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First look of the Android-based UI from Google’s Open Automotive Alliance(OAA) finally revealed


Published: May 25, 2014 Google and NVIDIA announced partnership with GM, Honda, Audi, and Hyundai in forming the Open Automotive Alliance earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show(CES). The initial announcement was predictably sparse on details, noting only the initiative’s core principles, and the goal of bringing Android to cars. …

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Merecedes Benz C-Class Estate features a new bundle of services under the rubric of ‘Connect Me’


Published: May 24, 2014 Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new package of services in Europe under the name “Mercedes connect me” with the new C-Class Estate. These services will be available under the unbrella brand of ‘Mercedes Me’ which was revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.  These services …

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Nissan Pulsar gets second generation ADAS and NissanConnect infotainment features


Published: May 24, 2014 Nissan has unveiled its newest entry into the hotly contested European C-segment. Making new use of the Pulsar nameplate, it will attempt to take the fight to market stalwarts, like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra. The new Pulsar features Nissan’s second-generation NissanConnect system …

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QNX join hands with ZENRIN DataCom for in-car navigation in Asia

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Published: May 22, 2014  QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of BlackBerry® Limited and a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that ZENRIN DataCom Co., Ltd., a leading provider of premium mapping services and products, will integrate its Its-mo NAVI [Drive] 2013 application with the QNX CAR™ Platform for …

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u-blox acquires connectBlue to drive Bluetooth-based in-vehicle connectivity

Published: May 20, 2014 u-blox  announces the acquisition of Swedish connectBlue AB. The acquisition greatly enhances the u-blox portfolio of positioning and cellular wireless communications solutions with short range communication products. This strategic move broadens the u-blox module offering bringing within reach millions of devices connected to the internet. Key applications include …

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Mercedes Benz launches in-car traffic camera powered by Vizzion & INRIX

Published: May 14, 2014 Mercedes-Benz has launched a traffic camera feature within their mbrace2 “Mercedes-Benz Apps” package, powered by Vizzion and INRIX. This marks the first time that traffic cameras have entered the market directly integrated by an auto OEM. Mercedes customers will save time with the live traffic snapshots …

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Ficosa to cooperate with NTT DOCOMO in 4G integration inside vehicles

Published: May 14, 2014   Spain: FICOSA has announced  that the company has entered into a collaboration with NTT DOCOMO, the largest mobile operator in Japan with respect to their M2M businesses, and specially in the integration of 4G LTE services in the automotive industry mainly in Japan. It is …

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GM launches pricing model for OnStar’s 4G LTE data

Published: May 13, 2014  OnStar ushers in a new generation of connected vehicles next month with in-vehicle 4G LTE, which launches with a trial period of three months or three gigabytes, whichever comes first. The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu will be the first 4G LTE-equipped GM vehicle, followed by more than …

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Intel invests in the autonomous self-driving cars with ZMP

Published: May 13, 2014 ZMP, in 2006,  released the humanoid robot ‘nuvo’ and who is working on autonomous vehicle technology, has gained investment from Intel Capital. While the exact amount invested hasn’t been disclosed the investment made from the Intel Capital Connected Car Fund will be used to help ZMP …

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