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Estonia-based RebelRoam joins EIT Digital Accelerator to speed expansion across Europe’s transportation sectors

Rebelroam has developed a solution specifically for transportation providers which makes onboard & inflight Wi-Fi networks both faster and less expensive by optimising the data traffic in the cloud. (more…)

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Self-driving market becomes a reality in the US by 2026, as 1 in 4 new vehicles sold becomes driverless

New findings from Juniper Research reveal that the annual sales of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the US will reach 5 million by 2026. In comparison, the global market will account for 20 million new AVs sold during the same year. (more…)

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Semiconductor industry expert Jim Hines joins TechInsights as director of Automotive Research

TechInsights, a trusted patent and technology partner to the most successful companies, announced that Jim Hines, a semiconductor expert specialising in automotive and smart mobility innovations, joined the company as director of Automotive Research. (more…)

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Diagnostic data: Who owns your car’s information?

Inside the average connected car you’ll find more sophisticated computer systems than inside some fighter jets. There are typically over 100 Electronic Control Units (ECUs), using more than 100 million lines of code to command in car systems. But who should control access to the diagnostic data generated by these systems? Should it be the driver? The manufacturer? Or should accessibility to that data be preserved to ensure a thriving competitive aftermarket? says Ken Munro, partner at Pen Test Partners. (more…)

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Drivers support EU move to fit life-saving vehicle technologies as standard

Developments in the safety of our roads took a huge leap forward, with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), in all new cars. (more…)

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‘Cost-efficient’ 3D surround view system for mass-produced vehicles launched by Renesas and Magna

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of automotive semiconductor solutions, and Magna, a mobility technology company and an automotive supplier, aim to accelerate the mass adoption of advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) features with a new cost-efficient 3D surround view system designed for entry- and mid-range vehicles. (more…)

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Pilot projects are helping to establish safety and reliability for unmanned vehicles industry

A new report from Navigant Research examines unmanned vehicle (UV) technology in the areas of agriculture, logistics, asset inspection, emergency management, and insurance, providing insight on the current and future regulatory environment. (more…)

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Smart Parking in Montpellier relieves congestion and reduces search time

Ten minutes searching for car parking several times daily adds up to more than 240 hours per year, and an average of 700 complete days in your life. Driving around looking for an available car slot wastes fuel, induces anxiety and increases pollution in city centres. (more…)

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UX of ‘new’ mobility services is too often an afterthought, finds Strategy Analytics

Automaker investment and engagement with so-called “new mobility” services is on the rise, as more organisations view the endeavors as data-gathering exercises for a possible future without car ownership. However, the user experience of these new services is often an afterthought, particularly for car-sharing services. (more…)

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Velodyne LiDAR demonstrates world’s most capable LiDAR for autonomous vehicles at SmartDrivingCar Summit

Velodyne LiDAR Inc. announced it is sponsoring the SmartDrivingCar Summit, which takes place on May 16-17 in Princeton, N.J. and brings together buyers, sellers and facilitators of autonomous cars, trucks and buses. (more…)