‘Robo taxis’ from Tesla and ride-sharing consolidation across Europe
It’s been a busy month in fleet, says Antony Savvas, not least with stirrings at Tesla. Following on from posting a record-breaking quarterly loss of US$702 million (€629 million) on lower than expected sales of $4.5 billion (€4 billion), company boss Elon Musk insisted he was serious about having a million fully self-driving Tesla “robo taxis” on the road by 2020.Read More
Americans speed ahead with Cellular-V2X, but we’re in the EU Woe-Fi lane
Some evil genius IoT (Internet of Things) developer at the UK’s Highways Agency has got it in for me. As soon as I change lanes in a traffic jam, it instantly slows down. Or maybe it’s the hidden hand of the European Union, argues freelance technology writer and professional sceptic, Nick Booth. Read More
Cool IoT Use Cases: Three-year project prepares Bay Area cities for a connected, automated future
Intelligent transportation systems must be enhanced and upgraded in order to be ready for the deployment of connected and automated (CAV) vehicles. This three-year project reflects that requirement for five cities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cool IoT use cases: All weather, self-driving shuttle bus in Helsinki
City centres are transitioning to transportation systems that result in better air quality, with less congestion and increased safety. This objective is being met by autonomous shuttles and other forms of shared driverless vehicles.
Connected car makers must be uncompromising over the protection of privacy
I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to mistrust the word Smart. Like most overused buzzwords, it now means everything and nothing, says freelance technology writer, Nick Booth. For me Smart is synonymous with Snitch, as smart objects always seem to be reporting on us to people behind banks of monitors.Read More