Intelligence Brief

1st June 2015

Google push for in-car gesture control uses wearable nano-chips

Bloomberg reports Google and Infineon Technologies are developing the nano-chips that will even recognise individuals. Infineon,  Germany’s biggest chipmaker, has developed the radar sensor semiconductor and is working with...

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29th May 2015

MotoGP telematics for road riders

The sponsorship of Ducati Desmosedici GP14.1 bikes run by the Pramac Team starting from the Mugello GP is a high profile projection of the company’s motorcycle telematics package aimed...

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29th May 2015

Customer data a cash-cow for insurers

Bloomberg reports that Allstate said improved technology will eventually give the auto insurer a chance to boost revenue by selling customer driving data, just as Google profits by collecting...

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29th May 2015

Weekly Brief: Chevrolet announces broad CarPlay, Android Auto deployment for 2016

In this week’s Brief: Apple, Google, GM, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Volvo, Ferrari, Hyundai, Audi, CES Asia 2015, Baidu, Mobile World Congress 2015, Shanghai OnStar, China Mobile, Cadillac, Apple Watch, Android...

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29th May 2015

The connected car’s biggest event is nearly here!

At least 3,000 senior industry executives will be joining us at TU Automotive Detroit 2015 to get to grips with what the future really holds for telematics, mobility and...

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28th May 2015

New insurance app draws on huge user database

This unique partnership one of the biggest real-world trials of smart phone telematics and is hoped will provide unprecedented levels of driver data, opening up the possibility of lasting...

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27th May 2015

Tech partnership promises top ‘plug and play’ telematics

Vehicle technology provider, In-Car Cleverness, has adopted specialised cellular solutions from Novatel Wireless, a provider of wireless solutions for IoT. Using Novatel Wireless’s MiFi Drive portfolio of cellular solutions,...

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26th May 2015

Ford rolls out GoDrive across London

Its GoDrive service claims to offer flexible, practical and affordable access to a fleet of cars for one-way journeys with easy parking throughout the city. The project started as...

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26th May 2015

Tech to out-torque performance in car sales

Bloomberg reports that Luca de Meo, Audi’s sales chief, claimed carmakers must brace themselves for a fundamental industry shift as new competitors and potential allies come into the market....

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25th May 2015

Weekly Brief: Takata airbag recall highlights opportunity for connected car

In this week’s Brief: Takata, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Ford, NHTSA, Continental, Elektrobit, Qualcomm, Daimler, Renault, Apple, TomTom, Coherent Navigation, Google Maps, Waze, HERE Maps, Honda, the Ohio State University,...

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21st May 2015

Coalition of car clubs to boost London’s mobility

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is working with Transport for London (TfL), London Councils, the Greater London Authority (GLA), Carplus and a range of car club...

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19th May 2015

Daimler’s autonomous Inspiration gets trucking

The first journey in a vehicle dubbed the Freightliner Inspiration Truck took place on US highway 15 in Las Vegas and was made by Brian Sandoval, the governor of...

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