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22nd November 2017

Ford will woo consumers with connectivity

Connecting the car to the IoT should bring new revenue streams to carmakers but, so far, most consumer surveys show the technology has failed to excite car buyers. Yet,...

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1st September 2017

AR could point the real way forward

Research by Frost and Sullivan suggests that augmented reality heads-up displays (HUDs) will gain 10.4% of the European Union and North American market by 2025. The firm’s June 2015...

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13th April 2017

Looking at a bright future for telematics after eCall

Long promised, very often delayed, deployment of the European eCall system is scheduled for April 2018, after which all new cars sold in Europe must be factory-equipped with the...

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19th December 2016

Weekly Brief: Google introduces stand-alone robot car company Waymo

The new business becomes the overnight leader in autonomous vehicle technologies. Andrew Tolve reports. Seven years after inception, Google’s self-driving cars have finally earned themselves an independent business and...

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1st September 2016

Weekly Brief: Google takes on Uber with Waze ridesharing gambit

Need a ride? Just Google it. The titan of tech signalled last week that it wants in on the ridesharing game and is prepared to make its initial entry...

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7th March 2016

Weekly Brief: A Google car crashes, world gasps, yet fuel-fumed Geneva Motor Show just smirks

All eyes should have been trained on Geneva Motor Show last week for the year’s premier European auto show; instead, a minor bump between a bus and a Google...

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8th January 2016

Exploring whether cybersecurity winds are set fair for over-the-air updates

Last year, cybersecurity was thrust into the spotlight when two major hacks exposed key weaknesses for automakers. The first was Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), who famously fell victim to...

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