Autonet Blog

The Need to Connect Drivers and their Cars for Maintenance, Repairs, and Recalls

June 29, 2016

Steve Torok, Autonet Executive Vice Chairman Sterling Pratz, Autonet Co-Founder and President On the surface, these two facts about automotive maintenance might seem disconnected: A large percentage of consumers are behind on the most basic of automotive maintenance tasks, changing their car’s oil.⁵ A car dealership typically makes far more profit in its service department …
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It’s time to get serious about connected car security.

July 20, 2015

Last week, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers announced the creation of ISAC (Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Center) in order to address concerns about security and privacy in cars.   With more and more cars becoming “Connected” this is an increasing concern and one that deserves some serious attention. Despite the …
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Is it time to talk about 5G yet?

March 5, 2015

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog where I discussed how it was too early to start marketing 5G when we don’t even have 4G deployed yet. Well, in that time we’ve been working as an industry to define what 5G is and how it will work, so I thought I’d give an …
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Some hope that privacy laws will apply to Internet communication?

February 7, 2015

When the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) was passed in 1986 it was envisioned to create “a fair balance between the privacy expectations of citizens and the legitimate needs of law enforcement.” Congress expanded the federal wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping provisions and also sought to support the creation of new technologies by assuring consumers that …
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