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Toyota is licensing Microsoft patents for vehicle control and connectivity

Published: March 24, 2017

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Filed under: Green , Toyota , Infotainment , Technology The patents are related to vehicle connectivity. Continue reading Toyota is licensing Microsoft patents for vehicle control and connectivity Toyota is licensing Microsoft patents for vehicle control and connectivity originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:24:00 EDT


Recharge Wrap-up: Cruz defends ethanol stance, Bloomberg gets EV numbers wrong?

Published: January 8, 2016

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Hirings/Firings/Layoffs , Infiniti , Nissan , Biodiesel , Ethanol , Technology , Electric Cruz wants a free, fair energy marketplace. Hybrid Cars corrects Bloomberg ‘s EV sales numbers; National Biodiesel Board hires general counsel. Nissan partners with Microsoft for telematics


The VW Budd-e is hiding an advanced modular EV platform under its skin

Published: January 5, 2016

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Filed under: Green , 2016 CES , Volkswagen , Technology , Minivan/Van , Concept Cars , Electric Don’t look to this Microbus tribute concept as indicative of anything Volkswagen has in the works. It’s a one-box pipe dream. Continue reading The VW Budd-e is hiding an advanced modular EV platform under its skin The VW Budd-e is hiding an advanced modular EV platform under its skin originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 23:30:00 EST.


Toyota and Microsoft hook up on next-gen telematics

Published: April 7, 2011

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Toyota has officially announced that it’s teaming up with Microsoft . The two have formed a partnership with a goal of developing the next generation of telecommunication and information technology for automobiles, starting next year with the automaker’s electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.


Prokhorov’s hybrid prototype ready by December; 2012 production version to cost $10,000

Published: October 21, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid Early this year, we learned that Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov had initiated a project, backed by the government, to mass produce the world’s cheapest hybrid vehicle. It’s an ambitious plan, one that calls for construction of a plant in the Russian city of Togliatti starting in January 2011. Prokhorov’s investment, a mere €150 million ($208 million U.S


GM and Microsoft team up on virtual Chevy Volt advertising

Published: September 28, 2010

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to become the first company to launch a car using the Redmond-based technology firm’s Xbox Kinect gaming technology. With the Chevy Volt’s November launch date coming up fast, hardcore gamers can expect to see plenty of electric car racing action in the coming weeks.


Soon, you can drive a Chevy Volt without using your hands on the Xbox Kinect

Published: June 23, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM , Green Daily There’s a whole lot of technology built into the Chevy Volt , and some upcoming advertising for the plug-in car looks to be just as futuristic (unlike General Motors ‘ earlier efforts ). Case in point: Chevrolet and Microsoft Advertising today announced that the new Wii-like, hands-free Xbox 360 accessory called Kinect, used with a new game called Kinect Joy Ride , will let you virtually test drive a Volt. In case you were wondering, this isn’t about you figuring out if a real Volt is right for you; the Kinect is really about providing advertisers “an innovative way to connect with consumers by enabling them to physically explore and engage with a brand through voice and gesture.” Microsoft is also showing off the Kinect technology with a Forza Motorsport tie-in but Chevy is the first ad partner for the device (the Kinect, not the Xbox, which is flooded with ads )