Posts tagged as: Telematics

Verizon Vehicle to Connect the Unconnected Cars

Verizon Communications’ telematics business has unveiled Verizon Vehicle, a connected module that plugs into cars and provides internet access. Verizon Vehicle is meant to bring online services to older cars that shipped without such connections built in. The module, which plugs into a car’s diagnostic port, can diagnose mechanical problems, summon tow trucks or roadside […]

Ford, Toyota Will Collaborate on In-Car Telematics and Hybrid Systems

Ford and Toyota made a rare alliance for in-car technology on Monday. The two will collaborate on telematics and “Internet-based services” to help establish common standards. Both will keep developing their existing systems, which include Ford Sync and Toyota’s Entune. Both depend on Microsoft for their technology. Sync is built primarily on a Microsoft platform. […]

Microsoft and Toyota Announce Strategic Partnership on Next-Generation Telematics

We now know what the announcement was about. Not MS Auto but Azure. Microsoft Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) today announced they have forged a strategic partnership and plan to build a global platform for TMC’s next-generation telematics services using the Windows Azure platform. Telematics is the fusing of telecommunications and information technologies in […]

Ford Adds Google Maps to 'Send to SYNC' Service

Ford has been on a roll releasing new features to SYNC. Here is a another one.   Soon you will be able to select a destination on Google Maps and send it to your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles SYNC system. Ford previously announced the same feature for MapQuest. “Printing paper directions from a website […]

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