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Join Us on Our Journey to a Vehicle-to-Government (V2Gov) Future

A smartphone on wheels. And more. That’s how innovators in the automotive and auto tech industries are envisioning cars of the future. Imagine an intelligent, connected vehicle that communicates with your home heater on a cold, snowy day to ensure the interior is toasty when you walk through the door. A car that preheats your oven so you can start dinner upon arrival.

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AT&T Offers New Unlimited Data Plan for Connected Cars

AT&T has 8 million connected vehicles on its U.S. network, and has partnerships with 19 different automakers to install connectivity.  So how is the company offering data plans for connected cars – and how are its customers responding? Business Insider has the details: http://www.businessinsider.com/att-offering-unlimited-data-plans-for-connected-cars-2016-5.

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Have Huge Impact on Global Economy

Morgan Stanley analysts say the economic impacts that autonomous vehicles are about to deliver – both on the U.S. and global economies – will be enormous.  The firm projects a staggering $1.3 trillion in annual savings for the U.S. economy, and $5.6 trillion in annual savings for the global economy, once autonomous vehicles fully penetrate these markets. Here’s Morgan Stanley’s detailed analysis: http://orfe.princeton.edu/~alaink/SmartDrivingCars/PDFs/Nov2013MORGAN-STANLEY-BLUE-PAPER-AUTONOMOUS-CARS%EF%BC%9A-SELF-DRIVING-THE-NEW-AUTO-INDUSTRY-PARADIGM.pdf.

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What Forces Are Accelerating and Decelerating Connected Car Realities?

Technological innovation, consumer enthusiasm, data and information security risks, government and legal regulations and more – what are the forces driving (and slowing) adoption of connected cars?  Tech Target takes a detailed look: http://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/blog/IoT-Agenda/Driving-forces-accelerating-and-decelerating-connected-car-security.

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Intel Bets Big on IoT and Connected Cars

After being a late entrant into the smartphone market, tech giant Intel is determined to be an early entrant into the IoT (Internet of Things) market. With 20 million connected cars expected to hit U.S. roads by 2020, Intel sees a huge opportunity for growth across the semiconductor industry. Through innovation and acquisition strategies, here’s how Intel is trying to take advantage: http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2016/05/31/intels-push-in-autonomous-cars-to-expand-its-iot-opportunities/#249e6c086ce3.

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Is a Unified Privacy Framework Coming to Connected Cars?

Multinational connected car automakers face an astonishing legal and regulatory maze, which, for better or worse, often slows innovation. Adopting unified, self-regulatory standards – protecting data privacy, while powering connected cars and autonomous vehicle communications – may be the fastest way to get connected cars on the road, globally. Bloomberg BNA spoke to several automotive executives to find out why: http://www.bna.com/unified-connected-cars-n57982072473/

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GM and Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis

When you hail a cab, soon it may not have a driver.  General Motors and Lyft have announced plans to rollout a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Blot taxis on public roads. The first test city? That’s yet to be revealed. But in theory, Lyft customers will have the option to opt in, or out, of the self-driving electric taxi test when ordering a car from Lyft’s mobile app.  Here’s more on how GM and Lyft are teaming up: http://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-lyft-to-test-self-driving-electric-taxis-1462460094.

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