Connected Vehicles

12th May 2021

EVs are First Step in Auto Insurance Transformation

Despite a slump in car sales during the pandemic, ING Group expects care sales to rebound by 8% in 2021. However, EV insurance premiums are typically higher than those...

By Graham Jarvis

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7th May 2021

Polestar Points the Way with In-Cab Video App

In a clear nod towards the perceived future of in-cabin entertainment, Polestar has developed its own video streaming app for Polestar 2. The beta app, which is available now...

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29th April 2021

UK Drivers Don’t Want Data Logging Cars, Study Claims

Around three-quarters of UK motorists don’t want data logging technology in their vehicles even if it can save them money. Research by used vehicle consumer website, Parkers.co.uk, claims to...

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28th April 2021

Service Orientated Architectures Pitch for OTA Security

The security risks of centralized automotive architectures and over-the-air updates are clear. Meanwhile, vehicle functions are increasingly defined by software, making them more hackable. The evolution of automotive electrical...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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28th April 2021

Japanese Automakers Take on Telcos in V2V Comms Battle

A group of Japanese automotive giants are taking up the digital cudgels in a bid to grab the initiative in the battle with telecoms companies for dominance in the...

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23rd April 2021

JLR Forced to Stop Production Lacking Semi-Conductors

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is being forced to shut two of its main vehicle production plants owing to the global drought of semi-conductors. While the shortage has hit all...

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6th April 2021

Faster Wifi Dependent on Faster Connectivity

Next generation wifi technology could save manufacturers millions in over the air (OTA) updates carrying costs while offering a more seamless experience for passengers. LG Innotek has recently launched...

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31st March 2021

Semi-Conductor Drought Threatens Connected Car Tech

Connected cars are among the hardest hit in the automotive industry by the global drought of semi-conductors resulting from economic demand and supply uncertainty during the pandemic. The dwindling...

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30th March 2021

Branded UBI Works for Consumers, Hyundai Claims

Hyundai branded usage based insurance (UBI) is said to be attracting US customers with the promise of big savings on annual premiums. The automaker cites the uptake of its...

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29th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Digital Companies Remain Biggest Threat to Carmakers

Cars are the ultimate mobile device. They allow us to move about, connect socially and professionally, make phone calls, take pictures of pretty sunsets and play music with the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th March 2021

AVs Must Protect Their Passengers Last

Traditionally insurance policies focus on the vehicle and its users. Even with fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) they will concentrate on the vehicles. However, liability may rest more with the...

By Graham Jarvis

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18th March 2021

Audi Expands Swarm ADAS Capabilities

Audi is accelerating its swarm technology bringing more V2X features to its mass market products. Its upgraded “Local Hazard Information” (LHI) now uses a car-to-cloud connectivity that can estimate...

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