24th September 2021

MG Shows Concept of Future Urban Mobility

MG has unveiled its vision of future urban personal transport in the shape of what looks like a two-seater sporting ‘pod’. The MG says its Maze concept “is aimed...


23rd September 2021

Where e-SIMS meet Cloud-Based Management Platforms

Connected and autonomous vehicles need a way to connect to a mobile network. Ericsson predicts that all the manufactured vehicles will be cellular-enabled by 2025, “leading to an enhanced...

By Graham Jarvis


13th September 2021

Volkswagen Rolls Out OTA to Whole ID. Family

Volkswagen will roll-out over-the-air updates to all its ID. family to drive forward its connectivity services offering. The technology, so far only seen on the more premium end of...


9th September 2021

The Connected, Software-Defined Car is transforming the Automotive Industry

Vehicles, connected by Ericsson


9th September 2021

Škoda Turns to Swarm Technology for Consumer Safety

Škoda has begun using swarm connectivity among its consumers cars to warn fellow motorists of upcoming problems on their routes. Its ‘Local Hazard Information Service’ claims to provide drivers...


8th September 2021

Six Minute Webinar Episode 16: Automotive Retail’s Digital Revolution

Executive Summary Are automobile dealers ready for the digital revolution? What will be the impact of changing consumer demands on showrooms and sales operations? This edition of the Six...


23rd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Unconnected Cars Come into their Own Amid Semiconductor Crisis

The global shortage of semiconductors continued to wreak havoc across the automotive industry last week. Semiconductors, which enable technology like in-dash infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems, have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


20th August 2021

OTA Upgrades as Post Sales Revenue Generators

Over-the-air (OTA) software updates are seen by virtually all automakers as a critical avenue to high margin revenue generation. However, so far, only Tesla has fully exploited the capability...


12th August 2021

Blackberry Claims In-Car Payment Breakthrough

Blackberry is claiming a breakthrough in cyber-security that could allow simple and safe in-car payments for the connected car. It says its vehicle-based payment solution could create new opportunities...


4th August 2021

Automakers may Limit Connected Car Functions in Chip Drought

The global semiconductor shortage could force automakers to reduce connected car functions and risk distancing the vehicles from advancing smartphone capabilities. That’s the warning from UK software provider, VNC...


3rd August 2021

Huawei and GAC Plan ‘Smart’ Electric SUV

One connected car not destined to come to the US market anytime soon in that being planned by its telecoms nemesis, Huawei. The Chinese communications giant, accused of working...


2nd August 2021

Volkswagen JV Hopes to Accelerate Software Capabilities

Volkswagen has set up a joint venture to accelerate its ability to develop automotive software at pace to keep up with consumer demand. It has teamed up with TraceTronic,...