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30 Jan, 2014

John Day It’s comforting to know that sometimes things are just what you think they are. I noticed, for example, that Audi recently updated its phone box to include Qi wireless charging, and I wondered, what’s a phone box? Turns out it’s a box in a car where you put a phone when you’re driving. Just as I thought. Presuming it works, wireless charging in a car sounds like a great idea. The less stuff to have … Read More

Toyota Avalon, Telefonica, Audi, Qi, Sprint, Ssangyong Chairman, T-Mobile, AT&T, O2, E-Plus, phone box, Harrier, Porsche, China Mobile, Prius, Deutsche Telekom, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep Cherokee, NTT DoCoMo, Verizon, Volkswagen, Wireless Power Consortium

10 Jan, 2014

John Day High-speed connectivity; specifically, 4G LTE – via AT&T, as it happens – was one of the more significant automotive-related themes at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Audi of America announced a partnership with AT&T that offers U.S. Audi drivers in-vehicle 4G LTE data connectivity. Audi is starting with the 2015 A3 family but plans to extend the capability … Read More

AT&T, Audi, 4G LTE, high-speed connectivity, OnStar, Chevrolet, Consumer Electronics Show

20 Aug, 2013

John Day   Last month AT&T announced an agreement with SiriusXM Radio to provide mobile connectivity for a suite of security and additional services for Nissan automobiles in North America. SiriusXM referred to its in-vehicle telematics solution, which will provide Nissan owners 24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside assistance, along with a host of additional services. “As … Read More

Lexus, Infotainment, Nissan, AT&T, Acura, Sirius/XM, in-vehicle telematics solution, Infiniti, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai

26 Nov, 2012

John Day

A while back I met with the folks at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) who are responsible for the VZ Navigator app on Verizon smartphones as well as navigation apps on myriad other smartphones. Networks in Motion launched the app in 2006 and TCS acquired them three years later. VZ Navigator uses Navteq maps but the app is built on HTML5 so TCS can work with any map provider and otherwise customize

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Air Force, Portable Navigation Device (PND), Verizon, Navy, Metro PCS, Special Operations Command, Sprint, Verizon smartphones, DENSO, VZ Navigator, GPS signal. Google Maps, Networks in Motion, U.S. Army, QNX, AT&T, location-based services, TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), Smartphones, Amazon, Marines

28 Mar, 2011

John Day For some time now, carmakers have been focused on allowing customers to use smart phones and other connected devices inside vehicles. The idea, for the most part, was to leverage the customer’s data plan, with the manufacturer allowing certain apps on the customer’s cell phone to be controlled from the head unit or steering wheel. Then, earlier this month, two car companies announced agreements with … Read More

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