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Industry insight: The connected car

This special 'Industry Insight' brings together TU’s comprehensive coverage of the telematics industry’s development of connected car devices and services.

Connected car, connected home
Eva Munk reports on efforts to bring the connected car and connected home closer together.


CES 2014: Ford, Audi and NHTSA

Jan Stojaspal reports on day one of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


CES 2014: More connected future from the carmakers
Jan Stojaspal reports on how carmakers exhibiting at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are imagining the future of the connected car.

Consumer Telematics Show 2014: Consumer electronics to shape the connected car

Jan Stojaspal reports on the highlights from Telematics Update's Consumer Telematics Show 2014.


Telematics Munich 2013: Day One

Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on the first day of Telematics Munich 2013.

Telematics Munich 2013: Day Two

Siegfried Mortkowitz and Jan Stojaspal report on the second day of Telematics Munich 2013. 


Telematics and future-proofing strategies

As the pace of innovation quickens, car makers look for ways to keep their expensive in-vehicle infotainment systems up to date. Steve Friess reports on the latest thinking and trends.

Telematics and the role of the MNO

Frances Perraudin considers the possible roles mobile network operators (MNOs) can play in the future of the connected car. 

Connected services: Do they sell cars?

More and more drivers are expecting connected services, yet there is little evidence to suggest that these services are becoming a major selling point for new cars. Steve Friess investigates. 

Apple and Google: Barbarians at the gate?

The two CE giants make still more automotive announcements, and their fandom cheers – but traditional telematics providers downplay the threat. Susan Kuchinskas peers beneath the hype. 

Blurring the line between cars and consumer electronics

How can OEMs achieve the freshness and excitement of consumer electronics devices such as smartphones while building cars that last for ten years or more? Susan Kuchinskas has the answers.

The future of aftermarket telematics, part I

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Tolve looks at how personal navigation devices adapt to compete with embedded telematics.

The future of aftermarket telematics, part II

In the second of a two-part series, Andrew Tolve reports on the future of plug-in OBD2 devices.

Winning the telematics race through diversity

The must-haves of the connected future are options. Jessica Royer Ocken reports.

The making of a social car, part I

In the first of a two-part series, Susan Kuchinskas looks at how making cars more social could enhance the driving experience - and make customers more loyal.

The making of a social car, part II

In the second of a two-part series, Susan Kuchinskas looks at how making cars more social could enhance the driving experience - and make customers more loyal.

How do firms match the rapid pace of consumer electronics innovation with the slower automotive cycle? Andrew Tolve looks for an answer in the idea of ‘controlled openness’

Telematics and drive-time entertainment

Susan Kuchinskas looks at evolving business models for streaming radio that might allow for revenue generation while appealing to the on-demand consumer

Can telematics convince Generation Y to buy cars?

Susan Kuchinskas looks at how Ford is rebranding itself to prepare for the transformation of the car into a technology tool and occasional convenience

What CES trends mean for telematics

Susan Kuchinskas analyzes the automotive news coming out of the US Consumer Electronics Show and what it says about telematics

Telematics, smartphones and the future of connected infotainment

Jan Stojaspal investigates how smartphones are starting to complement embedded telematics solutions

Why smartphones are still key to telematics in-car apps

Susan Kuchinskas looks at why phone-based apps combined with embedded services will remain the dominant telematics paradigm for the next five years

Telematics and network operator business models

Wireless network operators are moving aggressively into connected car services with acquisitions, platforms and apps. Susan Kuchinskas examines the business models that make sense.

Telematics and global app solutions

Susan Kuchinskas looks at the technical strategies that enable app developers to provide global solutions while customizing user experiences to suit cultural differences

Getting inside the mind of the telematics consumer

When it comes to telematics, what do consumers really want? Solid navigation services (and maybe a little social networking). Jerri-Lynn Scofield reports

Telematics and the Apple-Google battle over connected cars

Susan Kuchinskas looks at what Apple’s and Google’s forays into the connected car market mean for telematics

Telematics and the car-as-service model

As car sharing gains popularity, telematics will be key to business success. Jessica Royer Ocken reports

Telematics and total system integration

Susan Kuchinskas looks at how different types of connectivity and applications can complement one another in the connected vehicle

Telematics, smartphones and the future of connected infotainment

Jan Stojaspal investigates how smartphones are starting to complement embedded telematics solutions

Telematics and the connected car: How to deal with increasing data use

Will skyrocketing data usage from connected cars put mobile networks under too much strain? Jan Stojaspal reports

Can telematics infotainment services be future-proofed?

