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Continental’s “dynamic eHorizon” Saves Fuel by Seeing What’s Down the Road

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Someday soon, passenger vehicles will use technology to see far down the road. And that vision of the future is already here for fleet operators using Scania trucks that currently employ a technology called electronic horizon, or eHorizon, to save fuel and reduce emissions as well as accidents.

At the 2015 CES next month, automotive supplier Continental will show how its enhanced version of the technology can be applied to cars. “In principle, eHorizon uses map data to give vehicle electronics a glimpse into the future,” said Helmut Matschi, a member of Continental’s executive board and head of its Interior Division. “This allows the vehicle to adjust to the upcoming route early on and actively reduce consumption.”

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Third Time’s the Charm for Ford Sync 3?

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Ford Sync was a groundbreaking technology when it was introduced in 2007, and for several reasons. It was the first infotainment system that was largely software-based, meaning it could be easily updated and allowed owners to add new features after … [Continue reading]

Rinspeed “Budii” Concept Shares Driving Between Robots and Humans

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Concept cars can act as a litmus test for the future automobiles And few designers do concepts – or at least a vision of the future of personal transportation through a technology lens – better than Frank M. Rinderknecht. His company Rinspeed … [Continue reading]

Making Robot Cars More Human

To better avoid accidents, autonomous cars can do things that human drivers can't. Their eyes—or rather sensors and software—never leave the road to change a radio station or glance over at a passenger. They can see through fog or other inclement … [Continue reading]

Content Aggregation Comes to Cars

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The first wave of automotive infotainment apps has attempted to replicate the portable device experience in the dashboard. With that came popular apps for streaming music such as Pandora and Spotify, and local search such as Google and Yelp. But … [Continue reading]