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 Vehicles, 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 Vehicles, 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 Vehicles, 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.

The Bosch

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

AT&T moves further into smart cities and connected cars with two partnerships

AT&T is on a continuous run helping cities across the world to become smart with two new announcements over the past week.

The telecoms giant has signed an agreement with IDA Ireland and Dublin City Council to cooperate and exchange information around smart cities solutions, while also entering into a long-term partnership with members of Bridge Alliance to extend their global connected car leadership to new territories.

The smart cities initiative will help develop an open dialogue of IoT best practices...

By IoT News, 06 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

MWC17: Autonomous motorsports will make self-driving cars safer

Here at Mobile World Congress, we've heard about the latest advancements in autonomous racing vehicles and why it will make self-driving cars safer for the rest of us.

Motorsports has always been about pushing the boundaries of vehicles to make them faster, stronger, lighter, and safer. Many of the innovations which happen in this competitive space make their way into road cars used by those of us without the nerve or skill to be professional racing drivers.

Innovations which pass from Formula 1 to your...

By Ryan Daws, 27 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

Opinion: Tesla’s insurance bundles offer a glimpse at the future of driverless car purchases

Tesla has begun to bundle insurance and maintenance costs with their vehicles, offering a potential glimpse at the future of purchasing cars in the driverless era.

Insurance will need to evolve with the rise of autonomous vehicle technology and current government plans lean towards manufacturers being responsible if accidents occur when the occupier hands over control to an onboard computer. This will increase potential costs for manufacturers, and we all know costs get passed on to customers.

Some owners have...

By Ryan Daws, 23 February 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT.

Where is AI in the auto industry now – and where is it heading?

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The shape-shifting, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cars seen in futuristic films aren't appearing anytime soon but AI technology certainly exists today in the auto market and will be increasingly visible in the future.

Industry observers are saying that AI and machine learning have reached a tipping point and will cause enormous advances through the next few...

By Mahbubul Alam, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Ford pumps $1bn into ex-Google, Uber engineers’ AI startup

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Ford has announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years into an AI startup co-founded by engineers who held positions in Google and Uber's respective self-driving vehicle teams. 

The engineers who co-founded Argo AI would make an enviable addition to any company looking for their slice of the emerging connected car market. Brian Salesky, CEO of Argo AI, was director of hardware for...

By Ryan Daws, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.