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Posts tagged with 'Telematics'

25 Jul, 2013

John Day   AT&T recently announced an agreement with SiriusXM Radio to provide mobile connectivity for a suite of security and other services for Nissan automobiles in North America. SiriusXM plans to use the combination of satellite and cellular networks to expand features for customers.  Its in-vehicle telematics solution will provide Nissan vehicle owners 24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen … Read More

Nissan North America, satellite and cellular networks, Infotainment, SiriusXM Radio, Telematics

20 Feb, 2013

Smarter than a smartphone app

Posted by John Day

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

17 Feb, 2011

John Day

More evidence that cars are fast becoming computing devices on wheels and that vehicle occupants want the same kind of interactive experience inside the car that they have everywhere else. This week Renesas announced a new family of automotive systems on chips (R-Car M1) that target navigation and multimedia applications in midrange, as opposed to luxury vehicles. Renesas noted that dashboard-mounted

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u-blox, near field communication, Telematics, NXP Semiconductors, Mobile World Congress, GPS modules, Renesas, Continental AG

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

7 Apr, 2010

A cure for range anxiety

Posted by John Day

John Day I can’t imagine that too many people relish the thought of running out of gas or, at some time in the future, when driving an electric vehicle (EV), running out of juice. “Range anxiety is the fear that the latter might happen, and Frost & Sullivan suggests that it can be mitigated with telematics. The less anxiety the better, I say. Range anxiety remains the major challenge to be resolved to facilitate … Read More

plug-in hybrid vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, Praveen Chandrasekar, charging stations, city electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, Range Anxiety, Hohm energy management application, Microsoft, Telematics, Ford, Frost & Sullivan

22 Feb, 2010

John Day I’ve seen a lot of really cool automotive electrical and electronics technology that hasn’t yet reached the market, not because the technology won’t work but because automakers have not yet articulated a sufficient business case. What’s the problem? I asked Ralf Hug specifically about the business case for telematics, where he has a lot of experience on both the OEM and supplier side. He asks himself … Read More

Microsoft Windows, Ralf Hug, Ford Sync, Telematics

21 Jan, 2010

John Day DENSO’s Blue Harmony is among the more recent in-vehicle communications and infotainment systems to hit the market. Like others in the space, Blue Harmony promises compatibility with current and future devices for consumers who want to stay connected while in their car. DENSO says Blue Harmony will allow drivers to access their consumer electronics devices and off-board information and services safely. … Read More

In-Vehicle Communications, DENSO, Infotainment, App Store, Visteon, Voice Recognition, AutoLinQ, 802.11, iSuppli, Consumer Electronics Show, Phil Magney, Continental AG, Telematics, Blue Harmony, Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling

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