Connected Vehicles

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

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...


17th August 2021

Connected Software Driving Performance for Automotive

The automotive industry is undergoing profound transformation. There is a rapid change in technology and a move towards the software defined vehicle. This change is being driven by the...


16th August 2021

Android’s Infotainment Push Extends to BEV Range

Android’s reach into advanced vehicle infotainment is extended with the launch of a new OS platform for BEV users. Provider of energy management solutions, Spark EV Technology, has announced...


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...


4th August 2021

More Opportunities than Challenges for Insurers in an AV World

Insurers should have no concerns about opportunities in the autonomous vehicle world because there will be plenty of new revenue streams to look forward to. That’s the view of...

4th August 2021

Automakers may Limit Connected Car Functions in Chip Drought

The global semiconductor shortage could force automakers to reduce connected car functions and risk distancing the vehicles from advancing smartphone capabilities. That’s the warning from UK software provider, VNC...


3rd August 2021

Huawei and GAC Plan ‘Smart’ Electric SUV

One connected car not destined to come to the US market anytime soon in that being planned by its telecoms nemesis, Huawei. The Chinese communications giant, accused of working...


2nd August 2021

Volkswagen JV Hopes to Accelerate Software Capabilities

Volkswagen has set up a joint venture to accelerate its ability to develop automotive software at pace to keep up with consumer demand. It has teamed up with TraceTronic,...