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GM Marketplace currently adds no value to in-car experience, finds Strategy Analytics

Automakers have a long history of attempting to monetise the on-board infotainment system, via upsells for features such as map updates, on-board internet or connected apps. Last December, GM announced a new and more novel venture called Marketplace, an on-board commerce platform which lets a user conduct a wide array of commerce-related interactions in their car. (more…)

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DS 7 debuts as the first car featuring Huawei connected car solution

The DS 7, the car featuring Huawei Connect Car Solution, debuts at the Huawei Eco-Partner Conference 2018. It is the first result of Huawei and Group PSA‘s collaboration on the world’s largest OEM connected car project announced in November 2017. (more…)

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Octo Telematics partners with RCI Bank and Services to provide global telematics data analysis for vehicles

Octo Telematics (Octo), the global provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, has announced that it has entered into a global partnership with RCI Bank and Services, the finance company from Groupe Renault to provide its telematics services and advanced big data analytics to enhance the driving experience of drivers worldwide. (more…)

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Electric vehicles: A limiting experience & poor UI leads to limited freedom, finds Strategy Analytics

Pure electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity in some markets, but also present challenges for engineers and designers. Cluster and cockpit HMI, mobile app interfaces, and charging station interfaces must be designed with the specific needs of EV users in mind. (more…)

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Huawei announces strategic partnership with IATA

At the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018 in Stockholm, Huawei announced it has joined the Strategic Partnerships Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (more…)

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Transport 4.0: Providing door-to-door travel in a multimodal transportation system

Whether it’s keeping up with work while on the move, staying in touch with co-workers and friends, or just looking for some entertainment, travelers want to stay connected. Now, this demand is spreading to the transportation systems themselves. (more…)

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Your smartphone and the connected car

For many of us, our smartphone is our lifeline, providing us with constant access to communication, entertainment, news and shopping. It is, by far, says Marco Dallabora, senior director – Mobile Business Unit at Micron Semiconductor Italia, the most preferred digital device that we use every day. (more…)

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Preparing for an autonomous future

Autonomous vehicles will represent approximately 25% of passenger vehicles by 2030, and in the UK, trials have already been announced for convoys of partially self-driving lorries. Although advanced infrastructure, legislation and consumer trust will take time to evolve, it’s clear that any fleet-owning business (more…)

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Cab Digital Media partners with Telstra to launch TaxiLive

Telstra and Cab Digital Media, a Sydney-based start-up, launched TaxiLive – a custom designed digital billboard for the rear of premium taxis. The digital platform allows safety messages and advertising to be sent to the taxis depending on their location, the time of day and even the weather. (more…)

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ZEDEDA emerges from stealth to power real-time apps at the edge closes at $3.06mn in seed funding

ZEDEDA, a startup powering the real-time enterprise, emerged from stealth mode and announced it closed $3.06 million (€2.47 million) in seed-stage funding. As the Internet of Things (IoT) creates exponential growth with IoT-related spending surpassing an estimated $1 trillion (€0.81 trillion) by 2020, (more…)

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