BlackBerry QNX Powers CarPlay, Mood Music and More

Bentley QNX DashBlackBerry QNX is a software platform that is being used in many luxury high-end vehicles with advanced features as well the ability to have music based played according to your mood…

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.

New Tech Hits the Roads in MI with V2V, Autonomous Driverless Track & Solar Charging Roads

UM Autonomous Driving TrackConnected car technology is hitting the road in Michigan through two initiatives, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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.

Virginia Tech’s Auto Connected Car V2V Testing

Toyota Prius 2010Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is working on the design the integration framework that will allow vehicles to “talk” with their drivers and with other automobiles on the road (V2V).

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s Connected Vehicle to Be Powered by IBM

puegeotconnectedIBM Big Data and Analytics and IBM MobileFirst will be deployed in PSA Peugeot Citroen vehicles.

PSA Peugeot Citroen and IBM have partnered to integrate the  data from cars, phones, traffic signals, lights and other sources and analyze it in real-time to deliver connected vehicle services.

Studies Show Connected Car Tech Wanted and Industry Challenges

Toyota Prius 2010Research shows that consumers want connected car technology, however, the car industry is struggling with issues associated with deployment.

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).

Automotive Megatrends Review of Connected Car News

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.

Wireless Car Charging Pads to Land Profits

nissanleafchargingThere 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.