Top 7 Connected navigation & Smart mobility News – 2016/05

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Ice cream delivery? Try Volvo’s newly launched “Deliver to your trunk” service

In the end of each month, we handpick and summarize 7 most critical and exciting stories in the industry. Also check the hyperlink to the original article to read more, enjoy!

  • Apple CarPlay finally land on BMW, targeting X5M and X6M launch this summer
  • Hyundai offers free software update on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the models from 2015-2017. It also released tutorial instructions and videos for drivers
  • Announcement from Google I/O: Android Auto now can work as a phone app alone without needing to be plugged into a compatible car. Android phone users can now have a taste of driving in an Android Auto environment (Simple UI, minimizing driving distractions, voice-centric…etc)
  • Pioneer and HERE agree to perform proof experiment utilizing Pioneer’s low-cost 3D-LiDAR towards building a “Data Ecosystem”
  • Toyota and Uber formed a strategic partnership, possibly collaborating on self-driving technology and fleet program
  • In Sweden, Volvo launched 2-hour “deliver to your trunk” merchandise drop-off service for drivers, collaborating with Swedish startup Urb-it
  • INRIX aims to provide an inclusive, end-to-end off-street and on-street parking solution through the partnership with parking mobile payment company Parkmobile