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Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview  - Telematics news
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Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview - Telematics news

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The latest telematics unveilings, including Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview about future Connected Car strategies.

The latest telematics unveilings, including Telefonica’s Global M2M MD Surya Mendonca interview about future Connected Car strategies.

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  • 1. Page 1 Check out the latest telematics unveilings from Beijing… An SBD Information Service CHINA EXCLUSIVE: Beijing Motor Show telematics report US: New Honda Fit gets upgraded HMI, navi and telematics Also in this bulletin: EXCLUSIVE: Telefonica’s Global M2M MD assesses future Connected Car strategies with TN EXCLUSIVE: Carmakers want parking services and Streetline has the data May 2014
  • 2. Page 2 Meet the SBD team at Telematics Detroit (June 4-5) You will be able to see first-hand SBD’s benchmarking at the Car Zone. Our specialists will be on-hand to show our methodology and explain the scope of the research we carry out. Additionally, Andrew Hart – Head of Advance Research for SBD, will be talking about ‘Benchmarking the Connected Car User Experience’ on 5th June in the keynote talks. +44 1908 305 101 info@sbd.co.ukwww.sbd.co.uk
  • 3. Page 3www.telematicsnews.info Page 3 An SBD Information ServiceTelematicsandinfotainment  Carmakers want parking services and Streetline has the data US: AT&T to supply Volvo with Sensus connectivity 4 RAC & Quindell invest £30M in Connected Car Solutions 4 Parrot files €18.4M lawsuit against Elektrobit and Audi 5  Telefonica’s Global M2M MD assesses future Connected Car strategies with TN US: Updated CUE for new MY2015 Cadillac Escalade 5 India: New MapmyIndia Rover tracks and monitors cars 8 Tesla chooses Telefonica for connectivity across Europe 9  US: New Honda Fit gets upgraded HMI, navi and telematics Volvo will offer Sensus Connect in all models from 2015 9 ADIT, ATS, GlobalLogic and OBIGO join Automotive Grade Linux 12 European Parliament votes to end roaming charges 12 Navigation andtraffic  Brazil: NAVITEL & Multispectral launch navigation app Russia: GLONASS suffers 11-hour outage 14 Pioneer chooses Frontier Silicon for DAB receivers 15 Germany: Garmin releases navi range with DAB+ traffic data 15 Smartphonesandapps  MINI adds new Connected XL Journey Mate app Pioneer releases firmware update for Apple CarPlay 18 Fiat launches eco:Drive Social community app 19 Audi launches new MMI connect App to sync car & phone 20  Alpine says it will launch aftermarket products with CarPlay India: Bosch shows smartphone eCall app 20 AUPEO! Personal Radio First Audio App Certified For MirrorLink by Volkswagen 21 AppLink for Ford Focus allows access to real-time car data 21 ADAS, connectivity andmore  Japan: Honda to demo Driving Support System on public roads UK: 45% of new cars come with DAB as standard 22 Fiat adds new TFT display to 500 for 2015 22 US: Carmakers lobby NHTSA so they can replace all mirrors with cameras 23 China  CHINA EXCLUSIVE: Beijing Motor Show telematics report China: Geely and Chang’An choose HARMAN for in-car infotainment 25 China: Tsinghua University and HARMAN to build automotive lab 25 AutoNavi acquired by Alibaba for $1.5 Billion 25 China: Shanghai OnStar upgrades voice and Mobile App 26 6 10 13 14 18 19 23 24
  • 4. Page 4www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 4 AT&T is scheduled to power Volvo’s US 2015 model year connected car solution with Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. Volvo customers in the U.S. and Canada will also have access to Volvo On Call, a service allowing remote access to car functions and an emergency crash notification service. Volvo plans to enable cars with AT&T on- board for sale this summer. As a telematics leader, AT&T already provides a variety of vehicle solutions to automobile manufacturers around the world. Volvo’s solution incorporates AT&T’s Single SIM platform to provide coverage in the U.S. and Canada. The Single SIM, along with a world-class service management platform, AT&T Control Center powered by Jasper Wireless, arms Volvo with the ability to manage wireless device deployment and operations across markets with advanced diagnostic tools and smart alerting. US: AT&T to supply Volvo with Sensus connectivity Following similar deals with GM and Audi, AT&T has entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable future Volvo vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity. Source: AT&T UK: RAC and Quindell invest £30M in Connected Car Solutions The UK RAC motoring club and insurance and telecoms technology business Quindell have formed a joint venture creating a new business, Connected Car Solutions Limited, to distribute their telematics technology with an initial £30m investment. The two businesses have worked closely on the development of state-of-the-art telematics technology and the new joint venture company will market and distribute this technology across the UK, Europe and Canada. The RAC is a UK breakdown assistance provider and offers a range of vehicle insurance and motoring products. It has led the development of advanced telematics in the UK developing the functionality and integration with new technologies to better serve members and make their motoring experience easier, safer and more affordable. The creation of the joint venture follows a successful year of Quindell providing an outsourced RAC Accident Management service. Whilst the joint investment is called Connected Car Solutions, the business will trade as both Quindell Connected Car Solutions and RAC Connected Car Solutions. The Quindell brand will primarily be used for existing insurance relationships, and the RAC brand, which has been licensed to Connected Car Solutions, will be used primarily for fleet, and consumer relationships. Late last year Quindell signed a deal with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) covering the provision of telematics-based services including insurance. Source: RAC
  • 5. Page 5www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 5 Parrot files Euro18.4M lawsuit against Elektrobit and Audi Elektrobit (EB) says it has received information that a supplier of e.solutions, Parrot, has filed a lawsuit against e.solutions in the Tribunal de Commerce de Paris (Commercial Court Paris) seeking to collect damages in the amount of approximately EUR 18.4 million for loss of profit and reputational damage. Based on the e.solutions’ initial legal analysis the claim is without merit both in terms of the grounds and the amount of the claim. Further, based on the agreement between the parties, the Tribunal de Commerce de Paris is not a competent forum to process the dispute. e.solutions will give its response to the claim to the court in due course. The claim is based on Parrot’s allegation that e.solutions terminated the agreement entered into between e.solutions and Parrot abruptly and fraudulently, when e.solutions decided not to use Parrot’s software on a certain project. This, Parrot argues, constitutes an unjustified termination of the contract according to the French law and entitles Parrot for loss of profit on the basis of tort. Based on the current estimate, the legal proceedings will not cause any such financial obligation to e.solutions or to EB that would affect EB’s profit outlook and financial position. It is possible that, based on later information, this view may need to be reconsidered. At the worst, Parrot’s claim could result significant negative impact on e.solutions’ and EB’s profit, cash flow and financial position. e.solutions GmbH is a jointly owned company of EB’s subsidiary, Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, and Audi’s subsidiary, Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), and is currently developing infotainment software and provides systems engineering and systems integration services for Volkswagen Group car models. EB owns 51% of e.solutions GmbH and AEV 49%. Source: Elektrobit US: Updated CUE for new MY2015 Cadillac Escalade Technology is integral to the new MY2015 Cadillac Escalade’s driving experience. New and enhanced features help make what already was one of the industry’s most-connected vehicles more intuitive. CUE – Cadillac User Experience – is standard. It is an advanced system for connectivity and control, featuring state- of-the-art voice recognition with touch controls common with the world’s most popular tablets and mobile devices. The eight-inch center screen uses capacitive touch technology and gesture recognition, enabling tapping and swiping common to smartphones and tablets. The system also uses proximity sensors to activate common options and controls as the user’s hand approaches. An expanded “favorites” section offers quick access to phone contacts, navigation destinations – even digital music – in the same one-touch form common to traditional radio presets. The instrument cluster features a reconfigurable, high- resolution 12.3-inch digital driver information center display paired with Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, with data also shown on an available, full-color head-up display on Luxury and Premium Collections. Along with vehicle systems information, the information center provides details on the audio, Bluetooth phone and navigation systems, adjustable via steering wheel controls. Enhanced connectivity includes a new Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (MAP), which reads incoming texts through the vehicle’s speakers, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to enhance connectivity and convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity to help keep phones in pockets and hands on the wheel. Additionally, OnStar’s new 4G LTE connection and available Wi-Fi hotspot makes Escalade a mobile hub, providing easier access to apps and services that require a high-speed data connection. The vehicle employs an “always on” wireless connection, which is not reliant on a brought-in mobile device. The OnStar 4G LTE connection arrives later in the model year. Source: Cadillac
