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For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in 14 car models, starting with the 2016 Cruze compact car, which will debut on June 24, the GM brand announced today. “For most of us, our smartphones are essential,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors....
TomTom today announced in a short statement it has renewed its "global agreement for maps and related information" with Apple. TomTom did not mention if traffic data is part of the deal, but it could be among the "related information." This announcement is obviously shedding some lights on whether...
Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, a start-up specializing in high precision GPS, according to various media reports this week, confirmed by Apple. Based in San Mateo, California, Coherent Navigation was formed in 2008 by William Bencze and Brent Ledvina and gathered a small team of engineers...
Apple has started to operate a local business portal in the United States that allows local shop owners to add their location to Apple Maps, claim an existing business and update its data. The platform allows local shops to disclose their precise location, opening hours, Facebook, Twitter Yelp and...
Pioneer has become one of the first aftermarket infotainment system manufacturer to support Apple CarPlay with a range of existing products: 4 in Europe and 6 in North America. That concerns five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers (4 equivalent devices in Europe), as well as the introduction of...
After visiting the IFA trade show in Berlin last week, I had the feeling that the whole smart watch industry (LG, Asus, Samsung, Sony and others) was demonstrating the typical problem of a great technology in search of a real use case. Frankly these are very nice pieces of technology, small enough...
Torsten Krenz, a Director at Nokia HERE based in Berlin has joined Apple beginning of August his LinkedIn profile revealed. Krenz spent his whole career in operation roles at NAVTEQ. He initially joined the company in 1993. He was initially responsible for driving the extension of the map coverage...
At the recent Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple introduced its indoor location technology without a big splash. Apple will use RF parametric data as well as motion sensors data from its M7 chipset to enable indoor location. Mobile developers will use the existing corelocation...
IDC published this week their quarterly mobile phone tracker that gives estimates about the current sales and forecasts into 2018. Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of 1.2 billion units in 2014, marking a 23.1% increase from the 1.0 billion units shipped in 2013. From there, total...
On the heels of its competitor Pioneer (read here), Alpine Electronics announced today that they will release aftermarket car multimedia systems that support Apple’s CarPlay in Fall 2014 in the U.S. and Europe. CarPlay extends the Apple iOS smartphone experience to the car dashboard. Using in-dash...
This week at the Geneva Motor Show Apple unveiled CarPlay, its technology to emulate iPhone apps on a car screen. This announcement has been seen by many as an answer to Google that announced at the CES show in January its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), “committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.“
But understanding these announcements as a frontal competition between Apple and Google in the automotive industry is a misunderstanding of the long term goals of the two American companies. Here is why.
Mercedes is showing up its new C-Class with Apple’s CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show, however the German premium car maker is willing to offer an equal treatment to all smartphones. “As soon as Google brings its own in-car infotainment system to market, Mercedes-Benz customers will also be able to...
After some rumors last week, Apple finally officially announced CarPlay, a software that enables some native iOS applications in the car. Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show starting this week. CarPlay allows iPhone users to make calls, use...
Mobile shopping app provider Shopkick last week said that its own flavour of iBeacon - Apple's Bluetooth Low Energy presence system - shopBeacon is currently live in a closed beta trial at two Macy’s locations, inNew York and San Francisco. “ShopBeacon can welcome a shopper when she enters a store...
According to ComScore Apple Maps has reached 25.6 percent smartphone app audience (38 million users) in the United States in September 2013 while Google Maps is down to 43 percent - 63.6 million users (across iOS and Android platforms) in the third quarter 2013. Comparatively, in the three months...
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