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]
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]
15 février 2017

Google’s self-driving cars will hit public roads this month

Google’s self-driving cars will hit public roads this month We weren’t sure how this year’s North American International Auto Show was going to fare considering all of the car news at CES 2017 last week, but the Detroit show got off to a big start on Sunday. Waymo, the new company formed when Google spun off its autonomous car division in 2016, announced that its first fleet of self-driving minivans will hit public roads later this month. Read more... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Connected Car: mobile operators must innovate to ensure OEMs profit

Connected Car: mobile operators must innovate to ensure OEMs profit The mainstream connected car story swerves from focusing on highly conceptual driverless vehicle futurism to technophobic scaremongering like the supposed growing overreliance on sat navs causing havoc among a fresh generation of the cartographically challenged road user. The reality of the connected car is much more middle of the road. Technically, pretty much anything in connected carland is possible. Elon Musk, CEO of US-auto-firm Tesla, said recently that... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2017

Google introduces Android Auto ‘phone-screen experience’ to expand market

  Google introduces Android Auto ‘phone-screen experience’ to expand market Initiative seeks to make Android Auto experience accessible on the handset, to those without compatible in-dash displays. According to Google, Android Auto is now available from “more than 50 [automotive] brands” on in-dash screens. However, seeking to accelerate adoption and reach the broader market of drivers who don’t own one of those compatible cars, the company is introducing an Android Auto experience for smartphones. Read... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2016

New Pedestrian Detector from Google Could Make Self-Driving Cars Cheaper

New Pedestrian Detector from Google Could Make Self-Driving Cars Cheaper Google’s self-driving cars roam the sunny streets of Mountain View, Calif., in public but much of the technology that powers them has never seen the light of day. Yesterday, attendees at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Seattle got a rare glimpse into a new safety feature the tech giant is working on. Anelia Angelova, a research scientist at Google working on computer vision and machine learning, presented a new... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2016

Mercedes vs. Google: How two competing visions are racing to bring driverless cars to market

Mercedes vs. Google: How two competing visions are racing to bring driverless cars to market DETROIT — Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car. Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make vehicles equipped with systems that keep cars within their lanes, apply the brakes or park by themselves. Their plan is to gradually automate more functions of driving until, perhaps by 2025, some cars will be fully capable of driving themselves. But Google, Alibaba, Baidu and other... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2016

FiveAI ‘Driverless Car Project’ Ventures To Compete With Google, Tesla

FiveAI ‘Driverless Car Project’ Ventures To Compete With Google, Tesla UK based engineering-manufacturing start-up FiveAI has entered the ‘driver less car projects’ to give a strong challenge to Google, Tesla in the sector. FiveAI plans to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can drive the ‘driver less car’, reported Forbes on Sunday. The company has tied up with Amadeus Capital and pumped an investment to the tune of $2.7 million in equity funding for the artificial intelligence system, added Forbes. Reportedly,... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2016

Ford tries to catch up to Uber and Google in the driverless car game

Ford tries to catch up to Uber and Google in the driverless car game The traditional car manufacturer is working to develop in-car connectivity, ride-sharing and autonomous technologies Not every self-driving car company is a hi-tech unicorn eager to disrupt the status quo. The latest firm to invite journalists to experience its autonomous technology is the epitome of traditional car manufacturing: Ford. On its sprawling campus in Dearborn, Michigan, the century-old company is trying its hardest to look and act like a... [Lire la suite]