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This Ford Evos Concept video shows how your car will use the cloud to personalize your driving experience. From talking with your alarm clock, to checking on what you were watching or listening to on devices in the home - the goal of the future car is to make your ride catered to you.

Some great examples of how the internet of things is impacting the automobile industry.

New Tech Incubator Focuses on Car-Based Apps
Tech entrepreneur Jim Disanto sees the automobile as the next great platform for connectivity. “There are a more than a billion cars in the world,” he said. “Every automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier will tell you that within three years, every car will need connected systems, or you’re not going to be able to sell it.” That, Disanto believes, will spawn a new generation of app developers offering Internet-enabled enhancements to the driving experience.

New Tech Incubator Focuses on Car-Based Apps

Tech entrepreneur Jim Disanto sees the automobile as the next great platform for connectivity. “There are a more than a billion cars in the world,” he said. “Every automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier will tell you that within three years, every car will need connected systems, or you’re not going to be able to sell it.” That, Disanto believes, will spawn a new generation of app developers offering Internet-enabled enhancements to the driving experience.

Why the Future of Transportation Is All About Real-Time Data
In order to tackle urban transportation challenges in cities around the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Research Foundation of Singapore launched a five-year cooperative project in 2009 — Future Urban Mobility (FM) — to look at new models and technology tools aimed at sustainability. The FM team is one of four interdisciplinary research groups that are part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre, or SMART Centre. FM is developing SimMobility, a simulation platform where researchers explore transportation, environmental impacts, energy and land use and the activities of individual travelers in the mix.
Some of the projects of FM include autonomous driving — as in, cars that drive themselves — and simultaneous research is being done in the areas of vehicle-to-vehicle communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication looks at applications for both safety and information retrieval.
Applications are being developed so your car will get information about the location and intentions of vehicles in your vicinity, contributing to the process of autonomous driving. Vehicle-to-infrastructure projects are less safety-related and more focused on traffic operations, including the possibility of your car receiving information from traffic signals regarding data like when an upcoming stoplight will turn green. With this data, you can adjust your speed and slow down without having to stop at the signal, thus reducing stop-and-go traffic movement.

Why the Future of Transportation Is All About Real-Time Data

In order to tackle urban transportation challenges in cities around the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Research Foundation of Singapore launched a five-year cooperative project in 2009 — Future Urban Mobility (FM) — to look at new models and technology tools aimed at sustainability. The FM team is one of four interdisciplinary research groups that are part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre, or SMART Centre. FM is developing SimMobility, a simulation platform where researchers explore transportation, environmental impacts, energy and land use and the activities of individual travelers in the mix.

Some of the projects of FM include autonomous driving — as in, cars that drive themselves — and simultaneous research is being done in the areas of vehicle-to-vehicle communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication looks at applications for both safety and information retrieval.

Applications are being developed so your car will get information about the location and intentions of vehicles in your vicinity, contributing to the process of autonomous driving. Vehicle-to-infrastructure projects are less safety-related and more focused on traffic operations, including the possibility of your car receiving information from traffic signals regarding data like when an upcoming stoplight will turn green. With this data, you can adjust your speed and slow down without having to stop at the signal, thus reducing stop-and-go traffic movement.

Sant Cugat continues to work at the cutting edge of application of new technologies and services and we recognize the transformative impact of new technologies to the management of our city. We work with new technologies and recognize the transformative impact of the nominated solutions to help us meet the current crisis through innovation to improve the quality of services even in times of shrinking budgets.

Sustainable Mobility in Future Cities
Source: This Big City
The exhibition Our Cities, Ourselves commissioned 10 architects to imagine how a specific area of their  cities should be transformed towards 2030, when the global urban  population is expected to be 60 percent. All of the renovation projects  explore how cities would be if they were redesigned for people, not  cars, and follow principles for sustainable mobility drafted by Jan Gehl and the Institute for Transportation and  Development Policy. Most projects seek to create more public space and  introduce alternative transportation to solve pressing issues in the  selected cities.

Sustainable Mobility in Future Cities

Source: This Big City

The exhibition Our Cities, Ourselves commissioned 10 architects to imagine how a specific area of their cities should be transformed towards 2030, when the global urban population is expected to be 60 percent. All of the renovation projects explore how cities would be if they were redesigned for people, not cars, and follow principles for sustainable mobility drafted by Jan Gehl and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Most projects seek to create more public space and introduce alternative transportation to solve pressing issues in the selected cities.

Catch the second (of four) 15-minute segments from our Dec. 9 interactive webcast on the future of the automotive industry and new models of mobility, smarter transportation.

About the Smart Leaders vPanel Series: vPanels are webcam-based interactive webcasts to foster dialogue between thought leaders and viewers. Subscribe to the series to sample past discussions and to be alerted to new ones. And visit Smarter Leaders Mobile on your smartphone for an integrated view of content about next generation leadership from Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and more.

