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Voyomotive launches Data Analytics GateWay program

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Voyomotive has launched Data Analytics GateWay program. GateWay enables industry partners to develop novel applications using advanced telematics data acquired from a wide range of vehicle models. The data provided by GateWay is critical for parties interested in applications for AI, machine learning, autonomous cars, fleet management and consumer services. …

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LG Electronics (LG) and Qualcomm to jointly develop a range of next-generation connected car solutions

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“The next generation vehicles will be like smartphones on the wheels” this line has been repeated number of times by different authors, speakers and tech enthusiasts at different platforms. This is not just a coincidence that the companies that have been leaders in mobile innovation are coming together to develop …

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Lyft secured $1 billion in new funding led by Alphabet

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The ride-hailing app Lyft has secured $1 billion in new funding led by Alphabet. The investment was made through Alphabet’s CapitalG venture capital arm.  The fresh funding has helped the company to increase its valuation by 50% to around $11 billion. Although the company still lags behind its arch-rival Uber …

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Garmin GPS navigation and Amazon Alexa’s intuitive voice service in the new Garmin Speak

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Garmin International has announced the launch of Garmin Speak, the first in-vehicle device to have hands-free access to the Amazon Alexa voice service and industry-leading turn-by-turn GPS navigation from Garmin. Alexa responses, including things like music and audiobooks, stream right through a vehicle’s stereo. Customers that already know and love …

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NXP Semiconductors announces a new automotive platform for connected, electric and autonomous cars

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NXP has announced a new automotive processing platform that would help bring the future vehicles to market faster. NXP S32 is an all-new control and compute concept for connected, electric and autonomous cars. It is being claimed that the platform gives ten times the performance of today’s best performing safe …

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Korean telcos collaborating with automakers to work on connected cars

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The world is witnessing technological advancement at a huge pace, the evolving technologies are engendering new industries and forcing different players to come together to become part of new ecosystems. The automotive ecosystem, for example, is undergoing a mammoth change, Connected Cars that was only a concept a few years …

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Renesas launches R-Car reference package for Android

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Renesas Electronics Corporation has launched  R-Car reference package for Android for its R-Car automotive system-on-chips (SoCs). This package supports Android 8.0, the latest OS announced by Google. Android 8.0 is the first version of Android OS to include support for functions required in automotive systems. The high-level cloud services for …

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Nissan owners can use voice commands to control their vehicles remotely with Amazon’s Alexa

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Nissan owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine of their car, from the comfort of home. This new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will be available from later this month. There are now over …

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Scott Frank: Proliferation of over-the-air (OTA) technology and solutions will further expand the automotive supplier ecosystem

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Telematics Wire got into conversation with Scott Frank, VP of Airbiquity. In the interview, Scott talks about over-the-air updates in automotive domain and related topics. TW: How is over-the-air (OTA) impacting the automotive ecosystem? Scott: Similar to connected vehicle infotainment deployments which have now become widespread, the introduction and eventual …

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Canada: TELUS, Mojio and ZTE partner to launch TELUS Drive+, a connected car device

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TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company has partnered with Mojio, the leading open platform for connected cars, and ZTE, a premier manufacturer of phones, tablets, Wi-Fi and connected car devices. Togather they have launched TELUS Drive+, a solution that will enable Canadians to equip their vehicles with a range of exciting features that …

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