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  • Goldman Sachs, General Motors And The Race To Capture Connected Car Commerce

    Friday 14th August - 1:23 pm The Race To Capture Connected Car CommerceIt looks like a race is shaping up to determine the future management of General Motors’ credit card business. This week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Goldman Sachs is ...
  • Avanci Launches 5G Push After Green Light From DOJ

    Wednesday 29th July - 2:25 pm Avanci Launches 5G Push After OK From DOJAvanci, which has positioned itself as the tech clearinghouse for automakers and others looking to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) in their products, is now rolling out a 5G ...
  • UN Rule Mandates Connected Cars Be Secured Against Cyberattacks

    Thursday 9th July - 6:19 pm A new rule from the United Nations will require connected cars sold in Japan, South Korea and the European Union, among other places, to be protected against cyberattacks, The Wall ...
  • Kia Rolls Out Connected Car Subscriptions

    Tuesday 3rd March - 3:21 pm Kia Rolls Out Connected Car SubscriptionsSubscription management platform provider Zuora is working with Kia Motors America to offer connected car subscriptions. Zuora said in a press release on Tuesday (March 3) that Kia is using its ...
  • Safety Shows Up On The Connected Cars Agenda

    Thursday 13th February - 1:23 pm Safety Shows Up On Connected Cars AgendaSafety is becoming a profitable point of engagement for connected cars. With the National Automobile Dealers Association show coming up this weekend, companies are working on some of the nuances ...
  • Connected Cars Take 5G Leap In Time For NADA Show

    Wednesday 12th February - 1:04 pm connected carThink Super Bowl for cars. This weekend marks the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) show in Las Vegas. While the product focus will be on sustainability, the retail focus will ...
  • Top News In Payments: Grubhub Denies Sale Rumors; PayU Acquires India FinTech PaySense

    Friday 10th January - 3:00 pm In today’s top news, Grubhub denies claims that it is considering an acquisition, triggering a 6.7 percent drop in share prices, and Netherlands payments firm PayU buys a majority stake ...
  • Visa: Road-Tripping Into Connected Commerce’s Future

    Friday 10th January - 4:03 am It wasn’t long ago that the measure of a car or truck revolved around such things as the punch and pull of the engine, the smoothness of the transmission, perhaps ...
  • Top News In Payments: US Backers Rain Money On Savvy Startups; Toyota Designs Japanese Smart City

    Tuesday 7th January - 3:21 pm In today’s top news, 2019 is on track to be the second-best year after 2011 for startups worth over $500 million, Toyota unveiled plans for a smart city in Japan, ...
  • Rivian Electric Vehicles To Offer Alexa Capability

    Monday 6th January - 4:23 pm Rivian Electric Vehicles To Offer AlexaRivian, an electric car company backed by Amazon, will add Alexa voice assistant capability to its R1T pickup and R1S SUV, which are tentatively set for an end-of-year release, according ...
  • Telenav Connected Car Firm Offers Alexa-Powered Navigation

    Monday 6th January - 11:47 am Telenav, Partnership, Amazon, Alexa, navigation, voice-first, connected cars, GPS, location services, newsConnected car and location-based services firm Telenav is furthering its partnership with Amazon by tapping into Alexa’s voice-first navigation, Telenav announced Monday (Jan. 6). The partnership will give drivers hands-free guidance ...
  • More Automakers Clamoring For Amazon Alexa

    Thursday 26th December - 11:59 am connected carsAs demand for connectivity in vehicles grows, automakers are clamoring to put Amazon Alexa behind the wheel — or at least in the passenger seat, CNBC reported on Tuesday (Dec. ...
  • 12 Ways Consumers Will Pay (And Be Paid) In 2020

    Tuesday 24th December - 4:03 am Past is prologue. For the annual holiday exercise at PYMNTS (describing the 12 main or most exciting ways to pay in 2019), it is clear that what has happened this ...
  • 5G Can Drive More Connected Vehicle Value — But Battles Remain

    Friday 13th December - 2:13 pm 5G smart car interiorEverything else is getting smarter these days — homes, phones, wearables and even clothing — so why shouldn’t the same standard apply to automotive wheels? Yes, wheels promise to gain more intelligence ...
  • FCC Votes To Move Connected Car Safety Features To Broadband

    Thursday 12th December - 10:56 pm The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could allow mobile devices to command the airwaves that have been used by carmakers for vehicle safety, Bloomberg reported on Thursday (Dec. 12). The FCC’s ...
  • Automakers Worry That Qualcomm Appeal Could Boost Cost Of 5G Cars

    Sunday 1st December - 8:55 pm apple, qualcomm, intel, mobile phone chip, self-driving cars, 5G, appeals, newsIf microchip supplier Qualcomm wins its case on appeal, the cost of connected cars using 5G technology will skyrocket, automakers and suppliers said in court filings on Friday (Nov. 29), ...
  • Olo Powers Restaurant Order Ahead For BMW Owners

    Friday 22nd November - 4:03 pm Olo Rolls Out Food Ordering Trial In BMW VehiclesTo help diners purchase their favorite foods from Portillo’s Hot Dogs and Nekter Juice Bar, food ordering platform Olo is testing out in-car ordering. Consumers can order from the restaurants directly ...
  • BlackBerry On 5G And The IoT Security Problems That Must Be Fixed

    Wednesday 13th November - 10:00 am BlackBerry 5G and artificial intelligence AIThe promises of 5G include faster connectivity and more opportunity for Intelligence of Things (IoT) providers, but security threats from unregistered IoT devices and untested tech innovations loom. That’s why ...
  • NEW REPORT: With 5G Anticipation Building, Security Threats Loom

