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Near Field Communications [NFC] Enabled Key For Car Released

Near Field Communications [NFC] Enabled Key For Car Released

NXP Semiconductors NV has just announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys and it can do more than just open your car doors, packs NFC (Near Field Communications) technology that allows it to connect to NFC-compliant devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. KEyLink allows NFC-compliant mobile devices to edit and view data stored on a car key and opens many new use cases and can be deployed in five new driver-friendly applications, including Car Finder, Route Planner, Car Status and Service Data Management, Car Status and Service Data Management and Car Personalization…………..

By On June 26, 2011 Respond
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Volkswagen Develops Temporary Auto Pilot

Volkswagen Develops Temporary Auto Pilot

Volkswagen has developed a new temporary autopilot system for cars called TAP, which Volkswagen describes as a semi automatic driving mode that will drive your car at the speed you have selected and also keep you at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, system is capable of reducing the vehicles speed before a bend, and is also designed to maintain the cars central position within the lane markers. Another capability of this system is observing lane rules and speed limits and also it’s a semi-automatic system so you need to continually monitor the car, but you really shouldn’t be napping while the car is flying down the highway at 75MPH……….

By On June 24, 2011 Respond
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Hyundai Elantra GLS 2011 Model Review

Hyundai Elantra GLS 2011 Model Review

Hyundai Elantra GLS may not be the fastest, greenest, or highest-tech car in its class, but the 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS has possibly the best balance of those attributes at a great value. This car is fit and finish, the attractive styling, the nimble handling, and the great cabin tech packag can attract your first impressions. I got an overview from hyundaiusa, so check this out bellow from my eyes.

By On June 12, 2011 Respond
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Google Builds Largest EV Charging Network

Google Builds Largest EV Charging Network

Google says it has largest corporate EV charging network in the US with some 200 chargers currently in place, plus an extra 250 that are on the way and Google has purchased some extra Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs, this Gfleet will eventually expand to include a total of 30 EVs, which explains the expansion of its ChargePoint Network. The company hopes this initiative will encourage more people to purchase EVs, and estimates that it’ll eventually save a total of 5,400 tonnes of CO2 per year and the equivalent to removing about 2,000 cars from the road…………

By On June 11, 2011 Respond
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Ford EcoBoost The Smallest Engine

Ford EcoBoost The Smallest Engine

Ford’s been taking advantage of its EcoBoost forced-induction technology to downsize engines across its line and just announced the smallest engine it’s ever built: a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. Besides the obvious fuel savings from its lower displacement, Ford’s new tiny terror packs in all sorts of economy-boosting technologies and this engine will be the smallest engine in Ford’s portfolio, and it will find its way under the hood of vehicles across the globe………..

By On June 4, 2011 Respond
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HomePlug GP Networking Specification

HomePlug GP Networking Specification

BMW, Porsche, others announce support for HomePlug’s EV networking spec and the networking specification would allow electric car owners to link their plug-ins to the Smart Grid via the same ports used to charge their batteries, opening up new, Powerline-based possibilities. This means that in the future electric-car owners will be able to easily manage and monitor their cars’ power consumption and you can use the same IP network as other devices in the home………..

By On June 3, 2011 Respond
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Toyota Recalls Older Prius Models In U.S

Toyota Recalls Older Prius Models In U.S

Toyota recalls 52,000 original Prius models for steering fix and don’t turn the steering wheel too hard if you own a 2001 through 2003 Toyota Prius because you could loosen the nuts in the steering gear box according to a volunteer safety recall announced for the first hybrids to hit the United States………….

By On June 2, 2011 Respond
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Mercedes-Benz 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz has officially released all the details and high-res photos of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which will go on sale in the United States in fall of 2011 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster comes from the 6.3L V8 front-mid engine making 563-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission and a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones and there is some photos of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster lacked………..

By On June 2, 2011 Respond
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Pioneers AppRadio Smartphone Connected Receiver

Pioneers AppRadio Smartphone Connected Receiver

Pioneer unveils its AppRadio, integrates iOS into your automobile and it features an 800 x 400 6.1-inch multitouch capacitive display, Bluetooth connectivity and it also teams up with your iPhone or iPod touch (running iOS 4.2) via a 30-pin connector and Pioneer’s AppRadio app………

By On May 26, 2011 Respond
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Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

The Swedish manufacturer is working with Belgian technology firm Flanders’ Drive to develop technology that would allow electric vehicles to be charged without the need for cables or power sockets and the battery is refilled wirelessly via charging plate in the road surface. As soon as drivers pull into their garage or parking spot, a charging plate that’s embedded in the ground can start the process and the system is based on inductive charging, the same process that provides juice to your electric toothbrush, a magnetic field transfers power to the car…………

By On May 23, 2011 Respond
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Grace One E-Motorbike

Grace One E-Motorbike

Grace One electric bicycle is ready for purchase and bank accounts are still preparing, but still the stacked projector headlamps remain in their aluminum housing in front of the bars. They’re a hint at the high-tech nature of this bike, which features integrated Li-ion batteries that charge in about an hour and spin a hub-mounted motor in the rear wheel for giving you a top speed of 30MPH and a range of up to 31 miles……..

By On May 22, 2011 Respond
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Google And Ford Prediction API

Google And Ford Prediction API

Google’s Prediction API lets Fords learn all about you, tell you where to go and there aren’t many details available for now but Ford was quick to stress that the Google Prediction API will be an option in its cars, not a basic feature and also any information collected will be encrypted. Ford partnering with Google is a head-scratching presenter because it seemed as if the car and light truck giant had already hitched a ride with Microsoft as its tech partner and this new technology can determine whether a weekday morning start-up is going to be a long workday commute or if a Sunday afternoon run is just a few blocks to church…………

By On May 15, 2011 Respond
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Lexus Hybrid is Based On The Toyota Prius Hybrid

Lexus Hybrid is Based On The Toyota Prius Hybrid

After having only one model of the Toyota Prius since it was introduced as a 2001 model, the company is finally making use of the Prius hybrid platform for other models. At $45,700 with all-wheel drive, the Lexus RX 450h is an expensive way to save money. A CT 200h tuned up by Gazoo Racing will compete in the Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy, a six hour endurance race.

By On May 14, 2011 Respond
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Jaguar C-X75 Upcoming  Hybrid, Minus the turbines production in 2013

Jaguar C-X75 Upcoming Hybrid, Minus the turbines production in 2013

Jaguar’s C-X75 concept was the most stunning car unveiled at the 2010 Paris motor show. Jaguar has announced that they will be working with Williams F1 on the creation of the car, which is set to launch in 2013. In addition to making a fast car with sleek looks to match, Jaguar hasn’t turned a blind eye to the environment either stating that it will be an eco-friendly hybrid vehicle. It boasted a hybrid power train, mixing electric motors and microturbines that would make it go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Now Jaguar says it will build a limited production run of 250 vehicles.

By On May 8, 2011 1 Response
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Nissan NV200 Van

Nissan NV200 Van

Nissan NV200 van named NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow, Travis Bickle cringes and the four-passenger van is slated to hit New York’s streets in late 2013, after which it will be gradually phased in on a more widespread basis.With a manufacturer suggested retail price of around $29,000, the commodious NV200 boasts a 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, transparent roof panel, driver navigation system, overhead reading lights and a mobile charging unit and replete with a 12V outlet and two USB ports and also Nissan placed an emphasis on passenger and pedestrian safety with front and rear-seat curtain airbags, standard traction control and an external lighting system designed to alert others when the NV200′s doors are opening……….

By On May 6, 2011 Respond
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