Nokia announced its Here mapping and navigation unit is evaluating the rollout of a cellular network in the Netherlands as part of the businesses' Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for connected vehicles.
TeliaSonera said it will become the world's first operator to launch a cloud-based connected car service with a new smartphone-centred function that is due to launch in Sweden in 2016.
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS) under an agreement struck with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) at the ETSI General Assembly meeting in Sophia Antipolis this week.
AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) business-- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first.
Nokia's HERE division revealed it is powering a range of connected car features for Volvo Cars under a multi-year agreement signed earlier this year.
Cubic Telecom, a global connectivity provider, said it has launched Europe's largest independent LTE platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected car services through deals with operators including EE, EIR, Mobistar, Orange, Salt, Tele2 and TIM.
The connected car concept is taking hold in the European market as three of the region's largest wireless operators-- Vodafone, Orange and Deutsche Telekom-- are taking the lead in developing new services.
AT&T is offering its first plug-in vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, supplied by ZTE USA, starting Sept. 11 in AT&T stores and online. Dubbed the ZTE Mobley, the device allows up to five devices to connect to the Internet through AT&T's hotspot data plan and LTE network.
Nokia's Here unit took another step towards defining common specifications for processing information from automotive sensors through the cloud by hosting a forum comprising 16 auto industry companies.
Verizon Telematics expanded its relationship with Mercedes-Benz, saying the mbrace Connect platform will be offered complementary for five years in all model 2016 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles.