Automotive

By Kal Gyimesi on August 1, 2017

Cars that care, chapter 3: The remedy – understanding drivers

While we anticipate autonomous cars taking over on-road decision making, some technical and legal challenges may be more difficult to solve than expected. Self-driving cars will be available in about a decade, but people will continue driving for many years to come. Drivers remain a critical component of road safety. Increasingly, the overall experience in vehicles […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on July 25, 2017

Cars that care, chapter 2: The diagnosis – emotions lead to danger

As people jump in their cars every day they drive off giving little consideration to the risks they may be undertaking. Driver’s emotions can get the best of them, taking their attention away from the road and the task of driving. When you’re driving while in an emotional state, there’s a tenfold increase in the risk of […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on July 19, 2017

Cars that care, chapter 1: The problem – drivers cause the most accidents

The joy of driving. Many automakers have built their brand around this vision. Generation after generation comes of age and stakes their claim to the freedom to go where they want in vehicles. The volume of news stories about automated and autonomous vehicle testing is increasing daily, some would have you believe the that the […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on June 23, 2017

Watson: The road to personalization from Cannes Lions

The annual Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity brings together worldwide leaders in the creative communications world.  It’s the foremost event for ad agencies and for globally recognized consumer brands to hear about new ideas on the cutting edge of technology, imagination and virtualization, like Watson. Rather than the typical summary presentations of strategic direction and […]

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By Jen Clark on June 21, 2017

Paris Air Show: Self-flying cars

The biennial Paris Air Show kicked off on Monday, and it looks like we can expect quite a showing from lady IoT in all her aerial finery before the week is out. Aside from the contest for sales numbers from Airbus and Boeing, there’s plenty else to see from these two big players, and the […]

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By Matthew Jones on June 21, 2017

Blockchain for Automotive: spare parts and warranty

This is the sixth and final blog post that examines how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain. In this post I elaborate two use cases that have enormous potential in the area of spare parts and warranty. Identification of counterfeits A car manufacturer is concerned that service centres and garages in certain markets […]

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By Matthew Jones on June 14, 2017

Blockchain for vehicle brand and experience

This is the fifth of six blog posts that examine how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain. In this post I elaborate two use cases on vehicle brand and experience. Vehicle software management A premium car manufacturer wants to offer its car owners ability to download software apps over-the-air to their vehicle; including […]

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By Matthew Mikell on June 8, 2017

Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately […]

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By Scott Stockwell on June 7, 2017

TU Automotive announce Olli as ‘Best Auto Mobility’ winner

  If you’re in the auto business, you’ll likely have heard of TU-Automotive. They work at the intersection of consumer electronics, mobile and IoT with a focus on connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles.  And as more and more of our transport moves in this direction, it’s a key area. On June 6 in Novi, Michigan, the […]

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By Matthew Jones on June 7, 2017

Blockchain for automotive sales, services and finance

This is the fourth of six blog posts that examine how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain. In this post I elaborate on two use cases in the area of retail sales, service and finance. Vehicle registration Registration of a new vehicle or registration transfer of a used vehicle is a time consuming […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on June 7, 2017

Are there acceptable levels of cyber-security protection in connected cars?

Cyber-security protection is becoming an evermore urgent priority for integrating electronics technology into our lives, but the level of protection attained is a moving target.  As one vulnerability is found and closed, others are detected.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a framework that recommends an acceptable level of protection that […]

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By Matthew Jones on May 31, 2017

Blockchain for manufacturer finance in the Automotive industry

This is the third of six blog posts that examine how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain in the near and not so distant future. In this post I elaborate two use cases that have huge potential for Manufacturer Finance. Treasury Operations Today’s largest Automotive companies operate less like single monolithic command and […]

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