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BYTON electric ‘intelligent SUV’ makes global debut at CES in Las Vegas

BYTON debuted its first drivable concept car at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S.A. With a unique digital design and innovative human-vehicle interaction, the premium SUV functions as a Next Generation Smart Device, built for the coming era of shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving.

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How technology developed for national security could keep ride-hailing services like Uber operating in London

In September, Uber’s routine application for a new licence in London was rejected by TFL (Transport for London) who claimed that the organisation wasn’t a “fit and proper” car hire operator, as Marie Clutterbuck, CMO of Digital Barriers reports. (more…)

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China puts 5G in the fast lane but could strain operator resources until 2020, says Strategy Analytics

China is accelerating 5G development and hopes 5G will become an engine for the country’s new industrialisation and digital transformation, replicating its industrial policy that produced success in 4G. (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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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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Thai start-up ‘DRVR’ partners with Tata Communications to revolutionise Asia’s smart fleet network

International fleet management application provider, DRVR has selected Tata Communications as its global IoT connectivity partner to help achieve its objective of making Asia’s vehicle fleets the smartest and most cost-efficient in the world. (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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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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Capgemini helps Smartly deliver an ‘innovative’ mobile app to bill Norwegians accurately for their electric car charging

Norway, a provider of renewable energy, launched an initiative in 2016 to power all cars with renewable energy by 2025. As part of this process, the country now wants to provide car owners with easy access to charging stations through housing co-ops. (more…)

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element14 Community announces ‘IoT on Wheels’ design challenge winners

element14.com, which claims to be “the world’s largest electronic design community”, has announced the winners of its ‘IoT on Wheels’ design challenge, sponsored by STMicroelectronics. (more…)

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