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4 Mar, 2014

John Day   Good news from Apple this week for those with Lightning-enabled iPhones (iPhone 5s, 5c and 5) who are planning to buy a new car later this year. The company says its CarPlay in-vehicle infotainment alternative “gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.” Automakers expected to offer CarPlay include … Read More

Suzuki, Subaru, Nissan, BMW Group, Ferrari, Nvidia, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Siri, Apple CarPlay, General Motors, Kia, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, MirrorLink, Mitsubishi, Frost & Sullivan, iPhone, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Volvo

25 Feb, 2014

John Day   More cars these days are equipped with display screens and sophisticated infotainment systems, but as the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) points out, even the most advanced infotainment systems cannot match the breadth of functionality in even the most ordinary smartphones. The CCC exists to promote MirrorLink™ (formerly known as Terminal Mode) as a safe way to allow drivers to use smartphones … Read More

Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, RealVNC, smartphones in cars, MirrorLink, PSA Peugeot Citroën

20 Dec, 2013

John Day Automotive electronics firms of various kinds are teaming up with partners in China. During 2013: Airbiquity and China Unicom announced a partnership to provide telematics services for the Chinese automotive market, leveraging Airbiquity’s Choreo connected vehicle service delivery platform and China Unicom’s telecom infrastructure and service provider capabilities. Geely Automobile Group and Detroit … Read More

Infotainment, in-car connectivity, JianghuaI Automobile Co, AutoNavi Holdings Limited, QNX Software Systems, Datang Telecom Technology, RealVNC, STMicroelectronics, Automotive Electronics, Mentor Graphics, Geely Automobile Group, MirrorLink, Great Wall Motor Company, NXP Semiconductors, Detroit Electric, QNX CAR, ForYou General Electronics

26 Aug, 2013

John Day   When I first saw that Sony has introduced an in-car entertainment system I presumed the company did so in partnership with an automaker. Most systems like the XAV-602BT are selling features in new cars. But this system is for the aftermarket, and I wonder if we won’t see more systems like it. Sony’s XAV-602BT features smartphone connectivity and an optional GPS module (XA-NV300T) with TomTom® … Read More

Sony, Bluetooth, Car Connectivity Consortium, aftermarket, navigation, Pandora, in-car entertainment, MirrorLink

30 Oct, 2012

John Day The market for Wi-Fi in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive applications will increase eightfold over the next seven years in North America and Western Europe according to IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.). The research firm notes that Wi-Fi attach rates in North America and Western Europe are relatively low at the moment but suggests that Wi-Fi will follow a trend similar … Read More

IHS Inc., IMS Research, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Miracast, MirrorLink

7 Oct, 2011

John Day Suppose you were a smartphone app developer with customers who would love to be able to use your product(s) in their cars and could do so without significant driver distraction. You could wear out a lot of metaphorical shoe leather calling on each automaker individually, in each geographic market, and it wouldn’t take you long to wonder if there weren’t a better way. Or suppose your job were to help … Read More

Wi-Fi, automotive apps, Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), Alpine, smartphone "apps", Terminal Mode, MirrorLink, Nokia

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