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Airshow traffic chaos averted by utilizing the built-in Bluetooth in spectators cars

Following the disastrous traffic congestion caused by unexpectedly high spectator numbers at the 2012 Royal New Zealand Air Force Air Show, organizers of the 2017 event knew they needed to avoid a repeat performance. Fortunately, Bluetooth sensor technology was available to assist, ensuring far smooth traffic flow. We all know …

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Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to help ease traffic management


Published: June 18, 2015 Have you ever witnessed a 2-mile long traffic jam while cruising on a highway and quickly believe, “Like, I didn’t see an accident back there, I wonder what happened?” Similar researches and solutions are coming each day on a plethora of traffic monitoring and management technologies, …

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ALPS producing new Bluetooth wireless all-in-one LAN modules for automotive applications


Published: January 27, 2015 | United States ALPS is now mass producing the UGZZF Series of Bluetooth wireless all-in-one LAN modules for automotive applications. The modules are seen as ideal for wireless connection between automotive equipment, such as car navigation systems, and mobile devices. Smartphone functionality is being constantly enhanced …

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AppYourCar: A new convergence technology to integrate smartphones with car


Published: December 10, 2014 | Munich, Germany App Your Car UG has created AppYourCar, a new convergence of technology that incorporates a driver’s favorite everyday apps, Bluetooth technology, a steering wheel control and wireless charging capability to create the safest and most advanced car infotainment system for any vehicle on …

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u-blox acquires Lesswire for car connectivity and automotive grade Bluetooth


Published: December 4, 2014 | Berlin, Germany u-blox has announced the acquisition of automotive-grade Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module products and a team of key engineers from Lesswire AG, a subsidiary of the PRETTL group. Lesswire is a privately owned company that provides robust vehicle-ready short range wireless communication modules to …

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NXP Semiconductors acquires wearable and Bluetooth LE business of Quintic


Published: November 25, 2014 | Eindhoven, Netherlands NXP Semiconductors announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Quintic to acquire assets and IP related to its Wearable and Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) IC business. This transaction contributes to NXP’s drive to create security and connectivity solutions for fast-growing …

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New smartphone app to prevent growing number of hot car deaths

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Published: August 1, 2014 | United States Thursday was the National Heatstroke Prevention Day, which raises awareness about the estimated 40 child deaths each year in hot cars. Now, there’s new technology for smartphones that may help prevent that from happening. To alert parents, a non-profit organisation called Kars4Kids in …

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u-blox acquires connectBlue to drive Bluetooth-based in-vehicle connectivity

Published: May 20, 2014 u-blox  announces the acquisition of Swedish connectBlue AB. The acquisition greatly enhances the u-blox portfolio of positioning and cellular wireless communications solutions with short range communication products. This strategic move broadens the u-blox module offering bringing within reach millions of devices connected to the internet. Key applications include …

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Danlaw launches OBD-II device with Texas’ SimpleLink Bluetooth CC2564 solution

April 9, 2014, United States: Danlaw Inc., announces their  OBDII telematics device which gains its Bluetooth® capability from the Texas Instruments (TI) SimpleLink™ Bluetooth CC2564 solution.  The Bluetooth/ Bluetooth low energy dual mode capability introduced in the next-generation DataLogger telematics device is just one of the new features available in …

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Bluetooth vehicle tracking to be used in Canada

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Ontario, Canada:   Bluetooth technology is being used by Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to predict traffic flow, and the ministry wants to use it to estimate border wait times.In Windsor, Ont., city council approved permits on Tuesday for the ministry to install tracking equipment on streetlights and lampposts on streets leading …

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