Spot On Time iPhone & Android Apps–Gets You There & Parked On Time without Stress

SpontontimeOT Mobility launches a new iPhone and Android app today that relieves the stress of worrying about getting places on time — Spot On Time.

“I love innovation in mobile,” said David Rothschild CEO of OT Mobility in an interview with AUTO Connected Car, “Using a lot of research and great data we created a solution to get people to multiple destinations during a day.”

Zubie iControls Connected Car and Home @developersgarage

zubiewithphoneConnected car OBII device and app maker Zubie  has partnered with iControl Networks. Together, they plan to offer home automation through cars and  smartphones seamlessly.

Zubie lets family members know when you are your own way home or share locations with fellow Zubie users.  Zubie connects to the OBII computer port on cars.

 

GM & Chevy Dances to Beats Music at SXSW

beatsmusicChevy announced at SXSW that Beats Music streaming music will be available in the Chevy AppShop and on select Chevy models this year.

Beats Music is a streaming music service with playlist and curated music options. Chevy AppShop can be used via 4G LTE connections through OnStar 4G LTE. A free trial of Beats Music or paid subscription is required.

Connected Car Data Expansion Needed by Drivers and Wireless Carriers

carinlightdrivingConnected cars with connected drivers is a new opportunity for automobile OEMs and mobile operators to provide services in cars. A new report from iGR predicts.

From 2012 to 2017, the number of connected cars in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 142%.

Apple Connects Cars to iPhone5/5s/5c to Beats, Spotify & iHeart Radio

mappingCarplayAt the Geneva Auto Show, Apple announced  Apple CarPlay for iPod/iPad/iPhone and iOS in cars that will first arrive in Ferrari, Mercedez-Benz Hyundai and Volvo in 2104.

Apple calls CarPlay “The best iPhone experience on four wheels.”  The display enlarges all of the iOS functions significantly.

Driverless Autonomous Robotic Cars Will Auto-Pilot Growth for IBM & Google

NissanAutonomousDriveResearch and Markets reported that automated driving will achieve significant growth. These vehicles are sometimes called autonomous, auto-piloted or robotic cars.

IBM and Google will be software vendors for the robotic vehicles according to Research and Markets, that reported that IBM has the lead with its excellent integrated reliable middleware.

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.

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.