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Tesla to hire hackers to enhance vehicle security


“Modern cars have emerged as a system on wheels and are effectively controlled by software’s and systems. Dependence on technology in vehicles has grown faster than effective means to secure it. Security researchers have demonstrated vulnerability to accidents and antagonist over more than a decade.” Are cars vulnerable to hacking? …

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Are cars vulnerable to hacking: Now its Nissan and Chrysler?


Last year, when computer security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed they could hijack the steering and brakes of a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius with laptops connected to the cars, they raised two questions: Could hackers perform the same tricks wirelessly, or even over the Internet? And …

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An overview of UPSRTC intelligent transport management system (ITMS)


Modern transport telematics systems offer opportunities to make urban transport faster, more efficient and to support travelers. India has a long-term vision to achieve sustainable urban, sub-urban, inter-city and inter-state services and seamless movement of the commuters through technology intervention. Telematics in form of Vehicle Tracking and Passenger Information System(PIS) is the first …

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Usage based insurance: steering the auto insurance sector

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After investigating, exploring, discussing and getting estimations from auto-insurance industry experts, Simmi Sinha, Editorial Team Member, Telematics Wire is finally influenced about the use of technology and changing environment along with Big Data in auto-insurance industry. Many insurers have taken steps to improve the speed and convenience of their Usage Based …

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Vehicle Tracking & Passenger Information System (VT & PIS) in APSRTC: A Case Study


“Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation is implementing VT & PIS project to address the critical issue of road congestion by adopting state-of-art technologies and value added services to encourage the usage of bus services instead of individual personal vehicles.” The origin of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (A.P.S.R.T.C) dates …

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NVIDIA on “Future Proofing” the car with mobile processors


“To combat any malicious software potentially affecting the safety or control systems of the car, many automakers are taking a sandboxed approach, keeping the infotainment systems separate from other parts of the vehicle. Furthermore, implementing hypervisor techniques enables multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on a single system, separating them …

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Navdy launches dashboard Head-Up Display (HUD): Google Glass for your Car


“You’re not looking down at knobs and buttons and touchscreens. You’re able to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Improving safety is one of our big goals, and related to that, the distracting driving studies show the biggest issues are eyes on the road and we’re doing everything …

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UK police seizing mobile phones at EVERY crash is a blatant RUMOUR!

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“At no point have I issued guidance to officers to seize mobile phones from drivers at the site of every road traffic collision.”- Suzette Davenport Since last week, there have been floods of reportings that contained the statement; EVERY driver involved in a car crash will have their hand-held mobile phone …

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Now connected cars could help save lives on the road!


Wouldn’t you want an alarm to go off if you fall asleep driving? Research has shown that fatigued and drowsy drivers suffer from increased reaction times. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study concluded that adequate sleep and proper education on the dangers of drowsy driving are the …

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