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The advent of telematics and new technologies mean a lot can be done with your smartphone right on up to reducing your fuel consumption. IFPEN’s engineers said they have used innovative scientific algorithms to design GECO, an application aimed at reducing fuel consumption at the wheel. IFPEN stands for IFP Energies Nouvelles, a public research […]

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BMW announced there are now over one million vehicles on the road in the U.S. with active subscriptions to its BMW Assist telematics service. This is a service that acts like a virtual safety net by communicating the car’s status to BMW, not unlike GM’s OnStar, for example. Communications include alerts to BMW regarding things […]

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Technology allows one to follow what a car does, where it goes and how much fuel it uses. Volvo is integrating these telematics functions into its Volvo On Call program. The Swedish company said Volvo On Call now is standard in all Volvos sold in the U.S. and Canada. A company named WirelessCar is delivering […]

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Always aiming to ease one’s life, Volvo is now organizing its cars as options for deliveries instead of home or office. In what the company claims is a groundbreaking technological move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars will demonstrate the world’s first delivery of food to the car – a new form of “roam delivery” […]

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Hertz is going after carsharing business by adapting and using the ease of access and technology developed and used by carsharing companies. The Hertz Corporation announced the global launch of Hertz 24/7, which it qualifies as a revolutionary new rental service available any time, day or night. According to Hertz, for the first time customers […]

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