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BMW creates online laboratory with IFTTT for advance testing of ConnectedDrive services


Published: January 20, 2016 | Munich BMW Group is constantly working to develop digital services which will expand vehicle connectivity. The BMW Labs portal, due to go online on 19 January 2016, will give customers the chance to test in advance new services still under development and therefore play an active …

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Exclusive: INRIX, AT&T, AppCarousal and Movimento articles in Jan-Feb issue of Smart Automotive


Published: January 14, 2016 | New Delhi, India  Telematics Wire, a media services firm focused on online publication, market research and conferences related to Vehicle Telematics revealed the upcoming edition (November-December) of its bi-monthly publication Smart Automotive. The online edition can be accessed following this link.  Smart Automotive is the …

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Eliocity launches XeeConnect OBD-II dongle plus smartphone app for automotive aftermarket


Published: January 12, 2016 | France French start-up company Xee has developed the XeeConnect box, a plug and play device for in-car connectivity, Frandroid reports. The device communicates over GPRS, with GPS, accelerometer and other data. The idea is to centralise car-related data to analyse them and present them on …

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NAIAS 2016: Toyota bets on Kymeta’s satellite communication for connected cars


Published: January 12, 2016 | Detroit, MI Toyota displayed a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta, a U.S.-based company that is the world’s leader in flat-panel antenna technology. Toyota is working to enhance its connected technologies, including a …

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CVTA partners with MusiComm to deliver music to connected vehicles


Published: January 11, 2016 | Washington DC The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and MusiComms are teaming up to identify key business and technical requirements for music delivery in the connected vehicle. As the trade association for connected vehicles, CVTA is engaged in connectivity from the automobile to the home to …

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CES 2016: Qualcomm Snapdragon processor will power Audi’s infotainment systems fall 2017


Published: January 8, 2016 |Las Vegas Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf showed off a new processor for automotive systems and said Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will use the chipmaker’s current product in 2017 model vehicles. “The car is being reinvented based on being connected,” Mollenkopf said Tuesday at the Consumer …

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Intelematics partners with local European automotive clubs to expands its presence beyond ANZ


Published: January 08, 2016 | Melbourne Intelematics has entered into a joint venture with The AA PLC (UK), ANWB, the Dutch roadside assistance club and ÖAMTC, the Austrian club, to establish Intelematics Europe and deliver new connected car services to the European market.  The partnership between Intelematics and three of …

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More than 10 models will carry autonomous driving technology by 2020: Renault-Nissan


Published: January 08, 2016 | Sunnyvale, CA The Renault-Nissan Alliance will launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the next four years. Nissan will launch a range of vehicles with autonomous capabilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and China through 2020. The technology will be installed …

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CES 2016: QNX releases new software platforms for ADAS, automated driving and in-car acoustics


Published: January 7, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV This is year at CES,  QNX, much like every year,  has launched two software platforms: one that can speed the development of automated driving systems, and one that can transform how acoustics applications are implemented in the car. Last month, QNX partnered …

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Harman @ CES 2016: Connected services, drones, ADAS, active safety, Office 365 and more…

Published: January 07, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV Harman showcases its expertise cutting across various automotive verticals at CES 2016. The HARMAN experience showcase is located at the Hard Rock Hotel. Following are some of the takeaways from Harman’s booth.  Pupil tracking for driver monitoring Harman has revealed a pupil tracking …

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