Why we need to build the ecosystem for autonomous vehicles

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The federal transportation authority is calling for a national set of standards on driverless car safety. Tesla just announced its Autopilot feature for all future models, and meanwhile, the White House recently announced an initiative for a vehicle charging network covering 25,000 miles of US highways.

These recent developments are bringing about the reality of widespread autonomous vehicles – sooner than many had realised. Of course, a number of other pieces must fall into place to...

By Jeremy McCool, 08 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

Jaguar Land Rover working with Ford and Tata on autonomous vehicle technologies

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is creating a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles to develop and test a wide range of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies over the next four years.

The company is working in collaboration with Ford and Tata Motors European Technical Centre to allow cars to talk to each other as well as the roadside infrastructure in the future.

Some of the technologies that are being tested are the Advanced Highway Assist, Electronic Emergency Brake...

By Connected CarTech, 24 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

How connected cars will eventually defend against hackers

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Connected cars are on their way, and one of the main concerns is how to keep them secured so that hackers cannot gain access and control. It is estimated that within five to 10 years, a quarter of a billion cars worldwide will be connected cars.

Put simply, a connected automobile is one which contains the equipment for internet access and a wireless local area network. This creates an area in the car and directly...

By Rick Delgado, 19 October 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Ecosystems, Security.

Autonomous cars expected to hit 24 million units by 2030, says Berg Insight

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A new research report from Berg Insight says the first autonomous cars will debut in 2020, and predicts that the total number of new registrations of autonomous cars will grow at a CAGR of 62% from 0.2 million units in 2020 to reach 24 million units in 2030.

As the analyst firm explains, cars are among the costliest as well as one of the most inefficiently used assets today, but when operated around the clock on a service based business model can results in a tremendous potential...

By Connected CarTech, 10 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

Gartner predicts connected car production to break 60 million by 2020

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Connected car production will grow from 12.4 million shipments at the end of this year to almost 61 million by 2020, according to the latest research note from analyst house Gartner.

The end of 2015 saw 6.8 million units globally, with 4.68m of those tethered – to a mobile device – and 2.17m embedded. 2017 will however see the turning point where embedded systems will dominate, with 11.1m compared to 9.97m tethered. By 2020, the numbers for embedded and tethered are predicted...

By James Bourne, 30 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Contextual data, Devices, Ecosystems.

Telcos and automotive players unite for 5G automotive association

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A new association comprising a group of automakers and network providers will be dealing with issues related to connected mobility and road safety needs through 5G mobile networks with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.

The newly formed 5G Automotive Association is a team comprising Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm, which will address key...

By Connected CarTech, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Ecosystems, Regulation, Standards.

Volkswagen moves to Iceland data centre

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German automaker Volkswagen has shifted more than one megawatt of its high performance computing (HPC) applications to the Verne Global data centre campus in Iceland, which features a hybrid data approach.

With this move, Volkswagen aims to capitalise on the data centre's flexible density, variable resiliency, and reliable and scalable infrastructure to support its computing-intensive HPC applications in order to develop new automotive technology and cars.

The automaker is focused...

By Connected CarTech, 27 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Ecosystems.

Can connected cars drive IoT monetisation?

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Industrial IoT (IIoT) continues to garner most of the investment activity and generate most of the revenue in the space. In the instrumented construction equipment space, for example, the market is so mature that equipment users expect that predictive maintenance savings are already reflected in pricing.

Increasingly they also expect to be compensated for allowing the equipment supplier to make use of “their” data. Conversely, business models for consumer IoT...

By Ken Friesen, 20 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Contextual data, Ecosystems.

Vinli launches new partnerships for T-Mobile-powered connected car services

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Vinli has expanded its portfolio by joining hands with Meineke Car Care and Cox Automotive to offer connected car services that will be powered by T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s wireless connectivity will offer customers with an in-car telematics solution, with service supporting apps, safety services and advanced diagnostics.

Vinli will help Meineke with an open and transparent vehicle maintenance and fleet service programme, due to which, car owners will be able to receive real-time...

By Connected CarTech, 16 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Insurance, Regulation, Telematics .

Hyperdrive works with Nissan for its LEAF batteries

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Hyperdrive Innovation, a company which supplies lithium-ion battery solutions, has announced it has become the first company to commercialise a product that is based on LEAF lithium-ion battery technology from Japanese automaker Nissan.

It has incorporated the new and used UK-made battery modules in its own new intelligent battery systems.

The company's intelligent battery systems can be deployed by automakers to power their hybrid or fully electric vehicles, as well as providing energy...

By Connected CarTech, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems.

