Searching for V2V’s hidden data

post 5If vehicles eventually talk to each other and to infrastructure stations as expected, there’s going to be a ton of data about traffic and road conditions. Information technology and automotive companies feel that some of this information has a lot of potential value, though what exactly it’s good for remains uncertain.

It’s widely predicted that vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure (V2X) technology will be required on all vehicles due to its significant role in improving safety. If that occurs, all vehicles will eventually transmit their speed, direction, and other information. These transmissions are mainly for safety, but the wealth of real-time information will undoubtedly be useful for something else.

“There’s real value in accumulating data at intersections and on the freeway,” said Hideki Hada of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing’s Integrated Vehicle Systems Dept. “You can collect billions of pieces of data for things like real-time traffic information. Somebody will make good money by aggregating data.”

However, cellular signals are already being used for real-time traffic information. That concept will undoubtedly improve vastly in the years it will take before a large percentage of vehicles have V2X transmitters. Still, IT companies are

Flexible, modular robo-EV

post 4Four years ago, when Germany announced that it planned to put 1 million electric cars on the nation’s autobahns and roads by 2020, government ministers turned to the public-private R&D partnership DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, to develop a road platform to support e-mobility and autonomous driving experiments.

“When we saw the government’s ambitious e-mobility plan,” recalled Frank Kirchner, Director of the DFKI’s Robotics Innovation Center and chairman of theUniversity of Bremen’s robotics department, “we said to ourselves, ‘this is nothing new to us; after all, we build autonomous robots that move around on electric power. So an autonomous electric car is just a big robot to us.’” We took a chance and submitted a research proposal that we had literally scribbled down on a napkin.”

The robotic center’s team, which called their proposed car EO—Latin for “I go” (or “to there”)—received a $1.7-million grant for a 15-month program to develop their electric smart microcar. “The EO proof-of-concept vehicle turned out to be enough to convince the funding organization to provide another half-million Euros” to build a working prototype, the EO2, which was completed

Can ads help in vehicle-to-vehicle rollout?

post 3During the long development of vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure communications, collectively referred to as V2X, design teams looked at many ways to cover costs by using the signals for other tasks. But the long wait for a government mandate requiring V2X has reduced the options, leaving advertising as one of the few potential ways to impact costs.

A U.S. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) study predicted that V2V equipment and supporting communications functions such as security management would cost approximately $341 to $350 per vehicle in 2020. Whether the safety benefits offset these costs is one of many questions facing the agency as it nears a decision in 2016 on whether or not to require V2X on all vehicles.

The automakers who may have to design these modules into vehicles are exploring ways to use the technology in different ways to amortize costs. The main role of 5.9-GHz dedicated short range communications (DSRC), the U.S. technology for V2X, is to send signals that will alert vehicles that another car is a potential threat.

Even though a mandate would put V2X on par with seat belts and airbags, strategists have explored ways to amortize or reduce

Know the Matters and Get the Best Benefits from Automotive Batteries

Automobiles need batteries to get electric energy,and for this purpose, automotive batteries were invented. These batteries are rechargeable and small in size, so that they can be set up in automobiles very easily. Especially, an SLI battery is regarded as an automotive battery. SLI means, Starting, Lightning and Ignition. The work of an SLI battery is to supply energy to the starter motor, the lights and the ignition system of an automobile.
Six galvanic cells are used to make these batteries and they are usually lead acid type. At full charge, an automotive battery provides 12.6 volts. One single SLI battery is enough for a small vehicle. But heavy vehicles like highway trucks, tractors etc. that have diesel engines use more than one battery.These batteries are recyclable, for this reason, they are environment friendly too. And through this process, every year a huge number of batteries are produced. There are usually four types of automotive batteries. They are described below shortly:
Flooded Cell Type: These types ofautomotive batteriesare inexpensive and long lasting. But, they require a lot of maintenance and care. But, they can be leaked or spilled at any moment.
Valve Regulated Lead Acid: They are the

AutoPortal on Tata Zica officially revealed: Engine, Specifications, Features

In the past few months the Tata Motors India Limited has launched or announced a number of vehicles for the Indian market. The launching of the hatchbacks the Nano GenX and the Bolt, the compact sedan Zest and the SUV Safari Storme Facelift has helped the company to improve its business slightly. The TMIL believes that the hatchback Zica and the sedan code named Kite slated for early 2015 launches will bring good fortune to the company.

