How Smartphones are the Future of the Connected Car Industry

April 6, 2016

Consumers hear about vehicle connectivity on a pretty regular basis these days. While for those of us in the industry the technology is familiar, the average driver might have little to zero hands-on experience with it. This fact can breed distrust of connectivity features, or at best make people wonder what all the hype is really about.

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We're Expanding in San Diego!

March 25, 2016

The past year has been great for Abalta Technologies. We experienced 40 percent growth in 2015, and we expanded our San Diego development team by 50 percent. And in January, we enjoyed a successful Consumer Electronics Show, where we introduced innovative features to our WebLink® and SmartLink® products and announced some exciting developments for 2016.

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Is There An Acceptable Level of Fatalities for Autonomous Vehicles?

March 7, 2016

As a practical matter, and regardless of today’s hype associated with autonomous vehicles, there are a number of major obstacles to be overcome before they engender wide acceptance. These include general consumer acceptance, and hosts of regulatory challenges, to the most daunting of all, issues associated with consumer versus commercial liabilities. Nevertheless, these technologies are evolving apace, so to set the scene as it were, here are some initial facts regarding the history and development of self-drive systems.

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How Tier 1 Suppliers Can Benefit From Connected Cars

February 29, 2016

The connected car phenomenon is going to give Tier 1 automotive suppliers the opportunity to make their products more valuable to consumers and OEMs. With connected car systems, Tier 1 vendors now have the means to access components directly to validate functionality, perform diagnostics, or upgrade firmware (with OEM approval) with bug fixes and new features. Having direct access to automotive components has the potential to change the game for Tier 1 vendors.

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What Does The GM & Lyft Partnership Mean For The Future of Automakers

February 25, 2016

Plenty of surprises come out of CES each year, and 2016 was no different. While there were a number of interesting developments that came out, one of the most influential for the automotive industry was the announcement that GM and Lyft are partnering up.

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How New Connected Car Standards Could Help Align OEMs and Developers

February 17, 2016

Connected car standards are a topic of discussion among many in the automotive industry, and for good reason. As you're no doubt aware, even more vehicles are being connected not only through embedded modems but also with solutions utilizing the smartphone. Connectivity is being used for a variety of purposes, including autonomous drive units, making it critical to future advances.

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How FordPass Is Helping To Push OEMs Beyond The Basics

February 9, 2016

Ford has been making a number of bold moves lately, including some that have taken a lot of people by surprise. One of the more unforeseen developments with the OEM is the announcement of FordPass. The bold new plan marks the beginning of a big transformation for the company that could have big implications for the industry. FordPass is blazing a trail for other automakers to push past the identity of only making cars.

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Post-CES 2016: Exciting Connected Car Announcements To Share From Abalta Technologies

January 21, 2016

CES is always a whirlwind of activity, innovation and excitement and a great environment to be around each January. We at Abalta Technologies were very much in the thick of things and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the conference. Not only that, we made some exciting announcements that will impact the automotive and mobile tech industries in big ways.

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CES 2016 Roundup: The Top 8 Connected Car Announcements

January 20, 2016

As we prepared for CES 2016 here at Abalta, we highlighted some of the top predictions for the show as we could have guessed, there ended up being some surprised. Here are some of the top connected car related announcements that came at the event. It was a great show that provided everyone with plenty of things to talk about and look forward to in the year ahead.

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Connected Car Bandwidth: Who's Going to Foot The Bill?

January 19, 2016

Expanding interest in connected car technologies suggest a host of values for manufacturers and customers going forward. According to statistics provided by there were 1.14 billion active vehicles operating worldwide in 2012; while 4.5 million of those vehicles housed embedded active telematic systems.

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