BMW

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...

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15th February 2016

Weekly Brief: US government says computers can replace humans as ‘the driver’

Roses are red, violets are blue, self-driving cars are legal and coming to a street near you. Love, NHTSA Okay, so maybe the US federal government didn’t phrase it...

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25th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM full steam ahead with ridesharing, while insurers get the autonomous shakes

Uber who? Google what? If General Motors (GM) is supposed to be intimidated by the tech giants of the autonomous driving and ridesharing space, the carmaker certainly isn’t showing it....

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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...

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11th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM caps banner week at CES with $500M investment in Lyft

Big auto news happened even before CES took off when Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced its open source start-up programme at TU-Automotive’s Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) last week. JLR’s...

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8th January 2016

Exploring whether cybersecurity winds are set fair for over-the-air updates

Last year, cybersecurity was thrust into the spotlight when two major hacks exposed key weaknesses for automakers. The first was Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), who famously fell victim to...

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4th January 2016

How the brand badge could come second to a car’s tech pack

Back then, a clutch of technologies advanced to the stage where the online experience became available for anyone with a computer and a phone line. The wired automobile is...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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1st October 2015

Connectivity will add many new dimensions to the car’s future

As more and more industries attempt to nudge our “things” into a technologically interconnected ecosystem, the excitement around the IoT continues to gather momentum, and fast. Hype about the...

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