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A peace plan to end the wireless wars

Boris Teksler Contributor Boris Teksler is the former licensing chief at Apple and current chief executive of the patent licensing company Conversant IP. Joe Siino Contributor Joseph Siino is the form

Ford’s new SmartLink connected upgrade for older vehicles will be available mid-2018

Ford is finally detailing availability of its FordPass SmartLink accessory, an OBD II plug-in device with Verizon 4G LTE on board which can add connected car features to model year 2010 to 2017 Ford v

GM launches Marketplace for in-car shopping and reservations

GM is making it possible to shop right from your vehicle’s infotainment system, while on the go. The carmaker is pushing out an update for model year 2017 and later vehicles, which will go out t

Dubai startup raises $1.5m to use AI to reduce vehicle accidents and opens US office in Detroit

Derq aims to make cars smarter and recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding after graduating from Techstars Mobility Accelerator. In addition to growing its team and opening an office in Detroit,

US Route 33 to test V2I tech

When you think of central Ohio, you might not think "hotbed of innovation." But you're going to want to rethink that. This summer, a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 outside of Marysville, Ohio, will

Savari works to bring 5G to connected cars

In these early days of smart cities and connected cars, Savari has emerged as a V2X (that's vehicle-to-everything) innovator. Now it's joined the 5G Automotive Association to bring cellular communicat

Toyota and NTT to collaborate on connected car tech, including AI

Toyota and NTT, one of Japan’s largest carriers, are teaming up to work on connected vehicle technology, with an agreement to work together on research and development in this emerging area. The

Volkswagen throws in with LG on ‘Cross-Over’ connected car platform

Everyone’s picking teams for the coming connected car wars, and Volkswagen and LG have chosen each other. The new smart car squad announced a “memorandum of understanding” to collabo

More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1

Millions of people in the United States have mobile phones, and we’ve had them for years. We may upgrade phones or change plans, but cell phones and plans are generally sold to people who alread

Zubie makes your car part of the Internet of Things

It seems like I talk about connected cars and V2X and autonomous vehicles like it’s my job. Probably because it is. But like a lot of people, I do not yet own a car that’s connected in any way. Th

Toyota, QNX And Others Adopt Ford’s SmartDeviceLink Platform For Connecting Mobile Apps And Cars

SmartDeviceLink, Ford’s open-source technology for connecting mobile apps with in-car interfaces, is getting a few important new backers today. After spending a few months on studying the techn

The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016  

Today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future predictions are all about technology.

Voyo Connects Your Car To The Cloud

Now that connected car startups are now thick on the ground, it takes a special amount of pizzaz to stand out. Thankfully Voyo has amped up the jazz hands and is producing a small device that can trul

Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

GM and Ford released statements to TechCrunch indicating that in their vehicles, Android Auto has very limited access to vehicle information. This comes after claims published by Motor Trend magazine

Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

Zubie, a company that sells a device allowing drivers to tap into their car’s onboard computer and then sync vehicle diagnostic data to their smartphone, is today expanding its footprint with th

USAA Leads $24 Million Round For Connected Car Platform Automatic

Automatic, the connected car platform whose sensor and app combination is sometimes referred to as a "Fitbit for your car," announced this morning $24 million in Series B funding, led by the investmen

Zendrive Lets Ridesharing And Delivery Companies Know If Their Drivers Are Distracted

Zendrive, a startup that uses smartphone sensors to measure drivers’ behavior, today announced ZenFleets, its first paid service. As the name implies, ZenFleets is meant for companies that have

Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

Dash was one of the earliest and most design-focused apps to offer direct connectivity to your car via their OBD-II port, which is designed to provide mechanics with detailed stats and information. No

With A Series Of Upgrades, Dash Becomes A Viable Competitor Among Smart Driving Apps

Dash, a smart driving app that’s something of a “Fitbit for you car,” is now rolling out a series of updates, including integration with notifications platform IFTTT, as well as an A

Dash’s Smart Driving App – A “Fitbit For Cars” – Arrives On Android

Dash, a Techstars New York-backed startup that wants to be like a Fitbit for your car, has now launched. The product includes a combination of a hardware device and smartphone application which offers
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