Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

5 min February 8, 2018 in

Cyanogen – A New Player on the Self-Driving Technology Scene

If you’re interested in devices and apps, you’ve certainly heard of Cyanogen. It’s one of the famous for Android ROMs. But it seems their company interests have changed. They are focusing on self-driving technology now. Why is Cyanogen know? Let’s give you a little background info in case you don’t know it. Android is an …

5 min February 5, 2018 in

Driverless Car Safety – New Mathematical Model to Secure Connected Cars

Driverless car safety has been the main and sometimes feels the only topic of the field in 2017. From the legal aspects to the actual technical implementation, we have to conclude that’s not a minor problem we are discussing. But it does feel that we’ve been more focused, in media at least, on who we …

5 min February 1, 2018 in

5 Trends Which Will Dominate the Connected Cars Industry in 2018

It is estimated that by 2018, 48 million connected cars are going to be shipped worldwide. Because of this, a lot of cities have recognized the importance of adapting the infrastructure in order to facilitate this emerging technology. Connectivity has changed and will continue to impact the automotive industry in ways no other technology has …

5 min January 29, 2018 in

4 Essential Ways Video Will Influence the Future of the Connected Car

The market reach of the connected car is expanding rapidly and research company Gartner predicts in just a couple of years from now, there will be up to 61 million automobiles equipped with data connectivity in production. As cars become more automated, the driving experience will change as well, making room for innovations and solutions meant to: significantly reduce …

4 min January 25, 2018 in

4 Significant Ways Connected Cars Can Change Our Lives at Home

In almost every article concerning smart homes, you’re likely to stumble upon connected cars, as well. Why is that? Because they are both parts of the Internet of Things dynamic. Ultimately, IoT is about facilitating everything which is related to our daily routine and integrating all day-to-day operations within a centralized system.  This system could be …

5 min December 21, 2017 in

Driverless Cars Could Even Redefine Automotive Racing Competitions

For the past few years, self-driving cars have been tested on public roads and in fake cities. But recently, car manufacturers and some small companies have been using racetracks as a playground to test not only driverless cars, but self-racing vehicles as well. Joshua Schachter, entrepreneur and organizer at Self Racing Cars, an autonomous racing series, says …

5 min December 18, 2017 in

Imagining a World with Autonomous Public Transportation

In London, the subway network handles up to 4.8 million daily commuters.  Add to that the 6.5 million journeys being supported by London’s famous red buses, and you’ll get a sense of how important public transit is to a city. Throughout the world, public transport has changed the way people live. And autonomous public transportation could represent …

5 min December 14, 2017 in

Autonomous Vehicles Are No Longer a Matter of “If” but “When”

Humankind is prone to chasing dreams – and currently, one of the most sought-after ones is having autonomous vehicles hit the public roads. In an ideal scenario, this should improve many areas of public transportation, while also granting more autonomy to impaired people and lessen the impact of carbon emissions. And while the likes of …

5 min December 11, 2017 in

From Zero to Waymo: The Story of Google’s Driverless Car

In recent years, the driverless car has grown to become an epitome of innovation.  Loads of research, cash and talent are being channeled into attaining the goal of putting self-driving car technology to commercial use. All efforts are ultimately driven towards improving mobility – especially on the public roads – and turn driving from an …

5 min December 7, 2017 in

Germany’s Self-Driving Cars Legislation May Be the Best One so Far

As you may already know, some of the world’s largest car companies are in Germany. Volkswagen and BMW are just a couple of them. At the beginning of April, Chancellor Angela Merkel told automakers that the government was ready to support the development of this industry. She also said that they would be able to test …