Globally, 25 mega-cities (10 million or more inhabitants) exist today. By 2030, there will be 28 mega-cities in China alone. Such growth poses immense challenges for parking, traffic congestion and air quality – but connected vehicles may hold the key to solving those problems. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/22ke6LO.
Cars aren’t for simple point A to point B trips anymore. Increasingly, cars are high-tech ecosystems – so-called “smartphones on wheels.” So how does the satellite industry fit into these emerging innovations? Satellite Today spoke with some top car executives to find out: http://bit.ly/22kdXYK.
Ninety-four-year-old Florence Swanson once rode in a Ford Model-T. She recently rode in a Google self-driving car for the first time. “You haven’t lived until you get in one of those cars,” she says. And Google thinks other seniors may feel the same way. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/1TRFTSa.
Thirty-two-thousand people died in auto accidents last year. How many of those deaths could have been prevented by self-driving cars? To be fair, it’s impossible to know – but experts say, new technologies will dramatically reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on our roads in just a few short years. Find out more: http://bit.ly/1TFfbNa.
Can connected cars be hacker-proof? Research by analysts at IDC on behalf of application security firm Veracode say cyber threats are three years ahead of cyber defenses today – but that gap is narrowing. Here’s why: http://zd.net/1QITrZE.
Is “trust” really why we can’t make a fast jump to fully-autonomous cars? Should car companies rush into the world of self-driving cars or is it best to go slow on developing and introducing these automated vehicles on our roads? “A sudden changeover from human-driven to autonomous vehicles is simply not realistic no matter what Google and Tesla would like people to believe,” says Navigant Research’s senior research analyst Sam Abuelsamid (@samabuelsamid). This is especially true for carmakers just given the sheer number of past and even recent recall scandals. “The most important thing for companies to do is to avoid rushing the technology into applications where it isn’t ready,” he warns.