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Ford expands its Android Auto services to all 2017 vehicles


Published: July 25, 2016 | Michigan, US All 2017 model-year Ford cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles to offer available SYNC® 3 voice-activated communications and entertainment system with popular smartphone integrations In a recent development by Ford Motor Company, it is expanding the SYNC 3 connectivity platform – allowing compatibility of …

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Clarion & KOTEI Informatics form joint venture, to develop in-vehicle infotainment systems


Published: June 24, 2016 | Cypress, California Clarion Co., Ltd., has launched a joint venture with Wuhan KOTEI Informatics Co. Ltd. (KOTEI), which enables Clarion to respond with even greater agility to shifting market trends of in-vehicle infotainment systems in the Chinese market as well as the broader global market. Established …

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Symbio and Tamul Multimedia collaborates for connected car services


Published: June 13, 2016 | San Jose, US Symbio has launched Symbio’s Connected Car (SCC). The SCC product is intended for the global ultra low-cost Display Audio market, supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu Carlife. Symbio is also collaborating with Tamul Multimedia, a Korean semiconductor vendor specializing in the automotive …

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IMS granted European patent for mobile-based telematics services


Published: June 7, 2016 | Waterloo, Canada Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office (EPO), that covers the fundamental requirements to enable connected car services using smartphones and other mobile devices. Patent EP 2171673 B1 covers the invention of using mobile devices for …

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Bosch demonstrates ‘Home Zone Park Assist’ technology


Published: June 7, 2016 | Michigan, US Bosch has recently showcased an autonomous parking technology, Home zone park assist, through a Mercedes B-Class, which uses ultrasonic sensors and a stereo video camera for day-to-day parking in familiar spots, such as a carport or garage. With this technology, drivers will conveniently control …

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WebLink smartphone platform to interface with SmartDeviceLink


Published: June 2, 2016 | Los Angeles, California Abalta Technologies, Inc. is extending its WebLink smartphone platform to interface with the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) standard, the automaker’s solution for running smartphone applications in the car. Currently supported by both Ford and Toyota, SDL allows automakers to customize the user interface, critical …

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VerifEye Technologies introduces AMOVI Taxi product line


Published: May 19, 2016 | Toronto, Canada VerifEye Technologies Inc. is expanding its AMOVI advanced mobile video product line to include new models that will address the specific requirements of taxi fleets adapting to the seismic changes occurring in the on-demand transportation industry. The AMOVI Taxi product line combines VerifEye’s …

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Apple invests $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing service


Published: May 16, 2016 Apple Inc. has recently invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market. The tech giant’s rare investment gives it a stake in two burgeoning waves of …

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ThingTech introduces asset & fleet management app, TracIT


Published: May 3, 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia ThingTech has recently launched TracIT™ on the Salesforce AppExchange, for businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees. TracIT is real-time GPS fleet and asset management app for Salesforce and provides location tracking, utilization, replay, notifications, engine telematics and analytics that leverage the power …

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FIME accredited by Car Connectivity Consortium for MirrorLink


Published: April 28, 2016 The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has confirmed FIME’s status as an authorized test laboratory (ATL) for its MirrorLink™ Specification – the leading industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity – device certification program. Car manufacturers, smartphone makers and infotainment system providers can now work with FIME to confirm …

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