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Volkswagen’s New Telematics Platform for Car Sharing

Volkswagen’s New Telematics Platform for Car Sharing

| May 13, 2011

11 MAY 2011 – Volkswagen is launching a new car sharing concept in Hanover this fall featuring 200 VW Golf BlueMotion. The name: “Quicar – Share a Volkswagen”. The city of Hanover and Europe’s largest automaker signed a letter of intent to this effect. The first model in the fleet will be the VW Golf […]

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Ford uses Google Prediction API for Navigation Systems

Ford uses Google Prediction API for Navigation Systems

| May 13, 2011

11 May 2011 – Ford researchers are harnessing the power of cloud computing, analytics and Google innovation to identify technologies that could make tomorrow’s vehicles smart enough to independently change how they perform to deliver optimal driveability and fuel efficiency. Ford researchers are applying Google’s Prediction API to more than two years of their own […]

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Telefonica O2 UK to support national M2M network

Telefonica O2 UK to support national M2M network

| May 13, 2011

9 March, 2011 – Telefónica’s UK operation, O2, on Wednesday struck a deal with security and smart metering firm G4S to deploy a remote management and monitoring system for a national smart meter network. In a multi-million pound deal over three years, O2 UK will provide (machine to machine) M2M technology, including around 200,000 SIM […]

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Sim Services & Telenor Connexion form Partnership

Sim Services & Telenor Connexion form Partnership

| May 13, 2011

Customers across Europe will benefit from SIM Services market insight and the premium M2M solutions provided by Telenor Connexion. 11 MAY 2011 – SIM Services, a Dutch-based M2M service provider, and Telenor Connexion, the leading provider of premium M2M solutions for business and life critical applications, today announced a joint partnership to answer to the […]

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Axeda named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

Axeda named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

| May 10, 2011

Foxboro, MA (May 4, 2011) – Axeda Corporation today announced it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) report by Gartner, Inc.  Axeda is the leading cloud platform provider for M2M (machine-to-machine) application development, powering solutions for remote service, fleet management, smart grid, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, […]

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Renault Vans get Carminat TomTom LIVE Navigation

Renault Vans get Carminat TomTom LIVE Navigation

| May 6, 2011

May 4th 2011 – All the vehicles in the van range marketed by Renault, which has led the European market for 13 years, are now available with Carminat TomTom LIVE navigation. The very latest version of the system comes with connected services, yet its price is still readily affordable at €490. Ready-to-run in an instant, […]

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Jaguar announces ‘Connect & View’ smartphone integration solution

Jaguar announces ‘Connect & View’ smartphone integration solution

| May 4, 2011

Jaguar Land Rover joins with BlackBerry, Denso and RealVNC to develop the latest generation of integrated mobile phone and in-vehicle infotainment systems. The level of integration possible between a car and a Smartphone has been taken a step further at the BlackBerry World conference with the unveiling of an innovative new system that projects the display […]

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Clearwire squeezes $1bn out of Sprint for wholesale

Clearwire squeezes $1bn out of Sprint for wholesale

| May 3, 2011

US carriers Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have come to an accord over their somewhat unhappy marriage in the US. The pair had been bickering over wholesale prices that Sprint pays to Clearwire for the resale of WiMAX services. In an amendment to their existing agreement, new wholesale pricing terms will see that Clearwire gets a […]

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Mobile card reader Square funded by Visa

Mobile card reader Square funded by Visa

| May 3, 2011

witter co-creator Jack Dorsey’s latest venture, Square – a credit card reader add on for smartphones – has won funding from an unlikely partner –Visa. Although both firms operate in the same market and do card processing, they have said that their visions are in alignment. Financial terms of the investment were not revealed but […]

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DT and Gemalto announce BMW telematics deployment

DT and Gemalto announce BMW telematics deployment

| May 3, 2011

Deutsche Telekom (DT) and digital security  and machine to machine (M2M) specialist Gemalto have announced that their M2M solution is being embedded by German auto manufacturer BMW as part of the European Commission’s eCall initiative, designed to enable rapid response assistance for people in road accidents. The firms said that wide scale deployment of their […]

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