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Volkswagen unveils Passat with latest assistance, Infotainment and convenience system

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Published: July 07, 2014 | Germany Volkswagen unveiled the eight-generation Passat at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam. The new Passat made its global debut with new engines, less weight and with the latest assistance, Infotainment and convenience systems. The new Passat delivers improved fuel efficiency (up to 20%); diesel …

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WirelessCar powered Volvo On Call debuts in China

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Published: July 05, 2014 | China WirelessCar powered Volvo On Call for Volvo Cars released in the Chinese Market. WirelessCar is delivering a telematics solution based on its proven Telematics Service Provider architecture, which has 14 years of production service around the world in all major and developing consumer telematics …

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2 million USD to be spent on Connected Vehicle certification and policies: US DOT

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Connected Vehicle – Next Stage Certification Environment  While America’s transportation system continues to be one of the nation’s greatest achievements and is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, critical improvements are needed to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and greener and ultimately enhance livability for Americans. Part of this transformation …

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NTT DoCoMo launched eSIM for M2M applications including connected car

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Published: July 01, 2014 NTT DOCOMO announced today it will offer Japan’s first Embedded Subscription Identity Module, or eSIM, a new type of SIM that works on mobile networks of various international operators, for M2M Devices. DOCOMO’s eSIM, which is able to register phone numbers and other subscription-identity data of …

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AT&T with Alcatel-Lucent develops ‘Connected Bus’ for K-12 school students

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Published: June 30, 2014 | United States  ‘Connected’ classroom on-wheels powered by AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed up to make the school bus a classroom on wheels, introducing a “Connected Bus” solution that helps K-12 school districts deliver new, affordable learning experiences and other capabilities to students, …

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Volvo to integrate Android Auto in-car infotainment platform to its next-gen cars

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Published: June 26, 2014 | United States Volvo Car Group has joined the Open Automotive Alliance to make the Google’s Android Auto “smartphone platform” available to customers through its new user interface. The integration of Google Android Auto™ promises to add yet another dimension to the Volvo in-car experience. Android …

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Intel and Ford joint research ‘Project Mobii’ showcase the future of in-vehicle UX and connectivity

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Published: June 26, 2014 | United States Intel and Ford are researching new opportunities for the connected car through a joint venture, namely, Mobile Interior Imaging, or Project Mobii. The project explores how interior-facing cameras could be integrated with sensor technology and data already generated within and around the vehicle …

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Holger G Weiss from AUPEO! on “Future trends in the automotive industry”

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My next car will be a Google!  No other industry is facing such a fundamental transformation as the automotive industry. Perhaps, a change that will have a great influence on this powerful industry as the invention of the engine had. The car is becoming part of something, which has made …

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Cadence and QNX release Tensilica AUDIO DSP application for in-Car active noise control

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Published: June 24 | United States QNX has ported its QNX®Acoustics for Active Noise Control (ANC) software to the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) core. The Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP from Cadence is available immediately. QNX Acoustics for ANC is a  software solution for reducing unwanted engine …

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Feature: A glimpse of BMW ConnectedDrive service suite available in South Africa

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Published: June 19, 2014 | South Africa The ‘much-touted’ BMW’s ConnectedDrive opens many facets to drivers in terms of a bundled suite of services and apps that focus on both Entertainment and Driver Assistance. Although in European and North American markets ConnectedDrive is on the helms for connected car services …

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