Mobile Interior Imaging, or Project Mobii is a joint project from Ford and Intel that could stop car thieves and prevent accidents. The cameras can see gestures to control car functions and smartphone connections. They can be programmed to keep private information such as contacts private.
AT&T Connected Car Hackathon winners were announced after a weekend event in Santa Clara, CA. The apps make for safer, green and less hungry drivers.
Apple CarPlay will be supported by more carmakers that will offer CarPlay in future model cars. The system will only work with lightning connectors for iPhone 5/c/s.
Audi has announced that it will offer Apple’s CarPlay by next year with 2015 models. CarPlay will integrate with Audi’s built-in controls, the Audi MMI touch system, as well as dial controls and voice controls to activate Siri. Other carmakers that have been added to the CarPlay list are Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep Mazda and RAM.
QNX at Telematics Detroit announced QNX Acoustics for Voice 3.0, QNX OS for Automotive Safety 1.0 and Rightware for 3D instrument panel development.
GM announced all the high tech features coming to the Chevy Cruze 2015 models. The 2015 Cruze will have Text Message Alerts for smartphone users
New car owners are having more problems with new cars due to new technology and harsh weather reported JD Power in its latest study. The