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.

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.

Sears Drive-Through Car Hop Service App

Sears announced that its Show Your Way mobile app, lets people pick up their Sears order with in 5 minutes without leaving their cars for

AUTO Connected Car Review of Chicago Auto Show News: Hyundai, Aha, Connected Car 2014 & Next

renaultLet’s see the latest announcements for AUTO Connected Car readers from the Chicago Auto Show.

Hyundai America announced the enhanced Blue Link system Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.  Today, Hyundai announced the same Google location search will be part of an update for 500,000 Hyundai owners with the previous version of Blue Link. It offers voice Google search and navigation along with Google Glass integration.

dash App Better Driving with Car Info & Bluetooth for Android Like Automatic

DashappandroidscoresHere’s an easy inexpensive way to connect to the data in car on Android via Bluetooth. Dash claims it can “make any car, a smart car.”

Dash is similar to Automatic, using Bluetooth and a connection to the OBD-II port to gather driving information and make suggestions. Automatic, however, currently only works with iPhone(Android coming soon) while Dash works with Android and will be available for iPhone in the future.