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GSMA welcomes Brazilian government decision to reduce M2M taxation

Published: May 12, 2014 The GSMA welcomes the Brazilian government’s decision to pass regulation reducing taxation on machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The move, which was announced by Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo and signed by President Dilma Rousseff, will significantly reduce the SIM card tax on M2M devices, providing a stimulus …

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iGR study forecasts connected car data usage to grow at a CAGR of 188 % between 2013 and 2018

Published: May 10, 2014 iGR’s new market study, U.S. Connected Car Strategies, Trends and Forecasts, 2013-2018, examines connected car services, recaps major announcements made through the spring of 2014, discusses the strategies of some key players, and presents barriers and drivers for this rapidly developing space. In addition, it presents …

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CEA and MERA announce final push for CarTech demo days

Published: May 8, 2014 For the second year, the Consumer Electronics Association  and Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) will be supporting automotive electronics retailers across the country as they host CarTech Demo Days. The in-store events will be held May 16-18, offering consumers the opportunity to experience firsthand the latest …

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BMW provides ‘over the air’ map and fuel price updates through for its ConnectedDrive

Published: May 8, 2014 The next generation of the BMW ConnectedDrive system permits a regular automatic navigation map update. The data are transferred “over the air” using the mobile SIM card installed and there are no licence charges or transmission costs for the user. It is already a benchmark for …

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University of Michigan’s mobility transformation initiative is supported by industry leaders

Published: May 7, 2014 U-M’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC)  announced that key industry leaders from a variety of sectors, including Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Xerox have joined the Center as its initial industry partners. They will join with federal, state, and local government representatives in a major …

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Nokia to invest $100m for its ‘Connected Car’ venture

Published: May 6, 2014 Nokia Oyj plans to spend $100 million backing companies that develop intelligent-car technologies, joining the likes of billionaire Elon Musk and Google Inc. (GOOG) in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected. The investments, which will be made by a new fund Nokia …

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STMicroelectronics to provide Car Radio Processors to Visteon’s range of Connected Audio products

Published: May 5, 2014 STMicroelectronics  announced its automotive microprocessor for car radio and display audio has been selected by Visteon Corporation’s Chinese joint venture, Yanfeng Visteon Electronics (YFVE). YFVE is using ST’s car radio processor in its new Connected Audio Products, which are in production with a major global OEM …

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Bosch mySPIN smartphone integration solution featured on Jaguar and Land Rover Vehicles as InControl Apps

Published: May 2. 2014 Bosch has collaborated with Jaguar Land Rover to introduce Bosch’s mySPIN technology on select vehicles in 2015. Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe and Range Rover Evoque models will demonstrate this innovative solution as InControlTM Apps for the first time during the New York International Auto Show beginning April …

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2014 Mercedes S Class featuring QNX platform for infotainment system

Published: May 1, 2014   Mercedes-Benz has selected the QNX CAR platform to power the infotainment system in the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupé, an exciting new concept vehicle created to showcase Mercedes-Benz’ latest advancements in user experiences for the car.The concept car’s infotainment system brings the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy to life with …

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Idate predicts 420 million connected cars on roads by 2018

Published: May 1, 2014   According to the European think tank Idate, over 420 million connected vehicles will be produced by 2018. Currently, there are three main technical solutions for producing connected vehicles, which are defined simply as vehicles equipped with internet access. The most obvious solution – and the …

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