Polestar releases downloadable performance software upgrade for Polestar 2

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It has already seen enthusiastic pick-up from Polestar 2 owners—more than 400 upgrades have been downloaded in its first weeks of availability since late November. The upgrade is rolling out for customers with eligible cars in the Polestar Extras web shop as a software download that is delivered remotely to their Polestar 2 via an Over-the-Air update. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

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Elon Musk’s Starlink was Ukraine’s most downloaded app last Sunday


This past Sunday, the Starlink mobile app, which allows users to connect to Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, became the most downloaded application from the Apple App Store in Ukraine.


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Honda and Google to collaborate on in-vehicle connected services

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Honda and Google have agreed to integrate Google’s in-vehicle connected service into an all-new model that will come to market in the second half of 2022 in North America. By seamlessly connecting mobility and people’s daily lives through the collaboration between Honda’s connected technologies and Google’s advanced technologies, Honda says it will offer in-vehicle solutions that better suit the needs of customers. Connected vehicles Market Background

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First open source release of Automotive Grade Linux available for download

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Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, announced that its first open source software release is available for download. AGL is building the industry’s only fully open automotive platform, allowing automakers to leverage a growing software stack based on Linux while retaining the ability to create their own branded user experience.

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KDDI, AT&T to connect Toyota and Lexus vehicles in US with 4G LTE starting in the fall

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Toyota and Lexus are bringing connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the United States. Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will collaborate to enable 4G LTE connectivity for all new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks. The ecosystem will build on the joint Global Communications Platform announced by Toyota and KDDI in 2016 to support car connectivity. Connected vehicles

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Audi expands connected services offerings

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Audi is broadening its range of online services with the new Audi connect offerings myCarManager and myService. The latest version of the “Audi MMI connect” smartphone app now also includes vehicle-specific services such as myCarManager. The car establishes a voice and data connection with the Audi Emergency Call Center and supplies important data such as the GPS coordinates, direction of travel and number of occupants.

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EV Connect App Now Supports Additional Languages

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Here at EV Connect, we provide our drivers a convenient and reliable charging experience. Now drivers can comfortably charge their vehicles in French and Spanish with the EV Connect Driver App. and the EV Connect Canada Driver app. · Download our EV Connect App today

Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. With the factory-installed SIM card, customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years. The Audi connect SIM is a permanently installed SIM card (embedded SIM or eSIM), which customers in Europe will receive in combination with the optional Audi connect equipment package.

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GM dubs itself as “in-vehicle connectivity leader” with AT&T 5G partnership


General Motors is looking to bring some serious connectivity to its fleet, with the veteran automaker recently partnering with telecom giant AT&T to bring 5G cellular connectivity to the company’s vehicles.

Harris Interactive survey for Johnson Controls identifies consumer preferences for connected vehicles

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According to a recent online survey conducted for Johnson Controls by Harris Interactive, US vehicle owners want to use their phones and existing apps to safely connect in their vehicles. Consumers want this process to be simple to use and for it to be convenient to download apps from traditional channels. When it comes to downloading smartphone apps to a vehicle via an interactive screen, vehicle owners who use downloaded apps on a weekly basis would prefer traditional channels.

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ARPA-E awards $32M to 10 new projects to improve connected and automated vehicle efficiency

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $32 million in funding for 10 innovative projects as part of the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. With a goal of reducing individual vehicle energy usage by 20%, NEXTCAR projects will take advantage of the increasingly complex and connected systems in today’s—and tomorrow’s—cars and trucks to improve their energy efficiency.

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HARMAN cybersecurity framework for connected vehicles

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This keeps newly downloaded applications separate from the core system so they can be disabled and removed if they’re found to be harmful. HARMAN has developed a layered 5+1 automotive cybersecurity framework which consists of a series of layers that protects the car’s head unit from being compromised and used as a portal into the in-vehicle network.

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Audi and AT&T to wirelessly connect 2016 model year vehicles

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AT&T and Audi enabled the first-ever in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection in North America in 2014. Under the agreement, all 2016 models with Audi connect will be delivered to customers with an AT&T SIM card providing connectivity to the AT&T wireless network. Audi has previously said it plans to deploy 4G LTE network connectivity across its model lineup as new or refreshed models come to the market.

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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving

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have signed a global, multi-year agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. Customers will be able to download over-the-air updates to, for example, have the latest autonomous drive software and collision-avoidance applications.

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Volvo Car Group and Ericsson partner on global connected car services; Connected Vehicle Cloud

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A Connected Vehicle Cloud based on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform will provide infotainment, apps and communication services in new Volvo cars. The driver will be able to download applications, create an on-line service booking and interact with partners through the Connected Vehicle Cloud built on Ericsson’s Service Enablement Platform. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson will jointly advance the technical development of automotive internet services.

