The principle is simple. As an investor, you stump up the money for a car. Buy2LetCars buys the car, negotiating a healthy volume discount from the manufacturer. The car is leased to a customer who pays you an agreed monthly figure for three years.
Wejo, which allows car manufacturers to sell data generated by their vehicles to insurers and transport authorities, is paying several million dollars for Carjojo, a website that negotiates car purchases on buyers’ behalf.
Clare White, marketing Manager at Network Q, said that the PSA Group-owned manufacturer expected that offering online motor finance would drive higher unit sales for dealers as well as increasing penetration of Vauxhall Finance products.
Last month, Oxbotica announced a 14 million pound ($18.3 million) investment round led by AXA SA, the insurance group, IP Group, and Parkwalk Advisors, which backs companies that are spun-out of universities.
Kalray’s manycore MPPA® intelligent processor architecture has been designed from the ground up to meet this industry challenge, executing complex neural network applications at many trillions of processes per second to achieve the Acceleration of Perception for self-driving vehicles.
TomTom said it has begun a strategic review of its telematics division, which helps businesses to save money by using software to monitor and improve the performance of their car and truck fleets and has been valued by analysts at about €700mil.