BMW CarData: a sign of things to come for all OEMs

November 29, 2017 by  
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As BMW presented its new CarData platform to insurers, telematics service providers (TSPs) and data analytics companies in Munich last month, it made obvious that data transparency and monetisation in now a hot topic for all OEMs.   BMW has been early in the game of connected cars & services. 8.5 million BMWs are now equipped […]

OBD: the battle for control over car data has just started

October 6, 2017 by  
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According to an announcement made by Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President Electronics at BMW at the VDA Technical Congress in Berlin, German car makers are planning to progressively close the OBD port while the vehicle is being driven. So does it mean the beginning of the end for the OBD-based industry and services such as […]

The $58 billion car rental market could become the car sharing market

June 2, 2016 by  
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Car rental companies are facing serious threats with car sharing encroaching on their market, dwindling margins, rising insurance costs and the growing menace of Uber, Lyft and other ride hailing apps. The edge of the rental business rests in their ability to effectively manage their assets. According to our recent Connected Mobility Forecast, car rental […]