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‘Ford Car Buying Trends 2015’ highlights the increasing appetite of EU drivers for semi-autonomous tech


Published: September 7, 2015 | COLOGNE, Germany Autonomous vehicles may still be a way down the road. But drivers across Europe are showing an increasing appetite for the semi-autonomous technologies that are building blocks towards the cars of the future, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying …

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Samsung “Car Mode” to take on Android Auto and CarPlay


Published: September 03, 2015 | IFA, Berlin Ahead of the IFA Show in Berlin (Sept 4-9), Samsung announced its “Car Mode” for Galaxy smartphones. Car Mode is a smartphone user interface on the car’s dashboard screen, complete with large app icons for controlling music playback and searching for driving directions …

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AllState uses telematics UBI app data to “incentivize” good drivers

Published: September 02, 2015 | Northbrook, IL Drivewise® Mobile – Allstate’s award winning smartphone application – now prominently features Allstate Rewards. In addition to saving money on their auto insurance every six months, safe drivers now can use the upgraded app to earn points and use the points for deals …

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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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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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HERE steers establishment of common interface for in-vehicle sensor data transmission


Published: August 30, 2015 | Berlin, Germany HERE recently brought together a diverse group of automotive companies, system vendors and suppliers to discuss the establishment of an interface format for how in-vehicle sensor data is transmitted to a location cloud. Modern vehicles collect vast sums of information on road and …

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MiX Telematics adds MyMiX driver engagement platform to its product portfolio


Published: August 25, 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa MiX Telematics, is strengthening its MiX Fleet Manager and MiX SafeDrive solutions with the addition of MyMiX – an innovative driver engagement platform that further enables its customers to run safer and more efficient fleet operations. MyMiX provides professional drivers with …

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Moovit: Telematics and data analytics redefine public transport and our relation with it


The adage that, you wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once, doesn’t hold true any longer. More likely, it goes that you wait for a bus and, when it’s not there, you check an app, find out where it is, why it’s late and probably …

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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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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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