  • 6. Page 6www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 6 Telematics News (TN): Streetline was in the news recently after announcing it has released the ParkerData Availability API. Can you give us some insight into how this could be used for in-car navigation systems or smartphone apps? Streetline: The ParkerData Availability API can be used in a number of ways: powering websites, mobile applications, dynamic signage, in-car navigation systems, to name a few. Just as some navigation systems and mapping services show an overlay of traffic information or “points of Interest,” the ParkerData Availability API can act as a real-time layer to indicate available parking. We at Streetline see parking as an ingredient. We have developed our own suite of applications including Parker for consumer guidance and ParkerMap for merchant website use, but we believe getting the data out through as many channels as possible is how real change and improvement will be achieved. Now, with the data being integrated beyond Streetline products, we hope to see these benefits multiply as we work to create a truly “smart” city, starting with parking. TN: Which companies are already using the Streetline parking information? What services have been developed based on this data? The Streetline Smart Parking Platform is live in over 40 locations (cities, universities, corporate campuses, transit authorities) across the U.S. and Europe. The Streetline system powers a number of applications including: Parker, Streetline’s leading consumer guidance application for motorists; ParkerMap, Streetline’s embeddable map widget that merchants can use on their website to display nearby parking availability; and ParkSight, Streetline’s real-time and historical data and analytics tool for customers (cities, universities, etc.) that enables parking providers to understand true utilization of parking assets and make critical policy and pricing changes to optimize efficient use of resources. TN: How do you collect your parking data? What coverage do you have? Currently, data capture is achieved through Streetline’s in-ground sensors and through counting equipment like gates and loops, supplied by third party vendors. The sensors use a combination of sensing types to determine occupancy. That occupancy information is then sent to our backend to power our suite of applications. Our loop and gate partners provide us with an API to capture occupancy information in off-street facilities, data that also feeds into our backend to populate the Streetline application suite. We are encouraged by the momentum in the smart parking and smart city spaces and are constantly researching and assessing the viability of other sensing types and ways of data capture. Streetline also has an off-street directory of more than 25,000 off-street facilities. Each record contains important location and policy information such as address, pricing, hours of operation, special use spaces (EV, HCP, oversized). Combined with the real-time availability from sensors and counting equipment, the off-street database powers Parker, ParkerMap, and ParkerData. Streetline has nearly 40 real-time customers with the largest sensor deployment in the city of Los Angeles with 8,000 sensors. The U.S. houses the majority of Streetline’s customer base, however, interest and adoption in Europe and South America continues to grow with deployments already in Manchester and Birmingham in the UK, Braunschweig in Germany, and Barcelona in Spain. EXCLUSIVE: Carmakers want parking services and Streetline has the data Asdrubal Pichardo, Streetline Managing Director for EMEA and APAC, talks parking data with Telematics News. Carmakers want to provide parking info, booking and payment services to their drivers and Streetline is collecting the information.
  • 7. Page 7www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 7 Asdrúbal is a senior technology executive with a broad and unique combination of experience in growing services and products, business units, markets, and revenues. Before joining Streetline, he spent more than 10 years at SAP AG, where he held several global leadership positions. His latest position at SAP was SVP of the Global Ecosystem and Partner Group where he was responsible for Partner Operations & Services, including solution certifications, strategy, operations, business development, software license sales, and services delivery to more than 3500 partners and technology innovation projects in the Innovation Lab. In addition to management and executive training at MIT and INSEAD, Asdrúbal holds a Systems Engineering & Computer Science degree and a M.Sc. degree in Advanced Computing from King’s College London. Asdrúbal Pichardo Managing Director EMEA & APAC TN: A couple of years ago, Streetline announced an agreement with Siemens covering parking management and data collection. Could you give an update on the current status of this project? Streetline has a long-standing and valued relationship with Siemens, who handles the majority of the physical installation of Streetline sensors and network equipment across our varied deployments. It is partners like Siemens that help us to rollout deployments efficiently and to expand our customer base. In addition to Siemens, Streetline partners with Citi, Cisco, IBM, Orange, Telefónica, and Xerox, among others. We believe that our strong partner ecosystem is vital to our growth and health as a company. TN: What does the future hold for Streetline? Are there plans to expand geographically, or to offer other information services in addition to parking data? In 2013, the number of real-time customers doubled when compared to the previous year—we intend to maintain this growth and solidify a stronger international presence both in EMEA and South America. Streetline believes in the power of innovation and information to transform our cities into communicative, efficient systems– from a reduced environmental footprint to more efficient deployment of resources. The beauty of the Streetline platform is the ability to add additional sensing types, like sound level and road surface temperature detection, without the need for supplemental hardware or infrastructure. Though parking will remain Streetline’s core, we have just the scratched the surface on additional smart city sensing and we are excited at its immense potential. Furthermore, the momentum of the Connected Car prompts the accelerated growth and importance of parking data as a key component to its success. We envision smart parking solutions will transform journey planning from fragmented, incomplete systems, to a full end-to-end solution that will redefine the way people live and work, revolutionize mobility, reduce environmental impact, and improve quality of life.
  • 8. Page 8www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 8 With MapmyIndia Rover you can now ensure complete safety for your family, employees and vehicles. The accurate map data (at house-level) ensures that you will always know where your vehicle is. The product can operate independently in any situation. There is a complement of features that keep it functional even if the vehicle has been disabled. An internal battery back-up has been provided to keep it operational when the engine has been turned off. The product is water/dust proof and equipped with an internal antenna. Whatever the conditions, Rover will keep you on track with your vehicle. You can get SMS/email alerts across multiple numbers/IDs of your choice. In case of a theft the vehicle can be immobilized from your smartphone. An immediate rescue operation can be launched and the vehicle’s current location be fetched by sending an SMS “FIND Vehicle Number” to 56161 from any number. Beyond tracking The product is not just limited to tracking but is loaded with intelligent features like Geo-fencing (setting geographical boundaries) and route setting that will set off alerts in case of any deviation. You will be able to take counter-measures, before the situation develops into a crisis. The product also allows you to mark important places that are visited regularly like your child’s school, pick up and drop points of employees, delivery destinations etc. Fleet operation The MapmyIndia Rover also facilitates optimal usage and efficient operation of your vehicles. Get highly accurate, map linked reports for your vehicle daily/ weekly/ monthly over email automatically. The product helps you keep a check on vehicle running, over speeding instances etc. Reports on Trips & Drives/Trip & Stops, Drives by Day/ Stops by Day/ Get stops at my places etc. are valuable to see that there is compliance to the laid out guidelines and plans. Any discrepancies and inefficiencies can be immediately detected and acted upon. Source: MapmyIndia India: New MapmyIndia Rover tracks and monitors cars SMS alert examples • Vehicle idling: Engine On at Anubhaya near *Nan Trauma Centre, Safdarjung Enclave at 22:00, 12/12/13 • Entry in a Geo fence: HR2X5876 entered Safdarjung Enclave at 21:30,12/12/13 • Speed Limit Violation: HR2X5876 is over-speeding at Safdarjung Enclave at 21:30, 12/12/13 MapmyIndia Rover is priced at Rs 11,990 (Euro 145). The product is available at automotive and accessories retail outlets in all major cities of India. MapmyIndia has launched Rover, India’s first vehicle safety solution with house-level data. The product allows users to live track their vehicle(s) anytime anywhere – they can use mobile and web browsers to see where their vehicles are at any given time.
