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FCA Unveils New-Generation Uconnect Digital Platform

Currently available on more than 80% of FCA’s North American applications, Uconnect 5 will bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to 100% of FCA’s North American offerings.

Volkswagen JV to Advance Connected-Vehicle Tech

The JV, owned 51% by VW and 49% by Aeris, will focus on Volkswagen-brand vehicles in North America, starting with the launch of the next-generation Car-Net in most ’20-model-year vehicles.


Electrified Vehicles Overtaxed, Report Says

The fees assessed against battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have more than compensated for any losses in gasoline taxes, the report says.

Rheinmetall Automotive JV Supplying Mobile Communications Market

Through its Chinese joint venture HASCO KSPG Nonferrous Components, founded in 2001, Rheinmetall Automotive has been awarded a contract to manufacture and assemble aluminum housings for the 5G communications network.

System Detects Cellphone Use, Smoking While Driving

DriverSense cameras and sensors analyze the driver’s facial features to detect signs of drowsiness and distraction. The latest update extends beyond the driver’s physical attributes to recognize driver actions such as smoking and cellphone use.

Truck Platooning Demonstration a Success, Hyundai Says

The vehicle-to-vehicle system applied to both trucks showcased how real-time information sharing between platooning vehicles can improve control over acceleration and deceleration and can incorporate advanced driver-assistance system information.

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