Focus on consumer lifestyle led to Blue Link Assurance Connected Care
Perform first-ever position fix using GALILEO satellites
STMicroelectronics announced that its Teseo II single-chip satellite-tracking ICs were successful in the very first ground location test using Europe’s independent navigation system, Galileo. The tests were conducted in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Connected services specialist WirelessCar supported BMW and its local service partner China Unicom to introduce ConnectedDrive services to China. BMW’s services include emergency, breakdown, and concierge calls as well as remote door unlock, traffic information and further internet-based services. BMW now provides vehicles incorporating connected services to the Chinese market – following Europe, North America and the Middle East, where BMW has already utilized WirelessCar’s capabilities.
OEM and aftermarket safety and security telematics continues to see solid growth with the number of users to rise from 72 million at year-end to more than 300 million in 2018 according to ABI Research.
You might think that a wireless phone company would be well-equipped to create exciting new ways for customers to use their smartphones in cars, but that’s not the direction Verizon and its wholly owned subsidiary Hughes Telematics are taking.
Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei has entered the telematics market with vehicle-compatible 3G and LTE communication modules, MU609T and ME909T; a 3G mobile hotspot, DA6810, and a 3G onboard diagnostic (OBD) box, DA3100.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. introduced GloTOP 2.5G, the latest addition to the company’s ATOP family of telematics solutions. GloTOP is an automotive telematics module specifically designed to work with the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system.
Sprint selected WirelessCar, part of Volvo IT, to be a key technology provider to Sprint Velocity, an end-to-end global solution targeted to the connected vehicle industry.
Codenamed “Jacinto 6,” the DRA74x processor builds upon TI’s OMAP 5 architecture to enable optimized automotive solutions, adding audio, analytics and radio accelerators, along with automobile interfaces and peripherals.