  • 9. Page 9www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 9 Telefonica and its M2M World Alliance partners will provide connectivity for Model S across multiple countries in Europe, including in Germany and the United Kingdom on Telefonica’s O2 network, in Spain on Movistar, and in the Netherlands on KPN. Telefonica’s global M2M solution - powered by Jasper - will enable connectivity for Tesla’s industry-leading in-car infotainment telematics including navigation, online music, and internet browsing, and remote vehicle diagnostics that relay information about the car’s safety, security and performance to the driver and Tesla service in real time. The Tesla Model S was launched in 2012, with deliveries beginning in Europe in 2013. Its features include remote driver support and a connected infotainment control centre. The 17 inch touchscreen puts rich content at the fingertips of drivers and passengers, seamlessly integrating media, navigation, communications, cabin controls and vehicle data. The agreement, which establishes Telefonica as Tesla’s largest European connectivity partner, is supported by KPN in the Netherlands and Belgium as part of the M2M World Alliance, simplifying Tesla’s deployment of connected cars. With its proven M2M technology, Telefonica’s services offer flexible and reliable connectivity solutions for Model S customers across Europe. The ability of Telefonica and KPN to work together locally will further improve the customer experience by maintaining a smaller pool of suppliers with a common M2M service. The number of vehicles with built-in connectivity will increase from 10 per cent of the overall market today to 90 per cent by 2020, according to Telefonica. Source: Telefonica Volvo will offer Sensus Connect in all models from 2015 Volvo says from model year 2015, all new Volvo models can be equipped with the updated on- board infotainment and navigation experience Sensus Connect, offering customers a fully connected car. The cloud-based services allow the driver to find and pay for parking from the car, discover new restaurants at the destination, stream favourite music seamlessly and much more. The Nokia HERE Location Platform provides connected navigation with 3D maps. The new Connected Service Booking app tells the driver when it’s time to have their car serviced – and suggests an appointment at the Volvo dealership. Connected Service Booking was developed with Ericsson. Sensus also includes an improved top-of-the-line Premium Sound system by Harman Kardon with a 5×130W amplifier with the next-generation sound enhancement software Dirac Live and up to 12 loudspeakers. Source: Volvo Tesla chooses Telefonica for connectivity across Europe Telefonica has announced an agreement with Tesla to provide Machine-To-Machine (M2M) connectivity for the Tesla Model S in Europe. SBD Comment ~ The new Tesla deal with Telefonica does not cover all of Europe. TeliaSonera will be providing connectivity for the Tesla S in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. In the US, Tesla is using connectivity from AT&T. Details of the connectivity solutions offered by carmakers are described and analysed in SBD’s quarterly Connected Car OE Guide that covers Europe, US and China. To contact SBD please email info@sbd.co.uk.
  • 10. Page 10www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 10 Telematics News (TN): Telefonica has announced it will be providing connectivity for Tesla in most of Europe. Can you give us some insight into what services Tesla will be using Telefonica to facilitate? Telefónica: Telefónica’s global M2M solution – powered by the Jasper Wireless Control Center - will enable connectivity for Tesla’s industry-leading in-car infotainment telematics including navigation, online music, and internet browsing, and remote vehicle diagnostics that relay information about the car’s safety, security and performance to the driver and Tesla service in real time. The Tesla Model S, an award winning five-door sedan, was launched in 2012, with deliveries beginning in Europe in 2013. Its state of the art features include remote driver support and a connected infotainment control centre. The 17 inch touchscreen puts rich content at the fingertips of drivers and passengers, seamlessly integrating media, navigation, communications, cabin controls and vehicle data. TN: What business model is Tesla using? Is it paying Telefonica a one off fee to connect the car for its lifetime? Or do drivers have to pay an annual subscription? Can already existing Telefonica customers use their current phone data plan for their car servcies? It is a multi-year, multi-country agreement. Connectivity is free to the driver. In its Q4 shareholder’s letter Tesla said: “To further enhance the driver experience, new Model S customers will now receive free data connectivity and Internet radio for four years. As an added benefit to our existing Model S customers, the free four year period starts on January 1, 2014. To be fair to all, in rare cases a customer may be charged for extreme data use.” TN: Last year, Telefonica was very active in the telematics-based insurance market with services launched in Germany (Sparkassen) and Spain (Generali Seguros). What progress have you made in this insurance M2M space? Are there plans for other services in more European countries? As part of our mission to become a digital telco and offer market leading digital services we are exploring a number of areas, one of which is insurance telematics. We used 2013 as a year to test the telematics market and consumer eagerness consequently adjusting our value proposition and operations to meet current and future needs. This was the perfect time to test and adjust. We have also started to focus attention on the product incubation side to shape new business models and next- generation solutions. TN: Telefonica Vivo in Brazil set up a Smart Center to support Cloud-based M2M services for connected cars. Can you give a progress update on OnStar in Brazil and the DENATRAN 245 SIMRAV stolen vehicle tracking programme? Onstar (General Motors,) alongside many other car manufacturers, has been delaying its decision to launch connected cars in Brazil until a clear view has been formed on regulations surrounding the Denatran service. The latest news suggests that there might be some legal constrains for the Denatran launch but, regardless, manufacturers have accelerated their processes to prepare for connected cars in Brazil. EXCLUSIVE: Telefonica’s Global M2M MD assesses future Connected Car strategies with Telematics News Telefonica’s Surya Mendonca shares his vision with TN covering working with Tesla and Jasper, developing telematics-based insurance services, progress in Brazil and 5G.
  • 11. Page 11www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 11 Surya is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from Harvard Business School. He joined Telefonica in 2001 and has held a variety of strategic and commercial roles, including Marketing Director Fixed SME in Latam, Marketing Director Fixed SME and Residential in Brazil and Marketing Director Mobile Pre-paid in Brazil. Before Telefonica he was a consultant for McKinsey & Co and worked in an internet start-up in Brazil. Surya Mendonça Global M2M Managing Director – Telefonica TN: A couple of years ago, Telefonica and Masternaut announced an agreement to jointly market telematics-enables fleet management services. Could you give an update on the current status of this project? We are getting good traction and have received good customer feedback. While our 2013 focus has been the Corporate and Top SMB segments, we have also spent some time to prepare our sales and customer care channels to start addressing the wider SMB segments. Our customers see value on us being the “first line” of sales and support, mainly on our ability to provide integrated customer care and billing, around the clock support when needed and financial stability (a must today when multi-national companies source services at the core of their operations). TN: What is next for Telefonica in the automotive space? How close are we to testing 5G for in-car services? Is Telefonica involved in active safety developments such as V2X communications and autonomous cars? We intend to remain at the cutting edge of developments in telecommunications and cars, participating in many exciting initiatives such as those focusing on Smart City integration and collaborating with the GSMA forum on a future 5G standard. We will work with a number of platforms and ecosystem players to provide cars with the applications that enhance the experience of our customers.
