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Time for fleet to make connectivity demands

It’s nice to see the international IoT fleet management market bubbling up nicely as existing players and new entrants rush towards the opportunities being created. Antony Savvas says the fleet industry is doing its bit to create an important IoT market, and it’s now time that the mobile operators got their skates on too. (more…)

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Driverless vehicles really are a matter of life or death

Failing or poorly performing technology is nothing new. Here, Antony Savvas considers the fallout for fleet management as a result of the recent autonomous Uber vehicle fatality in the US. The technology industry and the hype that surrounds it is probably not matched by any other industry. (more…)

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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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Virtual reality technology’s impact on the auto industry and beyond

Virtual reality (VR’s) applications go far beyond gaming and creating virtual worlds for leisure interaction. Enterprises are using the technology to develop new products and test them in virtual scenarios that are as close to real life as possible. So says Jacques Delacour, CEO and founder of OPTIS. (more…)

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c2a offers royalty-free solution to solve fundamental car security vulnerability

Cyber 2 Automotive Security (c2a), reported that its patented Stamper technology, which protects the connected car from cyber threats, is now being made available to car manufacturers and suppliers worldwide on a royalty-free license basis. (more…)

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Case study: Diamond Logistics and pi-top growing together

With the explosion of e-commerce, demand for warehouse space has soared and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In 2016, logistics take-up hit record levels with 29.3 million sq ft. of space acquired and a record £2.7 billion (€3.09 billion) invested into single-asset logistics units, according to CBRE. (more…)

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Caution: Venture capitalists at work

We will look back on March 2018 as the time when Facebook lost $37 billion (€30.01 billion) from its valuation – as did the bluest of chips such as Apple, Netflix and Amazon. (more…)

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Porsche, ZeroLight and Ultrahaptics integrate interactive advertising into new retail concept

Porsche, ZeroLight and Ultrahaptics have combined the principles of interactive advertising with ground-breaking technologies to modernise public media installations. Delegates will be able to interact with an UltraHD advertisement of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo to customise the vehicle through detailed mid-air haptic cues, (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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TomTom introduces new GPS device for truckers in North America

TomTom (TOM2) announced the launch of the new TomTom TRUCKER – a GPS navigation device specifically developed to help truckers get to their destination more efficiently. The new GPS device, which comes in two sizes, comes with a Lifetime TomTom Truck Maps subscription for the US and Canada, now updatable over Wi-Fi, (more…)

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