GENIVI Members Renault and Nissan Combine to Deliver a Common IVI System

March 10, 2015 by  
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genivi logoThe GENIVI Alliance announced that members Renault and Nissan will launch a new joint program to deliver a common IVI system based on software developed within the Alliance membership.

The new software will supply all low-to-mid and high-class Renault and Nissan vehicles globally and will be supplied by Robert Bosch GmbH.

“Our Renault-Nissan team believes GENIVI will become the new standard automotive operating system that will be used in in-vehicle infotainment systems,” said Alexandre Corjon, Renault-Nissan Alliance Global Vice President, EE & Systems Engineering. “A GENIVI solution will allow both an increase in quality level and a decrease in the cost of these systems due to reuse of many software modules.”

Parrot Introduces an Automotive Media Center

September 29, 2014 by  
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Modern Media & TV Sharing for in-Car Entertainment

Parrot unveiled an automotive Media Center resulting from substantial investment and development around digital TV, Ethernet AVB and Android.

The new platform is being adapted to fit into the vehicles of major manufacturers. Mass production will begin in the first half of 2015.

Full HD (1080p) movies from any connected source or from on-board Digital TV receiver can be broadcast seamlessly into automotive-grade displays and/or end user tablets or smartphone. Each video source offers fully synchronized playback on multiple screens, or independent video source playback on each screen, for enhanced user experience.

Telematics Munich 2014 – November 10-11

July 18, 2014 by  
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Telematics Update’s Telematics Munich conference is scheduled for November 10-11 at the Hotel Dolce, Munich, Germany.  Organizers say the conference will focus on how the car is plugging into the connected world so that the ecosystem can develop auto mobility strategies towards 2020.

The Car Plugs into the Connected World: Auto Mobility Strategies for 2020

As hype gathers around the Internet of Things, automakers and service providers alike are developing data management systems capable of dealing with the huge influx of data that comes with having everything connected.

Renault and Orange Plan for 4G/LTE

December 11, 2013 by  
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Renault and Orange are collaborating on a research project to test the automotive uses of very-high-speed, 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) connectivity.

Orange rolled out 4G at Renault’s research and testing facilities. The aim is for both teams to test new uses made possible by very-high-speed mobile technology in real-life situations, ranging from virtual office and cloud gaming to video conferencing.

An initial test is underway on the NEXT TWO prototype based on Renault ZOE and to be presented on the Renault stand at the LeWeb’13 Paris conference.

ABI Research predicts rise in global V2V

June 12, 2013 by  
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Global V2V Penetration into new vehicles will increase from just over 10% in 2018 to 70% in 2027, according to ABI Research ( with the EU, US, and Japan as key regions adopting V2V in the mid-term.

“V2X market and regulatory dynamics vary greatly from region to region,” says VP and practice director Dominique Bonte.

ABI predicts growth in connected automotive infotainment

March 13, 2013 by  
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Shipments to exceed 62 million by 2018 as feature set explodes

ABI Research predicts that shipments of connected automotive infotainment systems will grow from 9 million in 2013 to more than 62 million in 2018 with connected navigation, multimedia streaming, social media, and in-car Wi-Fi hotspots becoming key features.

ABI Research VP and practice director Dominique Bonte comments, “Open platforms continue their march forward. While both the GENIVI consortium (open source common automotive infotainment reference platform) and the Car Connectivity Consortium (MirrorLink screen replication technology) somewhat struggle to find momentum, the car industry is now turning its attention to HTML5 and Android with both Renault (R-Link) and Volvo (Sensus Connected Touch platform based on Parrot’s Asteroid Smart) embracing (heavily) modified versions of the Android operating system.”

Connected In-vehicle Infotainment Global Summit California – Feb. 12-13 in San Francisco

November 9, 2012 by  
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American Business Conferences’ Connected In-Vehicle Infotainment Global Summit California will be held February 12-13 2013 in San Francisco.

The Summit will assess strategic approaches and best practices for enabling seamless connectivity and enriched in-vehicle infotainment experiences though integration of devices, apps and features.

Conference Program

Day One will examine OEM built-in, brought-in, or beamed-in connectivity strategies, discuss the development of supporting connectivity infrastructure, and evaluate billing strategies from a telecommunications perspective. Afternoon sessions will include benchmarking app integration, location-based apps, augmented reality, and audio entertainment for specific in-vehicle use cases.

Connected IVI Global Summit 2012 in London September 25-26

August 13, 2012 by  
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The Connected In-Vehicle Infotainment Global Summit 2012, sponsored by London Business Conferences Limited, will be held in London September 25-26.

Speakers will include Candido Peterlini, VP of marketing innovation and director of product concept, infotainment, at Fiat Group; Marc Pajon, VP of engineering, advanced projects, life on board, safety, and dynamic performance, at Renault; Alan Bennett, chief engineer, electrical, at Aston Martin; Henry Bzeih, chief technology strategist at Kia Connected Car; Partha Goswami, technology manager, connected vehicle & infotainment, General Motors; Matt Jones, senior technical specialist, infotainment, at Jaguar Land Rover; Philippe Colliot, senior engineer, navigation & telematics, PSA Peugeot Citroën, and Per Lindberg, senior business analyst, connected car, Volvo.

Car Connectivity Consortium claims high industry acceptance for MirrorLink

May 9, 2012 by  
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The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) announced that it has passed the 50 member mark and now represents 70 percent of both automotive and smartphone markets worldwide. Car Connectivity Consortium Chairman and President Mika Rytkonen said the CCC’s 50 percent growth in membership in the past four months – 20 additional members – represents a sharp increase in momentum for the MirrorLink™ standard. The 14-month-old Consortium currently has 58 members, among the newest of which are BMW, Fiat, Ford, KDDI, Renault, JVC Kenwood, Fujitsu, HARMAN, and Pioneer.

RF Micro Devices achieves ISO/TS 16949 certification

April 23, 2012 by  
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RF Micro Devices, Inc. has been granted ISO/TS 16949 certification, the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry. The certification covers RFMD’s manufacturing facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina.

ISO/TS 16949 certification incorporates ISO technical specifications that are more stringent than ISO 9001 quality management system requirements. The goal of the ISO/TS 16949 standard is to enhance existing quality management systems, which, when combined with customer-specific requirements, support continual improvement through defect prevention and a reduction in variation and waste in the supply chain. The ISO/TS 16949 standard combines North American and European automotive requirements and serves the global automotive market.

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