We saw a great demonstration of the Airbiquity Choreo System inside a Nissan Rouge at the L.A. Auto Show with Scott Frank. If you are wondering about the functionality of the other connected-car systems besides CarPlay, watch the video below.
At the Geneva Auto Show, Apple announced Apple CarPlay for iPod/iPad/iPhone and iOS in cars that will first arrive in Ferrari, Mercedez-Benz Hyundai and Volvo in 2104.
Apple calls CarPlay “The best iPhone experience on four wheels.” The display enlarges all of the iOS functions significantly.
IBM and Google will be software vendors for the robotic vehicles according to Research and Markets, that reported that IBM has the lead with its excellent integrated reliable middleware.
The new Ford Focus has rear sensors for the Cross-Traffic Alerts warning drivers of traffic while driving in reverse as well as blind spot alerts. The City Stop feature will try to stop the Ford if there is chance of accident.
In an interview on NPR we see two definitions of connected cars. It’s interesting to note that NPR is really into connected cars, in fact the NPR news app was one of General Motors’ first in-dash infotainment apps. We at AUTO Connected have an in-depth definition of “connected car.“
Mitsubishi Electric has the “Ultra-simple HMI” which predicts what the driver wants to do an then shows options on screen in front of the driver’s eyes that can be activated by voice or easy-to-reach buttons, called the HMI.
The screen is 17.w inches making it easier to see and requires less eye movement.