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TomTom’s routing technology to power Mercedes Benz Me app

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Published:  November 2, 2015 | Stuttgart TomTom (TOM2) announced that its navigation services are now available in the new Mercedes me app recently launched by Daimler in collaboration with Daimler. The Mercedes me app offers a range of “Mercedes connect me” services including remote status and maintenance management as well as the …

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Personal Radio by AUPEO! is now MirrorLink compliant in Europe

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Published: November 03, 2015 | Berlin AUPEO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America announced the certification of the Personal Radio by AUPEO!® application for MirrorLink® by the Car Connectivity Consortium. Building upon the AUPEO!® OneConnectSM content delivery platform, Aupeo users can now seamlessly connect the Personal …

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Zubie OBD-II dongle now provides Wi-Fi hotspot powered by Verizon LTE

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Published: November 03, 2015 | Charleston, SC Zubie has launched a new “black” dongle that can turn into an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot as soon as you plug it in your car’s OBD-II port. The new in-car Wi-Fi solution is powered by the Verizon 4G LTE.  With the addition of seamless …

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Volvo Cars is testing “kangaroo detection” ADAS tech in Australia

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Published: 30th October 2015 Volvo Cars is developing kangaroo detection technology to solve one of the most costly causes of traffic collisions in Australia. Volvo Cars will start research this week at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve near Canberra.  Canberra is one of the nation’s hot-spots for kangaroo collisions. A team of …

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Tweddle makes vehicle user guide application for FCA UConnect infotainment

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Published: October 30, 2015 | Auburn Hills, MI Tweddle Group has partnered with the FCA US Uconnect team to create the first mass-market in-vehicle user guide with touchscreen delivery. Debuting in the 2016 Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300, the Vehicle User Guide application lets drivers access their owner’s manual …

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Ford SYNC AppLink provides social media aggregation with Meople Connector app

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Published: 28 October 2015 | Dearborn, Michigan Ford drivers equipped with SYNC AppLink connectivity system will be able to access and control their social media accounts whilst driving using a new iOS and Android app called Meople Connector. A number of social media sites will be included on the service, …

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Pivotal develops connected car app for Mercedes Benz for iPhone and Apple Watch

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Published: October 19, 2015 | Frankfurt Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, has been working with Mercedes-Benz to design connected car app that gives drivers access to a variety of information about the status of the vehicle’s vitals, remote control of things like auxiliary heating, the ability to …

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“Wake Me App” wins Ford SYNC AppLink developer challenge at Tel Aviv

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Published: October 14, 2015 | Tel Aviv, Israel Ford selected “Wake Me App,” an app that monitors drivers for signs of drowsiness, as the winner of the Ford SYNC® AppLink™ Developer Challenge in Tel Aviv. The 24-hour hackathon, October 11-12, included more than 150 app developers, and was co-sponsored by …

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Skoda’s LittleDriver App teaches basic driving lessons to “little hearts” on the go

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Published: October 14, 2015 | Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic Skoda LittleDriver app game uses real vehicle data to interact (via SmartGate interface) with children sitting in the rear who can imitate the driver’s actions using a tablet. SmartGate can display around 40 different vehicle parameters. For safety reasons, the user should …

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GM planning to run autonomous Chevy Volts by 2017

Published: October 07, 2015 | Detroit, MI General motors has announced to run autonomous Volt cars in 2017. The automaker plans to use the test fleet of Volts to more quickly develop autonomous vehicles as it moves testing from professional drivers and test tracks into more real-world scenarios. The Volts …

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