Volvo Cars in strategic partnership with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars

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Volvo Cars announced a “close” partnership with Google to develop the next generation of in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. The large catalog of popular Android apps—developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app developer—will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car. We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership.

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Hyundai collaborates with Google Assistant in further connecting homes to cars

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At CES 2017, Hyundai is demonstrating compatibility with the company’s Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant. These commands include “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to start my Santa Fe and set the temperature to 72 degrees”, “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to send the address of the Mandarin Oriental, in Las Vegas to my Sonata”, and “Ok Google, ask Blue Link to lock my car”. Hyundai will have more features before launching this Action on Google Home into production.

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Mercedes-Benz integrates with Google Assistant

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Mercedes-Benz announced its integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, makes it possible to interact with the Mercedes-Benz vehicle from home. The collaboration with the Google Assistant is part of Mercedes-Benz’ long-term goal of creating an intelligent ecosystem around cars, and leveraging cutting-edge technology to make everyday life more convenient for their customers.

Daimler joins with Google to research the application of quantum computing to mobility

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Daimler is pursuing strategic research partnerships in the field of quantum computing, and has signed a cooperation agreement with Google in this area. The design of Google’s recent 72?qubit Bristlecone is Google’s newest quantum processor (left). Source: Google.

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FCA and Google collaborate on a Uconnect system concept powered by Android OS

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FCA is collaborating with Google on next-generation connected car systems enabled by the power of an open platform and the ecosystem of the Android open-source operating system. —Patrick Brady, Director of Android Engineering, Google.

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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.

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Google goes green

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It’s probably the most famous name on the internet - yes even ahead of TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk - and now Google is going green. Its Google StreetView, which is usually built from images captured by a car driving around with a multi-directional camera, will be replaced on the roads where cars can’t go by a special StreetView Trike that only specially trained Google employees and contractors can ride.

Kia Motors integrating Google Maps into 2nd-generation UVO eServices telematics system

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Kia Motors America (KMA) will work with Google to provide content and search-based solutions enabled by Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for the second-generation of the automaker’s UVO (“Your Voice”) eServices telematics system, introduced in November 2012 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The immediate integration of Google solutions will utilize Google Maps and Google Places to acquire driving directions and locate Points of Interest (POIs).

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OnStar and Google demonstrate concept service for managing charging Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy

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OnStar and Google are working together to demonstrate a new OnStar service for managing the charging of Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy, using the 17 Chevrolet Volts in Google’s “Gfleet” based at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Good Energies, Google and Marubeni Investing in Offshore Wind Backbone

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Energy investor Good Energies, Google and Marubeni Corporation are investing in the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone transmission project. Source: Google.

Harman demonstrates Google Glass integrated with proprietary advanced driver assistance system

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Harman, the premium global audio and infotainment group is demonstrating the integration of Google Glass with its advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) engine at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The system uses an Android camera feed and image processing to analyze in real-time camera the potential road risks provide alerts through the Google Glass.

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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Hyundai Blue Link to support wearable devices such as Google Glass; 2015 Genesis to be the first

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Hyundai’s next generation of products, starting with the all-new 2015 Genesis, will allow owners to connect with their vehicle using wearable devices. —Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development, Hyundai Motor America.

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Google focusing autonomous driving development on mastering city street driving; patents piling up

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Over the past year, Google has shifted the focus of its autonomous vehicle project onto mastering city street driving, according to Chris Urmson, Director, Google Self-Driving Car Project. Google says that its autonomous vehicles have logged nearly 700,000 autonomous miles (1.13

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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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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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OnStar Leverages Google Android and Maps Technology for Chevrolet Volt Mobile Applications

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OnStar is working with Google’s Android and Maps technologies to enhance the navigation capabilities of the Volt mobile app. When a Volt owner presses this tab, he or she will be able to see the current location of their Volt pinpointed on Google Maps, as well as their location relative to it.

U. Minnesota team develops Lagrangian technique to identify NOx hotspots; opportunity for connected vehicles and big data

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They manually identified Lagrangian NO x hotspots by plotting emitted NO x as a function of location using internally developed software and the Google Earth mapping program. Big Data Connected vehicles Emissions Regulations

Google, NVIDIA and automakers form open alliance to bring Android platform to cars

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Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have formed the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014. OAA members share a vision for the connected car. The OAA is dedicated to a common platform that will drive innovation, and make technology in the car safer and more intuitive. The OAA approach offers openness, customization and scale.

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Need a Place to Charge Your Electric Car? Just Google It

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In the connected world of modern electric vehicles your car probably already knows where the nearest charging point is. Enter Google and its online map tools, which now includes the location of every known public But what happens if you’re planning a long trip and want to acquaint yourself with the area around a charging point before you go?

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 Connect plugs into the OBD II port.

