Laws, enforcement can't stop distracted driving problemFeb. 20
Texting and driving bans and fines worldwideFeb. 20
Daimler invests in U.S. vehicle finance appFeb. 14
Daimler is investing double-digit millions of euros in AutoGravity, a financial technology company in Irvine, Calif., that makes a vehicle leasing and financing app for smartphones. The move is part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.
Ford, Toyota form telematics alliance with other automakers, suppliers to stymie Google, AppleJan. 4
Ford and Toyota have formed a consortium with automakers including PSA and Mazda to speed development of auto-industry standards for in-vehicle apps, a step toward preventing Apple and Google from controlling how drivers connect smartphones to their cars and trucks.
Let's cut off phones in carsDec. 5, 2016
A new wave: Kia seizes on new Google ad functionNov. 14, 2016
While Baby Boomers and Generation Xers are more likely to place a phone call to a dealership to inquire about a vehicle, Kia believes texting modernizes the shopping experience for millennials by offering them a connection point they're more comfortable with.
Audi pilots corporate car-sharing fleet in latest mobility pushOct. 26, 2016
Audi of America is expanding its mobility services with a national corporate car-sharing fleet service it plans to roll out next year, the company said today. Called Audi Shared Fleet, the service is being piloted now with three Audi A4 sedans shared by tenants of American Underground, a technology incubator in Durham, N.C., Audi said.
Key evolution is on its way -- no fob, just a smartphone appOct. 23, 2016
Partnership forms in the parking lotSept. 26, 2016
Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a company that it once deemed a competitor to its vision for in-car services.