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Ford lowers SYNC price and test live operator assistance

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Toyota joins the Linux Foundation

BMW announces ‘LIVE’ telematics

State Farm and Hughes launch telematics services

Shanghai OnStar announces new telematics packages

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SBD article on INRIX acquisition of IT IS in Europe

TomTom LIVE user base hits 1.1 million

BMW adds premium traffic to online portal

Google and ViaMichelin expand traffic coverage in Europe

NAVTEQ launches RDS traffic service in Russia

Gewi launches traffic service in Indonesia

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BMW launches ‘Ultimate Drive’ smartphone app

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Mercedes adds new apps to COMAND Online

Pandora expands automotive app integration contracts

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Shanghai OnStar launches phone app with remote control features

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EU announces update on the use of 24GHz radar for ADAS

Opel Insignia gets updated with new ADAS features

Toyota tests heartbeat monitoring system

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Ford drops price of SYNC by $100‌ SYNC WITH MYFORD

Ford is making hands-free, voice-controlled in-car connectivity even more affordable, announcing both a $100 price drop for Ford SYNC along with expanded availability by offering it as an option on base trim levels for the first time. SYNC has been installed already on more than 3 million vehicles since its debut in 2007. The new pricing will be available first on the 2012 Ford Explorer and Edge base models. Customers who opt for SYNC will pay only $295 for in-car connectivity system, previously priced at $395. With the base SYNC package, customers will enjoy the core hands-free features and services that have quickly established SYNC as a must-have technology, with more than 76% of current SYNC users saying they would recommend the system to other customers. These features include hands-free, voice-activated calling via a Bluetooth-connected mobile phone; hands-free, voice-activated control of a USB-connected digital music player; 911 Assist, the automated emergency calling service that is free for the life of the vehicle; Vehicle Health Report, the on-demand diagnostic and maintenance information service. In addition, customers who choose the base package will have the option to purchase a SYNC Services subscription, which expands voice-controlled features to include a cloud-based network of services. These include turn-by-turn directions, traffic reports, and business search information with available live operator assistance if needed. A SYNC Services subscription costs $60 a year. During the next three years, Ford will introduce the new SYNC pricing and choice strategy across the entire North American Ford vehicle line-up.

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…and adds live operator assistance for SYNC services SYNC WITH MYFORD TOUCH

In addition to reducing the system price, Ford is also adding a new feature called Operator Assist to SYNC services, which allows users to instantly connect with a live person. Operator Assist is currently in a beta test trial phase and being offered as a complimentary feature for registered users of SYNC Services. No additional software or hardware is needed. This feature is available for the directions and business search functions of SYNC Services, which represent 70% of all SYNC Services calls made. With Operator Assist, at any time during a business search or directions interaction between the user and the SYNC Services automated system, the user can say, “Operator,” confirm his or her request to speak with an operator, and connect to a live operator. In the event a user says an address or business that the automated system can’t identify, the user will be prompted with the option to connect to a live operator. If the user confirms he or she would like to speak with an operator for further assistance, the system connects the user to the live operator. When a live operator assists with a business search, the user can choose to receive turn-by-turn directions to the business, receive a text message with name, address and phone number information about the business (applies to certain phone carrier networks), or be directly connected to the phone number of the business. Also, when the live operator assists with address entry, the user can have the directions sent directly to the vehicle. The live operator services are provided by MyAssist, a leading live assistance and telematics service company for individuals and businesses based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Source: Ford

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GENIVI Alliance unveils Compliance Program The GENIVI Alliance has announced the availability of its newly-created Compliance Program to its member companies. GENIVI members Canonical, Mentor Graphics, MontaVista, and Wind River are the first to have offerings approved as GENIVI compliant, enabling them to qualify for OEM request for proposals requiring GENIVI compliant products. In addition to allowing multiple distributions to be compliant, the program encourages member companies to offer different versions of components enabling diversity while still being compliant, allowing replacement of a particular component or group of components with another open-source or proprietary implementation that satisfies the compliance criteria. Further information on GENIVI’s compliance program and current list of GENIVI complaint products can be found here.

