Will Monetizing Mobility Data in China Become a Concern for OEMs?

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 28, 2017
As vehicles become increasingly internet-connected, as well as vehicle-to-vehicle connected, many OEMs are being asked whether the Chinese government will bar certain OEMs from profiting off of consumer data without the assistance of a Chinese internet company. The communist Chinese government has previously banned American internet sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google from operating in the country, which […]

Fleet Financier Boosts Investment in Telematics to Remain Competitive

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 26, 2017
ALD Automotive is upping its investment in connected car data, including telematics, in an effort to remain competitive in the leasing space, as the mobility ecosystem continues to evolve, Mobility Buzz has learned. “We see in this new mobility world there are new capabilities that become necessary to survive, [beyond] your core competencies,” which include the […]

Drivemode Sets Sights Beyond Its Distracted Driving App

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 23, 2017
Drivemode raised a $6.5 million Series A led by Panasonic Corp., which the startup plans to use to expand product development beyond just Drivemode’s flagship app, Mobility Buzz has learned. Currently, the app — which has been downloaded over one million times across 180 countries — allows any driver with a smartphone to control key apps and functions […]

Inaugural Issue of Mobility Buzz Magazine Is Now Live

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 22, 2017
The inaugural issue of Mobility Buzz, which explores deep trends disrupting traditional transportation, is now live. In this first-quarter issue, find out whether the rideshare market is too saturated for startups to succeed, and how startups can best position themselves to attract consumer — and investor — demand. The inaugural issue also explores whether autonomous cars will eliminate […]
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