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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

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

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

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

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