7th December 2022

Letting Go of Steering

China’s search engine giant Baidu has unveiled an autonomous vehicle with a detachable steering wheel, with a view of using the new car as a robo-taxi service in China...

By Graham Jarvis


26th April 2022

Challenges of Making Ancient Cities Smart

In 2009, an earthquake devastated L’Aquila, Italy, killing more than three hundred people in this historic mountain town, and displacing 70,000 more. While rebuilding has been slow, the destruction...

By Susan Kuchinskas


20th January 2021

Automaker Blockchain Bid to end Used Car ‘Clocking’

Blockchain security technology is being used to prevent pre-owned vehicles having their digitally recorded mileage altered, or ‘clocked’, by unscrupulous sellers. The process of ‘correcting’ a vehicle’s recorded mileage...


28th August 2018

Japan Starts Self-Driving Taxi Trails in Tokyo

A start-up specializing in autonomous vehicle technology is partnering with a taxi operator to test self-driving taxis in Tokyo. Self-driving taxis are ready to hit the streets of Japan...


13th March 2018

AI-Powered Taxi Service Aims to Improve Mobility in Tokyo

A partnership between Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture uses artificial intelligence technology in taxis to predict demand based on location, weather and special events.


15th September 2017

5G is today’s need for speed

Once implemented 5G is anticipated to top out at speeds of roughly 20 gigabits per second, very far above even the quickest commercial fibre optics networks on the market...


1st April 2016

Could carmaker data turnaround the fortunes of UBI?

General Motors’ (GM’s) partnership with Progressive Insurance is close to a year old, with the first pilots rolled out mid-year. In Europe, BMW has partnered Allianz partnered since 2009,...