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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

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

24 Jan, 2013

John Day   Ford offers AppLink, an application programming interface (API) that developers can use to make their smartphone apps compatible with Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. Earlier this month General Motors revealed its plan for working with developers to bring smartphone apps to GM vehicles. The company announced a flexible application framework that includes APIs and a software development kit (SDK) … Read More

Slacker, OnStar, system development kit (SDK), AppLink, Ford, application programming interface (API), The Weather Channel., HTML5 JavaScript, iheartradio, TuneIn, General Motors, GM

17 Apr, 2011

John Day Telematics system developers ATX and OnStar are both touting studies conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. The studies indicate that for reducing driver distraction, voice is preferable to manual data entry for texting in a vehicle, and voice is also preferable to manual methods for entering navigation destinations. According to the studies, the number of eye glances to the mobile … Read More

OnStar, reducing driver distration, ATX, texting, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

23 Feb, 2011

John Day I thought everybody but me had a smart phone but Tony Kraatz, lead engineer for GM’s new infotainment system, the Chevy MyLink, reminded me that, in fact, not everybody has one, so you won’t need one to use MyLink. Any Bluetooth phone or USB device will work, and if you don’t have either of those you can use the 7-inch color touch screen, steering wheel controls, or voice commands to control the radio, … Read More

IHS iSuppli, Gracenote, Infotainment, Bluetooth, turn-by-turn navigation, Chevrolet, Add new tag, Nuance, Chevy Volt, OnStar, GM, Chevy Equinox, Pandora Internet radio, Stitcher Internet radio, Chevy MyLink

16 Jan, 2011

John Day The year has scarcely begun and it’s already looking like a momentous one for telematics. OnStar announced that it will make its key features available on non-GM vehicles via a standalone rearview mirror bearing OnStar’s trademark blue button. And then Hyundai announced Blue Link, powered by ATX Group with help from Aeris Communications for cellular connectivity and TeleCommunication Systems for turn-by-turn … Read More

OnStar, iSuppli, TeleCommunication Systems, AXT Group, Blue Link, Aeris Communications, Telematics, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Veloster, turn-by-turn navigation, GM, Hyundai

12 Mar, 2010

John Day We form opinions quickly these days and increasingly we gravitate toward those who agree with us and tune out opposing arguments. It happens with political and social issues and it’s happening with Toyota as the company struggles to determine the cause(s) of unintended acceleration. Some have empathy while others delight in the company’s difficulties. One problem with polarization is that details can … Read More

GM, GPS, Ford, Toyota, Unintended Acceleration, OnStar, SYNC

13 Jan, 2010

John Day You have to hand it to Apple. They not only spun a significant product line from a single iPod but also turned on a torrent of recurring revenue by creating the iTunes store. Wouldn’t the leading suppliers of portable navigation devices (PNDs) love to do something similar? Garmin’s nüLink! service offers one possibility. The firm’s $499.00 nüvi 1690 PND includes a two-year subscription to nüLink!, … Read More

Portable Navigation Device (PND), OnStar, Richard Robinson, Detroit Auto Show, Garmin nuLink!, Apple Computer, iSuppli Corporation, iTunes, Garmin nuvi 1690, iPod

22 Oct, 2009

John Day High-speed car chases are exciting in the movies but scary in real life. Not only scary, but often deadly. Last year 334 people were killed in the U.S. in crashes that resulted from police pursuits, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. About a year ago, GM’s OnStar unit added a stolen vehicle slowdown service to its other stolen vehicle services. OnStar said that since … Read More

GM, OnStar, Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV, Visalia California, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

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