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How To Find EV Charging Stations With the EV Connect Driver

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And that’s exactly what EV Connect has done with its EV Connect Driver App. How To Find EV Charging Stations With the EV Connect Driver App The EV Connect app, on the other hand, locates stations based on the area, availability, the power levels provided and accessibility.

Ford and Automatic Labs working together to support connected-car solutions

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Ford’s interface—coupled with Automatic’s connected services platform—enables us to bring customized one-touch applications to Ford drivers that go beyond the capabilities of either technology on its own. In addition, Automatic will provide greater convenience to drivers by connecting the push-to-talk button to the “Internet of Things,” enabling access to the popular If This Then That , or IFTTT, web service, which automates actions using the Internet.

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 820A SoC infotainment and connectivity processors for automotive; expanding automotive investment

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introduced its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive processors, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive family, offering a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE-Advanced connectivity. Local connectivity inside the car via Bluetooth supports content sharing between mobile devices brought into the car and the car’s infotainment system. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

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Two connected vehicle test beds running in Virginia

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Vehicles are testing connected vehicle systems on two instrumented test beds in Virginia—one in Northern Virginia and one in Southwestern Virginia. The test beds are being operated by the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center, a Tier 1 University Transportation Center operated by a consortium made up of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies (CTS), and Morgan State University.

Car Connectivity Consortium MirrorLink developer portal open for advance registration

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The Car Connectivity Consortium ( CCC ), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, announced the MirrorLink Developer Portal is now open for advance registration. Developers wishing to create apps enabled with the car-connectivity standard can register to receive news on the portal’s official launch, scheduled to take place in the coming months.

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FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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The Chrysler Portal concept uses an industry-accepted Combined Charge System (CCS) plug to connect to the next generation of 800V, 350-kilowatt DC charging stations. In addition, other technologies needed for Level 3 autonomous driving include: Global Positioning System (GPS) connectivity for the vehicle to determine its location Internet/cloud connectivity for real-time traffic, weather and infrastructure information.

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GENIVI Alliance to demonstrate Remote Vehicle Interaction at Connected Car Expo

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The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry association driving the broad adoption of specified, open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software, will showcase its latest Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) open source software technology at the Connected Car Expo (CCE) held in conjunction with the LA Auto Show from 16 – 18 November.

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2015 Chevy Cruze features connectivity updates; 4G LTE and Siri

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The enhanced connectivity and convenience features for the 2015 Cruze include a new Text Message Alerts feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (MAP), which reads incoming texts through the vehicle’s speakers, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to enhance connectivity and convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity. Available apps connect drivers to vehicle data, music, news, weather, travel information and more.

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Juniper: Apple Carplay and Android Auto to drive connected car market to $600M by 2020

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A new study from Juniper Research estimated that the adoption of connected in-vehicle infotainment systems will produce revenues exceeding $600 million in 2020, representing a 10-fold increase on this year. The new research, Consumer Connected Cars: Telematics, Insurance & In-Vehicle Applications 2015-2020 , forecasts that consumer adoption of connected car entertainment will grow rapidly as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto gather traction.

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MINI Connected app relaunches with greater focus on driving-related functions

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The 5-year-old MINI Connected app is undergoing a major relaunch , with the new version available to download from mid-August. The new MINI Connected will simplify the App’s menu interfaces and offer MINI drivers a console to display a range of information and driving related functions. MINI Streetwise, the MINI Connected app’s new application, lets users display the best route on their smartphone before the journey has even started. Other MINI Connected menu items.

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon automotive solutions for connected in-car infotainment

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The Snapdragon 602A processor is pre-integrated with Qualcomm Gobi 9x15 multimode 3G/4G-LTE and QCA6574 Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.0-based modules to provide unprecedented, integrated connectivity options for connected infotainment systems. The built-in capabilities and superior low power/high performance of the Snapdragon 602A processor enables next-generation connected automotive infotainment systems. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

2014 186

Top 10 Sensors and Their Impact on Adjacent and Connected Markets

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Download now! With advancements in sensor technology and usage in several end-use industries, potential incremental opportunity worth $100 billion is expected to be created in the Top 10 Sensors market by 2026.

Delphi enhances Delphi Connect with new 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability for in-vehicle wi-fi connectivity

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Delphi Automotive PLC launched Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, a premium version of its cloud-based automotive connectivity system with Verizon Wireless introduced last year. Delphi and Verizon partnered last year to introduce Delphi Connect in the US—a device that allows car owners to remotely control, monitor and track their vehicle in real-time via a smart device or computer. Delphi Connect plugs into the OBD II port.

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Audi and AT&T to offer 4G LTE connectivity starting with 2015 Audi A3 Sedans

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Audi of America unveiled a new partnership with AT&T offering US Audi drivers in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection with the introduction of the 2015 A3 family. The new A3 family will feature the most advanced version of Audi connect including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts; access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations; personalized RSS news feeds, and more.

