CES Asia: Cars, drones and real-time consumer insight

NEW BLOG: The inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai last week could have easily been mistaken for an auto show, with foreign automakers attracting the largest crowds and premium car brands making the majority of announcements. Audi, Cadillac, …

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Apple says car is the “ultimate mobile device”

Apple dropped the biggest hint yet of its ambitions to transform the automobile industry after its SVP of operations Jeff Williams proclaimed the car as the “ultimate mobile device”. Speaking at the Code Conference, Williams said Apple is exploring “all …

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Audi’s partnership with Baidu designed to boost connected car offering in China

Audi will enhance its partnership with internet search and maps provider Baidu to boost its connected car offering in China, the company said in a statement today. The plan is for Audi to officially sign a contract with Baidu based …

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Apple wants to make cars – reports

Apple is reportedly branching out from the manufacture of iPhones, computers and smartwatches, and is looking at ways of making a self-driving electric car. According to a Reuters report, citing an unnamed “automotive source”, Apple is talking to experts at …

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Tele2 and Cubic Telecom collaborate on IoT, connected cars

Scandinavian telecoms operator Tele2 and global cloud platform provider Cubic Telecom have announced a joint collaborative agreement to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) and internet of things (IoT) solutions to companies in both the PC OEM and automotive industries.

Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile in bed with connected cars

Deutsche Telekom and China Mobile have announced a connected cars joint venture to be established in China at the beginning of next year. The initiative is targeted at the automotive industry and aims to enable the provision of 4G-based vehicle information services to ‘connected’ drivers.

Tesla partners with Telefónica and KPN on M2M connectivity in Europe

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has announced an M2M agreement with European operator group Telefónica. The deal sees the operator provide in-car connectivity for Tesla’s Model S across several European nations.

AT&T to develop in car video streaming service

US operator AT&T plans to develop an in-vehicle video service as part of its connected car offering, following on from the opening of a connected car centre in Atlanta, the AT&T Drive Studio in January.

Ford renews Focus on connected cars

Automotive manufacturer Ford rolled out an updated version of its Focus model this week in Barcelona, showcasing advanced drive assist and mobile connectivity features.