Making Legacy Vehicles Smart : Ford’s Strategy to Usher Legacy Vehicles Into Their Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

Scott Thomson Blog

Practically every new car sold today, from entry level subcompacts to luxury SUVs, have connectivity built into their driving experience. Services ranging from infotainment apps to remote start and car diagnostics are now commonplace and incorporate smartphone apps. But as connected vehicles are now widespread in the market, what value do drivers of older “dumb” vehicles benefit from their chosen …


The Future of Car Ownership

Colin Chong Blog, News

The connected car before it becomes driverless Autonomous vehicles are on the brink of dominating the roads! This is what you may think, judging by the latest headlines. Just days ago, Microsoft and Nissan announced a partnership to  develop PC-like driverless cars, joining the likes of Ford, who recently revealed their plans for fully autonomous commercial vehicles for 2021. With …


The Battle for the Connected Car Market Shifts into High Gear

James MacTavish Blog, News, Press

Check out article from The IoT Institute featuring AppCarousel’s Terry Hughes, Managing Director and Senior Vice President. The IoT Institute connects professionals in the IoT ecosystem and inspires them by providing real-world, actionable information on the latest IoT trends, analysis, and use-case studies for smart cities, the Industrial IoT, smart buildings and energy, and the innovators creating the IoT infrastructure. …


Can Connected Cars Drive IoT Monetization?

appcarousel Blog

AppCarousel has attended numerous Internet of Things shows this year including the IoT World in Santa Clara. The news surrounding Industrial IoT garnering a majority of the investment activity and in turn most of the revenue, was a telling trend. In the instrumented construction equipment space, for example, the market is so mature that equipment users now already expect predictive …

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Why automakers will never let Apple and Google own the in-car experience: A report on TU-Automotive Detroit 2016

James MacTavish Blog

This week TU-Automotive, an organization focused on evolving automotive technology, had its massive Detroit awards show and exhibition. Bringing some of the biggest names in the auto industry from Ford, Oracle, GM, and more, the event was a whirlwind of excitement and innovation. Attending the show as a finalist for Newcomer of the Year and exhibiting a joint demonstration with …


AppCarousel to showcase enhanced features of the first cloud commerce platform for connected vehicles at the GENIVI 14th All Member Meeting in Paris

James MacTavish Blog

AppCarousel, the leading cloud commerce platform for connecting automotive infotainment, data and services with the Internet of Things (IoT), will be demonstrating their connected car marketplace at GENIVI’s 14th All Member Meeting held in Paris, France on April 26th-29th. The showcase will demonstrate the AppCarousel commerce suite in addition to its over-the-air (OTA) upgrade technology. Automakers today are challenged with …

Terry Hughes of AppCarousel Elected to Board of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)

James MacTavish News, Press Releases

Detroit, MI – March 10, 2016 — The Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Inc.(CVTA), the world’s largest and preeminent business league in vehicle communications, today announced that Terry Hughes, Managing Director of AppCarousel, has been elected to be a Member of the CVTA Board of Directors. AppCarousel has also joined CVTA as a Corporate Member. CVTA is an industry organization whose …

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5 Key IoT Developments at IoT Tech Expo and IoT Nexus

James MacTavish Blog

This years European IoT Tech Expo in London and IoT Nexus in San Francisco brought together some of the biggest companies in manufacturing, transport, health, logistics, government, energy, and automotive to discuss the latest innovations within the Internet of Things. From smart cities to connected living, one thing was clear; the potential of IoT is tangible. Here are the 5 …

AppCarousel and Mobica Partner in Connected Devices

James MacTavish News, Press, Press Releases

Partnership offers turnkey app solutions and services to the Connected Car, Internet of Things and Smart Device markets Calgary, Canada; Wilmslow UK – February 9th, 2016 AppCarousel, the leading provider of app platforms for connected devices, and Mobica, the leading provider of software engineering, testing and development services, have announced a strategic partnership leveraging each other’s expertise to offer end-to-end app and software …

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The ISO 7-layer model for telecoms is alive and well 30 years on… in the connected car

James MacTavish Blog

Everyone has heard of the 7-layer dip shown in the picture above but only die-hards in the telecoms industry will have heard of the mysterious “ISO 7-layer model” for telecommunications networking. As an apprentice in 1985 I was one of the first students to be taught the 7-layer model (in the days when there was no internet, no TCP/IP, no …