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8th October 2019

Automakers Seek Control in Connected Car Software

Automotive software is now seen as a primary differentiator for vehicles. Some experts think it will become even more important if autonomous vehicles become available for ride hailing. Marques...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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27th September 2019

Connected Users Could Increase Brand Loyalty, Says Ford

Connectivity could increase a consumer’s bond with a brand even more than the sculptured sheet metal of the cars themselves. This is the opinion of Ford of Europe’s John...

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29th August 2019

Apps Become Spanners For Driverless Cars, Says BlackBerry

The days of aftermarket, do-it-yourself repairs could come to an end as automakers strive to secure their vehicles from an onslaught of cyber-security threats. Depending on the make and...

By Louis Bedigian

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1st July 2019

Weekly Brief: Apple Saves Start-Up From AV Scrapyard

What a week it was for self-driving start-up Drive.ai, which awoke on Monday with plans to close its operations and sack staff but then went to bed on Friday...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2019

Carmakers Must Take Ownership of Future In-Car User Experience

As the world’s automakers work to increase the autonomous capabilities of passenger vehicles and gear up for 5G connectivity, they will also have to reckon with changing consumer demands...

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11th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon finally makes entrance into self-driving tech

With nearly every big tech company having entered the race for self-driving cars in the past 10 years, one name has remained conspicuously absent. The fact that it’s Amazon,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Baidu Sets Off Robo-Taxi Race in China

The race to roll out robo-taxis in the US makes for great theater. Waymo is on the doorstep. General Motors’ Cruise is nipping at its heels. Uber just announced...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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11th September 2018

Robots But Not as We Know Them Jim!

Louis Bedigian explores what robots should, and shouldn’t, look like in an automotive HMI future. The human machine interface (HMI) is set to become very important to the cars...

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4th September 2018

VW Acquires Stake in Autonomous Driving Specialist FDTech

Germany’s FDTech specializes in developing the algorithms that help keep autonomous vehicles on the road. Auto giant Volkswagen has announced it has bought a minority stake in FDTech, a...

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3rd September 2018

Take the Financial Risk and IoT Can Deliver

Robert Gray investigates the ROI from connecting consumers to the IoT. “If you offer it, they will order it.” Carmakers and Tier 1 suppliers may be subscribing to this...

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27th August 2018

Weekly Brief: Lookout, VW is Now More Transport Than Automaker

Carmakers don’t want to be carmakers anymore, writes Andrew Tolve. Just look at Volkswagen, which announced a $4Bn investment last week to transform itself into a device and software...

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23rd August 2018

Apple’s Driverless Cars May Have a Lot to Say

Apple still isn’t saying much about its self-driving car program but if it ever puts vehicles on the road, they may tell you everything you need to know, all...

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