New Study Reveals Radio Reaches, Motivates Auto Buyers More Than TV

Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA)

Radio Plays Critical Role in Automotive Advertising A compelling new study published by the Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA) and Nielsen Audio reveals that AM/FM radio’s influence over new- and used-vehicle buyers continues to grow in Southern California. The Automotive Path to Purchase Study, based on a survey of nearly 3,000 vehicle buyers in Southern […]

Technology company CEOs meet with Trump

Donald Trump

Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, seeking their assistance to make the government’s computing systems more effective. The White House wishes to upgrade government information technology systems, cut costs, get rid of waste and enhance service. Trump on Monday mentioned estimates that the […]

Lyft To Test Autonomous Rides In Boston With nuTonomy

Lyft car sharing

Ride-hailing service Lyft said it would start testing autonomous ridesharing in Boston in collaboration with the technology startup nuTonomy. Under the collaboration, nuTonomy and Lyft will team up to acquire insights into “all elements of ensuring a passenger’s comfort and safety” in self-driving vehicles, as per the joint statement. Lyft’s move comes after a similar […]

BlackBerry has new software for running computer systems on vehicles

BlackBerry Ltd

BlackBerry Ltd stated on Wednesday it has established new software for running complicated computer systems on cars, providing the once dominant smartphone maker an upper hand in a growing sector of the technology market. The company refused to name any automakers who prepare to use the technology, however senior BlackBerry executive John Wall stated that […]

A look into exposure of 10 million US car owners’ data and VIN numbers

VIN number

A huge database leak left sensitive and private details of 10 million car owners in the US exposed to the general public. Security researchers discovered an unprotected database including data from numerous US-based auto dealerships leaking important and sensitive information, such as names, addresses, home and work phone numbers, date of birth, gender and children […]

Panasonic expects 21 percent yearly profit increase as auto focus pays off

Panasonic Corp

Panasonic stated Thursday it expects operating profit to increase 21 percent in the financial year through March as investments in advanced vehicle parts start to pay off. Panasonic projected operating profit to increase to 335 billion yen ($2.93 billion) from 276.8 billion yen a year before. The outlook compares with the 346.28 yen average estimates […]