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Audi of America to introduce 4G LTE Audi connect service with A3 in Spring 2014

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Audi of America will launch its first 4G LTE service with the new Audi connect system in A3 models due Spring 2014. With 4G LTE, the A3 models will have download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second. In a press conference at the 2013 Connected Car Expo at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, Audi officials detailed the services and long-term opportunities enabled by technology, which it had announced in January.

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Audi of America, Verizon partner to bring 5G to vehicle lineup starting in MY2024

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Verizon and Audi of America will bring 5G connectivity to the automaker’s US lineup, estimated to begin with select models for the 2024 model year. The collaboration brings embedded 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity into Audi vehicles and provides the speed and telecommunication architecture necessary for highly personalized and augmented mobile services, new driver-assistance features, and connectivity-enabled innovations for the automated future of driving.

GM and AT&T to bring 5G to GM vehicles with enhanced core network; first available in MY2024

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General Motors and AT&T will bring 5G cellular connectivity to millions of GM vehicles coming off the assembly line over the next decade in the United States. GM and AT&T are working together to set the benchmark for automotive connectivity with a fifth-generation cellular network architecture to meet the needs of an all-electric and autonomous future. Faster music and video downloads with higher quality. 5G Connected vehicles Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

Renesas Electronics introduces new software packages to improve security and safety of connected cars

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Renesas Electronics announced new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. Automotive systems—including cloud-connected systems, instrument cluster, and driver monitoring—are expanding in number and scale year by year.

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New app/widget combo taps into OBD port to connect iPhone to car’s onboard systems

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Startup company Automatic has launched an iPhone app and companion widget called the Automatic Link that, by plugging into the OnBoard Diagnostics (OBD) port, connects the iPhone to the car’s onboard systems. Engine Health: Automatic connects with your cars OBD system and can decode problems and in cases offer a solution. To “install” Automatic, a driver downloads the app to the iPhone, plugs the Automatic Link into the OBD port, and starts driving.

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Luxoft announces technology preview of open source iviLink automotive connectivity software platform

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Luxoft, a global provider of advanced application and product development services, announced at the Telematics Detroit 2012 Conference & Exhibition a technology preview of its open source iviLink connectivity platform. iviLink, a free-to-download software, enables connectivity between mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs, and vehicle infotainment systems, including head units, radio modules, rear seat entertainment and more.

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GE Energy launches fully networked Wattstation and Wattstation Connect software; pay by smartphone

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GE’s WattStation Connect for mobile device users. GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business unveiled the new WattStation and WattStation Connect software at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit, Mich. WattStation Connect provides owners a user-friendly method to manage, monitor and maintain their EV charging ecosystem network. The app will be available for download in the coming weeks. Click to enlarge.

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Delphi introducing new plug-and-play cloud-based connectivity service for drivers; key fob functions and alerts

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Delphi is releasing a new cloud-based automotive connectivity service for consumers. At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company will be demonstrating Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi, a device that provides a car-to-cloud/cloud-to-car connectivity service. The system operates through a downloadable Delphi smartphone app, available for Android 2.2 Among the alerts that can be generated by the connectivity system are: Check engine light.

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Continental and Amazon Web Services create platform for automotive software

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The goal of their long-term collaboration, with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider, is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge): a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features a virtual workbench offering numerous options to develop, supply and maintain software-intensive system functions. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Market Background

Arity partners with Ford to enable more efficient usage-based insurance (UBI) offerings

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Arity , a mobility data and analytics company, is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to enable any participating insurer to deliver simple and secure usage-based insurance (UBI) programs to eligible connected Ford and Lincoln vehicle owners. The Arity platform is built on more than 440 billion miles of historical driving data from more than 23 million active telematics connections and more than eight years of data directly from cars.

Oxbotica and Cisco partner to address autonomous vehicle data challenge; OpenRoaming

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By 2024, more than 70 million new connected vehicles will enter the market every year, with each required to upload and download 8.3GB of data per day, including streamed infotainment, HD navigation, vehicle telemetry and ADAS settings as well as safety critical information like severe weather updates or passenger ill health. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Infrastructure

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Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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As electric vehicles continually expand their market share, especially in rental or car-sharing industries, the new technology will allow drivers to use their custom settings in whichever electric vehicle they drive by downloading their profile from the server. Blockchain Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

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ZTE and Deutsche Telekom develop second version of CarConnect smart adapter

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Car drivers connect the adapter as usual via the OBD2 port of their car. The new edition offers LTE with Cat-4 standard and transfer rates of up to 150 Mbit/s in downloads. 10 devices can now connect to the hotspot at the same time—twice as many as the previous model. Connected vehicles

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Qualcomm introduces 4th generation Snapdragon automotive cockpit platforms

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Pre-integrated support for Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive 5G Platforms with integrated C-V2X technology provides for the high bandwidth pipeline needed for seamless media streaming, OTA updates, and multi-gigabit upload and download capabilities.