Even with a holiday, a new year and a giant parade down the street there was some connected car news that was too short to report. Companies in the the news shorts include Hyundai, Caruma, Valeo,We know many of our readers has been on vacation don’t forget to cast your vote for the Tech CARS Awards which closes January 15.
Hyundai will finally be offering the update to CarPlay for Sonata owners in the first quarter of 2016, reported the Detroit Free Press. Owners with compatible Hyundai 2015/2016 Sonatas with navigation systems will have to buy an SD card with the new software to upgrade.
American Portwell Technology, Inc., announced PCS-8311P, aembedded in-vehicle telematics system centered around a 5th generation Intel Core processor with 4x Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces with M12 connector. Portwell’s new PCS-8311P features wireless support for LTE, 3.5G (with SIM card), WLAN, GPS Dead Reckoning, GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth. The embedded telematics system supports 4x IEEE802.3af PoE interfaces, providing up to 15.4W per port with M12 connector. Additional features include: wide operating temperature range support, -40°~70°C, for harsh environment applications; wide range of DC power input from 9V to 36V; power management via smarter power ignition control; rich COM ports; dual hot-swappable SATA storage; and support for optional 1x CAN 2.0B. PCS-8311P is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, EN50121 standards and EN50155 certification for railway applications.
PCS-8311P is the ideal solution for applications such as in-vehicle infotainment, digital signage as well as mobile communication and navigation for commercial and municipal vehicles, such as buses, trucks, taxis, police cars and other fleet vehicles. It is also a perfect solution for in-bus and on-the-train surveillance systems, and fleet dispatch and remote management.