Uber to buy thousands of Volvo autonomous drive compatible cars

Uber has signed a non-exclusive agreement with Volvo Cars to buy tens of thousands of self-driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021.

The Uber-Volvo Cars strategic partnership announced in August 2016 has been further enhanced with the new agreement, according to which Volvo Cars will supply an undisclosed number of XC90 premium SUVs to the ride sharing company. Engineers from both the companies worked together to formulate the car equipped with all required safety and core autonomous driving...

By IoT News, 28 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Connected cars: The road to security and flexibility

Connected cars are driving the IoT revolution. BI Intelligence expects 381 million connected cars to be on the road by 2020, up from 36 million in 2015. Total revenues generated throughout the same period are estimated to reach $8.1 trillion.

With such opportunity, however, comes the prospect of unprecedented security and logistical challenges. This article explores the development of the connected car market alongside these emerging...

By Remy Cricco, 24 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

Autonomous vehicles: Three key use cases of advanced analytics shaping the industry

Driven by analytics, the culture of the automobile, including conventional wisdom about how it should be owned and driven is changing. Case in point, take the evolution of the autonomous vehicle. Already, the very notion of what a car is capable of is being radically rethought based on specific analytics use cases, and the definition of the ‘connected car’ is evolving daily.

Vehicles can now analyse information from drivers and passengers to provide insights into driving patterns, touch point...

By Akihiro Kurita, 22 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford and Nokia team up for US cellular V2X trials

Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford, and Nokia have announced the first cellular V2X (vehicle to everything) trials in the United States.

The tests are expected to take place in the San Diego Regional Proving Ground, with support from McCain, an intelligent transportation solutions provider, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) among others.

The move comes precisely two months after Qualcomm launched what it called a

By James Bourne, 03 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

How IoT is reducing insurance premiums for smart drivers

Insurance: it’s something that you'd prefer to have and not need, rather than suddenly need but don’t have. Which is why in most industries and sectors, insurance is a pre-requisite before you can do certain activities. It gives you protection and coverage from sudden eventualities.

Take the case of driving a motor vehicle, for example. According to statistics, 1.25 million people die from automotive accidents annually. Also consider the cost...

By Roger Haenni, 27 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Intel and Mobileye proffer new mathematical formula for driverless car safety

Intel and Mobileye have developed a mathematical model which aims to improve driverless car safety – and absolve autonomous vehicles of blame should the worst happen.

As a paper from the companies outline, the solution is to “set clear rules for fault in advance based on a mathematical model… if the rules are predetermined, then the investigation can be very short and based on facts, and responsibility can be determined conclusively.”

The safe distance formula, for posterity, is:

By James Bourne, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Cyanogen switches gear from Android to self-driving cars

Cyanogen, once famous for Android ROMs, has switched gear and will now focus on the next big thing — self-driving cars.

If you’re tech-savvy (and you’re a reader of ours, so you obviously are…) then you’ve likely heard of Cyanogen. The company started its journey building custom Android ROMs for the many tinkerers on the Android platform.

A year ago, Cyanogen changed its name to Cyngn and discontinued building Android ROMs to focus on a “modular” OS which is easier...

By Ryan Daws, 12 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars.

Panasonic defends connected cars from cyber attacks

Panasonic has launched an automotive intrusion detection and prevention system designed to defend connected cars.

Cyber attacks on vehicles could result in death or injury. Most of these vehicles will be connected over mobile networks and, as our sister publication Telecoms wrote earlier today, these are inherently vulnerable. With this in mind, a system which is able to detect attacks is...

By Ryan Daws, 10 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

NVIDIA to power smart cities and self-driving cars with latest updates

NVIDIA’s platform for building artificial intelligence-based smart cities ‘Metropolis’ has been adopted by Alibaba and Huawei, which now includes the NVIDIA DeepStream software development kit (SDK) in general availability.

Both the Chinese tech giants have joined more than 50 of the world’s leading organisations that are already using the platform.

Metropolis is an edge-to-cloud video platform that includes tools, technologies and support to build smarter, faster AI-powered...

By IoT News, 26 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Ride-sharing platforms like Uber will see driver numbers double by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research has found that drivers for ride-sharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft will double over the next five years.

Ride-sharing is surging in popularity, and there’s little surprise as to why. Whether an individual decides to ride share for economic or environmental reasons; it’s often both cheaper and greener. That, and it also reduces the stress of sitting in the gridlock traffic of major cities and the despair of then attempting to find a parking...

By Ryan Daws, 25 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.