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San Francisco start-up on smartphone-based telematics models


Can phones make us better drivers?   The World Health Organization estimates that there are 1.24 million road traffic deaths every year. Put another way, someone’s dying in a traffic accident every 25 seconds. And with a growing percentage of those accidents caused by driver distraction due to cell phone …

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Exclusive: Freescale, QNX and Parkopedia articles in Smart Automotive Mar-Apr edition


Published: May 04, 2015 | New Delhi, India QNX, Parkopedia, Freescale, Agnik, The Linux Foundation discuss Automotive Telematics in detail. Telematics Wire, a media services firm focused on online publication, market research and conferences related to Vehicle Telematics revealed the upcoming edition (Vol 2, Issue 2) of its publication Smart …

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In-vehicle computing power will grow 100 folds: ARM


Published: April 27, 2015 | Cambridge, UK According to ARM, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) equipped vehicles will require at least 100x more compute performance by 2024 compared to 2016 models, with functional safety an industry priority. By offering the first-ever applications processor functional safety package for partners ARM is helping …

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Wind River brings autonomy to vehicles with its next-gen ADAS solutions


Published: April 21, 2015 | Detroit, MI Wind River has introduced Automotive Profile for VxWorks, AUTOSAR-compliant software to help customers develop ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications such as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to piloted and autonomous driving. In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive software …

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Toyota unveils a driverless prototype with Culpability-Evasion feature that can “HIT & RUN”


Published: April 05, 2015 | Plano, TX Toyota unveiled the first driverless car Thursday capable of committing a hit-and-run.The new autonomous vehicle is able to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour within five seconds of sensing the damage it has caused to another automobile. According to engineers, the …

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NYIAS: Nissan adds “Driver Attention Alert” in 2016 Maxima to prevent fickle driving


Published: April 02, 2015 | NYIAS-2015 2016 Nissan Maxima takes the stage this week at the New York International Auto Show, one of its smallest details might be one of its most important – a little amber coffee cup symbol that may appear in the center of the instrument panel. …

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Valeo and Safran drove a self-driving Volkswagen CC featuring the “drone” technology


Published: March 31, 2015 | Paris, France Valeo and defense contractor Safran drove their self-driving Volkswagen CC around the National Army Museum in Paris on Friday. The two companies share their intelligence with each other to improve their products. Eighteen months after signing a research partnership agreement on assisted driving …

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Thinkware adds Cyclops’ Speed Camera alerts in their Dash Cam suite


Published: March 17, 2015 | Northamptonshire, UK Cyclops today announces a new partnership with Thinkware, the leading Korean IT and location based services provider. Thinkware is well-known for its smart platform services ranging from car navigation to dashboard cameras. In this first collaboration, Thinkware has included Cyclops’ professionally verified safety camera …

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Delphi to take a driverless Audi SQ5 coast to coast for the first time


Published: March 15, 2015 | Gillingham, UK Delphi’s driverless Audi SQ5 will travel from California to New York making it the longest automated drive in North America. Delphi will demonstrate the full capabilities of its active safety technologies with the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America. The coast-to-coast …

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Geneva Motor Show turns out to be the mecca Harman’s Connected Car innovations


Published: March 04, 2015 | Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland HARMAN is addressing the full spectrum of vehicle segments, including entry- to mid-level cars, with  its automotive-grade services platform,  smartphone integration technologies such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, connected navigation, Road Noise Cancellation, OTA Updates and many more. Cars …

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