Toyota joins the Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced that Toyota is its newest member. Toyota is joining The Linux Foundation as a Gold member to maximize its own investment in Linux while fostering open innovation throughout the automotive ecosystem. “Linux gives us the flexibility and technology maturity we require to evolve our In-Vehicle-Infotainment and communications systems to address the expectations of our customers,” said Kenichi Murata, Project General Manager, Electronics Development. “The Linux Foundation provides us with a neutral forum in which we can collaborate with the world’s leading technology companies on open innovation that accelerates that evolution.” Source: The Linux Foundation

BMW launches ‘BMW Live’ telematics on 1 Series BMW recently announced the 1 Series loaded with infotainment, telematics and ADAS features. One new feature that is being introduced is BMW Live, which makes use of the driver’s mobile phone data connection to enable some of the BMW Online services such as news, weather and Google POI search. The feature costs €100 and requires the ‘Professional’ audio system (that costs €390 and includes a 6.5″ colour display) and Bluetooth hands-free option (€300). Source: BMW

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State Farm & Hughes team up to take on OnStar aftermarket mirror State Farm and Hughes Telematics have announced a joint effort to bring connected vehicle services and telematics savings programs to drivers across North America. The new effort is called In-Drive and has been tailored specifically for State Farm policyholders by Hughes Telematics. The service debuts in Illinois in September with more states to be added in 2012. In addition to the capabilities shown on the left, the service also includes a special website and smartphone app for remote and mobile access. In-Drive provides an easy-to-install device that works in most vehicles made after 1995. It broadens access to new connected vehicle services without requiring drivers to purchase a new vehicle. Services will be available in three different packages. For the first six months, the basic package will be free after a $10 activation fee. Other packages will range in cost from $5/month to $14.99/month plus applicable taxes. In addition to offering new connected services, In-Drive also will enable more State Farm policyholders to take part in the Drive Safe & Save program. In-Drive will provide driving performance data and the customer’s savings will be based on mileage, turns, acceleration, braking, speed and time of day vehicle is operated. Source: Hughes Telematics

Shanghai OnStar launches new telematics service packages Shanghai OnStar has launched three new service packages and upgraded two of its original packages to benefit its diverse subscriber base across China: NEW PACKAGES: Go & Connected

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INRIX acquisition of ITIS: What does this mean for the auto industry? Article by Andrew Hart, Senior Specialist, SBD After recently announcing a new $37 million funding from investors, INRIX has quickly put that cash to good use by acquiring one of its competitors, ITIS Holdings ($60 million offer). This represents the latest sign of consolidation within the traffic information industry, as service providers push to expand both their coverage and their customer base beyond their local markets. But what does this mean for the automotive industry? In Europe it means that the decision of which service provider to choose has narrowed further to three main players: INRIX, Navteq and TomTom. Although there remain a large number of country-specific service providers, these will increasingly be sidelined in favor of pan-European agreements with one of these three players. It also means that INRIX will have acquired a wider customer base with many new vehicle manufacturers. INRIX will be hoping to grow these relationships further and carry them across to new markets as it expands its coverage.

(INRIX traffic coverage in Europe)

Which brings us to the third significance of this acquisition: the ability to more quickly expand into emerging markets.

The traffic information industry in developed countries is already saturated with too many competing services, making it harder for many service providers to differentiate their solutions and grow further. Various service providers, including INRIX, therefore see the expansion into new emerging markets such as South East Asia and South America as a key opportunity to expand their revenues. However, deploying services in these new markets is no easy task. The lack of traditional roadside sensors increases the need for scalable probe-based data sources. This is where INRIX is hoping to further benefit from its acquisition of ITIS, which has a long history of successfully deploying NetFCD probe services across emerging markets. The technologies and business models developed by ITIS will undoubtedly help INRIX ramp up the pace of its international expansion. As vehicle manufacturers begin to expand and adapt their own navigation offerings in emerging markets, they will be looking for safe partnerships with well-known companies. If INRIX is able to succeed in its ambitious expansion, it will become an attractive option for many of those vehicle manufacturers. Be the first to know of the latest developments in the traffic industry with SBD's range of insightful, accurate, and easy to access automotive research. Do not miss our reports on Global benchmark of real-time traffic information services and The future of commercial traffic information services in China. You might also be interested in our End User Survey on opinions on Traffic Information in Beijing. To learn more about these reports or to buy contact Alessio at

