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    Ericsson to manage Volvo's connected car ecosystem


    Volvo wants to take a leading position in car connectivity (Photo: Volvo)Ericsson will help Volvo Cars speed up the roll-out of new connected car services, as the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker plans to boost its competitiveness in the global premium car market.Volvo said in a press release it will rely ...

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    Hiebl to head Continental's Infotainment & Connectivity unit


    Johann Hiebl (Photo: Continental)Johann Hiebl will head Continental's Automotive's Infotainment & Connectivity business unit from Dec. 1, the German automotive supplier said Thursday.Hiebl, 51, Â joined Continental's Body & Security business unit in 1985 and has held a series of management positions at the company in Europe, the US ...

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    Audi, NXP sign strategic partnership


    Audi's Ricky Hudi (l) and NXP's Kurt Sievers signed the agreement at the electronica 2012 fair in Munich (Photo: NXP)Audi has signed a strategic partnership with semiconductor maker NXP to boost innovation speed and time to market of new automotive electronics applications.The areas covered range from in-vehicle networking and ...

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    BMW steps up connected-car development with new software unit


    BMW's new ConnectedDrive infotainment features improved navigation (Photo: BMW)BMW has opened a new software development unit as it tries to strengthen its position in car connectivity.All premium car companies have unveiled new, feature-rich infotainment and connectivity offerings. They include improved in-car internet connections, more driver-assistance functions, better navigation and ...

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    Paris auto show: Mini Connected will get Android option


    Only iPhone owners can currently use Mini Connected (Photo: Mini)PARIS - Mini's in-car connectivity system, which so far has only been available to users of Apple's iPhone will soon provide an option for Android-based smartphones as well."We'll of course expand the phone options available and it won't be very ...

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    Automakers should hurry with connected-car aftermarket plans - study


    Car connectivity can help automakers retain aftermarket and service revenuesAutomakers should move quickly to benefit from the sales and service opportunities provided by connected cars.That is the main conclusion of an analysis by consultants Oliver Wyman.The study notes that by 2016, there will likely be about 216 million connected cars ...

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    carIT Congress zooms in on connected future


    The automotiveIT group is hosting another Mobility 3.0 carIT conference, which will focus on the new connectivity that is reshaping the global car industry.The conference, the second of its kind, will take place during the Hanover IAA Sept 25. English-language registration and speaker information is now available at and ...

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    Major connected-car field test starts in Frankfurt


    With simTD technologies, cars can receive warnings from other cars, even when they don’t see them (Photo: Ford)A major field test of connected car technologies started Monday in and around Frankfurt, with 120 vehicles embarking on a four-year trial of intelligent communication systems.The aim of the test, which is part ...

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    IVI Global Summit - London


    The IVI conference will discuss smartphone integration and other key infotainment issues (Photo: BMW)London will host an in-vehicle infotainment summit this September that focuses on the integration of Apps and devices in the car.The two-day Global Summit, organized by London Business Conferences, takes place Sept 25-26 and features a speaker ...

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    Berlin researchers worry that hackers copy whole factories


    Lindner wouldn’t drive a connected car todayData security tops the agenda of many CIOs.Lax handling of information security can threaten companies’ technological edge ”“ and drivers’ safety. In a discussion with automotiveIT, professional hacker and data security consultant Felix "FX" Lindner and Sandro Gaycken, a security researcher at the Free ...

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    Hackenberg explains VW's new infotainment architecture


    Volkswagen Group is rolling out a new modular infotainment system (MIB). The German carmaker hopes MIB will give it the tools to provide its customers state of the art infotainment systems that can be tailored to each of its brands and updated quickly and easily.Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the VW ...

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    Verizon to acquire Hughes Telematics


    Verizon Communications said it will acquire Hughes Telematics in a move designed to boost the US based wireless communications company's capabilities in the automotive and fleet telematics marketplace.Verizon will pay 612 million dlrs for the telematics company.The acquisition will accelerate Verizon's growth in business areas such as machine-to-machine services applications ...

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    Airbiquity exec: Car connectivity to see 2014 boost


    Leo McCloskey (Photo: Airbiquity)New technologies are likely to give a strong boost to car connectivity in the next two years, a senior industry executive predicts.Leo McCloskey, who heads sales and marketing for Airbiquity, cited in particular the major improvements in voice-recognition software, which will benefit in-car systems. And he said ...

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    Study: Buyers' interest in connected cars growing


    Connectivity options such as those available to Mini drivers are increasing in popularity (Photo: BMW)Buyers in Germany are showing sharply higher interest in connected cars, according to a study by market researchers Puls.The study shows that, when asked how interested they would be in buying a connected car, 47 pc ...

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    AutomotiveIT test-drives the LTE-equipped Audi A8


    Audi is testing the new LTE mobile communication standard with a long-wheelbase A8 model (Photo: Audi)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 ...

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    Daimler CEO: Connected cars is the only way to make money


    Zetsche introduced the new Mercedes A-Class at the Geneva auto show this month (Photo: Daimler)Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche this week reaffirmed the premium car maker's commitment to new connected-vehicle technology across its product range."Soon you will not be able to make money anymore with cars that don't integrate customers' smartphones," ...

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    1,500 software engineers wanted at Germany's Continental


    Continental expects the connected car to generate additional programming demands (Photo: Continental)Continental is looking to add about 1,500 new software developers to its global workforce in a bid to stay competitive with products that rely ever more on sophisticated IT components.The German automotive supplier group, one of the world's largest, ...

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    automotiveDAY: BMW execs say selectivity is key in infotainment


    BMW’s Hildegard Wortmann (left) and Karl Probst describe the opportunities and challenges of connected cars (Photo: automotiveIT)HANOVER ”“ BMW executives see huge possibilities to add a wealth of new in-car infotainment functions, but they agreed that selectivity is key.“The possibilities are endless but we need to focus on what makes ...

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    Bill Ford: Carmakers, mobile companies must join forces


    Bill Ford says mobile technology can help beat global congestion (Photo: Ford)Bill Ford called on the automotive and mobile industries to work closely together to deal with the challenges posed by the growing number of cars clogging the roads in a world with ever more megacities.In a keynote address to ...

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    Geneva 2012: Delphi to show high-speed connected car


    Delphi builds infotainment systems for many car brands (Photo: Delphi)Delphi will show a specially designed car at the Geneva auto show to demonstrate seamless connectivity at high speeds.The US-based automotive supplier said the show car, designed by veteran designer Franco Sbarro, will showcase a range of Delphi technologies aimed at ...