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Intercede, MIRA and Plextek partners to create cybersecurity group for connected vehicles


Published: November 8, 2014 | United States Cyber-security in the increasing number of connected vehicles will be investigated by a new partnership that includes digital identity expert Intercede, transport engineering R&D centre MIRA and automotive systems specialists Plextek.  Digital identity specialist Intercede announced the formation of a strategic collaboration group with …

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Tuxera cooperates with Renesas R-Car consortium for in-vehicle infotainment

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Published: November 6, 2014 | Japan Tuxera Inc.announced an ongoing cooperation with Renesas Electronics Corporation to address the growing demand for advanced in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI). As part of the active collaboration, Tuxera has also joined Renesas R-Car consortium that advances Renesas R-Car SoC series. Renesas, one of the pinnacle …

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Ficosa and Panasonic enters business alliance targets in-vehicle infotainment and connected cars


Published: November 6, 2014 | Spain Ficosa International and Panasonic Corporation signed an investment agreement to enter into a capital and business alliance. As part of the capital alliance, Panasonic will take a 49% stake in Ficosa through a combination of the subscription of newly issued shares, the acquisition of …

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Intel and INRIX collaborates on smart cities applications including transportation and traffic


Published: November 5, 2014 | United States INRIXannounced a strategic collaboration with Intel Corporation focused on developing next generation smart cities analytics platforms and applications. As part of their collaboration, Intel’s global investment organization, Intel Capital, is investing $10 million in INRIX. “Real-time data and analytics are as foundational to …

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Velvac intros connected vehicle vision system solutions by acquiring Road-iQ


Published: October 30, 2014 | Germany Velvac announced that it has acquired the operations and major assets of Qualnetics Corporation, a company in connected vehicle technologies. The new company will operate under the name of Road-iQ, LLC, and will remain based in Bellingham, Wash., led by Qualnetics Corporation founder Mark …

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GM Ventures invests in Telogis to bring Telogis’s telematics solutions to GM vehicles


Published: October 28, 2014 | United States Telogis announced that it has received an equity investment from GM Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of General Motors. The investment extends the existing partnership between General Motors and Telogis that was formed earlier this year to take advantage of GM’s OnStar connected …

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SmartDrive and Convoy Technologies collaborate to improve fleet safety with combined solutions


Published: October 23, 2014 | United States SmartDrive Systems has partnered with Convoy Technologies to leverage Convoy’s existing or planned camera investments in conjunction with SmartDrive’s on-board cameras and video based-safety program for an expanded view of their vehicles and the specific risk areas that are most important to their …

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Tata Motors officials visits Microlise in conjunct to the fleet telematics partnership


Published: October 20, 2014 | United Kingdom Microlise, has welcomed a delegation of senior management from Indian company Tata Motors, one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers. Recently, Tata Motors has signed a multi-million pound 5(FIVE) year contract with Microlise to integrate fleet telematics solutions into its entire range of …

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Qualcomm agrees to buy CSR to address IoE and automotive opportunities


Published: October 16, 2014 | United Kingdom Qualcomm has agreed to buy UK chipmaker and Bluetooth-giant CSR Plc for £1.56 billion (RM8.14 billion) to expand in technology for automotive and wearable devices. The announcement has been made two months after CSR rejected a bid from Microchip Technology Inc. The acquisition …

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NCC Group and SBD to work on security aspects of connected car


Published: October 15, 2014 | Manchester, UK NCC Group has announced a strategic partnership with SBD to improve automotive cyber security for connected cars. The two companies have collaboratively created the Automotive Secure Development Lifecycle (ASDL) to help vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers mitigate cyber security risks when developing connected cars. The …

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