Connectivity and driverless cars: A dénouement with many challenges

It is amazing to think that automobile-based wireless communications is approaching its centenary. Yes, you read that right.

In 1920 a Philadelphia resident named W. W. MacFarlane was reportedly able to speak to his wife from his car 500 yards away using a wireless device he had designed himself.

Macfarlane was also an early adopter of in-car safety: his chauffeur was doing the driving.

So with a century of development behind it, the automobile industry now stands on the brink of a dénouement. Truly...

By Ari Fitzgerald, 21 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development.

Datacentres: In the driving seat of the connected car revolution

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When I started driving, cars were generating very little data. They got you from A to B without the addition of gadgets or gizmos. Connected cars as we know them today were certainly not a thing.

Today many vehicles are computers in their own right, connected to the Internet and data is flooding in. In fact, it’s estimated that a single connected car uploads 25GB of data to the cloud per hour.

With a quarter of a billion smart vehicles set to be on the road by 2020, that’s over 6...

By Jorge L. Balcells, 16 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics.

When are we going to have a fully driverless world?

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A 12-year-old boy recently asked me, if driverless cars are so safe, why aren’t we using them already?

It’s a good question when there is so much media coverage about Google bubble cars crisscrossing town centres, and high performance saloons gliding around car parks, yet the notion of us letting go of the wheel seems just too ‘unnatural’. Are we really happy to let big brother take over?

Only last week the headline ‘Look, no hands!’ was pasted across a Dubai...

By Roger Cruickshank, 14 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Smart Cities.

Hyundai plans ‘Hyper-connected Intelligent Car’ in 2020

Hyundai Motor is increasing its efforts to develop connected car technologies before the launch of a ‘Hyper-connected Intelligent Car’ in 2020.

Hyundai has independently developed ccOS (connected car Operating System) will bring advanced integrated technologies to customers by optimising high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle to support increasingly complex features.

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By IoT News, 13 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development.