Mobility{hacks} Berlin #caranea #connectedcar #otp #makers #hackaton

Posted: November 25, 2016 Comment: 0

Do you love your bike, your car, your hoverboard or your wheel shoes? Are you constantly thinking about how to get faster and more convenient from A to B? Do you love coding, little sleep and caffeine? Especially together?

Join us and 100 developers, designers and mobility enthusiasts to find new ways to combine mobility and tech in urban and rural areas worldwide. Presented by Hackerstolz, we aim to let your ideas take shape and help to transform them into first digital prototypes that will inspire the mobility industry – all at one weekend of fun, food and code lines at Spielfeld Digital Hub in Berlin, December 2-4.

Mobility{hacks} Hackathon Anfang Dezember in Berlin #caranea #connectedcar #otp #makers #hackaton

Posted: November 25, 2016 Comment: 0

Der Hackerstolz-Verein richtet am 2. und 3. Dezember in Berlin einen Hackathon zum Thema Mobilität der Zukunft aus.

Hackerstolz, ein Verein zur Förderung der digitalen Hacker-Kultur, veranstaltet am 2. und 3. Dezember in Berlin einen Hackathon zum Thema Mobilität der Zukunft. Dazu sind Entwickler aller Fachrichtungen eingeladen, um zusammen digitale Prototypen zu entwickeln.

Für den Hackathon haben die Ausrichter Partner wie BVG, Ergo, Roland Berger, E-Mio, Minodes, Europcar und IBM gewonnen. Big Blue wird den Teilnehmer die neusten Tools der Platform as a Service Bluemix bereitstellen und mit fachlichem Input zum Thema helfen.

RolandBerger Studie: App based dongle solution as shortcut to connectivity #connectedcar #otp #caranea

Posted: November 22, 2016 Comment: 0
  • The connected car is currently one of the hot topics in the automotive industry – Increased data transfer capabilities open up limitless potential for new products and services
  • However, while OEMs are developing their highly sophisticated proprietary connectivity packages, other players are coming in with retrofit solutions and continuing to capture the customer interface
  • Network effects create irreversible lock-in of users in connectivity services but OEM solutions are only slowly penetrating the car parc
  • App based dongle solutions offer the best preconditions to quickly establish a connectivity ecosystem with daily relevance for its users based on smartphone integration and coverage of relevant use cases
  • OEMs should accept a dongle based offer as a shortcut to achieving their connectivity ecosystem – Benefit from multibrand mindset and cooperation, rapid car parc penetration and relevant customer base
  • Non-OEM players should foster a shared technical platform as an open industry standard based on cross-industry cooperation to establish applicable use cases and become relevant for their users


NOKIA Study: Get your motor running: Making the connected car a reality #nokia #connectedcar #caranea #otp

Posted: November 16, 2016 Comment: 0

To learn more about how the connected car revolution can become reality, read the strategic white paper “Driving a digital endpoint” from NOKIA.

In the paper, explore:

  • The business case for the connected car, including legal requirements, technology trends and driver expectations
  • Why embracing the idea of networking their cars comes down to a matter of trust for manufacturers
  • The technology auto-sector companies will need to support the connected car and revolutionize the driver experience

Download whitepaper

Mobility Hackaton in Berlin from 3rd-4th of December - #CARANEA #OTP #CONNECTEDCARS #MAKER #IOT

Posted: November 07, 2016 Comment: 0

The Maker Scene is growing, Hackatons the best impression to prove the capabilities of a new technology. The Maker of the Food Hackaton are inviting Geeks and Nerds for the next round: The Mobility Hackaton. Huge Corporations are joining the event. We are proud to be part of this event and contribute our universel CAR API for this hackaton. We hope to meet u there! 

Connected cars are cash cows; low margins may have killed the Apple Car #caranea #otp #connectedcar #iot

Posted: October 20, 2016 Comment: 0

A pair of articles published on Monday by Bloomberg and Fast Company provide an interesting snapshot of the ongoing collision between the tech and automotive industries. In the former, Mark Gurman and Alex Webb provide a fuller exploration of Apple's ongoing "Project Titan" than we've read to date. The "so secret we can't talk about it" car R&D is believed to have been heavily scaled back—along with Apple's vehicular ambitions.

