Mopar Offers Mopar® Connect Powered by Autonet Mobile

July 7, 2015  by  

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Mopar has launched Mopar® Connect, powered by Autonet Mobile. Mopar Connect is a telematics service that allows customers to control their car from a Smartphone.

In addition to In-Car WiFi the systems offer Alarm Notifications, a find my car feature, Valet Mode, Speed Tracker, Curfew Management, Geo Zones, Parental Controls and the ability to remotely operate the full range of functions normally found on a key fob.

“The demands of the connected driver are rapidly changing,” said Phil Hughes, Autonet Mobile’s President. “Autonet Mobile is excited to power the Mopar® Connect system and include our technology into a full suite of cloud solutions available to Chrysler customers across the country.”

BlackBerry IoT Platform Leverages Secure Global Network for Over-the-Air Updates

June 6, 2015  by  

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At TU-Automotive Detroit 2015, BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) demonstrated its next-generation over-the-air (OTA) update solution, which it said will help automakers cut maintenance costs, reduce expensive recalls, improve customer satisfaction, and keep vehicles up to date with compelling new features long after they have rolled off the assembly line.

The OTA update solution is part of the BlackBerry® IoT Platform and is designed to deliver secure, globally scalable update services for maintaining and enhancing the software in infotainment systems, telematics units, and other end-points in the vehicle.

Tech Mahindra Aftermarket Suite Combines Telematics and Sensor-Based Predictive Maintenance

December 17, 2014  by  

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Tech Mahindra Ltd. announced Automotive Suite Solution, a managed service for automakers and dealers that combines telematics and sensor-based predictive maintenance.

The firm described the solution as a dedicated portal for use by dealers that includes all vehicle activities, warnings, faults, and service history. It gives owners real-time information on the health of their vehicle and provides for predictive maintenance and proactive service appointments.

AT&T Announces a Connected Car Center and an Automotive Platform

January 7, 2014  by  


Boosting its profile in connected vehicle technology, AT&T announced the creation of a connected car center in Atlanta and a modular, global automotive platform, AT&T Drive.

AT&T Drive Studio

The connected car center, AT&T Drive Studio, is a working lab where AT&T will develop and test technologies to enhance the driving experience, by improving safety, convenience and entertainment. 

The more than 5,000-square foot facility features working garage bays, a speech lab, a showroom to exhibit the latest innovations, conference facilities, and more.  The AT&T Drive Studio integrates AT&T solutions across multiple companies, and serves as a hub where AT&T can respond to needs of automotive manufacturers and the auto ecosystem at large.

Chevrolet Announces AppShop & 4G LTE

January 6, 2014  by  


Chevrolet made two significant announcements at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.

It introduced Chevrolet AppShop, which allows owners to view all available apps through an icon displayed on the MyLink screen, download the apps they want directly to the vehicle, and then organize, update or delete them; essentially, smartphone-like functionality.

Chevrolet also announced a high-speed data capability via an OnStar 4G LTE connection in the vehicle running on AT&T’s network.

Garmin Announces a New OEM Navigation Core

November 21, 2013  by  


Garmin International Inc. announced Gemini, a new navigation core designed for the auto OEM market.

According to Garmin, Gemini provides automakers a faster, more intuitive and feature-rich in-dash navigation experience than ever before.

The accompanying Software Development Kit (SDK) allows automakers to customize the feature set as well as the look and feel. Gemini features advanced 3D graphics for better orientation and smart navigation features. The ability to integrate automatic over-the-air (OTA) map and software updates can make it easier for drivers to keep their system current.

CCC Launches MirrorLink 1.1

November 20, 2013  by  

 The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), which is dedicated to MirrorLink standards and solutions, announced that app developers can begin coding with version 1.1 of the CCC’s MirrorLink standard.

The organization said that developers now have “a one-stop shop” to create apps that are both driver-aware and interoperable between a majority of the world’s most popular cars and handsets.

“Right now, car connectivity is all about content,” said Jörg Brakensiek, technical workgroup chair of the CCC. “The sooner we can make content suitable for in-car consumption, the sooner car connectivity will achieve its promise.”

Maxim Receiver & Amp Support Multiple Navigation Standards

November 1, 2013  by  


Maxim Integrated Inc. introduced the MAX2769B and MAX2670, specifically designed to address Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) applications.

These receiver solutions are capable of operating over the navigation standards GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass and have completed PPAP and AEC-Q100 approval.

The MAX2670 is a dual stage low noise amplifier typically located in or close to the antenna module, while the MAX2769B resides within the dashboard as the receiver.

The MAX2769B is said to offer the industry’s lowest noise figure of 1.4dB, a critical element that dominates the overall receiver sensitivity and enables faster satellite locking.

Telematics Update: Content & Apps

September 26, 2013  by  

 The Telematics Update Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 Conference will be held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco December 11-12. The conference will focus on the future of content in the car.

A program and speakers list is available at

For additional information, or to register, visit

Speakers scheduled to participate include:

  • Matt Jones, Senior Technical Specialist – Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Philippe Kahn, CEO, Fullpower-MotionX
  • Damon Lavrinc, Transportation Editor, WIRED
  • Steffen Neumann, Project Manager, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America
  • Charles Koch, Manager New Business Development, American Honda

Driveway Software introduces SmartUBI insurance telematics platform

September 5, 2013  by  


Driveway Software introduced SmartUBI Platform, an insurance telematics platform that includes a smartphone usage-based insurance (UBI) application, and cloud-based analytics and portals.

The firm said its platform offers carriers looking to enter the usage-based insurance market a cost-effective and quick deployment solution, putting telematics within reach of any size carrier to take advantage of this maturing and growing market segment.

Leveraging smartphones

Driveway Software said it makes entry to the usage-based insurance market affordable and easy by leveraging the insured’s own smartphone to monitor driving behavior and capture data. With the insured’s driving data and preliminary analytics in hand, combined with SmartUBI’s cloud-based analytics capabilities, carriers are better able to determine individual driver risk scores to help make the most informed risk and premium decisions.

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