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AGL releases the latest version of the infotainment platform, Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has released the latest version of the infotainment platform, Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0. The platform includes support for SmartDeviceLink integration, Speech Recognition APIs, secure Over-the-Air Updates (SOTA) and improvements to the App Framework and Software Development Kit (SDK). The UCB 4.0 release follows recent news …

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Waze integrated with Android Auto

Waze has been now integrated with Android Auto. Waze can be used by the cars having Android Auto to navigate via its in-car display, steering wheels, touch screen etc. Waze has many features such as: Find the fastest routes and most up-to-date road alerts. Start any drive using the voice …

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Maruti Suzuki updates its smartplay infotainment system

Maruti Suzuki is providing updates for its smartplay infotainment system. The update includes Android Auto and some new maps. The company had introduced Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with the Baleno, which later on was extended to Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross, but it supported only Apple CarPlay. The …

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BMW is introducing Skype in its car

BMW with partner Microsoft is bringing Skype for Business to its infotainment features, making it possible for users to connect to Skype meetings in the car. Earlier it had added Office 365 communications features to its BMW 5 series The reports say that Skype integration will be integrated into BMW’s …

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Ola Play, the connected car platform for ridesharing, grows over 200%

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According to reports, Ola Play, the connected car platform for ridesharing, grew over 200% quarter on quarter in terms of the number of rides. It has reached to more than 50,000 installations. This significant growth was witnessed in just six months of operations. This corroborates the increasing importance of the …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive platforms selected for inclusion in the next-generation of infotainment systems in Geely vehicles

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Qualcomm Technologies and Geely Auto Group have announced that Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive platforms were selected for inclusion in the next-generation of infotainment systems in Geely Auto Group vehicles. These systems include the infotainment offering with an integrated 4G LTE modem using the Snapdragon 820Am automotive platform. Geely vehicles featuring Snapdragon …

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Drivemode announces new integration with roadside assistance technology provider Urgent.ly

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Drivemode, the mobile-based automotive technology company, has announced a new integration with roadside assistance technology provider Urgent.ly. Through this integration, Drivemode’s active users will have in-app access to Urgent.ly’s fast and safe roadside assistance. This convergence of the automotive and high-tech sectors grants drivers access to connectivity features, the latest …

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NXP and HARMAN expand their collaboration in technologies supporting the connected in-car experience

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To tackle infotainment of the future, NXP and HARMAN have expanded their 15-year collaboration in technologies supporting the connected in-car experience, including tuners, digital signal processors, amplifiers and applications processors. As a lead customer for NXP’s latest generation of NXP infotainment solutions, HARMAN will work with NXP on pre-development work, …

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BlackBerry not perturbed by Toyota opting for AGL

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Util recently Toyota was using BlackBerry’s software as a component of its Entune system for certain infotainment services but the car manufacturer has announced that it is going to adopt AGL as its new infotainment platform for its 2018 Camry model. It is known that AGL is a collaborative effort …

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Delphi releases details of 3D multi layered display dashboard

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Delphi has created an instrument cluster – the 3D MLD display. The company claims it provides driver and passenger alike with a true 3D effect without requiring special glasses or causing headaches and other negative side effects. The concept combines software, optical and imaging technologies using two LCD panels, layered …

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