The Zica Development

The TML has been developing the ‘Kite’ twins to replace the aging hatchback Indica eV2 and the sedan Indigo eCS for the last few months. The hatchback is ready now and is named the Zica the ‘Zippy Car’. The Zica will be placed between the Nano and the Bolt. The Zica is expected to be launched in February 2016 during the Indian auto show.

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Tata Zica

Variants and prices

The TML has revealed the specifications of the Zica on 5th December. The hatchback is expected to have petrol and diesel variants with 5-speed manual transmission. The AMT versions are expected

Lamborghini – Most expensive cars in the world – Highest price – Auto portal.com reviews

The birth

Lamborghini is an Italian automobile top star which was launched during 1962-63, with a vast back history, when the entire world was fighting the World War II. Lamborghini was the brainchild of Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini, who had faced many ups and downs all along his journey, to launch this present day luxurious car, The Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Lamborghini was basically a luxury SUV body-styled vehicle, designed opposite to the racing expertise, the Ferrari. The 350 GT and 400 GT 2- seater were the very first models launched by the Automobili Lamborghini during 1964 and from there, there is no turn back for this monstrous car manufacturer with its top launch of Advanced Lamborghini Miura. Presently Lamborghini was owned by the Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen group from 1998 onwards. You can also check out the Hyundai Cars in India, Prices, Reviews, Images, Models.

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On a due course, Lamborghini had developed an enormous international interest for its stylish, unique astounding body structure with aggressiveness, originality, class and elegance, and the enthusiasm among the crowd buyer sky-rocked all across the world despite setbacks from the World oil-crises. After the launch of

Do You Know Why Your Car Wont Start

If you turn the car key and your car won’t start, don’t give up. Starting problems can be very frustrating because there are so many things under the hood that can keep a car from starting. Before you call for a tow, try these simple tricks to get your car started again.

Check the Battery

A discharged or dead battery is one of the possible reasons for a car not to start. If the battery is low, try starting the engine with another battery or a charger.

Key Won’t Turn in the Ignition

This often happens when the steering is locked by the ignition lock with the front wheels turned aside or when one of the front wheels is pushed against something. In this case, try turning the steering wheel left and right while gently jiggling the ignition key – this might help to release the steering lock.

Check the Fuel

Check if you have fuel in the tank. Fuel injected cars are very sensitive to proper fuel pressure. If the pressure is off, even by a few pounds, it will cause noticeable performance problems, or a no-start condition. To check for proper fuel pressure, use a test gauge to make sure you have sufficient fuel

Cartelligent VS DealerPinch

It is an inevitable fact that at some point in time during your life you will need to endure the grueling process of purchasing a new car. Unfortunately, most car buyers learn early on that this process can induce many kinds of stress. This stress comes from the deep-rooted feeling that you may be ripped off while trying to find the best price. Luckily, there are many tools online that allow buyers to view and compare prices, thereby removing the anxiety of bargaining with multiple dealerships. As we move into a more technology driven world, it has become easier and easier to purchase a car online. The catch is finding which company fits the kind of experience you are looking for. Two of these companies allow potential buyers to do everything completely online. These companies are Cartelligent.com and DealerPinch.com.

The online company Cartelligent.com offers an easy car buying process that is solely online. Cartelligent.com clients begin their process by going online or calling in to Cartelligent.com’s car-buying experts. They offer free advice for anyone who is wanting to purchase a new car. Once you begin, you keep the same point of contact throughout the entire process. Through the interaction with your