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AppYourCar: A new convergence technology to integrate smartphones with car


Published: December 10, 2014 | Munich, Germany App Your Car UG has created AppYourCar, a new convergence of technology that incorporates a driver’s favorite everyday apps, Bluetooth technology, a steering wheel control and wireless charging capability to create the safest and most advanced car infotainment system for any vehicle on …

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Australia: Intelematics wins industry award for Toyota Connected Vehicle Program at National ITS Awards


Published: December 10, 2014 | Melbourne, Australia Intelematics has been recognised with a national technology excellence award for its work on a flexible connected vehicle platform for Toyota Motor Corporation. The company was named the winner of the Industry Award at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia Awards held in …

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The 2015 Chevrolet Trax and Equinox equipped with OnStar 4G LTE capabilities

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Published: December 9, 2014 | Florida, United States As of June 2014, select 2015 Chevrolet models have been equipped with OnStar 4G LTE capabilities, with more to come. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax – a small crossover Sport Utility Vehicle, which will be available early next year – is one model …

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ETSI publishes ITS standards for roadside communications and V2X


Published: December 09, 2014 | Sophia Antipolis,France ETSI has just published two European Standards for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): the specification of Cooperative Awareness Basic Service – EN 302 637-2, and the specification of Decentralized Environmental Notification Basic Service – EN 302 637-3. They define the message sets needed for …

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Tesla announces 6.0 version of vehicle system with NavInfo navigation maps in china


Published: December 9, 2014 | Beijing, China Tesla announces the update of the 6.0 version of vehicle system, of which the map and navigation function will be in the market for the first time and the map will provided by NavInfo. The Google Map adopted by original Tesla factory cannot …

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iCradle debuts connected biking system, hits Kickstarter to raise funds


Published: December 9, 2014 | Frankfurt, Germany German start-up iCradle has taken the connected car concept and applied it to bikes. The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its device, COBI. The device is considered the world’s “smartest” connected biking system. According to its campaign, …

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Nissan’s environment friendly ‘Leaf EV’ owners recorded one bn kms on the CarWings telematics


Published: December 8, 2014 | France Nissan announced that the owners of its Leaf (Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family) electric car has collectively recorded one billion kilometers on the CarWings telematics system worldwide. According to all the recorded data, Leaf users have saved over 180 million kilograms of CO? emissions …

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Cadillac intros new seats with ‘massage functions’ on its two 2015 models


Published: December 8, 2014 | United States The luxury car with many connected car features, Cadillac, new models have new seats with massage functions. On two 2015 models, Cadillac is offering massages in the front driver and passenger seats that can knead, roll and relax the backs of driver who …

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Parkopedia makes its in-car parking services available in China for Jaguar Land Rover


Published: December 06, 2014 | Shanghai, China Parkopedia announced the availability of its parking service in China, which includes the opening of an office in Shanghai and the appointment of James Wang as Managing Director China as well as the launch of an in-car parking service in the region for …

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MEPs and EU conclude the agreement on eCall with amended laws and policies


Published: December 05, 2014 | Brussels, Belgium The Members of European Parliament(MEPs) and EU member have reached a final agreement on the eCall automatic emergency call system that will see all new cars and LCVs equipped with the technology from 31 March 2018.  The proposed eCall system would use “112”  …

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