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Connected cars are a ‘key component’ of AT&T’s IoT strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C.--AT&T has 32 million connected cars operating on its network, as well as 5 million fleet vehicles. At this week's Washington Auto Show, Jeff Stewart, AVP for global public policy at AT&T Services, called connected vehicles "a key growth area" for the carrier,...

Qualcomm CEO lays out three 2019 priorities

5G handsets, RF front-end business among expected Qualcomm growth drivers During a Q1 2019 earnings call this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, speaking from the company's offices in China, identified three 2019 priorities he expects to drive growth and earnings throughout 2019: the transition to...

Best kept secret in wireless – Blackberry QNX in the autonomous car (Reality Check)

Blackberry’s growth in-regards to connected car is probably one of the best-kept secrets in mobile.  Few people know about Blackberry’s QNX business, and even fewer know about how dominant they have been in the infotainment technologies used in automobiles. The growth is substantial and...

Sprint, NXM Labs connected car platform sports blockchain security

Sprint will add NXM's blockchain security technology into its connected car module due out in fall. Cars, like any device with chips embedded and connected to the outside word, can be hacked. It’s happened since 2015, when two engineers famously hacked a Jeep Cherokee. Since...

Test and Measurement: Keysight reports record revenues

Keysight Technologies saw its revenues grow 31% year-over-year to $990 million, up from $753 million during the same period last year. Keysight President and CEO Ron Nersesian said that the growth was "driven by broad-based core order strength as customers accelerate development in our...

UNH-IOL focuses on automotive Ethernet testing

The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab recently expanded its automotive Ethernet testing capabilities, and UNH-IOL says that it is the first lab to offer 1000BASE-T1 physical medium attachment testing along with 100BASE-T1 interoperability testing. Curtis Donahue, senior manager for Ethernet technologies at UNH-IOL, said...

Telecom Tweets of the Week: DSRC mandate on the chopping block?

Is the Trump administration backing away from mandating the use of Dedicated Short Range Communications technology in new vehicles? The Associated Press reported that the administration has decided not to pursue a final vehicle-to-vehicle mandate for auto manufacturers to deploy DSRC, citing four anonymous sources, including...

Test and Measurement: Cadillac, Daimler testing new vehicle capabilities

Both Cadillac and Daimler Trucks are putting new connected vehicle technologies to the test on U.S. roads. Cadillac has a dozen vehicles on the road that began a journey from New York City to California this week. The CT6 models have "Super Cruise," a hands-free highway driving system...

#TBT: Hitting 20 million U.S. subscribers; directory assistance with actual operators; the timeless issue of spectrum clearing … this week in 1994

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! There were 20...

Connected cars demand more memory

Automotive memory: Cloud or edge? Connected car are expected to generate massive amounts of data from sensors, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and eventual autonomous capabilities, as well as infotainment and navigation. Over-the-air software updates, such as those that Tesla is already using, are likely to...

Indianapolis 500 hosts ‘5G’ smart home

The pre-standard 5G demo involves Verizon, Ericsson and Intel In the run-up to the Indianapolis 500 race this weekend, a trio of tech heavy-hitters are demonstration pre-standardized 5G technologies in the context of a connected, smart home. Verizon, Ericsson and Intel are taking the opportunity...

Waymo partners with Lyft for self-driving cars

Google affiliate Waymo and ride sharing service Lyft have confirmed that they are teaming up to work on self-driving cars. The deal was first reported by the New York Times.

Noise generation and connected car testing

Shift to automotive Ethernet means more potential impact from noise. The radio frequency environment in vehicles is becoming more complicated as technologies from cellular and Bluetooth to lidar, Wi-Fi and more are increasingly integrated to support new intelligent and connected capabilities. This increase in the RF...

Reader Forum: Fashionable moves – what’s behind the Intel/Mobileye deal

Amdocs’ Jeff Barak looks at the real-world link between Intel’s planned acquisition of Mobileye and Levi’s fashionable new connected jacket. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful...

Mojio at MWC 2017: Partnerships Are Driving Connected Vehicles

“Smart. Smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, smart homes. We live in an increasingly smart and connected world. Yet, more than a billion vehicles remain so incredibly … unconnected.” - excerpt from Mojio’s visionary partnering video at MWC 2017 Can carriers connect a billion cars?...

Chipmakers look to automotive market for growth

As the smartphone market matures, the companies that make chips for wireless devices are targeting larger, faster mobile machines. The automotive semiconductor market is worth $24 billion, according to consulting firm McKinsey, and by 2025 more than $7 billion worth of semiconductors will be...

Huawei, Deutsche Telekom involved in cloud-based 5G E2E network slicing demo

Cloud-based 5G end-to-end network slicing demo hosted at DT’s lab in Bonn, Germany. Huawei and Deutsche Telekom said they are currently carrying out a demonstration of cloud-based “5G” end-to-end network slicing, which includes radio access, transport and core network elements. ...

SK Telecom, Ericsson and BMW carry out 5G trial for connected car

5G trial reached a peak rate of 3.6 Gbps for a connected car traveling at 170 kph. SK Telecom, Ericsson and BMW Korea witnessed peak data rates of 3.6 gigabits per second to a connected vehicle traveling at 170 kph. The test was...

Reader Forum: Protecting Connected Cars

I recently bought a new car with all the bells and whistles. It warns me if I stray out of my lane. It warns me if there is a car in my blind spot. It has adaptive cruise control that slows down if a...

IoT in motion: cash flows to connected vehicles

Venture capitalists and strategic investors are focusing on "smart" vehicles, from drones to autonomous cars. This week a drone services provider and a maker of augmented reality display technology both announced funding rounds. An internet of things solutions provider for low-power wide area networks...

Analyst Angle: Another mobile technology revolution in cars including 5G, V2X and EVs

The ongoing evolution of mobile technologies from 4G to 5G provides the cellular market with a leg up in terms of competing in the connected car arena. Editor’s Note: Welcome to Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to...

Reality Check: Connected car tech will help you finally understand your car

How the connected car can inform and empower drivers in ways not possible before. Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Reality Check section is where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. Imagine you’re at the...

LiDAR sensors could make driverless cars affordable

How long will it be until self-driving cars become part of daily life? For some Americans, the future is literally right around the corner. Google parent Alphabet is preparing to put Chrysler Pacifica minivans that drive themselves onto public roads in Phoenix and Mountain...

Bosch study: The impact of autonomous vehicles by 2025

A recent study conducted by Bosch and consulting firm Prognos looked at what autonomous vehicles will mean for the U.S., Germany and major cities in China. The report, “Connected Car Effect 2025,” concluded that safety systems and cloud-based functions can prevent around 260,000 injury...

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