Volvo joins pilot project using cloud platform to aggregate road condition data

Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) are initiating a pilot project that will send road condition information from individual vehicles to a cloud-based system to improve public safety, the organisations said Wednesday.

Over the air updates to slash car recall rates

With between 60 and 70 per cent of vehicle recalls in North America and Europe due to software glitches, research suggests that over the air (OTA) software updates to wireless-capable cars could be a game changer for the automotive industry.

DT and Gemalto announce BMW telematics deployment

Deutsche Telekom and digital security and machine to machine (M2M) specialist Gemalto have announced that their M2M solution is being embedded by German auto manufacturer BMW as part of the European Commission’s eCall initiative, designed to enable rapid response assistance for people in road accidents.