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Leti, Transdev and Irt Nanoelec announce pilot programme to assess new perception sensors for autonomous vehicles

Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, Transdev, a global provider of mobility services, and IRT Nanoelec, an R&D centre focused on information and communication technologies (ICT) using micro- and nanoelectronics, announced a pilot programme to characterise and assess LiDAR sensors to improve performance and safety of autonomous vehicles. (more…)

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Fleet security specialist Trillium raises US$11mn in Series A2 funding led by VC giant JAFCO

Trillium Secure, Inc., a global provider of cybersecurity protection and secure data management for vehicles and fleets, has announced an $11 million (€9.36 million) round of Series A2 funding led by JAFCO. Other participating investors included Airbus Ventures, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Tokyo Century Corporation and Plug and Play Ventures. (more…)

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Farewell to hardware: the future of connected car security

Sam Shawki, CEO, MagicCube, writes about how the need to protect data about drivers and vehicles’ performance grows with each connected car that hits the grid – indeed data security in connected cars can literally be a matter of life and death. What must we do to protect it? (more…)

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Casting the net wider to solve the 3D autonomous traffic puzzle

Professor Adam Beaumont talks to Annie Turner about the future of transport where autonomous cars will be just one element of the 3D traffic puzzle that includes jet suits, drones and robots. The future is much closer than you think, as his various ventures prove. (more…)

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Capturing drivers’ data in real time paves the way to innovative services

Schmalkalden Stadtreinigung GmbH has managed waste for the German district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen since May 1990. Its workforce of some 110 staff provide a diverse range of services using a fleet of specialised vehicles. (more…)

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Bright Box partners with Otonomo to deliver connected car applications and services for truly rewarding driving experiences

Bright Box, included in Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) company, and a global vendor of solutions and platforms for the connected car industry, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Otonomo. (more…)

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Hyundai Motor Company partners with Autotalks to develop connectivity technology for increased road safety

Hyundai Motor announced its strategic partnership with Autotalks, a technology company specialising in the manufacturing of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication chipsets. (more…)

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Keeping our growing cities moving in the digital era

Ram Ramachander, chief digital officer & chief commercial officer, Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Europe Ltd, argues that IoT and autonomous vehicles will be critical to making our cities ‘liveable’ in future. We need to start thinking now about how we can best cut pollution and congestion while improving safety. (more…)

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The Motor Car Group implemented telematics solution for auto dealerships with global connected car vendor Bright Box

Bright Box, the global supplier of the Remoto Connected Car platform for OEMs and Customer Retention Solution for dealerships, has now deployed its telematics solution with a major customer in Eastern Europe, the Motor Car Group. (more…)

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Renesas Electronics’ R-Car virtualisation software package paves way for integrated cockpit and connected car devices

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the “R-Car virtualisation support package” that enables easier development of hypervisors for the R-Car automotive system-on-chip (SoC). (more…)

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