Connected Car

Connected Car

Connected car data enables new opportunities across the transportation sector. From manufacturers through to fleet operators and government bodies, the data from connected cars can revolutionize business models.

Latest Connected Car

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests the pedestrian crash systems of 16 midsize vehicles - six get superior ratings

Ensuring that a vehicle will automatically stop for an unexpected pedestrian hazard is an essential safety requirement in 2019. Of the 16 cars tested, six performed excellently, specifically the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Outback, and Volvo S60, significantly reducing their speed and mostly avoiding the pedestrian dummy.

Lyft has built a driverless operating system already in place in Ford Fusions and Chrysler Pacificas

Lyft is best known as a ride-sharing firm. However, the SF-based company now has 400 engineers working on two different initiatives, its driverless operating system, and an open platform that allows passengers to connect to semi-autonomous vehicles operated by selected partners, including Waymo and Aptiv.

Penn State University develops a battery that drivers can charge-up in ten minutes for a 200-mile range

One of the advantages gas has had over electric until now has been the extended time needed to charge an EV battery. The approach taken by the Penn State University team has been to heat the battery to 60C. However, the battery still hasn't been deployed at scale. Its advantage is for long-distance journeys, where charging at night isn't a viable option.

Qualcomm joins forces with Trimble to create better-automated positioning for connected cars

Trimble, the CA-based computer software company, has been working with Qualcomm on a system that allows connected vehicles to remain positioned in-lane as well as improving road navigation, assistance for drivers, and other autonomous driving processes. Qualcomm will host its precise positioning software on its Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G platforms.

Ford embraces the 21st Century with live updates and up to a 15-inch screen on the dashboard

Tesla already offers 15-inch dashboard screens and live updates. In an increasingly competitive auto industry, getting the infotainment right is seen as one of the keys to success. With this need in mind, Ford has launched Sync 4, it's next-generation infotainment system. Searching through maps is now more extensive, and traffic updates have also improved.


Dativa is a global consulting firm providing data consulting and engineering services to companies that want to build and implement strategies to put data to work. We work with primary data generators, businesses harvesting their own internal data, data-centric service providers, data brokers, agencies, media buyers and media sellers.

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