AccuWather Partners with Kaliki Audio

kalikiappsmallerOne one the problems with driving in connected cars in bad weather such as storm or rain storms is that the driver has to keep his attention on the road.  AccuWeather will offer a way to hear the latest weather conditions with Kaliki Audio for audio weather information forecasts in GM cars.

AccuWeather announced its partnership with BT Software and the Kaliki Audio Newsstand to allow drivers hear current weather conditions and forecasts on-demand in their cars in 2014.

Motorola Filed Patent to Connect Car Photos of Pot Holes

fig3motorolaMotorola has filed a patent for connected car commuters. Motorola’s patent will identify road hazards, take photos of them and them then send the problems to drivers en route behind the car using the technology.

The patent was filed by Motorola Mobility that is now owned by Lennovo.  It is not clear if Google now owns the patent or Lennovo.

The patent is titled “Inter-Vehicle Alert System with Nagable Video Look Ahead”

PubNub Connected Car Solutions Kit for Devs

pubvehiclePubNub announced its Connected Car Solution Kit or developers to deliver , real-time transportation management and dispatch app for taxi, fleet management and delivery services.

PubNub  detects and connects dropped connections, with all messages tracked and time-stamped to the nearest nanosecond to ensure no loss of data. PubNub reports that platform insures offers real-time data.

Free Connected Car Webinar for 2/13 From Telematics Update

generaldashTelematics Update will host a  “Personalize the Connected Car Using Contextual Data.’ webinar with industry analysts to show how the context oftelematics can make  driving safer, more efficient and more enjoyable.

The free webinar will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 12 noon (EST) and is open to the entire consumer telematics community. Register 

Primer What Can Connected Cars Do?

AAAmobileappsHere is a list of connected car services that can be deployed in connected cars from the American Automobile Association (AAA):

Crash Response: Connected cars can automatically send real-time data when an accident happens with the exact location to help, saving time and helping to save lives.