Tier One operators team with automotive specialists to lead early laps of the connected car race

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone are going wheel to wheel in early laps of the race to connect cars old and new. As Jeremy Cowan reports, a series of recent IoT partnerships, a major investment and a company acquisition are bringing telco giants and automotive ‘privateers’ together to show some market pace-setters.

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LTE will provide the connectivity for the connected car, says Machina Research

Connected car installations have thus far been dominated by low-bandwidth 2G connectivity. But this is set to change; by 2023 LTE will account for 60% of all automotive mobile connections, according to Jeremy Green of Machina Research. By that time 2G connections will be a small and rapidly diminishing proportion of connections, and LTE will

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Connected car service providers to reap US$17 billion in 2018 as GM, BMW and Tesla ramp up smart apps

Campbell, California, USA – Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its new Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market Size and Forecasts Report, which focuses on the telecom-related services available for automotive applications, fleet management, and telematics, as well as the business models and trends that are driving the connected car M2M market.

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Turkcell announces its connected car platform for more access to information and fun on the go

Istanbul, Turkey, (Business Wire) – Turkish telecommunications and technology company, Turkcell,  has announced Turkey’s first connected car platform. The platform connects the car and its driver to mobile internet and essential location-based services, enriching the driving experience.

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Drivers want better car safety, smarter navigation and lower cost insurance, says new Telefónica report

London, UK — In the second of its annual Connected Car Industry reports, network operator Telefónica has explored the attitudes of 5,000 drivers towards car connectivity, adding insights from industry experts. The report shows that consumer awareness globally of connected car products and services is now high enough to influence purchasing decisions.

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Cars and Clouds – the rise of the smartphone on wheels?

Connected Cars and the LTE World Summit, Amsterdam – Sharing increasingly common ground, the two worlds of LTE and the Connected Car also met at a conference and exhibition venue last week in Amsterdam under the broad and inclusive banner of the LTE World Summit.

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WirelessCar provides connected service solutions for QorosQloud

Stockholm, Sweden (Business Wire) –Telematics service provider WirelessCar has announced that it will be providing in-car connectivity solutions to Qoros, the international car brand based in China.

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Industry and Government explore ways forward for connected and autonomous vehicles to become reality

The automotive and transport industries, along with governing bodies are grappling with the challenges around standards, business models, security and managing liabilities. Real progress needs to be demonstrated in all of these areas if connected and autonomous vehicles are to become ubiquitous. This was one of the messages from experts in the automotive and telecommunications

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55 million app-enabled cars to be sold by 2020 in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Smartphone apps integration software from Apple and Google are forecast to be sold in more than 55 million cars by 2020 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to a new study released by IHS Inc.

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Toshiba selects Wind River Simics® to advance automotive applications on image recognition SoCs

Alameda, California, USA – Toshiba is using Wind River Simics® to develop automotive application software on image recognition system-on-chip (SoC) platforms. Wind River® is a provider of software for intelligent connected systems.

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New ranking from Machina Research reveals the top global connected car manufacturers

London, UK – A new study from Machina Research, commissioned by Vodafone, has revealed that BMW is the motor manufacturer with the most complete approach to the delivery of connectivity in cars. GM, Ford, Audi and Chrysler complete the top five.

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Telenor Connexion joins growing list of operators using Jasper platform to power mobile IoT

Mountain View, USA; Stockholm, Sweden and Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. February 24, 2014 – Jasper Wireless, the connected devices platform powering the mobile Internet of Things (IoT), and Telenor Connexion, a leading provider of connected solutions, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to power IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services

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PubNub announces launch of real-time connected car solution kit

San Francisco, California and Miami, Florida, USA – PubNub, the global real-time network, has announced its Connected Car Solution Kit, providing the key building blocks for developers to deliver scalable, real-time transportation management and dispatch applications, including taxi, fleet management and delivery service.

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Continental and HERE team up to build the future of vehicle connectivity

Detroit, Michigan, USA and Espoo, Finland – Continental, the international automotive supplier, and HERE, a leader in mapping and location services, have announced that their teams will intensify their collaboration in bringing the connected car to life, focusing on Electronic Horizon, future automated driving functionalities and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

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Innovative connected car platform and centre announced by AT&T at CES 2014

Dallas, Texas, USA, January 6, 2014 – As 4G LTE networks reach more and more people, virtually every car manufacturer is working towards a connected car that takes advantage of next-generation data speeds, from voice-controlled apps and infotainment to advanced diagnostics.

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Synchronoss launches new ‘Integrated Life™’ platform for the Connected Everything

Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA (Business Wire) — Synchronoss Technologies Inc., a provider of mobile cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices globally, has announced its new Integrated Life™ platform. This new cloud platform solution aims to enable seamless network activation to empower end users to engage devices in new ways. 

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