19th February 2016

Until technology catches up, ‘Keep the Radio On’

Automakers and analysts alike admit uncertainty about the form and function of car radios even a few years from now but they concur that it will still be a...


18th January 2016

Weekly Brief: Obama pledges $4Bn to self-driving cars at Detroit Auto Show

President Obama means business with self-driving cars — to the tune of four billion dollars. Amid all the shiny concept cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, despite new flagship...


18th January 2016

Second guessing the big trends for the connected car in 2016

Okay, this was a bit of a fool's errand: Everyone in the industry already knows exactly what’s going to happen this year – and they won't tell us if...


14th December 2015

Weekly Brief: Baidu locks horns with Google in autonomous race

Chinese search giant Baidu, long suspected of joining rival Google in the self-driving car race, told The Wall Street Journal that it has created a new business unit specifically...


30th November 2015

Weekly Brief: Ford announces SYNC Connect, its first embedded telematics system

In this week’s Brief: The LA Auto Show, Audi of America, BMW of North America, Nissan, Volvo, CarCharging/Blink, ChargePoint, NRG EVgo, Chevy Volt, Audi A3 E-Tron, Toyota Prius, Hyundai...


23rd November 2015

Weekly Brief: Tesla issues voluntary recall for every Model S on the road

Tesla issued a voluntary recall for every Model S on the planet – and there’s no over-the-air update for this one. A potentially faulty front seat belt connection is...


20th November 2015

Customers’ protection comes before data sharing for carmakers

Having your house broken into is a harrowing experience. Researchers being able to hack into and control a Chrysler Jeep owing to a vulnerability in the in-car internet service...


16th November 2015

Weekly Brief: Banner week for nav apps headlined by Uber TomTom wedlock

In this week’s Brief: TomTom, Volkswagen of America, Apple, Uber, Daimler, Audi, BMW, Nokia HERE, Google Maps, Continental, eHorizon, SAP, EasyPark, ParkCloud, OPG Center-Parking, LUMINA, Four Seasons Residences, GM,...


12th October 2015

Weekly Brief: ITS World Congress spotlights V2X opportunity in ancient cities

In this week’s Brief: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress, PSA Peugeot Citroën, u-blox, Cohda Wireless, Siemens, NXP Semiconductors, Cohda Wireless, BMW, Yamaha, Honda, BMW, Daimler, Audi, German Federal...


5th October 2015

Weekly Brief: Toyota brings first V2I and V2V tech to mass market

In this week’s Brief: Toyota, GM, Tesla, Audi, Ford, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Lexus, INRIX, PSA Peugeot Citroën, ITS World Congress and Boston Consulting Group.   It’s about...


15th July 2015

High-speed autonomous driving arrives this year

Bloomberg reports that Ziv Aviram, chief executive officer of Mobileye NV, regularly drives part of his 42-mile route to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem without touching the steering wheel of...


14th June 2015

Protecting user data could be the best car sales pitch

Sitting revving up the new Audi RS 3 Sportback on the start line of the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, I couldn’t help but think Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler wasn’t...