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iBeacon was initially introduced by Apple in September 2013. The technology uses low cost (starts at $5) and low power Bluetooth Smart devices that broadcast data to smartphones to trigger actions in a mobile application. The system was initially used for retail but has evolved into much more than...
At the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany Samsung unveiled last week Car Mode for Galaxy, its smartphone replication system for the car that is using MirrorLink. On their booth at the show the Korean company also made public that they have partnered with HERE, Sygic and Google to offer a choice of...
While Google is pushing hard Android Auto towards car manufacturers, its Android licensee Samsung is playing its own game to differentiate from the search giant. At the IFA trade show in Berlin the device manufacturer demonstrated Car Mode for Galaxy, its own smartphone interface dedicated to the...
Google announced yesterday Eddystone, an open protocol specification that defines a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) message format for proximity beacon messages. The specification describes several different frame types that may be used individually or in combinations to create beacons that can be used...
Google’s subsidiary Waze has launched a new mobile application called RideWith, a short distance, home to work, carpooling service that is in trial in the Gush Dan region of Israel, i.e. the pulsing hub of the country around Tel Aviv with 1.6 million inhabitants. The service pairs commuters looking...
At the Google I/O conference last week in San Francisco the Mountain View company updated developers about Project Tango, a technology that uses motion tracking, area learning, and depth perception to precisely map an indoor space and locate itself in it. The technology is running on a tablet which...
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....
This week Google announced that Waze has become a Google Mobile Service (GMS) with preinstall option on mobile devices. OEMs and carriers can now preinstall the app on their handsets so that users can use Waze directly on their phones straight out of the box. It will be interesting to see how many...
American luxury car maker Lincoln (a subsidiary of Ford), has announced an integration with Now cards in the Google app offering a new notification opportunity for drivers to remotely start their vehicle. When connected via the embedded modem available on the 2015 Lincoln MKC and MKZ and coming to...
In an interview with CNET, David Singleton, Director of Engineering for Android Wear announced several updates for Google’s smart watches operating system, among them GPS support. “We’re introducing GPS support for the platform. So that's obviously only for devices that have the GPS hardware. But...
In announcing last week the names of 25 car makers who joined its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) Google marked a milestone in the auto industry. This is clearly a huge, strategic mistake for these automotive companies who are hindering long term value for short term benefit.
Today many commentators are understanding Android Auto as a direct answer to Apple’s CarPlay. Surely it is, but this is anecdotical compared to the big picture. Here is why.
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