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24 Sep, 2013

John Day One of the highlights of IESF for me each year is Paul Hansen’s update on the automotive electronics industry. Hansen, publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (www.hansenreport.com), focused this year on three topics: competition, active safety, and distracted driving. Automotive electronics competition is already fierce and getting worse, according to Hansen. “The automotive electronics … Read More

Internet of Cars, NXP, Cisco, vehicle-to-infrastructure, Cohda Wireless, vehicle-to-vehicle, Verizon, Agero, OnStar, Harman, Sirius XM Radio, Hughes Telematics, SYNC, Ford, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, General Motors

20 Feb, 2013

John Day 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. “The smartphone has a place, but the driver will have a better, richer experience with systems embedded in the vehicle,” says Thom Russell, associate director, … Read More

mbrace2, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars, Hughes Telematics, OnStar, Telematics, Hyundai, Delphi, Toyota, Honda, vehicle diagnostics connectivity service

10 Sep, 2012

John Day Connected cars are here, and you don’t have to trade in your current ride to avail yourself of the technology. Let’s say, for example, that you’re in the market for a radar and laser detector, because no one wants a speeding ticket and it’s easy to go faster than you really intended. At least one manufacturer, ESCORT (escortinc.com), offers a service that transmits “encounters” to the cloud via Bluetooth … Read More

Ford, Hughes Telematics, ESCORT, radar and laser drector, live-agent concierge service, MyAssist

8 Aug, 2012

John Day In June Verizon announced its plan to acquire Hughes Telematics and this week Sprint and Chrysler announced their strategic partnership for in-vehicle communication. Sprint and Chrysler said they are evolving Chrysler’s Uconnect with new features and services designed to help keep drivers focused on the primary driving task – and Sprint, heretofore a wireless services provider, is now also a systems … Read More

Verizon, Hughes Telematics, in-vehicle communication, Chrysler, SRT Viper, UConnect Access, Ram 1500 pickup, Sprint

12 Jun, 2012

John Day   The big news at Telematics Update Detroit, if it were being held this week, might have been Apple’s aside that nine automakers plan to implement Siri in their vehicles within a year. Instead, since the conference was last week, the big news was Verizon’s acquisition of Hughes Telematics. Little has been said publicly about Apple’s Siri and “eyes free” telematics but we should hear more relatively … Read More

Toyota, TeleNav, Apple, Networkfleet, Audi, OnStar FMV, Siri, Telematics Update Detroit, Airbiquity, Land Rover, eyes free telematics, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, General Motors, Mercedes, Mobileye, Chrysler, Hughes Telematics, Honda, Jaguar, Tunein Radio, UIEvolution, Verizon

19 Jun, 2010

John Day If you weren’t watching as closely as Roger Lanctot was, you may have missed the significance of a recent announcement from telematics systems vendor ATX Group. ATX provided TeleAid services to Mercedes-Benz customers until last fall, when Mercedes switched to Hughes Telematics and launched mbrace. Mercedes wants customers to switch from TeleAid to mbrace, but ATX recently launched a downloadable smartphone … Read More

TeleAid, Strategy Analytics, Hughes Telematics, ATX Group, Mercedes-Benz, Roger Lanctot, iRoute, mbrace

24 May, 2010

John Day Time will tell how well this works, but Hughes Telematics says the platform underlying mbrace, its telematics system for Mercedes-Benz owners, is flexible enough to support expansion into new markets. Later this year the firm plans to announce a device that will plug into a vehicle’s OBD port and provide voice and data links to a call center. Hughes plans to market the device through auto clubs and … Read More

Erik Goldman, Hughes Telematics, American Medical Alert Corp., OBD port, Qualcom, mbrace, Mercedes-Benz

19 Nov, 2009

John Day Don’t you hate when this happens? The nagging feeling that you just might have forgotten to lock the car that’s now sitting, vulnerable, in an airport parking lot hundreds if not thousands of miles away? Well rest easy from now on if you have a Mercedes and an iPhone or a Blackberry. Smartphone connectivity is one of the key features in the mbrace telematics system (http://mbrace.mbusa.com) that … Read More

Blackberry, Cocera, Hughes Telematics, Mercedes-Benz USA, Tele Aid

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