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LYNK & CO and Ericsson drive forward built-in car sharing

The two companies have debuted a new in-car, app-based sharing feature at a Shanghai demonstration A major breakthrough in built-in car sharing has been witnessed at a demonstration from LYNK & CO and Ericsson. The two companies tested the new in-car, app-based sharing feature at a live demonstration on 17th April 2017 in Shanghai. LYNK… Read More

Hyundai union requests job security against robots

The South Korean union for automaker Hyundai has formally requested that jobs be protected against the introduction of robotics and artificial intelligence at manufacturing facilities. In a newsletter to members, the union addressed concerns that automotive manufacturing jobs are at risk due to technological advances, which include automating specific functions with robots, possibly controlled by… Read More

Microsoft announces Connected Vehicle Platform for Azure

Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, built for integration with the Azure cloud. The new offering was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new Connected Vehicle Platform was built to operate in the cloud, to provide traditional automakers with a technologically-advanced way to address key concerns, including predictive maintenance,… Read More

U.S. Department of Transportation proposes ‘driver mode’ for smart phones

A new recommendation from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would see a driver’s mobile phones unable to perform most of its functions under ‘drive mode’ – a restricted access setting which would only permit satnav and music apps. The intention is to reduce the increasing toll of road deaths… Read More

The ‘quiet killers’: new regulation requires electric or hybrid vehicles to make more noise

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has passed a new regulation which will require all electric and hybrid vehicles to make a noise by September 2019. While the legislation does not specify the kind of sound the electric cars will need to make, it does suggest that the noise must be… Read More