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Consumers Worry Connected Cars Are Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Consumers are increasingly worried about cyber attack vulnerabilities with connected and automated vehicles. According to a new Munich Re/HSB survey of more than 1,500 U.S. adults, 37% of consumers said they were either somewhat or very concerned about both cyber …

How Big Tech Hopes to Turn Cars into Connected Revenue Machines

Technology companies transformed smartphones and televisions into continuous fountains of revenue. Now, big tech wants to work with automakers to do the same thing for your car. With the widespread rollout of autonomous vehicles still years away, the two industries …

FCC Votes to Split Safety Spectrum with Telecoms Over Transportation Chief’s Warning

The U.S. telecommunications regulator voted on Thursday to advance a plan to split a key spectrum block set aside for auto safety to accommodate the burgeoning number of wireless devices, but the Transportation Secretary warned that doing so could lead …

Auto Supplier Bosch Teams with Startup Mojio to Connect Vehicles to Digital Services

German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is teaming with Canadian startup Mojio to get more vehicles connected wirelessly to a wide range of digital services, from insurance companies to emergency responders, the companies said on Wednesday. Bosch said it was …

Toyota’s $1B Investment in Ride-Hailer Grab Opens Door to Data-Driven Insurance

By pumping $1 billion into ride-hailing firm Grab, Toyota Motor Corp. stands to gain a passenger-side view of tens of thousands of cars across Southeast Asia, tracking how fast they drive, how far they travel and the time they spend …

Driving in Snow: Difficult for Humans and Driverless Cars

A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of “snowtonomous” research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet. But testing driverless cars in cold climates brings …

Personal Privacy and the War Over Connected Driver Data

Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen. Are …

Israeli Firm Among Those Seeing Profit in Telematics Data

The road to profits is paved with good data. Every hour, a modern car processes about 25 gigabytes of information — the equivalent of about seven full-length high-definition movies — on everything from engine temperature and tire pressure to what’s …

Zurich Acquires Bright Box, Specialist in Telematics, Connected Car Technologies

Zurich Insurance Group announced it has purchased 100 percent of the shares of Bright Box HK Ltd. and its subsidiaries – an acquisition designed to increase its capabilities in connected car technologies and telematics-enabled data analytics. Financial details of the …

UK Auto Insurer Direct Line Offers Tesla Drivers 5% Discount if They Use ‘Auto-Pilot’

Britain’s largest motor insurer Direct Line is offering Tesla Inc drivers in Britain a 5-percent discount for switching on the car’s autopilot system, seeking to encourage use of a system it hopes will cut down on accidents. The move – …