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Toyota helps differently-abled find restrooms on the way


Published: May 17, 2015 | Toyota City, Japan For wheelchair users and others with disabilities and/or special needs, certain aspects of traveling by car can be problematic and uncomfortable. Finding the nearest special needs restroom, for example, presents a challenge when planning a trip: what route should you take? When …

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Microchip’s MOST50 implemented in GM and Toyota’s infotainment systems


Published: May 13, 2015 | Chandler, Ariz., United States Microchip Technology Inc., announced that a wide variety of brands from carmakers General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corporation, including both volume and luxury vehicles, continue to deploy Microchip’s MOST50 devices in their infotainment systems. Their growing usage over the years …

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Expert Market survey voices the need of proper vehicle trackers to be installed in Uber cars


Published: May 6, 2015 | United Kingdom A new survey commissioned by Expert Market revealed the vast majority of users of the popular Uber app would feel safer if proper vehicle trackers were installed in the cars provided via the app. An overwhelming 90% of 1500 users surveyed preferred that …

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Exclusive: Freescale, QNX and Parkopedia articles in Smart Automotive Mar-Apr edition


Published: May 04, 2015 | New Delhi, India QNX, Parkopedia, Freescale, Agnik, The Linux Foundation discuss Automotive Telematics in detail. Telematics Wire, a media services firm focused on online publication, market research and conferences related to Vehicle Telematics revealed the upcoming edition (Vol 2, Issue 2) of its publication Smart …

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Garmin’s new nüviCam LMTHD to feature built-in dash cam and driver-assist


Published: April 27, 2015 | Olathe, Kan., United States Garmin International Inc., announced nüviCam LMTHD, the portable navigation device (PND) to feature a built-in dash cam and advanced alerts to enhance driver awareness on the road. The nüviCam offers the premium driver-assist features typically found only in luxury vehicles. For …

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General Motors to make money from in-car advertising and transactions

Published: April 19, 2015 | Detroit, MI Buyers of General Motors Co<GM.N> vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for data usage and conduct a host of other transactions. And each time they do, GM will …

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Mercedes-Benz to introduce cloud-based apps for Indian models


Published: April 19, 2015 | Bangalore, India Mercedes Benz has introduced cloud based apps for its many of its most popular automobile lineups. The feature is being released within Mercedes Benz automobiles that are being built specifically for the Indian market, however, other regions will likely get the same type …

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Parrot signs rear-seat infotainment deal with a German car maker for their “4-door sports car”


Published: April 13, 2015 | Paris, France Parrot announced today that it supplies a Premium German car maker with its new intelligent Display for starting mass production in Q2. The rear seat passengers can now enjoy premium Rear Seat Entertainment system powered by Parrot FC7100. It will entertain rear passengers …

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Zendrive launches Accident Detection SDK


Published: April 09, 2015| San Fransisco, CA Zendrive announced that its Accident Detection SDK can now be used by developers for apps to alert emergency responders, tow truck drivers and families to car accidents. The records kept by Zendrive may also mitigate.  Zendrive warns that 90% of accidents result from …

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Jaguar Land Rover selects HERE Auto navigation for its InControl Touch Pro Infotainment system


Published: April 09, 2015 | Coventry, UK Jaguar Land Rover has selected HERE Auto platform to navigate its cars as part of its flagship InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. The announcement came from this year’s New York International Auto Show, wherein JLR launched “most connected car”— the XF featuring the …

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