BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google.... Read More »


Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars

March 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost minicars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new-car sales in Europe.... Read More »



Google poised to have strong presence in connected car

Feb. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
There will be more Google in your next car. That was the clear message automakers gave at the recent International CES, the world's largest consumer electronic fair in Las Vegas.... Read More »



Faurecia, Magneti Marelli team up to capitalize on booming, lucrative HMI sector

Jan. 16, 2014 06:15 CET
Suppliers Faurecia and Magneti Marelli have joined forces to challenge rivals such as Continental, Delphi, Denso and Harman in the booming and lucrative sector for human-machine interface applications.... Read More »


Bosch develops self-parking technology with phone app

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has developed a self-parking function for vehicles that can be remotely activated by the driver via a cell phone.... Read More »



Connectivity evolves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Automakers seem reconciled to generating less revenue from vehicle connectivity than they once expected, and that's probably for the best.... Read More »


Akerson: 4G has gee-whiz factor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson was blown away by a recent test drive in a GM prototype. It wasn't the torque or the ride or the handling. It was the high-speed wireless Internet coursing through the car's cabin.... Read More »


Study: Online shoppers demand fast responses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
The willy-nilly shopping patterns of online car shoppers make it crucial for dealers to respond within five minutes to questions and requests for contact, according to new research by a dealer consulting firm.... Read More »


GM set to offer in-car wireless charging for smartphones

10:32 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
GM will start offering wireless charging for smartphones in some vehicles next year, said Ran Poliakine, CEO of a GM partner that is developing the technology with funds from the automaker.... Read More »


High-wire act

How can automakers satisfy tech-savvy customers and NHTSA?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Making car travel more entertaining and productive, but not perilously distracting, has the auto industry walking a tightrope.... Read More »


Quick-swipe plan removes pain from pairing a phone

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Tired of plowing through a 300-page owner's manual to pair your smartphone with the infotainment system in the rental car you just picked up? There may be a solution. A Finnish software designer is adapting a technology called NFC to allow motorists to pair smartphones simply by swiping the phones against the instrument panel.... Read More »


Apple's bid to crack the center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Last week Apple executive Eddy Cue said 12 car brands will let motorists link iPhones to center consoles to make calls, send text messages, use maps and issue voice commands. So Apple is poised to invade the cockpit and take over the center stack, right?... Read More »


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