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EBS, Ericsson, Tech Mahindra and TomTom collaborate for Connected Aftermarket solutions for the automotive industry

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Published: September 9, 2014 TomTom, Tech Mahindra, Ericsson and EBS have joined forces to showcase their full line-up of telematics services, creating an innovative portfolio for the Connected Aftermarket, leveraging their unique knowledge and capabilities that are present within each company. The consortium is promoting Telematics Aftermarket products, including connected …

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Parkmobile signs an investement agreement with BMW Group

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Published: September 9, 2014 | United States Parkmobile announced  a substantial investment by the BMW Group in Parkmobile. In addition the strategic integration of BMW Group’s prepaid parking solution ParkNow with Parkmobile was announced. The investment agreement with the BMW Group is pending on approval of relevant anti-trust authorities in Europe.  ParkNow, currently …

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Cadillac to feature ‘intelligent & connected’ driving through V2V in 2017 models

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Published: September 8, 2014 | United States GM’s Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on selected 2017 models. In about two years, an all-new 2017 Cadillac vehicle will offer customers an advanced driver assist technology called Super Cruise and in the same timeframe the 2017 Cadillac …

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UMs ‘Mobility Transformation Centre’ connected vehicle initiative announces new R&D partners

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Published: September 7, 2014 | United States A diverse group of companies will be the founding partners in the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center, a major public-private initiative that aims to revolutionize the movement of people and goods in society. Spanning such sectors as auto manufacturing, suppliers, intelligent transport …

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AT&T engages app developers to make voice-enabled Connected Car apps

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Published: September 6, 2014 | United States AT&T announced  the addition of six new applications to its connected car platform, AT&T Drive including up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, parking updates, and personalized radio. To achieve the same, the company engaged major app developers like Streetline, AccuWeather, Glympse, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Parker and Tribune …

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Real-time parking information with Parkright app in London: HERE you go!

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Published: September 5, 2014 | United Kingdom ParkRight app, which is  now offered free on the Windows Phone store uses HERE services to take the sting out of parking in London. ParkRight is currently based around London only, but even with just one city, the potential is massive. The app …

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Maruti Suzuki will feature SmartPlay infotainment system in 2014 Ciaz

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Published: September 4, 2014 | India Maruti Suzuki  has started releasing the images and specifications of its much-awaited 2014 Ciaz on the website, indicating that the time is up for Maruti to toss the wraps off its new sedan.The Ciaz sedan has gone from concept to test mule to spied …

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Cesar Satellite surpasses ERA GLONASS (Russian eCall) crash tests

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Published: September 4, 2014 | Russia Cesar satellite performed the  first crash test of a vehicle equipped with the Russian eCall accident emergency response system (ERA-GLONASS) using its own terminals in the Scientific Research Automobile And Automotive Engine Institute (NAMI). The purpose of the test is to develop methods of …

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Opel brings IntelliLink infotainment and driver assistance system to 2015 Corsa V

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Published: September 4, 2014 | Germany Opel reveals the new, 5th generation of the Corsa offering a new driving experience in the small-car market segment with its Intellink infotainment system and driver assistance features. The old Corsa’s button-heavy dashboard has been totally redesigned to include Opel’s new 7-inch IntelliLink touchscreen …

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GM planning cars with eye and head tracking technology to control distracted driving

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Published: September 3, 2014 | United States GENERAL Motors (GM) is preparing to launch the world’s first mass-produced cars with eye-and head-tracking technology that can tell whether drivers are distracted. Seeing Machines, an Australian group listed in London, has signed an agreement with safety-goods maker Takata to supply GM with …

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