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Best Connected Car Devices of 2018 - OBD2 Monitoring and Driving Assistance Devices and Apps

A new class of devices are being developed that capture your cars computer sensor data using your vehicles on-board diagnostic port (OBD II is …

Here's how big connected cars will be in regions around the world

2015 will undoubtedly be the year of the connected car. In their recent annual report, BMW Group CEO Norbert Reithofer said connecting the car to the internet will change the auto industry more than the shift to electric and hybrid cars.<p>To stay competitive in the automotive market, car makers …

Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

Dash was one of the earliest and most design-focused apps to offer direct connectivity to your car via their OBD-II port, which is designed to provide mechanics with detailed stats and information. Now, the app is expanding beyond its own software with the Chassis API, a connected car platform that …

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GM makes a U-turn on the connected car highway, leaning heavily on Google, Apple for apps

Seven months ago, I sat in in Chevy Corvette pushing buttons on what was supposed to be General Motors’ next generation infotainment system. The new …

Where Are You On The Digital Business Development Path?

<b>Gartner, Inc.</b><p>Today, booking an appointment for car maintenance entails calling the dealership and speaking with a person who uses scheduling software and checks a database for the necessary parts. This scenario hasn’t changed much since the “analog” business model. And it’s dramatically different …

Make Room in the Family Car for the Family Mobile Data Plan

In another twist on monetizing the “Connected Car”, AT&T recently announced that its “Mobile Share Value” data plan – which lets customers purchase a monthly allotment of 4G/LTE mobile data that can be shared among smartphones and tablets used by family members – now allows cars to be added to the …

The Internet of Things for Cars: What Will it Mean for Insurance?

Imagine, for a moment, a world in which vending machines restock themselves. A world in which your wallet, via a Bluetooth signal, beeps at your …

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Crooks Are Now Breaking Into Cars Via Remote Control

Apparently today’s high-tech cars are fast falling prey to high-tech car thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that savvy criminals are able to make breaking into a vehicle as easy as pushing a button. That’s because they’re using sophisticated electronic “scanner boxes” to …

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

Apple expands CarPlay to nine more automakers

CarPlay, Apple's vehicle in-dash entertainment system, will be supported by nine more automakers, the tech giant has announced.<p>Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Mazda, Ram, Abarth and Alfa Romeo will include CarPlay on future vehicle models, the company said Monday.<p>CarPlay allows<p>iPhoneusers to run …

Three car technologies that know when you’re too sleepy to drive

Driverless cars like the one above, are still quite a ways off into the future, but it’s easy to understand why robots might be safer drivers than …

Jaguar Just Revealed A New Self-Learning Technology For Its Cars

The company recently revealed a new self-learning technology that will enable Jaguars and Land Rovers to detect drivers and their preferences while also reminding drivers of upcoming events.<p>The idea is that the cars will learn from your habits, schedules, and preferences so that it can …

Connect Your Car to Your Digital Life with Automatic

INTRODUCING<p>Automatic Pro<p>Unlimited car monitoring, zero fees. The only connected car adapter with unlimited 3G included.<p>How it works<p>Automatic …

Web on wheels from BMW

BMW South Africa has taken the wraps off a set of Internet-connected services built into the company’s vehicles that provide a range of value-added …