28th August 2020

Fintech’s Revenue Lessons for the Automaker

The pandemic lockdowns have seen merchants scrambling to find ways to let people buy and pick up food and products without getting out of the car. Yet some brands...

By Susan Kuchinskas


4th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Car Production Restarts But Some Projects Won’t Come Back

Add the connected car service, Automatic, to the growing list of Coronavirus casualties in the auto industry. SiriusXM announced last week that it will cancel its service, which made...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


26th April 2019

Visa Gets Sirius About In-Car Payments

Even the most casual observer of the connected car space realizes that fully featured in-car payment technology isn’t an if, it’s a when. What’s more a question is, what...

By Eric Volkman


26th March 2018

Weekly Brief: Uber death throws autonomous testing into doubt

An Uber self-driving car driving in autonomous mode struck a 49-year-old homeless woman walking a bike across a road late at night in Tempe, Arizona, last week. The car’s...


2nd February 2018

Partnerships point the digital way for carmakers

Can the incumbent car manufacturers capitalise on the opportunities to profit from serving in-vehicle content to the car of the future? Recent examples suggest that some of that business,...


22nd January 2018

Weekly Brief: In wake of CES, Detroit Auto Show gets back to basics

Connected tech was largely absent from the North American International Auto Show. Andrew Tolve reports. Tens of thousands of car fanatics descended on the 2018 Detroit Auto Show for...


8th May 2017

Weekly Brief: Uber’s driverless programme survives theft charge… for now

Waymo is searching for a smoking gun to bring Uber’s self-driving car programme to its knees. Andrew Tolve reports. Uber's self-driving car programme lives to fight another day. Despite a...


23rd November 2015

Weekly Brief: Tesla issues voluntary recall for every Model S on the road

Tesla issued a voluntary recall for every Model S on the planet – and there’s no over-the-air update for this one. A potentially faulty front seat belt connection is...