Government plans to install fibre optic cables under motorways which will beam traffic information to suitably-equipped cars and vans.
Highways England says an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve how efficiently roads are maintained and improve safety.
Connected cars have been highlighted by UK consumers as one of the top areas for concern when it comes to products susceptible to hacking.
Connected cars and the data they produce are set to transform the leasing landscape over the next few years.
Epyx says that businesses collecting connected car service and maintenance data often have no means of processing it effectively
By Ben Volkow CEO and co-founder of Otonomo
LeasePlan and TomTom Telematics have formed a partnership which will see LeasePlan offer the latest in cloud-based fleet management technology to its corporate customers.
A consortium led by TRL has been awarded £13.4 million of Government funding to create a world-leading, real-world test environment for the development of future mobility solutions.
According to leading officials, The Government is creating a world first environment for development, testing and deployment of CAVS (connected and autonomous vehicles).
Electric and hybrid vehicles are likely to account for 58% of all new car sales in Europe, the USA and China by 2025, according to PwC.
Fleet decision-makers have been urged to book the final available places for next week’s ICFM Masterclass focusing on ‘big data’.
However, cyber security experts are calling for more detailed guidelines and urged manufacturers to review their use of open source components.
Connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers, under new Government guidelines issued by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Seventy per cent of respondents to a BVRLA survey feel that manufacturers have an obligation to provide connected vehicle and driver data.
Around 70% of BVRLA members and fleet managers believe that vehicle manufacturers have an obligation to provide vehicle data, according to a survey.
Having parked up outside his workplace in central Glasgow, James Watson was forced out of his vehicle by a thief, who stole his new Vauxhall Astra.
Ford has developed technology that sends a signal from an emergency services vehicle directly to nearby drivers, so that they will know exactly where the siren is coming from, and how far away it is.
BVRLA labels proposals for manufacturers to collect and store data from connected vehicles, and only release it if there is an agreement, “very dangerous”.
The fleet industry is set to undergo a “massive revolution” with the introduction of the connected car and the arrival of so-called ‘big data’.
Volvo has announced a partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on the Android platform.
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