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SEAT and Champion Motors create XPLORA, a partnership on technological innovation in Israel - IEEE Connected Vehicles

SEAT and Champion Motors create XPLORA, a partnership on technological innovation in Israel
2 Nov, 2017. SEAT and Champion Motors have reached an agreement to create XPLORA, a transversal team of specialists focused on technological innovation projects aimed at the connected car and smart mobility services. The goal of the initiative is to encourage relations with local mobility-related startups and players and identify innovative projects that could lead to future solutions and business models for the brand.

AT&T, Ford, Nokia and Qualcomm launch Cellular-V2X connected car technology trials in the U.S. - IEEE Connected Vehicles

AT&T, Ford, Nokia and Qualcomm launch Cellular-V2X connected car technology trials in the U.S.
31 Oct, 2017. AT&T, Ford, Nokia, and Qualcomm have announced Cellular-V2X trials in San Diego, U.S. The goal of the trials is to demonstrate the potential of Cellular-V2X technologies, including support for improved automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency. For these trials, C-V2X platforms are expected to be installed in Ford vehicles using the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X solution to facilitate direct communications, and are complemented by AT&T’s 4G LTE network communications.

Amazon Alexa coming to all BMW and MINi cars in mid-2018 - IEEE Connected Vehicles

Amazon Alexa coming to all BMW and MINi cars in mid-2018
27 Sep, 2017. Amazon Alexa will be available for all BMW and MINI models from mid-2018 and will enable customers to access a variety of services, entertainment features and shopping facilities while on the move. Alexa sill allow BMW Connected users to check vehicle information, consult appointments or scheduled routes and departure times.

Hyundai Motor opens Big Data Center in China to advance leadership in Connected Mobility - IEEE Connected Vehicles

Hyundai Motor opens Big Data Center in China to advance leadership in Connected Mobility
26 Sep, 2017. Hyundai Motor has opened its first global Big Data Center in China. The new facility will allow Hyundai Motor to expand significantly its R&D capabilities in connected cars, advance its market projections, and enhance business operations in China. Hyundai Motor expects the new China Big Data Center to serve as a stepping stone for enhancing big data capabilities further.

Continental invests in Cellular-V2X technology and announces C-V2X trials - IEEE Connected Vehicles

Continental invests in Cellular-V2X technology and announces C-V2X trials
13 Sep, 2017. Continental plans to accelerate initiatives based on C-V2X technologies using the integrated Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X chipset. Continental will build connected car systems for field trials focused on demonstrating the capabilities of V2V, V2I and V2P direct communication, as well as Vehicle-to-Network (V2N) wide areas communications to serve next generation connected car and automated driving use cases.

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