AT&T to provide connectivity to Volvo Cars in N. America

Volvo's 2015 models will feature high-speed AT&T connectivity (Photo: Volvo Cars)

AT&T has signed a multi-year agreement to provide connectivity to Volvo Cars in North America. The US ¬†communications group said that, starting this summer, its “Single SIM” mobile communications platform would be available to buyers of Volvo’s 2o15 model-year cars. Through Volvo’s Sensus Connect infotainment service, buyers of the new cars would have access to […]

Audi, JLR, Qoros, Genivi executives to speak at automotiveIT International Congress

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With the speaker lineup almost complete, the automotiveIT International Congress is set to cover topics ranging from connected retail and the role of big data analysis to open-source infotainment and other key trends in 21st century mobility. The latest additions to the program include Maurits Aalberse, director of connected services at China-based carmaker Qoros, and […]

App prototype provides wrong-direction alert

The wrong-way-driver alert uses car-to-x technologies for its warnings(Photo: Technical University Clausthal)

Each year there are roughly 1,800 reports of drivers heading the wrong way on Germany’s autobahn network. When this leads to accidents, they are often serious. One in six people involved in a resulting collision is killed. The Technical University Clausthal in northern Germany, working with consultants c4c Engineering, has developed a prototype for an […]

automotiveIT Congress: Dudenhoeffer: Connectivity important for premium sector

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HANOVER – Connected cars will be important differentiators for makers of premium cars, but those manufacturers should be wary of potential data security issues, university professor Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer said Thursday. Dudenhoeffer, who heads the CAR research center at Germany’s University Duisburg-Essen, said that, while the auto industry can successfully develop a model for connecting cars, […]

automotiveIT Congress: eCall seen cementing automotive IT ties

German State Secretary Rogall-Grothe says (Photo: Claus Dick)

HANOVER – The ties between the automotive and IT industries will get a major push from the introduction in Europe of eCall, a senior German government official said Thursday. “At the latest with the firm introduction of eCall the connection of all cars with the internet can no longer be stopped,” said Cornelia Rogall-Grothe. Rogall-Grothe […]

CeBIT: VW boss says “yes to big data,” but warns for dangers

VW CEO Winterkorn doesn't want the car to become a "data monster" (Photo: CeBIT)

Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, opening Europe’s biggest high-tech fair, strongly committed the automaker to a future of connected cars and more digitalization across the industry. In an opening address at the CeBIT fair in Hanover, Winterkorn said digital technologies will have a fundamental impact on the mobility of the future. Cars are already “mobile […]

Ford’s new Focus features Sync 2 connectivity

The new Ford Focus is equipped with advanced driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford)

Touting a new version of its Sync connectivity system, Ford unveiled a new Focus model at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last week. The carmaker also introduced a range of new driver-assistance features, showing clearly that high-tech functions are part of the competitive landscape ¬†in both the premium and the volume segments. Next […]

Apple launches “CarPlay” for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo

Apple's CarPlay will be available for Mercedes, Ferrari and Volvo shortly (Photo: Apple)

Apple said a new iPhone connectivity suite will be available for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo this week and for other brands at a later date. Apple said its “CarPlay” software can be operated through the car’s HMI or by using the company’s Siri voice control. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS product […]

Nvidia GPU Conference, San Jose

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is one of the keynote speakers at the GTC (Photo: Nvidia)

Nvidia is hosting its annual¬†GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California, March 24-27. The event is billed as the world’s biggest and most important conference for GPU developers. Nvidia is a leader in graphics processing and the California-based company says the conference provides a broad range of opportunities to discuss the latest GPU technologies. […]

ITS Europe, Helsinki

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The 10th European ITS Congress will take place in Helsinki June 16-19, with sessions set to focus on how new IT applications can improve transportation systems. ITS, short for Intelligent Transportation Systems, brings together municipal and other authorities, transportation companies, IT service providers, ¬†thought leaders, technologists, researchers and other experts to discuss strategies for improved […]