Remote access software provider RealVNC selected 7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, as its preferred partner for the testing and certification of RealVNC’s VNC Automotive technology in accordance with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) standards.
Abalta Technologies announced the launch of WEBLINK, which enables smartphones to operate as the primary in-vehicle computing device in connected cars. By integrating the WEBLINK client software, Abalta said car manufacturers can cost-effectively provide customers with an up-to-date and customized in-vehicle app experience in a safe and seamless way.
The integration of the smartphone into consumer vehicles will become all but standard on new models, according to a new report by Juniper Research, which forecasts that 92 million vehicles will feature technology to integrate the smartphone into the head-unit by 2016.
The 2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox will be the first vehicles to offer Chevy MyLink, an in-car infotainment package that leverages OnStar safety and security features and also integrates online services like Pandora® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio® using hands-free voice and touch-screen controls via Bluetooth device connectivity. QNX Software Systems, which provides the operating system for OnStar, is also supplying the operating system for MyLink.
Ford said it will launch SYNC® AppLink, a downloadable software program, on the 2011 Fiesta later this year, allowing owners to access and control Android(TM) and BlackBerry® smartphone apps with voice commands and vehicle controls. Ford will introduce AppLink on most SYNC-equipped vehicles next year, as well as provide interoperability with other smartphones.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the ng Connect Program will demonstrate three new in-vehicle services for the LTE Connected Car.