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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.

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HARMAN acquiring Red Bend Software and Symphony Teleca for growth in connected vehicle space

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HARMAN International announced the acquisition of Israel-based Red Bend Software, a leading provider of software management technology for connected devices, and over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware upgrading services. Today marks a huge transformation for HARMAN and further advancement towards delivering consumers a seamless, connected car and connected lifestyle experience. Connected vehicles

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Ford working with Google Prediction API to enable vehicles independently to change behavior for optimal driveability and fuel efficiency

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Prototype screen shot of Ford’s Google Cloud Prediction. The Google Prediction API accesses Google’s machine learning algorithms to analyze historic data and predict likely future outcomes. Click to enlarge.

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Ford to offer SYNC 3 connectivity on entire US MY2017 lineup

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Ford is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform—allowing compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—throughout its entire 2017 US vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. and higher and similarly delivers Google Maps and music to a car’s screen while enabling voice controls for phone calls and messaging.

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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. 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. The new Audi connect 4G LTE service will be powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s

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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. Safety is the single most important feature among a list of nine—also including: vehicle diagnostics; navigation; entertainment; communication/ connectivity; information apps; audio apps; concierge/ personal service; and social apps—in the selection of a vehicle (75%).

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OnStar Teams Up With Google To Develop New Chevrolet Volt Smartphone Apps

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OnStar is already one of the most handy features you can get in a GM vehicle but soon it will be even better thanks to a little help from Google. Together, the two will develop a number of new mobile app features that strengthen Chevrolet's commitment to providing Volt customers with the most connected vehicle experience possible.

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Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

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This world premiere, presented at the Google I/O developer conference, will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated, the company said. The Audi Q8 sport concept technology platform, which Audi is presenting at Google I/O, already has Android on board.

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Audi names vehicle networking strategy Audi connect; expanding functions in summer 2011

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Audi has named its vehicle networking strategy “Audi connect.” The topics bundled within Audi connect will largely determine the mobility of the future. With Audi connect, the company is building on the foundation of a collaboration with Google that began in 2005. In the process, Audi connect is encompassing the fields of online vehicle connection, networking of the car and its owner and networking of the car with the infrastructure and with other cars.

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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. and later devices, as well as a Delphi Web portal that is compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and later, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Firefox browsers.

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Hyundai to debuts a number of new automotive connectivity and assistance technologies at CES, including Siri and Eyes Free mode

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Hyundai will debut a number of new vehicle technologies for connectivity and driver assistance at the the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 8-11 January in Las Vegas. Dragon Drive: Developed by Nuance, Dragon Drive is an automotive-grade voice services platform for the connected car that enables drivers to speak naturally and conversationally with in-car systems. and Wi-Fi/3G connectivity options with user-centric interface design.

Daimler’s moovel Group acquires Familonet GmbH, provider of location messenger app Familonet

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In Germany, the mobility app moovel—available to download free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store—combines local public transport, the carsharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. In 2014, Familonet won the MobileTech Award and Webfuture Award as one of the most innovative German mobile companies and was awarded as one of the best apps of 2016 on the Google Play Store by Google.

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Volkswagen CES2017 show app previews emerging Volkswagen digital Ecosystem

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Volkswagen has developed a special app for CES 2017, available now at the App Store ( iOS ) and at Google Play ( Android ). In the Connected Car, visitors can try out their personal digital world live. Connected vehicles Mobility services

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Hyundai adds Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa

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Blue Link brings connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Connected vehicles Vehicle ManufacturersAt AutoMobility LA, Hyundai announced the addition of a Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa. Earlier post.)

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Hyundai Blue Link to debut smartwatch app with voice recognition at 2015 CES

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Remote functions can then be executed from almost anywhere in the US as long as the user’s smartphone has a Bluetooth and cellular or Internet connection. Android Wear users can download the app from Google Play for free starting in the first quarter of 2015.

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Panasonic Automotive and IBM partner to develop cognitive vehicle infotainment system with Watson

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Nougat), which is designed to provide automakers with a superior, high-performing platform to quickly develop cloud-connected infotainment systems, helping accelerate the rate of innovation in both the in-vehicle infotainment experience as well as the connected car. The concept system will demonstrate how new connected services and applications will deliver a safety-focused and intuitive driving experience to consumers. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers HMI

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Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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The main focus is on a completely new generation of infotainment and connectivity. App Connect. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency HMIVolkswagen presented a major update of the Golf in an event at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.

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Univ of Utah studies find up to 27 seconds of mental distraction for drivers after using new hands-free technologies

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One of the studies showed that it is highly distracting to use hands-free voice commands to dial phone numbers, call contacts, change music and send texts with Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri and Google Now smartphone personal assistants, though Google Now was a bit less distracting than the others.

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