Daimler

4th November 2016

Explosion of car sharing in Asia on the way

The latest report, What’s Ahead for Car Sharing from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released in February 2016 reads: ‘By 2021, 35M users will sign-up for 1.5Bn minutes of driving...

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28th October 2016

Betting on the runners-and-riders of mobility

As car and ride sharing initiatives of the kind popularised by Uber grow in popularity, many drivers are now turning their backs on traditional car ownership.  So, what are...

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21st October 2016

Less is more in Daimler’s mobility strategy

Big changes are coming to the auto industry but Daimler is striving to stay ahead of the curve. The automaker has increased its stake in Blacklane and has also...

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17th October 2016

Weekly Brief: Daimler plans to pull the plug on EV charging angst

Research has shown that people greatly dislike manually charging their cars. Some owners live in shared housing estates or apartments where finding a plug is tough. Others are annoyed...

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7th October 2016

Imagination is the only limitation to using vehicle data

Automakers have been severely challenged by the rush to bring mobile devices into the car but connectivity is a feature many consumers cannot live without. Alan Ewing, president and...

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3rd October 2016

Weekly Brief: German carmakers rush to grab 5G tech

The more connected cars become, the more data they need at faster speeds and greater reliability. This is the promise of 5G and the founding purpose behind the new...

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12th August 2016

Challenge raises as many issues as solutions to truck platooning

If carmakers dream of producing vehicles that are fully autonomous robots, the manufacturers of trucks entertain somewhat more modest visions. They foresee platoons of goods-laden lorries, equipped with state-of-the-art...

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1st August 2016

Weekly Brief: INRIX taps car big data to revolutionise billboards

At high motorway speeds, you can't process much from a billboard. Maybe a word or two. A bold image. In gridlock, on the other hand, you can consume whole...

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11th July 2016

Weekly Brief: VW partners with LG to build full IoT savvy cabin

You forgot the beer. Or you think you might have, as you’re cruising home to a host a party for the Rio Olympics. So you press a button on...

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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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20th May 2016

The Disrupters: Scouting out a one touch multi-transport mobility solution

RideScout claims to get people to where they’re going “faster and smarter.” The free mobile app for iOS and Android is itself a mobility hub: bringing public transportation options...

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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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