Technology

2nd November 2018

AWS Helps Avis Move Car Rental From Counter to Cloud

Avis is tapping into Amazon's cloud services to help transform its car rental service.

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Jaguar Land Rover Developing in-Vehicle Anti-Sickness Tech
2nd November 2018

Jaguar Land Rover Developing in-Vehicle Anti-Sickness Tech

Jaguar Land Rover claims to be developing technology that can reduce car sickness. The automaker says it has created an algorithm that assigns every passenger a “wellness score” using...

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Energy Supplier, Eco-Tech Company Launching EV Chargers
1st November 2018

Energy Supplier, Eco-Tech Company Launching EV Chargers

An energy supplier is joining forces with an environmental technology company to launch a network of 1,500 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric vehicle chargers across the UK. UK-headquartered, French-owned EDF Energy...

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Ford Claims Robots Making New Vehicles Safer
1st November 2018

Ford Claims Robots Making New Vehicles Safer

Ford is claiming to have made its vehicles “safer than ever” by employing laser and robotics technology to carry out “automated hot-forming” on them. Hot-forming is the process by...

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Chevrolet Unveils Drag Racing Concept EV
31st October 2018

Chevrolet Unveils Drag Racing Concept EV

Chevrolet has unveiled an electric concept vehicle designed for drag racing based on the new edition of its 49-year-old COPO Camaro drag car. The company says its eCOPO Camaro...

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EV Company, JV Link for Expanded Charging
30th October 2018

EV Company, JV Link for Expanded Charging

An electric vehicle charging company is partnering with several automotive and tech heavy hitters’ joint venture to offer US EV drivers expanded charging coverage. Blink Charging operates a network...

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Fleet Manager, Telematics Maker Launching Single-Unit Hardware
30th October 2018

Fleet Manager, Telematics Maker Launching Single-Unit Hardware

A fleet services company is partnering with a telematics maker to launch a device they claim fulfills fleet managers’ services every requirement in one unit. SmartDrive Systems and Geotab...

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BMW Demonstrates in-Vehicle Graphic Display System
29th October 2018

BMW Demonstrates in-Vehicle Graphic Display System

BMW has demonstrated a system for storing and projecting displays on an unlimited number of a vehicle’s surfaces. RAMSES is an open-source software platform that purports to offer a...

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Weekly brief: Cars Will Soon Become Billboards on Wheels
29th October 2018

Weekly brief: Cars Will Soon Become Billboards on Wheels

Andrew Tolve assesses the likelihood of drivers losing their rear windows to the ad men. Remember the early days of the internet when pundits swore that online platforms would...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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Insurer, Telematics Company Partner for Driver Monitoring Tech
29th October 2018

Insurer, Telematics Company Partner for Driver Monitoring Tech

An insurance telematics maker is joining forces with an underwriter to launch a product that claims to allow fleet managers to monitor their drivers’ behavior. Niche underwriter AmeriTrust is...

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GM Baits Trump With ZEV Program Calls
26th October 2018

GM Baits Trump With ZEV Program Calls

GM has thrown down the gauntlet to US President Donald Trump by calling for a nationwide zero-emissions vehicle program to be established. Trump has made no secret of his...

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26th October 2018

Carmakers Remain Agile in an Uncertain Technological World, Says Citroën

Carmakers are hemmed into a technological cul-de-sac not totally convinced of what the future consumer will be buying. However, for that present consumer, the upside is that there is...

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