June 6, 2015 by John Day
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.
December 17, 2014 by John Day
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.
January 7, 2014 by John Day
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.
January 6, 2014 by John Day
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.
November 21, 2013 by John Day
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.
November 20, 2013 by John Day
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.”
November 1, 2013 by John Day
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.
September 26, 2013 by John Day
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 http://www.telematicsupdate.com/content-services-mobile-apps/index.php
For additional information, or to register, visit https://secure.telematicsupdate.com/content-services-mobile-apps/register.php
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
September 5, 2013 by John Day
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.
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.
March 29, 2013 by John Day
PathPartner Technology has joined the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.
“PathPartner Technology will soon address the product development challenges of companies looking at launch of GENIVI compliant products by offering design service and end-to-end solutions,” said Ramkishor Korada, the firm’s executive vice president and head of global sales and business development. “We are looking at nurturing our partnerships with automotive design and development ecosystem by offering industry ready product solutions and design services.”