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Why I won’t be buying an autonomous, electric, connected car

Why I won’t be buying an autonomous, electric, connected car

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Opinion with 4 Comments

I wasn’t sure for a while but now I definitely know that I don’t want an autonomous, self-driving, all-electric, connected car. No sirree, not for this old-fashioned classic car geek. Driving a car was the most life-changing moment of my early years and one that I have cherished ever since and I am not giving […]

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The importance of identity in a connected car

The importance of identity in a connected car

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

An increasingly diverse range of connected objects has joined the Internet of Things (IoT) in recent years. According to IDATE, 420 million drivers will generate a connectivity market amounting to €9 billion by 2020. However, with cars increasingly becoming computing platforms rather than simply a means of travelling, they are also becoming more attractive targets […]

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Predicting a connected car crash

Predicting a connected car crash

Written by on October 1, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There is no doubt that the concept of a connected car is a good one. Everyone, from operators, e-commerce providers and social media sites would love the opportunity to engage with customers in that ‘dead space’ between home and work. As long as connected (or autonomous as we must now call them) cars are suddenly […]

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A car seat that prevents road rage, with massage

A car seat that prevents road rage, with massage

Written by on September 23, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Keeping calm behind the wheel could get easier thanks to a new car seat that actively monitors a driver’s physical and mental status to offer an on the move therapy session. The “Active Wellness” seat is the world’s first health-monitoring car seat, according to automotive suppliers Faurecia. It uses a biometric sensing system built into […]

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Future GM cars will run on cloud

Future GM cars will run on cloud

Written by on June 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Detroit (Reuters) – General Motors Co is developing technology to allow new features to be downloaded wirelessly, the automaker’s head of vehicle development said on Wednesday. GM global product development chief Mark Reuss said the company is developing a new electrical architecture for its vehicles, which he called “Global B,” that will move much of […]

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Baby you can drive my connected car

Baby you can drive my connected car

Written by on March 3, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

In the entire Internet of Things ecosystem, the one area that will probably impact the most people is the connected car. Sorry smart fridge, but it’ll be a while before people need to be told they’ve run out of milk. But cars are the natural next step in the evolution of all things connected since […]

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BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software

BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software

Written by on February 2, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German luxury carmaker BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles, it said on Friday. BMW said officials at German motorist association ADAC had identified the problem, which affected cars equipped with the company’s ConnectedDrive […]

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Connected cars on the shopping list of 70 percent of owners

Connected cars on the shopping list of 70 percent of owners

Written by on July 18, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Normally we would love a press release that says connected cars are the Next Big Thing. We would immediately fire up the ‘punometer,’ roll up our sleeves and get ready to link the piece to our favourite image of, er, a car connected to the ground – but not in a good way. A report from […]

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M2M – the future is already here

M2M – the future is already here

Written by on July 15, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

We tend to talk about M2M, or IoT, in the future tense. We tend to think of it as discussion material at conferences. We remember, through a cloud of pain and claustrophobia, that cars seemed to outnumber people on some of the stands at the Mobile World Congress. This “technology slice through almost all of […]

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The Dangers of Backup Cameras in Connected Cars

The Dangers of Backup Cameras in Connected Cars

Written by on August 12, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

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