Flesh it out. It always sounds a little macabre to me. But it has been the word the infotainment world is using in order to get a variety of apps to work on their platform. Airbiquity uses the cloud for connectivity, and its Choreo platform has done some extensive work in the latest Nissan vehicles more »
Harman is known as the stalwart audio company. However, the past decade has seen its transformation into an OEM infotainment powerhouse, and they have been tearing it up at the Geneva Auto Show as a supplier to some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Here are just some of Harman’s announcements: o Harman Kardon comes more »
The word on the street is Apple iOS for the Car will be formally introduced at the Geneva Auto Show. The interwebz have all sorts of speculation as to how it is going to work, but in true Apple fashion, the company is tight-lipped in the details. What we do know is there are three automotive partners involved from the get-go: Ferrari, Volvo, and Mercedes.
It happened to me. My AM radio screen on my C-MAX freezes up when you try and change stations. And then it becomes a big chore to return back to satellite. Because the issue isn’t totally pressing, I waited for my local dealer to have a loaner car (might as well get a review in). So a base Ford Focus is filling my needs. More on that to come.
So it is of great interest that the word on the street is Ford is dumping Microsoft and moving to the less expensive QNX multimedia platform for its entertainment system.
I have tested numerous self-parking programs going as far back as Lexus LS a little less than ten years ago. Ford then seemed to up the bar on new Lincolns in 2009. Now we are seeing the technology in a mid-size SUV! The Jeep Cherokee has Chrysler’s Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.
CDMC Events will be presenting the 5th Annual Green Mobility Convention 2014 on Oct 30-31, 2014 in Beijing, China.
Poor Mitsubishi. They seem to get the short end of the stick from the mainstream automotive press when we know there are a few great engineers still left at the organization even when working on a shoestring budget.
The Automotive Science Group ASG tried to show their love to the new Mitsubishi Mirage, which you can get with some pretty cool infotainment for not much over the base sticker price if you are looking for a basic ride with great dash setup.
One of the latest infotainment and telematics joint ventures is from Volvo and Ericsson. Ericsson created a Connected Vehicle Cloud that will be exclusively available in Volvo cars.
Think outside the box, GM. Rather than being simply good, be good at something.
Pacific Accessory Corporation has introduced the newest offering from the company’s best-selling RadioPRO line of interfaces: the RP3-GM11. Designed to retain factory safety features when replacing the OEM radio, the RP3-GM11 is designed to work with most Class II GM-LAN vehicles with 24-pin harnesses.
With this partnership, Airbiquity will integrate Baidu’s popular Map, Send-to-Vehicle, and Music Service capabilities into its Choreo private cloud connected vehicle services platform and Driver Experience offering supporting connected cars and drivers in China. Which, in case your haven’t heard, has the potential to be a pretty big market for telematics.
The Rand Corporation recently put out a report discussing the benefits of autonomous vehicles for policymakers. One of the focuses was improving land use. “Fully autonomous vehicles could simply drop off passengers in urban centers and drive away to satellite parking areas. Further, vehicle sharing programs could decrease the rate of car ownership. In either more »