Ottawa's Lixar IT is Connecting Cars
OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Lixar IT Inc. has been working in stealth
mode with Delphi and Verizon for the last nine months to develop and
deliver a first-in-class Vehicle Diagnostics system that connects your
mobile device to your car in the blink of an eye. This innovative new
cloud-based automotive connectivity service, announced by Delphi and
Verizon at CES, has received glowing reviews and won a "CES 2013
Editor's Choice Award from Popular Mechanics".
"For a long time now, our industry has had the vision of a connected
car. We believe this product will significantly accelerate the pace at
which cars on the road become connected," said Kathy Winter, Vice
President Advance Engineering and Software and Services, Delphi
Electronics and Safety. "We are excited about the attention the
product garnered throughout the CES Show and will build on this
momentum in our successful launch in the coming weeks."
VehicleDiagnostics works through a cloud system that connects your car
to your smartphone (or internet browser), showing precisely where your
car is, as well as options to secure it and check its vitals.
Consumers can now quickly lock & unlock doors, locate, track and monitor
vehicles via mobile devices. The Delphi car connectivity service
enables drivers to carry out any of the following features remotely:
-- Use your smartphone, laptop or tablet as a key fob for your car
regardless of where you are to help when you've locked your
keys in your car.
-- Connect your smart phone to your car via Bluetooth for key fob
commands when in locations like a parking garage.
-- Easily locate and access your family cars anywhere, any time.
-- Monitor vehicle status.
-- Diagnose the vehicle's engine health.
-- Receive alerts for driving behavior and vehicle performance
-- Set up geo-fences and receive alerts for entry and exit.
-- Live tracking.
-- Auto trip logs.
"Working with Delphi and Verizon on this cutting-edge innovative
cloud-based auto connectivity project has been truly exciting for
Lixar," said Bill Syrros, Lixar IT CEO. "The Lixar team was at CES last
week. We all walked away from the show inspired by the overwhelming
reaction to the Vehicle Diagnostics service."
Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi will be available for sale in the USA
through Verizon Wireless in the coming weeks. To see more about the
device, please visit connectedcar.delphi.com.
Lixar IT Inc. is based in Ottawa and Halifax. With an IT boutique
approach, Lixar focuses on Air, Auto, Telco and Travel sectors and
collaborates with strategic partners to deliver innovative and creative
solutions in the mobile, big data integration and cloud-based product
and service areas.
SOURCE: Lixar IT
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