Volvo Cars and Ericsson develop intelligent media streaming for self-driving cars
4 January, 2016. Volvo is developing intelligent, high bandwidth, streaming capabilities with its technology partner, Ericsson, that will ensure drivers and passengers get the most out of their time travelling in an autonomous Volvo. Utilising Ericsson’s network and cloud expertise, Volvo Cars’ aim is to deliver a high quality, interruption-free experience in its cars whilst on the move.


Toyota is Developing a New Map Generation System for Automated Driving
22 December, 2015. To aid the safe implementation of automated driving, Toyota is developing a high-precision map generation system that will use data from on-board cameras and GPS devices installed in production vehicles. The information gathered by vehicles is sent to data centers, where it is automatically pieced together, corrected and updated to generate high precision road maps that cover a wide area.


HERE and the Netherlands evaluate 4G/LTE-based C-ITS road messaging system
25 November, 2015. HERE and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment are together evaluating the deployment of a cellular network-based C-ITS for improving road safety and reducing congestion in the Netherlands. The evaluation uses standard commercial 3G and 4G/LTE cellular networks as well as location cloud technology and data analytics from HERE to connect smartphones and other devices, road infrastructure and traffic management centers.


The Car Connectivity Consortium and ETSI Sign Cooperation Agreement
18 November, 2015. The Car Connectivity Consortium and ETSI sign cooperation agreement in which ETSI will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is an OS- and OEM-agnostic technology for car-smartphone connectivity.


ITU World Radiocommunication Conference approves spectrum for automotive radar at 79 GHz
17 November, 2015. Radio-frequency spectrum needed for the operation of short-range high-resolution automotive radar has been allocated in the 79 GHz frequency band at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15). It provides a globally harmonized regulatory framework for automotive radar to prevent collisions, which will improve vehicular safety and reduce traffic accidents.

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