Topic: connected cars

A mobile VR report, AppDynamics’ IPO, and Automotive Grade Linux’s latest infotainment platform—SD Times news digest: Dec. 29, 2016

Mobile virtual reality is leading the virtual reality movement, according to a new report. Tractica, a market intelligence firm, recently conducted a study looking at how virtual reality will play out over the next couple of years, and found mobile VR headsets will represent more than 75% of the head-mounted display (HMD) shipments through 2021. … continue reading

RethinkDB 2.3, Microsoft improving UI development features, and Karamba Security debuts—SD Times news digest: April 7, 2016

RethinkDB has announced version 2.3 of its open-source database for the real-time Web. The latest release comes with new security features, performance enhancements, new ReQL features, and a beta release of its recently introduced Windows port. Highlights of RethinkDB 2.3 include built-in TLS support; the ability to create user accounts and assign permissions; a new … continue reading

Oculus Touch delayed, Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Automotive Grade Linux’s new members—SD Times news digest: Jan. 4, 2016

The Oculus Touch will not arrive during the first half of this year, as expected. Oculus has announced Touch will now be shipping in the second half of 2016, with pre-orders opening just a few months prior to its launch. Oculus announced Touch in June of last year. Touch is a pair of tracked controllers … continue reading

Hyundai rolls out Android Auto-enabled vehicle, Windows 10 for Android and iPhone, and more BlackBerry layoffs—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2015

Hyundai has announced ahead of Google I/O later this week that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first consumer vehicle to integrate Google’s Android Auto automotive OS. Hyundai will offer 2015 Sonata owners with navigation features in a free software update that integrates Android Auto into the car’s interface. Android Auto will provide Sonata features … continue reading

W3C to standardize Web access in connected cars

As the momentum behind connected cars and automotive software builds, the World Wide Web Consortium has decided to make sure the Web is prepared for this new generation of integrated applications. The W3C has announced a new Automotive Working Group to standardize secure Web access to vehicle data. The group will focus on the use … continue reading

Facebook buys Wit.ai, developers launch an Android developer petition, and Autodesk 3D printing software is announced—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2015

Facebook announced it has acquired Wit.ai, a voice-recognition and natural-language processing startup with technology akin to Apple’s Siri. The Wit.ai platform and natural-language processing API, which has a community of more than 6,000 developers, will remain free and open source, according to a Wit.ai blog post The acquisition could help draw more developers to Facebook, … continue reading

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