Driverless Cars and any AV will impact the supply chain in fundamental ways. Every contributor to the economy surrounding the production, distribution, maintenance and disposal of AV’s will need to be reconsidered.
Robots and humans
By Joann Muller 1 big thing: When robots and human drivers collide Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios Self-driving cars won’t be here anytime soon, which means partially automated vehicles will have to coexist with traditional cars for many years. That could get expensive. The big picture: New cars are safer than ever thanks to crash avoidance technologies like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. But all the safety gizmos in the world can’t prevent other, less-equipped cars from crashing into...read more
Industry standards: Paving the way for autonomous vehicles
This article original posted on computerweekly.com The car industry needs to agree open standards to allow connected cars and autonomous vehicles to communicate. The bIoTope project is one initiative that could lead the way to agreement The automotive industry is changing. There are already electric, connected and autonomous vehicles on the road, a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Indeed, one report estimates that there will be 76 million autonomous vehicles on the road by 2035 and another suggests that 8% of all vehicles sold...read more
Autonomous Vehicles: Feds Step on the Data-Sharing Pedal
This article original published on upside.tdwi.org In little more than two months since I published an in-depth review of the implications of autonomous vehicles for IT, employment, and society at large, the topic has switched to the fast lane of public interest. This week, even the US government has taken to the road to promote sharing of autonomous vehicle data… to perhaps predictable industry reactions. But first, here’s the rest of the news. Just as the above series was going to press, the first fatality involving a semi-autonomous...read more
Car and Driverless: Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles Presents Exciting, Existential Questions
This article original posted on sanjoseinside.com Autonomous vehicles will soon be present rather than future, and the consequences are as exciting as they are existential. After touring an exhibition put on by Yanfeng, the world’s largest auto interior company, I hailed an Uber driver who happened to be on his first day of work. Six fares in and loving it, he sparked up the customary chit-chat, asking what I’d been doing. I stuttered. I didn’t want to deflate his excitement. I’d just seen the future, and it didn’t include him. Yanfeng’s...read more
The coming age of self-driving cars: What will auto insurers do when there are no drivers left to insure?
This article originally posted at business financial post A driver speeds around a dark curve in the road. He doesn’t realize that just around the bend ambles a slow-moving, enormous tractor-trailer. The way the sedan careens around the blind curve, it seems that the worst outcome is unavoidable: a head-on collision. Very likely fatal. But then, suddenly, it doesn’t happen. Crucial seconds before the car finishes the turn, the vehicle’s adaptive headlights have turned on their own to spotlight the truck. The car senses the problem with its...read more
Self-driving cars: the marketer’s ultimate dream – a possible nightmare for passengers.
Original article can be read on alternet.org There’s nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don’t get any more captive than when they’re sitting in a car. That’s a powerful motivation for companies developing automated cars, beyond the technical innovation that has made such a vision possible. From Google to Tesla to traditional automakers, it seems everyone today is scrambling to get in on the automated vehicle action. Even Apple is rumored to be working on a car of its own and has reportedly developed a giant...read more
With Self-Driving Cars Coming, What Happens To Millions Of Jobs In The ‘Crash’ Economy?
The original article can be found on yahoo.com If you’ve been paying attention to the buzz surrounding autonomous and self-driving vehicles over the past couple years, you’ve likely heard the arguments about whether they might one day take the wheel from us. While enthusiasts wring their hands over losing control, and others worry about security and privacy, advocates tout the potentially huge advantages of a fleet of vehicles which almost never crash. A 2012 study by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) predicts that a...read more
Beginning Of the End for the Car Insurance Business
This article is on Business Insider UK. In 25 years, technological advances may render car ownership as we know it obsolete. The car-insurance industry may be buried right beside it. Self-driving cars and ride-sharing programs will completely disrupt the car-insurance industry, said Deutsche Bank on Monday in a note about auto insurer Progressive. The analysts downgraded Progressive, citing underlying fundamentals for the company in its current form but also raising the possibility that the new technology will make its primary business...read more
Deploying autonomous vehicles
Read full report on EY Over the past 24 months, almost every major vehicle manufacturer, supplier and technology company has announced projects or collaborations around the autonomous vehicles (AVs) theme. While the notion of AVs has been alive for some time through science ction and various media, the urgency to make them a reality has gathered pace as companies outside the auto industry have illustrated the feasibility and benets that self-driving vehicles present. The deployment of AVs today is less about technological capabilities and...read more
How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
Read full article on HBR.com. Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed a new era of competition. Smart, connected products offer exponentially...read more