Category Archives: Connected Cars

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Car Technologies Capture Attention, Excitement at CES 2017

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, automotive technology continued its growing role at the show and shared the spotlight with virtual and augmented reality systems, video recording toothbrushes, and smart home products such as hairbrushes, beds, and chairs.  Automotive technology companies made up about one fifth of the exhibitors, and the exhibitors are creating ripples … Continue reading this entry

Navigating Connected Cars in 2017: Data Protection

It’s a fact: today’s marketplace has given connected cars the green light. As an OEM or supplier accelerating to create products to meet industry demand, what challenges can you anticipate in 2017? Here is the second installment (following up our post on IP Protection) describing where we believe your attention should be focused during the … Continue reading this entry

Navigating Connected Cars in 2017

It’s a fact: today’s marketplace has given connected cars the green light. As an OEM or supplier accelerating to create products to meet industry demand, what challenges can you anticipate in 2017? Here’s one area we think you should be focused on… IP Protection Perhaps the most valuable asset for companies in advanced technology areas … Continue reading this entry

Looking Ahead: Where Automotive Innovation Meets Cybersecurity in 2017

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The automotive industry has long been exempt from the cyber attacks that have affected so many companies operating in the financial services, healthcare and retail spaces. However, that is changing quickly due to the copious amount of historical data being collected by modern vehicles and the new autonomous features created by manufacturers.… Continue reading this entry

As Consumers Flock Towards Connected Cars, The Wireless Industry Benefits

It is no secret that consumers are increasingly focused on connected cars.  In a survey of consumers by Accenture, over 50% of consumers surveyed were already using some connected car services, 57% of those surveyed would like to have the ability to surf the internet via a monitor in the car, and 81% of consumers … Continue reading this entry

Technology Companies Continue Their Automotive Invasion

As we have written about before, the difference between technology companies and automotive companies is getting smaller and smaller. That trend continues to progress. Samsung Electronics Ltd. is closer to becoming an auto parts supplier. As reported on AndroidHeadlines.com, “Last month Samsung Electronics acquired a stake in Chinese electric car company BYD, and according to a … Continue reading this entry

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Full Speed Ahead or Tapping the Brakes?

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR)’s annual Management Briefing Seminars opened yesterday in Traverse City, Michigan. The afternoon sessions included a robust discussion of “Connected and Automated Vehicles – The Future is Now (Almost).” This title reflected the ambivalence and widely varying viewpoints of how close fully autonomous vehicles are to becoming a reality, with predictions ranging … Continue reading this entry

The President Agrees: Cybersecurity Must Include Your Car

For those of us who watch the automotive industry, the most interesting name on the list of appointees to President Barack Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity was Joe Sullivan. Why Mr. Sullivan? Because he is the Chief Security Officer at Uber. He is the only proposed member connected to the automotive industry.… Continue reading this entry

European Commissioner for Transport Focuses on Connected Cars as Part of Continuing Road Safety Strategy

In 2010, the EU set an ambitious goal of halving traffic deaths in 2020. As part of these ongoing efforts to increase road safety, on Thursday the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc published a report on road safety. The 2015 statistics indicate the EU has a long way to go in reaching its road safety goals. … Continue reading this entry

Top 3 Automotive Trends to Watch For in 2016

Cybersecurity Manufacturers in the auto industry continued to face challenges and find opportunities related to cybersecurity in 2015, and those trends are expected to intensify in 2016. New laws and new threats (discussed in more detail here and here) have either incentivized or required manufacturers to evaluate their cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses, then capitalize on the … Continue reading this entry

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technologies

The innovation and capabilities of vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies are ever-expanding and on center stage in the automotive industry. Not to worry, Foley has got you covered. Did you miss the below post from September? 6 months later it is as timely as ever! Be sure to also see our most recent post on the U.S. Army Helping … Continue reading this entry

The Connected Culture

The 2015 MICHauto Summit will be held this Wednesday, September 30th, from 7:30 am to 5 pm at Cobo Center in Detroit. MICHauto is an effort spearheaded by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with industry and other state and local partners in Michigan, to grow and retain the automotive industry in Michigan. MICHauto’s … Continue reading this entry

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Moving Forward in High Gear

This is my second and final installment in reporting on the Center for Automotive Research (CAR)’s 50th annual “Management Briefing Seminars” conference held earlier this month in Traverse City, Michigan. Connected and Automated Vehicles:  Competition, Rules and Interesting Times The first presentation on day one included a fantastic group of panelists from automotive suppliers, government agencies … Continue reading this entry