Greater Manchester working with Google on Green Light project

Transport for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Google to use AI to improve traffic flow and reduce stop-and-go emissions.  With responsibility to install, maintain and manage traffic signals on behalf of Greater Manchester’s 10 councils, TfGM oversees a signal network that includes 2,500 sets of traffic signals.  The Green Light project brought together Googles […]

Google revealed to have taken stake in Oxa

It’s been revealed that Google has invested in British driverless car company Oxa. The Telegraph newspaper reports that the company has taken a 3.5% stake in the Oxford University spin-out that aims to provide the operating system for driverless car fleets. It says company filings have revealed the investment. Google was a previously undisclosed investor […]

Companies come together to compete with Apple and Google maps

A group of leading tech companies have come together to deliver an open map dataset aimed at providing app developers with free geographical data, and take on Google and Apple Maps. Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom have jointly launched the Overture Maps Foundation, collaborating “to enable current and next-generation interoperable open map products, today announced […]

Google’s eco-friendly routing “cuts 1.2m tonnes of carbon”

A new report suggests drivers are taking Google Maps’ advice for how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their trips. The website The Verge has analysed the company’s environmental report which says a feature in Google Maps that allows users to see the most fuel-efficient routes has helped prevent around 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide […]

Google and Porsche could do in-car deal

Carmaker Porsche is reported to be in talks with Google to install its software onto their cars’ head units, meaning drivers will be able to get a range of connected services without pairing their phones. Reuters reports that the two businesses are in talks to enable Porsche customers to access to Google applications like Google […]

Renault and Google strengthen connected vehicle partnership

Renault Group and Google have announced an expanded partnership aimed at designing and delivering the digital architecture for the “Software Defined Vehicle” (SDV) and accelerating the group’s digitalisation. The two partners say they will develop a set of onboard and offboard software components that are dedicated to the SDV and will grow synergies and use […]

Google optimising maps for right hand drive cars

Those of us who drive on the left now have the ability to use Google Maps in-car a little bit easier, after the company changed things to place the navigation bar on the right hand side of the screen. It says users across the world using Android Auto in their vehicles will now see the […]

Qualcomm and Renault to work with Google to design a “rich and immersive in-vehicle experience” for Renault’s next-generation electric vehicle

Renault Group has announced it will utilise the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms from Qualcomm Technologies to power what they say is the vehicle’s technically advanced infotainment system, which comprises portrait-sized touchscreen infotainment displays audiovisual and navigational functions— bringing ease of use and comfort to drivers and passengers. ERTICO Network reports that the ITS […]


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