The once thousand-strong team has now lost hundreds of members, particularly those working on a car OS, as well as chassis and suspension design, Bloomberg reports. Perhaps Apple's scaled-back plans were inevitable; according to Bloomberg, "Apple executives had imagined an electric car that could recognize its driver by fingerprint and autonomously navigate with the press of a button."

Meanwhile, Rick Tetzili at Fast Company takes a look at General Motors under Mary Barra's leadership. Like others in the car business, GM has realized its future is as much in technology as it is in building the vehicles themselves. It therefore has designs on the clever young brains that currently flock to Silicon Valley and so is doing its bit to make working at GM an appealing prospect.

Tech's influence is becoming more and more pervasive throughout the car industry, from open source design competitions and hackathons to virtual assembly lines and safety system demonstrations. But what the auto industry really wants is technology's profit margins. Indeed, the low returns involved in building and selling cars is put forward as one reason that Apple has changed focus for Project Titan.

On the other side of the fence, every car maker that is including 4G LTE connectivity in its new vehicles can see the dollar signs—tens of billions of them by 2020, according to Ben Volkow, CEO of otonomo, a company that is working with a number of OEMs, including Daimler, on cloud platforms. The big car companies have already made the big investments: "The databases are built, the modems are in the cars, they've crossed the Rubicon," Volkow told Ars.

Part of the strategy is to build ongoing relationships with their customers through services like predictive maintenance. Part of it is to profit from your data the same way Google or Apple (or your pharmacy) does. That second one is bound to set some whiskers a-twitching, we're sure. It'll probably also mean an end to vehicle data plans. After all, if my car is going to make money from me, it better not have the gall to give me a cellphone bill at the end of every month, too.

Vernetztes Auto : Das Auto ist nur die Docking-Station #caranea #otp #connectedcar

Posted: October 11, 2016 Comment: 0
Das moderne Auto soll vernetzt sein. Das klingt gut. Doch in der Praxis bieten die Online-Dienste der Hersteller wenig. Zudem ist bei den meisten ein Smartphone nötig.

Qualcomm-Studie: Connected Car und autonomes Fahrzeug – bekannt und gewollt?

Posted: October 10, 2016 Comment: 0

Qualcomm hat 1338 deutsche Autofahrer nach ihrer Meinung über Connected Car und autonomem Fahren befragt. In beiden Fällen ist noch Aufklärungsarbeit zu leisten, denn nur ein Drittel wusste mit Connected Car etwas anzufangen und nur minimale 3 Prozent würden das Steuer komplett aus der Hand geben.

Welche Erwartungen sind mit einem Connected Car verbunden?

Staumeldungen in Echtzeit, Musik vom Smartphone, Suche nach Restaurants oder freien Parkplätzen – das vernetzte Fahrzeug bietet dank ständiger Internetverbindung eine ganze Reihe von hilfreichen Services. Was wäre für deutsche Autofahrer dabei am wichtigsten? Für sie stehen ganz klar die Möglichkeiten von Echtzeitnavigation im Vordergrund – minutengenaue Staumeldungen für die optimale Verkehrsberechnung sind für 56,2 Prozent der Befragten der größte Nutzen eines Connected Cars. Ständige Internetverbindung und Online-Browsen erscheinen dagegen nur für rund 9,9 Prozent als größter Vorteil, Entertainment-Services wie Streaming-Dienste wurden von 8,7 Prozent zum entscheidenden Feature erklärt. Überaus positiv ist zu bewerten, dass für nur 1,6 Prozent die Möglichkeit, Social-Media-Kanäle zu nutzen, die wichtigste Rolle – wobei selbst die 1,6 Prozent noch zu viel sind.

Connected Car bedeutet auch V2X

Connected Cars sind außerdem imstande, mit ihrer Umwelt und mit anderen Fahrzeugen zu kommunizieren. Die V2X-Kommunikation schließt Fahrzeuge, Fußgänger, Gebäude und sogar die Straßen selbst mit ein. V2X bildet so die Grundlage für neue Advanced-Driver-Assistant-Systeme (ADAS), die die Fahrsicherheit erhöhen – zum Beispiel indem sie vor Hindernissen, Gefahren oder entgegenkommenden Fahrzeugen warnen, die für den Fahrer noch nicht sichtbar sind.


Forget Self-Driving Cars, Get Ready for Self-Banking Cars #connectedcar #fintech #startup #iot #iotsecurity

Posted: September 27, 2016 Comment: 0

Mobile banking could, in the not-too-distant-future, include motor banking.

