Blockchain is not all about bitcoin. I identified four promising uses for the technology in the automotive sector. (Forgive my editor’s jokey title.)
Everyone knows that cybersecurity for connected and autonomous cars is a work that’s barely in progress. This article details some of the newest thinking and potential strategies for securing V2V and V2X communications.
Media fragmentation, social news, over-the-top viewing? Don’t matter to local television.
Local TV news beats national news in trust, reach, revenue and value.
Don’t believe it? Read the polls.
To really get the benefits from smart, connected and autonomous vehicles, cities will need to make big changes. But they face big barriers to this evolution.
I spoke to experts from the Smart Cities Council, Smart City Works, and the oneTransport initiative to find out whether cities are up to the challenge.
My assignment: find out whether Northern California’s fires, which followed Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, were attracting donations that usually went to local charities. The answer: mostly no, or at least not yet.
Here’s how local orgs keep their donors inspired.
I just returned from covering the Consumer Telematics Conference in Las Vegas. This conference brings together automakers, suppliers, tech startups and investors. The annual meeting is a good way to take stock of how things have changed.
My biggest takeaway is that connected-car data–rather than autonomous driving–was the most important topic. With self-driving pilots underway and most automakers firm in their autonomous development cycles, the energy is now directed toward making the immense amounts of data generated by connected cars usable.
Automakers, insurers and startups would love to think that, by providing feedback on your driving, you’d get better. You’d have fewer accidents and voila, your rates would go down.
Too bad we’re so self-righteous about our driving abilities. (Studies show that about two thirds of us think we’re better-than-average drivers.)
Do you want a beep to annoy you when you speed? A score at the end of each drive? How about a friendly conversation with a live human?
Read about the different tactics they’re trying to get us to drive smarter.
In the next 10 years, some form of artificial intelligence will be installed in 100 percent of new cars, according to IHS Markit.
This article describes current use cases for AI as well as the hurdles still to be overcome. One interesting idea from Luca DeAmbroggi of IHS is that there might be some kind of external certification process for an automotive AI — like a driver’s license.
In Oakland’s insane real estate market, plenty of buyers seem to be able to scratch together $1 million in cash–or more. How can a buyer with a conventional mortgage compete? It can be done.
There are plenty of good reasons why we’ll see autonomy in this sector first.
In fact, there are lots of interesting pilots already going on, as this article explains.