Auto industry challenged by move from selling vehicle ownership to selling transport services

The automotive industry has faced no challenge so great as today’s. Many production, safety, performance, quality and technology quandaries have been solved. But now the bar has been raised again by significant changes in consumer demand patterns.

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CES 2017 highlights 360-degree cameras, smart speakers, wearables and virtual/augmented reality themes

As the biggest consumer electronics companies in the world unveil their latest new products, Martin Garner, SVP, Internet at CCS Insight examines some key themes at the show.

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Connected car service revenues expected to top US$42 billion by 2022

Connected car services are driving recurring revenue growth and transforming the automobile industry. Revenues from connected car services are expected to top US$42 billion by 2022.

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Driving smarter: Solving the challenges of autonomous vehicles with AI

There is no longer any doubt that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon be a reality on our roads. However, there are multiple challenges which must first be overcome. Initial AVs will be restricted to operating on certain “known” roads, plus these early vehicles won’t be truly autonomous and will require human control and oversight at

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Korea’s ETRI researchers develop 1GHz quad-core autonomous vehicle processor

Researchers from Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) have developed a high performance processor for autonomous vehicles called Aldebaran.

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Qualcomm focuses on IoT as it agrees to buy chipset maker NXP Semiconductors for US$47bn

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) have today announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP for a share price valuing NXP at US$47 billion.

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Next-gen car connectivity brings cooperation by HARMAN International and AT&T

HARMAN International Industries Inc., a connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is to work with mobile network operator AT&T to support the growing connected car ecosystem.

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Will autonomous cars hit the consumer market by 2020?

Discussions about the development of driverless or autonomous cars tend to be exciting, but somewhat vague. We know that the technology exists, and that it’s being developed by auto manufacturers and technology companies alike.

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HERE maps London for autonomous vehicles

Location cloud company, HERE, has mapped London in preparation for autonomous cars, as vehicle manufacturers plan to start trialling driverless vehicles on UK public roads as early as 2017.

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Eurotech wins $1.4 million contract in the United States with King County Metro

Eurotech, a supplier of embedded technologies, products and IoT systems, announced a contract with King County Metro Transit to deliver its mobile access router to buses in the greater-Seattle area.

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Four lessons from the Fire Monkey for today’s energy businesses

2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar. More specifically, it’s the Year of the Fire Monkey. So, for those of you unfamiliar with Chinese and wider Asian culture … who or what is the Fire Monkey? Firstly, the Monkey is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

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Low latency, high performance video processing circuit block built by Renesas for autonomous driving

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the development of a new video processing circuit block for use in automotive computing system-on-chips (SoCs) in future autonomous vehicles.

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Autonomy is already entering the mid-market car segment

As part of the 2016 edition of the Usage Based Insurance study, we analysed the impact of autonomy on the insurance market. We forecast that 380 million semi, highly or fully autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2030.

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