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Is Your City’s Transportation Network Vulnerable to a Cyberattack?

It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing another headline related to a dramatic cybersecurity breach. You may even feel desensitized to them, taking the “that will never happen to me” mentality. But the truth is, it can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. In fact,  there are 1.46 billion data breaches each month, on average. As the internet of things (IoT) moves from theoretical to reality, we need to think beyond virtual identity theft and shift our attention toward much larger...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Congress, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Transit, Washington Dc, Autos, Dallas, Commuting, Pentagon, Connected Car, Department Of Homeland Security

Vinli raises $13.5m Series B to expand its vehicle data intelligence platform

Connected car service provider Vinli today announced it closed a $13.5 million Series B financing round. The company says this infusion of capital allows it broaden its mobility services and integrations as it attempts to connect cars around the world. The funding came from new and existing investors and brings the total amount the company raised to over $20 million. Based in Dallas, TX, Vinli launched in 2014 in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield as a direct consumer company that allowed owners to ...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Internet Of Things, Texas, Technology, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Computing, Dallas, Connected Car, Cloud Services, Car Service, Netapp, Vinli

Teen Drivers: Help Keep them Safe with Monitoring Devices and Apps

Remember how you felt when you got your license and took your first solo drive? We certainly do. Proud, excited and FREE! Earning a driver’s license is the first real step into adulthood and with it comes a lot of responsibility at a young age. Back then, our parents gave us advice to help keep us safe. But there was little beyond this to assist them. Today, we’re lucky to have modern technology like connected devices and smartphone apps to help. Here we take a look at a few options to help kee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Safety, Advice, Uncategorized, Distracted Driving, Autos, Connected Car, Car Tech, Car Safety, Amazon Alexa, Openbay, Life360, Safe Driving, Teen Driver

V2X Network gives developers the keys to in-vehicle data

Data is king. But if there isn’t a way to capture, sort and use it, then there it sits — an untapped resource. V2X Network, a German-based startup presenting onstage Thursday during Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, sees opportunity in all the data produced in the modern car. And it’s a hefty sum. A fully connected and automated car loaded with sensors can produce up to 4 terabytes of data per day, the company says. As V2X Network puts it,  “cars have basically ...
Tags: TC, Berlin, Events, Tech, Intel, Automotive, Connected Car, Blockchain, Battlefield, Self-driving Car, Startup Battlefield, Disrupt Berlin, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018, Startup Battlefield Disrupt Berlin 2018, V2X Network, Ahsan Shamim COO Holger Philipp

ePrivacy: An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change

Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which updated the European Union’s 1995 Data Protection Directive — most notably by making the penalties for compliance violations much larger. But there’s another piece of the puzzle — intended to ‘complete’ GDPR but which is still in t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Security, TC, Facebook, Europe, Media, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Law, Eu, European Union, E-commerce, Austria, Commission, Data Protection

Volkswagen partners with Microsoft on connected car platform

Volkswagen and Microsoft are partnering to create cloud services for VW’s fleet. VW anticipates that more than 5 million new Volkswagen-brand vehicles per year “will be fully connected and will be part of the Internet of Things.” The post Volkswagen partners with Microsoft on connected car platform appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Microsoft, Azure, Cars, Trends, Vw, Computing, Volkswagen, Connected Car, Cloud Services

Owl Car Cam review

If you're looking for a security system that goes beyond an annoying alarm, then the Owl may be the solution to watch your car on and off the road. But is it worth the cost compared to other vehicle tracking products? The post Owl Car Cam review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Connected Car, Dash Cam

Raven Connected Car System review

With all of the technology in our world, we have yet to find a good way to secure our vehicles and the important cargo that they transport. Thankfully, Raven is here to keep watch and allow us to stay connected from afar. The post Raven Connected Car System review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Connected Car, Automotive Accessories, Dash Camera

