A middle-aged neighbour in the 1967 film The Graduate tells an aimless college grad Dustin Hoffman that a viable future career would be in "One word: plastics". If the film was made today the line would be changed to "Two words: data analytics". There has been a rash of reports released over the last year on the future [...]
PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Group will develop a secure connected vehicle system in a new partnership with Chinese telecoms company Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the French carmaker announced on Tuesday. Read more>>
The 2020s have seemed so far in advance for so long that it would be understandable if some took a while to appreciate that the new decade is only two-and-a-half years away. With equipment and information technology advances making forecasting a fraught business, fleet owners and managers face both the need to invest and the risk [...]
Holden is set to introduce its own locally tuned version of General Motor’s OnStar connectivity in 2019. The service will debut in the brand’s upcoming Equinox SUV before being deployed across all Holden models. OnStar provides push-button connectivity to an operator for emergency and general enquiries, as well as automatic emergency SOS distress signal and connection [...]
When it comes to startup investment, carmakers are all over the road. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a massive spike in venture funding by major auto manufacturers. Deal counts are up, more automakers are investing, and more big rounds are getting done. However, an analysis of Crunchbase funding data for the twenty largest global [...]
By Roy Cooke B.Arts (F&M) MBA (Wharton) CEO of iungo.com.au June 2017 The car industry, like many other industries, is undergoing massive transformations. The excitement about autonomous vehicles is real and within sight, with many manufacturers announcing that the production of self-driving cars will occur by 2020. A precursor to this self-driving [...]
There continues to be a lot written about fleets and telematics because it is an industry that is in some ways still finding a purpose. The potential benefits are as varied as the systems and providers spruiking their services.