ZF has joined the eSync Alliance, a global multi-company initiative aiming to standardize over-the-air (OTA) connected vehicle technology. The Alliance is based around an open platform, originally developed by Excelfore, which enables both remote software and firmware updates and real-time vehicle diagnostics and telematics. The eSync system combines cloud and in-car components, and is said Read More..
Toyota has developed a concept car that provides a futuristic vision of how people, cars and society can be linked. The Japanese carmaker will unveil its concept, which is called the Fun-Vii, at the Tokyo auto. The theme of the show, which opens later this week, is “Mobility can change the world.” The Fun-Vii will Read More..
As automotive IT connects cars to the outside world, the likelihood of electronic attacks on vehicles is set to increase, experts say. Already US scientists at the Universities of California and Washington earlier this year managed to electronically hijack a car, using wireless LAN and the carâ€™s diagnostics interface to gain access to onboard electronics. Read More..
Germanyâ€™s Robert Bosch and US solutions provider Airbiquity said they have formed a partnership to meet the growing demand for connected-vehicle services. The pact will make it easier for Boschâ€™s Car Multimedia division to offer connected products and services to automakers. The two companies said, in a press release, that they are already working on Read More..