Google self-driving CTO, Chris Urmosn is leaving the project. Today will be my last day on the project as CTO,” he wrote in a Medium blog post. “After leading our cars through the human equivalent of 150 years of driving and helping our project make the leap from pure research to developing a product that we hope someday anyone will be able to use, I am ready for a fresh challenge.”
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Verizon Buys Fleetmastics
Verizon will acquire Fleetmatics Group, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, for $60.00 per share in cash – representing a value of approximately $2.4 billion.
Fleetmatics is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with North American headquarters in Waltham, Mass offers Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce.
In June, Verizon Telematics also announced the acquisition of Telogis, Inc., a global, cloud-based mobile enterprise management software company based in That transaction closed on July 29.
Samsung May Buy Magneti
Samsung Electronics Co. is in advanced talks to buy some or all of the operations of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, for the lighting and infotainment and telmematics businesses reported Bloomberg. Such a deal would also be the biggest move into automobiles by the South Korean conglomerate since Samsung Motors Inc. went bankrupt ahead of an eventual sale to Renault SA in 2000.
Spireon provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, tnnounced its Spireon NSpire cloud-based vehicle telematics platform has delivered unprecedented reliability for customers throughout peak demand, including a 96 percent increase in data events processed year over year.
HARMAN Joins Auto-ISAC
HARMAN has joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), a collective force of automotive industry leaders collaborating to share, track and analyze intelligence about cyber threats and potential vulnerabilities against connected cars. Under this new affiliation, HARMAN continues to advance the state of cybersecurity with fellow companies and associations within the automotive industry, emphasizing its commitment to keep the connected car protected
Luxury One & Autobrain
Luxury One Corp, one of the largest authorized licensed suppliers and service providers to NYC municipal fleets, has partnered exclusively with Autobrain, a leading aftermarket connected car platform company, to help improve the safety and security of vehicles operated by the City of New York.
The Autobrain platform provides a managed network of applications that constantly monitors the performance, location and diagnostic state of the vehicle, allowing fleet managers and consumers to always be connected to their cars via their smartphone, computer or tablet.
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SII Semicondcutor Release New Products
SII Semiconductor Corporation, an affiliate of Seiko Instruments Inc., released the S-93CxxCD0H Series (105˚C) and the S-93AxxBD0A Series (125˚C), new automotive 3-wire (Microwire) serial EEPROM products available in the ultra-small HSNT-8 package (2030) (2.0×3.0×t0.5 mm). With an industry-leading write speed of 4ms (max.) and low voltage operation down to 1.6V, the S-93CxxCD0H Series (105˚C) is suitable for a wide range of applications.
Both models will be available in a range of memory densities, from 1K, 2K, 4K and 8K to 16K (bit). The package options include 8-pin SOP, 8-pin TSSOP, TMSOP-8 and HSNT-8 (2030) (2.0×3.0×t0.5 mm).
At the same time, the company releases the new S-93CxxCx0I Series which is a consumer version with 85˚C operating temperature and is targeted for applications including home appliances, wearable technology and healthcare devices.
Greenlight Gives Paul Hanson the Green Light
Greenlight announced an agreement with Paul Hanson Partners to make its new video and telematics technology available as an affordable risk management and safety tool for commercial vehicles insured through Paul Hanson Partners.
Greenlight’s technology will be used in both Paul Hanson Partner’s BizChoice program for the logistics industry and Mover’s Choice program for the moving & storage industry.
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