Autonomous vehicles could make up a quarter of all miles driven in the US by 2030

A new piece of research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has found that by 2030, around a quarter of miles driven in the US could be in shared autonomous electric vehicles that will offer consumers in large cities the lowest-cost, most convenient form of transportation.

According to BCG’s key insight, the convergence of three trends, ridesharing – Uber and Lyft – and autonomous driving and vehicle electrification, create a far more compelling economic case than any of these forces alone....

By IoT News, 19 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is training driverless cars – but you shouldn’t be worried

Researchers are using the vibrancy of Grand Theft Auto 5’s world to help train driverless cars in dealing with unpredictable scenarios quickly and safely.

The use of virtual worlds helps developers to optimise their AIs within a safe environment before rolling out the technology into the real world. Players of GTA 5 will be aware the game offers various densities of traffic and pedestrians which help to simulate real world scenarios. In cities, the volume of traffic on the roads and footfall on the...

By Ryan Daws, 18 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Details emerge from Google lawsuit against former employee suspected of taking self-driving secrets to Uber

New details have emerged in Google’s lawsuit against former employee Anthony Levandowski who the company accuses of stealing trade secrets about self-driving cars and supplying them to competitors.

Levandowski collaborated with competing self-driving car projects while in his role at Google before allegedly stealing trade secrets about the company’s proprietary technology and supplying them to Uber, according to a court filing.

The filing claims the plot to steal trade secrets dates back to 2012,...

By Ryan Daws, 04 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars.

Fujitsu and VMware expand partnership for IoT solutions in automobile industry

Fujitsu and VMware have announced they are expanding their strategic partnership combining the former’s over the air programming with the latter’s IoT solutions.

The move will enable automobile manufacturers and partners to drive robust solutions with regard to connected cars and autonomous driving.

As the number of electronic control units (ECUs) managing automotive parts increases in cars, the software embedded into the ECUs has become more sophisticated, and in turn, is becoming more...

By IoT News, 30 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Toyota and NTT team up for platform and R&D around connected cars

Toyota will work with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) to develop, verify and standardised technology in the connected car field, the company has announced.

Both companies will conduct joint R&D of technologies necessary for solving various issues ranging from traffic accidents, congestion, to provide customers with new mobility services that are aimed at realising a sustainable Smart Mobility Society in the future at global level.

The collaboration will further lead to create technologies...

By IoT News, 28 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Uber halts its self-driving car trials in Arizona following a crash

Uber will be halting trials of its self-driving cars in Arizona following a collision between one of its vehicles and another road user.

While the accident could have stoked fears about how reliable self-driving technology is, the incident may work in favour of Uber. Local police concluded the company’s vehicle was not at fault and the other car failed to yield which caused Uber’s Volvo SUV to flip – as seen in this spectacular photo.

By Ryan Daws, 27 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Microsoft and Toyota to collaborate for enhanced connected car experience

Microsoft and Toyota have announced a new agreement including ‘broad coverage’ for connected car technologies and expanding upon their previous partnership.

Previous developments between the two companies include the Toyota Big Data Centre based on Azure – working to make driving ‘more personal, more intuitive and safer’, according to a blog at the time –...

By James Bourne, 23 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Why Ford is the poster child of Fortune 500 connected technology adoption

Connected technology - a proponent of the all-consuming Internet of Things (IoT) - is, well, connecting to every facet of our lives and cars are no exception. Connected automobiles that can send and receive signals from the world around them, including with other traffic. According to Big Four Accountancy firm PwC, connected services are due to generate sales of $155 billion, making it no surprise that car manufacturers are getting on board.

To some...

By Michal Stencl, 21 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Bosch collaborating with NVIDIA for AI self-driving car computer system

Bosch has collaborated with NVIDIA to develop an AI self-driving car computer built on the latter’s deep learning software and hardware that enables vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features and capabilities.

The alliance was announced by Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner during his keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at Bosch Group’s annual Internet of Things conference.

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By IoT News, 16 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise.

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3bn, looks at automotive leadership

Intel has announced it is to acquire autonomous driving systems provider Mobileye for $15.3 billion (£12.5bn) as it aims for market leadership in the connected car space.

The two companies have previously partnered with BMW, announcing a deal in July last year with the aim of fully automated driving in series production by 2021. Through the partnership, the trio aimed to create...

By James Bourne, 13 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.