connected cars

  • Aria Systems launches automotive recurring revenue platform

    Aria Systems launches automotive recurring revenue platform

    Aria Systems is bringing together the chocolate of usage- and subscription-based revenue opportunities with the peanut butter of increasingly connected automotive systems. The resulting candy (to complete this metaphor) that launched this week is Aria for Connected Vehicles. This is a cloud-based monetization platform for connected cars, on-demand transportation, telematics and more. Read More

  • Detroit’s music chops and auto shops could drive connected-car entertainment Crunch Network

    Detroit’s music chops and auto shops could drive connected-car entertainment

    On a recent podcast called “The Watch,” one of the hosts made a joke about “grabbing the aux cord” in a friend’s car to play new music. When self-driving cars could be whizzing us around cities in the next decade, it’s strange to think that we haven’t yet come up with a great solution for a much simpler problem — how to make listening to… Read More

  • How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines Crunch Network

    How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines

    History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say. Sometimes, though, history’s intent is clear. That’s where we stand with the state of connected cars: History is repeating itself. There is a correspondence in the patterns of disruption when you compare the future of connected cars to the past of the… Read More

  • The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity Crunch Network

    The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity

    Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner. Many of the most innovative and deep-pocketed companies in the world are racing to bring them to market — and for good reason: the economic and social gains they will generate will be tremendous. But any transformative technology creates new challenges and risks in addition to benefits. This is no exception. Read More

  • In Japan, Priuses can talk to other Priuses

    In Japan, Priuses can talk to other Priuses

    While the US waits to get Super Cruise in Cadillacs next year, Toyota has already rolled out a pretty robust V2V, or vehicle-to-vehicle, system in three models available in Japan. The latest version of the Prius, the Lexus RX, and the Toyota Crown, a luxury sedan sold in Japan, all have the ITS Connect system available as an option. The cars communicate using a channel abandoned by analog… Read More

  • The last driver license holder Crunch Network

    The last driver license holder

    Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don’t know if Liam will be the last person to get a driver license. It could be Sophia or Ethan. But one thing is certain: The last person to get a driver license is already born — the speed of technology… Read More

  • Verizon buys Telogis to drive deeper into the connected vehicle market

    Verizon buys Telogis to drive deeper into the connected vehicle market

    With a lot of tech companies and automakers staking their claims in the connected car space, now there are signs that others are looking to move in, too. Today, telecoms giant Verizon announced that it is acquiring Telogis, a California-based company that develops cloud-based solutions for mobile workforces, and specifically telematics, compliance and navigation software used by Ford, Volvo… Read More

  • How do you truly secure the connected car? Crunch Network

    How do you truly secure the connected car?

    We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. All this connectivity is great, but it has also blinded us to the associated risks of being online at all times. Connected devices — especially smartphones — are vulnerable to cyber attacks, so security is of the upmost importance. Just a little further down the road is the next major connected device… Read More

  • TrapTap maps speed traps and more

    TrapTap maps speed traps and more

    TrapTap, which has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter with about a week to go, alerts drivers to speed traps, school zones, speed zones, and red light cameras by blinking red, green, or blue. But it’s not a radar detector; it’s more like connected car training wheels. TrapTap says it has mapped every school zone and red light camera in 60 countries. You stick the little round puck… Read More