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Lexus, Telstra trialling V2X communications in Victoria

Lexus and Telstra are teaming up for a two-year connected vehicle trial in Victoria, as they seek to explore how the technology could help lower the road toll. The tests will see a pair of tweaked Lexus RX 450h SUVs communicating with each other through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) tech, and infrastructure using vehicle-to-X (V2X)...

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Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut
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Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut

Chinese brand Wey has revealed its latest creation – the X – an autonomous electric SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing motor show. While full details are yet to be revealed, the company has confirmed the X features artificial intelligence (AI) along with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies...


Audi to launch integrated toll devices in the US
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Audi to launch integrated toll devices in the US

Audi has revealed it will roll out integrated toll collection devices in its US-market models later this year, allowing drivers to pass toll points without the need for an additional device. The technology is built into the rear-view mirror, and can be controlled via the infotainment system...


Two Australian companies helping drive the global autonomous revolution
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Two Australian companies helping drive the global autonomous revolution

Holden might have officially shut the door on locally-built cars with the Elizabeth Plant closure, but Australia is still playing a role in shaping the cars of the future. As self-driving technology continues to advance, a number of small Australian companies have attracted the attention of big manufacturers by being the best in their field, be it vision or connected vehicle technology...


Australians burn $1.3 billion in petrol each year... just looking for parking
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Australians burn $1.3 billion in petrol each year... just looking for parking

New research shows that Australians are spending a lot of time and money in search of a parking space, and HERE Technologies believes that connected cars will help curb the problem. A survey of more than 1000 people found that Australians spend, on average, 14 hours per year looking for that elusive perfect parking space...


Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview
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Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview

The Australian arm of technology specialist and automotive supplier Bosch has this week released a new video highlighting the features of its latest Highly Automated Driving (HAD) vehicle...


Melbourne's Eastlink preparing tech upgrades for autonomous driving by 2018, tests planned
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Melbourne's Eastlink preparing tech upgrades for autonomous driving by 2018, tests planned

A trial of autonomous driving technology will be carried out on Melbourne's tolled Eastlink motorway from the second half of 2017, the Victorian state government has confirmed. The news follows confirmation just days ago that Victoria's Andrews Labor Government would also carry out autonomous technology tests on the Monash-Citylink-Tullamarine corridor...


No, a driverless Mercedes will not plow into a family to save you
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No, a driverless Mercedes will not plow into a family to save you

No surprise, reports this week that a Mercedes-Benz executive had declared the company's future autonomous cars would prioritise the lives of occupants over those of bystanders, quickly elicited cries of "a-ha, I knew it!" from all corners of the internet. It started with a report in America's Car & Driver, which quoted - and nothing is as sure as a direct quote - Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems manager Christoph von Hugo...


Audi's secret 70-strong 'car-to-x' fleet collects over six billion data points in one year
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Audi's secret 70-strong 'car-to-x' fleet collects over six billion data points in one year

In a bid to build a self-learning database of road and vehicle data, Audi has been using employees to collect over 400Gb of data across 70 vehicles in a bid to push autonomous driving even further. Audi's car-to-x test car fleet logs data from real-world conditions by strapping data-logging transceivers to a fleet of 70 vehicles driven by employees across Europe (a mix of Q7, A4 and A5)...


Audi's new V2I system will plan for the next green light
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Audi's new V2I system will plan for the next green light

Audi has taken the first steps to make connected vehicles a reality, announcing its first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service in the US, which communicates when traffic lights are turning green. The German company has already demonstrated the technology in Europe, but this latest step marks its first move into the wider global market...


NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks
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NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks

The New South Wales government has announced a trial of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology to tackle increasing congestion on Sydney’s roads. Transport for NSW says that by reducing the number of times trucks stop at traffic lights, the connected vehicle technology should improve travel time at over 100 intersections across Sydney, which will result in smoother and faster commuting for motorists...


Australia’s Cohda announces V2X-Radar for driverless cars: Can ‘see’ around corners, unaffected by weather
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Australia’s Cohda announces V2X-Radar for driverless cars: Can ‘see’ around corners, unaffected by weather

Australian technology company Cohda Wireless will use this week’s International Driverless Car Conference in Adelaide to demonstrate its advanced new V2X-Radar system, the company has confirmed. V2X, or ‘vehicle-to-everything’ is the catch-all term for systems that utilise vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technologies, which will play a crucial role in allowing autonomous vehicles of the future to ‘see’ their surroundings...


Toyota Crown facelift debuts car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure tech
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Toyota Crown facelift debuts car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure tech

Alongside the usual raft of cosmetic and equipment upgrades, the latest edition of the Toyota Crown debuts new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety systems. The Japanese giant claims that the Crown is the first mass produced car to make use of the the country’s ITS (intelligent transport systems) setup...