autonomous cars

Mention the autonomous car and it’s hard to avoid the image of a Tesla gliding down a Californian highway. But the biggest automotive market in the world is China, which means the biggest market for autonomous cars will also be China, and companies that fail to notice will be missing

Autonomous cars have displayed their potential in a live demo in Adelaide on the weekend. Cohda Wireless, an Australian connected autonomous vehicles company, said their demonstration was a “world first” for self driving cars connecting to each other and roadside units to determine their position. Previous trials of autonomous cars

The city of Las Vegas is exploring ways to charge autonomous vehicles for pulling up alongside a curb to make deliveries. Michael Sherwood, director of innovation and technology for the City of Las Vegas, said his team is testing out camera technology and has a “mini-RFP out” to explore how

Faurecia and Accenture have announced they will partner to develop onboard experiences for connected and autonomous cars. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding for a five year collaboration. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter They will focus initially on two areas: cognitive technologies to reinvent the on-board

The changes autonomous cars will usher in will be profound, according to AtlasTrend co-founder Kevin Hua. It may not happen quickly, but “we are already slightly down the path” and the eventual effects of self-driving vehicles will be considerable, he told Which-50. “Change is not going to be fast. But

NuTonomy

Automotive supplier Delphi Automotive is buying self-driving car business NuTonomy for $400 million, plus earn-outs totalling $50 million. The deal, expected to close before the end of the year, will accelerate both company’s efforts in the self-driving car space. Delphi, when combined with NuTonomy, will have 60 autonomous cars on

Lyft and Ford

Ford and Lyft are partnering in the development of autonomous vehicles. The goal is for Lyft users to be able to summon a Ford self-driving car. One day. For now the two companies say they are working together to make sure their respective platforms talk to each other. Sign up

It was inevitable really. As soon as it became clear that autonomous driving would leave consumers with time on their hands the marketers would rush in. Among the marketing cloud vendors, Adobe was first with a statement on its approach to in-car experiences. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

As cars become more digital the risk of hacking increases. Now cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky and automotive tech company AVL have announced an alliance to address the problem. A steadily increasing number of vehicle features – such as remote diagnostics, telematics and infotainment – are using communication channels between vehicles and

Cars are turning into devices, and the implications are fascinating. By 2022, 50 per cent of new vehicles will be shipped with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) hardware, a technology that enables real-time short-range communication between vehicles. The findings are contained in a new report by Juniper Research. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter