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Renesas launches R-Car reference package for Android


Renesas Electronics Corporation has launched  R-Car reference package for Android for its R-Car automotive system-on-chips (SoCs). This package supports Android 8.0, the latest OS announced by Google. Android 8.0 is the first version of Android OS to include support for functions required in automotive systems. The high-level cloud services for …

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Audi to present its concept of next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android at Google I/O


Audi at Google I/O developer conference will be presenting its concept of a next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated. New, open system architecture for in-car infotainment Audi presents the …

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Volvo and Google partner to develop in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android


Volvo Cars has announced a close partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years. The partnership promises to revolutionise how …

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Nexar’s smart dashcam recording app now available on Android


Published: 17 November 2016 Nexar has arrived on Android. The feature-rich app goes beyond the myriad alternative dashcam recording apps out there and is striving to create a network of crowdsourced data garnered from millions of smartphones glued to windshields around the world. The app uses machine learning and computer vision technology to …

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BMW connect Version 3.0 has Alexa integration; Version 1.0 will be available for Android


Published: 12 October 2016 BMW Connect version 3.0 is launched with some added connectivity features such as Alexa integration, first mile navigation, vehicle service alerts, battery saving mode and Apple watch app. Alexa integration allows the users to control their car’s functions like door locking and battery charge status, from …

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Qualcomm & Google are working together to bring Android in cars


Published: May 20, 2016 | San Diego Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is working with Google on an initiative bringing the power of Android OS embedded directly into the car. The initiative aims to help car makers create infotainment systems using Android as a common platform, making it easier to add connected …

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Viper introduces “SmartStart” app to be featured in Apple Watch and Android Wear


Published: 17 September 2015 | Vista, CA Viper launched SmartStart – a mechanic-installed gadget that let you wirelessly start your car, open the trunk, and more – back in 2009. Version 4.0, launching today, adds the ability to start your car wirelessly by simply speaking to your Apple Watch. SmartStart …

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Omnicomm releases fleet tracking mobile applications for iOS and Android


Published: April 22, 2015 | Moscow, Russia Omnicomm released a mobile application for its cloud service Omnicomm Online. The application runs on iOS and Android platforms, and it is now available on App Store and Google Play. Following the intention to provide customers with more convenient and practical service for …

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TomTom GO Mobile navigation app with traffic info now available globally for free


Published: March 25, 2015 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands TomTom (TOM2) GO Mobile, a new navigation app for Android devices, with TomTom Traffic, is now available globally for free on 64 Google Play stores. People can now experience TomTom’s premium navigation and real-time traffic information, driving up to 75km every month …

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Google seeks to install Android straight into a vehicle’s infotainment system

Published: December 22, 2014 | United States According to numerous sources, Google is seeking to install its next Android operating system directly into a vehicle’s infotainment system. In doing so, users could access the internet directly without having to connect their smartphones. It would be possible to browse the web …

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