    Tuesday 12th November - 4:00 am The 5G network is rapidly being deployed in markets around the world, and the advance of the network could mean profound changes for the Intelligence of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Two-thirds ...
  • Xevo CEO: Why OEMs Will Win The Race For The Connected Car’s Future

    Monday 7th October - 4:01 am More than a century of automotive culture has brought many exiting eras. Think about how the affordable Ford Model T opened up car ownership to the masses, or the macho ...
  • How Google Maps Predicts The Payments Future

    Tuesday 1st October - 2:20 pm map on smartphoneIf you really want to understand human nature — really gain a deep sense about how people operate, and where they want to go — you could do worse than to ...
  • Pizza Heats Up Fresh Innovation In The Retail World

    Tuesday 1st October - 11:00 am Pizza Heats Up Innovation In The Retail WorldEveryone loves pizza, save, perhaps, for communists and nihilists. Okay, that’s not the best joke ever from the PYMNTS Bureau of Stand-Up Comedy, but the point is that the popularity ...
  • VW’s Skoda To Add Virtual Assistants To Vehicles

    Friday 27th September - 2:27 pm Skoda To Add Virtual Assistants To VehiclesEuropean car manufacturer Skoda will be adding a virtual assistant to its vehicles, which will be accessible through vocal commands, according to a report by CNBC. The Czech carmaker said the ...
  • Google, Amazon Map Out Retail Future On The Road

    Tuesday 17th September - 11:00 am connected car dashboardThe future of retail is playing out in multiple places, not the least of which is the open road. That’s where the connected vehicle ecosystem is being built. One of the ...
  • GM Cars To Be Powered By Google In 2021

    Thursday 5th September - 1:53 pm GM Cars To Add Google Apps In 2021General Motors (GM) plans to add Google apps capability to its cars in 2021, according to a report. Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will have in-car voice, navigation and other ...
  • FLEETCOR Teams With Nissan In Brazil On Contactless Payments

    Thursday 5th September - 9:16 am 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

    Wednesday 4th September - 3:03 pm 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 ...
  • Tencent Puts WeChat Behind The Wheel

    Monday 26th August - 11:32 am 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 ...
  • Beyond Everyday Payments And Commerce

    Wednesday 21st August - 11:00 am 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 ...
  • Amazon Presses The Gas On Voice-Assisted Cars

    Tuesday 20th August - 4:00 am 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 ...
  • Self-Driving Vehicles — And All Their Retail Benefits — Hit Speed Bumps

    Monday 5th August - 11:00 am 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 ...
  • Autonomous Vehicles Run Into Serious Roadblocks

    Monday 22nd July - 2:17 pm 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 ...
  • The Road Ahead For Connected Car Commerce

    Friday 19th July - 4:00 am 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 ...
  • The Road To Self-Driving Retail

    Wednesday 3rd July - 11:00 am 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

    Monday 1st July - 8:00 am 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 ...
  • Putting Commerce Into The Driver’s Seat With 64M Connected Cars To Hit The Road

    Tuesday 11th June - 11:00 am connected carWith consumers spending more time in their cars than ever before, they want more out of their vehicles than just transportation from Point A to Point B. And while Tesla ...
  • The Connected Car’s Future Sits Behind The Wheel Of 18-Wheelers Today

    Friday 7th June - 4:01 am This summer, when on the road, take a fresh look at that tractor-trailer in the next lane. Not only does that vehicle have a role in shipping and trade, but ...
  • How Connected Cars Are Changing The Game For QSRs

    Tuesday 4th June - 12:54 pm smartphone in car ordering foodCars and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) have been interconnected since drive-ins were the latest innovation. QSRs thrive on speed and convenience, and that once meant catering to customers in cars via ...
  • eBay Ups Its Digital Automotive Game

    Friday 31st May - 12:20 pm eBay Ups Its Digital Automotive GameIt’s no secret that digital technology is bringing historic change to the automotive industry, and the latest example comes from eBay. The online marketplace announced that it has extended its ...
  • The Connected Ecosystem Driving The $230B Connected Car Opportunity

    Thursday 30th May - 4:00 am The car is becoming more than just a way for customers to get from Point A to Point B. More of today’s consumers are looking to the car as a ...
  • Google Revs Up QSR And Connected Vehicle Capabilities

    Friday 24th May - 1:38 pm Google Revs Up QSR, Connected Vehicle OfferingsGoogle has recently upped its game in the food service area of retail, further proof that innovation is heating up when it comes to restaurants – and another signal of ...
  • Smart City Concept Gets New Boost From Google Parent

    Thursday 23rd May - 12:36 pm Smart Cities Gets Boost From Google ParentBehold the rise of the smart city — a development that will have significant impact on payments and commerce, at least according to current plans. The latest development comes courtesy of Google ...
  • AI Startup Clinc Raises $52M In Venture Funding

    Monday 20th May - 12:56 pm AI Startup Clinc Raises $52M In Venture FundingClinc, the AI startup, has raised $52 million in venture funding in a Series B round of venture funding. VentureBeat, citing the company, reported the $52 million was more than eight ...
  • Payday Lending, P2P And Innovation Topped The Week’s News

    Friday 17th May - 4:06 pm Were you able to keep up with all the news that happened this week? We at PYMNTS are here to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Both Visa and Mastercard ...
  • Shopping While Driving Gains Traction

    Thursday 25th April - 8:02 am Digital DriveVoice-activated commerce has been the key to connecting commuters. These in-car shoppers spent $230 billion last year and with new retail initiatives and mobile features, this figure is set to ...

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