Connected Cars

  • FLEETCOR Teams With Nissan In Brazil On Contactless Payments

    September 5, 2019 FLEETCORIn a first-of-its-kind partnership, FLEETCOR company Sem Parar is teaming with Nissan on contactless payments in Brazil. The arrangement will see the outfitting of all new Nissan vehicles with Sem ...
  • How Amazon Hopes To Make Alexa King Of The Road

    September 4, 2019 connected car dashboardWhen it comes to the household, Amazon’s Alexa rules the roost as America’s favored artificial intelligence (AI)- based voice assistant. It controls between 60 percent and 70 percent of the ...
  • Car Companies Call For Softer Self-Driving Regulations

    August 30, 2019 Car Companies Call For Easier Regulations On Self-Driving CarsAs federal regulators are rewriting rules for autonomous cars, and around 90 organizations have offered up public comments about proposed regulation, according to CNBC. Many companies want regulations eased on ...
  • Didi Chuxing To Tap Into Self-Driving Vehicles

    August 30, 2019 Didi Chuxing appWith hopes to expand the program abroad, ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing reportedly intends to tap into self-driving vehicles to pick up riders in a part of Shanghai. The offering will ...
  • Grab To Invest $500M To Grow Vietnam Jobs And Economy

    August 28, 2019 Grab To Invest $500M In Vietnam EconomyGrab recently announced that it will invest $500 million into Vietnam, and are now revealing details about what they have planned for the country, according to a report. Part of Grab’s ...
  • Google Maps Adds Biking, Ridesharing As Transit Options

    August 27, 2019 Google Maps Adds Biking, Ridesharing OptionsGoogle Maps users can now plan trips across different modes of transportation, with a new feature pairing bike routes and transit with ridesharing, VentureBeat reported on Tuesday (Aug. 27). The new ...
  • Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Selling Trade Secrets To Uber

    August 27, 2019 Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Selling SecretsFormer Google engineer and self-driving pioneer Anthony Levandowski is being charged with stealing closely guarded secrets and selling them to Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday (Aug. 27). Levandowski ...
  • Tencent Puts WeChat Behind The Wheel

    August 26, 2019 Tencent Is Bringing WeChat To CarsChinese tech giant Tencent has said it will release a version of its ultra-popular WeChat app specifically for drivers to use in cars, according to a report by Reuters. The company ...
  • Mastercard, Visa Enable Tap To Pay For Miami Commuters

    August 21, 2019 Mastercard Enables Tap To Pay For Miami CommutersTransportation solutions provider Cubic Transportation Systems, along with the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), will enable tap-and-go payments at Miami’s Metrorail stations, according to a press release ...
  • Beyond Everyday Payments And Commerce

    August 21, 2019 Beyond Everyday Payments And CommerceIt’s exciting times in the digital world. Amazon is trying to make a bigger play for control of connected vehicles, while the sale of eyewear is getting a 3D mobile ...
  • Waymo To Test Autonomous Vehicles In Florida

    August 20, 2019 Waymo To Test Autonomous Vehicles In FloridaWaymo plans to test autonomous vehicles in the rainy conditions of Florida, according to a report. The company, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, will collect data and test ...
  •  Appetite for Blockchain Along Food Supply Chain

    August 20, 2019 Blockchain makes inroads into supply chain managementBlockchain is making inroads into supply chain management. In Italy, retailers and manufacturers are tracking the food supply chain. Elsewhere, a blockchain transport alliance gains a new member. IBM and Chainyard ...
  • Amazon Presses The Gas On Voice-Assisted Cars

    August 20, 2019 Amazon aims for Alexa in autosAmong the biggest battlegrounds in retail is not only what amounts to a moving target — but a race involving the human voice. Moreover, now Amazon is reportedly trying to ...
  • LA Metro Vendor Dispute Highlights Public Contract Challenges

    August 12, 2019 LA Metro Dispute Highlights Contract ChallengesA dispute between Los Angeles County officials and a major bus supplier is shedding light on the challenges of government contracts with vendors that require base pay for that supplier’s ...
  • Lyft’s Revenue Per Rider Up Amid More ‘Rational’ Ride Hailing Market

    August 7, 2019 For Lyft, riders were up, revenues per rider were up, and the push beyond ride hailing continues. The transportation company reported results Wednesday (Aug. 7) that topped expectations amid narrowing losses. In ...
  • Driving Customer Engagement With Apps

    August 6, 2019 Driving Customer Engagement With AppsPayments can help merchants fight app fatigue, with the App Store and Google Play collectively offering over five million apps. In retail, NakedPoppy taps into digital technology and artificial intelligence (AI)-screened data to turn makeup into ...
  • VW To Test Robotic Chargers For Self-Driving Electric Cars

    August 5, 2019 VW To Test Robotic Chargers For Self-Driving Electric CarsElectrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, has announced a pilot project to test the viability of robotic fast-charging systems for self-driving electric vehicles (EVs), CNBC reported on ...
  • Self-Driving Vehicles — And All Their Retail Benefits — Hit Speed Bumps

    August 5, 2019 self-driving cars in trafficConnected and self-driving cars and truck stand as some of the next big frontiers when it comes to retail and retail innovation, but challenges to that future — real and potential ...
  • Alphabet’s Waymo, DeepMind Team For More Sophisticated Self-Driving Tech

    July 25, 2019 Waymo, DeepMind Team For Self-Driving TechWaymo, a self-driving and robotaxi company, and DeepMind, an AI company, have teamed up to better train self-driving software in a way that mimics Darwinian evolution, according to a report. Both ...
  • Building A Ridesharing App For Pets (And Their Owners)

