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 |  Jun 05 2014, 9:32 AM

Telematics Super Panel

Where is in-car connectivity going in the future? A group of high-level industry experts weighed in on this pressing question yesterday at Telematics Update Detroit.

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 |  Mar 10 2014, 3:58 PM

Audi A3 Limousine

Audi announced today that its in-car 4G LTE service will be offered at two price points. Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 06 2014, 10:02 AM

Chevrolet Accelerates to 4G LTE Speeds in 2014

General Motors is making a push to modernize its OnStar concierge service starting with handful of 2015 model year vehicles this summer.

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 |  Aug 07 2013, 9:02 AM

Tesla-Model-S-1

Model S owners will soon have access to improved connectivity features lending greater flexibility to their cars.

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 |  Apr 10 2013, 4:09 PM

nissan-friend-me-concept

Do social media references and new tech features translate into products that appeal to young car buyers? Nissan hopes so.

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 |  Nov 22 2011, 1:00 PM

Once upon a time, the only in car entertainment offered was a simple radio. Those days are long gone, with the ubiquity of iPod connectors and Bluetooth devices.

And the technology train is not about to stop anytime soon. Germany’s BMW is now working with Korea’s Hyundai, along with some tech companies to bring you the future of in-car networking solutions.

Broadcom, NXP, Freescale and Harmon have joined their knowledge together to create OPEN (One Pair Ether Net) Alliance, which will work on ethernet based connectivity for automobiles. This system will be able to offer 100Mbps connectivity over a single unshielded cable.

This new partnership between these tech companies is called SIG (Special Iinterest Group) and BMW and Hyundai are the first auto-makers to sign on to this technology.

[Source: Autoblog]

 |  Jun 30 2011, 3:58 PM

According to research, one in every two smart phone owners, utilizes their device as a shopping tool. In an attempt to get in on the action, GMC has now added a shopping App, which allows consumers to search its range of vehicles via their phones, accessing photos, videos, specifications as well as pricing, dealer quotes, comparison with competitors and even scheduling test drives.

The market for smart phones is currently one of the fastest growing in the world, in 2011 sales experienced an increase of some 85  percent  year-over-year in the first quarter.

Not surprisingly all kinds of companies have been rushing to develop Apps of their very own, including GM’s truck division. “We recognize that smart phones play an important role in our customers’ lives, including purchase decisions,”  declared John Schwegman, U.S. vice president of GMC marketing. “The new GMC Showroom App provides our customers with the advanced technology they have come to expect of the GMC brand and the convenience to easily engage with their GMC dealer.”

The GMC smart phone shopping App is available from the Apple App store for the iPhone (for ions 3.1 or better) and is scheduled to be released for the Android market in late July (for OS 1.6 or newer).