Industry Insight

21 May 2018

Weekly Brief: Audi shy of risking Level 3 autonomy in US

The 2019 Audi A8 with Traffic Jam Pilot will debut in Europe as promised but Americans have to wait for now. Andrew Tolve reports. The world’s first mass-market car...

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18 May 2018

Hey Bot, what do you know about reasonable driving behaviour?

It’s a science-fiction trope as old as the genre itself – a sentient machine (robot, spacecraft, Skynet, etc.) seizes power, and begins to make life miserable for the humans...

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18 May 2018

Maps must reflect real-time in a driverless world, says TomTom

In common with many drivers, I have pitted my smartphone’s satellite navigation against the dashboard fitted system in many of the cars I’ve been driving. It always becomes quickly...

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14 May 2018

Weekly Brief: Volvo hands Google keys to its infotainment

Volvo cars will soon come with Android built into the dashboard. Andrew Tolve reports. Forget about mirroring your smartphone with Android Auto, Google has bigger plans in the dashboard:the...

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11 May 2018

Building the right digital insurance model

Music, phones, photography and banking are just some of the examples of industries that have been transformed by going digital. It’s an inevitable transition for many industries and provides...

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11 May 2018

Start-ups pose hacking threat to carmakers

Ransomware is high on the list of concerns for autonomous and connected vehicles but it’s not a problem manufacturers are dealing with presently. Some of them are, however, being...

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11 May 2018

Energy peaks no trough for EVs, says Nissan

One of the biggest challenges facing the prospect of an all-electric transport future is the problem of consumer habits. Because, just as we see electricity grids all over the...

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11 May 2018

JLR combines interior simplicity with tech

In the past few years, the humble dial has become an endangered species as automakers shift to touchscreens and other fingertip controls. Yet, Jaguar Land Rover is embracing the...

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08 May 2018

ELS Studio 3D sounds like good idea for Acura RDX

Fifteen years ago, Tom Dunn of the Panasonic electronics company sat in on an industry panel discussion during which eight-time Grammy-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner rapped the quality of...

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08 May 2018

ELS Studio 3D sounds like good idea for Acura RDX

Fifteen years ago, Tom Dunn of the Panasonic electronics company sat in on an industry panel discussion during which eight-time Grammy-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner rapped the quality of...

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08 May 2018

Weekly Brief: Aptiv and Lyft launch fleet of robotaxis in Las Vegas

Members of the general public can now order fully autonomous taxis in Sin City. Andrew Tolve reports. Want to hail a ride in Vegas? Now you can do so...

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04 May 2018

Bayonets get fixed to slice up the mobility cake

There’s a new bet in the high-stakes poker game between US ride-sharing giants Lyft and Uber, and top autonomous tech company Waymo, owned by Google parent Alphabet. Lyft, very...

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