connected car

The number of vehicles with embedded connectivity will reach 200 million globally by 2025; rising from 110 million in 2020.  The figures are contained in a new study by Juniper Research. One of the main beneficiaries of this growth will be mobile operators. The incorporation of eSIMs (embedded SIM) into

Digital is disrupting the auto industry on multiple fronts. Smart factories are upending manufacturing processes, ecommerce is changing the way cars are sold, ride sharing is inspiring new business models and emerging automotive technologies such as electrification and autonomy are making their way into mass produced vehicles. To survive in

The Gold Coast

Telstra turned on its first precinct of 5G-enabled wi-fi hotspots this week allowing Gold Coast locals and visitors to enjoy free broadband while Telstra evaluates 5G technology. Telstra’s group managing director networks Mike Wright said the telco is using the connectivity via its recently opened 5G Innovation Centre on the

Ford has laid out a broad vision for its future — and set itself an enormous challenge — from rolling out autonomous vehicles for deliveries and ridesharing, to building smart city technology. In a slew of announcements made at CES in Las Vegas this week, the car maker detailed how

Two security experts famed for hacking a Jeep say the auto industry is finally getting serious about cyber security. Dr Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek who both now work for Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving car unit, said car makers are now learning the same security lessons software companies started learning

We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won’t go anywhere if people don’t trust it. It’s one thing for our autonomous test cars to take us for a drive with a safety driver behind the wheel. But soon there won’t be anyone

It’s common to hear modern cars referred to as computers on wheels. They boast sensors that measure fuel and braking, along with built-in navigation and infotainment systems. These digital systems could be hacked and Australia needs to preempt this threat. Compromised vehicles present unique issues. Besides putting people at serious

Volvo has told the Australian government it is prepared to accept the full liability for damages or injuries caused whenever one of its cars is in full autonomous driving mode. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win a pair of Sony H.ear

Before driverless vehicles arrive, cars themselves will become smarter as they learn to “talk” to the infrastructure around them, starting with paying for your petrol. This month Jaguar revealed its in-car payment system, which lets drivers pay for their fuel without having to approach a cashier or even take their

This story first appeared in the second edition of Which-50’s interactive magazine. As self-driving trucks hit the highways for trials in Europe and North America, technology has already changed life on the job for Australian truckies. Cam Dumesny, executive officer of the Western Australian Road Transport Association, shared his personal