When the internet became a mass medium in the mid-90´s people spend their time online basically in three ways: They downloaded and listened to music They played games online They watched porn The autonomous car will stimulate comparable developments in 2 of the 3 ways outlined above. While customized music is already available in cars via smartphones, games and porn are not! At least not while driving! The significant potential of gaming as part of in-car-entertainment is known and frequently discussed: See a WEF report from 2015 or a recent article from WIRED. However, somehow all reports and self-claimed experts about … Continue reading Driverless cars – How autonomous driving will impact the porn industry? Or how porn will prevent you from sharing your car!
Summary: An overlapping confluence of three different technological waves — the smartphone, the electric vehicle and artificial intelligence — have created the conditions for a technological disruption so profound it’s going to change almost everything about the way we move in modern society – overnight, we’ll see a mass defection to mobility as a service Robocars will make our street safer (fewer accidents, save millions of lives) and make our cities greener (fully electric powered by renewable energy). Reduce the need for parking (approx. 30% of the space currently occupied in cities by parking will be used in new ways) Make transportation cheaper and more convenient and … Continue reading Carmageddon or the Driverless Economy – Robocars will be the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruption in transport history
Summary: HERE (mapping service bought by BMW, Audi, Daimler) started its new next generation of connected services with HERE Real-Time Traffic Significantly improved traffic mapping (more accurate, real-time data) –> OEM to again have a better navigation service than smartphone apps (e.g. Google maps) Seen as prerequisite for autonomous driving with more next generation services to come So what: HERE as leading mapping service can provide BMW, Audi, Daimler with an significant advantage in the advanced navigation services field Question is if HERE will allow other OEMs to participate or alternative technologies (e.g. Tesla´s camera enabled maps) can compete It will be … Continue reading Looking to the next generation of connected services with HERE Real-Time Traffic