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Visa helps securing in-car payments for Honda users

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Published: February 23, 2016|MWC 2016, Barcelona At MWC 2016, Visa demonstrated car-based commerce when it showcased how in-car payments could simplify ordering food at a quick service restaurant. Over the last year, Visa has continued to test and evolve in-car payments, including showing how to simplify the process of leasing …

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MWC 2016: Volvo dumps physical keys in favour of smartphone apps

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Published: February 20, 2016| Gothenberg Volvo Cars are planning to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017. The carmaker will pilot this technology in spring 2016 via its car sharing firm Sunfleet, stationed at Gothenburg airport, Sweden. Under the project, a limited number of …

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Tesla updates ‘Summon’ autopilot app after consumer reports raises security issues

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Published: February 11,2016 Early this year, Tesla 7.1 software introduced an array of new Autopilot features to further enhance the convenience and safety of the driving experience. While many of these features move the ball forward toward a safer autonomous future, none is more significant than the remote parking technology …

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HERE and Nuance collaborate to enhance in-car connectivity powered by voice

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Published: February 11, 2016| Chicago HERE, a leader in mapping and location technology, and Nuance Communications, a leading provider of voice and language solutions, today announced a relationship to enhance integrated location and voice services in the connected automotive market. Nuance will be working with HERE to create innovative voice …

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Moovit’s partnership with BMW offers DriveNow car sharing services

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Published: February 9, 2016| London Moovit now offers Londoners the best multimodal experience thanks to a new partnership with DriveNow by BMW. Fully integrated into the app, the car sharing feature now offers even more ways to get around your city. To make it work one has to install the …

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TomTom expands traffic services citing automotive growth

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Published: February 9, 2016 TomTom’s annual results for FY2015 report Automotive bookings of over €300 million in 2015. Total revenue is forecast to grow to around €1,050 million for 2016. Consumer continued to make further inroads in establishing a multi-product consumer business with GPS sport watches and action cameras. Automotive …

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AppCarousel and Mobica join hands to enhance connected car app experience

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Published: February 9, 2016 | Wilmslow  AppCarousel and Mobica have announced a strategic partnership leveraging each other’s expertise to offer end-to-end app and software solutions to markets worldwide including connected car, connected fleet, Internet of Things, and smart devices. AppCarousel’s platform delivers a range of solutions to organizations looking to deploy …

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VIA selects HERE for traffic data to enhance government road safety programs

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Published: February 8,2016| Berlin HERE has been selected by VIA, the traffic software specialists, to provide historical and current traffic data that will enable VIA to enhance the quality of services it provides to government customers. Following a commercial agreement between the two companies, Netherlands-based VIA will utilize Traffic Analytics, …

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Pivotal partners with Ford for software platform for FordPass to revolutionise cloud-based mobility

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Published: February 8,2016|Dearborn  Ford is working with cloud-based software technology leader Pivotal to build a software platform supporting FordPass® that will enable the company to rapidly innovate and iterate on new applications and mobility solutions for consumers. FordPass – a free digital, physical and personal platform – features four benefits for …

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Zubie launches preventive maintenance app for commercial fleet managers

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Published:February 5,2016| Charleston, SC Zubie has enhanced its robust suite of  business fleet tracking, analytics and management capabilities with new Zubie Maintenance. This automated ongoing maintenance solution for business fleets tracks essential service needs — oil changes, tire rotation, brakes servicing, etc. and sends reminders when they are due. These …

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