Connected Car Weekly: Touchless Rentals

Connected vehicles and the data they generate continue to be put to new uses. This week saw the announcement of some new applications that are being developed or expanded. Among them are technology that makes renting a car a completely digital experience, an initiative to pilot autonomous electric haulers in a quarry, and connected car data that notifies both the driver and a repair shop if a vehicle needs service.

Automotive Data Companies Developing Vehicle Health Notifications

Connected cars may soon notify both the driver and a repair shop if the vehicle needs service. That’s one of the applications of connected car data being developed by a partnership between connected vehicle data company Wejo and diagnostics and automotive data provider Hella Guttman Solutions. The two companies announced the tie-up in a press release and video released Thursday (Nov. 4).

“The Hella-Wejo partnership is enabling amazing outcomes for drivers like you

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Global Connected Cars Outlook Report 2021: With Revenue Potential of $15-$20 Billion by 2025, the Creation of Software-defined Vehicles and Innovative Business Models is More Critical than Ever

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Connected Cars Outlook, 2021” report has been added to’s offering.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated – rather than affected – growth prospects for the global connected cars market.

Technology implementation has increased, and the post-pandemic situation appears to be a positive one for all stakeholders. The pandemic is a blessing in disguise as innovative features such as embedded connectivity, bio-based health monitoring, and non-touch-based haptics such as gesture recognition will be quickly implemented in vehicles due to the urgent need for protection and risk aversion.

Start-ups and other mid-tier connected car technology firms are being pursued to support the implementation of these innovative vehicle features.

The market is undergoing a transformation, and automakers are evolving into technology firms and appear to be on an equal footing with technology giants, with some of them opting for a collaborative approach to capture market share. Business transformations

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