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Posted by rlanctot @ 04/04/2014 22:16:00
I am chairing the Telematics Update Content & Apps event in Munich on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8th & 9th, next week  (http://tinyurl.com/6msselt).  The event looks at the oppo... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 04/04/2014 14:50:00
The European Union has voted to end wireless roaming a move that is guaranteed to deliver a severe jolt of revenue growth for wi... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 02/04/2014 11:46:00
Against the depressing tableau of General Motors and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives sub-committee yesterday over the recent ignition switch recall two inspiring developments impacting vehicle design emerged. GM CEO Mary Barra noted ... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 01/04/2014 15:15:00
It is somehow fitting that the day before April Fool’s Day, when GM’s CEO will be testifying before the U.S. Congress on the now 2M+ unit ig... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 01/04/2014 15:05:00
It is somehow fitting that the day before April Fool’s Day, when GM’s CEO will be testifying before the U.S. Congress on the now 2M+ unit ig... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 28/03/2014 01:05:00
Volvo is commencing a test of existing wireless networks to communicate road conditions.  The brilliance of Volvo's strategy lies in its simplicity - using existing on-board vehicle connections to enhance safety for all drivers - and in the pro... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 25/03/2014 12:00:00
The auto industry, insurance industry and Northern California’s AAA organization saw a collision of their interests over a bill, SB 994, proposed in the California legislature to put control of vehicle data in the hands of consumers. The broad outlines of the bill, crafted by the Northern C... read more

Posted by kmak @ 24/03/2014 09:08:00
On March 17th, Paris instituted a very brief ban on vehicles entering the city, based on license plate numbers, in a desperate attempt to limit pollution levels that were heightened by the mild weather.  This was not an isolated incident, as all European cities are facing a rise in traffic c... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 22/03/2014 17:34:00
A report in Automotive News this week noted the extraordinary lengths to which General Motors (GM) is going to prepare and support dealers taking on the rece... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 21/03/2014 03:09:00
Volkswagen Chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn used the made-up term “Datenkrake” when speaking at CeBIT last week to caution the converging computer and automotive industries against turning the car into a data monster (Datenkrake) capable of abusing consumer privacy rights. I wrote... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 19/03/2014 21:37:00
In what may have been the first CeBIT keynote by an automotive executive but hopefully not the last, Volkswagen’s Chairman of the Board of Management Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn spoke last week of the merger of the automobile and the computer industry and raised the specter of the connected... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 12/03/2014 07:12:00
Apple’s CarPlay “introduction” at the Geneva Motor Show last week lacked all of the normal Apple trappings of... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 04/02/2014 07:11:00
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States has announced its plans to continue studying and investigating the use of dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication for the purpose of preventing ... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 31/01/2014 15:10:00
Two senior GM executives appear to be working and speaking at crosspurposes.  This isn’t necessarily unusual, but given the fact that the focus of their disagreement is the importance ... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 24/01/2014 10:43:00
The CEOutlook newsletter recently reported on a promotional campaign via which Best Buy is offering customers coupons for free pairing of their smartphone with the car audio system through Geek Squad Auto Techs.  “If the customer doesn’t ha... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 08/01/2014 15:18:00
Car makers are diving head first into the app development arms race. This is leading to expensive decisions and decisions intended to avoid expensive outcomes. The most visible of these efforts is the Open Android Alliance or what I would call the “open” Android “alliance”... read more

Posted by kmak @ 07/01/2014 13:37:00
In addition to developments in the wireless charging of hybrid and electric vehicles reported in the blog, EVS27 – Growing Interest in El... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 06/01/2014 14:36:00
NisAfAfter demonstrating phenomenal lag-free video/computer game performance across intercontinental connections at its pre-CES press conference, NVIDIA announced plans to bring its Tegra K1 to the automotive market with a focus on advanced driver assist systems and semi-autonomous driving applic... read more

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