Month: April 2015

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Connected Car News Week of April 24

Google’s Ray Kurzweil stated that self-driving cars are a foregone conclusion and will be coming in the future. Fatalities and injuries will be the driving factor on bringing the shift over for self-driving cars.  Companies like Uber will be the winner in future automotive space. Note: Google is an investor in Uber.   BMW Self Parking Coming BMW said its… Read more →

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AT&T connects 680K cars in Q1 2015

As first quarter earnings come in, AT&T (T) has stated that we are in the early stages of the connected car revolution. In Q1, AT&T had 680,000 new subscribers to their connected car platform.  Customers are getting a steady stream of new apps from the AT&T platform including roadside assistance (urgent.ly), radio (NPR on demand), and Xtime which is a… Read more →

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This Week in Connected Cars April 10

 Annual Car Sales The latest results shows that the US is on track for more than 17.1 million cars sold in 2015, towards the high end, meanwhile Russia (-45%) is seeing a strong slowdown due to the sanctions. Ford is seeing this as an opportunity and has purchased a majority stake in their joint venture there. Manheim held its Used… Read more →

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Tech News from the OEMs Week of Aug 1 2015

Toyota’s Connected Car Technology for 2017 Toyota announced it will offer semi-autonomous packages for consumers in 2017 in the $300- $635 range. Currently these packages go for more than $2,000 per vehicle. The tech package includes: Pre-collision systems Lane Departure Alert Automatic High-beam Active Cruise Control What is not mentioned is Blind Spot Monitoring which could be included as well as it… Read more →

Dubai Traffic Stats from 2013

From the Dubai Police you can get accident stats from 2009 to 2013. We look at the latest dataset available and it gave some interesting insight. Most Deadly Hour Around 9pm the number of deaths almost reaches 9% of the total deaths from accidents. One would expect that deadly driving occurs later but when we dig into the data to see what… Read more →