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1st September 2016

Weekly Brief: Google takes on Uber with Waze ridesharing gambit

Need a ride? Just Google it. The titan of tech signalled last week that it wants in on the ridesharing game and is prepared to make its initial entry...

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23rd August 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford vows to produce mainstream robot car by 2021

A century ago Ford revolutionised the automotive industry with the advent of the assembly line and its first mainstream product, the Model T. Fast forward a hundred years and...

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20th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Local Motors and IBM debut self-driving 3D-printed car

There is little that connected cars can’t do these days. A platoon of self-driving trucks? No problem. A car that parks itself and integrates with smart home technology? Easy....

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10th June 2016

Tech will continue to spur changes among carmakers

Matt Jones, director of future technology at Jaguar Land Rover, kicked off the second day of TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 by telling a story about consumer perception. He said that...

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9th June 2016

Auto players ‘boldly go’ towards tech horizon

The future of mobility and the autonomous vehicle dominated the debate on the opening day of TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 with the world’s biggest car-sharing firm, Zipcar, expressing its eagerness...

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31st May 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber finally finds its automaker partner in Toyota

You can only poke a sleeping bear for so long. First General Motors needled Uber with a $500M (£342M) investment in Lyft back in January. Then Apple jabbed the...

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27th May 2016

Call to arms as telematics battles for consumer hearts

Modern automobiles offer a wide array of telematics options but not everyone is convinced of their importance. Automakers have been trying to persuade the masses for several years and...

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23rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Android Auto now works in any car, with or without embedded infotainment

Here’s the thing about dashboard infotainment systems: They don’t work very well. Year after year they rank as one of the most flawed features in cars, as consumers are...

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16th May 2016

Weekly Brief: Apple invests $1Bn in Uber’s Chinese rival

Apple is in. Those three words sent shock waves reverberating around the automotive world as news spread that the tech giant had invested $1Bn (£696M) in Didi Chuxing, the largest...

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3rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Beijing Motor Show launches suggest SUVs may revive Chinese auto market

It’s been a rough year for the Chinese auto market. Sedan sales are down 5.3%, minivans have slipped 17.5% and the outlook for mini cars and electric vehicles look...

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29th April 2016

Digital’s follow-my-leader business model will boost UBI

Carmakers will have to take the lead role in the future success of UBI by operating data sharing business models similar to those seen in the digital world. That’s...

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24th April 2016

Audi’s raising of the connected car bar brings its own challenges for carmakers

Audi’s delightful new A4 shows just what a difference just a few months makes in the world of vehicle connectivity. We’ve all become used to the digital world releasing...

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