  • 12. Page 12www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 12 The companies are also joining the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Steering Committee, comprised of automotive, communication, semiconductor, electronics and academic contributors, that are working to create a Linux-based platform to meet the security and performance requirements of the automotive industry. Source: Linux Foundation European Parliament votes to end roaming charges The European Parliament has voted to end roaming charges by Christmas 2015, as part of a wider vote in support to the Commission’s proposed regulation for a “Connected Continent” telecoms single market. European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: “This vote is the EU delivering for citizens. This is what the EU is all about – getting rid of barriers to make life easier and less expensive.” “Nearly all of us depend on mobile and internet connections as part of our daily lives. We should know what we are buying, we should not be ripped-off, and we should have the opportunity to change our mind. Companies should have the chance to serve all of us, and this regulation makes it easier for them to do that. It’s win-win.” “In 2010 I promised to end roaming charges by the end of 2015, and now we are one step away from achieving that result.” “Beyond the highly visible barrier of roaming we are now close to removing many other barriers so Europeans can enjoy open, seamless communications wherever they are”. EU Member States will now continue to review the regulation and the Commission expects final agreement of the Regulation by end of 2014. The “Connected Continent” telecoms Regulation aims to bring us much closer to a truly single market for telecoms in the EU, by ending roaming charges, guaranteeing an open internet for all by banning blocking and degrading of content, coordinating spectrum licensing for wireless broadband, giving internet and broadband customers more transparency in their contracts, and making it easier for customers to switch providers. SBD Comment ~ The removal of roaming charges and the Netherlands decision to allow carrier-free SIMs is part of a trend in Europe towards freeing up the mobile communication ecosystem. This should have a positive impact on carmakers planning to offer connectivity solutions across national borders. SBD’s quarterly Connected Car Government Guide discusses the impact government legislation is having on the automotive telematics space. For more information contact SBD through info@sbd.co.uk Source: EuropeanParliament ADIT, ATS, GlobalLogic and OBIGO join Automotive Grade Linux The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, says that Advanced Driver Information Technology (DENSO/Bosch), Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), GlobalLogic, and OBIGO are joining the organization. The new members join existing AGL participants Hyundai, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, LG, Nissan, Panasonic, Renesas, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Toyota and many others that support open source as the optimal platform for a broad set of applications ranging from the dashboard to in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Advanced Driver Information Technology (ADIT) Advanced Driver Information Technology Corporation (ADIT), a joint venture between DENSO and Bosch Car Multimedia, develops navigation and multimedia-related components for its parent companies. The company is focused on development of navigation and multimedia-compliant software platforms. ATS Advanced Telematic Systems ATS Advanced Telematic Systems provides technology for the connected car by bridging the gap between the IT and automotive industries. GlobalLogic GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services company that collaborates with technology and technology- driven companies to help them realize new revenue opportunities, gain competitive advantages, accelerate time- to-market and achieve high levels of product quality. OBIGO OBIGO, a HTML5 web platform solution company with business areas of Automotive, IPTV and Mobile SW solutions, Web applications and services, has been providing Internet service and software solutions in the embedded industry.
  • 13. Page 13www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Telematics and infotainment Page 13 US: New Honda Fit gets upgraded HMI, navi and telematics The new MY2015 Honda Fit in the US will offer upgraded HondaLink telematics, navigation, Siri voice control and preset texting function. Four specialty HondaLink apps provide organization and are a gateway to additional online content: Connect App – Provides convenient access for many services including location searches, local weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, service scheduling by phone, and access to the Owners Guide. Users can tap for weather updates and store favorite destinations for quick routing with the Navigation app. Navigation App – A cloud-based navigation app for purchase that includes 3D mapping and continuously updated traffic information. The app offers a variety of location search options including search by point of interest, text search, or previous locations. Routes can be pre-planned on a smartphone and will display on the vehicle’s touchscreen. Turn-by-turn routing guidance is available through the vehicle’s audio system as well. Aha App – provides access to an extensive and diverse selection of audio content across multiple genres and demographics, plus featured new stations, Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, news, Twitter and Facebook updates and nearby location listings for restaurants, coffee houses, hotels, weather, parks, and gas stations. Users can tap to personalize stations or add favorites via smartphone or directly through the Display Audio interface. Launcher App –Finds and organizes Honda-approved 3rd party apps so they can be quickly integrated into the Display Audio system. Approved apps can be found through the Launcher and shown on the Display Audio screen for easy access. HondaLink Assist An additional new feature on Fit EX and above is HondaLink Assist that can help request emergency assistance for drivers. If a compatible phone is paired through Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered by a collision, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an operator, report the car’s current location, and allow you to talk directly to the operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed. Siri Eyes Free Integration Adding another new premium feature, Display Audio integrates Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode into the Fit. Compatible iPhone users will be able to operate Siri through familiar voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the steering wheel when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps to minimize potential distractions by keeping an iOS device’s screen from lighting up. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The Bluetooth HandsFreeLink interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Fit models, the system wirelessly connects the driver’s cell phone to the vehicle’s audio system. This allows the driver to make or answer cell phone calls without removing hands from the steering wheel. The system is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled cell phones that have the Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of compatible phones can be found at handsfreelink.com or honda.com. Source: Honda Next Generation HondaLink For the first time in a Fit, the Display Audio system with next generation HondaLink allows the customer’s digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate with the car and provides access to a world of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car, all powered by their smartphones. At the MY2015 Fit launch, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C will benefit from all the features HondaLink offers. Compatible Android smartphone’s are anticipated to become available in late 2014.
  • 14. Page 14www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Navigation and traffic Page 14 Brazil: NAVITEL & Multispectral launch navigation app Russia-based NAVITEL has launched a navigation map app for Brazil that is available for Android device users. Android device users can purchase a license key to the map of Brazil for Navitel Navigator at Google Play. A permanent licence is priced Euro 16, one year Euro 8.99, one month Euro 2.24 and two weeks Euro 1.49. The new Q1 2014 map of Brazil is compatible only with 8.7.0.55 and later versions of NAVITEL Navigator. Source: NAVITEL Russia: GLONASS suffers 11- hour outage Users of satellite navigation systems around the world experienced problems last week after Russia’s GLONASS satellite positioning system was hit by a major disruption. So far, the cause of the problem is a mystery. It started around 9 p.m. on April 1, when most of the 24 satellites that make up the Glonass constellation began broadcasting erroneous data about their locations. The ability of satellite positioning receivers to provide an accurate fix is tied to the accuracy of the signal from space, so the problem immediately affected users. The U.S. Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) was not directly affected. But many modern GPS receivers and smartphones also rely on GLONASS signals for an accurate location fix, so the Russian glitch caused problems well beyond that country’s borders. A status graph on the website of Russia’s Federal Space Agency confirmed the error impacted all Glonass satellites at some point, with the system finally returning to full health around 11 hours after the trouble began. Despite the widespread disruption, the space agency has yet to provide details about what caused it. SBD Comment ~ In addition to navigation systems, the Russian government is promoting the use of GLONASS for the ERA GLONASS eCall service. In-car eCall systems will start to be fitted in newly Type Approved cars from 2015, according to SBD’s quarterly Connected Car Government Guide. For more formation on the SBD Government Guides contact info@sbd.co.uk Source: PC World The map has been developed in cooperation with Multispectral, a Brazilian mapping products and services company. NAVITEL and Multispectral have collaborated to produce navigation solutions using a new generation map of Brazil, which supports all NAVITEL online services. The map of Brazil contains 1,125,064 km of roads, 5,564 cities, towns and other settlements, and 281,749 POI. The map includes residential and industrial areas of settlements allowing address search, and detailed road networks including all streets and roads with indication of traffic directions, road interchanges, roundabouts and other important road information.
