• Volvo is the latest automaker working towards a connected, networked future

    Volvo is looking to join the ranks of cloud-connected automakers, and it knows it has some catching up to do. To quickly close the gap on automakers like Audi, Ford, Nissan, BMW, Toyota and Honda, Volvo will partner will cellular giant Ericsson in developing cloud-connected cars. Volvo will debut what its calling the “Connected Vehicle Cloud,” based on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform, to provide drivers with in-car apps, infotainment and communication services. While specifics aren’t discussed, it’s logical to expect the service to deliver apps like...

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    Mercedes-Benz Picks CES To Launch Mbrace2

    Looking to highlight its latest advances in telematics, Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating its latest mbrace2 system at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

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    Watchdog Tech Will Catch Dastardly Parking Lot Dingers

    If your car is your pride and joy you'll know the annoyance of returning to it after a shopping trip to find that some imbecile has opened their door onto yours or carelessly parked and left a dent and a scrape. And let's face it, if they're careless enough to ding your door they're hardly going to...

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    Future Urban Mobility Relies On Real-Time Data Access

    The requirements for travel within the urban environment comes under greater pressure with every passing year. We're already past the point at which more than 50 percent of the world's population live in cities rather than rurally, and it's only set to increase. The Future Urban Mobility (FM)...

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    2011 Nissan LEAF And Others 'Connected To The Cloud'

    Cloud computing is very much a feature of 'Web 2.0'. Rather than using a location-dependent center of resources such as a server, cloud computing uses shared servers, all of which can be used to provide resources, software and data. For Average Joe, this might mean using web-based word processing...

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