AUTO Connected Car Review of News

auotconnectedcarlogonews3Intelligent transportation (ITS), chip maker Uplinq (Qualcomm Developers Conference) and wireless (CTIASuper Mobility Week) events all have spurned connected car news.

The news has also caused confusion between the wireless media and a major car maker.

Here are the top connected car stories from AUTO Connected Car.

ITS World Congress Detroit

  • ITS World Congress showed the latest V2V and V2I technology from companies such as Panasonic .
  • GM showed its self-driving LSV .
  • GM announced that Cadillac with over V2V, hands-free and feet-free driving in 2017.
  • Delphi announced that it supplies V2V and V2I tech for GM.

CITA Super Mobility Week news includes lots of new apps, confusion, surveys and announcements.

  • Many execs from AT&T appeared at Super Mobility Week, Ralph de la Vega appeared on connected car panel with Mary Chan while new cars with 4G LTE were announced.
  • AT&T also announced it single GSMA SIM  and its latest survey results, a week after AT&T announced it latest connected car platform.
  • In an interview with GM’s Mary Chan one reporter incorrectly proclaimed that the App Shop and MyLink were dead which is not true. (Read GM corrections.)
  • The AT&T Hackathon gave winners prizes for great connected car apps for Windows Phone, Volvo and Mojio.
  • The Ford Sync  announced finalists for its app challenge coming to the LA Auto Show Connected Car Expo. Ford also announced a deal with Automatic that brings Siri to late model Sync ford vehicles.

During Uplinq, Qualcomm’s Christiano Amon slipped out that over 15 car makers are considering Qualcomm 4G chips. The weekend before that, Qualcomm designers explained Halo wireless EV charging and other  Qualcomm automotive features while driving around a track.

The car we most wanted to drive this week is the completely solar-powered Stella that in SoCal could probably give back to the grid and even charge all our smartphones while running our computers.

The state of California Department of Motor Vehicles issued the first permits for autonomous test cars in the state for Google, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and others.

In iPhone 5-6+ news Ferrari won the race to deliver the first vehicle with CarPlay.


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