Telematics

Mitsu Electric teams with tech heavyweights on infotainment

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. is partnering up to stay competitive in the infotainment market....
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OnStar change targets service visits

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2014

Starting with its 2015 models, GM will offer buyers free monthly vehicle-diagnostic reports through OnStar, and allow those customers to sign up to receive maintenance notifications from their dealerships....
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EDITORIAL

Reducing driver distraction with a carrot, not a stick

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay disable the screen of the hand-held device while it's connected....
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GM dealers learn how to pitch 4G technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2014

GM is embarking on the industry's broadest deployment of embedded 4G LTE technology, which will be delivered through OnStar. GM is rolling it out on 30 nameplates across its four brands for the 2015 model year, starting with the '15 Chevy Malibu that began arriving in dealerships in mid-June....
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2015 Cadillac CTS -- sans wreath -- quietly appears in OnStar ad

1:21 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2014

The 2015 Cadillac CTS made a surprise short appearance ahead of its scheduled debut in an OnStar commercial this week....
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Google puts phones on lockdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

Governments have mainly tried to fight distracted driving with laws banning handset use or texting in the car -- laws that are widely flouted. Google and its partners from the auto industry are taking an approach that's more carrot than stick....
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Google is ready to challenge Apple's CarPlay

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Apple and Google operating systems run on 95 percent of the smartphones sold around the world. Now the two giants are about to go head to head in the automobile....
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Toyota ups its game on telematics in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Toyota will release a telematics system in Japan this summer that uses automated voice activation and allows open-source third-party apps to be downloaded to the infotainment system....
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Vodafone targets connected cars with acquisition of Cobra Automotive

June 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Vodafone plans to expand into automotive telematics by acquiring Cobra Automotive Technologies, an Italian provider of security, telecommunications and vehicle tracking data....
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Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three states....
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Denso acquires majority stake in diagnostics, telematics firm

1:19 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014

Denso International America acquired a majority stake in Pennsylvania vehicle diagnostics and telematics company Ease Simulation....
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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET

Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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Geniuses smart move for dealers, BMW says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014

BMW brand dealers in Europe are seeing a financial boost from the automaker's Genius Everywhere program. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW vehicles has boosted the purchase of high-margin options 10 to 15 percent, the company said....
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DAVID SEDGWICK

Cars become computers on wheels

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014

Here's yet more evidence that the auto industry's center of gravity, at least for cool new technology, is shifting from Detroit to Silicon Valley. The r&d required to develop the underlying architecture for the computer chip that powers a vehicle's infotainment system can easily top $1 billion....
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