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  • vw automotive cloud

    Volkswagen Group takes over WirelessCar from Volvo in SEK 1.1billion agreement


    Image: Volkswagen The Volkswagen Group is to take over WirelessCar, a Swedish telematics specialist, from Volvo, buying a 75.1pc stake to support its connected vehicle ecosystem. WirelessCar, founded in 1999 and based in Gothenburg, has developed a series of in-car services such as billing and concierge, safety ...

  • geotab.automotiveIT

    “CIOs are starting to grasp the potential of vehicle data”


    Mike Branch, vice president data analytics at Geotab, talked to automotiveIT International at the company’s recent “Mobility Connect” customer event in Barcelona

  • agero.automotiveIT

    Agero unveils smartphone-based crash detection


    (Image:Agero) Agero has unveiled smartphone-based software that could replace embedded telematics systems to provide automatic crash detection. The Medford, Massachusetts-based telematics services provider said its new "Driver360" software can be integrated into existing insurance providers' and car manufacturers' mobile apps. Bringing crash detection, response and prevention functionality into the ...

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    Ford introduces cloud-based open platform for fleet data


    Image: Ford Ford Commercial Solutions – a business unit of Ford Smart Mobility – has launched an open platform called Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) for fleets to manage data flow to and from their vehicles. Aimed primarily at large company fleets, telematics providers and fleet management companies, the TMC ...

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    Vizzion launches platform for on-vehicle camera imagery


    Image: Vizzion Traffic camera services supplier Vizzion has developed a new platform giving access to live imagery from connected vehicles, which it has demonstrated at the TU-Automotive Detroit expo. This platform can provide dynamic on-the-spot information on factors such as traffic conditions, weather, roadworks or driver visibility, and extends ...

  • telogis.automotiveIT

    Verizon to acquire Telogis


    With Telogis, Verizon Telematics is expanding its fleet management offering (Photo: Telogis) Verizon has signed an agreement to buy Telogis, a location-based transportation software maker. The US telecommunications group said Telogis will enhance its telematics-based services offering for connected vehicles and other business areas. "Telogis brings a world-class software ...

  • zf tags 2016

    ZF adds cargo checking to Openmatics platform


    In future, ZF won't just connect vehicles, but also freight (Photo: ZF) ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofcargo that is being transported. The automotive supplier’s “deTAGtive logistics” software will enhance ZF’s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its ...

  • 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 ...

  • onstar.automotiveIT

    GM China vehicles to feature 4G telematics this year


    Fast 4G communications allow more infotainment options inside the car (Photo: GM) General Motors said a Cadillac brand model it will start selling this year in China will mark the beginning of its rollout of fast 4G telematics systems in the world's biggest car market. The connectivity will be ...

  • tomtom.automotiveIT

    TomTom acquires Fleetlogic


    TomTom has acquired Fleetlogic, a leading Dutch provider of fleet management services, in a bid to strengthen its position in the European fleet market. The Amsterdam-based location and mapping services group said Fleetlogic will add 27,000 subscriptions to the installed base of TomTom Telematics. That brings the total of TomTom's ...

  • UBI.automotiveIT

    Study: Consumers warm to usage-based insurance


    73 percent of fleet managers are very keen to save money on commercial auto insurance (Source: LexisNexis) Consumers in the US are growing more comfortable with usage-based insurance policies, according to a new study. According to the 2014  LexisNexis Insurance Telematics Study, insurance rate discounts are still the ...

  • toyota panasonic.automotiveIT

    Toyota, Panasonic develop cloud to link cars and appliances


    Toyota and Panasonic want to connect cars and home appliances (Photo: Panasonic) Toyota and Panasonic are jointly developing a cloud-based service to link cars with home appliances. The product will be ready for launch in the second half of 2014. Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, said the new service ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford looks into space to find connected car improvements


    St. Petersburg Polytechnic Associate Professor Vladimir Mulukha shakes hands with a mobile humanoid used in Ford's space research (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor hopes to learn from space robots how it can further improve car connectivity. The US-based automaker is embarking on a three-year research partnership with Russia's St. Petersburg ...


    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 ...

  • NXP_Ethernet.automotiveIT

    Broadcom, Hyundai take next step to bring ethernet in car


    The OPEN alliance says ethernet is a cost-effective automotive networking technology (Photo: NXP) Broadcom and Hyundai have signed a joint development agreement to use ethernet-based networking for in-car infotainment. The collaboration aims to integrate infotainment, telematics and advanced driver assistance systems into Hyundai vehicles using Broadcom's BroadR-Reach ethernet technology. ...

  • harman.automotiveIT

    Harman to buy Indian telematics company


    Interchain’s GWVectra is an Android-based in-vehicle computing platform that provides access to a range of applications (Photo: Interchain) Harman is buying Interchain Solution, a technology company that should help the US premium audio and infotainment group expand its design and engineering footprint in the Indian market. Interchain, which is based ...

  • telematics.automotiveIT

    Telematics Munich 2012


    The annual Telematics Munich conference will take place Oct 29-30, with a focus on how connected services can generate additional revenue for automotive and other players. The two-day event, which will be held at the Hilton Munich Park Hotel, will feature a range of speakers from the automotive, telecommunications and ...

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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 ...

  • hp converged infrastructure.automotiveIT

    Renault selects HP for EV Cloud services


    HP will provide a range of telematics services that will help Renault improve its EV offering (Photo: HP) Renault has selected HP to help develop telematics services for its growing electric vehicle range. The US based IT group said the French carmaker had chosen HP to host its European IT ...

  • db flinkster.automotiveIT

    German Rail, Telekom in EV, car-sharing partnership


    The two companies want to achieve closer networking of trains, cars and energy systems Witn Flinkster, Deutsche Bahn runs one of the largest car-sharing networks in Germany. It covers 800 train stations and also has operations in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Telekom said its Networked Car business unit will ...