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Toyota Unveils New Models in Advanced Driver-Assist Technology Push

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp unveiled on Thursday new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with advanced driver assistance, as competition heats up to develop more self-driving and connected cars. Toyota’s latest launch comes as automakers, electric car …

Amazon To Showcase Its Transportation Drive at World’s Largest Tech Show

From making cars talk using Alexa’s voice to managing data from factories full of robots, Amazon.com Inc wants a big piece of the action in transportation, and this week at CES will unveil more about its strategy to achieve that …

Hyundai Motor Group Unveils $35 Billion Investment Plan in Self-Driving Cars

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars …

Data Derived From Connected Cars Raise Concerns

That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house could turn into nice little gift for automakers as they increasingly collect oodles and oodles of data about the driver. Automakers are collecting valuable pieces of information …

Connected Car Data Benefits Auto Insurance Lifecycle

Data derived from connected cars on the road today can improve auto insurance from both the insurer and insured perspective, according to Dawn Mortimer, AVP – IoT/Telematics Product Management at Verisk Insurance Solutions. The data collected by connected cars can …

New Car Buyers Don’t Seek out Safety Tech, but Happy to Have it

A new telematics study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that most car buyers don’t seek out advanced safety and connectivity features in new cars, however 76 percent of connected car owners are pleased when they discover the benefits of having …

Survey Reveals Bullish but Measured Outlook in Race to Self-Driving Cars

As Congress makes headway on legislation to expedite the rollout of self-driving cars, automotive and technology companies are already forging ahead in spite of lingering regulatory uncertainty and other challenges, according to a new survey conducted by law firm Foley …

Commentary: Tesla Boosted Range Prior to Irma, Raises Connected Car Questions

Last week, as millions of Floridians evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma‘s landfall, Tesla owners received some unexpected help: added vehicle range. That boost – done over the air via the cars’ dedicated communications systems, and without the owners needing to …

The Future of Telematics

Though usage based insurance (UBI) has been around for some time, the use of telematics is expected to expand, according to Dawn Mortimer, assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Claims Product Development for Verisk Insurance Solutions. “I’ve worked at carriers where …

Terrorists Could Target Connected Cars

Internet-connected and driverless cars could be targets for hackers – potentially including terrorists and hostile nations – so the automotive industry must ensure vehicles have built-in cybersecurity protection, a top U.S. Justice Department official said. “There is no Internet-connected system …