QNX Puts a Giant BlackBerry PlayBook Inside Mercedes CLA45 Concept


*+-At the Consumer Electronics Show, QNX, which is owned by BlackBerry and is the underlying OS in many vehicle infotainment systems today, is showing off a newly appointed Mercedes CLA45 concept car that brings a massive BlackBerry PlayBook to the center dash. A large display that stretches from the edge of the steering wheel on […]

With New AT&T Drive Studio Labs, Your Car May Become a Smartphone on Wheels


*+-At the Consumer Electronics Show and at its own Developer Summit, wireless carrier AT&T is renewing its commitment to expanding wireless connectivity into the car. The Rethink Possible carrier had announced that it is opening a lab for connected car called AT&T Drive Studio in Atlanta, Georgia as a hub for bringing a better driving […]

Honda Debuts Siri Eyes Free, HERE Connected Maps in 2014 Civic


*+-Auto-maker Honda is bringing a more connected experience to its 2014 Civic thanks to the introduction of new features, such as integration of Apple’s Siri Eyes Free as well as Nokia’s HERE connected maps. The technologies are appearing as Honday Display Audio and HondaLink inside the cars, and the automaker says that “together these technologies […]

Nokia’s Location Cloud Adds Intelligence to Connected Cars [Video]


*+-Nokia has big plans with its locations business. Thanks to its Navteq acquisition, Nokia’s maps are now present in some 80 percent of in-dash vehicle systems as well as on Windows Phone. Now, through a re-brand to the HERE name, Nokia is making a big push into making cars more connected, more intelligent, and making […]

Why Choosing a New Smartphone Will Get Even More Complicated in the Future


*+-Choosing what your next smartphone will be today is already a complicated buying decision, but one that will get even more complex in the years to come thanks to increasing convergence with the mobile space. When I buy a smartphone today, it’s a highly personal experience, but one that’s far more intricate than just an […]

Sprint’s Velocity Brings Apps, Automation, and Intelligence to Cars

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*+-For Sprint, the connected car will be the new phone and the carrier’s Velocity engine will be the tool to help make cars smarter through automation, apps, and connectivity. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show as part of Sprint’s M2M (machine to machine) platform, Velocity isn’t just about delivering connectivity to automobiles, but it’s […]