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Ford provides SIRI eyes-free to 5M vehicles via a software OTA update


Published: December 04, 2015 | Dearborn, MI Ford is offering a software update to more than 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicle owners – with vehicles dating all the way back to the 2011 model year – adding Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability for hands-free access to additional iPhone® features.                                              Siri Eyes-Free …

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Jaguar Land Rover partners with Altran on “open-source” software project


Published: December 04, 2015 | Warwickshire Jaguar Land Rover and Altran announced a strategic collaboration to develop and market a unique and ground-breaking open software platform. This platform will revolutionize traditional Electrical and Electronic (E/E) automotive architectures by bringing together cutting-edge industrial and engineering techniques with the processes, methods and …

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WayRay launches holographic navigation for connected cars in US


Published: December 04, 2015 | Paris The United States is the first commercial market to receive two innovative telematics devices that apply aerospace technology to land navigation.  WayRay Navion for the first time brings true augmented reality to driving without the need of clunky eye-wear or headgear that could impair …

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MAN ushers into the connectivity & digitization field, hires ex-Daimler telematics expert


Published: December 03, 2015 | Munich MAN Truck & Bus is expanding its digitisation and telematics services, making this one of the key areas of its business strategy. One step in this direction is the creation of its new ‘Telematics and Digital Solutions’ department, with Markus Lipinsky appointed as its …

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CarPlay, OnStar & Android Auto-all in new Vauxhall Corsa Supermini


Published: December 02, 2015 | Luton The Vauxhall Corsa is now available with the latest generation IntelliLink infotainment system as standard (excluding Sting and Sting R models), which only made its debut in the new Astra a few weeks ago. R4.0 IntelliLink easily integrates smartphone functions via Android Auto and …

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The automotive cybersecurity conundrum: Separating reality from hype


Published: December 01, 2015 New cars carry more interlinked computing systems than a typical small business. Buried under hoods and behind touchscreen control panels, microprocessors run by millions of lines of code operate an array of crucial functions, from brakes and steering to headlights and horns. Automakers are constantly adding more features, …

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BMW launches “connected retail” platform for online purchase of vehicles in UK


Published: December 01, 2015 | Farnborough, UK BMW UK has launched a unique end-to-end online service, where customers can select, finance and purchase their car online. With just a few clicks, prospective BMW owners can build their perfect car, arrange a test drive if necessary, agree financing options, payment method, …

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PSA Peugeot Citroen takes its autonomous vehicle from Paris to Madrid


Published: December 01, 2015 | Paris After making its 2 October debut with a trip in autonomous mode from Paris to Bordeaux, the PSA Peugeot Citroën prototype recently crossed the French border to complete a loop of around 3,000km running from Paris to Madrid via Vigo. The prototype received a …

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HERE use real-time traffic info to issue safety warnings in UK


Published: November 30, 2015 | United Kingdom Each year, there are more than 25,000 accidents in the UK resulting from drivers failing to judge other people’s path or speed, accounting for 22% of all accidents. A new solution from HERE, the Berlin-based mapping and location technology company, could help reduce …

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Continental launches connected mobility & smart parking app in Singapore


Published: November 30, 2015 | Singapore Continental has introduced Park&Go @SG, a smartphone app that helps drivers in Singapore to efficiently search for currently available parking spaces. For this purpose the app uses data on parking occupancy of large retail-, commercial- and government- buildings and car parks of the Housing …

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