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Transport 30-11-2016

Commission wants manufacturers to build more internet-connected cars

The European Commission wants car companies to make sure new models have a slew of digital technologies that can cut fuel use and be safer on roads, as part of an EU strategy on internet-connect vehicles published today (30 November).

Commission plans cybersecurity rules for internet-connected machines

The European Commission is getting ready to propose new legislation to protect machines from cybersecurity breaches, signalling the executive's growing interest in encouraging traditional European manufacturers to build more devices that are connected to the internet.

Transport 30-09-2016

Carmakers fear EU plans to ease data flows will help tech rivals

European car manufacturers are seeking full control over the data sent to them by connected vehicles they put on the road, and fear a move by Brussels that would impose sharing that data with rivals.

Transport 27-09-2016

EU countries want legal change for driverless cars – but they’ll have to wait

Driverless cars have figured into several EU policy plans lately, as politicians have advocated for speeding up work on the technology to stop countries like the United States from having a leg up on European auto manufacturers.

How Oettinger surprised Brussels

Günther Oettinger has faced ridicule for his handling of EU tech policy since he took the job two years ago. But the digital Commissioner is finally getting some credit, and winning praise from some corners for a major overhaul of telecoms law.

Beijing pushes for innovation to boost global growth

China will host the G20 summit on 4-5 September in Hangzhou, in the midst of a joint public-private innovation effort to counter the economic crisis.

EU regulators take tough approach to net neutrality

Europe's telecoms operators will have to justify giving priority to certain services on their network, according to new EU regulatory guidelines in a move likely to disappoint an industry hoping for more leeway so they can boost revenues.

Digital 18-05-2016

Car industry frustrated by Commission ‘disorganisation’ on driverless vehicles

Car industry lobbyists are complaining that in-house divisions at the European Commission are delaying technologies like driverless cars from getting onto European streets.

Digital 13-04-2016

Member states divided over driverless car agreement

Transport ministers from EU countries are slated to sign a joint declaration on driverless vehicles tomorrow (14 April), but squabbles between member states have made the agreement a sensitive subject.

Digital 31-03-2016

Commission wants driverless cars to fix growing number of road deaths

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc is turning to driverless cars as a way to improve the bloc's floundering record on road deaths.

Google is developing and testing driverless cars in the US.
Digital 26-01-2016

Commission gears up for driverless cars in push to compete with tech giants

A new European Commission-led expert group on autonomous vehicles is meeting today (26 January) for the first time, marking the executive's latest push to develop driverless cars in the EU.

BMW E46: Running OS X Snow Leopard.
Transport 21-01-2016

EU accelerates to catch up on connected cars

The European Commission, which plans a strategy on connected vehicles later this year, has released a report outlining how to "catch up" on connected vehicles as other countries?like the US and Japan?speed ahead.

Digital 27-11-2015

Commission to unveil Internet of Things plan by mid-2016

The European Commission is considering a comprehensive plan to support the growing connectivity between machines, but may settle for a more targeted initiative as part of its Digital Single Market strategy, EURACTIV has learned.

Digital 24-11-2015

Consumer groups expose manufacturers for collecting data from connected cars

Many new cars models are linked to the Internet. But according to a new study, drivers are often not aware of where their personal data ends up.

ENISA director Udo Helmbrecht
Digital 26-10-2015

EU agency hones in on cybersecurity and connected cars

The European cybersecurity agency ENISA is putting together a team of experts to start working on connected cars next year.

Car companies have called for legislators to draft legislation on autonomous cars
Digital 04-09-2015

Autonomous driving takes back seat as connected car rules prepared

European Commission and Parliament officials said on Thursday (3 September) that they were moving towards regulating connected cars, but are still a long way off from sealing new legislation on autonomous vehicles.

Transport 20-03-2015

‘Intelligent’ technologies open new avenues for European transport

Connected vehicles filled with communication technologies offer an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the European Union's dream of an integrated multi-modal transport system, according to EU policymakers and industry experts.

Digital 09-11-2010

Kroes renews EU push for ‘connected’ cars

Neelie Kroes, the EU's commissioner for digital affairs, is urging car manufacturers to use information technology to improve road safety and unblock Europe's congested roads.