As manufacturers increasingly equip automobiles with Internet access, financial institutions are closely studying connected cars to understand what a futuresaturated with such vehicles could mean for their business.

FIS, the largest fintech vendor in the world, has been researching ways for people to do tasks like check bank balances with their voices, according to company spokesman Brad Fennessy. It's also looking at more complicated scenarios, such as turning the car into a wallet so when someone pulls up to the gas station, the pump is turned on and authorized because the vehicle is identified as belonging to an accountholder.

U.S. Bank posted a YouTube video in June that documented its vision to potentially let consumers use technology to order and send oil when the vehicle is need of a change. Most recently, USAA led the investing round for the company selling the device featured in U.S. Bank' video, Automatic Labs.

The San Francisco startup sells a device that can be plugged into a car to share relevant data – such as engine diagnostics or where a car is parked – with its smartphone app and other apps. USAA is investing in Automatic to see how the technology could help its members.

While the company originally called United Services Automobile Association is currently focused on the implications of connected cars for its flagship auto insurance business, it also owns a $70 billion-asset bank known for innovative uses of technology. So it's not a stretch to imagine the company incorporating car-related banking features into its mobile app, which serves as members' portal to insurance and banking. Automatic's app gallery includes expense report and car cost management apps, for instance, that could conceivably be linked to bank accounts.

In recent weeks, Fjord, a design and innovation firm, published a report that shined a spotlight on the possibilities of connected cars. These go well beyond obvious uses cases like insurance providers using the sensors to monitor customers' driving to adjust premiums based on how well they drive.

"The car is part of the constellation of different devices — probably with the phone at the center," said Andy Goodman, a group director of design strategy at Fjord, which is owned by Accenture. "Think of a car as a remote device for the phone."

Goodman imagines a world where cars can be used to pay for things so the driver doesn't have to fumble with a credit card or cash at a drive-up. He could see a car serving as an ATM card when someone arrives at an institution's cash machine. Goodman also sees banks partnering with car sharing technology companies (not the same thing as ridesharing firms) which facilitate car owners renting their assets to others, to vie for more loan business from auto dealer partnerships. He could even see a day when the car prompts the person with a grocery list based on the driver's usual shopping habits; then the retailer could have those items ready for pick up upon arrival.

USAA sees the investment in the Automatic Labs as a way to test and learn what services could add value into the lives of its military members down the road.

Through its investment in Automatic, USAA is exploring how the tech could help its members in situations like emergencies. Automatic can place an emergency call when it detects a collision, in addition to contacting family members and emergency contacts


Can connected cars drive IoT monetisation?

Posted: September 21, 2016 Comment: 0

The connected car has many advantages when viewed as an IoT platform. Today’s vehicles contain sensors and other computing centres all over the vehicle, connected to a TCU using an internal network. Connected vehicles also have access to cloud storage and external sources of data and intelligence through wireless networks and mobile apps. They possess onboard processing power to act on locally generated data, making changes to the vehicle’s physical environment or selecting appropriate data sets to send to the cloud for further analysis. But again, how can all these capabilities be leveraged while monetising IoT offerings?

If IoT value is created by solving a problem, IoT monetisation is created to enhance the solution. Here are the four ways connected cars can drive IoT monetisation.

Bring together your customers and suppliers

The key to bringing new apps and services to customers and growing developer and supplier support is by creating a dedicated place for them to come together. A place where the OEM can cultivate a vibrant ecosystem of hardware, software, firmware, content and service providers, and where innovative business models needed to monetize this ecosystem are realised. To turn this place into a marketplace, the OEM must be able to provide a branded user experience, merchandising offerings, and a secure OTA model so drivers can discover products and services for their connected lives and have them delivered to the car remotely.

Provide real life use cases

Predictive maintenance is an interesting use case that pulls things together. It all starts when an automotive OEM test team discovers a relationship between sensor readings, for example; heat and vibration originating from a set of parts, and resulting breakdowns. It is determined that proactively replacing parts exhibiting these behaviors is a win for the driver, OEM and dealer. The solution components include a sensor instrumentation package to listen for the tell-tale pattern. This information is forwarded to a cloud service which interfaces to find a dealer, and after reaching out to the driver using an app on the vehicle head unit, mobile device or portal, schedules the service and orders the required parts. This scenario ultimately ties the traditional servicing model of vehicles to IoT, enabling intuitive servicing and customer retention.

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