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Latest Ford and Volkswagen smart cars pose 'serious' privacy and security risk
A consumer goods testing company says its testing of both the latest Ford Focus and Volkswagen Polo indicated the new technology offered in the cars renders users vulnerable to security and privacy breaches.
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5G IoT market dominated by outdoor surveillance cameras
These cameras will represent 70% of the 5G IoT endpoint installed base in 2020, before contracting to 32% by the end of 2023.
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IoT security
Keysight solution helps prevent cyber-attacks on connected vehicles
Potential issues identified post-production, with the risk of recalls, cost orders of magnitude more to repair than when found during pre-deployment testing.
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Social Media
'Smart arses' in a smart car on 18,000 km rally for mental health
18,000 kilometres is a long way to travel in a tiny 0.6 litre smart car, but that’s exactly what a Kiwi-British couple are doing to raise awareness of mental health.
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Hands-on review: Navman MiVUE 800 dual camera dashcam
I hoped the cameras wouldn't catch anything of interest because everyone drives safe. In just four days, my dreams were shattered.
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ZUS lets you turn your old rust-bucket into a smart car
The ZUS Connected Car System promises that it will enhance the driving experience...
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Capture the unexpected: Navman dash cams discourage reckless drivers
Dash cams are an essential step on the road to smart-cars and may be the key to mitigating reckless driving...
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New Zealand
The ultimate driver-touchscreen: NZ researchers develop new smart-car technology
A University of Canterbury academic team has been given the green light to research better in-vehicle touchscreens...
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Car or Camera? Photographer uses Volvo’s XC60 SUV to take spectacular pictures
Prize-winning photographer takes Volvo’s new SUV and uses it as a camera...
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Internet of Things
Cognizant: The future of intelligent transport in Australia
Australia’s connected car future is just around the corner ― but what does this actually mean for drivers?