Visteon to demo new car tech at CES International 2015 with OTA updates

VisteocockpitVisteon will show new connected vehicle technologies and services at CES International,  January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada simulating cockpits of the future.

Visteon will demonstrate Cloud-based live 4GLTE over-the-air connections that are designed to improve driving features. Visteon will demo autonomous driving through immersive simulators.

Pioneer Single CD Receivers double up Bluetooth, Wideband Speech and music streaming

DoubleDinPioneer Electronics also debuted its 2015 models of in-dash single CD receivers with the technology to compliment smartphone users’ lifestyles for around $200.

Features of the aftermarket audio systems with expanded smartphone functionality include Pandora, styling and FLAC file playback. The new receivers have larger screens, better colors and brightness functions.

Commute app gives warnings in real-time for iPhone iOS 8 & Android

ommuteSome commuting routes can take thirty minutes one day and three hours the next. The driver usually has no warning.  A new app from MapQuest called Commute, claims to simplify the daily drive. The app offers real-time traffic, monitors routes/delays and alerts the driver to travel time changes.

Panasonic connects connected cars & big data at ITS

Panasonic HUCPanasonic Automotive Systems Company of America has exhibited and demonstrated a range of advanced technologies at ITS World Congress.

Panasonic Automotive  showcased transportation systems and traffic management, that help create cleaner environment, comfort,  safety, and community life. Panasonic showed technology for connected cars and big data solutions.

Car buyers want seamless connected car connectivity + luxury infotainment

frostsullivanFrost & Sullivan’s analysis of the North American advanced connected car and ADAS systems found that consumers demand seamless connectivity and high-end infotainment features in cars. The company also noted that the industry is on its way to 000 (zero emissions, zero accidents and zero fatalities.

The research also found that night vision assist with pedestrian detection or collision warning and mitigation using augmented reality (AR) which were considered to be of higher importance compared to other features like power liftgate or ambient lighting in the vehicle.

Seats to sense you in connected cars may keep you alert or send for help

sensorseatYour driver’s seat may sense that you are drowsy and falling asleep are being developed by Nottingham Trent University researchers.

Professor Tilak Dias and William Hurley of the University’s Advanced Textile Research Group with Plessey are working to integrate an Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors directly into the fabric of car seats.