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Tantalum and Openbay partner to deliver connected-car automotive services platform

Tantalum Corporation announced it has partnered with Openbay to deliver an automotive repair and maintenance services platform to wireless carriers and auto manufacturers. Tantalum’s Connected Car platform integrated with the Openbay marketplace seamlessly connects motor vehicles with a nationwide network of automotive service providers. (more…)

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Qualcomm and Ford collaborate on C-V2X global initiative to improve vehicle safety, traffic efficiency and support for autonomous driving

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Ford Motor Company, are accelerating the development of connected cars with the extension of their long-standing relationship into the development of advanced connectivity systems for (more…)

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Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies join forces to host C-V2X trials in Japan in 2018

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, INC., OKI and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. (more…)

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Alexa and aibo aim to control your car, as Renault finds a spare $1bn in the glove box

If August is the Silly Season when news slackens, Jan/Feb is definitely peak Tech News Season – even if some of it has the faint whiff of ‘Slideware’. Yes, it’s time to digest the transport news from CES 2018 in Vegas and wade through our Inboxes before MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Which is all a bit bonkers, says Jeremy Cowan, when you consider that neither is really a Transport event.

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Tantalum Corporation, signs up Bristol Waste Company and the University of Oxford to take part in Air.Car trial

Bristol Waste Company, which operates Bristol City Council’s waste collection service, and the University of Oxford have signed up to take part in Tantalum’s trial with Imperial College London to road test its unique Air.Car technology. (more…)

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Hampleton advises Bright Box’s AI-First connected car Tech platform to contribute to Zurich’s leadership in the ‘smart car’ sector

Hampleton Partners, the international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory firm for technology companies, has advised Bright Box HK Ltd, the vendor of turn-key connected car platform Remoto, on its acquisition by the leading multi-line insurer, Zurich Insurance Group. (more…)

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Enabling technologies for automotive and IoT applications to be shown by ON Semiconductor at CES 2018

ON Semiconductor will be focusing on its technologies that are enabling the progression towards fully autonomous driving and increased electronic content in connected vehicles at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. (more…)

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A Week in IoT: Never mind Predictions, there’s enough to focus on in the Here and Now

At this time of year every editor is drowning in predictions for the year ahead. To be honest, I prefer more solid information, says Jeremy Cowan. There is so much enterprise restructuring going on that we’re frantically busy with hard facts in the inter-related worlds of security, billing, car charging, and data management. (more…)

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Europe and North America will reach 65.2m active insurance telematics policies in 2021, Berg forecasts

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of insurance telematics policies in force on the European market reached 6.8 million in Q4-2016. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.8%, this number is expected to reach 30.0 million by 2021. (more…)

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TomTom’s APIs to power Microsoft Azure’s newly launched location based services

TomTom (TOM2) announced that Microsoft and its Azure customers now have direct access to TomTom location services natively integrated into the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. (more…)

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