Microsoft Signs Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements With Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive
REDMOND, WA – Microsoft Corp. has announced patent licensing agreements with automotive technology companies Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive for the use of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) file system. The capabilities of Microsoft’s exFAT technology allow automotive technology companies to meet increasing consumer demand for connected cars that let drivers and passengers more »
Ford has developed what it’s calling new, high-impact testing for its truck and van platforms– and it’s using robot drivers. According to the official press release from Ford, the robotic vehicle controls are ” ideally suited for durability test conditions that could prove too taxing for human drivers.” In other words, the Motor Company gets more »
Our 2013 Hyundai Azera test car was attractive inside and out and offered performance, if not quite refinement, worthy of cars from the likes of Lexus costing much more. It also featured Hyundai Assurance goodies that we’re thankful we didn’t have to use. Every Azera comes standard with Assurance Connected Care, which will automatically let more »
CAMARILLLO, CA – Xirgo Technologies, Inc. has announced it has reached a new agreement to sell onboard diagnostic (OBD) devices to insurance companies who commit to licensing Progressive’s Usage Based Insurance (UBI) patents by June 30, 2013. “Insurance companies who license Progressive’s IP can now quickly and efficiently roll out UBI services using Xirgo Technologies more »
Ford says it has started building the all-new Ford Focus Electric in Germany for the European market. It’s the Motor Company’s first fully electric car to be produced in Europe.
BMW ConnectedDrive has won “Best Safety and Security Solution” at the 2013 Telematics Update Awards in Detroit, MI.
Clarion to Redefine In-vehicle Connectivity Using Google’s Cloud-Based Voice Recognition, Mapping and Search Services
CYPRESS, CA – Clarion Corporation of America has announced the next generation of Clarion’s in-vehicle multimedia and navigation systems will feature advanced natural speech recognition as well as search and positioning technologies from Google. By incorporating Google’s sophisticated cloud-based Google Places within its Smart Access connectivity platform, Clarion infotainment systems will allow users access to more »
DETROIT, MI – The automotive technology firm Tweddle Group has announced a move that enables the organization to focus more resources on managing relationships among vehicle owners, dealers and automakers and on bringing significant advancements to the connected services marketplace. As an initial step in growing its vehicle relationship management (VRM) solutions, Tweddle has sold more »
When it comes to politicians, Escorts typically get you into trouble. Ask Eliot Spitzer. However, when it comes to your ride, there are few companies dedicated to saving your hide like Escort. The stalwart radar detector company is now debuting its Passport Max High Definition DSP radar detector. And check out the sexiness of that more »
BMW says enhancements to its ConnectedDrive infotainment and telematics suite will directly benefit U.S. BMW drivers by giving them more standard features and more available services.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a Connected Car company, unveiled its next generation IMS DriveSync solution at Telematics Detroit 2013. The new IMS DriveSync solution is a fully converged Connected Car platform that combines the best of Telematics and Infotainment, with the fun of social networking – turning any vehicle into a connected more »
If you buy a new General Motors vehicle, you’re going to get free use of the General’s RemoteLink mobile app that allows you to lock and unlock doors, start your vehicle remotely, and more for the next five years.