15th October 2021

Russia Ramps up Biometrics in Transportation

By the decade’s end, 80% of Russian travelers will have to use biometry in public transport. That’s according to the draft national transportation strategy 2030, currently in development at...

By Roma Nazarov


5th October 2021

SME Fleets Still Hesitant Over Software Investment

More than a third of companies, mostly smaller organizations, are not using software solutions. This was among the findings of a Continental survey about the use of software for...


29th September 2021

Disconnected: Solving the Challenges of Connected Vehicle Platforms.

While every OEM has challenges to overcome, there are a number of common problems OEMs are facing with their connected vehicle programs.  Current solutions add complexity and cost, suffer...


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...