BRIEF: The Smart Car Software Revolution

BRIEF: The Smart Car Software Revolution” High-profile developments helped to put a spotlight on the trend this spring, with a Samsung executive having been elected to lead a major smart car consortium in April…”

There has been a lot of excitement in recent months about the incorporation of biometric technology into emerging smart car concepts, but there’s a parallel revolution happening in software. High-profile developments helped to put a spotlight on the trend this spring, with a Samsung executive having been elected to lead a major smart car consortium in April, and Microsoft having announced it would start licensing its IT to automakers in March. A flurry of activity has followed on the software side as various companies seek to stake a claim in the smart car frontier:

New security software is emerging to help protect vital car systems and user data:

BlackBerry System Walls Off Safety-Critical Software in Smart Cars

Trustonic, MediaTek Partner to Secure Smart Car Software

IBM is turning its flagship AI platform to connected car analytics:

IBM’s Watson to Look Under the Hoods of BMW Cars

New Mercedes-Benz cars are getting smartphone-based virtual keys:

Mercedes Cars Use Gemalto Provisioning Platform for Virtual Car Keys

There’s even a Facebook Messenger being developed to connect with smart cars:

Facebook Bot Aims to Make Friends with Tesla Owners