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Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA also enables critical vehicle-centric data to be sent and received. (more…)

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Maxim Integrated aims to support automotive design innovation at Germany’s ELIV 2017

At the international VDI Congress ELIV (Electronics In Vehicles) in Bonn, Germany, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. will demonstrate how it empowers automotive design innovation through unique mixed signal and analog solutions for the car of the future. (more…)

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Autonomous cars alter the playing field for motor insurance

Berg Insight, the M2M/IoT market research provider, released new findings about the effect of autonomous cars on auto insurance. Several major trends are currently impacting the motor insurance market, which has resulted in higher competitiveness and new stakeholders on the market. (more…)

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5G: Get set for life in the fast lane with hyper-connectivity

Your future health depends on it, driverless cars can’t prosper without it and important events will flourish with it – 5G is the pivot upon which future technologies are balanced. With the pace of innovation accelerating, the path is being set for the arrival of the next generation of wireless technology, bringing industries and businesses together to facilitate their shared futures. (more…)

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Uber, Lyft, & other ride sharing services to see driver numbers double, reaching 8.6 million by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research has found that a surge in shared transport will continue, with driver and passenger numbers seeing substantial growth over the next 5 years. (more…)

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Delphi teams with BlackBerry QNX for autonomous driving operating system platform

Delphi Automotive PLC, a provider in autonomous driving technology, announced it has signed a commercial partnership agreement with BlackBerry Limited to provide the operating system for its autonomous driving system. (more…)

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A battle looms among $2.5bn LIDAR market suppliers and tech, says IHS Markit

The current generation of automated functions — automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assistance — rely largely on cameras, radars and ultrasonic sensors. (more…)

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Velodyne LiDAR awarded perception system contract from Mercedes-Benz

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the provider in 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, announced its selection by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development as a critical sensor supplier for the VLP-32C Ultra Puck™ for further development of fully automated and driverless vehicles. (more…)

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Overcoming smart city power problems

Power distribution provider REO UK has created an infographic outlining three ways to overcome problems with power quality in smart cities. (more…)

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5 cities leading the connected cars race

Autonomous vehicles are fast moving from a distant aspiration of the future to a reality of the present day, with more and more companies investing in the development of the self-driving cars. (more…)

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