• opencar.automotiveIT

    Inrix acquires OpenCar


    OpenCar lets Inrix offer a user interface that can be customized by carmakers (Photo: OpenCar) Inrix has acquired US automotive software maker OpenCar in a move to get a bigger share of the dashboard in future connected cars. The traffic data specialist said the acquisition would allow it to ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    CES: Toyota steps up connected-car technology


    Toyota wants to improve maps with data from camera-equipped production cars (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world's biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that ...

  • mobile.fraunhofer.automotiveIT

    Study: Industry 4.0 mobile apps not meeting requirements


    Mobile applications are key for Industry 4.0 and users are particularly keen on solutions for tablets (Photo: Fraunhofer IGD) Mobile computing is becoming ever more important in manufacturing, but many so-called "Industry 4.0" apps aren't meeting the needs of their users. That's one of the conclusions from a study ...

  • at&t.automotiveIT

    AT&T offers 6 apps for connectivity platform


    AT&T directly addresses the needs of the auto industry at its At&T Drive studio (Photo: ATT) AT&T is offering carmakers six new voice-enabled apps that will add features such as weather forecasts, parking updates and personalized radio to its its connected-car platform. The US wireless company said the apps ...

  • mobile apps.automotiveIT

    Poll: Mobile apps put corporate data at risk


    Most business travelers use mobile apps (Photo: Wikimedia) Smartphone apps are endangering corporate data security, according to a poll by the German Travel Association (DRV). The association, which represents the German travel sector, interviewed 100 CEOs and 250 employees who regularly take business trips. The poll found that 65 ...

  • apple iphone.automotiveIT

    German app downloads jump 80 pc in 2012


    (Photo: Apple) App downloads soared in Germany last year as consumers bought more smartphones and tablets. Bitkom, the country's high-tech industry association, said app downloads jumped 80 pc to more than 1.7 billion in 2012. "The megatrend toward mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is unbroken," said Tobias ...

  • Ford AppLink.automotiveIT

    Ford strengthens commitment to open-source development


    Ford's AppLink connects a smartphone to the car's infotainment (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor will work with the open-source GENIVI alliance to speed up independent app development for its in-car infotainment systems. The news follows an announcement earlier this year that independent app developers would get access to Ford's systems. ...

  • Article

    New travel apps for Europe planned


    Europe wants to make transport more intelligent (Photo: Ertico) A European-Union sponsored project will provide travelers with a new set of smartphone apps to make traveling within the 27-nation bloc easier. The Mobinet service platform will offer online access to new types of mobile services such as real-time multimodal ...

  • GM.automotiveIT

    CES: Developers gain access to GM's infotainment


    GM infotainment will soon feature customized apps (Photo: GM) LAS VEGAS ”“ Developers will be able to create in-vehicle apps for General Motors infotainment systems, after the US carmaker announced a software development kit for programmers. The kit will allow drivers to add apps and features to their cars ...

  • ford-logo blue.automotiveIT

    CES: Ford opens SYNC to mobile app developers


    Ford will let outsiders develop apps for its SYNC system (Photo: Ford) LAS VEGAS ”“ Mobile app developers will gain easier access to Ford's in-car telematics system, SYNC. The US carmaker announced at the CES here that it is launchingan open mobile app developer program that provides a software ...