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.

Ford & Livio Support SmartDeviceLink Standard

livioconnectFord Motor Company subsidiary, Livio, announced it will support SmartDeviceLink as the industry standard for in-vehicle infotainment and offer SDL code and support for suppliers, OEM partners and app developers in 2014.

Toyota Fuel Cell Car of the Connected Future?

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A. INC. FUEL CELL VEHICLE CONCEPTToyota is showing two new cars of the future at CES, using hyrdrogen fuel cell technology.

The FCV concept car demonstrates what the four-door mid-size sedan will look like in Radiant Blue; and the camouflage-taped engineering prototype used for extensive and extreme on-road testing in North America for more than a year.