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SKODA SmartGate connects driver’s smartphone with in-vehicle networking system


Published: September 02, 2015 | Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic The ŠKODA Fabia, Octavia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Yeti and Superb currently offer innovative solutions to in-car networking with your own smartphone or tablet. SmartLink and SmartGate functions bridge the connection between car and mobile. While SmartLink lets you use smartphone apps …

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INRIX to keeps vehicles informed of dangerous road conditions with INRIX Road Weather


Published: September 1, 2015 | Munich, Germany INRIX announced INRIX Road Weather, which provides critical information on road conditions, including updated alerts every 15 minutes. Unlike traditional weather services, INRIX Road Weather provides information on the roads themselves, including type of precipitation, surface conditions and visibility, among others. It is …

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Security Innovation explains ways to create an impenetrable connected car


The car maker’s own security team will have to develop a set of security requirements that are part of the general specifications to which their suppliers will be required to comply Gene Carter, Director of Product Management | Security Innovation There is growing public realization of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in …

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Micro Systems and Royal Truck & Equipment develops autonomous truck mounted attenuators to mitigate vehicle crash

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Published: August 27, 2015 | United States Pennsylvania-based Royal Truck & Equipment and Florida-based Micro Systems have created an Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) vehicle. It makes use of Royal Truck’s attenuator safety feature, which mounts on the rear of a truck and cushions impact in the event of a vehicle crash …

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Noffz- new multi-device test system to cut the time and cost of testing e-Call modules


Published: August 24, 2015 A new multi-device test system promises to cut the time and cost of testing the telematics modules that will be installed in millions of new European cars in the next few years. Known as the Noffz UTP 9010 End-of-Line Tester, the new station promises to slash …

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QNX: Consumers will opt in to share connected car data with suppliers in exchange for free connectivity services


Several years ago, when speaking at a TU-Automotive conference, Andrew Poliak, Global Director Business Development(Automotive) of QNX Software Systems predicted that software would become more and more important to the automotive industry. There are tens of millions of lines of code in a car today, and a typical infotainment system comprises …

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Avis Car Rental deploys Mapmyindia’s solution to offer boosted customer experience and security


Published: August 19, 2015 | New Delhi, India MapmyIndia, announced the successful implementation of Integrated Dispatch Solution for Avis Car Rental, India’s brand in Car Rental and Car Hire services. While the solution will allow Avis Car Rental to offer enhanced customer experience and security, it will also increase the …

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Teradata explains why data privacy is more important to the connected car than you’d think


For car makers, harvesting, storing and securing data from the connected car can get pretty pricey. So the ability to treat data differently based on its sensitivity and value to the organisation is a must.  Torbjörn Rosenquist, Automotive Industry Practice Leader | Teradata International With data breaches still grabbing the …

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Fiat Chryler and Harman hit by lawsuit complaint on its architectural vulnerabilities


Published: August 5, 2015 | United States This week, three Jeep Cherokee owners filed a complaint against both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Harman International, the maker of the Uconnect dashboard computer in millions of Chrysler vehicles. Now the small group of plaintiffs is hoping to invite anyone with those vulnerable …

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Volkswagen introduces its new MIB II infotainment system on model year 2016


Published: July 30, 2015 | California, United States Volkswagen of America, announced the introduction of its all-new MIB II infotainment system, available later this year on most model year 2016 Volkswagen products. The all-new infotainment system not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle …

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