Susan Kuchinskas looks at the simplest strategy for renewing automotive content after the initial system install: the USB

Telematics: What’s next for apps and services, part I

In the first of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal outlines how the in-car experience is being enhanced through increasingly sophisticated telematics

Telematics: What’s next for apps and services, part II

In the second of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal outlines how the in-car experience is being enhanced through increasingly sophisticated telematics

Six reasons the smartphone is key to auto telematics

Smartphones are more than an interim connectivity play. Susan Kuchinskas examines why

Telematics: Making the most of the app opportunity, part I

In the first of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal explores how the car industry is finally starting to take content and apps seriously

Telematics: Making the most of the app opportunity, part II

In the second of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal explores how the telematics value chain is trying to monetize the connected car

Telematics, apps and in-car connectivity

TU’s Ursula Sautter talks to Leo A. McCloskey, vice president of marketing at Airbiquity, about how apps can enhance the driver experience while providing new revenue opportunities

Telematics and the rise of in-car Internet radio, part I

In the first of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal looks at ways Internet radio can enhance in-car infotainment offerings

Telematics and the rise of in-car Internet radio, part II

In the second of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal looks at ways Internet radio can enhance in-car infotainment offerings

In-car telematics services: There’s an app for that

If apps are to catch on in the car, the automotive industry needs to build a thriving developer community. Susan Kuchinskas explains how

Telematics, apps and in-car connectivity

TU’s Ursula Sautter talks to Leo A. McCloskey, vice president of marketing at Airbiquity, about how apps can enhance the driver experience while providing new revenue opportunities

How apps are changing the telematics value chain

Jessica Royer Ocken investigates the ways in which downloadable and Web-based apps are revolutionizing the telematics space

Telematics: The demand for in-car apps

With the advent of 4G, Jeremy Slater discovers that the demand for apps is heating up on both sides of the Atlantic

Telematics and EVs: Things to do while charging

Susan Kuchinskas examines the potential for electric vehicle apps that offer drivers things to do—and ways to spend money—while charging

Telematics and mobile health: Meet your personal OnStar

Andrew Tolve reports on how telematics technology is opening up new business opportunities in the provision of mobile health services to consumers

Executive Viewpoints

Video: Fiat on using the connected car to extend customer relations
Massimo Cavazzini, EMEA product planning and strategy – head of connected car at Fiat Chrysler Group, on using CRM to stay connected to customers for the duration of vehicle ownership. 

Video: Oracle on building and monetizing customer relationships
Arturo Pereyra, senior director for marketing and business development at Oracle, on car OEMs using connected technologies to build and monetize customer relationships. 

Video: HERE on the need for better, more immersive maps
Floris van de Klashorst, vice president for connected driving at HERE, on how automotive maps need to evolve to meet the needs of today’s and future connected drivers. 

Video: Volvo on integrating the digital world into the connected car
Thomas M. Müller, vice president, electrical and electronics systems engineering, Volvo Car Corporation, on the next steps of bringing the digital world into Volvo cars.

Video: Harman on the role of the smartphone and importance of the Cloud
Robert Acker, vice president of connectivity at Harman, talks to TU’s Andrew Tolve about the changing role of the smartphone and the growing importance of the Cloud.

Podcast: GM and the future of context-aware apps
Steve Schwinke, director of application development, General Motors, on the future of context-aware automotive apps.

Podcast: Big Data, big problems - and how to solve them

Michael Klemen, business development manager, automotive, EMEAR, Cisco Systems, on how to harness automotive Big Data. 

Video:
WirelessCar on getting from 2% to ubiquity in telematics
Martin Rosell, managing director, WirelessCar, on telematics addressing only 2% of global potential for in-car connected services and what it will take to achieve ubiquity. 

Q&A: Mobile payments and content localization
Pascal Pediroda, global product manager, connected vehicle & machines, Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, on mobile payments and localization of content.

