automotive

Nokia invests $100 million to further advance connected technologies in automobiles

Nokia invests $100 million to further advance connected technologies in automobiles

Rich Edmonds 52

Even before the deal to sell its hardware and services division to Microsoft, Nokia was investing in development with technologies in vehicles. Working with multiple car manufacturers, the Finnish company has worked to provide HERE mapping and location services in its Connected Car program. Today, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) announced a further $100 million to identify in companies with...

Microsoft shows off concept embedded car software that plays nice with Windows Phone

Microsoft shows off concept embedded car software that plays nice with Windows Phone

Simon Sage 130

One particularly interesting talk out of Build showcased Microsoft’s plan to bring Windows Phone into the car with a new embedded software concept. The idea here will be to project the data from the phone onto the dash display in a usable, safe format, but as you can see, a lot of the Windows visual style is retained. This is great, considering most embedded car system interfaces (...

Zens keeps your phone charged wirelessly, but steals your car's precious coffee holder

Zens keeps your phone charged wirelessly, but steals your car's precious coffee holder

Derek Kessler 28

Zens has a new Qi wireless charger, and this one is for your car. The aptly-named "ZENS Qi Wireless Car Charger" is set to hit markets on April 15th for an eye-melting €69.99 (US$96.54). It's designed to split into your cup holder and has a slot on its top designed to accommodate smartphones with displays up to 5 inches. Blessedly, the vast majority of phones that support Qi charging (...

Meru Cabs: The largest radio cab service in India releases official app for Windows Phone 8

Meru Cabs: The largest radio cab service in India releases official app for Windows Phone 8

Mark Guim 18

Meru, the largest radio cab service in India, has just released their official app on Windows Phone 8. The company operates around 7,000 cabs in six key cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad. Meru serves more than 1.8 million passengers, so it’s great news that their official app is now available for Windows Phone users. You can choose the...

Car Starter for Windows Phone 8 updated, new shortcuts and map features added to the mix

Car Starter for Windows Phone 8 updated, new shortcuts and map features added to the mix

George Ponder 14

Car Starter is a dashboard companion app for your Windows Phone 8 device that can come in handy while driving.  Car Starter’s layout places access to your music, contacts, app shortcuts, maps and more at your fingertips. Car Starter was recently updated to version 1.5, which adds a few more app and settings shortcut options to the app, the ability to set more than two destinations, and...