Connected Cars don't care about privacy, according to study

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Cars are getting more human-like in their abilities, but according to new research they don't give the same regard to privacy that (most) humans would. A study conducted by German motorists’ organisation ADAC has found that - in addition to trip and distance data - one recent vehicle reported maximum engine revolutions, the status of vehicle lights, and far more...

By Ryan Daws, 27 November 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Best practice, Contextual data, Data & Analytics, Privacy, Regulation, Security.

Industry scepticism over Google claims of driverless cars within five years


Despite the vehicles we drive getting ever more intelligent, the claims by Google that it will eliminate human driving in five years with a fully automated product available by 2020 are bold to say the least, according to some in the industry.

Plextek Consulting, which designs new products, systems and services for clients across a range of industries, says instead that a driverless future can only become a reality with the coming together of a number of diverse stakeholders who will...

By Liz Morrell, 04 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Ecosystems, Regulation.

Digital transformation and the connected car: What happens from here


A digital transformation is underway which is significantly disrupting traditional industrial markets and companies. The Roland Berger strategy consulting firm predict that by 2025, Europe could see its manufacturing industry add gross value worth 1.25 trillion euros (£902bn) due to digital transformation.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the automotive industry where new technologies...

By Stephan Romeder, 27 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation.

Majority of UK car buyers repulsed by security flaws in keyless technology


Stolen vehicle recovery expert TRACKER has found that close to 140 vehicle models on UK roads are vulnerable to security risks associated with keyless technology.

TRACKER’s survey has found that 70% of UK car buyers are repulsed by security vulnerabilities in car key fobs and would reconsider the purchase of such technology.

Stolen vehicle tracking devices are the foremost security measure being weighed by the respondents (40%). The survey also found that 30% of motorists...

By Connected CarTech, 26 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.

Driving forward vehicle data transmission: It’s all about standards

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Location and navigation technology provider HERE has convened a forum aimed to foster greater industry collaboration in vehicle sensor data transmission, with the contingent arguing a universal standard needs to be agreed upon.

The forum, involving 16 companies ranging from automotive manufacturers to system vendors, examined a variety of issues from security to data content.

HERE, a Nokia subsidiary, argues the need for an industry standard where vehicle sensor data is ‘ingested by a location...

By James Bourne, 24 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Data & Analytics, Regulation, Swarm.

Drivers aren’t keen on stepping into fully self-driving cars just yet


A survey of US drivers from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals the majority would not want to give up driving for fully automated vehicles for the time being.

43% of the 505 respondents indicated a preference for no self-driving, while 40% would be happy with partially self-driving vehicles and only 15% want completely autonomous. The report notes preference for vehicle automation “generally decreased” as age increased.

More than...

By James Bourne, 15 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Regulation, Voice activation.

Are connected cars a hacker's dream?

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Today’s cars connect to the Internet in ways never before imagined, placing amazing capabilities at the fingertips of drivers. Whether it is infotainment, navigation, safety, diagnostics, performance upgrades or fleet management, connected cars transmit data, update firmware, and deliver the latest in touchscreen, app store and voice-recognition and human sensor technologies.

With this said, connected cars are rapidly gaining market share. According to a report from...

By Thorsten Held, 05 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Infotainment, Privacy, Regulation, Security.

US government wants to accelerate vehicle-to-vehicle communication

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Over the next few years, more vehicles will start being aware of others around them to help prevent accidents. The US government wants to accelerate the deployment of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication to improve safety. 

V2V is relatively new, and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has already committed to delivering proposed rules for its...

By Ryan Daws, 14 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Driverless, Regulation, Standards.

Consumer poll reveals interest in parental controls for self-driving cars

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A survey conducted by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University has found a strong interest in the introduction of parental controls in driverless cars.

The poll, of 1000 people aged between 18 and 70, found 84% wanting to control the speed limit for teenage drivers, adhere to a curfew time, and limit the number of passengers in the car. 61% of respondents said they would like a control feature to limit the geographic range the car will travel, while a similar number...

By James Bourne, 07 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Regulation.

How connected cars will change the economy and jobs landscape


Two conflicting pieces of research have hit Connected CarTech’s inbox this morning. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) claim the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320000 jobs in the UK and deliver a £51bn injection to the economy. But what does that mean on a human scale?

Research released by fleet telematics provider Masternaut reveals more than half (55%) of business drivers aged 25-34 are concerned they will be replaced by driverless...

By James Bourne, 26 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Regulation, Telematics .