VIN Basic's Blog

Apple brings iOS to vehicle telematics with "iOS in the Car"


Yesterday at the Apple 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference (WDC), apple announced the forthcoming iOS 7 along with a slew of new features (including a UI overhall).

Read More

Topicssss: Telematics, Honda, iOS, Apple, Hands-free, Acura, Ferrari, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel, Volvo, Chevrolet, Manufacturers, automotive


Google 2011 consumer research study


We found an interesting study this morning published by Google which describes consumer automotive shopping behavior in 2011. Some highlights below here as well as a link to Google direct for the full presentation.

Read More

Topicssss: consumer research, Telematics, auto portal, fuel economy, fuel efficiency, vehicle comparison, auto dealers, vehicle attributes, Vehicle Data, safety, safety equipment, consumers, auto mall


GM's OnStar offers proprietary API to Developers


Developers will receive access to Manufacturer General Motor's OnStar API which is called ATOMS (advanced telematics operating system) sometime in the first half of 2012. OnStar president Linda Marshall described the consumer benefits in terms of functionality comparable to computers, smartphones and tablets as a response to the growth in the mobile applications market for Android and iOS platforms.

Read More

Topicssss: API, OnStar, Telematics, General Motors, ATOMS, Manufacturer