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RAC launches telematics app for driver

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Published: April 15, 2016 The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers. The app, which is free to download and available now from …

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Jaguar Land Rover launches technology start-up, InMotion

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Published: April 12, 2016 | Whitley, UK Jaguar Land Rover has launched InMotion, a new technology business that builds apps and on-demand services to overcome modern travel and transport challenges. Next month InMotion will begin real-world testing of a number of different services such as car sharing and car ownership …

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VoiceBox launches embedded speech recognition for connected cars

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Published: March 30, 2016 | St. Bellevue, WA VoiceBox Technologies launches new Embedded Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) product for automotive applications. Integrated with the company’s award-winning NLU (natural language understanding) technology, VoiceBox’s Embedded ASR now offers auto makers a single solution for powering the next generation of in-car voice systems. …

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NYIAS 2016: BMW supports music streaming apps on Android phones, wait it isn’t “Android Auto”

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Published: March 24, 2016 | NYC BMW Group announces that the first BMW Apps integrations for Android devices will be iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora – three of the most popular music streaming services. Drivers of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series can safely access and control these services through their …

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Fiat-Chrysler introduces “UConnect Vehicle User Guide” app for 2017 Pacifica minivan

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Published: March 21, 2016 | Auburn Hills, MI The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica now features the Uconnect Vehicle User Guide which is a pre-installed and complimentary application that allows drivers to easily view and explore their owner’s vehicle information via the Uconnect 8.4-inch touch screen. Hyundai provides a similar app through …

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2017 Escape SUV is Ford’s first vehicle to feature CarPlay & Android Auto, and ofcourse SYNC3

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Published: March 19, 2016 | Louisville, KY The new 2017 ESCAPE SUV becomes the first Ford’s vehicle to support all three infotainment platforms viz. SYNC3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The vehicle has been developed at the Louisville assembly plant and set to hit the dealership this May. With CarPlay …

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Jaguar Land Rover announce Android Wear support for its InControl app suite

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Published: March 17, 2016 | London At the 2016 Wearable Technology Show, Jaguar Land Rover announced the expansion of its wearable technology solutions with the introduction of its remote functions app to Android Wear watch. The Android Wear watch app will be available on all future Jaguar and Land Rover …

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All Cayenne models to have Porsche Communication Management

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Published: March 16,2016 The Porsche Cayenne now comes with new infotainment system and more connectivity. The centrepiece of the new future Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) that will be standard in all Cayenne models is a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen. The redesigned user interface enables operation that is intuitive and smartphone-like. …

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INRIX buys OpenCar to provide standardized in-vehicle app platform

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Published: March 10, 2016 | Kirkland, WA INRIX has acquired OpenCar for an unspecified amount to expand its infotainment services with an automotive-grade global app platform. OpenCar provides developer tools and services to create apps for an open, industry-wide ecosystem. It also enables app deployment across different makes and models …

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Geely to use Ericsson’s connected vehicle cloud for entry level digital service

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Published: February 23, 2016 | MWC 2016, Barcelona Geely Auto will begin by offering its customers advanced safety and maintenance features before progressing to vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and, ultimately, autonomous driving based upon Ericsson’s class leading cloud technology. In the first phase, Geely Auto customers will gain access to …

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