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AT&T and Harmon Announce the Harman Spark, a Device That Turns Any Vehicle Into a Connected Car

AT&T and Harmon Announce the Harman Spark, a Device That Turns Any Vehicle Into a Connected Car

Telecommunications giant AT&T and Harmon, a division of Samsung best known for its high-end audio products, have co-developed a new device called the Harman Spark, which turns any ordinary vehicle into a connected car.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-26 16:12 PT

Volvo Calls for Universal Standard for Autonomous Car Communication

Volvo Calls for Universal Standard for Autonomous Car Communication

With the new 360c autonomous concept, Volvo Cars is addressing one of the main challenges around the introduction of autonomous technology. Volvo is calling for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles communicate with all other road users.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-05 16:50 PT

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

German automaker Volkswagen announced it will invest 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) by 2025 to build digital businesses and products including a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car sharing. VW plans to be a world leader in e-mobility services.

Eric Walz2018-08-23 13:55 PT

GM’s Embedded In-Dash Fuel Payment Service Goes Live at Shell Gas Stations

GM’s Embedded In-Dash Fuel Payment Service Goes Live at Shell Gas Stations

GM has begun the automotive industry's first-ever embedded, in-dash fuel payment and loyalty experience with Shell gas stations. Customers refueling their eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles at Shell stations, will be able to use the Shell Pay & Save app available from the GM Marketplace to pay for their fuel directly from their vehicles' infotainment screen.

Eric Walz2018-08-17 11:44 PT

Ford Subsidiary Autonomic Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Standardize Connected Car Communications

Ford Subsidiary Autonomic Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Standardize Connected Car Communications

Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), a standard transportation and mobility solution for connected vehicles developed by Autonomic.

Paul Young2018-08-14 12:16 PT

Aurora Labs Raises $8.4 Million for its 'Self-Healing' Automotive Software

Aurora Labs Raises $8.4 Million for its 'Self-Healing' Automotive Software

Aurora Labs, an Israeli-based company working on predictive maintenance solutions for automotive software, announced it closed an $8.4 million A round of financing led by Fraser McCombs Capital and MizMaa Ventures. Aurora will use the new funds to expand its international presence beyond its recently opened Munich, Germany office and to expand its research and development.

Eric Walz2018-07-12 14:15 PT

Volkswagen Joins with Tech Companies On Ethernet Networking Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Joins with Tech Companies On Ethernet Networking Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

​The automotive industry’s push toward autonomous driving and connected vehicles requires the transmission of large amounts of data from the autonomous vehicle to the cloud. To support this need, major automakers, including Volkswagen are partnering with tech companies in a alliance to develop solutions for in-vehicle networks.

Eric Walz2018-06-28 18:49 PT

Ford Motor Co Teaming up with Baidu on AI-Powered Smart Cars

Ford Motor Co Teaming up with Baidu on AI-Powered Smart Cars

U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it signed a letter of intent with China’s internet search giant Baidu to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and smart connectivity in cars.

Eric Walz2018-06-27 16:45 PT

Apple, BMW and Audi Among Companies Working to Create ‘Digital Key Standard’ for Cars

Apple, BMW and Audi Among Companies Working to Create ‘Digital Key Standard’ for Cars

​More than 70 leading automotive and tech companies, including Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, General Motors, BMW, Hyundai, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined together under the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to create the Digital Key standard for the automotive industry.

Eric Walz2018-06-21 11:26 PT

Baidu & China Mobile Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Telecommunications for Connected Cars

Baidu & China Mobile Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Telecommunications for Connected Cars

Baidu, Inc. and China Mobile announced a comprehensive strategic partnership in emerging technology including areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and 5G, leveraging the respective core strengths of each.

Eric Walz2018-06-15 16:27 PT

Hyundai & Xevo Working on a In-Vehicle Payment System

Hyundai & Xevo Working on a In-Vehicle Payment System

Hyundai is making it easier for drivers to pay for for goods and services right from their vehicle’s telematics unit, including gasoline, food, or parking with a new partnership with Xevo, which provides in-car purchasing options.

Eric Walz2018-06-07 18:32 PT

Audi Expands Traffic Light Information system to 10 U.S. Cities

Audi Expands Traffic Light Information system to 10 U.S. Cities

Audi of America has announced the expansion of its Traffic Light Information (TLI) to two more cities—Phoenix, Arizona and areas of Kansas City, Kansas. With the addition of the two cities, more than 2,250 intersections across U.S. can communicate with Audi vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-05-11 11:41 PT

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Coinciding with Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference which started today in Silicon Valley, Volvo Cars announced it is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which is based on Google’s Android operating system.

Jacky Ho2018-05-08 17:40 PT

Volvo Trucks Introduces a Cloud-Based V2V Service Called Connected Safety

Volvo Trucks Introduces a Cloud-Based V2V Service Called Connected Safety

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new cloud-based service called Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations, such as a traffic incident further down the road.

Eric Walz2018-05-08 11:11 PT

Waze Partners with Startup Waycare to Share AI-Based Traffic Data with Cities

Waze Partners with Startup Waycare to Share AI-Based Traffic Data with Cities

Waze, the popular crowdsourced traffic and navigation app with the world’s largest community of drivers, announced a data-sharing partnership with startup Waycare, an AI mobility solution for smart cities. The Waycare and Waze partnership is designed as a two-way data share of municipal and road traffic data.

Jacky Ho2018-04-27 17:17 PT

Amazon to Start Delivering Packages Directly to the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon to Start Delivering Packages Directly to the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer is launching a delivery option called ‘Amazon Key In-Car’, which turns the trunk of your car into a mobile mailbox, so you can receive your Amazon deliveries when away from home.

Jeremy Carlton2018-04-24 10:48 PT

Daimler, Audi & Volvo to Integrate Alibaba’s AI in Their Vehicles

Daimler, Audi & Volvo to Integrate Alibaba’s AI in Their Vehicles

Daimler, Audi and Volvo have become the first automakers to add Alibaba’s smart voice assistant Tmall Genie to the range of smart devices compatible with their connected car apps.

Eric Walz2018-04-23 17:54 PT

Jaguar Land Rover Working on Technology to Help Cars See Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover Working on Technology to Help Cars See Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a new project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind intersections and even through obstacles.

Paul Young2018-04-20 15:04 PT

Toyota & Lexus to Launch Tech to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota & Lexus to Launch Tech to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota and Lexus have announced plans to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021, with the goal of adoption across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s.

Eric Walz2018-04-16 12:21 PT

Karamba Security Raises $10 Million in Latest Funding Round

Karamba Security Raises $10 Million in Latest Funding Round

Karamba Security, a provider of end-to-end automotive cybersecurity prevention solutions, today announced that it has secured $10 million in funding from Silicon Valley-based Western Technology Investment (WTI), a leading venture debt firm.

Eric Walz2018-04-10 17:56 PT

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