Connected Cars

  • Lyft eBikes Return To SF After Battery Fire Investigation

    November 12, 2019 Lyft is bringing its electric bikes back to San Francisco after the company had to stop the service due to several battery fires. The ridesharing company pulled the eBikes off the ...
  • NEW REPORT: With 5G Anticipation Building, Security Threats Loom

    November 12, 2019 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 ...
  • Egyptian Transit App Swvl Plans Global Expansion

    November 12, 2019 Egyptian mobility startup Swvl will be expanding into the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by the end of 2020. Launched in Egypt in 2017, Swvl operates buses along fixed routes, with customers ...
  • In Australia, Late Payments Hit SMBs During Holiday Season

    November 11, 2019 Late payments have hit Australian firms across several verticals — with a notable impact across the transport industry. The practice of supply chain finance is about to get greater scrutiny ...
  • Fleet Spend’s Opportunity Beyond Driver Transaction Data

    October 31, 2019 Fleet Spend's Opportunity Beyond Driver Transaction DataThe fleet management space is a hotbed for technological innovation, thanks to solutions like Internet of Things (IoT) connected cars, autonomous vehicles and a bourgeoning SaaS ecosystem designed to boost ...
  • Visa Adds 100 Partners To Contactless Transit Program

    October 30, 2019 global transit solutionsVisa has announced that 100 partners are now enrolled in its global transit partner program. Visa Ready for Transit gives transit agencies access to an expanded network of technology solutions and ...
  • Waymo Gains Speed With Self-Driving Taxis And Deliveries

    October 29, 2019 Waymo Gains Speed With Self-Driving Taxis And DeliveriesThe self-driving future is not exactly here yet, but it’s coming quickly, at least based on some of the most recent moves in this space – a space that will ...
  • Japanese Truck Designs Aim For New Delivery Frontiers

    October 25, 2019 New Japanese Trucks Aim For Driverless DeliveryWith a design that would let vehicles be customized for parcel delivery or serve as mini-hotels, trucks are being designed in Japan for a driverless future, with interchangeable container areas ...
  • Penske Announces Launch Of Carsharing Unit

    October 23, 2019 How Getaround Tackles Vehicle Owner TrepidationTransportation company Penske Corporation announced that it is rolling out its new carsharing service in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA, this week. Penske Dash provides members with on-demand access to Volkswagen ...
  • Who Will Use Self-Driving Cars?

    October 18, 2019 Who Will Use Self-Driving Cars?Last week, Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle business, announced that completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way – at least for customers in the suburbs of Phoenix. And this is ...
  • Bringing Autonomous Smart Shuttles To the Masses

    October 16, 2019 self-driving, IoT There will be 41.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT)-connected devices around the world by 2025. Consumers and businesses have increasingly employed the technology in a variety of use cases as ...
  • Uber Faces Millions In Liabilities If Drivers Become Employees

    October 14, 2019 A 2017 deposition is giving insight into Uber‘s legal strategy when fighting back against driver-related lawsuits. Legal documents related to an Atlanta civil suit, Jessicka Harris v. Uber, viewed by The ...
  • Mastercard, Curb Launch Donation Campaign For American Cancer Society

    October 14, 2019 Mastercard, Curb To Aid American Cancer SocietyMastercard is teaming with the taxi ride-hailing app Curb to help the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which provides free rides to patients going for cancer treatment, Mastercard ...
  • Waymo Says ‘Completely Driverless’ Minivans Coming To AZ

    October 10, 2019 waymo, driverless cars, autonomous vehicles, arizona,Waymo, the autonomous vehicle business under Google’s parent company Alphabet, sent an email to its ride-hailing app customers advising that their next trip might not have a human behind the ...
  • Xevo CEO: Why OEMs Will Win The Race For The Connected Car’s Future

    October 7, 2019 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 ...
  • Israeli Startup Waycare Lands $7.25M For AI-Powered Traffic Improvements

    October 4, 2019 Mobility platform Waycare announced that it has raised $7.25 million in Series A funding. The round was led by SJF Ventures, with participation from UpWest, Next Gear Ventures, innogy, Spider ...
  • Uber Offers Helicopter Rides For JFK Passengers

    October 3, 2019 Uber Offers Helicopter Rides For JFK PassengersRide-hailing app Uber said users will soon be able to fly to and from Lower Manhattan in New York and John F. Kennedy International Airport in a helicopter. Reuters is reporting ...
  • How Google Maps Predicts The Payments Future

    October 1, 2019 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

    October 1, 2019 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

    September 27, 2019 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 ...
  • Austin Will Be Third City To Test Ford’s Self-Driving Cars

    September 25, 2019 Austin Will Be Third City To Test Ford’s Self-Driving CarsFord Motor Company has chosen Austin, Texas as another city to test out and deploy self-driving vehicles, according to a report by CNBC. The company wants to get the business off ...
  • Google, Amazon Map Out Retail Future On The Road

    September 17, 2019 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 ...
  • Voyage Lands $31M To Expand Self-Driving Vehicle Fleet

    September 12, 2019 Voyage announced that it has raised $31 million in a Series B fundraise. The round was led by Franklin Templeton, with participation from Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land-Rover’s InMotion Ventures, and Chevron ...
  • GM Cars To Be Powered By Google In 2021

    September 5, 2019 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

    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 ...