Telenav, Inc reported that has acquired skobbler, a navigation app company with the highly rated OpenStreetMap (OSM)-based GPS navigation apps. This could make Telenav maps faster to upgrade than Google maps.
Telematics Update will host a “Personalize the Connected Car Using Contextual Data.’ webinar with industry analysts to show how the context oftelematics can make driving safer, more efficient and more enjoyable.
The free webinar will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 12 noon (EST) and is open to the entire consumer telematics community. Register
Car 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.
Automatic‘s smart driving assistant that connects to the OBII port on cars and iOS devices is being updated with iBeacon functionality.
iBeacon is a feature in Bluetooth 4 ant allows devices near each other share information. For example, iBeacons in Apple Stores are used to share information with customers.
Ethernet 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.