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5th May 2017

Automotive mobility depends on ‘smart’ machines

Automakers, start-ups and suppliers are eager to discuss the importance of technology, but they aren’t always in agreement with regard to how it should be used. Artificial intelligence is...

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3rd April 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford looks to Canada for connected car growth

Detroit car giant wants to turn Canada into its connected car wellspring. Andrew Tolve reports. Ford has talked a big game this year about transforming itself from a traditional automaker...

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3rd March 2017

Schaeffler stakes claim to automotive’s leading edges

The Schaeffler Group, a big name in automotive engineering, is moving ahead with a big strategic vision that includes automated driving and various forms of electrification. At last month’s...

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27th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Peugeot push the driverless envelope at MWC

Carmaker chooses communications tech conference to showcase its autonomous sports car and personal assistant. Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report. French manufacturer Peugeot chose this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in...

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20th February 2017

Weekly Brief: IBM and Visa want the credit card car

The race is on for in-car payment capabilities with tech giants taking on automotive players Shell and Jaguar. Andrew Tolve reports. At the grand opening of its $200M (£161M)...

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19th December 2016

Weekly Brief: Google introduces stand-alone robot car company Waymo

The new business becomes the overnight leader in autonomous vehicle technologies. Andrew Tolve reports. Seven years after inception, Google’s self-driving cars have finally earned themselves an independent business and...

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31st October 2016

Weekly Brief: ‘Pigs will fly’ by 2026 according to Uber

Why sit in traffic when you can fly right over it? That's the credo behind Uber's latest initiative, Uber Elevate, which aims to put flying cars on the road...

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18th July 2016

Weekly Brief: JLR's self-driving tech that can get down 'n' dirty

Most self-driving tech and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) come with serious limitations these days. They can detect lane dividers but not if it’s raining. They can deliver autonomous...

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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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8th April 2016

Connected cars could bring fair weather for the Cloud

According to IBM there will be 250M connected vehicles on the market by 2020 and they will be connected and fully packaged with sensor technologies. The technology giant also...

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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

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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...

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