05 septembre 2018

Amazon's Alexa escapes the Echo and gets into cars

Amazon's Alexa escapes the Echo and gets into cars Amazon’s smart voice assistant takes to the road with new accessory for anything from music and audiobooks to shopping and smarthome control.   Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is making its way into cars in the UK, bringing voice controlled music and even the ability to remotely control smart home devices onto the road. The freeing of Alexa from the confines of Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot is happening due to the launch of the company’s Alexa Voice Services in the UK, which... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2018

voice assistant

voice assistant Google Assistant is catching up with — and in some cases, passing — Alexa on a variety of fronts, with a wealth of new features announced today at Google’s I/O developer conference. Alexa will soon be able to recall information you’ve directed her to remember, as well as have more natural conversations that don’t require every command to begin with “Alexa". AI will create more jobs than it destroys was the not-so-subtle rebuttal from tech giants to growing concern over the impact... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2018

Amazon builds team for autonomous vehicle technology

Amazon builds team for autonomous vehicle technology Amazon has quietly pulled together a team to home in on autonomous vehicle technology and how to leverage it for the online retail giant’s needs, potentially aiding its quest for quick delivery, The Wall Street Journal reported. The team consists of about a dozen employees who focus more broadly on how Amazon can deliver its own products more quickly but who aren’t necessarily building self-driving vehicles, people familiar with the matter told The Journal. The team... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2017

2017 Technology Trends

2017 Technology Trends The haves are breaking away from the have-nots. The trends and innovations that will shape the technology industry over the next several years came into sharper focus in 2016. Cloud computing has gone mainstream for many enterprises, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how both industrial and consumer-oriented companies do business. Drones and autonomous vehicles, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, increasingly sophisticated digital assistants, machine learning (artificial intelligence, or AI)... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2017

Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars

Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars Microsoft isn’t building its own connected car — but it is launching a new Azure-based cloud platform for car manufacturers that want to use the cloud to power their own connected-car services. The new Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will go live as a public preview later this year. “This is not an in-car operating system or a ‘finished product’,” Microsoft’s EVP for business development Peggy Johnson writes in today’s announcement. “It’s a living, agile... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2017

Ford partners with Amazon as it makes major push into driverless cars

Ford partners with Amazon as it makes major push into driverless cars Ford has announced a partnership with tech giant Amazon and an aggressive push into driverless cars as the company attempts to become a major player in “smart transport” The company said it would triple its roster of self-driving cars to 30 vehicles, making it the largest ever industrial fleet of its kind, and make moves into other “transportation services” such as growing car-sharing and subscription services. “Beginning this year, you will see us... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2017

Google, Amazon eye car insurance

Google, Amazon eye car insurance The move into car insurance by tech giants - just when the industry faces the problem of a shrinking risk pool - was the topic du jour at a recent insurance industry gathering in Florida’s Boca Ratan. The conference delegates concluded that car technology and shared mobility is creating massive opportunities for disruptors to capture 20 per cent of the US$400 billion global car insurance market by 2020. Data analytics and consumer experience are key to the future of auto insurance, according to... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2017

27% Would Buy Car Insurance from Apple, Amazon and Google

27% Would Buy Car Insurance from Apple, Amazon and Google 15. Mar, 2017 Categories: News, Weekly Roundup by News Desk Comments Off on 27% Would Buy Car Insurance from Apple, Amazon and Google Well known brands such as Apple, Amazon and Google make billions every year, but could they enter the car insurance market? Possibly… Some people in the UK would buy car insurance from them anyway, with 27% of people admitting in a recent survey that if Apple, Amazon, or Google offered them a policy, they... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2017

Amazon patents highway network to stop self-driving cars crashing

Amazon patents highway network to stop self-driving cars crashing   Amazon has been awarded a patent for a technology that would enable driverless cars and trucks to navigate reversible lanes. The patent, which was originally filed in November 2015 and granted yesterday, reveals that the company is working on not only driverless cars but the infrastructure that would support them. It deals with the problem of how autonomous vehicles would navigate reversible lanes, which are typically used in US... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2017

Can Amazon Dominate in Car Insurance, Too?

Can Amazon Dominate in Car Insurance, Too? In January 2013, LIMRA reported that 90% of industry executives it had surveyed believe that insurance companies will continue to form strategic alliances with “non-traditional organizations” to expand distribution. The example cited was MetLife’s trial alliance with 200 Wal-Mart stores. Then Accenture’s “Customer-Driven Innovation Survey” found that more than two-thirds of customers would consider purchasing home, auto and life insurance from businesses other than insurers—23% were open... [Lire la suite]