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 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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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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6 Automotive Predictions We See Heading Into CES 2016

December 29, 2015

It's an exciting time for Abalta Technologies, because a number of important automotive developments will be front-and-center at the CES 2016 show. CES has revealed that its automotive exhibit space has been expanded by 25%, showing just how important of a force it will be at the show.

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Did the Tablet Kill the Rear-Seat Entertainment System?

September 21, 2015

It’s no secret that rear-seat entertainment (RSE) systems were once one of the hottest-selling automotive electronics products. Less than a decade ago, families everywhere viewed rear-seat DVD players as the must-have option in their SUVs and minivans. But with the rising popularity of tablets like Apple’s iPad, which debuted in 2010, RSE systems have largely gone by the wayside.

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5 Connected Car Trends Affecting Every OEM

July 7, 2015

For the first time in history, true connected cars are becoming a reality. According to Telefonica’s Connected Car Industry Report 2014, “The connected car will achieve mass-market penetration in the next few years: the overall number of vehicles with built-in connectivity will increase from 10% of the overall market today to 90% by 2020.”

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5 Connected Automotive Software Trends You Can’t Ignore

June 29, 2015

The global automotive software market is expected to reach $10.1 billion by 2020, according to a 2014 report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. What’s more, software content now represents nearly 16 percent of a vehicle’s value. This is a huge shift from 40 years ago, when vehicles were comprised purely of mechanical/structural and electronic components.

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