  • 15. Page 15www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Navigation and traffic Page 15 Pioneer chooses Frontier Silicon for DAB receivers Frontier Silicon today announces that the new range of Pioneer DAB+ enabled consumer audio devices will be based on Frontier’s DAB technology solutions. Pioneer’s decision to incorporate DAB technology into an extended range of models is a response to the growing demand across Europe for devices capable of receiving digital radio. Hideaki Tsuchida, General Manager, Business Planning Division at Pioneer Home Electronics Corporation said: “For some time, digital radio has been established in the UK, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Australia, and following the launch of DAB+ in Germany in 2011, the European market is really beginning to take-off. In the last two years, the German market has grown significantly and following the launch of DAB+ in the Netherlands in 2013, it is clear that momentum is building across the continent – with growing signs of interest from several other countries including Italy, France, Poland, Belgium and Sweden. For Pioneer, the time is clearly right to establish ourselves as a leader in this market.” Source: Frontier Silicon Germany: Garmin releases navi range with DAB+ traffic data Garmin has launched a range of Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs) with traffic data delivered via DAB+ digital radio. The nuvi x8 series with DAB+ provides traffic information provided by Nokia HERE. If the PND moves out of DAB+ coverage it automatically changes to FM RDS TMC as a traffic source. The x8 range varies in price from Euro199-329. Source: GARMIN
  • 16. Page 16 Portal Coming soon… Market Trends Report: What is holding back telematics in China? The ultimate automotive online research tool for… SBD Clients: click or scan here to access the latest Connected Car OE Services Guides The Connected Car OE Services Guide now covers 8 more regions! Since the launch of the first solutions in 2009, over 30 vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) in China have deployed telematics, mostly offering the same services and relying on similar business models. It is therefore not surprising that few (if any) OEMs can honestly claim to have successfully developed the ideal equation for offering telematics services. In fact, within this report we demonstrate that the cost/benefit equation for telematics in China is increasingly skewed in the wrong direction. The costs associated with telematics are being pushed up by expensive call centres and a tendency to rely on embedded connectivity, whilst the benefits are being kept low by conservative fitment strategies (with the exception of a few OEMs) and low re-subscription rates. SBD’s best-selling piece of Connected Car research, the Connected Car OE Services Guide, has been expanded to cover OE connected services in 8 more regions in addition to Europe, USA and China. While the Europe, USA and China editions will continue to be updated quarterly, the 8 new regional editions will be published annually. Check the report plan on the opposite page for more information. QuarterlyAnnual SBD Clients: click or scan here to access this report
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  • 18. Page 18www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Smartphones and apps Page 18 MINI adds new Connected XL Journey Mate app The new MINI comfortably accommodates four passengers, however now there is room for a fifth up front - the MINI Connected XL Journey Mate. This new app not only helps the driver with navigation but also supplies individually tailored information on the road, adapted to suit the current driving situation, making every MINI trip even safer, more comfortable and more exciting than ever before. The system knows the driver’s preferred route, reminds him when it is time to refuel, messages him about impending appointments or planned telephone calls, reports traffic information in real time, assists in locating parking spaces, and directs the driver on foot to his final destination. The MINI Connected XL Journey Mate is available for the new MINI from April 2014. To use the system, the vehicle must be equipped with the Wired package, which includes the Professional Navigation System. The diverse functions of this innovative travel companion have been merged into an app, which evaluates data from various sources and uses this to generate a range of useful information for the driver. Full use is made of the unique possibilities afforded by the intelligent networking between driver, vehicle and the environment resulting from incorporating the Apple iPhone in the operating system of the MINI. For MINI Fans who spend a lot of time in their cars, the MINI Connected XL Journey Mate quickly becomes a trusted companion, and one that quickly shows its usefulness not only in the vehicle but also on the smartphone. Apple iPhone users can plan a trip on their mobile phone, taking into account calendar entries and any appointments they have at their destination. As soon as the smartphone is connected to the MINI at the beginning of the journey, the MINI Connected XL Journey Mate calculates whether there is enough fuel for the trip and highlights service stations en route, it indicates the expected time of arrival and gives weather information for the final destination. All this and Real Time Traffic Information is displayed on the MINI’s 8.8-inch on-board monitor. The system is navigable via the new MINI Touch Controller and multifunctional steering wheel buttons and is intuitive and simple to use. In the course of the journey, the MINI Connected XL Journey Mate guides the driver when required to a petrol station that can be reached without any major diversion, assists in selecting intermediate stopping points, and suggests possibilities for parking in the vicinity of the destination. In addition, the virtual travel companion can remind the driver of particular activities by emitting audible or visual signals. Upon request, the MINI Connected XL Journey Mate can also remind him of calendar entries from his iPhone. Self- composed memos can be stored and then called up at the appropriate moments. The app also includes a useful pedestrian navigation service that runs on the smartphone, designed to show the way from the parking space to the destination and back to the car. Completed trips can be stored, and then later amended. The MINI Connected XL Journey Mate will reliably update the trip with any new information. Source: MINI Pioneer releases firmware update for Apple CarPlay Pioneer has announced one of the first aftermarket in-dash car multimedia systems to provide Apple CarPlay, allowing consumers the ability to upgrade the vehicle they already own to the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car. CarPlay compatibility will be available in early summer 2014 via a firmware update to five 2014 Pioneer car electronics products. Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, CarPlay featuring Siri voice control, gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the road. With CarPlay, consumers with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music, podcasts and iTunes Radio. In addition to a host of on-board navigation and embedded entertainment options, Pioneer’s 2014 in-dash multimedia systems boast a more advanced and responsive user interface than previous Pioneer in-dash receivers as well as many sound quality, convenience and safety enhancements. Availability: The update covers the AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC- F960DAB, AVIC-F960BT, AVIC-F860BT and the AVH- X8600BT units. Source: Pioneer
  • 19. Page 19www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Smartphones and apps Page 19 Fiat launches eco:Drive Social community app Fiat’s eco:Drive (the innovative system that gives drivers a better perception of how their driving style influences consumption and the emission of pollutants) has grown through the years and met with considerable success, involving many drivers who want to improve their eco-friendly driving credentials. eco:Drive was initially made available on Fiat range models equipped with Blue&Me or Uconnect infotainment systems, on petrol, diesel and methane engine versions, for individuals and fleet managers. As you drive, eco:Drive collects all information on how you handle the vehicle and its efficiency. The data is processed and the driver can analyse the consumption and emissions on each of their journeys as well as receive advice. From 2012, the eco:Drive Live version has been available - on the 500L, 500L Trekking and 500L living models - allowing users to monitor their driving style in real time on the radio display. The data gathered from regular users of eco:Drive highlight the fact that consumption can be reduced by up to 16 per cent by following its advice, with clear benefits in terms of polluting emissions. More than 95,000 customers (of which more than 11,000 in 2013 alone) have used eco:Drive, with a reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere of 5,800 tonnes per year. eco:Drive Social But the innovation of eco:Drive doesn’t stop with these figures, significant though they may be: taking advantage of all its potential as well as that of modern technology, today sees the launch of “eco:Drive Social”, the international community of regular users of the application who want to share their results with others. With eco:Drive Social, you can find friends all over the world, connect with them and share your eco-friendly performance on Facebook or Twitter. All you need to do is download the app from www.fiat.com/ecodrive, connect using your Facebook or Twitter account, contact your friends, invite new ones and get followers or follow new users, sharing your activity, results and improvements with the whole community created in this way. After logging in, you’ll be able to find a series of virtual badges that certify your “good deeds” at the wheel, demonstrate your level of user interaction and record your “social ranking”. This way, users can increase their popularity both by improving their eco-performance and by sharing it on social networking sites and involving new friends. Alpine says it will launch aftermarket products with CarPlay Alpine Electronics says it will offer aftermarket products compatible with Apple CarPlay, further enhancing the connectivity between the iPhone and Alpine’s in-vehicle environment. Source: Alpine Source: Fiat Alpine is one of the first aftermarket manufacturers to announce that it will have products compatible with CarPlay. The Alpine audio/video system will seamlessly incorporate CarPlay to extend your iPhone experience to the vehicle. Users can easily control CarPlay from Alpine’s large, in-dash touch screen, or just activate Siri to enjoy CarPlay without distraction. CarPlay enables drivers to seamlessly make calls, use Maps, access music or receive and send messages. Using a Lightning connector, CarPlay works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 running the latest version of iOS 7. Alpine’s first CarPlay compatible products will be available for the American and European aftermarket later in 2014. Model numbers and pricing will be announced at the time of launch.
