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» App-enabled head-units have helped drive the need for more connectivity in


the car. So much in fact that communica- tions companies like Verizon and Sprint


are joining the fray with new technologies to help the weary traveler.


departure information. In addition to Hertz NeverLost, Hertz will also share other technologies that are meant to empow- er travelers, enhance the travel experience, and keep them connected throughout their journey, including Hertz 24/7, Carfirmation/Carfirmation Upgrade, Gold Choice, Hertz e-Re- turn, ExpressRent Kiosks, Online Trip Planning and the Hertz NeverLost My Explore App. Future Vision of the Connected Car: To allow drivers to be fully connected by helping them build and manage a custom itinerary which is easily accessible during the trip via wireless transmission. During the trip, Hertz NeverLost My Explore App will both allow drivers to access/plan their itinerary and navigate popular cities—even when on foot (vs. in car)—and pro- vide other features like a live map of the area and live weather information to help travelers navigate and explore What Will Define a Successful Show: Showcasing their product to consumers and learning about other companies’ products as well


ONSTAR LIVIO


Previous Appearances: One; second appearance Technology on Display: Livio will be at CCE to discuss the in-ve- hicle infotainment standard they are working on due to their recent acquisition by Ford Motor Company Future Vision of the Connected Car: To offer simple and quick solutions for getting cars connected. Now as a part of Ford Mo- tor Company, Livio is working toward creating a single standard interface for customers to connect their smart phones to their vehicles. What Will Define a Successful Show: Continuing the conversation and impressing upon the industry the importance of a single standard interface for the connected car


20 Mobile Electronics December 2013


Previous Appearances: None; first year as OnStar, but General Motors, which has been to every LA Auto Show, has featured OnStar in its vehicles for 17 years at the show Technology on Display: The new 2014 Cadillac ELR electric car and some of its connectivity features of the present and future. One such feature is the OnStar RemoteLink app, which allows drivers to monitor their battery charge state and control the ELR’s locks and ignition from a smartphone. They will also demonstrate their current work on smart grid solutions, which will allow EV owners to charge their vehicles at a lower cost and higher efficiency. Future Vision of the Connected Car: To use safety, security and convenience as a foundation for even more connectivity, starting with the rollout of 4G LTE-equipped vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac next year What Will Define a Successful Show: A successful show for OnStar, Cadillac and General Motors would mean that those visiting the show leave with a better understanding of all the possibilities regarding a vehicle connected by OnStar


PARKOPEDIA


Previous Appearances: None; first year Technology on Display: Parkopedia is a parking information provider used by millions of drivers and companies such as Audi, BMW, Lexus, Peugeot and Toyota. They will be featuring the Par- kopedia Parking In-car at their booth. The company provides 


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