German automaker Mercedes Benz announced the next-generation "Mercedes Me" smartphone apps over the summer and the new apps are now available for download for both Android and iOS devices in the respective app stores. The updated Mercedes me apps offer an improved user experience and functionality, the automaker said.
FutureCar Staff 2020-12-23 09:55 PT
In a collaborative effort between Audi of America, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and wireless infrastructure operator American Tower Corporation, the companies announced a milestone in an initial deployment of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication technology in Virginia that includes workers wearing special vests with built-in Vehicle to Pedestrian (V2P) communications technology that can alert drivers to their presence.
Eric Walz2020-09-29 17:30 PT
Mapping and navigation company TomTom announced on Tuesday that it will provide automaker Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the automaker’s all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system for its new lineup of vehicles, including the MC20 supercar.
FutureCar Staff 2020-09-22 13:35 PT
Smart City technology developer Applied Information, Inc. announced today its plans to bring Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology to the island of Hawaii. The company is working with wireless technology developer Qualcomm on the pilot, in which C-V2X technology will be integrated into 34 traffic signals along the high-traffic Nimitz Corridor in Honolulu.
Eric Walz2020-08-05 13:15 PT
German luxury automaker Mercedes Benz has launched the next-generation of its Mercedes “me” apps. The three new apps allow drivers to stay connected to their Mercedes Benz vehicles. The updated app interface lets drivers check their vehicle's status remotely, activate vehicle controls, schedule service, or summon roadside assistance from wherever they are.
Eric Walz2020-08-04 20:00 PT
BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of the automaker that invests in high-performance startups, announced today an investment in GenXComm, an Austin, Texas-based company working to improve the throughput and performance of 5G communication networks. BMW said the investment will help it to significantly increase the speed of global deployment of vehicles with robust 5G connectivity.
Eric Walz2020-07-28 18:00 PT
German automaker Volkswagen AG is ramping up its efforts to develop the software and operating system (OS) for its future vehicles. However, rather than relying on third parties to develop the majority of code that will underpin millions of future Volkswagen vehicles, the automaker is looking to develop a bigger percentage of it in-house.
Eric Walz2020-06-19 15:30 PT
One of the more recent technologies to emerge for passenger cars is vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communications. Beginning in 2017, all Mercedes-Benz E-Class models have come standard with the automaker’s Car-to-X communication technology. The feature is now showing up in other Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan.
Eric Walz2020-05-28 13:15 PT
The world’s largest intelligent vehicle infrastructure cooperative System (IVICS) has been completed in China, internet giant Baidu announced on Tuesday. The comprehensive test site is called “Apollo Park” and will support the development of autonomous vehicles as part of Baidu's open Apollo platform.
Eric Walz2020-05-27 12:15 PT
One of the world’s biggest automotive component suppliers Continental is teaming up with electronics company Pioneer to develop a high-performance cockpit computer that integrates all of the driver information and infotainment systems in a single unit. As part of the partnership, Pioneer will provide the entire infotainment subdomain and Continental will integrate it into a high-performance cockpit for production vehicles.
Eric Walz2020-05-26 12:45 PT
Automotive data services company Otonomo announced today a new partnership with German automaker BMW Group to increase the utilization of crowd-sourced data from BMW or MINI vehicles.
Eric Walz2020-04-14 15:00 PT
A new partnership between Massachusetts-based Cerence Inc and high-definition mapping company HERE Technologies will give drivers a more seamless connection to their vehicles using speech recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Eric Walz2020-02-24 16:30 PT
Audi announced that the German city of Düsseldorf will become the second European city after Ingolstadt where drivers can use Audi’s Traffic Light Information service, which allows Audi vehicles to communicate directly with traffic signals. The system uses machine learning algorithms to optimize traffic flow.
Eric Walz2020-02-05 11:05 PT
Global automotive technology company Aptiv unveiled its new Smart Vehicle Architecture (SVA) at CES on Tuesday. SVA is a flexible and scalable vehicle-level architecture designed to reduce vehicle complexity during assembly, while improving safety and support software for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Eric Walz2020-01-08 10:15 PT
German BMW announced that starting next year its vehicles will come with Android Auto wireless support, so drivers won’t need to sync their smartphones or plug in a USB cable each time they get into their vehicle. BMW said that Android Auto wireless support will be available in its vehicle lineup beginning in mid-2020.
FutureCar Staff 2019-12-11 10:45 PT
BMW announced today an update to its digital key technology that the automaker plans to introduce by the end of the year. BMW’s updated Digital Key will be enhanced by the ultra-wideband (UWB)-based release 3.0. This will offer maximum anti-theft protection and enable precise localization between the device and the vehicle.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-12 11:10 PT
Mobility startup HAAS Alert developed an emergency alert system it calls the “HAAS Alert Safety Cloud” that sends warnings directly to a nearby vehicles via the infotainment system when emergency vehicles are nearby or actively responding to a scene. The company’s mission is to eliminate preventable roadway collisions involving emergency vehicles.
Eric Walz2019-10-11 13:15 PT
Drivers of GM vehicles will soon be able to use Google Assistant and other Google products in their cars without having to sync their smartphones. GM said it will work with Google to bring new infotainment options for a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle applications to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles around the world beginning in 2021.
Eric Walz2019-09-05 13:15 PT
A new partnership was announced today between industry leading mapping and location platform service provider HERE Technologies and Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN), the largest provider of traffic, weather, news and sports reports. The partnership will offer drivers another way to help avoid traffic, by incorporating precise real-time traffic information from TTWN in location services provided by HERE.
FutureCar Staff 2019-06-03 15:30 PT
Following the footsteps of electric automaker Tesla, General Motors said on Monday that all of its future models will be able to receive over-the-air updates by 2023.
Eric Walz2019-05-20 12:12 PT
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