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Ford opts for C-V2X over DSRC

Ford's move could shift the conversation around the 5.9 GHz spectrum allocation Ford Motor Company has confirmed that it will use cellular vehicle-to-everything technology in all new U.S. models by 2022, in a break with automakers who favor the use of Dedicated Short-Range Communications. In a...

Qualcomm adds auto, cable execs to board of directors

Ford's former CEO Mark Fields and Comcast's Vice Chairman Neil Smit join Qualcomm's board of directors Qualcomm has appointed two new directors to its board of directors: former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Mark Fields, and Kornelis (Neil) Smit, vice chairman of Comcast. The men...

What is C-V2X?

C-V2X links vehicles to pedestrians, infrastructure, the network and other vehicles As trials pick up and automakers partner with telecom ecosystem stakeholders to advance vehicle connectivity on the way to autonomous driving, let's take a look at the wireless connectivity linking vehicles to the world...

Ford CEO wants to accelerate automated vehicles with transportation mobility cloud

Ford to launch vehicle-as-a-service platform in 2018 Las Vegas, Nev. -- Ford CEO Jim Hackett highlighted opportunities within the transportation sector the company would like to seize upon during a keynote presentation Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). While Ford’s address was short on...

BlackBerry approved for autonomous vehicle testing in Canada

BlackBerry was one of three groups approved by Ontario, Canada, to participate in an autonomous vehicle testing program. The pilot licensing program is set to allow autonomous vehicle testing with a safety driver behind the wheel. BlackBerry QNX said it will participate alongside the...

IoT-centric, usage-based insurance set to surge

IoT-centric, usage-based insurance is finally coming of age and it is turning the traditional car insurance sector upside down. "Internet of Things" adoption in various vertical markets is set to disrupt traditional industries by introducing new business models. IoT-centric, usage-based insurance, which uses real-time information...

IIoT/5G: Volvo to launch UK’s largest autonomous driving trial

Premium car maker Volvo is swinging into high gear with the launch of the UK’s largest autonomous driving trial to date, following similar moves in Sweden and China Volvo Cars is set to launch an autonomous driving trial in the U.K. next year, going under...

2016 Detroit Auto Show recap

The North American International Auto Show, popularly known as the Detroit Auto Show, happens each year the week after CES. As CES steals the thunder from many industry trade shows, it wasn't until this year it became clear they had stolen the auto industry's...

AT&T DevSum 2016: AT&T scores Ford connected car deal; expands agreement with BMW

AT&T to provide mobile access to Ford connected car platform LAS VEGAS – AT&T scored another significant automotive connectivity deal, announcing a multi-year agreement with Ford to power the company’s Sync Connect in-car system. The agreement calls for Ford to provide mobile broadband connectivity to...

CES 2016: Cars as connected, self-driving data points

If CES provides any insight as to the direction of the automotive industry, the vehicles of the future are getting closer to reality as a ubiquitously connected, data-rich and self-driving experience. Toyota, Ford, Volvo and Fiat all announced expansions to their connected car programs...

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