06 juillet 2017

Very easy rider: Now Google plans driverless robot motorbike - and wants permission to start testing them on the road Read more

Very easy rider: Now Google plans driverless robot motorbike - and wants permission to start testing them on the road Google has begun lobbying the state of California to allow it to test driverless motorbikes and trucks on its roads. The technology giant has caused controversy over its driverless vehicle testing in recent years as critics complain of its role in our ever-increasing reliance on technology. Despite the project still being in its infancy, documents reveal Google now wants to extend its permission to use driverless... [Lire la suite]

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]
07 juin 2017

Google to expand Waze app ride-sharing program

Google to expand Waze app ride-sharing program Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber​. The plans will build upon a test service that Google’s navigation app Waze​ launched three months ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program allows anyone using the Waze app to offer a ride to a limited pool of people trying to get to work or home. Now, only people working at six... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2017

Apple gets the green light to test self-driving cars in California

Apple gets the green light to test self-driving cars in California he Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has long been rumored to be working on its own autonomous car as part of an initiative called Project Titan, but has never officially confirmed its plans. Apple was so mum about the project that some thought it may have been shuttered, said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for Autotrader. However, on Friday the company appeared on the state's Department of Motor Vehicle's list of approved applicants to test... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2017

A Google car expert told us there's one thing that could seriously delay self-driving cars

A Google car expert told us there's one thing that could seriously delay self-driving cars The Department of Transportation wants cities to be smarter. That's why it formed the Smart City Challenge, a contest that challenged cities to draw up plans showing how they would make their city smarter to integrate emerging technology like self-driving cars. The winning city will receive $40 million and will be announced this month. And it's not just the DOT that thinks cities need to be smarter to prep for driverless... [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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02 avril 2017

Self-Driving Cars Are Going to Beat Up on Trains, Too

Self-Driving Cars Are Going to Beat Up on Trains, Too One reason it’s so irresistible to speculate about what self-driving cars will do to our lives is that there aren’t any around yet to show us how wrong we are: The prototypes from Google, Uber, and others are tantalizingly functional (and the feds have officially cleared a lane ahead for them, regulation-wise), but real-deal full autonomy remains safely tucked in the future. Much of the speculation has revolved around how autonomous vehicles (or... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

How will Google, Apple shake up car insurance industry ?

How will Google, Apple shake up car insurance industry ?    ar insurance industry, meet potential disrupters Google and Apple. Currently, nearly all mainstream insurers that offer driver-monitoring programs use relatively expensive devices that plug into a portal under the dashboard. Usage-based insurance programs, also called telematics, are a small but growing segment of the auto insurance business. Developing Android and iPhone smartphone apps, in contrast, would cut carriers' upfront costs... [Lire la suite]
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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]