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Focus In Brief: AG windshield, Internet of things, V2G e-car


– GM is introducing some experimental technology that will bring the world of Augmented Reality to car windshields and provide a heads-up-display (HUD) experience.

The company says that while this exact technology will not be in any cars in the near future, some of the features will start to be rolled into upcoming models. GM hopes technology like this will make for better turn-by-turn directions and make it easier to find locations upon arrival, solving the problem of “the last 100 yards” by displaying indicators of specific locations based on the sensor readings.
It’s good to see that AR in starting in touch with consumer’s benefition.

– In today’s world where Internet is alll focusing on the virtual connection of people, IBM’s Smarter Planet idear is all about ‘things’ (sensors especially). The philosophy is to see the pattern of data in our world’s system and innconnect them to make them intelligent. Here is a 5min presentation.

IBM has last week signed up partnership with Los Olivos (Peru) to develop a smart private metropolitan network.

A converted Scion is the first electric car to be linked to the power grid. The car utilizes vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which uses electricity and gas to store energy and feed it back into the grid. V2G is still a new concept, but it is gaining ground in the U.S. and Europe.

A V2G car is connected via an Internet-over-powerline connection that sends a signal from inside the car’s computer to an aggregator’s server.

The aggregator acts as the middleman between the car owner and power grid management companies, which are constantly trying to keep electricity output at a constant level. When the grid needs more power due to a surge in demand, power companies usually draw from traditional power plants.

When V2G becomes more spread, the power could be drawn from millions of vehicles plugged into sockets in home garages or from commercial fleets, such as the U.S. Postal Service’s vans, for a much smaller footprint.

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