TCS Daily Car News 6/7/12
- 06/07/2012 |
- by Terry Heick |
- Total Car News / Manufacturer
Ford Evos Leveraging the Cloud
Ford is hoping to expand what a customer expects from a car.
And they’re using the cloud to get it done.
Ford’s Evos Concept, a car built to communicate with cloud-based systems to one day allow the driver to control home security systems and heating and cooling, or even continue the streaming of a media from the house to the car. And since this is done via cloud-based computing, the car can also have adaptive systems such as suspension firmness or transmission operating revised by the same cloud based on driver history, personal calendar, time of day, or even local weather.
Pim van der Jagt, Managing Director of the European Ford Research Center explains, “It’s amazing the level of possibilities as we continue to explore how we can provide a seamless lifestyle between a customer’s home, office and car by accessing the driver’s personal information.”
The Evos Concept will appear at Computex 2012, a computer exhibition held June 5-9 in Taipei, China.
This week is National Tire Safety Week, which we mentioned yesterday. Nissan is taking the opportunity to reveal plans to make a tire pressure monitoring system available on all future models beginning in 2013.
Currently standard on the 2013 Altima, 2012 Leak Electric and Quest models, the system is designed to make it simple to maintain adequate tire pressure. Tire pressure is critical for safety, fuel efficiency, and performance. The system alerts the driver of low pressure. Once the driver pulls over to begin filling, the vehicle’s four-way flashers come on, and the horn chirps once the proper pressure has been reached.
“Nissan’s ‘Easy-Fill Tire Alert’ system is straight forward and eliminates the need to keep a tire gauge in your vehicle’s glove compartment,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “By making this unique Nissan innovation available on all our future products, the guessing and the gauge vanish for our customers.”
Brazil’s First Supercar
Brazils’ first supercar has a new name.
Autoevolution is reporting that previously-labeled Amoritz GT DR7 has become the Amoritz DoniRosset.
The car generates over 1000 hp from a twin-turbocharged Dodge Viper-sourced V-10, and is expected to cost more than $1 million when it officially goes on sale. Only 50 units are expected to be sold.