SenseDriver argues need for safer connected car technology


A note from connected car technology provider SenseDriver argues the time has come for investment in safer driving technology.

The National Highway Traffic Safety reported an 8.1% year-on-year increase in deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2015 and as a result auto insurance policy rates have also risen. Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has attributed the rise in deaths to distracted driving on account of phones as cars, despite this, have become safer.


By Connected CarTech, 30 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.

FBI and NHTSA issue release warning of connected car security risks

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The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a joint public service announcement (PSA) urging the connected vehicle industry and consumers to remain aware of cybersecurity threats to vehicles.

Both organisations have provided an explanation on how computers are utilised in modern motor vehicles and how a hacker can access vehicle networks and driver data. The PSA issued by the organisations details how vulnerabilities may exist within a...

By Connected CarTech, 21 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.

The self driving car crashes: Who is at fault?


Self-driving cars are the wave of the future - at least, that’s what every technology publication seems to be saying these days, and honestly, it’s tough to argue with the idea. Many experts believe self-driving cars could become a common sight on the roads in as little as five years. Some are pushing off their predictions to 10 or 15 years down the line, but they all seem to agree that self-driving cars will become a permanent fixture at some...

By Rick Delgado, 15 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Driverless, Regulation, Security.

Statista foresees 40% revenue increase for UK connected car market in 2016


Statista’s Digital Market Outlook (DMO) estimates that approximately 8.6 million intelligent cars will be on UK roads by 2020, up from close to 1.8 million in 2016. Across the globe, the figure will reach 160 million vehicles by 2020. Though Google and Apple have already made moves in this market, Microsoft is looking to take this market by storm.

The DMO estimates that the largest segment of this market is security and driving assistance and not infotainment. China is...

By Connected CarTech, 11 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Microsoft, Regulation.

Audi and AT&T secure renewed connected car partnership

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Audi has announced an expansion of its partnership with telco giant AT&T over provision of high speed Internet to Audi vehicles in North America.

The renewed agreement will facilitate the addition of many new features to the Audi Connect system in select 2017 and 2018 models. The features include new safety, security and infotainment features, such as remote lock and unlock, stolen vehicle locator, online roadside assistance and service requests over the AT&T...

By Connected CarTech, 03 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.

HARMAN becomes part of Intelligent Car Coalition


HARMAN International Industries has become a part of the Intelligent Car Coalition, an advocacy group that looks to take forward innovation in connected car public policy.

The development sees HARMAN continue its engagement with companies and trade associations in the communications and automotive industries towards ascertaining the impact of connected car technologies on federal legislative and regulatory initiatives.

HARMAN joins members of the coalition, including AT&T, the Auto...

By Connected CarTech, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Regulation.

Google’s self-driving cars potentially given green light by NHTSA


A letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to Google has opened the door for the tech giant’s self-driving car system to be legally viable on US roads.

The letter, from NHTSA chief counsel Paul Hemmersbaugh to Google self-driving car chief Chris Urmson, grants “several” of Google’s requests for...

By James Bourne, 10 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Regulation.

Airbiquity provides 2016 projections for global connected car industry

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Connected car service provider Airbiquity has published a series of predictions for the industry in 2016, including increased recognition of automotive leadership by non-traditional technology players, and an increased focus on developing autonomous technologies.

As a company that works with automotive manufacturers and the growing connected car ecosystem, Airbiquity is well-placed to provide projections for the global connected car industry. The company offers a cloud-based...

By Connected CarTech, 28 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation.

The key barriers to driverless technology adoption


There are still a few years remaining before fully driverless cars will hit the road in significant numbers. Speed of adoption of this technology will depend on how fast the industry and governments can break down the barriers to adoption.

The financial barrier

One of the main barriers to adoption is cost. In 2010, Google’s self-driving technology cost around

By Serge Van Themsche, 22 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Regulation.