CES, the launching pad of Automotive Telematics witnessed the release of some exciting products this year. Here, we come up with a list of some of the showcased products from the automotive telematics category.
Audi Connect Service from Qualcomm, Audi
Audi Connect Service by Qualcomm provides in-car Wi-Fi, internet radio, weather report, web services and navigation system with street level visual imagery.
Vehicle Diagnosis, Delphi Automotive
Vehicle Diagnostics is a cloud-based automotive device that provides a car-to-cloud and cloud-to-car connectivity service. Drivers can mimic their key fob functions to control their car, track, locate, access, secure and monitor their vehicles anywhere at any time with a smartphone or browser.
Blue Link, Hyundai
Hyundai Blue Link is an in-vehicle telematics platform which offers satellite navigation capability,where in the drivers can get to destinations using Google’s Places database.
Aha Infotainment, Harman
Aha is a connected radio which supports external user devices like USB, SD, MP3 players and a wide range of smart phones. OEMs can add smartphone connectivity with AHA radio, turn-by-turn navigation and voice prompts into their vehicles.
K2 Platform, Garmin
K2 Platform is an infotainment system which combines digital displays, voice control, infrared buttons, and smartphone integration. It also provides vehicle diagnostics, office features, communications, music and radio to real-time information from the Web.
MyLink Gen2, Chevrolet
The 2014 Impala equipped with the next generation of Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system has icons based user interface which can be rearranged, like those on a smartphone.
Software Development Kit (SDK), General Motors
General Motors launched SDK for its new in-vehicle app platform. The new app model allows the car’s infotainment device to go beyond the programs that come with the car. The cars that will feature this system will allow drivers to download apps directly to the car through an app catalog.
Dragon Drive!, Nuance Communications
Dragon Drive! is a multimodal platform for connectivity which enables passengers to speak their request and the car responds with a spoken answer or completed task.
DNN990HD, Kenwood Corporation
DNN990HD is a Connected In-Dash Navigation which facilitates Facebook & Twitter updates and emails, all of which can be done hands free. It runs on Android, but yet to be certified for the Google Play Store.
AppRadio 2, Pioneer
AppRadio gives in-dash access to the Android and iOS apps. This app helps passengers to swipe and scroll through the data on the phone and on display.
KW-NT810HDT, JVC Mobile Entertainment
KW-NT810HDT navigation units offer driving directions. It enables the driver to have access to enhanced features. In addition to this, The HD Radio network provides Active Alerts, which allows drivers to receive real-time weather advisories directly on the navigation system’s display.
ADAS platform,Ceva and iOnRoad
CEVA partnered with iOnRoad to release a new ADAS platform, the CEVA-MM3101. The CEVA-MM3101 delivers some impressive imaging and vision features for camera-enabled devices.
STARLINK is Subaru’s new in-car connectivity brand. The brand includes Aha by HARMAN integration that allows drivers to access tens of thousands of stations of Web-based content, from radio stations to podcasts to weather sites and social media feeds.
SmartGPS provides cloud-based local information from Yelp and Foursquare. It includes real-time gas prices, traffic and speedcam locations. The SmartGPS can be connected to the cloud via USB or Wi-Fi and to a Smartphone via bluetooth. It is also compatible with Magellan’s Wireless Back-up Camera.