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TomTom LIVE user base hits 1.1 million; More auto contracts expected TomTom announced its Q2 ‘11 financial results in late July and as expected, gross revenue took a hit, at EUR314 million compared to EUR362 million in Q2 2010. Consumer revenue declined by 23% year on year to EUR209 million. Sales to automotive OEM was up 34%, but not nearly enough in gross receipts, EUR60 million, to replace revenue from PND sales. TomTom believes that this growth was driven by increased system sales due to existing customers offering their solutions on more models, as well as by greater demand for their maps. The company said that it is in discussions with several vehicle manufacturers (in addition to Fiat, Mazda, Renault) and is expecting to make additional announcements later this year. TomTom also announced that the base of active users of LIVE Services has tripled year over year to 1.1 million. Compared to the same period last year, the company has seen an increase in sales of LIVE devices as a percentage of total PND volume in Europe from 20% to 24%. The company has noted that the re-subscription rate is increasing from the low twenties level over the past quarters. Exact resubscription figures will be announced in October with the Q3 results. Source: TomTom

BMW adds premium traffic info to online portal; Only for paid subscribers Customers who have subscribed to the BMW Assist and BMW Online features offered in BMW ConnectedDrive now have access to the latest traffic reports via Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) from the Web portal with any Internet-enabled device. Previously users could only access this service while in the vehicle. The online usage of RTTI in the BMW Routes Portal is available on the Internet at or internationally at and contributes to comfort, safety and peace of mind when travelling by car. BMW ConnectedDrive customers can enter their destination online at anytime and easily plan their next route. They can also access traffic information about incidents or traffic flow, in addition to defining route criteria and requesting alternative routes from the system. Based on the current traffic situation, the route planner can also calculate the exact time of arrival. And if traffic conditions should change or worsen once a route has been planned, the route planner can send the driver an e-mail well in advance and suggest an earlier departure time. Real Time Traffic Information is available across the BMW range from September 2011 on new vehicles equipped with BMW Navigation Professional and Bluetooth preparation with telematics. The system is enabled (and replaces current TMC) once the driver’s BMW Assist account has been activated. Source: BMW

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Google and ViaMichelin expand traffic information coverage in Europe

Google has added live traffic coverage for 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. Google has announced that the new traffic information will automatically be available in Google Maps for Android, iOS, and mobile browsers. The live traffic layer is regularly updated to show information for traffic events from the last 5-10 minutes. Following the success of its real-time traffic information service, (more than 1,100,000 App Store downloads for the ViaMichelin Trafic France application alone), ViaMichelin has now developed the service for more countries in Europe (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland), and on different platforms. Source: Google, ViaMichelin

Russia: NAVTEQ launches RDS traffic services via Autoradio NAVTEQ has signed an agreement with the Russian network radio station Autoradio (Prof Media Broadcasting Corporation) to facilitate real-time traffic information distribution via Radio Data System (RDS), enabling broadcast delivery of NAVTEQ Traffic across Russia. Autoradio will distribute NAVTEQ Traffic services via RDS to nine major Russian markets, including Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. Broadcast traffic reports will debut first in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, with a phased roll-out in other cities to follow. Source: NAVTEQ

Indonesia: First traffic info service launched by GEWI and IQIOS IQIOS SEJAHTERA, an Indonesia based company specialising in GPS fleet tracking systems, and Germany based GEWI have partnered to introduce the first traffic service for GPS navigation, car audio system and smart phones in Indonesia. This service will be launched in September 2011 covering the Jakarta area with plans to cover Greater Jakarta in 2012. Moving forward, iQios plans to expand its coverage to Bandung and Surabaya in 2013. This service can be enjoyed by GPS navigation users, car audio systems and smart phones to inform drivers where traffic jams, accidents or road works are located. Source: GEWI

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BMW Financial Services launches ‘Ultimate Drive’ social navigation app

BMW is launching a multipurpose mobile application called the “Ultimate Drive” for social-media users and gamers. It is a social navigation mobile app that allows users to not only discover the best roads to drive in over 50 countries, but to rank, comment and share those roads via Facebook, email or other GPS devices. Future versions will integrate the ability for BMW Financial Service customers to gain points and achieve high rankings. As the first finance organization to create a branded social navigation tool, BMW Group Financial Services defines itself as a consistent touch point with customers, through an engaging and interactive means. San Francisco-based software and technology firm, SocialNav, Inc., developed the technology that powers “The Ultimate Drive”. While utilizing the latest in navigation technology, the app still remains simple in nature. After downloading the app, the user allows the app to find their location and then it displays the stretches of road which others have contributed as the best ones in the area. Conversely, when the user has generated their own favorite stretch, it is as easy as three taps to share via email or Facebook or send to one’s favorite GPS device or app. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It can be downloaded for free from Apple’s App Store and the Android Marketplace and is meant to broaden the social community around driving. BMW Group Financial Services is currently developing similar versions for its MINI Motoring and BMW Motorrad brands, and will be extending all applications for its financial service customers in the near future. Source: BMW

