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    1. Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies

      Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies

      Visiongain, an analysis firm based in the U.K., released a report this month listing the top 20 connected car companies, which includes all the usual suspects, such as Volvo, Ford and Honda. Tesla and Toyota were also among the top 10 automotive manufacturers in the connected car market, which Visiongain projects to be worth $35.7 billion in 2016 alone.

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      Mentions: Honda Volvo Apple
    2. How do you truly secure the connected car?

      How do you truly secure the connected car?

      We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. From Instagramming our exotic summer vacations to receiving alerts from our smartwatches about our next meeting — even ordering groceries via our mobile devices to skip the line — we have more than enough ways to stay tuned in 24/7. For better or worse, the fear of missing out (a.k.a. FOMO) is real, and businesses are quick to capitalize.

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      Mentions: Tesla Safety
    3. The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

      The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

      In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is going to be paramount. That’s why Craig Smith, who has spent 20 years working in banking and healthcare digital security, wrote The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester. Which is just as intimidating as it sounds.

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    4. Even your connected car will need antivirus software

      Even your connected car will need antivirus software

      Connected cars can talk to each other (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V), and they’re starting to be able to talk to the city they’re driving around (vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I). That also means baddies can potentially talk to our cars, as we’ve seen in the experimental hack of a Jeep. But hacking isn’t the only danger, because wherever there’s a computer, there’s certain to be a computer virus lurking. This is the problem Argus Cyber Security is working to address.

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    5. Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

      Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

      GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks. Now, a Tel Aviv-based startup called Karamba Security has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to bring cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.

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    6. INNOVATE2016: New infrastructure is the key to economic recovery

      INNOVATE2016: New infrastructure is the key to economic recovery

      As the founder and CEO of Smartcar, a soon to be launched start-up, Sahas Katta is very much focused on infrastructure for the connected car. For Katta, who made his name in 2013 reverse engineering his dad’s Tesla Model S, the key infrastructure to ensure the success of the connected car remains our roads. And they need “a serious upgrade”,

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      Mentions: Tesla
    7. Security And Privacy Standards Are Critical To The Success Of Connected Cars

      Security And Privacy Standards Are Critical To The Success Of Connected Cars

      The automotive industry is rapidly evolving to transform the car from a simple mode of transport to a personalized information hub: There will be an estimated 220 million connected cars on the road globally by 2020. Each of those cars will be equipped with more than 200 sensors, more than double the number of sensors in connected cars on the road today.

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      Mentions: Google Intel Safety
    8. BMW MINI Teams Up With HAX To Build A NYC Accelerator Focused On Connected Cities Of The Future

      BMW MINI Teams Up With HAX To Build A NYC Accelerator Focused On Connected Cities Of The Future

      What will the city of the future look like? We’re starting to see new technologies capable of helping future urban populations share more resources, reduce costs and communicate in new ways and BMW’s MINI would like to be at the forefront of this movement. That’s why MINI says it teamed up with HAX, an existing hardware accelerator within SOSV (formerly SOS Ventures), to build a new accelerator dedicated to startups working on the city of the future called Urban-X.

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      Mentions: BMW
    9. Ford Launches New Programs To Make Driving And Car Ownership Less Of A Hassle

      Ford Launches New Programs To Make Driving And Car Ownership Less Of A Hassle

      Ford announced a number of new initiatives today that all aim to make driving and owning a car a little bit easier for Ford and non-Ford drivers alike. At the core of these new programs is FordPass — which at first glance looks like it’s an OnHub on steroids (with an additional smartphone app). Among other things, this program will let you call so-called FordGuides for help with all of your mobility problems, including parking bookings, for example.

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      Mentions: IBM Ford Tesla
    10. Ford Is Adding Support For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto To Its Vehicles

      Ford Is Adding Support For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto To Its Vehicles

      At last, at last, at last. Ford is finally adopting Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto for its in-car infotainment system, so the carmaker announced ahead of the CES event in Las Vegas this week. We reviewed Ford Sync 3, the third iteration of the company’s connected car technology, last year, and that system will soon include support for both Google and Apple’s in-car platforms.

