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The smartphone plays a main part in vehicle infotainment and driver human interface. In this article Jörg Brakensiek, Chief Architect of the Car Connectivity Consortium takes the reader through the main aspects of the Smartphone’s role in the infotainment environment, including: Smartphone integration approaches, driver distraction issues, human interface principles, business aspects and mass features enablement. A special focus is given to the CCC approach in this area.
About the author: Dr. Jörg Brakensiek is the Chief Architect within the Car Connectivity Consortium. Jörg has over 20 years of experience in wireless and automotive. He has been the Standardization Director in Microsoft Devices Compatibility and Industry Collaboration team, responsible for automotive, and prior to that he had held various managing, engineering and research positions within Nokia. Jörg is the original inventor and Chief Architect behind MirrorLink (www.mirrorlink.com). He is the chair of the technical work group within the Car Connectivity Consortium and responsible for further development and enhancement of MirrorLink and other Car Connectivity Consortium specifications.
For us at Spotam companies’ alliances are a good indication for their strategic approach. The nature of the partnerships a company forms and announces gives us an idea about its leaders’ business and strategic approach. The “Fleet management related partnerships” is a thorough analysis and classification review of Fleet management companies’ alliances announcements. The brief analysis focuses on fleet management related partnerships and meaningful commercial transactions. It includes a graphical analysis of the surveyed companies’ announcements. The analysis is done with the following classifications:
• Insurance announced deals
• Fleet management announced deals
• Channel partners
• Unique applications
• Technology & product
Following the graphical analysis, the full list of the reviewed announcements is presented, a table for each surveyed company. Each of the tables includes a list of partnerships and commercial transactions that took place between 2015 – 2017. Information presented includes participating companies, brief explanation regarding the nature of the partnership, and a link to the official relevant press release.
Data monetization is currently one of the main challenges faced by the consumer automotive industry, and data exchanges seems to be a principle part of the required solutions. Verisk Data Exchange is one of the pioneering solutions in this area. That’s why we at Spotam chose to speak with Avner Freiberger General Manager of Verisk Innovation center in Tel Aviv, Israel and deeply explore the subject.
At the interview Avner gives the readers a thorough description of data exchange, the services Verisk offers to insurers, as well as review of data collection and use. Avner also discusses privacy issues, and highlights Verisk’s partnerships in the area. Avner also elaborates about the topic of smart home insurance telematics and the challenges behind it.
This resource is a collection of ADAS demonstrations (Video clips and short product introductions). The table includes a brief explanation of each of the demonstrations associated with a link to each of the videos. This collection of selected demonstrations offers users an insight into this technology area.
This analysis brief focuses on autonomous vehicle related partnerships and meaningful commercial transactions. It includes the following 5 tables:
• Development of agreements and partnerships (cooperation between two companies)
• Industry alliances (more than two companies)
• Technology integration or sale
• Autonomous driving trials
• Autonomous driving researches
Each of the tables in the brief includes a list of partnerships and commercial transactions that took place between 2015 – 2017. Information presented includes participating companies, brief explanation regarding the nature of the partnership, and a link to the official relevant press release.
Here’s a great way to learn and get an update on the autonomous driving industry. This resource is a collection of autonomous vehicle related presentations (announcements, lectures, webinars, and panels) made by key market players, academic institutes, and startups. The table includes a brief explanation of each of the included items associated with a link to each of the clips. This collection is carefully selected in order to offer the viewer an insight into this market segment and its associated technologies.
This resource is a collection of level 5 autonomous vehicle demonstrations (Video clips and short product introductions). The table includes a brief explanation for each of the demonstrations associated with a link to each of the videos. This collection of selected demonstrations offers viewers an insight into this market segment.
Author: Ofer Ronn
Abstract: this analysis brief features a collection of major business transaction (M&A’s & investments) related to the autonomous vehicle market segments. The analysis includes a table presenting a list of the transactions, and references to both informative and analytic sources for further insights. All transactions included are a part of an overall autonomous vehicle strategy.
Author: Ofer Ronn
This analysis brief reflects the recent trend of using Smartphones as “in-vehicle” data collectors (instead of black boxes or OBD2 dongles) for Insurance Telematics solutions. The brief includes a table presenting a collection of smartphone based Telematics insurance solutions. Information about the various products is organized in a comparison manner and includes: Telematics features, scoring parameters, and value added services.
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