Intelligence Brief

26th July 2015

Telematics device that recovers stolen motorcycles and alerts family of a crash

It is claiming a record first half of 2015, with more recoveries than ever, eclipsing 2014 in the process and posting record recoveries and sales every month of the...

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24th July 2015

EVs chasing oil-burners away from city transport

Bloomberg reports that over the next six months, Seattle is rolling out two all-electric buses made by Kleiner Perkins-backed Proterra. The city gets 95% of its electricity from renewables,...

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24th July 2015

Selling customer data is the future for insurance

Bloomberg reports Allstate CEO Tom Wilson says, eventually, he can see selling data to businesses that want to reach the insurer’s policyholders with real-time coupons or promotional materials. It’s...

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24th July 2015

Weekly Brief: BMW, Daimler & Audi poised for acquisition of Nokia HERE

In this week’s Brief: BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Nokia HERE, Facebook, Uber, Baidu, Fiat Chrysler, Renault, Peugeot, Ford, Toyota, General Motors, Facebook, Baidu, TomTom, Bosch, The Security and Privacy in...

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22nd July 2015

Latest ‘prank’ hack gets carmakers rattled

Bloomberg reported that the company responded a day after Wired magazine published a feature about software programmers who were able to take over the vehicle while it was being...

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20th July 2015

Expansion of global reach by TomTom

TomTom’s global map database now covers over 45.6M kilometres and 4.3Bn people worldwide and features full navigable coverage for 134 countries.  “The addition of nearly 3M kilometres of roads...

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17th July 2015

Weekly Brief: Carmakers unite behind "Auto ISAC" to improve cyber security

In this week’s Brief: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, 2015 SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge, BMW, Ford, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, VW, Volvo, Global Automakers, Honda, Ferrari, Hyundai,...

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15th July 2015

High-speed autonomous driving arrives this year

Bloomberg reports that Ziv Aviram, chief executive officer of Mobileye NV, regularly drives part of his 42-mile route to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem without touching the steering wheel of...

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10th July 2015

Weekly Brief: Driverless cars could cost governments millions in lost traffic violations

In this week’s Brief: The Brookings Institute, Google, Waze, Uber, Lyft, Shanghai OnStar, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Trucks, Freightliner Inspiration Truck, Lexus and Mazda.   Talk about a Catch 22. Driver-related errors...

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3rd July 2015

Full infotainment suite for Fiat 500

For the first time on a Fiat 500, the embedded system features the full TomTom offering with fresh maps, a superior routing engine and includes five years of TomTom’s...

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3rd July 2015

Weekly Brief: Uber acquires part of Microsoft Bing for better transportation networking

In this week’s Brief: Uber, Mini, Opel, Ford, Microsoft Bing, Nokia HERE, Amazon, London, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Porsche, Garmin, Daimler Trucks North America, Zonar, Mitsubishi, Android Auto and...

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2nd July 2015

Carmakers fuelling the debate for hydrogen

Toyota claimed the highest mileage range for a zero emission vehicle car during tests of its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell in the US. It claims the new vehicle has...

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