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Lenovo and Google Partner On New Project Tango Device

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  • LENOVO IS DEVELOPING THE FIRST OEM PROJECT TANGO-ENABLED SMARTPHONE IN COLLABORATION WITH GOOGLE
  •  PROJECT TANGO TECHNOLOGY GIVES A MOBILE DEVICE THE ABILITY TO NAVIGATE THE PHYSICAL WORLD SIMILAR TO HOW WE DO AS HUMANS
  • CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS TO SUBMIT A PROJECT TANGO APP PROPOSAL FOR THE CHANCE TO HAVE APP FUNDED AND FEATURED ON UPCOMING LENOVO PROJECT TANGO-ENABLED SMARTPHONE
Today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. Available in summer 2016, the new smartphone, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, turns the screen into a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world. Lenovo, Google, and Qualcomm Technologies are working closely together to optimize the software and hardware to ensure consumers get the most out of the Project Tango platform.Google’s Project Tango is a technology platform that uses advanced computer vision, depth sensing, and motion tracking to create on-screen 3D experiences, allowing users to explore their physical environments via their device. Specialized hardware and software combine to let the device react to every movement of the user, when they step forward, backward, or lean side to side. App developers can transform your home into a game level, or create a magic window into virtual and augmented environments. Project Tango-enabled devices can recognize places they’ve been before, like your living room, the office, or public spaces. Unlike GPS, Project Tango motion tracking works indoors, allowing users to navigate precisely through a shopping mall, or even find a specific item at the store where that information is available. Using the sensor in the device, Project Tango devices can also capture the 3D dimensions of the room, giving measurements that can be used to help you when shopping for furniture or decorations.

As part of the partnership, we’re also inviting developers to help grow the budding Project Tango app ecosystem. Project Tango’s advanced technology capabilities let developers create apps they couldn’t have before. Starting today at https://www.google.com/atap/project-tango/app-incubator, developers can submit their Project Tango app proposals for a chance to win funding and the chance to have their app featured on Lenovo’s upcoming smartphone. The submission period closes on Feb. 15, 2016.

The Project Tango Tablet Development Kit can be purchased in the Google Store: https://store.google.com/product/project_tango_tablet_development_kit.

Find official guidelines, eligibility requirements, and judging criteria here: http://g.co/ProjectTango/AppIncubator.

“To break new ground in today’s hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries, we must take innovation risks – it’s the only way to truly change the way people use mobile technology,” says Chen Xudong, senior vice president and president, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Together with Google we’re breaking down silos by working across mobile hardware and software. Turning our shared vision into reality will create a more holistic product experience that captures the imagination of today’s consumer.”

“With Project Tango, the smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen,” said Johnny Lee, Project Tango Lead, Google. “By working with Lenovo, we’ll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world.”

“Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased that Lenovo and Google are bringing a Project Tango-enabled device to the mainstream so that consumers can experience a whole new level of advanced connected mobile computing apps and services across video, imaging and graphics,” said Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.  “Qualcomm Technologies has a rich and long history with working with the developer community to ensure that all of the experiences that Project Tango and Lenovo are set to deliver are optimized for the Snapdragon processor.”

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us onFacebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

Car manufacturers choose Microsoft as connected car partner

When Microsoft talks about mobility, our interest is the mobility of the person, not of any single device. After all, people now want their technology experience to move with them, from place to place and device to device, at home, at work, and on the move.

Nowhere is this more evident than in today’s connected cars. People expect their car’s computing power to match its horsepower. And car manufacturers are leading the way, bringing mobility solutions to their cars to meet drivers’ changing expectations, as well as enhance safety. These automakers see their cars as technology platforms, and they are choosing Microsoft as their partner.

They are choosing Microsoft because we uniquely deliver end-to-end solutions from the cloud, to the device, to predictive analytics, and do so in a way that allows all our partners to innovate on top of their existing systems. Nobody else offers this breadth and depth to the auto industry.

Today from the International CES in Las Vegas, Volvo Cars, Nissan, Harman and IAV announced new details about their partnerships with Microsoft to enhance their connected car strategies. They join Toyota, Ford, Qoros, Delphi, and other companies already working with Microsoft to bring their cars into the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

In the near future, the car will be connected to the Internet, as well as to other cars, your mobile phone and your home computer. The car becomes a companion and an assistant to your digital life. And so our strategy is to be the ultimate platform for all intelligent cars.

At CES, Microsoft and our partners will demo a variety of mobility solutions available today and reveal new prototypes. We’ll show ways people can be more productive in their cars, how cars can monitor what’s happening in their surroundings to improve safety, and how cars can adapt to unique users to deliver a more personal driving experience.

  • Volvo Cars will showcase new concepts that integrate Microsoft Band 2 with a Windows 10 smartphone and the Volvo on Call Universal App, creating new ways for customers to interact with their vehicles. From the new Microsoft Band, a Volvo owner can press and hold the action button and say, “Volvo, start the heater of my car,” among many other options.
  • Harman will announce a collaboration with Microsoft that will integrate Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite capabilities into Harman infotainment systems. Drivers will be able to access Office 365 services and interact with them through intelligent personal assistant software to schedule meetings, hear and respond to important emails, and make Skype calls when in park, or when on the road in autonomous vehicles.
  • IAV will use Windows 10 Continuum to stream Windows 10 via a mobile device directly to a car’s dashboard, giving drivers access to Windows 10 features and apps such as Cortana, Skype for Business, Calendar, Outlook and Groove Music while the vehicle is in autonomous driving mode or parked. This integration allows drivers to use the devices they already own. Microsoft and IAV will also demo how to use Cortana Analytics and data from a vehicle’s surroundings to improve safety by anticipating and mitigating potential vehicle and pedestrian accidents.

In addition, Nissan Motor Company and Microsoft will announce that all Nissan LEAF and Infiniti models in Europe will have Connect Telematics Systems (CTS) powered by Microsoft Azure.

Source: Microsoft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CES 2016: Faraday Future shows off its concept car

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Glimpse Into the Future with the FFZER01 Concept Car

Projected Specifications

Powertrain

  • 4 Quad Core Motors with over 1,000 horsepower
  • 0-60 in less than 3 seconds
  • Top speed: +200MPH
Interior

  • Single seat occupancy surrounded by newly developed high-performance materials
  • A fully-connected car featuring intuitive UI for integration between virtual and head-up displays
  • Smartphone-connected remote vehicle setup and anticipatory personalization; capable of live analysis of vehicle systems
Exterior

  • Innovative carbon fiber and lightweight composite construction
  • Advanced high performance racing suspension
  • Advanced vehicle dynamic control and torque vectoring
  • Radically reduced drag and battery cooling through aero tunnel design

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Faraday Future are showcasing their latest concept car the FFZER01 at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas. The car is packed full off the latest connected technologies including a smartphone-integrated steering wheel that integrates with the drivers phone and allows for remote vehicle setup, customized configurations, modifiable power output and real time data visualization and interaction.

Faraday Future Looks to Set Up Shop in North Las Vegas 

Faraday Future are planning to launch a brand new, state-of-the-art automotive production plant in North Las Vegas. The area offers expansive development space, an enthusiastic workforce, an encouraging tax environment, close proximity to their California headquarters, and nearby access to the thriving tourism capital of Las Vegas, which will allow them to offer plant tours and other engaging experiences.

Additionally they weill be appropriately positioned on the south end of the “electric highway,” a pioneering stretch of U.S. Route 95 between Reno and Las Vegas that is populated with a large network of vehicle charging stations.

For more information please follow the link below.

http://www.faradayfuture.com

Source: Tim Cosgrove Co-Star