Airbiquity, Hitachi Team Up on Electric Cars

4/20/10

Seattle-based Airbiquity announced today it has formed a partnership with Tokyo-based Hitachi Automotive Systems to develop telecommunications systems for electric vehicles. Financial terms of the deal weren’t given. The technology could allow drivers to do things like check their battery using their mobile phone, locate nearby charging stations, and get directions. The move is part of a broader effort to establish a global infrastructure for networked vehicles. Founded in 1997, Airbiquity is focused on wireless technologies for connected vehicles and smart transportation services.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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