13th June 2016

Weekly Brief: TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 grabs the connected car headlines

In this week’s Brief: TU-Automotive Detroit, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Octo Telematics, State Auto, Movimento, Sierra Wireless, Qualcomm, INRIX, PayByPhone, Symantec, Nissan Airbiquity, Infiniti, VoiceBox, INRIX Open Car...


9th June 2016

Auto players ‘boldly go’ towards tech horizon

The future of mobility and the autonomous vehicle dominated the debate on the opening day of TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 with the world’s biggest car-sharing firm, Zipcar, expressing its eagerness...


31st May 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber finally finds its automaker partner in Toyota

You can only poke a sleeping bear for so long. First General Motors needled Uber with a $500M (£342M) investment in Lyft back in January. Then Apple jabbed the...


23rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Android Auto now works in any car, with or without embedded infotainment

Here’s the thing about dashboard infotainment systems: They don’t work very well. Year after year they rank as one of the most flawed features in cars, as consumers are...


20th May 2016

The Disrupters: Scouting out a one touch multi-transport mobility solution

RideScout claims to get people to where they’re going “faster and smarter.” The free mobile app for iOS and Android is itself a mobility hub: bringing public transportation options...


16th May 2016

Weekly Brief: Apple invests $1Bn in Uber’s Chinese rival

Apple is in. Those three words sent shock waves reverberating around the automotive world as news spread that the tech giant had invested $1Bn (£696M) in Didi Chuxing, the largest...


13th May 2016

How time marches on for the driverless car – Part I

The driverless car is only five-to-ten-years away. The technology is already here. Numerous driverless test vehicles have clocked hundreds of thousands of miles on the nation's highways and roads....


15th April 2016

Second bite of the UBI cherry could be tastiest for smaller Canadian insurers

Increasingly car insurance companies globally are using telematics to offer usage-based insurance (UBI). In the US eight of the ten largest insurers offer UBI solutions according to reports by...


1st April 2016

Carmakers waking up to other ways of making cars pay – Part I

With the Millennial generation just now moving into their prime earning years, they are beginning to demonstrate how different they are from Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Already...


29th March 2016

Weekly Brief: Connected tech reigns supreme at 2016 New York Auto Show

The car may still be king at the New York Auto Show but “mobility service” was the buzzword this year in the exhibition halls and keynote addresses. CEO of...


11th March 2016

Insurance for an ‘Uber’ world

In November of 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle published quotes from leaked Geico internal documents encouraging insurance agents to refer policy holders who drove for Uber or Lyft to...


11th March 2016

Carmakers must chase drivers who can bear to share

Whether you call it “car-sharing” or “communi-cars” one thing is guaranteed: American consumers, especially Millennials, are seeking alternatives to traditional car ownership. And, if your automotive company’s designers don’t...