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INRIX expands in-car parking services with PayByPhone


Published: June 10, 2016 | Michigan, US INRIX, Inc., is now integrating PayByPhone’s on-street parking data and payment options into INRIX’s end-to-end parking solution for the connected car. This partnership strengthens the prediction capabilities of INRIX On-Street Parking by adding historical and real-time parking transaction information. It also adds significant coverage …

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IMS granted European patent for mobile-based telematics services


Published: June 7, 2016 | Waterloo, Canada Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office (EPO), that covers the fundamental requirements to enable connected car services using smartphones and other mobile devices. Patent EP 2171673 B1 covers the invention of using mobile devices for …

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WebLink smartphone platform to interface with SmartDeviceLink


Published: June 2, 2016 | Los Angeles, California Abalta Technologies, Inc. is extending its WebLink smartphone platform to interface with the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) standard, the automaker’s solution for running smartphone applications in the car. Currently supported by both Ford and Toyota, SDL allows automakers to customize the user interface, critical …

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VerifEye Technologies introduces AMOVI Taxi product line


Published: May 19, 2016 | Toronto, Canada VerifEye Technologies Inc. is expanding its AMOVI advanced mobile video product line to include new models that will address the specific requirements of taxi fleets adapting to the seismic changes occurring in the on-demand transportation industry. The AMOVI Taxi product line combines VerifEye’s …

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Logitech launches Logi ZeroTouch for hands free car control


Published: May 11, 2016 | California, US Logitech has introduced the Logi ZeroTouch™ Air Vent and Logi ZeroTouch Dashboard smart car mounts for Android™ smartphones that trigger Logitech’s voice-controlled app when you dock your phone in the car. With this combo you can hear and respond to an incoming text, …

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FIME accredited by Car Connectivity Consortium for MirrorLink


Published: April 28, 2016 The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has confirmed FIME’s status as an authorized test laboratory (ATL) for its MirrorLink™ Specification – the leading industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity – device certification program. Car manufacturers, smartphone makers and infotainment system providers can now work with FIME to confirm …

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BMW connects consumers through Microsoft’s Azure cloud


Published: April 01, 2016 BMW drivers can now get smartphone and Apple Watch alerts to leave early due to traffic or walking directions to a destination after they’ve parked their cars thanks to a new app powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud. BMW and Microsoft announced the new BMW Connected service …

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Viva Bahrain launches Connected Life smart system

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Published: March 29, 2016 Viva Bahrain has introduced Connected Life, a range of smart technologies for homes and cars, along with portable devices for child tracking and health monitoring. Customers can secure their home with an intelligent door lock with advanced access features, and smart surveillance cameras with sensor-activated functions. …

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Samsung & Yamaha reveals a smart heads-up display(HUD) for motorcycles


Published: March 29, 2016 | Italy Samsung and Yamaha are jointly developing a new platform to promote road safety-The Smart Windshield concept that involves a screen that allows access to information displayed on the rider’s smartphone in the least distracting manner. The Smart Windshield concept is a transparent screen placed …

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NYIAS 2016: BMW supports music streaming apps on Android phones, wait it isn’t “Android Auto”


Published: March 24, 2016 | NYC BMW Group announces that the first BMW Apps integrations for Android devices will be iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora – three of the most popular music streaming services. Drivers of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series can safely access and control these services through their …

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