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A generation ahead – the new dashlinq4

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

The next-gen of Android based aftermarket in-car infotainment systems The announced change in the car audio industry has come to hand as expected. Today the modern car is equipped with a up-to-date infotainment system. Devices for communication, navigation, entertainment maintenance …

Dashcam introduction
DIMIKA FullHD mini video camera

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

On Friday, Innotrends announced the roll-out of its new mini 1080p video camera for mid of November and we got the first hands-on on this tiny gadget. Generally the cam is designed as a multi-functional mini camera which can impress …

2014 McLaren models to gain an Android-based infotainment system

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Automakers have been flirting with Google’s Android operating system for years but it finally looks like a prominent player is about to adopt some Mountain View goodness. McLaren Life member MP4GASM was at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this …

Reviewed.com: Streaming apps offer alternative to car radio

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Car connectivity systems are offering listening options beyond terrestrial radio, but they have been slow to catch on. If you’re shopping for a new car, there’s a good chance that it will come standard with a dashboard infotainment system that …

GOOGLE: 900 million Android activations!

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Open Source:
The rise of Linux in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

A Linux Foundation executive revealed that the 2014 Toyota Lexus IS is the second major automobile to offer an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system based on Linux. Meanwhile, ABI Research projects that Linux will quickly grow to represent 20 percent of …

Can Car Technology Solve Distracted Driving Problem?

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Technology gets blamed for distracted driving, but can it also fix this problem? Auto technology is shifting to another gear, with everything from windshields that are really heads-up data displays to self-driving cars being developed by Google (GOOG). One issue, as smartphones …

Dramatic Growth in Global Automotive Infotainment Systems Net an Installed Base of 85 Million by 2017

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

The Connected Car: New Opportunities for Service Providers, their Suppliers and Software Developers. Think of the Connected Car as a new device for your mobile communications/entertainment plan. It’s an extension of the personal entertainment cloud and a new screen for …

MARKET WATCH: Wireless Technologies to Proliferate in Cars

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Mechanisms like Bluetooth and embedded cellular to see more robust growth than wired solutions Wireless technologies like Bluetooth and embedded cellular will gain increasing importance for automotive infotainment and safety purposes over wired solutions, providing solid revenue growth this year …

ANDROID POLICE:
GLASSTESLA Combines Tesla Cars And Google Glass: It’s The Closest Thing You Can Get To KITT

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

If you can afford a Tesla electric car (in addition to the car you drive when you have to go more than three hundred miles), odds are pretty good that you can afford a Google Glass Explorer unit, too. If …

THE ANDROID CAR:
Why You’ll Be Driving One Soon

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

An Android car might not be as far off as you think. If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was any indication (click), we could be buying cars running entirely on Google’s mighty mobile OS before the end of the …

PROS & CONS:
Drivers can learn to master high tech devices

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Are you smart enough for your car? The latest driver distraction study claims we are barely able to manage mobile phones, hand-held or hands-free, let alone deal with voice-controlled email or texting. The study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic …

CONNECTED CARS:
Cars with in-built connectivity are coming

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

The first in-depth report into the future of the industry claims that by 2020, 90% of new vehicles will have in-built connectivity but that there are still a number of major obstacles to overcome before innovations can really bring consumer …

RESEARCH:
Consumers expect advanced infotainment systems in their cars

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Three-quarters of respondents to a survey regarding in-car infotainment systems said they wanted a digital radio included and a quarter would like to play DVDs on screens in the headrests. And 10% would like a games console for backseat passengers. …

CAR INFOTAINMENT:
The Future of Internet & Cars

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

I’ve been doing some thinking about the future of cars and the impact of the internet.  A large part of this is just some idle thoughts, a small part is driven by my love of cars, and a small part …

REPORT: CONNECTED CARS WILL BE THE NORM BY 2020

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Connected cars won’t be the odd man out in the coming years. They’ll be the standard in less than a decade, according to a report released today. Telefonica Digital, a telecommunications company, predicts that 90 percent of vehicles will have …

CAR INFOTAINMENT:
Experts Examine Auto Telematics’ Pitfalls, Potential

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Automotive telematics, an industry still in its infancy, has many questions facing its future, including how auto makers can monetize the cutting-edge technology and who will seize control of the emerging field. How to turn a profit with telematics technology …

CAR INFOTAINMENT:
QNX expands system for Android apps

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

New car buyers should expect to see Android apps on their vehicle infotainment systems, according to officials. QNX Software Systems Limited, which creates the operating system for hundreds of different vehicles, this week announced it is expanding its software infotainment …

CAR INFOTAINMENT:
Open source drives innovation

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

The speed of innovation in automotive IVI is making a lot of heads turn. No question, Linux OS and Android are the engines for change. The open source software movement has forever transformed the mobile device landscape. Consumers are able …

CAR INFOTAINMENT:
Cockpit Concept Learns the Driver’s HABIT

Posted ago by Ca-Fi

Would you like your vehicle to suggest a different route to or from work when there are unexpected delays on your regular course? What if your vehicle’s cabin temperature adjusted automatically based on your preferences and the outside temperature? Visteon …