vehicle-to-grid-v2g

What does the Toyota-Mazda partnership mean for shoppers?
What does the Toyota-Mazda partnership mean for shoppers?

Last Thursday, we reported on a rumored partnership between Toyota and Mazda involving a shared plant and collaboration on electric vehicles. The following day, Toyota confirmed that the rumors were true and provided additional details about the tie-up, including: 1. Plans for a joint manufacturing...Read More»

Cadillac's Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications technology
Awkward: Cadillac launches vehicle-to-vehicle tech as Wikileaks shares docs on CIA car snooping

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems are a Very Big Deal that few people are talking about. This week, Cadillac tried to change that by announcing the roll-out of V2V technology on new models. Unfortunately, the timing of Cadillac's news was a little awkward. A recap When we think of major...Read More»

Audi traffic light information
Audis can now talk to traffic lights (Well, kinda. In some cities.)

Autonomous cars are cool, but they'll be far cooler when they're able to interact with their environments. Such vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications systems promise to revolutionize the auto industry, improve the flow of traffic, and dramatically reduce roadway crashes and deaths...Read More»

BMW's EnLighten app
BMW's EnLighten App Tells You How To Time Stop Lights (And Helps Launch The V2G Revolution)

If you live in a city long enough, you get to understand its traffic lights. Some places, they're synchronized, so when your light turns green, you know how fast you can drive and hit the next one without slowing down. When it works right, it's a thing of beauty. BMW has now made the light-timing...Read More»

Anti-Scientology Protest, February 10, 2008 (by Flickr user Strevo)
Should You Worry About Your Car Being Hacked? Yes & No

Yesterday, the internet was ablaze with talk of hackers. Why? Because Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) released a report on potential security loopholes in our cars' onboard computers, based on data provided by 16 automakers. Should you worry about your own car being hacked? Yes and no. ALSO SEE: Six...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) program
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology, On The Road In Germany

Last week, Dykema released results from its 2012 Automotive Institute Survey, which polled 100 auto executives about their thoughts on the industry's future. Among the most interesting findings was the fact that respondents seemed more interested in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology --...Read More»

City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]
What Keeps Auto Industry Execs Up At Night?

America's auto market is on the road to recovery, but before sales return to pre-recession levels, the auto industry still has to dodge a few potholes. What might those be? To find out, you could ask economists, or dealers, or even consumers. But the Dykema Automotive Institute went straight to the...Read More»

Audi TTS "Shelley" Autonomous Car
Study: Self-Driving Cars Could Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Over the past decade, a number of high-tech tools have arrived to help make driving easier, simpler, and more automated. A new study suggests that the jump from those tools to fully autonomous vehicles could come sooner than we'd thought. The study is called Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution...Read More»

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