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..
Groupe PSA has started a connected-car demonstration programme in Wuxi, China, to showcase the application of wireless LTE-V2X vehicle-to-infrastructure communications on a city level. The project involves over 100,000 commercial users; 13 typical scenarios; over 600 communication base stations; and 226 road intersections; and covers an area of 170 sq km. The demonstration is supported Read More..
Faurecia has made an investment in Silicon Valley start-up PowerSphyr, a provider of wireless charging solutions that can be applied to many types of electronic devices as well as sensors and actuators. These will augment Faurecia’s Cockpit of the Future suite of technologies. PowerSphyr’s solutions use magnetic inductive (Qi) and magnetic resonant wireless power delivery Read More..
The announcement follows news last week that Deutsche Telekom intended to buy MetroPCS, another US wireless communications group. Both moves underscore the continuing transformation of the US wireless market. SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications group, said it would pay 12.1 billion dlrs to Sprint shareholders and make available 8.0 billion dlrs of new capital to strengthen Read More..