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Trends & Transportation: Younger Generation Prefer Electronics Over Cars - CNBC
Kal Gyimesi IBM Institute for Business Value
Today, a confluence of events is starting to change all that. Industry research indicates that younger people don’t value vehicle ownership like their older (over thirty) brothers and sisters or their parents do. It’s no accident that many of these younger folks are leading an urbanization movement, the exact opposite of the stampede to the suburbs that characterized their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In the city, younger drivers today see cars as an underutilized, expensive and hard to keep asset. Even in suburban and rural areas, young people often have a desire to live environmentally sustainable lives, and increasingly take a dim view of owning gas- or diesel-powered cars.

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Trends & Transportation: Younger Generation Prefer Electronics Over Cars - CNBC

Kal Gyimesi IBM Institute for Business Value

Today, a confluence of events is starting to change all that. Industry research indicates that younger people don’t value vehicle ownership like their older (over thirty) brothers and sisters or their parents do. It’s no accident that many of these younger folks are leading an urbanization movement, the exact opposite of the stampede to the suburbs that characterized their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In the city, younger drivers today see cars as an underutilized, expensive and hard to keep asset. Even in suburban and rural areas, young people often have a desire to live environmentally sustainable lives, and increasingly take a dim view of owning gas- or diesel-powered cars.

Automotive 2.0 vPanel | New Models for Mobility on IBM Global Business Services Livestream Channel

Catch the on demand replay of our latest webcam-based interactive webcast on the new frontier for smarter transportation.

 

In the last 1.0 hundred years mobility was largely about automobile ownership.  The conversation now moves to the role of vehicles in a more complex mobility mix.  How must automakers adapt?

Join us for our next interactive webcam webcast on the IBM Global Business Services Livestream channel:  http://www.livestream.com/newintelligence

Panelists:

Dan Sturges  is an integrated mobility specialist with a background in vehicle /product innovation. He’s worked with leading transportation institutions on hybrid transit/shared personal vehicle systems.  He invented the “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” category.


Kal Gyimesi is IBM Institute for Business Value Automotive leader. The IBV is IBM’s think tank for publishing new, fact-based, business research.  His latest study is titled Advancing Mobility: The new frontier of smarter transportation.


Sue Zielinski is the Managing Director of SMART at the University of Michigan’s. SMART is for Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation. Her background is in Urban Planning and is she is actively consulting with automotive companies on new mobility strategies.

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Jack Mason (moderator) is the social media leader on the Strategic Programs team for IBM Global Business Services. He is passionate about cars, mobile and video innovations and building a planet of smarter cities.


About the Smart Leaders vPanel Series: vPanels are webcam-based interactive webcasts to foster dialogue between thought leaders and viewers. Subscribe to the series to sample past discussions and to be alerted to new ones. And visit Smarter Leaders Mobile on your smartphone for an integrated view of content about next generation leadership from Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and more.

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GM’s EN-V Envisions Future of Personal Mobility
“In megacities like London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and New Delhi, the sheer number of vehicles on the road has become unsustainable,” says Chris Borroni-Bird, General Motors director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts. “Building more and wider roads is expensive and doesn’t really solve all of the problems, meaning that smarter solutions are needed,” he says. “Public transportation is important, but with so many people going from point to point in different directions, some personal transport is needed as well.” Following completion of the Chevrolet Sequel fuel cell vehicle program in 2007, Borroni-Bird began working on what became the EN-V program. The first concepts debuted at the recent 2010 Expo Shanghai, where they wowed crowds and collected awards. 

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GM’s EN-V Envisions Future of Personal Mobility

“In megacities like London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and New Delhi, the sheer number of vehicles on the road has become unsustainable,” says Chris Borroni-Bird, General Motors director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts. “Building more and wider roads is expensive and doesn’t really solve all of the problems, meaning that smarter solutions are needed,” he says. “Public transportation is important, but with so many people going from point to point in different directions, some personal transport is needed as well.” Following completion of the Chevrolet Sequel fuel cell vehicle program in 2007, Borroni-Bird began working on what became the EN-V program. The first concepts debuted at the recent 2010 Expo Shanghai, where they wowed crowds and collected awards. 

 Hertz To Offer Electric Vehicles By The Hour
For what it calls the ConnectByHertz “car sharing” service in Manhattan, the company aims to make 20 electric vehicles (EVs) available by the second quarter of 2011. In total throughout the U.S. next year, Hertz plans to have 500 to 1,000 all-electric cars available. The number of EVs that Hertz purchases for its rent-by-the-hour fleets will depend upon the availability of the cars, many of which have not begun to ship yet the company’s head of communications, Rich Broome, said Sunday. Hertz has committed to purchase: the Nissan Leaf, the Mistubishi i-MiEV, the Chevy Volt, and electric cars from Coda and Smart, Broome verified.

 Hertz To Offer Electric Vehicles By The Hour

For what it calls the ConnectByHertz “car sharing” service in Manhattan, the company aims to make 20 electric vehicles (EVs) available by the second quarter of 2011. In total throughout the U.S. next year, Hertz plans to have 500 to 1,000 all-electric cars available. The number of EVs that Hertz purchases for its rent-by-the-hour fleets will depend upon the availability of the cars, many of which have not begun to ship yet the company’s head of communications, Rich Broome, said Sunday. Hertz has committed to purchase: the Nissan Leaf, the Mistubishi i-MiEV, the Chevy Volt, and electric cars from Coda and Smart, Broome verified.