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Ford enhances Vehicle entertainment adds Live TV Streaming and Wi-Fi Hotspots

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Ford is reinventing how drivers and passengers consume entertainment in their vehicles; available dual-headrest rear seat entertainment system in all-new 2018 Ford Expedition can stream live cable or satellite television via SlingPlayer; all-new compact 2018 EcoSport makes it easy to stream music and gives occupants more places to store mobile …

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Garmin joins BMW AG as a tier-one infotainment supplier

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Garmin has announced that it has been appointed by BMW AG as a tier-one supplier of infotainment computing modules for future BMW models. Garmin will be expanding its state-of-the-art automotive OEM manufacturing capability and capacity in order to serve BMW production requirements. The Garmin automotive OEM group utilizes the company’s …

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Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor to power PSA vehicles

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PSA Group and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Automotive (820A) processor in the PSA Group’s next generation vehicles.  As Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced automotive solution, the Snapdragon 820A processor can support the PSA Group’s infotainment systems to deliver immersive in-car experiences, such as music and video …

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OT and Omoove present EasyOpen, a service that transforms smartphone into car keys

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No keys, no card, you only need a smartphone to open the car and start the journey! OT(Oberthur Technologies) and Omoove have announced that they are joining forces to transform user experience and increase security for car sharing services. The two companies will present EasyOpen, a service powered by OT’s …

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HARMAN collaborates with Ultrahaptics to develop mid-air haptic feedback system

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HARMAN International has announced the development of a mid-air haptic feedback system, developed in partnership with Ultrahaptics. The new technology allows drivers to control infotainment and audio systems with hand gestures, enabling them to keep their eyes on the road and lowering cognitive distraction while driving. The system creates  a connection …

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Evaluating automotive infotainment networking technologies

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  Henry Muyshondt, Senior Manager Automotive Infotainment Systems Group, Microchip Technology Inc. Back in November 2013, I participated in an EE Catalog roundtable titled “Automotive Ethernet: No Simple Answers” (see http://eecatalog.com/ethernet/2013/11/27/automotive-ethernet-no-simple-answers/). While the world has moved forward since then, many of the points made still remain today. The easier answers …

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Jaguar and Shell launch in-car payment system for gas stations

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Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app. The Shell app is one of several new enhancements to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XE and XF models .Other updates include addition of convenience features such as gesture technology where the sweep of a …

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Wipro’s Digital-TV middleware solution customized for the Japanese automotive market

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Wipro Ltd has announced that its Digital-TV (DTV) Middleware Solution, which facilitates In-Car TV reception systems, has been customized for the Japanese automotive market. Wipro’s DTV Middleware offering provides a turn key solution for global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of automotive infotainment systems to enable broadcast TV reception within vehicles. …

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CX North America Information Services Inc has announced the launch of its next-generation mobile app for drivers

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CX North America Information Services Inc has announced the launch of its next-generation mobile app for drivers. The Mobile App provides real-time information exchange and tracking within the context of specific freight shipments, offering drivers, fleet managers, brokers and customers the most up-to-date information possible. Beyond delivering unparalleled location, communication …

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BMW M760Li xDrive laden with innovative ADAS features and gesture control system

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With BMW M760Li xDrive the BMW M GmbH is presenting M Performance Automobiles based on the BMW 7 Series Sedan for the first time. It has some innovative driver assistance systems. The Driving Assistant Plus system includes the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Rear …

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