http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/06/us-microsoft-ceo-idUSBRE9A500A20131106 The short list of potential candidates to succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO has narrowed to a favored few contenders. According…
Tesla scores another influential Apple exec, this time to lead new vehicles.
Cheap, abundant natural gas is changing the game for energy in the U.S., and that means a renewed push for natural gas cars.
The Ford Motor Company, which will typically spend up to $100 million on a TV-rich ad campaign when it launches a new car, is creating its own original reality competition series on Yahoo to spark interest in its new Focus Electric model.
The federal gas tax is not at its lowest level in history. But it’s really, really close when you adjust for inflation. And that comparable low rate stands as one of the big reasons it should be hiked.
Startup Streetline, which uses wireless sensors and cell phones to find parking spots for drivers, announced it has raised $15 million from Fontinalis Partners, the investment fund from former Ford CEO Bill Ford, as well as RockPort Capital Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.
One of the most basic requirements for adoption of electric vehicles is having a place to plug in. According to Ford, which released its list of top 25 cities for EVs, paving the way for an influx of EVs means going far beyond charge point installations.
Ford is turning to a new tech to reduce the weight of its cars and improve fuel efficiency: tiny bubbles. Ford says it is trialling a technology out of the labs of MIT, now owned by Trexel, called MuCell, which injects micro bubbles into plastic components.
A pilot project at a Ford factory combines solar PV, a block of energy storage, a dynamic management system and a handful of electric car batteries — think about it as the triple play for clean power. Courtesy of DTE Energy and energy storage startup Xteme Power.
Ford today announced a new mobile app to help drivers remotely manage energy consumption in the automaker’s upcoming Ford Focus Electric vehicle. The software can schedule and monitor the recharge process, and plan intelligent driving routes with recharging stations along the way.
Ford and partner Azure Dynamics announced this morning that they have started production and deliveries of the Transit Connect Electric work van — the first of five electric vehicles from Ford — to customers in North America and the U.K.
Volvo’s all-electric vehicle, the C30, has been hitting the streets of California this week, under going test drives during the LA Auto Show, and being tested in fleets in California starting next week.
There’s no question that the broadband connected car will be a massive market opportunity. But there’s two diverging scenarios, one dominated by embedded computing in the vehicle, the other is led by cell phones. At Mobilize, Ford says it will embrace the cell phone.
Ford’s exec in charge of connected services, Edward Pleet, told us at our Green:Net event that in terms of its Sync platform, “the sky is the limit.” Expect thousands of applications, providing various services to Ford customers someday, similar to a platform like Apple has.
Ford is creating a new mobile application developer network to partner with developers and entice them to use functionality to support Sync AppLink. By adding a vehicle interface to smartphone apps, mobile software programmers could benefit from greater demand for their software.
Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford weighed in today on efforts to go beyond electric vehicles, as well as Ford’s future as a mobility provider, the challenge from China and why he thinks biofuels still have legs.
With today’s agreement to purchase QNX Software Solutions, Research In Motion continues to look beyond the smartphone, as the connected car market begins to rev up. Consumers are already adopting these products in vehicles and RIM is preparing to ride along.
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As the world moves to fourth generation wireless networks, lawyers for chip firms, handset makers and other technology firms are moving into their bargaining positions.