Deutsche Telekom announced plans to extend cloud-based customer experience software into the retail market after a successful deployment at car dealerships in Germany and elsewhere.
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler vowed to protect driver privacy in the age of the connected car, in an apparent snub of new market entrants including Google.
Huawei's consumer business group CEO Richard Yu said connected vehicles are becoming the largest 'smart' mobile terminals, as the company announced a collaboration with German car maker Volkswagen Group.
Collaborating with several Swedish companies, Ericsson plans to launch a pilot project that will use 5G technology to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.
Qualcomm addressed concerns that it is struggling to gain traction in the connected car sector by announcing a major collaboration with Daimler covering wireless connectivity and charging technologies.
Nokia has not indicated whether it will sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium led by German car makers, despite reports earlier this month that a deal was imminent.
Global Mobile Alert, a small company that got its start after its founder was hit--not once, but twice--by distracted drivers, is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Transportation to create a universal standard for, among other things, communicating the phases of traffic lights and other road conditions to drivers using mobile devices.
The European Parliament approved plans to install emergency calling equipment in new vehicles, but only after beefing up the data protection requirements of the system.
AT&T Mobility's Drive Studio in Atlanta is a showcase for connected car technologies. The Drive Studio features a working garage where the carrier and car manufacturers can try out new technologies and stay ahead of the curve.
Early autonomous cars will hit the road but 2016 but don't expect to see driverless cars until at least 2025. Speaking at a keynote address here at Mobile World Congress 2015, Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said regulators will be reluctant to allow cars without drivers because the technology is more complex and cyber security issues must first be resolved.