QNX software is being used for or mapping, communication and entertainment systems in Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi (see video below) and BMW vehicles.
The University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center was recently launched focusing on emerging technology in collaboration with the government and transportation industry to make improvements to travel for both humans and cargo.
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.
In-vehicle technology/connected car tech was an important factor when buying a new vehicle within the past year for more 59% online U.S. consumers of driving age, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
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.
There are not many EV cars such as the Toyota Prius EV that can be charged wirelessly, yet, however a new report for WinterGreen Research shows lots of wireless charging pads landing for cars in the next few years, to the tune of $4.6 Billion in 2019.
Worldwide wireless car charging markets should achieve significant growth, notes the report.