Connectivity

24th June 2020

BMW First Automaker to Use Apple as Car Key

BMW has reinforced its partnership with digital giant Apple to be the first automaker to offer vehicle owners to use their iPhone as a fully digital car key. The...

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17th June 2020

Connected Cars Facing a Data Log-Jam

Vehicles are becoming increasingly connected and different stakeholders are looking to benefit from the information that this data provides. One of the key challenges is the ensuring that the...

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3rd June 2020

Bosch Launches eCall for Bikers

Bosch claims to have developed a emergency alert system for motorcyclists that mimics the eCall service installed in all new European cars. The automotive supplies giant points out that...

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28th May 2020

How Vehicles Will Have to be Technology Future-Proof

The connected, 5G future has many promises that come with big demands.  As the next generation in mobile connectivity it offers the capability to process terabytes of data per...

By Graham Jarvis

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22nd May 2020

Building Connected Ecosystems for Branded Revenue Streams

The automotive industry continues its slow trudge towards autonomous technology. Yet, this is the time carmakers are busy considering how best to create and nurture innovative content ecosystems that...

By Andrew Williams

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4th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Car Production Restarts But Some Projects Won’t Come Back

Add the connected car service, Automatic, to the growing list of Coronavirus casualties in the auto industry. SiriusXM announced last week that it will cancel its service, which made...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th April 2020

In-Car Payments Set to Explode With Autonomous Adoption

The opportunities for in-car payments and revenue streams are extensive but will depend on a comprehensive network of partnerships between financial institutions, commercial businesses and the carmakers themselves. More...

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24th April 2020

Connectivity Solutions to Prevent Highway Pile-ups

Cranfield University researchers in the UK are participating in a Multi-Car Collision Avoidance (MuCCA) research and development project. This project which aims to reduce the number of motorway pile-ups...

By Graham Jarvis

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14th April 2020

5G Promises Much But Can’t Answer All AV Questions

The connected, 5G future has many promises that come with big demands. As the next generation in mobile connectivity it offers the capability to process terabytes of data per...

By Graham Jarvis

23rd March 2020

Leading Cyber-Security Company Latest Member of 5GAA

A South Korean cyber-security specialist is the latest company to join the 5G automotive lobby group, the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). Autocrypt, that specializes in security operations for C-ITS...

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19th March 2020

Automakers’ Control Over Software Outweighs the Risks

As with any technology, the ability to develop software in-house means that the developer, in this case the automaker, can control the ecosystem. Additionally, systems developed in-house provide a...

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12th March 2020

5G Will See C-V2X Explosion… Maybe

An automotive research body is predicting an explosion in C-V2X capability with the roll-out of 5G. However, the statement announcing a study by ABI Research based on industry opinions,...

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