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Harman integrates Android apps using Android Open Accessory Protocol HARMAN has announced that it supports the Android Open Accessory Protocol, the first major technology partner in the automotive industry to offer the new connectivity standard. (Note: We reported on the Android Open Accessory Protocol in early May) With the Android protocol built into HARMAN’s automotive offerings, users can seamlessly control smartphone or tablet content — such as music, movies or navigation apps — through a car’s dashboard or steering-wheel controls. The Android Open Accessory Protocol will be supported across all HARMAN infotainment platforms, so it can be used in entry-level, mid-priced and luxury automobiles. It is available now for automotive installations and extends the Android email and SMS support previously launched by HARMAN. The protocol allows Android devices to connect to the dashboard or rear-seat installations via USB. With the protocol, drivers will be able to safely activate music apps, such as HARMAN’s Aha Radio service, through voice activation or steering wheel controls. Additionally, built-in navigation systems become more robust, as popular apps that provide information on nearby restaurants, tourist spots or gas stations can be overlaid onto existing map software. Passengers benefit as well, as Android integration allows content to be streamed to entertainment devices used in rear seats. Source: HARMAN

Mercedes adds more apps; Internet Radio, Twitter in the pipeline Only a few months after the launch of the new multimedia generation, Mercedes-Benz is extending the range of integrated apps: new apps for the Facebook, for Google Streetview and Google Panoramio will be available for COMAND Online from this autumn. Over a dozen additional apps are planned in the medium term. These are currently under development, in some instances in collaboration with innovative start-ups such as the US talk radio operator Stitcher, the Twitter short message service and the popular music providers Pandora in the USA or Aupeo in Germany, for example. The new apps will be usable by all customers who drive a Mercedes-Benz with COMAND Online. In the long term, Mercedes believes that displays will allow even greater scope for personalisation. Apps and control elements will no longer be restricted to specific displays. User-configurable displays are conceivable, for example, allowing drivers to determine for themselves which display elements are to be shown where. Source: Daimler

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Pandora crosses 100M users; Expands automotive partners

Sony first to bring in-car Pandora integration for Android and BB

Pandora has increased its automotive footprint via a new relationship with Scion and an expansion of its relationship with Ford Motor Company where the service will be available in 10 Ford vehicles and two Lincoln vehicles.

Sony is expanding its mobile audio lineup with eight new in-dash CD receivers. The new models range from entry-level units to advanced receivers and digital media players that offer SiriusXM satellite radio and Pandora internet radio connectivity in the car.

Currently, Pandora has in-vehicle integrations with BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, MINI and Scion. Additional automotive manufacturers who have announced plans to integrate Pandora into their vehicles include Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Hyundai and Toyota.

Four of the new models feature SiriusXM compatibility, using the new SXV100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, XM subscription required).

Pandora is also available via integrations in popular aftermarket automobile radios made by Alpine Electronics, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer and Sony (see adjacent article). Pandora has also announced 100 million registered users and 36 million monthly active users. The 100 million includes access from across hundreds of consumer electronic devices including computers, smart phones, TVs, set-top boxes, alarm clocks, tablets and car dashboards.

Sony’s two models, the DSX-S210X and DSX-S310BTX allow listeners to stream Pandora via the application on their smartphone, and transfers the Pandora-related controls to the head unit. Both models allow listeners to access their personalized Pandora stations and the ability to fine-tune the listening experience by offering thumb ratings directly on the receiver. The DSX-S310BTX is iPhone compatible and is also the first aftermarket product to offer Pandora integration with the Android and BlackBerry smartphone platforms.