  • 20. Page 20www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Smartphones and apps Page 20 Audi launches new MMI connect App to sync car and phone Owners of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 can now use their smartphone to enhance their ownership experience with the Audi MMI connect App. The App will synch directly with the available MMI Navigation plus to elevate features both in and outside the car. The MMI connect App also works alongside owners’ existing myAudi accounts. Key features include: Online destinations With functionality supported by Google Maps, drivers can search for a destination in advance, send that destination to their car via myAudi, and program it in the MMI Navigation system. The App also allows them to browse contacts or calendar entries for address details and send them to the car. Picture destinations With Picture destinations, drivers don’t even need an address. They can select any geo-coded picture from an existing picture album on their smartphone, or take a new picture on the spot, and send it to their car. Once in the car, drivers can browse through the photos and navigate to the destination where the photos were taken. This feature also makes it very convenient to drive to a friend or family member — friends and family simply send a geo-coded picture from their location and the App can be used to upload the image to the vehicle. Music stream When a passenger’s smartphone is connected to the MMI system over the in-car Wi-Fi, it’s possible to access thousands of web radio stations, as well as any music stored on their smartphone. Using the MMI interface, vehicle occupants can browse top stations, select from their favorite radio stations, or go through playlists on their device. For passengers, the App offers additional functionality including radio station selection by genre, topic, country, or language, as well as free- text searches and storing favorites. These features are available once the smartphone is connected to the MMI system over the available Wi-Fi. The App can also be used outside a vehicle to listen to web-radio (home, office, etc.). Car finder Thanks to Car finder, drivers can access their vehicle location through the App. When their smartphone is connected to the in-vehicle Wi-Fi, the MMI connect App makes a note of where the car is parked, allowing drivers to easily navigate back to it from wherever they might be. The Car finder feature also allows users to take a photo of where they parked, which is stored with their vehicle location, to help recall area markers, garage levels, or other important information. India: Bosch shows smartphone eCall app Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions India (RBEI) showcased an innovative range of applications, products and services in a live demo held at the company labs in Bangalore. Source: Audi Here are the key highlights: Smart Emergency Crash Notification (sECN) app This app was developed with the aim to bring rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision. In case of a crash, the sECN app automatically sends an SMS to a number (emergency service or family) which can be personalized. The app is paired with the vehicle via Bluetooth. In the event of a crash, a trigger is initiated by an airbag control unit. On receiving the trigger from the vehicle, the sECN app finds the location (latitude and longitude) of the accident and sends SMS alerts to personalized emergency contacts. Intelligent Transport Management System (iTrams) iTrams works with various vehicle platforms - commercial vehicles, passenger cars, 2 wheelers. It also provides integrated data analytics to enable better efficiency and offers insights into vehicle performance, maintenance and driving behaviour. Some of its features include tracking of vehicle location, vehicle health monitoring and performance analysis. Earlier this year Bosch invested in a Connected Car research centre in Bangalore. Source: Dataquest India
  • 21. Page 21www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service Smartphones and apps Page 21 AppLink for Ford Focus allows access to real-time car data Source: Ford Android and iOS smartphone users can download more than 60 AppLink-enabled apps from the Apple App Store and Android market. New functions include: Connected apps can access a variety of real-time vehicle data such as speed, acceleration, odometer and location information that can be used by the app to further customize and personalize the owner experience. More consistent user experience thanks to voice pass- through capability. Notifications read aloud as a driver enters the car, with no need to touch the phone. Drivers of the new MY2015 Ford Focus will have access to powerful new capabilities thanks to a host of functions developers can integrate as they modify their apps to communicate with enhanced SYNC AppLink. AUPEO! Personal Radio first audio app certified for MirrorLink by Volkswagen AUPEO! announced today the availability of its infotainment service to Volkswagen cars. Source: AUPEO! Already collaborating with Audi, the audio streaming platform extends its service to additional Volkswagen Group brands through the integration with MirrorLink. AUPEO! brings its music discovery experience to infotainment system through any MirrorLink enabled Smartphone. The MirrorLink integration allows for the user to display and manage the AUPEO! app directly from the head unit. The simple interface enables the user to safely perform all core functions of the AUPEO! application: access the selection of more than 200 hand-picked stations from all genres and time periods, select a preferred station, love and ban songs to adjust the music stream to their tastes and save their musical preferences. AUPEO! is the first audio app to team up with Volkswagen cars on MirrorLink technology. The service will be initially available for use with the 2014 Volkswagen Polo. Buyers of new Volkswagen Group cars equipped with MirrorLink capable infotainment systems will be offered a 30-day trial of AUPEO! Premium. When the trial expires, they can subscribe to AUPEO! Premium to continue to receive higher sound quality with no commercials.
