AGA Supports NHTSA Connected Car Laws

seatwithairbagThe Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) support vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology because it can to save thousands of lives.

AGA also supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) research and V2V communications.

Gov’t 2 Require Connected Cars via V2V Tech to Avoid Crashes

intersectionWe may be driving more safely in the future when cars connect to each other. The U.S. government is looking into cars, buses and trucks communicate to each other and to the Department of Transportation to cut down on accidents, gas consumption and speeding.  After reviewing research, the government will work on laws to require vehicle data connections in future models.

It’s called Vehicle-to-Vehicle  communication in which vehicles talk to each other.  It’s sort of like data saying to your car, “I’m over here traveling a 30 mph and you’re going 25 mph, get ready for a fender bender,”  or “Watch out the drunk driving this car is going to run the stop sign!”

TeleNav Scouts with Auto OTA Updates Wi-Fi

carscoutTelenav partnered with Red Bend Software to provide over-the-air (OTA) map and point of interest (POIs) updates to Scout for Cars. Telenav Scout comes in two forms Scout for Cars Built In or Brought In.

Telenav makes navigation products for Ford, Delphi, Sony and QNX Car Applications Platform

Pioneer AppRadio 3 Big Winner Connects iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5S & Android Mirrors & Siri

appradio3Car dealers can charge thousands of dollars for head units that connect cars to music, navigation and smartphones.  Another viable options is to put an after market receiver with all the apps you need and more. Pioneer AppRadio3 devices will be available  for$399-$499. The CD-DVD player (SPH-DA210) is currently available from Amazon for $362.29 with free shipping.

Volvo Pandora New Cloud Music Update

Volvo S60 S80 XC60 XC70 Dashboard header imageVolvo along with updating Sensus Connect, on-board infotainment and navigation solutions through cloud-based services, Volvo Car Group also announced it would be the first to market with Pandora internet radio service via the Volvo Cloud.

Primer What Can Connected Cars Do?

AAAmobileappsHere is a list of connected car services that can be deployed in connected cars from the American Automobile Association (AAA):

Crash Response: Connected cars can automatically send real-time data when an accident happens with the exact location to help, saving time and helping to save lives.

Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA OAA (Open Automotive Alliance)

oaaAudi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA),to deploy the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.

Before the launch of the Android operating system, Google formed a similar alliance with smartphone makers throughout the world.

Wi-Fi, 4G LTE Gain Pace 100 in Luxury Connected Cars + More by 2020

ethernetEthernet technology, Wi-Fi networks and other wireless technologies for the automotive industry is gaining pace in Europe and North America. The trend is towards connected cars with services such as automotive app stores and connected location-based services is fuelling the uptake reported Frost and Sullivan.

The new technology will integrate multiple consumer electronic devices, brand and other compelling features for tech hungry consumers.

Boomers Want to Stay Connected to the Cars They Buy

cashreflectionhyundaiIDC conducted a new connected car survey that shows people’s opinions about connected cars with a surprise.  Baby Boomers aka Boomers like to have connections in cars for phone conversations and applications.

Chevy to Have AT&T 4G LTE in Summer 2014 to Connect Corvette, Impala, Malibu & Volt

invanWiFiHotspot2960x640Cevrolet partnered with OnStar 4G LTE and AT&T for optional Wi-Fi hotspots for 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, Impala, Malibu, and Volt with OnStar 4G LTE installed.

AT&T customers will be able to add their Chevy to AT&T Mobile Share plans. Drivers can also pay for data separately. Pricing and data packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced later in 2014.

Hyundai Blue Link Goes Red (Verizon Wireless) Using Google Glass, Pandora or SoundHound

Next Generation Connected Car: Hyundai with Google Glass

bluelinkgenesisdasHyundai Motors is going all out with their connected cars in 2014. Hyundai cars will be connected via Verizon Wireless Enterprise for safety security and infotainment features this year.

The new Blue Link System and Genesis Intelligent Assistant App add new features using the Internet, smartphone data and user input. Music recognition app SoundHound will be integrated into head units for Kia and Hyundai, too.

Hyundai’s Blue Link infotainment system will premiere with the Genesis Intelligent Assistant app that will let users control the car via an iOS or Android tablet or smarpthone. The new app combines information from smartphone calendars, weather and commuting information to make intelligent notifications.