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Cellular protocol provides Impetus to V2X, while delays in the US mandate could stall DSRC

A NHTSA proposed mandate in the US to fit DSRC V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) wireless communication systems, that aim to increase road safety and improve traffic management, still has not been implemented and has an uncertain future under the Trump administration. (more…)

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Latest Mercedes-Benz autonomous driving assistant falls short of expectations, finds Strategy Analytics

A recent user experience evaluation from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics has assessed Mercedes-Benz’s Semi-Autonomous Driving Assistant in a 2018 S-Class Sedan. On completion, Strategy Analytics found that this iteration shows improvements in control location, (more…)

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Zurich acquires Bright Box to strengthen capabilities in connected cars

Bright Box HK Limited (Bright Box), company was founded in 2012, is headquartered in Hong Kong, has operations in Europe and conducts business globally. It provides telematics solutions that link drivers to their vehicles, and the vehicles to networks of car dealers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). (more…)

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The Tailgate Scandal – Where there’s a name there’s a shame

The problem of bumper-bullying is in the news and I’m disappointed this scandal hasn’t been described as ‘Tailgate’. It’s a story of people ‘getting too close’. (more…)

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NXP and Baidu partner on Apollo open autonomous driving platform

NXP Semiconductors, the automotive semiconductor supplier and Baidu, Inc., the Chinese language search provider announced a cooperation in autonomous driving. Under the terms of the agreement, (more…)

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Autonomy enters park assist systems to raise convenience and parking efficiency

Enhanced park assist systems are now being developed to enable the vehicle to park itself without requiring the driver to be present in the cabin. First deployments of remote park assist aim to park the vehicle where there is insufficient room for the driver to open the door. (more…)

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Autonomous driving car to create new growth opportunities in Japan towards 2025

The autonomous driving (AD) market in Japan experienced strong growth in 2016 with the first AD-Level 2 commercialised vehicle in the passenger car market. The Japanese automotive market is now declining in terms of new vehicle sales due to depopulation, demotorisation, as well as an aging society, (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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Autonomous driving technology expo debuts in Tokyo next month within Automotive World 2018

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., said to be Japan’s largest trade show organiser, will launch 1st Autonomous Driving Technology Expo within AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2018. (more…)

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Zurich Insurance Group acquires Bright Box to strengthen capabilities in connected cars

Bright Box HK Limited (Bright Box) announced that it has been acquired by Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich). Bright Box was founded in 2012, has operations in Europe and conducts business globally. It provides a turn-key connected car platform that links drivers to their vehicles, (more…)

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