Audi expands Traffic Light Information system, now in 10 U.S. cities

Filed under: Green,Audi,Emerging Technologies Audi continues to expand its Traffic Light System telematics program, adding Phoenix and Kansas City, Kan. That brings the number of U.S. cities where the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology is available to 10, with more than 2,250 intersections wired for the capability.Continue reading Audi expands Traffic Light Information system, now in 10 U.S. cities Audi expands Traffic Light Information system, now in ...
Tags: Autos, Mobility, Kansas City, Audi, Connected Car, Official, Phoenix, Telematics, Traffic Light Information, Traffic Light Timing, Green Audi Emerging Technologies Audi

Connected Cars: The Opportunity Is Closer Than Marketers Think

The following is a guest contributed post by Keith Petri, Chief Strategy Officer of Screen6 The rise of the connected car has been swift. With most auto manufacturers beginning to offer apps on the in-car dashboard, integrations with voice assistants, and swipe navigation, the latest cars on the market seem more like software platforms that people just happen to drive. In the United States, connected car penetration is estimated at 38.8 percent in 2018, a figure that is expected to grow to more ...
Tags: Apple, Opinion, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, United States, Connected Car, Keith Petri

Spotify’s Attack on Radio in the Car

It’s informed speculation at this point, but the story goes like this: By the end of this month, Spotify is expected to make some hardware announcements, and there’s a good chance that one of those announcements will be designed to bring the platform closer to more cars. Obviously anybody with a smartphone and bluetooth can conceivably use Spotify in their cars, but the platform is notoriously laborious – indeed, that’s the whole point of Spotify: Getting exactly what you want when you want it –...
Tags: Spotify, Media, Car, Pandora, Radio, Reddit, Streaming, Toyota, Radio industry, Connected Car, Gadget, Alexa, Internet Radio, Amazon com Inc, InvestorPlace, MARK RAMSEY

A peace plan to end the wireless wars

Boris Teksler Contributor Boris Teksler is the former licensing chief at Apple and current chief executive of the patent licensing company Conversant IP. Joe Siino Contributor Joseph Siino is the former intellectual property chief at Yahoo and the current president of Via Licensing . Ira Blumberg Contributor Ira Blumberg is the vice president of IP at Lenovo ...
Tags: Apple, Column, Technology, Yahoo, Law, Tech, Smartphone, President, Lenovo, Connected Car, Lte, Patent, Patent Law, Patent Troll, Via Licensing, Boris Teksler

Ford’s new SmartLink connected upgrade for older vehicles will be available mid-2018

Ford is finally detailing availability of its FordPass SmartLink accessory, an OBD II plug-in device with Verizon 4G LTE on board which can add connected car features to model year 2010 to 2017 Ford vehicles that don’t already have native connectivity built in. The FordPass accessory will be available across the U.S. sometime in the middle of this year, with dealer enrolment now open. Dealers will provide the device to end users, providing installation for the add-on hardware, which will then co...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Technology, Electronics, Wi-fi, Oil, Tech, Smartphone, Car, Automotive, United States, Ford, 4G, Connected Car, Lte

Why Porsche is Sexier and Brainier Than You Realize

Once upon a time, “high tech” in a sports car meant how much faster engineers could tune the vehicle to go, or how a new suspension system would help it maintain proper ground clearance, even around hairpin turns. These days, automakers are testing a staggering array of technological innovations, advancing mobility and the interface between passenger and the car—not where the rubber meets the road (or how quickly). Augmenting Reality Consider, for example, how Porsche has been elevating the c...
Tags: Google, Startups, Technology, Uncategorized, Advertising, Barcelona, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Porsche, Innovation, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Ai, Autonomous Cars, R&D, Huawei

Super Bowl LII: Amazon Takes Celebrity Alexa Voices for Post-Game Spin

After winning USA Today‘s Super Bowl Ad Meter, Amazon is following up on its celebrity-studded Super Bowl campaign with a series of short spots promoting the voice assistant’s availability in Ford vehicles. As announced last month, the Ford EcoSport 2018 SUV boasts a SYNC 3 Infotainment panel that integrates Alexa along with Waze, iHeartRadio, AccuWeather, ExxonMobil Speedpass+ and other apps. (Lincoln is also incorporating the Alexa assistant.) Check out how Rebel Wilson, Gordon Ramsay, C...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Celebrities, Advertising, Sports, NFL, ExxonMobil, Automotive, Ford, Super Bowl, Lincoln, Ai, Waze, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today

