C3 Connected Car Council formed not to be confused with Connected Car Expo

connectedcarcouncilConnected Car Conference (C3) founder Doug Newcomb  announced the formation of the Connect Car Council and its inaugural members.

The Connected Car Council will market its members and help shape future C3 with topics such as distracted driving, data, networking, infotainment and privacy/security.

Mo’ ZEVs Coming to California, MD, MA, NY, RI, VT and CT with Freebies and Perks

zevmouEight states are planning to promote electric car ownership by making it cheaper and easier with perks such as, more charging stations, carpool lane access, cheaper tolls and free parking. California and east coast states are working together to put more Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) on the road to the tune of 3.3 million by 2025.

Autonmous driverless vehicle laws set for September in California

GoogleselfdrivingnexusThe State of California has issued guidelines for laws governing autonomous vehicles that will go into effect September 16.  Rules for public use of driverless cars will be ready by January 2015.

DMV will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2014. A $150 Non-refundable application fee includes permits for 10 vehicles and 20 drivers/operators per application. The application requires the make, model and vehicle identification numbers of the cars being tested.

The more luxurious the car, the more connected car wanted

Audi connectParks and Associates has studied the connected car “ecosystem” and along with presenting “Connections” in San Francisco found the higher-priced the car, the more connectivity buyers expect.

The company found that early 50% of consumers planning to buy a car in the next 12 months value connected car features, especially by for luxury cars buyers such as Audi. The Audi A3 comes with 4 LTE connections from AT&T, it also features cell phone signal boosting.

LA Connected Car Expo set for more connected car connections & connected city summit

connectedcarexpoThe Los Angeles Auto Show announced the board members and director of this year’s Connected Car Expo (CCE). There is a new conference director and support from people from Aeris Communications, AT&T, Ford, Google, MERA, Pandora and Strategy Analytics.

The Connected Car Expo will be held in conjunction with the LA Auto Show Press Days November 18, 19 and 20. A new feature will be the Connected City Summit, which will address how technology is transforming  transportation and safety to infrastructure in  cities.

The conference director and advisory board will be help shape the connected car and city events.

Big Growth & Big Bucks from Connected Cars in 2018

gold_ferrariIn 2018, 420 million automobiles will be connected to the tune of over $11Billion (US Dollars).

The growth rate is a 57% Compound Annual Growth Rate from the 45 million connected vehicles in 2013 reports IDATE, noting that driving the connected car ecosystem are profits and safety issues.

Smart Connected Rearview Nissan Mirror, Smarter & a Winner

nissansmartrearviewThe Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror is smarter than your average mirror.  It uses a special camera to make the view of what is behind the Nissan, clearer, better and safer.

In fact, the Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror won the 2014 Traffic Safety Achievement Award.