Five technology trends driving the automotive industry into the future

car driving at night

As cars become smarter and more automated, a lot of innovative technology will be needed to make them even more useful to drivers. Manufacturing cars of the future – be they autonomous, connected, electric, or a mix of all three – will be fueled by cutting-edge technology. Companies that can deploy this technology successfully will […]

There’s no good way to transport autonomous car test data — yet

driverless car

Behind the scenes at locations around the world the auto makers are running tests on autonomous cars for literally thousands of hours. The industry has poured more than $80 billion into R&D on autonomous cars over the last four years, so they are serious about making this happen. Those of us working on these tests […]

The driverless car will require 5G

There’s a great deal of effort underway on the part of companies in the telecom, auto and technology industries to start mainstreaming connected, self-driving cars by the early-to-mid 2020s. ABI Research forecasts there will be more than 11 million shared vehicles operating by 2030, serving an average of 64 users per shared driverless vehicle. Early […]

Negative consequences of IoT could extend beyond cybersecurity

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a 78-page technology assessment of emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their implications. Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World was conducted at the request of Congress, and involved a review of current literature and expert input. Report authors named information security as […]