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.
A collaborative open source project Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), first open source software release is available for download from the Linux Foundation. Recently, BearingPoint GmbH and Systena joined the organization and are participating in the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Steering Committee.
Linus Auto Grade offers an optimized embedded Linux OS stack as a starting point for engineering work. It builds on Tizen IVI supported by Intel and Samsung.
Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) announced that the HTC One (M8) is now compatible MirrorLink. MirrorLink compatibility will arrive via a software upgrade to current HTC One (M8). More HTC devices will be compatible in the future.
MirrorLink is car-smartphone mirroring with a simple interface that works with many operating systems. MirrorLink will be distributed to millions via this partnership.
Connected car services company Zubie announced an $8 million investment from Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) this morning from Nokia’s $100 million connected car fund.
Nokia is also investing in Zubie with Nokia Growth Fund Partner, Paul Asel joining the Board of Directors.
Zubie connects to the OBDII port on cars made after 1996.
New legislation may reduce fatalities and injuries due to drunk drivers. The legislation is supported by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and sponsored by Representative Nita
Lechal shoes will be offering Bluetooth-enabled smart footwear that pair with an app your phones connected to Google Maps. The Indian company is calling the smartshoes interactive haptic footwear. Some atuomotive journalists suggest that the technology my be used to enhance directions for motorcyclists and even cars.
A new study by Telefónica showed there is global demand for connected car services, with more than 70 per cent of drivers surveyed saying that
After our article, yesterday, explaining that BMW’s web/mobile interface has vulnerabilities that could be hacked, a few hours later BMW’s web portal was reported down. A BMW i3 owner in the UK reported that he has been unable to register for BMW’s ConnectedDrive service since July 19, continually receiving error messages. The outage is due to a system update in the UK and Europe. In the meantime BMW’s apps on Google Play have some of the worst user reviews, we’ve seen.
The Tesla Model 3 will start at $35,000 in 2017. IT will be a smaller version of the Tesla S with similar distance and battery options. First Tesla will make the Model X SUV with gull wing doors due out later this year.