The role of the cities in advancing autonomy

January 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility

Regulations allowing the use of driverless vehicles are, by and large, missing. The issue is that the regulatory framework required is complex and very different everywhere we looked. Depending where you are, the highway code can be a national, state or regional decision. Many countries do not even have or observe one. So, it is […]

Who benefits from an ecosystem of Driverless Taxis?

January 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility

With the announced arrival of driverless vehicles used in fleets of taxis, we are at the dawn of a new age of mobility. Level 4 driverless technology is expected to add an additional £10,000 (at cost price) to the price of a vehicle, so we expect that driverless vehicles will be almost entirely owned by […]

OEMs will use mobility platforms to deliver the driverless car

Following the withdrawal of DriveNow from San Francisco in 2015, BMW’s re-launched premium US car sharing service ReachNow, has gone from strength to strength. In a few short months, ReachNow has attracted more than 40,000 users across Portland, Seattle and Brooklyn. In late November 2016, it was announced that ReachNow would launch a series of […]

Why Big Data analytics has become the next battlefront in insurance

December 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Insurance telematics

Higher disruptive waves are rolling in on the insurance sector and their pace is accelerating. It took 15 years for insurers to sell direct to their customers, and to price and issue policies online while competing on price comparison websites. Many still have not achieved it. But the waves have accelerated and insurers now need […]

The world’s largest scheme is a clear example of how not to introduce road pricing

One year ago, despite a seemingly impossible time frame, protests from hauliers, physical and cyber-attacks and numerous last minute alterations to the fee structure, the world’s largest satellite based tolling project began. On 15th November 2015, the Russian Federal Road Agency (FRA) and its state owned partner, RT-Invest, launched Platon; a GNSS open road tolling […]

Singapore has it all starting

With the announcement of the first driverless taxi from NuTonomy, we looked again at the country constantly redefining mobility. From the first free-flow toll system, the first usage-based insurance (UBI) programme for private-hire fleets (by AXA with ride hailing and car pooling provider Grab) to the first UBI trials in Asia, the small city state […]

Fleet sharing: The next evolution of the leasing market

October 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility, IoT, News

Car sharing is a global mobility trend growing so fast it can be tough to keep abreast of developments. Earlier this year, we posted a blog arguing that OEMs would dominate the global car sharing market, supported by a bullish 5 year growth projection we published within our Connected Mobility Global Forecast. In the last […]

The great AV sharing arms race

While many across the Northern Hemisphere have been enjoying the annual summer lull, those in the business of personal mobility have been working unabated. Like the cold war superpowers of old, bold statements and bravado have raised the stakes as tech and automotive giants from Silicon Valley and Detroit draw the battle lines for the […]

Car makers should not be worried by Tesla’s Master Plan, Part Deux

Tesla has innovated in a number of highly impressive ways and demonstrated its ability to be one step ahead of established car manufacturers, particularly in terms of how it markets and sells its vehicles. That said, Master Plan, Part Deux, published yesterday by founder Elon Musk, arguably highlights the ways in which Tesla has fallen […]

Can In-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots become a connected car USP?

July 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility, IoT

In-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots were first introduced as an optional extra by car manufacturers such as BMW in Europe and General Motors (GM) in North America. However, due to the high price point of OEM-fitted solutions and mobile data, market adoption rates have remained low for some time. Today, several aftermarket companies are offering connected car […]

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