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China: OnStar app works with all smart phones; Includes remote engine start

Shanghai OnStar Telematics has launched its mobile application for subscribers across China. The service is available with several intelligent mobile phone operating systems: iPhone OS (including iPhone 4); Android (including Motorola, HTC, Samsung and Huawei); Symbian (Nokia); Windows Mobile (including HTC and Samsung); and Blackberry. OnStar subscribers can log on to and click on “My OnStar”to register. They will then be able to download the mobile application free of charge. They may also download the mobile application through websites including Apple App Store and Android Market. Shanghai OnStar is the only telematics service in China that offers a vehicle integrated mobile phone application. Users can conveniently utilize the functions of a traditional smart key via their mobile phones, such as horn and lights, door lock/unlock. In addition, users can check mileage, fuel level and tire pressure. At the same time, users of 2011 Cadillac Escalade, SRX, Buick New LaCrosse and Enclave can also use the OnStar mobile application to remote start their vehicles. Shanghai OnStar’s Customer Service Center currently provides services to over 300,000 registered users across China. In May, Shanghai OnStar set a new monthly record, answering more than 1 million subscriber calls. Source: General Motors

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Volvo City Safety commended for reducing collision losses & insurance costs

A newly published analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates that Volvo XC60s get into fewer low-speed crashes than comparable vehicles thanks to Volvo’s City Safety technology, a standard feature on all XC60s. HLDI examined claim frequency under property damage liability, bodily injury liability and collisions. Their data concluded frequency rates for the XC60 were lower than all other midsize luxury SUVs, specifically: • Claims under property damage liability coverage were filed 27 percent less often for the XC60 than other midsize luxury SUVs. • Claim frequencies for injuries for the XC60 were filed about half as often compared to other midsize luxury SUVs. • Collision claim frequencies for the XC60 were 22 percent lower than all other midsize luxury SUVs.

IIHS last year estimated that current crash avoidance features have the potential to prevent or mitigate as many as 1.9 million crashes each year. HLDI also looked at how the crash reductions for the XC60 affected overall insurance costs: • Overall payouts under property damage liability for XC60s were 20 percent lower than losses for all other midsize luxury SUVs. • Estimated overall collision losses for the XC60 were 31 percent lower than all other midsize luxury SUVs. City Safety keeps a watch on vehicles in front with the help of a laser sensor built into the windscreen at the height of the rearview mirror. Between 2-19 mph, the car automatically brakes if the driver does not respond in time when the car in front slows down or stops - or if the driver is driving too fast towards a stationary object. Source: Volvo

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EU: 24 GHz radar legal for ADAS use until 2018 Authorisation to use the 24 GHz radio frequency band for short-range anti-collision radar in cars has been extended until 2018 by a European Commission decision. This temporary extension will ensure short range car radar systems remain available on the market until manufacturers develop technology using the 79 GHz band, which was the operating frequency designated for such systems back in 2004. Only 0.05 % of cars in Europe are equipped with such radar systems, which currently all use the 24 GHz band, and are mainly in luxury cars. Manufacturers have encountered difficulties in developing systems using the 79 GHz band, so that technology in the 79 GHz band has not developed as fast as initially predicted by the industry. As a result, 79 GHz-technology is not mature enough for commercial deployment in cars by 2013, when the use of the 24 GHz band by these systems had been due to end. Source: European Commission

2012 Opel Insignia gets enhanced ADAS features

The new Opel front camera, used for traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning to date, now also has the Following Distance Indication which constantly measures the distance to the car ahead in seconds. It is activated automatically from a speed of 40 km/h and helps the driver to avoid rear-end collisions and possible fines for tailgating. The Forward Collision Alert provides a visual signal on the instrument cluster and an audible alarm to warn the driver of an imminent collision with the car ahead.

Toyota advances Pre-Crash Safety with heartbeat monitoring tech

Toyota Motor Corporation has unveiled technologies aimed at increasing safety for pedestrians and elderly drivers. One of these, called ‘emergency-response technology’ is the result of research on a system to monitor cardiovascular functions through the driver’s grasp of the steering wheel and to detect risks. By conducting further research, Toyota aims to commercialize a system that can contribute to the prevention of major accidents caused by sudden changes in the driver’s physical condition.

Source: Opel

Source: Toyota

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Other interesting news

Top Electric Vehicle (EV) related articles this month…

Daimler’s car2go has announced that San Diego will be the first North American city to have a 100% electric vehicle (EV) car sharing program

Coulomb has proposed the OpenCharge Protocol as a communication standard between a charging network and the charging station

Airbiquity has joined the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) and also made a partnership with Coulomb Technologies

TomTom has announced a partnership with Coulomb Technologies for EV charging reservation services

Top videos this month

Chevrolet MyLink smartphone integration solution

BMW i3 and i8 Concepts with telmatics

Toyota’s Window to the World concept

Android and Autosar running on same processor

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