Ford makes steps in mobility with Chariot acquisition and GoBike launch

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Automotive giant Ford has announced different services in the connected car, transportation and mobility spaces, acquiring Chariot Shuttle and launching the GoBike initiative in San Francisco.

Ford Smart Mobility is set to acquire San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot to grow its dynamic shuttle services worldwide. The company is also collaborating with bike-sharing provider Motivate for expanding its transportation solutions in city centres.

A new City...

By Connected CarTech, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Data & Analytics, Ecosystems.

Six new members join Automotive Grade Linux connected car platform

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The collaborative open source project Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), which develops an open Linux-based platform for connected cars, has announced the addition of six new member companies: Synopsys, sdtech, Pocket Soft, Link Motion, Irdeto and Auto IO Technology.

Auto IO Technology specialises in the design, development, production and commercialisation of programmable full TFT instrument clusters, including the Auto IO operating system and JetCast protocol. It uses the Linux...

By Connected CarTech, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems.

Bosch, Harman and Continental lead the way in ABI Research rankings

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Bosch has been named the leading connected car supplier, according to the latest rankings from ABI Research.

According to the analysis, Bosch ranked first due to its strong sales growth in 2015, high development expenditures, multiple strategic partnerships, and commitment to advanced driver assistance solutions.

Harman ranked second in the list, followed by Continental and then Delphi and Visteon, rounding off the top five Tier One vendors. The top five were recognised for their broad...

By Connected CarTech, 09 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Telematics .

Impact of ridesharing ‚Äúdramatically overstated‚ÄĚ, analyst argues

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Consumer interest may be less than expected for ridesharing and other car-related technological developments.

According to TECHnalysis Research founder Bob O'Donnell, popular automotive technologies like ridesharing and self-driving cars may not be as interesting to customers as the industry says.

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are gaining traction among investors for their larger vision of turning cars into services. This vision of...

By Connected CarTech, 31 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Ecosystems, Navigation.

Berg Insight: Fleet management base in Europe to double by 2020

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The latest figures from analyst firm Berg Insight have shown that the market for installed fleet management systems in Europe will hit 10.6 million by 2020, up from 5.3m in Q4 2015.

The figures come out a couple of weeks after the analyst house published numbers around fleet management in Australia and New Zealand. Earlier this month, Berg argued that the number of...

By Connected CarTech, 26 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Regulation, Telematics .

Audi to launch V2I technology to have cars better interact with traffic lights

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The US division of the German automotive manufacturer Audi and Traffic Technology Services (TTS) are partnering to launch the first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology at select smart cities in the autumn of 2016 in the US. The traffic light information technology will be available with select 2017 models of the Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad with Audi connect.

Traffic light information will serve as a feature of the Audi connect PRIME system, enabling the car to communicate...

By Connected CarTech, 19 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

Ford targeting autonomous vehicles by 2021

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Ford has announced its intention to launch a high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle as part of a ride-sharing service by 2021.

In order to facilitate developments towards this goal, the company is doubling its Silicon Valley team, more than doubling its Palo Alto campus and investing in or collaborating with four startups to boost autonomous vehicle development. The planned vehicle, set to function without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals, is being specifically designed for...

By Connected CarTech, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.

Fleet management units to break 1m in Australia and New Zealand by 2020, research notes

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The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Australia and New Zealand will rise from 0.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 1.1 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 16%, according to the latest note from analyst firm Berg Insight.

The market in the region is driven positively by a number of factors including regulatory developments such as health and safety regulations, road user charges and electronic work diaries.

Rickard Andersson, senior...

By Connected CarTech, 17 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Navigation, Regulation.

Global connected car market revenue to reach $180.3bn by 2022

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A new research report from Grand View Research predicts that global connected car market revenue will reach $180.30 billion (£138.2bn) by 2022.

The report argues the increase in consumer demand, the constant need for connectivity, as well as increased dependency on technology and a growing number of tech-savvy people are some of the reasons expected to boost worldwide connected car market growth.

The study lays down further key findings that suggest:

  • The inclusion of safety technologies such as danger...

By Connected CarTech, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Driverless, Ecosystems.

IDC puts global spending on connected vehicles at $29.6bn by 2017

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In its latest report, analyst house IDC states that global spending on connected vehicles will be USD 29.6 billion, and spending on intelligent transportation systems will be USD 16.5 billion by 2017.

The report, entitled titled “Collaboration Between Automotive OEMs and City Leaders for Implementing Connected Car and Smart City Solutions”, offers a practical guidance to further explore how IT and non-IT leaders in automotive manufacturing and state and local government...

By Connected CarTech, 04 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems.