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Tesla Model S update brings iPhone unlocking and enhanced infotainment


Published: August 23, 2014 | United States Tesla Motors, known for changing the automobile industry with its innovative electric cars, will update its Model S firmware in the coming months to allow owners to start and drive the Model S with only an iPhone. While it isn’t yet exactly certain how this …

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Volkswagen launches Vento Konekt with Blaupunkt infotainment system and Wi-Fi connectivity


Published: August 19, 2014 | India Volkswagen announces the launch of the limited edition Vento Konekt, which comes loaded with the latest in digital entertainment and connectivity. Available on Comfortline and Highline variants of the Vento, the Konekt package includes a Blaupunkt infotainment system, with GPS navigation and hands-free, Bluetooth-enabled …

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Chinese Cowin Auto plans smart and connected car with Xiaomi and Baidu


Published: August 13, 2014 | China New Chinese car brand Cowin Auto is looking to develop smart and connected passenger vehicles with smartphone maker Xiaomi and internet search giant Baidu. Cowin, which is scheduled for its official debut at the Chengdu Auto Show in September, is a spin-off company of …

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Airbiquity adds Twitter and TuneIn radio services in its Choreo Connected Car suite


Published: August 13, 2014 | United States Airbiquity Inc announced the deployment of two new infotainment content providers on its Choreo private-cloud connected car services platform: Twitter messaging and TuneIn Radio.  By integrating these top tier brands into its Choreo platform, Airbiquity further strengthens an already diverse and expanding infotainment …

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Greenlots to provide EV charging network for BMW’s electric vehicles in Singapore

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Published: August 12, 2014 | Singapore Greenlots has partnered with BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore with its first Home and Public Charging network as part of BMW’s 360º ELECTRIC program. Designed to cover BMW i owners from an all-round perspective, 360º ELECTRIC comprises four key pillars that will come …

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I am the Cavalry’s open letter to automotive CEOs to collaborate on Connected Car security


Imagine you driving down the hill, enjoying the live music in your car when suddenly you loose your controls over the steering and everything comes to a halt. Before you even know it, you car will have been hacked. And it is not something far-fetched. It’s a prediction by various …

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HTC One(M8) is now compatible with MirrorLink


Published: August 12, 2014 | United States Car Connectivity Consortium a.k.a MirrorLink announces that the HTC One (M8) is now MirrorLink-enabled. MirrorLink will arrive via a software upgrade to current HTC One (M8) users with the promise of more MirrorLink-enabled HTC devices to come in the near future. One (M8) device’s …

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Accenture collaborate with Caterpiller for Vehicle Telematics solutions


Published: August 12, 2014 | United States Caterpillar and Accenture  announced an agreement through which Caterpillar will use telematics to enable advanced connected equipment (mining, construction, locomotives) services for its industry segments and customers. The agreement demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Accenture to use leading-edge technologies to improve productivity and …

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World Wide Web Consortium(W3C) on transforming the automotive experience with HTML5


“HTML5 applications are created, maintained and executed in a modular way are not inextricably tied to a monolithic stack. In addition, the dynamic nature of HTML5 allows the same apps to change their looks and HMI for different car lines and manufactures.”- Paul Boyes (OpenCar) “The in-car apps are like …

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Tata Motors unveils Zest with premium interior features


Published: August 7, 2014 | India Tata Motors has unveiled the much-anticipated Zest compact sedan in the country in August, 2014. Zest will be the country’s first ever diesel car to feature the automated manual transmission. The Zest is no doubt a very important car for Tata Motors. The auto …

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