  • 22. Page 22www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service ADAS, connectivity and more Page 22 In March 2014, 45.5% of new car registrations had DAB as standard (212,000), up 41% from March 2013 (144,000). This steady growth reflects the ongoing support for digital radio from vehicle manufacturers and means we are on track for 50% of new cars coming with DAB digital radio in the second half of 2014. We expect a further step change when more new models get DAB as standard in Q1 next year and leading vehicle manufacturers who are yet to fit DAB as standard start introducing DAB across their range. Kia announced this week that DAB will be offered as standard on their Kia Soul model. A major two-year programme of DAB coverage build out is now underway which includes doubling the number of local DAB transmitters (around 200 new transmitters) to get local DAB to FM equivalence, over 162 new transmitters for the BBC national network to expand it from 94% population coverage to 97%, and more transmitters for the national commercial network, Digital One. This build-out programme will also focus on the UK’s major road network and the local DAB expansion alone will bring 6,700km of roads in to DAB coverage. UK: 45% of new cars come with DAB as standard Figures released by CAP and the SMMT which show that in Q1 2014, 45.2% of new cars sold in the UK came with DAB digital radio as standard, up from 42.8% in Q4 2013. Source: Digital Radio UK Fiat adds new TFT display to 500 for 2015 The MY2015 Fiat 500 vehicle line-up will include a number of interior enhancements for increased driver convenience and ease of use, including an advanced instrument panel with a 7-inch high-definition TFT (Thin Film Transistor) cluster display. The new 7-inch TFT cluster allows drivers to easily monitor data like speed, fuel level, Eco index and trip information. While on the main screen, an image of the vehicle is surrounded by information, including distance travelled, gas mileage and range. A parking screen helps drivers while moving in reverse if the vehicle is equipped with Rear Park Assist. Other screen options include a radio screen that displays information about the station selected and a telephone screen showing call information. The TFT display will be standard on the 2015 Fiat 500 Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth models, and optional on the Pop. Other interior updates for 2015 include a redesigned centre console. To make it more useful for drivers, the revamped console includes a new cup holder design and an additional, conveniently located USB port that is fully functional and integrated with the radio. The 2015 Fiat 500 models will also include Bluetooth streaming audio in addition to the already standard Bluetooth phone connectivity. Source: Fiat
  • 23. Page 23www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service ADAS, connectivity and more Page 23 Japan: Honda to demo Driving Support System on public roads Honda has announced plans to begin public road demonstration testing of its driving support system in April 2014, utilizing traffic signal information. The demonstration testing will be conducted in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture in Japan in collaboration with the Tochigi Prefectural Police and UTMS Society of Japan, as part of research and development of the Universal Traffic Management System (UTMS) in which Honda has been participating. This large-scale and long-term public road testing will help Honda verify the overall functionality and effectiveness of the system as the final stage of verification toward putting the system into practical use. The driving support system utilizing traffic signal information is designed to support smooth driving at signalized intersections by using traffic signal information obtained through infra-red beacons placed on the side of roads as well as location and velocity information of the vehicle itself. When the system senses that the vehicle will be able to drive through an upcoming signalized intersection with a green traffic light, the recommended speed will be shown on the vehicle’s on- board display. As long as the driver maintains the recommended speed, the vehicle will be able to drive smoothly through the intersection. On the other hand, when the system senses that the driver will need to stop at an intersection due to a red traffic light, the on- board display will inform the driver to step off from the accelerator pedal. By following the advice, the driver can make an early start on deceleration. Moreover, while waiting for the traffic light to turn green, the remaining red-light time will be displayed to prevent a delay in resuming driving. Through these driving supports, the amount of unnecessary acceleration and/or deceleration will be reduced while driving through signalized intersections. As a result, prevention of traffic accidents and improvement of practical fuel economy are expected. For this demonstration testing, five routes in Utsunomiya City and its suburban areas will be used and approximately 100 vehicles, mainly vehicles that Honda associates use on these routes for commuting, will be equipped with an on-board device that supports the driving support system. The testing will last approximately one year starting from April 2014, and verify: 1) changes in vehicle behavior that have an impact on traffic safety such as sudden acceleration and deceleration, 2) effectiveness in CO2 emissions reduction and fuel economy improvement, and 3) an impact on traffic flow. Honda will utilize verification results to further advance its research and strive to commercialize the driving support system. Source: Honda The AAM says: the government has stepped forward as a strong advocate for cameras on cars, and this action helps pave the way for using cameras in other ways on vehicles. Automakers already provide rearview cameras, a driver-assist technology, as a standard or optional feature on two-thirds of the nation’s 50 top-selling vehicles. Additionally, automakers are offering about two dozen other driver-assist technologies like lane-keeping assist and automatic high beam control on sale today. These are exciting new innovations, but we know our customers have their own preferences among new technologies. It is one of our core beliefs that consumers should be in the driver’s seat when choosing which technologies they want to purchase. The Alliance is petitioning NHTSA to allow automakers to use cameras as an option to the conventional side-view and rearview mirrors. Today’s mirrors provide a robust and simple means to view the surrounding areas of a vehicle. Cameras will open opportunities for additional design flexibility and innovation. This idea has been in development since the 1990s, when the U.S. Department of Energy partnered with automakers to produce an energy-efficient concept car with cameras instead of side-view mirrors. US: Carmakers lobby NHTSA so they can replace all mirrors with cameras The US Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is using the NHTSA decision to require rear-view cameras to lobby to be allowed to replace side mirrorswith cameras to reduce fuel consumption and noise. Source: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • 24. Page 24www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service China Page 24 CHINA EXCLUSIVE: Beijing Motor Show telematics report The Connected Car highlights from the Beijing Motor Show seen and tested by SBD’s China research team include new systems and telematics services from Denza, JAC, Mazda, Chang’An, BAIC and Chery. Denza The Denza EV joint venture between Daimler and BYD will be equipped with a mobile app for remote monitoring, changing status functions etc. In addition, remote door lock/unlock and remote climate control is planned. Bosch Bosch displayed its mySPIN smartphone integration system and mentioned it is talking to multiple Chinese OEMs Source: SBD Mazda Mazda “MZD Connect” was announced in Beijing. Currently only limited services are available including Weibo, news, tunein radio and weather. JAC JAC displayed Refine A6 with a planned embedded telematics system based on GENIVI 2.0, built in partnership with Bosch. MirrorLink smartphone connectivity is also planned. Chang’An Chang’An launched InCall 3.0 with embedded safety and security service functions. Infotainment functions are enabled by WiFi tethering. Chang’An also launched a smartphone duplication solution. BAIC BAIC launched “Senova D50” with Nova-Link, enabling remote diagnostic, maintenance SVT, bCall and eCall. Chery Chery CloudDrive 1.0 was officially launched with the CloudDrive in Hand concept announced. CloudDrive 1.0 is using Bluetooth tethering to enable connected services and CloudDrive in Hand will be an embedded system with safety and security services Citroen DS The DS Connected connectivity services were officially launched. Ford Ford Applink was demonstrated in Beijing with both Android and iOS devices enabled. The Focus and Fiesta models will be the first two equipped with Applink and it will be rolled out in other models in the future. China Unicom China Unicom said it will provide a telematics solution for Tesla in China, together with Cubic Telecom. SBD’s researchers in China are producing an exclusive photo-rich event report from the Beijing Motor Show. More information on the OE telematics systems and services by vehicle manufacturers in China is available through the Q1 2014 update of SBD’s Ultimate Connected Car Guide ~ China Edition. In addition, SBD has recently published an analytical report What is holding back telematics in China? proving advice to carmakers and their suppliers. For more information on these reports contact SBD on info@sbd.co.uk