At CES, Harman shows how it’s fighting cyberattacks on autonomous vehicles

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Harman is showcasing its latest Shield Solution to combat cyberattacks and sensor spoofing on autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. The post At CES, Harman shows how it’s fighting cyberattacks on autonomous vehicles appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Connected Car, Consumer Electronics Show, Harman, Ces2018, Connected Car Security, CES Harman, Las Vegas Harman

CES 2018: Samsung Unifies IoT Experiences Into One SmartThings App

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. on Monday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas outlined its vision and strategy for intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) experiences. In spring 2018, Samsung will unite its IoT applications—including Samsung Connect, Smart Home, Smart View and more—into a single SmartThings app, which will connect and control any SmartThings-enabled device directly from a phone, TV or car. The goal is to make IoT easier and more seamless for consumers. Ad...
Tags: Verizon, California, Russia, Uncategorized, Advertising, Samsung, Ces, Automotive, Korea, Silicon Valley, Knox, Las Vegas, Ai, Iot, R&D, Connected Home

Tantalum and Openbay Partner to Deliver Connected-Car Automotive Services Platform

Tantalum and Openbay Partner to Deliver Connected-Car Automotive Services Platform LAS VEGAS, CES 2018 – January 08, 2018 – Today, Tantalum Corporation announced it has partnered with Openbay to deliver an automotive repair and maintenance services platform to wireless carriers and auto manufacturers. Tantalum’s Connected Car platform integrated with the Openbay marketplace seamlessly connects motor vehicles with a nationwide network of automotive service providers. Vehicles with an illum...
Tags: US, Samsung, Automotive, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Cars, TNT, Press, Connected Car, Google Ventures, Car Tech, Industry News, Tantalum, Cambridge MA, Openbay

CES 2018: Garmin Teases In-Car System, Wearable Tech

At CES 2018, Garmin will reveal its new scalable Automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) Infotainment platform for connected cars. The platform includes multiple industry-first features like wireless rear-seat navigation, comprehensive Accuweather forecasts along a route, and unique integration of Amazon’s cloud-based Alexa voice service. “This scalable multi-screen platform provides a new level of speed and design for the OEM segment,” Garmin notes in a  . At CES next week in Las ...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Digital, Ces, Wearable Tech, Automotive, Fitness Trackers, Connected Car, Accuweather, Garmin, Alexa, Lenexa, HMI, Brand Ambassadors, Park Hill Oklahoma, CES 2018

GM launches Marketplace for in-car shopping and reservations

 GM is making it possible to shop right from your vehicle’s infotainment system, while on the go. The carmaker is pushing out an update for model year 2017 and later vehicles, which will go out to all cars even if the owner doesn’t have a paid in-car Wi-Fi data subscription, that adds ‘Marketplace,’ a new kind of commerce platform. Marketplace is already rolling out… Read More
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Marketplace, Automotive, Transport, Gm, Distracted Driving, Automotive Industry, Chevrolet, Connected Car

Shop with Your Steering Wheel: 3 Opportunities in Connected Car Commerce

We are entering the age of connected car commerce. Buckle your seatbelts. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 80% of vehicles (roughly 250 million cars) will be connected to the Internet of Things. These hypermobile devices will come complete with hardware, operating systems and app-driven utilities that can support a variety of payments on the go. “The industry crossed a critical threshold in the first quarter of 2016, with the quiet but dramatic announcement of a statistic that few noted at the tim...
Tags: Apple, Internet Of Things, Seo, Tesla, Chicago, Ford, Gartner, Gm, Jaguar, Bmw, Kpmg, Accenture, Connected Car, Shell, Priceline, Dunkin Donuts

HERE's Real-Time Traffic pools live data from Audi, BMW Mercedes cars

Filed under: Etc.,Audi,BMW,Mercedes-Benz,Safety,Emerging Technologies,Infotainment,Technology The car companies are all part-owners of HERE.Continue reading HERE's Real-Time Traffic pools live data from Audi, BMW Mercedes cars HERE's Real-Time Traffic pools live data from Audi, BMW Mercedes cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Co...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Connected Car, Here, Official, Here Mapping, Real-time Traffic

