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BMW 2017 5 series sedan will be equipped with wireless CarPlay support


Published: 14 October 2016 BMW announced that its 5 series model of 2017 will feature a wireless CarPlay support. This will be a first for BMW and many cars in the segment. As per the reports in the latest BMW 5 series sedan, iPhones will be able to connect wirelessly …

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HERE to launch sensor data-driven platform for connected cars


Published: 10 October 2016 Mapping giant HERE is all set to launch a sensor data-driven platform for connected cars which will be the meeting point of ADAS, autonomous cars and smart cities. HERE claims that its service will crowd source maps data from sensor rich connected vehicle. The service will collect data …

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Vehicle sourced data services for the auto industry from Here


Published: 28 September 2016 HERE has announced next generation vehicle-sourced data services for the auto industry. It outlined how its Open Location Platform intends to harness real-time data generated by the on-board sensors of connected vehicles to create a live depiction of the road environment. Drivers will be able to access this …

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Lattice expands automotive product portfolio with ECP5 and CrossLink

Lattice Semiconductor

Published: 15 September 2016 Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, has announced the expansion of its automotive product portfolio with ECP5™ and CrossLink™ programmable devices tailored specifically for interface bridging applications. The two products deliver optimized connectivity solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and …

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Korea: KT with CarVi to provide ADAS to Lotte Rent-a-car


Published: 14 September 2016 In January 2016 KT had announced its partnership with Samsung and CarVi to provide ADAS. “KT, South Korea’s second-largest telecom company, had joined hands with Samsung Electronics and CarVi.   CarVi, a Silicon Valley tech company specializing in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), to develop ADAS technology. …

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Autopilot: Tesla moves from optical to radar sensor


Published: 13 September 2016 According to the Tesla Blog, Version 8 of Autopilot software will have a significant upgrade. It will use onboard radar signals. Though radar sensors were there in all Tesla models since 2014, but they were supplementary to the optical sensors and image processing system(Mobileye). Here onwards …

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Ford collaborates with ‘Techstars Mobility’ startups- Spatial, HAAS Alert and Cargo

Techstars Mobility

Published: 12 September 2016 Imagine an in-vehicle navigation system that uses human-driven, social media data such as most-photographed areas and food truck locations to build an interactive map. Or a world where advanced notifications warn drivers of approaching emergency vehicles. Or one in which ride-share vehicles double as convenience stores, …

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TrueMotion Impact- a smartphone app that can detect collision and notify first responders


Published: 12 September 2016 TrueMotion Impact is a smartphone app that can detect when a vehicle has been in a collision. It automatically notifies first responders, connects with emergency services and subsequently facilitates the claims process saving time and money. “With the rate of auto accidents increasing at an alarming …

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SureDrive by LoJack, based on CalAmp telematics cloud service


Published: 12 September 2016 SureDrive is a mobile application designed to bring connected car services to consumers, including advanced safety and security technologies. Leveraging CalAmp’s Telematics Cloud service, SureDrive more tightly integrates the vehicle with the consumer’s connected life. When combined with LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, SureDrive also helps …

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Mercedes & Microsoft working together to launch connected office in cars


Published: September 05, 2016 At a recent event IFA 2016 in Berlin,  Mercedes-Benz has announced a new project called In Car Office to incorporate smart productivity features into your ride. For this initiative, Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft are partnering up to enable drivers to be more productive while on the road and away from …

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