Is the connected car the next big ecommerce platform?

Written by Jacqi Levy | January 17, 2017 | Automotive, Retail

Unless you live in a dense urban area, then you probably spend a lot of time in your car. In fact, the average American spends about 46 minutes of every day in his or her vehicle. According to Mark Lloyd, Consumer Online Officer for General Motors OnStar, work and home are typically the number one more

NAIAS: Taking humans out of the driving experience

Written by Ryan Boyles | January 15, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

This afternoon, Donna Satterfield moderated a discussion about the digital brain of cars. Donna is the VP of Auto, Aerospace and Defense in IBM’s Global Business Services group, so safety and security was top of mind for this panel. If auto makers want to take people out of the driving environment, there are many obstacles more

NAIAS: Using maps and IoT to find accessible destinations For Olli

Written by Ryan Boyles | January 15, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

I had the opportunity to explore amazing map technology with an incredible Watson IoT technology partner called Mapbox at the North America International Auto Show this week in Detroit. Last year I had the change to ride Olli – a self-driving mini shuttle built by Local Motors in a 3-D printing auto micro factory. Olli features more

It takes Alchemy to keep abreast of the StormWave media

Written by Cor van der Struijf | January 15, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

Let´s rewind five years. How would you respond to a request to engage in a groundbreaking project technically, knowing that the project would start rolling in only two weeks? And that the project required an in-depth and responsive analysis of social media. You would kindly decline the request, right? Fortunately, thanks to the technological advancements more

Big data and the challenges in the car industry

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 12, 2017 | Automotive

Another day at NAIAS 2017, and IBM have joined Intel and KPMG to talk big data and self-driving cars. Gary Silberg, Partner and Automotive Leader for KPMG, started things off. Six years ago, before it was chic, before it was cool, I wrote a paper: Self-driving cars: the next revolution. My colleagues thought I was more

Innovating the way we move and work with IoT

Written by Ryan Boyles | January 12, 2017 | Article, Automotive

Digital innovation is driving changes in the way we work. IBM has been at the forefront of this movement, working with clients to drive the development of technology to improve professional mobility and productivity. There are several challenges to overcome in the way that employees travel to and from work environments. Likewise, there are undeniable more

Technologies that will drive the automotive transformation

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 12, 2017 | Automotive

We’re here this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2017), and it’s all about IoT, connected cars, and autonomous driving. The first panel IBM is taking part in explores the technologies that will drive the biggest changes and transformation in the automotive industry. Here’s how it went… The session kicked off with more

The future of coming home to your car

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 11, 2017 | Automotive

Imagine tapping your phone screen, and being greeted moments later by your car. It’s heated to the correct temperature based on how cold it is outside. Your seat is in your preferred position. Based on your mood your vehicle senses what music you’d like to listen to, and what smells and scents suit best. Your more

IoT at the North American International Auto Show

Written by Jen Clark | January 10, 2017 | Automotive

This week Detroit hosts the North American International Auto Show, where the world’s top automotive experts, designers, engineers and tech whizzkids meet to showcase groundbreaking new designs and share their expertise with the industry. We’ll be there to have a nose at what’s new in connected vehicles. Over the last few months we’ve been writing more

CES starts crowd-sourcing cognitive self-driving vehicle accessibility

Written by Scott Stockwell | January 6, 2017 | Automotive, Conferences

In June 2016, Local Motors introduced Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap into the power of IBM Watson. At CES this year, Local Motors and IBM have joined forces with the CTA Foundation. Together the three organisations will start the journey to find new ways to expand Olli’s accessibility – expanding the ability to more

Transforming transportation for the world’s aging population and people with disabilities

Written by Andrew LaHart | January 6, 2017 | Automotive, Health and medicine

The earned privilege of driving tethers us only as far as the road, fuel, and our physical and cognitive abilities can take us. And, we all know what waits for us on the horizon as we age – losing the freedom to safely operate a vehicle. By teaming with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation more

CES: Connected cars, autonomous vehicles, and the future of driving

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 6, 2017 | Automotive

We joined a research panel discussion at CES 2017 focusing on connected cars, self-driving, and autonomy to see what the public are thinking, and where the future lies. Karl Brauer of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book kicked off by sharing stats on what they have learned from their consumers and what they think of autonomous more