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.
Audiovox Electronics Corporation said its Car Connection™ telematics device lets consumers monitor their driving habits and their vehicle’s health.
Two new Sony aftermarket head units, XAV-601BT and XAV-701HD, are the first MirrorLink™-certified products available in US stores. The products were recently launched in Europe.
Livio (www.LivioConnect.com) has become a GENIVI member, joining 167 current partners on the open-source development platform.
Telematics Update will sponsor a free webinar at 12pm EST on Wednesday, March 14. The webinar, “Telematics, the Next Step: Harnessing Data to Provide Value for Automaker & Customer,” will explore how to use vehicle-generated data to provide the next generation of dynamic connected vehicle services. To register, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/967562454 Additional information is available at http://www.telematicsupdate.com/detroit/webinar.php
The world market for connected cars will see 650 percent growth from 5.4 million units in 2010, to exceed 40.5 million unit sales in 2017, according to IMS Research.
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone–A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.
Noting that about 70% of calls to Ford’s cloud-based SYNC services are for business searches and/or directions, the automaker is beta testing a live Operator Assist feature that will give all registered SYNC Services users complimentary access to a live operator for help with business searches and address entry for turn-by-turn directions. No additional software or hardware is needed.
The growth of insurance telematics products and services (ITPS) will be driven by data obtained by consumers and given to insurers. ITPS will grow from 300,000 units to over one million in 2011, according to Telematics Update.
Features include voice-activated Google Earth™, real-time traffic, fuel prices, weather, and mobile Wi-Fi hotspot