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Google releases developer guidelines for the Android Auto apps

Published: September 29, 2014 | United States Google has released dome developer guidelines for the 3rd party application providers for its much-touted Android Auto SDK. The first product based on Android Auto is expected to be launched sometime later in this year. After the initial announcement of its release, there …

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MapQuest’s new app ‘Commute’ to provide real time traffic and road conditions


Published: September 25, 2014 | United States MapQuest Inc. introduced a new standalone app to simplify the daily drive and deliver more convenience to travelers with “Commute.” The simplest app for information about a user’s daily drive in real-time, Commute monitors route conditions and proactively alerts the user to travel …

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BMW upgrades its ConnectedDrive for Brazil and LATAM markets, to be available in 2015


Published: September 24, 2014 | Brazil BMW of Brazil brings an updated version of  ConnectedDrive technology. As part of the new system, starting in 2015, BMW vehicles will be equipped from the factory with a SIM card that will keep the vehicle connected to the Internet 100% of the time, …

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AT&T and Telus powered Mojio’s connected car gizmo will be available in North America


Published: September 24, 2014 | Vancouver(BC) Mojio collaborates with telecom players AT&T and Telus to bring its connected car gadget to the cars in US and Canadian roads Mojio has penned down an agreement with AT&T and Telus to provide its connected car platform in the US and Canadian markets. …

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The APPMANIA! heats up in the AT&T sponsored Connected Intersections


Published: September 18, 2014 | United States AT&T launched a new initiative, Connected Intersections three months back building on its national efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving . The challenge seeks to leverage smart phone technology and wireless networks to make pedestrians, cyclists and motorists …

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Ford teams with Penguin Random House to release ‘Roald Dahl’ stories audio app


Published: September 18, 2014 | United States Ford has teamed up with Penguin Random House UK to release a voice-activated audio app of Roald Dahl stories.   The Roald Dahl app will be compatible with the Sync AppLink technology in Ford cars, which triggers activation of the voice app. Once …

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CCC approves 7Layers as first test laboratory in Europe for MirrorLink App Certification


Published: September 17, 2014 | Germany 7Layers is now approved by the Car Connectivity Consortium as Test Lab for the MirrorLink App Certification Program – for both Base and Drive Level apps – destined for use in the European market. Base Level apps are to be used whilst the car is in …

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RTA Dubai launches five new smartphone apps for in-vehicle services


Published: September 14, 2014 | Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai has launched five new smartphone apps that will also allow the registration of vehicles and renewal of driving licenses. RTA launched the five apps – Smart Salik, Smart Parking, Public Transport, Drivers and Vehicles as well as Corporate Services – as part …

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BMW i App: After Samsung now its Apple!

BMW i App

Widespread use of in-car apps services is already high as stated by a Spanish branch of Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). The analysis of “connected” features existing in recent cars from 15 leading automotive brands, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Lexus, Opel, Renault, Volvo and others, indicates that every vendor has some …

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