The Harman Spark connected-car device is being offered to drivers in the US to enable location-based services, a 4G LTE wifi hotspot for up to eight devices, remote diagnostics, emergency crash assistance, in-app payments, geofencing, remote monitoring of the vehicle, parking reservations and more. It is marketed via telecomms provider AT&T at $79.99 with service Read More..
Audi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese information and telecoms company Huawei for a strategic cooperation covering intelligent connected vehicles, the advancement of automated driving, and the digitalization of in-car services. It points to the intensive research and development needed to develop a high-quality, stable data connection, and says that the two companies Read More..
Audi will adopt a smartphone connectivity system from Baidu in China to capitalize on the popularity of the country’s biggest internet search engine. The German premium car maker said Baidu CarLife, as the system is called, will be available in Audi vehicles in combination with a China-specific LTE module that Audi is developing with network Read More..
LAS VEGAS – AT&T, capitalizing on its large mobile network, will provide Â 4G LTE connectivity to Audi’s new A3 in the US. The telecommunications group, which made the announcement at the CES consumer electronics show here, will make the Â fast connections available to Audi drivers through a Mobile Share data plan option.That will let existing Read More..
Audi said its new S3 Sportback is the first production car to fully integrate the LTE data standards. The German premium carmaker said LTE or 4G as it is also known is now avaialable in the model and will be rolled out to other Audis in November. The brand said the move is an important Read More..
Audi is using Sierra Wireless Airprime embedded wireless modules to test a new LTE-based infotainment system. Sierra Wireless said Audi’s infotainment system is still in the development an testing phase. The premium car maker has shown versions of the system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January and at CeBIT in Hanover Read More..
Carmakers are increasing their efforts to improve car connectivity through the introduction of LTE. The new standard, which is set to increase the speed and capacity of mobile communications, is still in the trial phase in most countries. But experts expect the new mobile communication network to be fully operational in major markets within two Read More..
HANOVER â€“ Audi on Thursday reaffirmed its vision of ever more integration between the automotive and IT industries. â€œWeâ€™re not just bringing the internet into the car, weâ€™re bringing the car into the internet,â€ said Audi board member Axel Strotbek. Speaking at the annual automotiveDAY conference during the CeBIT high-tech fair here, Strotbek said Audi Read More..
MUNICH — Next-generation mobile connectivity, also known as LTE or 4G, is only just getting underway, but infotainment specialist Harman is showing how the new technology can improve connections to and from the car. At a presentation here in the runup to the Geneva auto show, Harman demonstrated a prototype LTE based communication platform that Read More..
Audi is planning a sizeable presence at the upcoming CeBIT IT fair, insiders say. The German premium car maker, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will have its own stand at the high-tech trade show, which is held in Hanover March 6-10. Audi will showcase its Audi connect vehicle networking suite of products. It is Read More..