Toyota

10th October 2016

Weekly Brief: Volvo brings V2V technology to the tipping point

Imagine if every time you drove over a dangerous pothole, skidded on black ice or popped on your hazard warning lights owing to a sudden stop in traffic, your...

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7th October 2016

Imagination is the only limitation to using vehicle data

Automakers have been severely challenged by the rush to bring mobile devices into the car but connectivity is a feature many consumers cannot live without. Alan Ewing, president and...

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23rd September 2016

Patience will be the chief virtue for exponents of the driverless car

Introduction: Rapid acceleration Assisted driving has come very far, very fast. Almost every current vehicle model sold by the world’s top manufacturers has at least some ADAS functionality, with...

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12th September 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford loads up Chariot for its rideshare ambitions

Well that didn’t take long. Two weeks ago, when Ford announced plans to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ridesharing by 2021, it raised the obvious question of, for...

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29th August 2016

Weekly Brief: World’s first self-driving taxis hit the streets of Singapore

In a quiet district of Singapore, a little-known start-up just laid claim to one of the transportation industry's biggest prizes – the first fully operational, street-legal self-driving taxis. The...

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15th August 2016

Weekly Brief: Millions of VW vehicles vulnerable to wireless key hack

Have a Volkswagen? Better buy a steering wheel lock. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, in concert with German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald, have found a wireless hack...

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29th July 2016

Driverless cars will have to ‘understand’ human behaviour

In the ongoing quest to develop autonomous vehicles, researchers face a number of challenges relating to object detection, sensor technology, safety, software, reliability and communication.  In seeking to overcome...

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25th July 2016

Weekly Brief: $4.5Bn US government boost to build EV infrastructure

Gas stations are a signature of the American landscape. From abandoned single-pumps to 21st-century mega stations, it’s tough to go a mile in any direction in the US without...

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27th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Smoke-and-mirrors act to turn Tesla into a green energy company

Imagine this: you go to buy a new electric vehicle (EV) and it comes with an optional solar panel for the roof of your home. That's the magical vision...

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20th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Local Motors and IBM debut self-driving 3D-printed car

There is little that connected cars can’t do these days. A platoon of self-driving trucks? No problem. A car that parks itself and integrates with smart home technology? Easy....

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6th June 2016

It’s a nightmare for ‘Suicide Seb’ at Mcity!

As far as vehicle transportation is concerned, the city of the future is here. Appropriately located not far from Detroit is Mcity, an outdoor testing facility for connected and...

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6th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Porsche builds new company devoted to digital mobility solutions

Thilo Koslowski, founder of Gartner’s automotive practice and a regular keynote speaker at TU-Automotive Detroit 2016, is fond of calling the automobile “the ultimate mobile device”. Now he’ll get...

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