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Hyundai confirms its 2016 Sonata will get Apple CarPlay in Q1, Android Auto imminent?

Published: December 30, 2015 Hyundai has announced that Apple’s in-car infotainment system CarPlay will be making its way into Sonata models in the first quarter of 2016. The car-maker promised to bring the system this year, but unforeseen circumstances rendered its delay. Hyundai says that car owner will have to …

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Opel adds smartphone integration and IntelliLink infotainment to “affordable” Karl


Published: December 21, 2015 | Rüsselsheim Just like its bigger brother the Corsa the Opel KARL can now also be ordered with the ultra-modern, smartphone-compatible IntelliLink system and Opel OnStar. The smallest member of the Opel family will therefore offer leading technologies not expected in the class. R4.0 IntelliLink seamlessly …

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Jaguar Land Rover introduces InControls apps for India


Published: December 17, 2015 | Mumbai Jaguar India (owned by Tata Motors) launched extended InControl smartphone integration platform for its Land Rover model range in India. According to the company’s official statement, the new InControl Apps platform has been designed to transfer the smartphone’s interface to the in-car touch-screen infotainment …

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Honda Cars launches “Honda Connect” connected car platform for India


Published: December 16 , 2015 | New Delhi Honda Cars India has launched Honda Connect, an intelligent and advanced information platform for customers. The platform paves the way for advanced connectivity and enables new form of communication between the customer, car, his family and Honda. “Honda Connect”  feature is developed …

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Car sharing for London hoteliers to be provided by Ford’s GoDrive app


Published: December 11,2015, London GoDrive, Ford’s on-demand car-sharing pilot, has been expanding its reach since it was launched in London in May. The pilot offers Londoners and visitors to the capital a more flexible, practical and affordable car-sharing service. The new Limehouse hub will give hotel guests easy access to …

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Pioneer launched “remote control” app for infotainment units


Published: December 10, 2015 | India Pioneer launched  smart phone app ARC (Advanced Remote Control) for its devices. With the help of the ARC, users can now connect their smart phones to the unit and not only just share songs and videos from the phone to the device, but also …

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App based Audi car-rental brought to Las Vegas by Silvercar


Published: December10,2015 | Las Vegas, NV Silvercar is a revolutionary app-based car rental solution that will soon add Las Vegas to its list of 11 U.S. locations. The company, which only rents silver Audi A4s, currently operates at SFO, DEN, LAX, MIA, PHX, DFW, DAL, FLL, AUS, ORD, LAS and …

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Software recalls-an essential step to maintain security in autonomous cars


Published: 3rd December 2015 With the advanced autonomous car technology making a breakthrough in the automotive market, the threat of the system being hacked and the serious security concerns associated with it also flash in the mind of the buyer. There are many car manufacturing companies that are facing this …

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Grab taxi ties up with Chinese, US and Indian ride-hailing apps


Published: 5th December, 2015 | Kuala lumpur GrabTaxi (known as MyTeksi in Malaysia) has made strategic partnerships with mobile-based transportation platforms in China and India as well as a US rideshare service company to offer seamless rideshare coverage for travelers within their geographical coverage areas. GrabTaxi, a leading ride-hailing platform …

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Audi, Daimler and BMW get green signal to buy HERE maps


Published: December 06, 2015 | Munich Nokia completed its sale of Here to Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG for €2.55 billion ($2.8 billion). The deal was originally announced in August, pending regulatory approval, at an original price of €2.8 billion, “subject to certain purchase price adjustments. The deal gives the …

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