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HERE launches Predictive Traffic to be integrated by car OEMs


Published: November 21, 2014 | Charlotte, NC HERE launched Predictive Traffic, a new traffic forecasting product that can anticipate future traffic conditions in real-time. The product will initially be available to OEMs in the U.S., Canada and Germany.  Predictive Traffic demonstrates how HERE is using its expertise in predictive analytics and …

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The ‘ Consumer Privacy Protection Principles’ for vehicle data may not work in EU


Published: November 21, 2014 | Germany Global Automakers and its member companies unveiled auto industry consumer privacy protection principles for vehicle technologies and services (Principles) . However, Dr. Stephan Appt-a lawyer specializing on topic says that the protection guidelines  in the U.S. won’t become a global template because they fall …

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Toyota’s improved parking tech mitigates collisions when parking or setting off


Published: November 20, 2014 | Tokyo, Japan Toyota Motor Corporation has enhanced its Intelligence Clearance Sonar (ICS) technology, which helps prevent or mitigate collisions when parking or setting off. In addition, a new viewing mode has been added to Toyota’s Panoramic View Monitor, which helps drivers check their surroundings before …

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Mercedes Benz shows virtual preview of ‘innovative interior concept’ for autonomous vehicles


Published: November 20, 2014 | Sunnyvale, CA Mercedes-Benz has provided a virtual preview of what the future holds with an innovative interior concept for an autonomous luxury vehicle presented at the TecDay “Autonomous Mobility”. The trailblazing “interior of the future” also demonstrates new dimensions in communication and interaction with the …

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Jaguar Land Rover launches ‘justDrive’ in-car infotainment platform with CloudCar


Published: November 19, 2014 | Connected Car Expo, Los Angeles, CA Updated: November 20, 2014 Jaguar Land Rover has launched justDrive, an industry-leading app technology that integrates multiple smartphone apps into a single, voice-activated in-car experience at the 2014 Connected Car Expo at Los Angeles. The new justDrive app will launch …

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Google releases Android Auto API for 3rd party app developers

Published: November 20, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA Google announce the availability of our first APIs for building Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. This was following the announcement of Google’s Android-bases infotainment platform Android Auto back in June. Google also released the Developer Guidelines for the 3rd party app …

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Batelle’s new Network Enforcement Module to detect and alert cybersecurity threats

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Published: November 20, 2014 | United States A new Network Enforcement Module (NEM™) designed by Battelle to detect cybersecurity threats in today’s increasingly connected vehicles has successfully completed field trials with several automakers and is now ready for commercialization. The dramatic increase in automotive internet connectivity to other devices and …

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Audi unveils MIB-2 concept powered by NVIDIA Tegra K3 in Los Angeles


Published: November 19, 2014 | Connected Car Expo, Los Angeles, CA  At the 2014 Connected Car Expo (CCE) in Los Angeles, Audi reveals some details about its MIB-2 (Modular Infotainment Platform) which is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K3 processing  and to be first featured in  the 2016 A6 and A7 …

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BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI integrates Spotify music into the car


Published: November 19, 2014 | Switzerland BMW and MINI are bringing Spotify – the music streaming service – into the car, delivering the perfect music for every journey. Spotify already brings the right music for every moment on your computer, your mobile, your tablet and your home entertainment system. Earlier, …

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6th annual “State Farm Distracted Driving Survey” names Mobile Phones as major cause


Published: November 17, 2014 | Bloomington, IL State Farm surveyed US consumers about when they were more or less likely to use their phones when driving. Among drivers who indicated they use their cellphone while driving, this is what we learned. Percentage of drivers who say they are more likely to …

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