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BMW, Qualcomm Battle VW, Renault on Connected Car Rules

  • Autos, tech, telco firms urge EU to favor cellular technology
  • European Parliament vote backed WiFi technology for cars
Inside Automobility LA Ahead Of The Los Angeles Auto Show
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Qualcomm Inc., BMW AG, and Deutsche Telekom AG are facing off against car-markers including Volkswagen AG, Renault SA and Volvo Group over how automobiles talk to each other.

At issue are the rules of the road for future connected and automated cars in Europe, which will dictate how to send information between vehicles and infrastructure, such as making cars aware of other vehicles on the road as well as relaying signals from traffic lights and other facilities.