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Betting on Mobileye – Safe till 2020

If you are an automotive analyst tracking the ADAS/Automation market, then am sure you have been pounded with this question – how sustainable is Mobileye’s mono-camera based SoC’s. I have personally talked to several financial firms that want to know more about what makes this company special and how they fit into the growing ADAS and L2/L3 automat...

Auto App Stores – Aftermarket is Winning this Game

Back in 2010 when Ford introduced the concept of smartphone tethered apps everyone believed that the connected aka smartphone on wheels has found its new winning feature to attract younger buyers. Truth be told that concept largely went nowhere despite many attempts from other OEMs to imitate, buy startups (Harman Aha) and even hire developers to b...

TomTom and Shell Collaborate for Integrated Telematics Services and Fuel Card Management

TomTom Telematics, one of the telematics giants across the globe and the biggest in Europe in terms of subscription base, partners with Shell, one of the world’s leading Oil and Gas companies to jointly promote telematics services in the European region. TomTom Telematics will be able to offer a combined solution for the monitoring and reporting o...

IOT & Automotive Industry - Think Uber for Used Car Retailing

You know that a company or a product is doing something right when they are in the headlines almost all the time. Apple, Google, Tesla and these days the automotive industry features in that constant limelight category. Of course am separating out the corporate maleficence, hacking allegations and other negatives in what is otherwise an industry ri...

Autopilot but not Autonomous Yet – Tesla Sticks to the Basics!

Yesterday marked the official rollout of update 7.0 from Tesla that allows Model S and Model X (the lucky ones) vehicles purchased after October 2014 to get the autosteer including automatic lane change and auto parallel parking features. The update is available now and can take up to 2 hours to download and install. To clarify at this point, by SA...

ITS World Congress 2015 – From Intelligent Transport Systems Towards Intelligent Mobility: Better use of space

Martyn Briggs, Industry Principal, Frost & Sullivan Introduction Last week over 10,000 transportation professionals descended on Bordeaux for the 22nd Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress, a globally renowned exhibition showcasing the latest products and projects that are deploying technology to improve the future of mobility. There...

Evolving Age of Technology-Enabled Auto Insurance

The traditional world of auto insurance has always placed more emphasis on the driver, their driving history and static demographic related factors.  This model did not differentiate between good and bad drivers and in most cases the good ones had to subsidize for the bad because of a unified premium structure. The first wave of change that came as...

Cloud & the Car - GM and IBM are Showing Use Cases that Actually Impact!

Auto industry is currently buzzing with key words like autonomous cars, big data, IOT and cloud. This industry once called conservative is making more noise about emerging technologies than even the consumer electronics space. Apart from the clamor what are the real business benefits and are they even doing showcasing use cases in real time. Partly...

Five themes demonstrated at the IAA New Mobility World to deliver the Future of Mobility

Martyn Briggs – Industry Principal, Mobility, Automotive & Transportation, Frost & Sullivan Next week sees the start of the 66th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. A combination of 54 new models, 19 concepts, as well as high level demonstrations of the latest trends and technologies make it a bi-annual highlight of the automotive sector....

Sen Markey to the Rescue – But Regulation?

Ground breaking event. Finally the much required action. All these have been extensively used since last evening on social media ever since the regulation announcement was made around securing the car. The SPYCar Act as it has been dubbed promises a lot of different elements but in reality is it really the answer this industry needs? Background E...

Finally Waze is made Useful by Google

First things first – the definitions that separate the ride sharing from car sharing also factoring in short and long durations are getting so blurry that new companies are emerging to attack these very fine lines that separate these solutions. A good example is Uber and its controversial products in many markets and the most recently suspended Ube...

Microsoft Sheds and Uber Gains

"Our intention is to make Uber so efficient, cars so highly utilized that for most people it is cheaper than owning a car," Kalanick, the company CEO said. Another independent study claims that if anyone drives lesser than 9800 miles a year or so, using UberX will be far cheaper than using your personal vehicle. Very clearly the larger intentions o...

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