A US survey found that a majority of people remains hesitant to buy an electric car, despite the auto industry’s commitment to building a growing range of electric vehicles in coming years. The poll, conducted by the web site Driving-Tests.org, asked 10s of thousands of visitors to its site whether they would consider buying an Read More..
The growing move toward cloud-based computing is an enabler for shadow IT, according to a new study. In a March poll conducted by NTT Communications, 77 pc of decision makers in large UK, French, Spanish and German companies said they had witnessed instances of business areas obtaining cloud services without involvementÂ of the IT department. And Read More..
More is not necessarily better when it comes to infotainment in today’s cars, according to a new survey. And many car drivers are less than familiar with the infotainment functions available to them. Those are just two of the conclusions from a surveyÂ of 14,000 recent US car buyers conducted by market researchers Nielsen and consultants Read More..
Google is the most influentialÂ player in the public discussion about autonomous driving, according to a recent market survey. The survey, which was conducted by US market researchers Appinions, ranked Google number one, followed by chipmaker Intel, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz. Rankings 5 to 8 were taken up by Audi, Nissan, BMW and Volvo. Appinions said Read More..
Corporate use of the cloud is growing at a slower pace than before in Germany, as companies worry about the extent of US surveillance of private data. According to a study by Germany’s high-tech association Bitkom, cloud use grew 3 percent in 2013, compared with a 9 percent increase in 2012. “The trend toward cloud Read More..
Car drivers would be interested in using Google’s wearable computer – Google Glass – to help control functions in a car, according to a new poll of 1,011 German car buyers. The survey, conducted by the puls market research agency, found that 45 pc of car buyers could imagine operating connected in-car functions with Google Read More..
A survey of companies across several industries shows that machine-to-machine (M2M) implementations are set to rise across the board as costs come down. The M2M adoption barometer for 2013 found that costs are one of the biggest barriers in adopting M2M solutions. But as these costs come down, the survey predicts, a “surge of M2M Read More..
A new study shows how information and communication technology is assuming an ever bigger role in the entire automotive value chain. A majority of consumers polled for the study also expressed confidence that technology can replace the driver at the wheel of a car. In a survey of 1,500 consumers across 10 countries, Cisco found Read More..
Only 30 pc of top managers in the auto industry expect sales growth in 2013, according to a survey by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. The annual PwC Global CEO Survey shows that the car industry is more pessimistic than other sectors. On average, 36 pc of the 1,330 top managers polled said they were “very confident” about Read More..
Many employers don’t properly guard against computer crime and leave their workers to deal with IT security, according to a German survey. The country’s high-tech association, BITKOM, polled workers on these issues and found that 21 pc claim their employers don’t provide any guidelines on how to guard against computer crime. Such guidelines would include Read More..