Connected Vehicles

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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2nd June 2020

Automakers and Insurers Must Join in Reducing Connected Car Risk

Perceived benefits of connected vehicles is twofold: fewer automobile accidents and, in turn, smaller insurance payouts to cover damages. That is the ultimate destination but insurance industry experts say...

By Robert Gray

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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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20th May 2020

Baidu Begins Public Robo-Taxi Rides in ‘Smart City’

Digital giant Baidu has begun robo-taxi rides for members of the public in a city claiming to be at the forefront of China’s drive towards smart city capabilities. Late...

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14th May 2020

Russia Ramps Up Smart City Infrastructure

Russian state institutions are lagging behind the explosive intelligent transportation systems (ITS) dynamics of the emerging markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central Asian countries. The...

By Roma Nazarov

11th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Smart City Joins the Ranks of the ‘Rationalized’

Google parent company Alphabet cancelled its ambitious smart city project in Toronto, Ontario, last week. It cited the “unprecedented economic uncertainty” of the Coronavirus pandemic as the root cause....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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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1st May 2020

Judging the Insurance Risks of Connected Cars

Connected cars are here and will only get more connected as the industry players vie for control of the user’s data. “Most, if not all vehicles built today and...

By Olena Kagui

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30th April 2020

Safety Campaigners Call for AI Enhanced Voice Controls

Research showing that infotainment touchscreen can reduce driver response time more than being drunk has brought calls for greater use of voice control. Following a study run by the...

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30th April 2020

Hardware-Free Driver Behavior App Launched

An insurtech company is claiming to have developed a hardware-free app system to connect drivers to any vehicle they are using. Greater Than, says it employs AI in its...

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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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