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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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Technavio: Rising demand for smartphone integration to aid growth of connected cars market

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According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global connected car market is expected to reach USD 144.95 billion by 2020, growing at a progressive CAGR of more than 32%. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue from the connected car technologies across all regions. The …

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MINI Connected in-car infotainment functions to include personal mobility assistant

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Published: 07 November 2016 The launch of the new generation of MINI Connected takes the intelligent link-up of the vehicle, driver and outside world into a new dimension. The introduction of the upgraded technology sees MINI Connected start a new journey beyond the familiar in-car infotainment functions to include a …

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Continental’s smartphone approach as alternative to car keys

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Published: 24 October 2016 The days of car keys are numbered, soon may become part of the history, never to be used again. Continental AG has developed a new technology which uses smart phones to unlock a car door and start the engine. It uses  smartphone’s Bluetooth connectivity to communicate …

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Automatic Lite, an affordable OBD-II dongle

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Published: 21 October 2016 Automatic announced a new Bluetooth connected car adapter, the Automatic Lite, the low-cost adapter for anyone who wants to save time and money on their car. This follows the success of the unlimited 3G Automatic Pro launch earlier this summer. Like Automatic Pro, Automatic Lite is …

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Mercedes & Microsoft working together to launch connected office in cars

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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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nuTonomy launches first driverless taxi on the streets of Singapore

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Published: August 25, 2016 | Singapore After announcing its first self-driving taxi project, nuTonomy has recently launched the first-ever public trial of a robo-taxi service. The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore’s one-north business district, where nuTonomy has been conducting daily autonomous vehicle (AV) testing since …

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Global automotive telematics market to reach $55.97 billion by 2022

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Published: August 22, 2016 | Dublin, US According to a recent report published by Research & Markets, global automotive telematics market is estimated to reach $55.97 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 21% between 2016 and 2022. A telematics system consists of both the hardware and the software that incorporates …

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Uber merges with China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing

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Published: August 05, 2016  Global ride-hailing company Uber has decided to expand its services in China and has decided to partner with a local entity and China’s homegrown champion, Didi Chuxing to ease out the process. In its latest fundraising round Didi was valued to be at $28 billion and the UberChina …

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Uber plans to track driver behaviour through app

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Published: July 1, 2016  In a bid to stop unprofessional driving habits, Uber has now introduced a way to track driver behaviour. The new update in app is sepcifically for drivers that monitors their speed and other factors. The app functions by capturing GPS data from drivers’ phones to present speed information in …

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