BMW’s ConnectedDrive was top ranked as the best, followed by GM’s OnStar in second place and third place went to Ford for its embedded offering, followed by Audi and Chrysler.
During the summer owners of most 2015 Buick models can get OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, Buick AppShop and streaming data entertainment.
An new bill from Senator Bill Morning (D-Carmel) measure, SB 994 which defines who has car data access, gives control and choice to drivers. It will be considered by a Senate policy committee in the next few weeks. The bill is supported by the AAA and Your Car Your Data Coalition.
There were many speakers and products at Automotive World Megatrends in Dearborn, Michigan.
Meredith Guerriero, world chief automotive for Google, was the closing keynote speaker who discussed Google’s role in the digital future of advertising in connected cars.
At 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.
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.
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.