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Volvo says it will be ‘fully electric’ by 2030 and move car sales online

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“In order to meet its target, the company will look to remove cars with internal combustion engines — including hybrids — from its global offering by the end of the decade. The Chinese-owned automotive giant launched its first all-electric car last year. In the mid-term, it wants half of global sales to be fully electric by 2025, with hybrids accounting …

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Bus Project Finds a Way Around China’s Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them

“The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below. Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could interact safely with other vehicles.” See More . . . Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-elevated-bus.html?_r=0By: EMILY FENG – The New York Times

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Hyundai to develop fully autonomous cars by 2030

“Hyundai Motor Group said that it is focusing Kia’s R&D resources on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The new technologies will join the suite of technologies already offered by Kia on its latest production vehicles in many of its global markets, including the Sorento and the soon-to-be-launched all-new Optima and Sportage.” See More . . . Source: …

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The Future of Transportation – Frictionless Vehicles and Binary Power Will Define Transportation

“The flying car era will really begin around 2015 with flying drones. Flying drones will be used by FedEx and UPS to deliver packages, Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas, and Kroger and Safeway to deliver groceries. But beyond that, drones will enable homes to be taken off the grid with delivery of water and electricity (changing out batteries for the …

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Automakers vow to put the brakes on rear-end collisions

“Friday’s announcement brings the rapidly changing auto industry one step closer to self-driving vehicles. Many cars are already available with automated features, including cruise control that speeds and slows with traffic, lane departure alerts with steering assistance and high beams that switch on in the absence of oncoming cars.” See More . . . Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-iihs-nhtsa-automatic-braking-20150911-story.htmlBy: Jerry Hirsch

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How Driverless Cars Could Impact Real Estate

“Driverless cars could affect everything from where gas stations are placed to how much parking is needed for a given property, Partner Engineering and Science’s president Joe Derhake said in his presentation “Disruptive Technologies: Risks and Opportunities of Changing CRE Demands” during RealShare National Investment & Finance here yesterday. The presentation dealt with how emerging market trends and advancements in …

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The Future of Transportation is Now: FDOT Highlight, District Seven Secretary Paul Steinman

“District Secretary Paul Steinman is no stranger to taking on challenges and embracing technological advancements. Autonomous and connected vehicles provide a perfect outlet to explore how innovation can increase safety and reduce congestion on Florida’s highways.” See More . . . Source: http://www.automatedfl.com/the-future-of-transportation-is-now-meet-district-seven-secretary-paul-steinman/By: Florida Automated Vehicles

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Tampa all ready to synchonize its traffic lights

“The MPO went to the Florida Department of Transportation seeking funding for the project. The state DOT will provide 80 percent, using federal funding for the software system, fiber optics and other equipment, with Tampa contributing 20 percent. . . . . In the past, the same pot of federal funding has been used to widen Bruce B. Downs Boulevard …

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USF may test Tampa’s highway of the future

“In order to develop and test a highway of the future in Tampa, the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has applied for a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant that would allow the expressway authority to transform about a mile of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway into a connected highway system. ” See More . . . Source: http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/863796/USF-may-test-Tampas-highway-of-the-futurBy: The Oracle (USF) …

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The age of the connected car will bring new safety, comfort — and threats

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/age-connected-car-will-bring-new-safety-comfort-threats-6C10736133

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