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Piyush Rajan

Asst. Editor |Telematics Wire | Smart automotive

Connected cars will ultimately converge under a unified IOT ecosystem


Telematics Wire got the chance to interview Mr. Jacob (Coby) Hasson, EVP, Head of Global Sales at Scope Technology, He leads the planning and execution of strategies to grow sales and revenues of the company.  Jacob is responsible for managing the Sales and Business Development teams, creating a culture of …

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Spark EV launches artificial intelligence-based journey prediction telematics solution


Spark EV has launched its new artificial intelligence-based journey prediction telematics solution which would enable vehicles to complete more journeys between charges and remove range anxiety. The company claims that this would enable greater fleet utilisation, with up to 20% more journeys completed between charges. A combination of easy to …

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Renault Samsung motors unveils its new SM3 Z.E. with improved range


Renault Samsung Motors has unveiled its new SM3 Z.E. at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea. The company has upgraded its electric vehicle range to meet customer demand. The autonomy of the Renault Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E. – the market’s only three-box saloon – has been increased …

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FCC plans to repeal net neutrality rules, automakers favor the move


The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has announced that FCC plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, reported Reuters. The automakers had taken a stand against this rule and argued that such …

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BMW is recalling 30,000 units of its i3 sold in the U.S

BMW i3 connected car

BMW is recalling 30,000 units of its i3 sold in the U.S.  The BMW i3 made its official debut in the ‘States in 2014 Since then, BMW has sold around 30,000 units in the country. The company has announced that every BMW i3 sold in America may need to be …

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LeasePlan is holding a hackathon to develop innovative products revolving around self-driving cars


Fleet management company LeasePlan Corporation is holding a hackathon with 30 hand-picked students from Delft University of Technology. The aim is to bring together the brightest minds in industrial engineering, technology and fleet management to develop the innovative products and services required to get self-driving car fleets on the road. …

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AWS offers connected vehicle solution


Automotive manufacturers and suppliers can more easily develop and deploy a wide range of innovative connected vehicle services on the AWS Cloud.  The AWS Solutions team now offers the connected vehicle solution, a reference implementation that provides secure vehicle connectivity to the AWS Cloud, and includes capabilities for local computing …

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Uber patents a system that would prevent travel sickness

Self Driving Uber

Uber is apparently developing a system that would prevent travel sickness in cars especially self-driving cars. According to a patent application published this month, the system would make it comfortable for the passengers to multitask. The car would use data from its self-driving cars to create a “sensory stimulation system” …

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Lyft gets permit to test its driverless cars in California


Lyft, U.S. ride-hailing firm as becoming the latest company to have secured permits from California Department of Motor Vehicles to test its vehicles on the roads of the state. This is a significant achievement for the company that has got partnerships with many key companies working in this field. The …

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