Video: The future of HMI design and cockpit differentiation
Andrew Poliak, director of business development, automotive, QNX, on the future of HMI design and cockpit differentiation. 

Podcast: The future of DAB broadcasting in Europe

Andrew Nash, automotive director, Mediamobile, on the future of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in Europe. 

Video: The things that scare OEMs

Timothy Evavold, director of connected car and dealer ecosystems, Covisint, on some of the biggest fears car OEMs have when it comes to connected infotainment.

Video: Honda and the building of a connected car

Sue Bai, senior engineer, Honda, on the need to consider liability and driver distraction when planning new features for the connected car.
 

Q&A: Potential and pitfalls of open source in automotive
Andrew Patterson, business development director, embedded division, Mentor Graphics, on why open source isn’t free and how auto makers can benefit. 

Q&A: OEMs, innovation and fact-based decisions

Mark Concannon, president of Concannon Business Consulting, on how to reward innovation while keeping a clear eye on business goals.


Podcast: OEMs, innovation and fact-based decisions

Mark Concannon, president of Concannon Business Consulting, on how to reward innovation while keeping a clear eye on business goals.

 

Q&A: Meeting the demands of a global telematics market
Jim Ciccarelli, M2M segment director for Laird Technologies, on the pain points and opportunities for global companies addressing country-specific and regional requirements in telematics.

Podcast: Meeting the demands of a global telematics market

Jim Ciccarelli, M2M segment director for Laird Technologies, on the pain points and opportunities for global companies addressing country-specific and regional requirements in telematics.

Q&A: Personalizing the connected car experience

Stephen Surhigh, vice president of automotive solutions, Compuware, on personalizing the connected car experience and opportunities for delivering in-vehicle ads.

Q&A: Improving the car ownership experience outside of the vehicle

Lars Möreke, mobile services, Volkswagen Financial Services, on how to reach customers through the smartphone while they’re away from the vehicle in order to improve the car ownership experience.

Viewpoint: Will smart mobile devices change OEM hardware?

Leo McCloskey, VP, Marketing, Airbiquity Inc., on why it might be time to bring consumer electronics into the vehicle with great enthusiasm

Q&A: What telematics can learn from the consumer electronics industry

Ari Silkey, co-founder, vice president and CTO of GreenLight Connectivity Solutions, on what the telematics industry can learn from consumer electronics product development and marketing

Q&A: Telematics and Renault’s automotive app store

Patrick Hoffstetter of Renault Digital Laboratory on his company’s roll out of its global automotive app store

Q&A: Providing local telematics services from a global platform

Michael Reali, vice president of automotive OEM for NNG, on the business, technical and legal challenges of providing local telematics services from a global platform

Telematics: Competing Apple and Google

Can telematics firms compete with the likes of Apple and Google? Andrew Tolve reports

Viewpoint: Telematics and the ‘car as a service’ model

Vincent Smyth, general manager EMEA, Flexera Software, on how the CaaS model can transform cars into platforms, increasing profitability and achieving business goals

Q&A: Telematics, Ford and the future of mobility

Paul Mascarenas, CTO and vice president of Ford research and innovation, talks to TU’s Susan Kuchinskas about Ford's next steps in democratizing technology and its plans for the future of mobility

Viewpoint: Telematics and vehicle relationship management

Andy Tweddle, CEO of Tweddle Group, on why better vehicle relationship management (VRM) will lead to better CRM

Q&A: Telematics, apps and making connectivity cool

John Waraniak, vice president of vehicle technology for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), talks to TU’s Susan Kuchinskas about why OEMs need to focus on context as well as content

Q&A: Telematics meets Tweddle

Andy Tweddle, CEO of Tweddle Group, talks to Susan Kuchinskas about what it will take to keep infotainment services fresh enough to meet consumer demand

Q&A: Telematics and the connected car

Francesca Forestieri, director, mAutomotive for the Connected Living Programme of the GSMA, talks to Susan Kuchinskas about the best ways for operators and the car industry to connect

Q&A: Telematics, UBI, and the connected vehicle

Independent consultant Christopher Wilson on why usage-based insurance will be the commercial driver for connected vehicle deployment models for the near future

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