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It’s the Smartphone, Stupid!

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Brad Cordova is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of TrueMotion Last winter, the National Safety Council issued its report on traffic fatalities, and the data was shocking. 2014 saw the largest year-over-year percentage increase in 50 years. And then it happened again. In its most recent report, the National Safety …

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Continental’s smartphone approach as alternative to car keys


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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SEAT to bridge the gap between smartphone and infotainment system with its new Connect infotainment system


Published: September 8, 2015 | SEAT is prioritising in-car connectivity across its model range, in an attempt to take a lead in offering a range of online services to buyers. The Volswagen subsidiary company says that it is attempting to bridge “the gap between the smartphone and infotainment system” with …

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SKODA SmartGate connects driver’s smartphone with in-vehicle networking system


Published: September 02, 2015 | Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic The ŠKODA Fabia, Octavia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Yeti and Superb currently offer innovative solutions to in-car networking with your own smartphone or tablet. SmartLink and SmartGate functions bridge the connection between car and mobile. While SmartLink lets you use smartphone apps …

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INRIX to provide its real-time traffic data for the world’s first UBUNTU smartphone


Published: February 9, 2015 | London, United Kingdom INRIX has announced a partnership with open source software company Canonical to provide traffic, incident and parking intelligence for the world’s first Ubuntu smartphone, BQ’s Aquaris E4.5. “Smartphones are a vital source of information for drivers and this partnership provides Ubuntu users …

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CES 2015: Valeo demonstrates its InBlue smartwatch-and-smartphone based virtual key technology


Published: January 9, 2015 | International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Valeo InBlue uses Bluetooth tech to lock and unlock the vehicle either with a smartwatch or a smartphone. Valeo is demonstrating its InBlue smartphone- and smartwatch-based virtual key during the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas.  Valeo InBlue – debuting …

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Cadillac China adds smartphone mirroring to its CUE telematics suite


Published: December 02, 2014 | China Cadillac China has launched a smartphone screen duplication feature which is to be added to its CUE telematics program.  With this, the content on smartphones, iPads and other mobile devices is completely mapped to the CUE system. This feature will first be available in …

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Cadillac launches Powermat-compatible wireless smartphone charging in 2015 ATS sedan and coupe


Published: July 30, 2014 | United States Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this fall. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.  Following its introduction into the 2015 …

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Parrot Asteroid SMART brings smartphone-based infotainment in cars


Published: July 14, 2014 | United States Parrot is bringing enhanced smartphone and tablet connectivity staright onto the car dashboard with its Asteroid SMART. Last month, it teamed up with Google’s OAA during its launch. Parrot is currently developing robust infotainment solutions based on Android for several major car manufacturers …

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