IMS Research report on Automotive Touchscreen market

IMS Research has published a new report entitled The World Market for Automotive User Interfaces – 2012. The report forecasts that unit sales of automotive touch screens will increase rapidly in the next eight years to an estimated 35.7 million units globally in 2019.

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Sierra Wireless resolves ITC lawsuit with purchase of MMP Portfolio™ licence

Cupertino, California, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — Alliacense announced today that Sierra Wireless, Inc. has purchased an MMP™ Portfolio license. The agreement resolves the ITC Investigation and District Court lawsuit recently filed against Sierra Wireless, a mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications solutions company.

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B3IT and Tele2 bring 'intelligent parking' to market in Sweden

B3IT has released dynamIQ parking™, a concept of Intelligent Parking Systems, to the market in cooperation with a global leader in wireless sensor enabled smart city solutions and the Swedish mobile operator Tele2.

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Fat-free hyper-optimisation: A new strategy for efficient, low cost M2M

(BLOG:) — “If the history of software and operating systems (OS) has revealed one thing, it’s that each generation can be relied on to deliver a successively more complex solution. But if your M2M device performs a simple function, do you really need a fully featured OS?” asks Kurt Dykema of Twisthink.

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Generali Seguros and Telefónica agree the development of a new automobile insurance

The two companies have announced the start-up of an exclusive pilot programme for Spain in which machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will help users to drive responsibly and allow them to save on their car insurance according to their habits at the wheel.

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Trimble's new enhancements for Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety

Trimble announced that it has released new enhancements to the Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety, allowing field service organisations to more easily manage and communicate behaviours that influence driver and vehicle safety.

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M2M communications one of only 3 ICT areas creating new VC investment opportunities, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK. October 29, 2012 — A volatile global economy is making investors increasingly cautious and risk-averse about their portfolio investments. This is translating into a restraint for start-ups in ICT

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Telit introduces LTE module expanding automotive product line

Telit Wireless Solutions, a vendor of M2M modules and value-added services, has announced the introduction of the LE920 LTE module for European and North American OEM Automotive and aftermarket segments.

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Volubill brings dynamic policy and session control to US wireless semiconductor maker’s M2M services

London, UK – Volubill, a global provider of charging and policy solutions, has announced it is supporting the advanced M2M solutions and services of a world leader in 3G and next generation wireless technologies.

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China's 'local', Europe's slow, and US users unhappy — Challenges for the future of fleet telematics, part II

BLOG — In the second of a two-part article Jan Stojaspal reports* on the growth of the fleet telematics market in Asia, Europe and the US.

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IMS Research survey indicates that the auto industry will receive loyalty, not revenue, from Apps

A new consumer survey by IMS Research of 2,250 people from the US, UK and Germany showed that only 28% of respondents would be willing to pay for apps in the car, if they were available.

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Intelligent Mechatronic Systems launches new connected car device

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has announced the launch of its new connected car hardware – IMS DriveSync.

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Will eCall drive rapid market growth in automotive M2M communications?

Wellingborough, UK. September 6, 2012 — IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., forecasts that unit sales of connected vehicles in Western Europe will grow to 15 million units by 2019. This equates to a fitment rate in new vehicles of more than 95%. So says a new IMS report on the automotive telematics market.

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OPEN Alliance and UNH-IOL rev up the evolution of connected cars

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), a provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, announced the launch of the Automotive Ethernet Consortium

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GCT Semiconductor LTE Single-Chip now certified for LTE modules on Verizon Wireless network

San Jose, California, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) — GCT Semiconductor, a designer and supplier of 4G mobile semiconductors, has announced that its LTE single-chip, GDM7240, has been certified for use in 4G LTE modules on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. Device makers seeking an LTE module can now benefit from faster time-to-market.

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Chrysler Group enlists Sprint for strategic wireless partner role enabling Uconnect Access

Chrysler Group LLC and Sprint, recognised leaders in the automotive and wireless industries, have developed a new wireless in-vehicle connectivity experience for the Ram 1500 pickup and SRT Viper

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