Volvo Plans to Deploy Apple CarPlay

March 3, 2014 by  
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Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Apple Inc. are joining forces to make Apple’s operating system available to drivers in a new service called Apple CarPlay, which is said to bring all of the features and services familiar to iPad, iPhone or iPod users directly into the car via Volvo Cars’ large center console touch screen display.

BMW and MINI expand app developer partnerships

March 28, 2013 by  
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BMW and MINI announced four new Apple iPhone app developer partners for BMW Apps and MINI Connected. The new apps include Audible (downloadable audio books and other spoken-word content), Glympse (location sharing), Rhapsody (subscription music service), and TuneIn (Internet radio).

Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will integrate Siri

December 12, 2012 by  
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Chevrolet announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the U.S. version of the Chevrolet Spark ( and Sonic (known as Aveo in Europe) will integrate Siri, the intelligent assistant early in 2013.

Infotainment innovations at IAA Frankfurt

September 14, 2011 by  
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By Jack Bergquist, Market Analyst, IMS Research

There were some interesting innovations in terms of connected platforms and HMI developments at the show.

Sony system Integrates iPod touch®/iPhone® into car audio systems

August 24, 2011 by  
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Sony announced Digital Link Sound System, a new product that installs and enhances the audio quality of factory head units. Digital Link Sound System will be available in two models, XDP-PK1000, an all-in-one package to optimize sound staging, and the XDP-MU110 model, a condensed version which integrates with existing or other subwoofers and amplifiers.

Supplier Business report on connected cars in North America describes rapid industry shift

August 27, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Product News, Telematics

Supplier Business, an IHS Global Insight company, has published a North American edition of its Connected Car report. Information on the report is available at

iSuppli says fourth-generation infotainment architectures put consumers in charge

August 24, 2010 by  
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The adoption of fourth-generation design architectures starting this year is shifting the supply and consumption paradigm in the automotive infotainment business, with consumers having a greater influence than ever before on car electronics, according to the automotive market research firm iSuppli Corp.

Research In Motion to acquire QNX Software Systems from Harman International

April 12, 2010 by  
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Harman International and Research In Motion (RIM) have reached an agreement for RIM to acquire QNX Software Systems. The deal is expected to close within 45 days. The firms said the acquisition is expected to strengthen QNX’s penetration in the automotive market.

Ford offers security suite

March 9, 2010 by  
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Ford is offering a suite of security features to protect its customers’ personal information from computer hackers and viruses.

VIEWPOINT: The app is the future of telematics

March 3, 2010 by  
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By Jeff Shariat,

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