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Posts tagged with 'Wi-Fi'

28 Mar, 2014

John Day We hear a lot about connected cars these days and clearly, if we’re going to have them, the cars need fast and reliable access to external data. Hoping to help that along, Continental this week introduced a high-speed telematics module that offers up to 100 Mbps bandwidth wherever in the world the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile network standard is available. The module addresses cellular technologies … Read More

HSPA, high-speed telematics module, LIN, CAN, CDMA, 4G long term evolution (LTE), EVDO, MOST, USB, GSM, Wi-Fi, Ethernet

24 Dec, 2012

John Day   State-of-the-art sensing, computing and communications systems are quickly changing consumer expectations in people’s everyday lives, and are also driving innovation in the automotive industry at an incredible pace, according to Ford vice president and chief technical officer Paul Mascarenas. Mascarenas leads the team that has been researching and developing new technologies for Ford vehicles, … Read More

Ford, Fusion sedan, Automotive Electronics, Wi-Fi, Paul Mascarenas, vehicle-to-vehicle communications

30 Oct, 2012

More Wi-Fi coming to cars

Posted by John Day

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

6 Dec, 2010

John Day   Suppose you’re the person responsible for managing an automaker’s infotainment strategy. Let’s say you currently offer SiriusXM satellite radio, AM/FM, and HD. When and how do you add Internet radio? Ford is offering Pandora and Stitcher (music and news programming respectively), Toyota recently announced a partnership with Clear Channel’s iheartradio (750+ stations). Is now the time to make a move, … Read More

Slacker Internet Radio, Sirius/XM, Stitcher, Clear Channel, Ford, ABC News Radio, Toyota, Internet radio, Pandora, Wi-Fi, iheartradio, Infotainment

26 Nov, 2010

In-vehicle Internet access

Posted by John Day

John Day The market research firm iSuppli recently predicted that factory-installed Wi-Fi will grow from about 174,000 this year to 7.2 million in 2017. That got me thinking about in-vehicle Internet access. iSuppli said automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, and I am sure they do, but there is little consensus on how to provide that connectivity and little evidence … Read More

Harman Automotive, General Motors, in-vehicle Internet access, Audi a8, USB mobile broadband modem, Autonet Mobile, Wi-Fi, WLAN, Amazon, Chrysler, iSuppli, eBay, Marvell Technology, Ford, Bluetooth, Subaru

5 Feb, 2010

Driving the connected car

Posted by John Day

John Day I want lots of connectivity in my next car and have every reason to expect it (and, of course, to use it responsibly). We’re talking-cutting edge technology of the kind increasingly available to mid-range buyers; features like Internet access, voice recognition, full-color touch-screen displays, diagnostics, and various forms of infotainment. I was a bit surprised to learn that all of that and more … Read More

OLED Displays, Network Car, Android, LCD, Bluetooth, Linux, Microsoft, Netscape, 3G Cellular, Delphi, Google, DSRC, IBM, Infotainment, Bob Schumacher, COMDEX, Internet Access, DVB-T, DVB-SH, Genivi Consortium, QNX, Voice Recognitiion, Wi-Fi, Touch-Screen Displays, USB, Smartphones, Sun Microsystems

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