    July 25, 2019 Building A Ridesharing App For PetsSpotOn Founder Aparna Srinivasan was inspired to start her company because of her dogs. When she was traveling with them, it was tough for her to find a ride, especially ...
  • Uber Pushes The Edge On Subscription Commerce

    July 23, 2019 UberUber has already set many of the high standards for payments that are basically becoming table stakes — that is, the expectation among consumers that transactions can happen seamlessly without ...
  • Autonomous Vehicles Run Into Serious Roadblocks

    July 22, 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Run Into Serious RoadblocksSometimes, when an idea – especially one that has long stewed in popular imagination – makes serious and well-funded moves toward becoming reality, the excitement becomes almost irresistible, and the ...
  • Germany’s FlixMobility Reaches $2B Valuation With Massive Funding Round

    July 19, 2019 Germany’s FlixMobility Reaches $2B Valuation With Massive Funding RoundGerman AI-driven mobility startup FlixMobility has raised $531 million in a new funding round, and is now valued at more than $2 billion, according to reports.  The funding amount is the ...
  • The Road Ahead For Connected Car Commerce

    July 19, 2019 Finding Context In Connected Car CommerceThe world is changing rapidly. Multi-tasking at the highest levels isn’t just for CEOs or millennials in the “I want it now” era – it’s now common across all demographics. Enter ...
  • Uber App Now Offers Public Transport Tickets For CO Riders

    July 9, 2019 Uber App Now Offers Public Transport Tickets For CO RidersUber is rolling out more ways to get around with expanded train and bus tickets for its customers in Denver, Colorado. The ridesharing leader has its sights set on becoming the ...
  • The Road To Self-Driving Retail

    July 3, 2019 self-driving car dashboardCars and trucks have always had close links to retail and retail innovation — for starters, just think of drive-thrus and curbside pickup. Those links promise to get even tighter ...
  • Fleet Payments Explore The Connected Car Opportunity

    July 1, 2019 As financial service conglomerates and innovators move deeper into the B2B payments field, they’re finding a field of opportunity to disrupt clunky manual and legacy processes far beyond the accounts ...
  • Navigating Flight-Sharing’s Complicated Skies

    June 27, 2019 Navigating Flight-Sharing’s Complicated SkiesIn the decade since Uber made its debut in San Francisco, all sorts of businesses and ideas have been dubbed the “Uber of” something. The Uber of apartments, the Uber of ...
  • Waymo Brings Self-Driving Vehicles To Lyft Passengers

    June 27, 2019 Waymo Brings Self-Driving Vehicles To LyftTo make autonomous vehicles available to ridesharing passengers, Alphabet subsidiary Waymo is teaming up with ride-hailing firm Lyft. The trips are limited to a certain area near Phoenix, Arizona, CNBC ...
  • Apple Acquires Self-Driving Startup Drive.ai

    June 26, 2019 car dashboard Apple appsApple has bought autonomous car startup Drive.ai, according to a report by CNBC. The purchase will add engineers to the company’s ranks, along with other individuals who have knowledge about the ...
  • Ford-Backed Argo AI Spends $15M On Autonomous Vehicle Research

    June 25, 2019 Argo AI announced that it has pledged $15 million over five years to fund the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research. “It’s an amazing time for those ...
  • Waymo Partners With Renault, Nissan For Driverless Mobility Services

    June 21, 2019 Waymo has announced that it is partnering with Renault and Nissan to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan. The collaboration enables ...
  • Waymo Road-Tests Self-Driving Jaguar

    June 17, 2019 WaymoAfter launching a partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, Waymo, the self-driving vehicle unit of Alphabet, has now started testing self-driving Jaguar I-Pace vehicles on public streets. Back in March, Waymo and Jaguar Land ...
  • Florida Is Latest State To Pass Autonomous Car Law

    June 14, 2019 self-driving carsFlorida governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that allows autonomous cars to operate on the roads without requiring a human being to be behind the wheel, according to reports. ...
  • Uber Presses The Gas On Autonomous Vehicles Via Volvo

    June 13, 2019 Uber Presses The Gas On Autonomous VehiclesDrivers of cars and trucks are not a diminishing breed – in fact, there is an ongoing U.S. shortage of drivers to haul freight long distances. But recent news from ...
  • VW And Ford Pulling Into A Self-Driving Car Deal

    June 13, 2019 VWThe race to put the first autonomous vehicles on the road has yielded a variety of unexpected partnerships and pair-ups. And, as of this week, it seems VW and Ford ...
  • Mapping The Maps For Self-Driving Cars (And Drones)

    June 13, 2019 If one doesn’t know where they’re going, sang one Beatle, any road will get them there — but not easily or efficiently. In an age of eCommerce (of two-hour delivery ...
  • Auto, Tech Industries Have Competing Patent Guidelines For Autonomous Tech

    June 12, 2019 self-driving carGuidelines for patents on self-driving car technology and internet-enabled vehicles have put tech firms and automakers at odds, according to a report by Reuters. The obvious disparities between car makers ...
  • Volkswagen Ends Relationship With Self-Driving Startup Aurora

    June 12, 2019 Volkswagen (VW) has ended its relationship with self-driving startup Aurora, and will soon enter into a partnership with Ford’s autonomous unit Argo AI. Earlier this year, VW and Ford announced the ...
  • AT&T, Uber Link Up For Air Travel Services

    June 11, 2019 AT&T, Uber Link Up For Air Travel ServicesUber and AT&T have announced a partnership that will provide “always-on connectivity” during aerial transport through the upcoming Uber Air and Uber Copter services, with the Air service tentatively set ...

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