Toyota says it’ll be producing the first car in the world with built-in Qi wireless charging.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited will be available in the USA with a ‘Technology Package’ that also includes radar-controlled cruise control, automatic high beams and a pre-collision safety system.
Volvo Car Group and Ericsson have formed a partnership to develop internet-based ‘connected car’ services. Plans include a ‘Connected Vehicle Cloud’ based on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform to provide in-car infotainment, apps and communication services.
For example, a driver will be able to download applications, create an on-line service booking and interact with selected commercial partners.
The possibility of monthly charges rising during a fixed-term mobile phone contract has resulted in a complaint being upheld against a Three UK advertisement.
Because the network reserved the right to increase charges in line with inflation during the minimum term, the UK Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that referring to a fixed monthly amount was misleading.
Facebook acquired the photo-sharing service earlier this year.
Real-time mobile location sharing service Glympse has announced a new partnership with satellite navigation company Garmin that’ll see location-sharing capabilities added to the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and Navigon mobile apps. Existing customers can update their iPhone or Android apps free via the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The update enables users to share their location with friends from within the app while they travel to their destination.