A Nokia deal to sell its HERE navigation business to a consortium of German car makers for between €2.5 billion ($2.7 billion) and €3 billion is likely to move forward if the parties can agree on who would own key HERE patents following the sale.
On the same day lawmakers introduced legislation intended to secure connected cars from hacking and protect drivers' privacy, Wired published a report on how hackers were able to take advantage of an existing car's in-car technology system that relies on Sprint's cellular network.
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.