Computer viruses are nothing new. The brutal lessons learned from those who’ve survived them make us more cautious when surfing the digital wave on our devices. But how often do we think of our vehicles as motorized computers? Today’s automobiles include operating systems that provide climate control, fuel efficiency, satellite-based entertainment, automated safety features and […]
In 1945, a blind engineer named Ralph Teetor invented cruise control, the popular automobile feature that most modern citizens can’t live without. Since that time, cruise control systems and their technology have evolved into even “smarter” technologies called adaptive cruise control (ACC). ACC employs radar sensor technology to automatically adjust a vehicle’s speed based on […]
Did you know high-end cars feature around 100 million lines of code? Add up all those infotainment, electronic control units and sensors, and the modern high-end car is a masterpiece of technology. So why is an old technology – Ethernet – increasingly vital? Find out from Auto Connected Car News.
Have you heard of Progressive’s Snapshot? It earned $2.6 billion in insurance premiums in 2014 alone. Usage-based insurance (UBI) is a booming sector – and V2V and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies are driving its growth. The Motley Fool takes a look at UBI – and why it is projected to be a $60 billion […]
What could slow down the rise of connected cars? It’s not just the pace of technological innovation. Lawmakers, dealers, consumers, developers – all will play major roles in the mass adoption of new technologies and rise of a truly smart IoT (Internet of Things). So what are the 10 greatest hurdles to mass adoption of […]
As smart cars continue to evolve, so too will the infrastructures that will soon be able to directly communicate with these cars. Via vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, every new car on the road will be wirelessly talking with every other new car on the road. With capabilities including the ability to control steering for parking, engaging […]
How “connected cars” are transforming the way we drive and “talk” to other cars, dealers, manufacturers and government agencies. By Don Armstrong, CEO, Motor Vehicle Software Inc. (MVSC) The term “connected car” seems to be all over the news these days. From CO2 reductions via zero emissions vehicles to a no-accident future with self-driving cars to cybersecurity […]
Connected Car (definition) — the presence of devices in an automobile that connect the devices to other devices within the car/vehicles and or devices, networks and services outside the car including other cars, home, office or infrastructure. It is 2025, and connected cars have been the norm for the past five years. Before being connected, I would get in my […]