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29 May, 2014

John Day Volvo wants to study the potential for electric roads able to charge city buses. Working with the Swedish Transport Administration and the City of Gothenburg it will propose building a 300- to 500-meter road section equipped with inductive wireless charge technology and developing vehicles that will automatically charge their batteries when passing the section. The potential benefit is quieter and … Read More

Extreme Tech blog, solar panels, City of Gothenburg, Volvo, Ziff Davis Media, Solar Roadways, Swedish Transport Administration

4 Mar, 2014

John Day   Good news from Apple this week for those with Lightning-enabled iPhones (iPhone 5s, 5c and 5) who are planning to buy a new car later this year. The company says its CarPlay in-vehicle infotainment alternative “gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.” Automakers expected to offer CarPlay include … Read More

Suzuki, Subaru, Nissan, BMW Group, Ferrari, Nvidia, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Siri, Apple CarPlay, General Motors, Kia, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, MirrorLink, Mitsubishi, Frost & Sullivan, iPhone, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Volvo

22 May, 2013

John Day   Telematics Update has published its Automotive HMI Report 2013, containing an analysis of human-machine interface (HMI) features by vehicle segment and an overview of “best in market” HMI designs, including those from automakers such as BMW, Audi, Ford, and General Motors. The report includes insights from more than 40 HMI experts from firms such as Continental, DENSO, Fiat, Garmin, GM, Harman, … Read More

University of Warwick, Telematics Update, Automotive HMI Report, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), Nokia, Tata, Telecommunication Systems Inc., Audi, GM, DENSO, Harman, Fiat, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Jaguar Land Rover, Garmin, Ford, General Motors, Visteon, Volvo

29 Apr, 2013

John Day   Volvo says that beginning this summer, European leasing customers will be able to drive and evaluate an upgraded demo fleet of Volvo C30 fully electric cars. Developed in partnership with Siemens, the cars boast a peak power output of 89 kW (120 hp) and a torque of 250 Nm. They can go from 0-70 km/h in 5.9 seconds. The cars are also equipped with a 22 kW fast-charger that Volvo says is the world’s … Read More

electric cars, fast-charging system, C30 electric fleet, Siemens, Volvo

18 Sep, 2012

John Day   Volvo hopes to take a leadership position in autonomous driving. “Our present systems for auto braking, lane keeping aid and adaptive cruise control could be described as the first steps towards autonomous driving,” says Marcus Rothoff, Volvo’s product attribute manager, driver assistance. “Now, we are moving towards technologies with a higher degree of autonomous driving in normal traffic situations.” Volvo’s … Read More

auto braking, autonomous driving, Volvo, lane keeping, SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project

20 Dec, 2011

John Day You may have heard, and if not you can read it here http://johndayautomotivelectronics.com/?p=8336, that Mentor Graphics and Mecel AB (www.mecel.se), a Delphi subsidiary, teamed up to build a complete solution for the design, configuration, generation, and implementation of AUTOSAR Basic Software (BSW) Versions 4.0.2 and 4.0.3. “The automotive industry is moving quickly from AUTOSAR 3 to AUTOSAR 4, … Read More

Volvo, Volcano VSI, VSTAR, Delphi, AUTOSAR 4.x, VSx AUTOSAR tool chain, Serge Leef, Volcano VSA, Mecel, Mentor Graphics

13 Jan, 2011

John Day At the Detroit Auto Show this week I had the chance to speak with Lennart Stegland, president of Volvo Cars Special Vehicles, about the C30 battery electric vehicle (BEV) that Volvo has been working on for the better part of two years. Step one, logically enough, was a needs assessment, followed closely by an evaluation of prospective development partners. Some big-name automotive suppliers failed to … Read More

Detroit Auto Show, Ener1, battery electric vehicle, Volvo, Volvo C30, EnerDel, Lennart Stegland

11 Mar, 2010

John Day Do you ever watch the credits at the end of a movie? When you see all those names and titles for jobs that might not mean much to those outside the business, it’s evidence that filmmaking is a complex undertaking and a highly collaborative effort. Kind of like cars. Those thoughts came to mind when Volvo announced its new S60. The list of electrical and electronic features in the vehicle seemed to … Read More

S60, Rollover Protection, Sensor Fusion, Delphi, Driver Alert Control, Blind Spot Information, Volvo, Mobileye, Pedestrian Detection, Full Auto Brake, Lane Departure Warning

24 Sep, 2009

John Day Is it just me or is it a law of nature? I’m at an otherwise empty intersection waiting for the red light to turn green, thinking about the gas I’m wasting, but nothing happens until another vehicle on the cross street reaches the intersection. THEN the light turns green. I can go and let the other driver think about the gas he or she is wasting – unless they are driving a hybrid, in which the engine … Read More

Toyota, Stop-Start Systems, Valeo, CO2 Emissions, Volvo, Mini, PSA Peugeot Citroën, DENSO

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