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Ford at Moble World Congress: Automated Research Car, Self Parking, SYNC 2 & More

fordindashappFord made many announcements at Mobile World Congress and showed how it is advancing connected car services.

The new Ford Focus has rear sensors for the Cross-Traffic Alerts warning drivers of traffic while driving in reverse as well as blind spot alerts. The City Stop feature will try to stop the Ford if there is chance of accident.

Connected Car NPR Definition= Auto Algebra

NPRnewsappindashIn an interview on NPR we see two definitions of connected cars.  It’s interesting to note that NPR is really into connected cars, in fact the NPR news app was one of General Motors’ first in-dash infotainment apps.  We at AUTO Connected have an in-depth definition of “connected car.

Mitsubishi Heads Up for Prediction Driving

mistubishihudMitsubishi Electric has the “Ultra-simple HMI” which predicts what the driver wants to do an then shows options on screen in front of the driver’s eyes that can be activated by voice or easy-to-reach buttons, called the HMI.

The screen is 17.w inches making it easier to see and requires less eye movement.

MWC Connected Clouds-BMW, Jasper, Tech Manhindra, Qualcomm, Samsung & WiPro

AgnikAt Mobile World Congress, many companies announced products and services for the connected car industry. New technology, cloud and analytics services were revealed. Companies with new announcements included SAP, BMW, Qualcomm, Jasper Wireless, Tech Manhindra, Samsung, WiPro and Agnik.

Black Hat Hack into Connected Car: DeviCAN Can Stop Your CAN Bus

CHTdeviceThere is a Bluetooth hacking tool that can bite into the Controller Area Network of cars’ computer and can stop the car and cause a lot of mischief.

At Black Hat Asia Spanish researchers Javier Vazquez-Vidal and Alberto Garcia Illera will show a device that when connected to cars can turn off headlights, set off alarms, and roll windows down or set the parking break. The device is called deviCan Hacking Tool or CHT.

Ford Auto Connected Cars to Bloggers at MWC

fordecosportliveFord will socialize its marketing with the connected EcoSport cars in a six month blog and social media campaign. Ford of Europe will show a new automated research car with automated driving and other advanced technology after 2025.

The event will start at Mobile World Congress called EcoSport Live.  Cars will be loaned to one hundred of the hippest bloggers to write about the EcoSports connectivity via social media.