16 mars 2018

UBI creates chance for insurers to partner with automakers

UBI creates chance for insurers to partner with automakers Lots of new cars now come equipped with connected features or advanced driver-assisted systems (ADAS) – and this is changing the way auto insurers handle policies.Traditionally, auto insurance policies have been based on driver characteristics like demographics, personal information and history. With the emergence of usage-based insurance (UBI), insurers have started to incorporate driving behavior data such as speed, hard braking and other contextual factors.As... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2017

We need to talk about autonomous vehicles and the blockchain

 The momentum behind the autonomous vehicle movement has been growing rapidly as the major technology vendors, and new players, seek to define the future of road transport.  RethinkX has estimated that by 2030, within 10 years of regulatory approval, 95% of all US passenger miles will be served by autonomous transport-as-a-service providers.  Jeff Klei, president Continental AG North America, has been quoted calculating that as many as 54 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2035.  As the number of... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

WAZE DIGS INTO YOUR CAR’S DASHBOARD

WAZE DIGS INTO YOUR CAR’S DASHBOARD WAZE ON YOUR 5-inch smartphone screen is so last year. The hot new thing is Waze on the 8-inch screen in your dashboard. The crowdsourced traffic and navigation app owned by Google is joining the SmartDeviceLink Consortium and working with automakers and developers on open source protocols for connecting smart phones to cars. That means that everything you do in Waze, you’ll soon do from the driver’s seat with a few taps and swipes on the infotainment screen. Kinda... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2016

How ethernet will save the connected car

How ethernet will save the connected car Mobility is a given in today’s hyper-connected world. This is especially true in cars where, at least in the U.S. – the second largest automobile market – workers average 200 hours annually driving to and from work. In China, the largest automobile market globally, the comparable figure is roughly double that of the U.S. However, there’s a problem – the “digital backbone” in the connected car is struggling to keep up. And the automotive industry is looking to Ethernet to make that happen. ... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2016

Connected car report 2016: Opportunities, risk, and turmoil on the road to autonomous vehicles

Connected car report 2016: Opportunities, risk, and turmoil on the road to autonomous vehicles Executive summary The race to build the fully connected car, and ultimately the completely autonomous vehicle, is already under way. Who will cross the finish line successfully, and where exactly that finish line is, remains to be seen. In this report — based on extensive market research, interviews with auto industry experts, and engagement with auto manufacturers, suppliers, and technology companies across the globe —... [Lire la suite]