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7th August 2019

Why Carmakers Struggle to Attract Cyber-Security Talent

You don’t need to be a computer nerd or security wonk to realize that our world needs better defenses against cyber-attacks. Nearly every month, it seems, there is another...

By Eric Volkman

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8th June 2018

Cadillac Will Offer Super Cruise ADAS on All Models

Cadillac is expanding the reach of its Super Cruise ADAS platform at a time when the semi-autonomous vehicle technology is viewed with renewed skepticism.

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7th June 2018

GDPR: A Security Headache for Connected Car Makers & OEMs

EU's GDPR is now in full effect but car manufacturers are struggling with these new rules that force them to stop collecting information. In some cases, OEMs are being...

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14th 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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30th April 2018

Weekly Brief: Ford shifts focus to trucks, SUVs and mobility

Declining consumer demand for sedans and a growing mobile sector have pushed Ford in a bold new direction. Andrew Tolve reports. Ford, the pioneer of automotive manufacturing in America,...

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2nd October 2017

Weekly Brief: Cadillac debuts hands-free driving for motorways

It claims to be safe, reliable and nothing like Tesla Autopilot. Andrew Tolve reports. Tesla’s Autopilot is about to get some much-needed competition. General Motors announced that its hands-free...

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15th May 2017

Weekly Brief: T-Mobile looks to undercut the fleet telematics market

Can anyone match all the free telematics stuff that T-Mobile is giving away? Andrew Tolve reports. There is no other telecommunications company on the planet quite like T-Mobile. Routinely...

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27th May 2016

Call to arms as telematics battles for consumer hearts

Modern automobiles offer a wide array of telematics options but not everyone is convinced of their importance. Automakers have been trying to persuade the masses for several years and...

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1st April 2016

Could carmaker data turnaround the fortunes of UBI?

General Motors’ (GM’s) partnership with Progressive Insurance is close to a year old, with the first pilots rolled out mid-year. In Europe, BMW has partnered Allianz partnered since 2009,...

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21st March 2016

Weekly Brief: Carmakers pledge to make AEB standard by 2022

Safety organisations claim that automatic emergency brakes (AEB) would save an estimated 10,000 lives a year in the US if they were standard across all new cars. That’s nearly...

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29th February 2016

Weekly Brief: Mobile’s biggest players cozy up to connected car at MWC

In this week’s Brief: Mobile World Congress, Samsung, OnStar, Verizon Hum, Zubie, Automatic, LG, Intel, GSMA, Jaguar, Ford, BP, Parkopedia, HARMAN, Rinspeed, Nissan, Movimento, Vidder, Aricent, Visa, Honda, ParkWhiz,...

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11th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM caps banner week at CES with $500M investment in Lyft

Big auto news happened even before CES took off when Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced its open source start-up programme at TU-Automotive’s Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) last week. JLR’s...

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