Google makes a $500-million acquisition for satellite imaging, as Toyota rolls out a new telematics service in Japan and BMW expands its telematics offerings in South Africa. Andrew Tolve reports.
Off-site data storage becomes cheaper, more scalable, enabling cars to be ever smarter. In the second of a two-part series, Steve Friess reports.
VW creates a new infotainment group, as Ford pursues interior-facing cameras and VOXX Electronics rolls out an interesting take on insurance telematics. Andrew Tolve reports.
Kevin Link, senior vice president, Verizon Telematics tells us how they’ve adapted their offerings for the Chinese market.
Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on yet another delay in Contran 245 deployment and whether the best thing to come out of the mandate at this point might be raised telematics awareness in Brazil.
When telematics first entered the CRM space, it promised to greatly increase revenues for OEMs and dealerships' service departments. But, so far, there hasn't been much sign of any money. Does this mean the idea is not working? In the second of a two-part series, Brendan McNally reports.
Dongle or smartphone? As the usage-based insurance industry debates the pros and cons of each, LexisNexis and new acquisition Wunelli talk to Susan Kuchinskas about the benefits of both.
Fleets are hugely varied in their needs and wants of telematics services. Here we interview Nick List, proposition manager, fleet Intelligence, risk engineering, Zurich to explore how each unique fleet is approached from an underwriting perspective.
Andrew Harding, solutions architect, Bsquare, on HTML5 and the predictive value of Big Data.
Donald Grimm, General Motors' staff researcher, global research and development, on how cellular communications could help increase market penetration of V2X.
Facing slow market for electric vehicles, China’s minister of science and technology tries to jumpstart the sector. Kevin Holden reports from Beijing.
Initial enthusiasm for commercial electric vehicles is being tempered by poor battery performance, range anxiety and low resale value. Advances in telematics have helped, to an extent. Yet large-scale adoption appears to be still some way off. Christine Whitehouse reports.
Telematics Update will gather 250+ industry leaders from the connected car industry, including Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Harman at Telematics West Coast 2014 Conference & Exhibition (October 30-31, San Diego) to debate the next era of in-car connected content & services.
In big news for the auto insurance industry, at a recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, the financial mastermind Buffett confirmed his support of usage-based insurance (UBI).
The Telematics Update event Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014 has seen a flurry of bookings. Companies such as Harman, QNX Software Systems, Liberty Mutual and Hyundai have all secured their spot for the event in just two weeks’ time amongst 150 other industry execs.