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Making sense of connected car data

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The vehicles we drive are providing huge amounts of information, bringing data management challenges to the fore. LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ Paul Stacey looks at the challenges and benefits of this new world

The vehicles we drive are providing huge amounts of information, bringing data management challenges to the fore. LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ Paul Stacey looks at the challenges and benefits of this new world

Connectivity from cars is moving at a rapid pace and in many cases driven by Ecall, the advance of ADAS capabilities and the UK’s first level three semi-autonomous car has hit the roads.  At the heart of these developments and the future development of semi- and fully automated vehicles is data – masses of it.

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Fri, 01/17/2020
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How video games shape the cars we drive

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With the feedback of millions of gamers, the virtual world is becoming an essential tool for car manufacturers to test the vehicles of the future

With the feedback of millions of gamers, the virtual world is becoming an essential tool for car manufacturers to test the vehicles of the future

The modern racing video game is a marvel, offering realistic graphics and physics, meaning real cars can be replicated in an authentic virtual form. For gamers, this gives the opportunity to own and drive exclusive, expensive, and rare cars they might never get the chance to try in the real world. Who doesn’t want to take a Bugatti Chiron around the Nürburgring Nordschleife?

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Mon, 12/23/2019
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(Wheel) size matters

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IMI member Hayley Pells ponders if we’ve reached the limit for rim size

IMI member Hayley Pells ponders if we’ve reached the limit for rim size

I must admit, when Audi design boss Marc Lichte announced that the marque had gone as far as it could with rim diameter, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Not only are these oversized rims a pain within the workshop, they are a pain to live with too.

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Mon, 12/16/2019
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Lithium pioneers and stop-start solutions

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Lithium-ion battery-powered EVs could one day replace traditional vehicles, but the technology has other, more immediate, impacts on the motor trade

Lithium-ion battery-powered EVs could one day replace traditional vehicles, but the technology has other, more immediate, impacts on the motor trade

Lithium-ion technology is the go to technology for the automotive sector, and for good reason. In 2019 the brains behind lithium-ion power were finally awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

It was long-overdue recognition for the game-changing work of John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino in the 1970s and early ‘80s, which enabled everything from the mobile phone to the modern electric car.

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Wed, 12/11/2019
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In the cloud: Over-the-air repairs

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As vehicles become more digitised, over-the-air updates and repairs will become more commonplace, but is the industry ready?

As vehicles become more digitised, over-the-air updates and repairs will become more commonplace, but is the industry ready?

Of all the automotive megatrends, the fastest-moving yet most underreported is over-the-air (OTA) repairs. Imagine no longer having to take a vehicle to a garage or dealership but simply being able to download updates directly to your vehicle, just as you’d upgrade programmes on your computer, tablet or phone.

The technology, most often highlighted by Tesla, is becoming more widespread with both suppliers and vehicle manufacturers looking to integrate it into the cars on our roads.

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Fri, 11/15/2019
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From track to salesroom: boosting sales and technology

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Does the excitement and technological advancement of MotorGP help bike sales?

Does the excitement and technological advancement of MotorGP help bike sales?

At the age of 26, Marc Marquez has emphatically won his sixth MotoGP world championship with four races to spare. While those statistics reveal a dominant display for the 2019 Repsol Honda Team, it doesn’t get close to describing the season-long action, excitement and high intensity drama that Moto GP has produced between its strong cast of official and satellite teams and riders. This year, it has consistently delivered the sort of racing superlatives that Liberty Media and the global procession of Formula One can only dream of.

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Thu, 11/07/2019
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Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles backs TechSafe

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The IMI’s TechSafe standard gain Government endorsement helping keep consumers and you safe

The IMI’s TechSafe standard gain Government endorsement helping keep consumers and you safe

The IMI’s TechSafe standards for those working on electrified vehicles took a crucial step forward with the endorsement of the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

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Mon, 11/04/2019
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IMI future-proofs accident repair sector

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The IMI’s new accident repair advisory group will help bodyshops, glazing companies and insurers’ future-proof businesses for evolving connected vehicle technology

The IMI’s new accident repair advisory group will help bodyshops, glazing companies and insurers’ future-proof businesses for evolving connected vehicle technology

As the industry shifts and greater levels of connectivity are integrated into our vehicles, the IMI has moved to help businesses future-proof themselves.

The Institute’s new Accident Repair Sector Advisory Group has been setup to ensure consistently high standards in technician competence for accident repair – taking into account the rapid technical development of driver assist systems moving ever closer to higher levels of vehicle autonomy, plus the rapid transition to electric vehicle becoming the new norm.

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Thu, 10/24/2019
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The e-scooter paradox

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As people persuaded to leave their car at home and use alternative transport methods, the e-scooter is blossoming technology, but is it just a fad destined to disappear as quickly as it’s appeared

As people persuaded to leave their car at home and use alternative transport methods, the e-scooter is blossoming technology, but is it just a fad destined to disappear as quickly as it’s appeared

There’s a quiet revolution taking place in our city centres, but depending on who you ask, it’s either an annoying fad industry or the future of urban transportation.

Cheaper than the bus, less sweaty than cycling and more convenient than walking, the electric scooter has become a useful addition to a widening range of transport options that is helping cities from Paris to Portland move its millions of residents.

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Tue, 10/22/2019
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Designing the vehicles of 2050

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The business enterprise competition helps the next-generation of talent improve their core skills and shines a light on what the young think future transport will look like

The business enterprise competition helps the next-generation of talent improve their core skills and shines a light on what the young think future transport will look like

The industry is going through huge amounts of change, with so many different forces acting on it, whether its changes to powertrain technologies, or increasing vehicle connectivity. But sometimes even these fast track changes can be behind the imagination of the younger generation.

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Mon, 10/21/2019
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