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Car manufacturers support integrated standard for a modular connector system for electric vehicle charging

Car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen commonly support a modular connector system for electric vehicle charging. A globally integrated standard is to ensure that customers always have direct and easy access to the energy grid, independent of vehicle brand and supplier of electric energy. The company development directors have decided to conceptualize a modular connector system made from two parts: The core of the connector system has been submitted for standardization under the designation IEC 62196-2 Type 2 for single- up to three-phase charging with alternating current (AC). An extension for direct current (DC) is currently being developed.
All other OEMs are invited to participate in this development and establish a global standard.
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Daimler AG starts second “ride sharing 2.0″ pilot project in Germany

Three weeks after the start of the car2gether pilot project in Ulm Daimler AG is announcing the second pilot project of the new mobility concept: on 8 October 2010 car2gether will be launched in the Aachen region.
car2gether is a web-based ride sharing community arranging incoming offers and requests for lifts. Rides can be arranged via smartphones on the way or from a PC at home – almost in real time.
“As a university and science city Aachen offers an ideal environment for pioneering new mobility solutions”, says Marcel Philipp, Mayor of the City of Aachen, welcoming the commitment of Daimler AG. “We look forward to working with Daimler and hope that car2gether can make a successful …

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Daimler AG starts a further pilot project in Ulm – “ride sharing 2.0″ with car2gether

- Flexible, comfortable and inexpensive ride sharing
- Finding drivers or passengers via smartphone or PC
- Live ticker on website underlines real-time approach
After car2go Daimler AG has now developed a further innovative concept for urban mobility: car2gether starts with a first pilot project in Ulm, that also provides an answer to the question of how flexible and independent mobility can be achieved without car ownership.
The idea for this concept was developed by the Business Innovation division at Daimler AG which identifies business areas with future potential. Business Innovation is presenting a complementary solution for the advancing changes in individual mobility. Futurologists expect that due to the living conditions in cities, an increasing number of people will …

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