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Toyota this week announced that it's partnering up with Microsoft in various ways to push new connected car technologies to the masses. The initiative begins with the launch of Toyota Connected, a new company that will serve as a data science hub for Toyota's operations around the world. "Toyota Connected will help free our customers from the tyranny of technology. It will make lives easier and help us to return to our humanity," said Zack Hicks, Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Connected and Chief Information Officer at Toyota Motor North America. "From telematics services that learn from your habits and preferences, to use-based insurance pricing models that respond to actual driving patterns,... Read more...
The technology that automatically reduces your car’s speed when it gets too close to another vehicle is just the beginning. There is a sea of traffic data just waiting to be picked up by “connected cars” and used to make travel safer and better for the environment. To that end, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that the government plans to make a $42 million investment in a pilot program for connected car tech. The program will be run in New York City, Tampa, FL and Wyoming.“Today’s announcement is a big step forward for the future of how we move in this country, from our rural communities to our biggest cities,” said Foxx in a statement. “It has been a core mission... Read more...
A deal between AT&T and Mojio will turn cars, manufactured after 1996, into connected cars through AT&T’s wireless network. This would allow eligible cars already on U.S. roads, around 160 million vehicles, to be able to run a self-diagnostic to make sure everything is alright among other things. “Having AT&T as our US based carrier is a huge milestone for us,” said Mojio ceo Jay Giraud, “Not only does it have an extremely powerful network, our interests are aligned in leading the connected car space.” The Mojio is a cellular device that will plug into a car’s onboard diagnostic port. Once connected, and working in conjunction with AT&T’s wireless network, owners will then be... Read more...