With the excitement of CES now over, we take a look back at some of the biggest trends to dominate the show. In this video CSR’s Chief Executive Officer Joep van Beurden explains why automotive infotainment has established itself as one of the hot topics at the consumer electronics trade show and reveals why Bluetooth® Smart is leading this change.
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CSR’s Automotive Infotainment team is gearing up to showcase its ground-breaking new connectivity products at the Telematics Detroit 2013 Conference & Exhibition over two days in June, the 5th and 6th. Held in Novi, Michigan in the heartland of the US automotive industry, this major industry event brings together the global telematics ecosystem to master the “connected car” user experience and build brand affinity. Here are some of the event highlights: over 100 expert speakers (from the likes of GM, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Mercedes-Benz) will deliver their visions for the connected car and the evolving automotive apps ecosystem that is set to revolutionise consumer interaction with the vehicle; a quintet of conference tracks including sessions on connectivity business models, end-to-end telematics platforms, V2X technologies, big data, and open app development.
CSR exhibits on booth 65.
June 8th marks the start of Telematics Detroit, 2011. This event, growing in scale and influence each year, brings together individuals from many organizations that comprise the automotive ecosystem – including OEMs, device manufactures, auto makers and software and application developers. This year’s event will also be visited by American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest. Seriously. Continue reading “CSR (and Ryan Seacrest?) at Telematics Detroit 2011” »
Bluetooth – the technology that you use for hands-free calls and wireless music streaming has been used in an interesting collaboration between Ford and Medtronic to manage your health. In a demonstration, unveiled at Ford HQ in Michigan last week, a continuous glucose meter worn by the driver connected with the in dash computer via Bluetooth to provide feedback about their health while driving, and this week Ford demonstrated a seat that can monitor your heart rate. Continue reading “Automotive Bluetooth — the car as a Health hub” »
General Motors recently announced that April new car sales in the United States were 27% higher than last year, providing further evidence of their remarkable turnaround since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. While this recent growth in the US is an exciting trend for them, one of the primary factors underpinning their economic resurgence has been their performance in the Chinese domestic automotive market. The growth and attractiveness of this market has been well publicized of late – a recent research report indicates that new car sales in 2010 in China were over 18 million, up over 30% from 2009.