Savari works to bring 5G to connected cars

 In these early days of smart cities and connected cars, Savari has emerged as a V2X (that’s vehicle-to-everything) innovator. Now it’s joined the 5G Automotive Association to bring cellular communications to connected cars. This technology doesn’t merely provide faster cell service on the morning commute. Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a communications system for connected cars to… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Audi, Connected Car, 5g, Daimler, Bosch, V2X, Savari, 5G Automotive Association

T-Mobile adds Allstate roadside assistance to its SyncUp Drive connected car service

T-Mobile's SyncUp Drive connected car service -- the aftermarket subscription that comes with vehicle monitoring and more -- is getting even better. Starting April 4, subscribers get Allstate roadside assistance at no extra charge. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, Cars, Trends, T Mobile, Connected Car, Subscription, Allstate, SyncUp Drive

Toyota and NTT to collaborate on connected car tech, including AI

 Toyota and NTT, one of Japan’s largest carriers, are teaming up to work on connected vehicle technology, with an agreement to work together on research and development in this emerging area. The team-up makes a lot of sense, since both carriers and automakers are looking to maximize the amount of data they can get from their customers as vehicles become increasingly connected. The… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Japan, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Connected Car, NTT

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay Syncs With Ford and Amazon’s Alexa

With the 2.0 version of Ford’s Sync system, you could order a Domino’s pizza with ease. Now, for Sync 3.0, Ford has hatched a partnership with both Amazon and Starbucks which will let you use voice commands via Amazon’s Alexa service to tee up a Starbucks latte order and have it waiting pick-up. Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Starbucks chief technology officer (above), announced the partnership to bring its Mobile Order & Pay function to the car. She highlighted the technological feat at the company’...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Internet Of Things, Technology, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Advertising, Ces, Automotive, Ford, Innovation, Mobile Payments, Starbucks, Ai, Seattle, Connected Car

How do engineers design today’s astronomically complicated cars? Using these tools

Modern automobiles have become so complex that automakers are turning to software companies to help them manage and test virtualized designs and manage mountains of requirements compliance paperwork. We took a deeper look at the companies that are coding the next generation of cars. The post How do engineers design today’s astronomically complicated cars? Using these tools appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Connected Car, Self-driving Car, Software Security, Road Rave

Audi Accelerates Global Growth With China Tech Partners

Globally, Audi AG continues to scrap with its German rivals for the title of world’s best-selling luxury marque. Case in point: Audi delivered around 132,000 cars to customers worldwide in August, exceeding the year-earlier month by 2.9 percent and, for all of 2016, exceeding year-earlier levels by nearly 5 percent. In September, Audi reported its 68th consecutive month of year-over year sales increases in the US market, one of its core regions, a remarkable run of success and growth that has c...
Tags: Technology, Campaigns, China, Germany, India, Advertising, US, America, Tesla, Beijing, Automotive, Innovation, Alibaba, Tencent, Airbnb, Bmw

Radio: Why Connected Cars Don’t Matter

From Radio Ink: While the radio industry grapples with what it should be doing about the connected car, there may be some comfort in knowing consumers are still a bit baffled by the connected car as well. Nielsen’s new AutoTECHCAST report shows that nearly one-third of consumers have never heard of these technology-enabled vehicles. “These consumers don’t know what connected cars do, and are not associating vehicle brands with infotainment badging.” Both the auto and radio industries still don’...
Tags: Auto, Technology, Media, Audio, Radio, Automotive, Radio industry, Content, Nielsen, Dashboard, Connected Car, Android Auto, Don, Consumer, MARK RAMSEY, Radio's Future

Argus’ cybersecurity systems quietly keep your vehicle safe from hackers

As vehicles increasingly connect to internal and external networks, security threats multiply. Argus Cyber Security has six layers of protection, from securing in-car networks to keeping hackers from shutting down your engine. The post Argus’ cybersecurity systems quietly keep your vehicle safe from hackers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Cyber Security, Connected Car, Argus, Argus Cyber Security