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      Mentions: Apple Google CarPlay
    11. The Caruma Aims To Be A Fitbit For Cars

      The Caruma Aims To Be A Fitbit For Cars

      Computer vision technologist Chris Carson has built a portable device that turns any regular vehicle into a connected car. The Caruma, which Carson calls a Fitbit for driving, tracks mileage, driver performance, trip history and GPS location information. The device also comes with built-in dual high definition video to record what’s happening simultaneously from inside and outside the car in case of accident or theft. We’re starting to see more modern vehicles move into the connected car space.

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      Mentions: Honda Google Toyota
    12. Connected Car Security: Separating Fear From Fact

      Connected Car Security: Separating Fear From Fact

      We have a love affair with our cars. We equate them with independence and romance. We spend hours washing, waxing and restoring them. As a portion of total consumer credit, we spend more on car loans than we do on home mortgages. So when researchers claim they can remotely control our cars, disable the brakes and take control of the steering, and news websites show pictures of an SUV nose down in a ditch, it affects us not only as an intellectual exercise, but at an emotional level.

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      Mentions: Google Android
    13. The Cloud-Connected Car Drives IoT Monetization

      The Cloud-Connected Car Drives IoT Monetization

      The car is well on its way to becoming the most sophisticated mobile device in the Internet of Things (IoT), or, to use a phrase that’s more to the point, the Monetization of Things™ (MoT). Linked to the cloud by way of wireless technologies, smart chips, onboard computers and mobile apps, connected vehicles are driving new business models and disrupting old ones.

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    14. Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

      Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

      GM and Ford released statements to TechCrunch indicating that in their vehicles, Android Auto has very limited access to vehicle information. This comes after claims published by Motor Trend magazine that stated Porsche opted to not include Android Auto over the data collected by Google’s in-car infotainment system. Google later denied this claim stating Android Auto does not collect data such as throttle position, oil temp and coolant temp — at least in its current version.

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      Mentions: Apple Google CarPlay
    15. Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

      Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

      Today, Toyota announced that it had hired Gill Pratt to drive its autonomous car research. Pratt is best known in this field for his work at DARPA and MIT, including starting the Robotics Challenge. The company is also investing $50M in the research over the next five years as well as partnering with MIT and Stanford. Pratt has spent the past five years with DARPA, and laid out what’s important for Toyota at an event in Palo Alto today: "Our long-term goal is to make a car that is never responsible for a crash."

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      Mentions: Toyota
    16. Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

      Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

      The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment system handled tasks better than CarPlay. Yet it’s hard to ignore what CarPlay is. It’s the culmination of Apple’s mobile services.

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      Mentions: Apple Google CarPlay
    17. Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation

      Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation

      Earlier this summer, Trinity had the pleasure of hosting a Transportation Tech dinner with some of the brightest minds in the space, including Uber’s lead data scientist, Lyft’s leader of operations strategy, RelayRides’ head of marketing, and the CEOs of ZIRX, MileIQ, Chariot, and Automatic.

      While the conversation led to many interesting conclusions, the discussion can be summed up in large part by one unifying insight:

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    18. Hands-On With Ford’s Sync 3

      Hands-On With Ford’s Sync 3

      Ford was one of the first major car manufacturers to bring connected car technology to its lineup with Sync in 2007, but while the first iterations of its Sync and — later — MyFord Touch infotainment systems were ahead of their time in the car world, they were also rather slow, cluttered and clunky.

      Sync 3, which is now available on the 2016 Ford Escape compact SUV and Fiesta subcompact, is a welcome departure from all of that.

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      Mentions: Apple Google CarPlay
    19. Taking The 2016 Audi TT’s Virtual Cockpit For A Spin

      Taking The 2016 Audi TT’s Virtual Cockpit For A Spin

      The new 2016 Audi TT virtual cockpit boasts high-definition, crystal-clear digital graphics, Google Earth imagery and navigation, haptic feedback, Google-like search, voice command operation and “just write” touch features. The display is pretty slick, with 60fps PC gaming speeds and Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processing technology that is reminiscent of the Tesla Model S touchscreen control panel – boasting the same Nvidia Tegra chips.

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      Mentions: Google Audi Tesla
    20. Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

      Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

      Zubie, a company that sells a device allowing drivers to tap into their car’s onboard computer and then sync vehicle diagnostic data to their smartphone, is today expanding its footprint with the introduction of an open API that will now allow developers to build on top of this platform. Called “ZinC” – or, “Zubie for the Internet of Cars” – the API offers the ability for partners to access vehicle diagnostics, as well as location data, trip activity, and driving data, for use in their own applications.

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