3-4).
Ford researchers are testing the composite for use in wiring brackets, upholstery, and storage bins such as the kind a customer uses to hold coins and other small objects.
DriveSync platform now allows automotive ecosystem partners, any vehicle built after 1996 with an OBD-II ports can use connected car services using IMS plug-and-play technology with the DriveSync platform.
Eight states are planning to promote electric car ownership by making it cheaper and easier with perks such as, more charging stations, carpool lane access, cheaper tolls and free parking. California and east coast states are working together to put more Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) on the road to the tune of 3.3 million by 2025.
DMV will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2014. A $150 Non-refundable application fee includes permits for 10 vehicles and 20 drivers/operators per application. The application requires the make, model and vehicle identification numbers of the cars being tested.
The company found that early 50% of consumers planning to buy a car in the next 12 months value connected car features, especially by for luxury cars buyers such as Audi. The Audi A3 comes with 4 LTE connections from AT&T, it also features cell phone signal boosting.
This week has been a very news worthy week in the connected car space. News stories included the first deployment of 4G LTE in US cars, trade shows, a new research center and liability issues.
The Los Angeles Auto Show announced the board members and director of this year’s Connected Car Expo (CCE). There is a new conference director and support from people from Aeris Communications, AT&T, Ford, Google, MERA, Pandora and Strategy Analytics.
The Connected Car Expo will be held in conjunction with the LA Auto Show Press Days November 18, 19 and 20. A new feature will be the Connected City Summit, which will address how technology is transforming transportation and safety to infrastructure in cities.
The conference director and advisory board will be help shape the connected car and city events.