Volkswagen integrates ChatGPT into its vehicles

German vehicle maker Volkswagen is presenting the first vehicles in which the artificial-intelligence-based chatbot ChatGPT is integrated into its IDA voice assistant. It says that in future, customers will have “seamless access to the constantly growing artificial intelligence database in all Volkswagen models equipped with the IDA voice assistant and have researched content read out […]

Samsung and Hyundai partner to connect homes with cars

Samsung Electronics has announced a collaboration with Hyundai Motor Group to expand its SmartThings platform to support connected cars, including electric vehicles. The two companies will work together for the next-generation smart home to connect Samsung’s SmartThings with Hyundai and Kia’s connected cars, including EVs, to develop the “Home-to-Car” and “Car-to-Home” services as well as […]

BlackBerry names new CEO but won’t float its IoT division as separate business

The software and security services company BlackBerry has appointed John J. Giamatteo as its new Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr Giamatteo has served as the President of BlackBerry’s Cybersecurity business unit since October 2021. The company explains he has more than 30 years of experience with global […]

TTF showcases near-to-market connected vehicle solutions

The Transport Technology Forum’s Connected Vehicle Working Group has undertaken the latest in its series of demonstrations of cutting-edge near-to-market solutions. A group of specially-invited senior decision makers from the Department for Transport, National Highways and Local Authorities attended a day at UTAC’s Millbrook Proving Ground.  From being guided to the event car park via […]

Lifesaving alerts demo proposal in Australia

Industry and government organisations from Europe and Australia are calling for a trial of the deployment of potentially life-saving technology in Australia, which would send coordinated, vital messages and alerts to drivers and travellers. The proposal was made during a discussion at last month’s ITS Australia Summit.   A Special Interest Session (Emergency Alerts & Warnings […]

New report brands connected cars “worst for privacy”

Modern cars are being branded “a privacy nightmare” by Mozilla Foundation in the United States. In its latest “Privacy Not Included” report, it says car makers have been bragging about their cars being “computers on wheels” for years to promote their advanced features but that the conversation about what driving a computer means for its […]

TTF issues latest video showcasing connected vehicle solutions

The Transport Technology Forum has published the third in a series of videos explaining how connected vehicle technology is delivering safer and more efficient roads through technology such as in-vehicle signage. Following on from videos last year which explained how information can be shared “untouched by human hand” and showcasing a day of demonstrations at […]

Avanci Launches 5G Connected Vehicle Licensing Programme

Independent joint licensing solutions company Avanci has launched its 5G Connected Vehicle programme aimed at simplifying the licensing of the cellular technologies used in next generation connected vehicles. Kasim Alfalahi, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avanci, said: “Avanci was created with a vision of transforming how technology is shared. We ensure that the work […]

New Cohda Wireless connected vehicle solution certified in Europe

Cohda Wireless’s connected vehicle technology solution, the MK6, has achieved CE Certification in Europe and in the UK. The company launched the MK6 in late 2022 as the world’s most advanced and versatile V2X connectivity solution. The MK6 RSU (Road-Side Unit) and OBU (On-Board Unit) offer the most comprehensive connectivity capability as standard features, including […]

Mercedes-Benz and Boston use connected technology to help improve uneven roads

Mercedes-Benz USA’s Urban Mobility Solutions division is working to use sensors within vehicles to identify the causes of uneven roads. Its teaming up with the Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and Citywide Analytics Team to use an advanced algorithm to process vehicle data and use it for infrastructure analytics. Participating MBUSA vehicles collect […]


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