General Motors

12th February 2016

Wealthy drivers cannot sustain Indian connectivity alone

India manufactures about 3M cars a year and half a million of them are exported, claims Kumar Kandaswami, senior director of Deloitte India. His research finds that 60% of...


2nd November 2015

Weekly Brief: AAA finds hands-free tech guilty of distracting drivers

Bad news folks: Hands-free technologies are just as distracting as touch screens in cars. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that speech-activated, voice-to-text systems do...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


29th September 2015

Connectivity, the key to restoring consumer trust

Volkswagen Group has been caught cheating emissions testing and has recalled nearly 500,000 vehicles in the US while also admitting there are 11M worldwide that carry the ‘defeat device’...


4th September 2015

Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Day II: Rummaging through the keys to UBI success

Big data – and what to do with it – were top of mind on day two of the conference. How much data is enough? How good does it...


3rd September 2015

Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Day I: Still many ways to skin the UBI cat

Insurers have reached huge milestones in terms of partnerships and acquisitions, as well as introducing new products into the market. Yet, there are still roadblocks ahead: autonomous cars and...


13th August 2015

Why should the connected car mollycoddle its owner?

Four years ago I had the pleasure of being invited to cover the iconic Le Mans 24-hours race in France as a guest of Eugene Kaspersky, the malware expert...


6th August 2015

More than 1Bn customer interactions recorded by OnStar

Launched 19 years ago to automatically place a call from the vehicle when an air bag deployed, OnStar today remotely unlocks doors, loads driving directions directly to the vehicle,...


28th July 2015

Chevy invests $5Bn in connected vehicles tailored for emerging markets

Its Chevrolet brand has announced the huge investment to strengthen its business in what it sees as global growth markets. An all-new vehicle family is planned in a bid...


30th June 2015

Aiming for a Star risks taking your feet off the Earth

A quick tour of the new OnStar European command centre in Luton, England, sounded echoes of the well-established global base of the Renaissance Center in Detroit except, as yet,...


Auto Mobility in the Boardrooms of Ford, GM and Kia
29th August 2014

Auto Mobility in the Boardrooms of Ford, GM and Kia

Flight Centre Limited (FLT) has unveiled plans to launch its Corporate Traveller brand to the market as part of a strategy to improve its business travel market share and...


Waze adds $30 million Weekly Brief—10.24.11
24th October 2011

Waze adds $30 million Weekly Brief—10.24.11 is to launch its “Hotel Video Review” partnership programme for online travel agencies.