  • 25. Page 25www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service China Page 25 China: Geely and Chang’An choose HARMAN for in-car infotainment HARMAN says it has finalized agreements with two leading domestic automakers in China to feature the Company’s infotainment systems. These multi-million dollar contracts have helped build HARMAN’s backlog of awarded global automotive business to over US$19 billion. Chang’An HARMAN will work with Chinese auto manufacturer Chang’An Motors to develop a premium infotainment system for its upcoming Raeton midsize sedan and Cinturx brand. The two companies will work closely together to develop a system that will bring added connectivity and functionality to the vehicle with MirrorLink integration as well as voice recognition and text-to-speech technology. HARMAN currently supplies premium branded audio solutions to Chang’An, and this agreement now extends the relationship to infotainment. Both vehicles featuring HARMAN infotainment will debut in the Chinese market in June 2015. Geely Geely Motors, a leading Chinese automaker and parent company of Volvo Cars, and HARMAN have worked together since 2011 to bring premium infotainment to the Chinese market. Now, this new award will extend the partnership to bring HARMAN infotainment into the automaker’s new midsize sedans. With voice recognition technology, available in Chinese and English, the system will allow the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road while accessing navigation, audio, and incoming telephone calls. Through MirrorLink connectivity, the infotainment system will bring more applications into the vehicle by integrating with driver and passenger smartphones. HARMAN infotainment will be available for Geely’s vehicles in October 2015. China: Tsinghua University and HARMAN to build automotive lab HARMAN has entered into an agreement with China’s Tsinghua University to establish a new joint research laboratory focused on creating disruptive innovations for future vehicles. Based in Beijing, the HARMAN-Tsinghua Automotive Innovation joint lab will focus on both technical and business considerations of the connected car, and ways to make cars more productive, intelligent, immersive, and safe. Among the initial joint research topics, the HARMAN-Tsinghua Automotive Innovation lab will conduct research into the Chinese and global automotive market of the future, examining topics such as strategic market analysis, innovation in future infotainment technologies, and the intelligent use of audio technologies. Tsinghua University is consistently regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions in China. The university’s Automotive Engineering Department is a leader in research, with scientific programs focused on automotive safety, energy conservation, environmental protection, and strategy. The HARMAN-Tsinghua Automotive Innovation lab will work in close cooperation with the Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Research Institute (TASRI). Under the initial three-year partnership, HARMAN will provide up to 4.5 million RMB (approximately US$700,000) to fund facilities, faculty, and student research. The new facility will allow for joint research projects, and for HARMAN staff to be located on-site with students and faculty. “Trends like big data, smart connectivity, and the evolution of the user experience will all play a role in helping make cars a more productive environment,” said I.P. Park, Chief Technology Officer at HARMAN. “We look forward to working closely with Tsinghua University on applied research to combine advanced connectivity with intelligent audio solutions that will lead us to more immersive and enjoyable in- car experiences while at the same time improving vehicle and driver safety.” Source: HARMAN Source: HARMAN AutoNavi acquired by Alibaba for $1.5 Billion Chinese digital mapping and navigation firm AutoNavi Holdings Ltd has agreed to be acquired by e- commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in a deal valuing the company at about $1.5 billion. AutoNavi said the company’s shareholders will receive $5.25 per ordinary share, or $21 per American Depositary Share. The offer represents a premium of 4.7 percent to AutoNavi’s closing price on the Nasdaq on Thursday. The deal, expected to close in the third quarter, would help Alibaba increase revenue by integrating AutoNavi’s technology and data on location of establishments into maps, allowing customers to access peer review of shops and restaurants and pay for goods before arriving at a shop. AutoNavi provides map software for Samsung smartphones as well as to China Mobile and Google. Alibaba, valued at around $140 billion, is expected to go public later this year in the United States. Source: Reuters
  • 26. Page 26www.telematicsnews.info An SBD Information Service China Page 26 China: Shanghai OnStar upgrades voice and Mobile App Shanghai OnStar introduced an upgraded voice recognition system, a new-generation mobile app and an enhanced security service at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Shanghai OnStar introduced an upgraded voice recognition system, a new-generation mobile app and an enhanced security service at Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The upgraded voice recognition system includes the new Traffic on Demand service, which makes it easier for subscribers to obtain real-time traffic information. The new-generation OnStar mobile app has an innovative visual design and fast registration process that enhance operability and connectivity. The Vehicle Theft Alert service offers additional security and peace of mind for subscribers. The new Traffic on Demand service represents a breakthrough in real-time road navigation and voice recognition. Subscribers can obtain real-time traffic information without having to input text. By simply pressing the white OnStar button, they can use the traffic information voice command to check on driving conditions on main roads, tunnels and bridges. The Traffic on Demand service, which increases the number of primary services offered by Shanghai OnStar to 17, is initially supporting 22 Chinese cities. It is updated every five minutes to ensure the accuracy of traffic data. In conjunction with Traffic on Demand, Shanghai OnStar also introduced the Weather Check and Dealer Promotional Information Query services, enhancing the level of service provided by its voice recognition system. The integration of smartphones and in-vehicle terminals has become a growing trend in the onboard telematics industry. Shanghai OnStar’s new-generation mobile app is the result of three years of innovation and feedback from tens of thousands of subscribers. It has an easy-to-read design, a more intuitive page layout and a more detailed method of displaying traffic routes to enhance operability and convenience. The new-generation mobile app also offers a faster subscriber registration process. Subscribers only need to verify their vehicle’s chassis number or ID number. Vehicle owners who are not OnStar subscribers can become potential subscribers through the standard registration process, while potential subscribers can become regular subscribers at any time. A registration method using scanning and photos has been added to the manual input method. After successfully registering, a subscriber can use the account number and password to log on to Shanghai OnStar’s portal. The mobile app also has a personal center, an information display area and a hot function shortcut area to enhance interactivity. The mobile app is very popular. As of the end of March 2014, Shanghai OnStar had 230,000 mobile app subscribers and the app had been used more than 17.6 million times. Enhanced Security Service The new Vehicle Theft Alert service was created to help protect Shanghai OnStar subscribers should their car be stolen. Those who want the service can select Vehicle Theft Alert in the Alert Notifications section of Shanghai OnStar’s portal and enter the phone number at which they would like to receive a theft alert. Under normal conditions, if the vehicle’s alarm is triggered, Shanghai OnStar will contact the subscriber by phone or text message and provide follow-up information. This service will be initially offered for owners of selected Cadillac models soon. Source: GM China
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  • 28. Page 28FOR FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: INFO@SBD.CO.UK Page 28 An SBD Information Service ALFA ROMEO AUDI BMW CHEVROLET CITROEN FIAT FORD HONDA HYUNDAI INFINITI JAGUAR JEEP KIA LANCIA LAND ROVER LEXUS MAZDA MERCEDES-BENZ MINI MITSUBISHI NISSAN OPEL/VAUXHALL PEUGEOT PORSCHE RENAULT SEAT SKODA SMART SUZUKI TESLA TOYOTA VOLKSWAGEN VOLVO Safety Security Maint. Navi. Drive Infotain. Conven. Insur. EV Urban
  • 29. Page 29FOR FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: INFO@SBD.CO.UK Page 29 An SBD Information Service ACURA AUDI BMW CHRYSLER DODGE FIAT FORD GM HONDA HYUNDAI INFINITI JAGUAR JEEP KIA LAND ROVER LEXUS LINCOLN MAZDA MERCEDES-BENZ MINI MITSUBISHI NISSAN PORSCHE RAM SCION SMART SUBARU TESLA TOYOTA VOLKSWAGEN VOLVO Safety Security Maint. Navi. Drive Infotain. Conven. Insur. EV Urban
  • 30. Page 30FOR FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: INFO@SBD.CO.UK Page 30 An SBD Information Service Acura AUDI BAIC BMW BYD CHANA CHANG’AN CHERY DENZA DONGFENG YULON FAW FORD GAC HONDA GAC GEELY GM HAWTAI HONDA HYUNDAI INFINITI JAC KIA LEXUS/TOYOTA MAZDA MERCEDES-BENZ MINI NISSAN PSA QOROS SAIC SGM SOUTHEAST SUBARU VOLKSWAGEN VOLVO Safety Security Maint. Navi. Drive Infotain. Conven. Insur. EV Urban
  • 31. Page 31www.telematicsnews.info Page 31 An SBD Information Service Organized by Top videos this month www.youtube.com/telematicsnews UPCOMING EVENTS FEATURED 14th Annual Focused Conference & Exhibition Telematics Detroit 2014 June 4-5, The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA Insurance Telematics Europe 2014 For more info click here Novotel London West, UK 6 – 7 May 2014 EVENT VENUE DATEABOUT Insurance Telematics Canada 2014 For more info click here Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, Canada 28 – 29 May 2014 Land Rover uses AR to create “invisible bonnet” In-car speech rivalry hots up between Microsoft and Apple Microsoft shows Windows in the Car concept Peugeot Citroën and Orange to jointly offer fleet telematics Garmin launches connected navi unit for motorcycles 24-25 June 2014 RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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