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INRIX: Floating Car Data is “as good as” road sensors in terms of traffic accuracy

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Published: October 08, 2015 | Munich, Germany An independent quality test by the German State of Bavaria’s Centre for Traffic Management (ZVM) has found that floating car data (FCD) from INRIX is ‘just as good’ as the information from road sensors. The results indicate that the traffic authority can provide …

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HERE furthers discussion on global in-vehicle data standard for automated driving

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Published: October 08, 2015 | Auburn Hills, MI HERE along with participants from a dozen companies from the automotive industry assembled yesterday in Auburn Hills, Michigan to continue their joint efforts to drive a global standard for how in-vehicle sensor data is transmitted to a location cloud. The aim of …

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GM planning to run autonomous Chevy Volts by 2017

Published: October 07, 2015 | Detroit, MI General motors has announced to run autonomous Volt cars in 2017. The automaker plans to use the test fleet of Volts to more quickly develop autonomous vehicles as it moves testing from professional drivers and test tracks into more real-world scenarios. The Volts …

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Ford to attract app developers for SYNC AppLink at the Dublin Web Summit

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Published: October 06, 2015 | Cologne, Germany   Ford is inviting developers to take part in a 24-hour challenge to design apps for SYNC, Ford’s voice-activated connectivity system. The SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge Dublin is organized with Web Summit; offers €75,000 prize money, opportunity to develop new apps with Ford. …

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Spotify makes way to dashboards via MirrorLink RockScout app

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Published: October 06,  2015 | Beaverton, OR Spotify has become the first prominent music streaming service available on car dashboards through the MirrorLink platform. The streaming service’s Android app is available starting today through MirrorLink, a standard for in-dash smartphone interfaces. The Spotify app is already available through Apple’s CarPlay …

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Qt reveals “Qt Automotive Suite” for HMI developers

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Published: October 03, 2015 | Helsinki, Finland The Qt Company, creators of the Qt cross-platform development framework, together with its partners KDAB and Pelagicore announced the Qt Automotive Suite, a new product to support common In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) system development needs of automotive OEMs and Tier1’s. Today’s automakers and suppliers want …

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STMicroelectronics introduces Telemaco family of telematics-grade processors

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Published: October 01, 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of application-specific processors for automotive telematics and connectivity applications. Called Telemaco2, the new family offers a set of automotive-grade, Linux-programmable microcontrollers that are dedicated to in-car systems that enhance safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency. Telemaco2-powered solutions address …

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Toyota Motor and Park 24 to expand their joint car sharing service trial in central Tokyo

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Published: September 30, 2015 | Tokyo, Japan Toyota Motor and Park 24 will expand the scope and scale of their joint car sharing service trial in central Tokyo. In addition to continuing to use the Toyota i-Road, the service will now also make use of the COMS, a super-compact electric …

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Tesla delivers Model X with active parking sensors and “giant” infotainment head-unit

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Published: September 30, 2015 | California, United States Telsa Motors delivered the first of its long-awaited Model X electric sports-utility vehicles. The launch of the Model X represents a milestone for the loss-making Silicon Valley automaker during a period of high spending and modest growth, because it can now boast a …

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2016 GMC models’ IntelliLink infotainment systems will be updated with Android Auto compatibility

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Published: September 29, 2015 | Detroit, MI A software upgrade enabling Android Auto phone compatibility for 2016 GMC Canyon, Sierra and Yukon models equipped with the available eight-inch IntelliLink system will be offered to U.S. customers in March 2016. The upgrade will be performed by GMC dealers. Many system features …

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