By Fabian Chowanietz

In-car technology continues to make automobiles increasingly connected, meaning automakers are now faced with new challenges to deliver a high-quality user experience similar to mobile phones and tablets. While nobody can predict the dominant interface to future mobility, there likely will be one device driving interaction with digital mobility services and products: the smartphone. Future success in such a rapidly changing space means no automaker can afford to miss the mark, but some are at risk of doing so.


By Will LaSala

Fraudsters, hackers and cybercriminals are targeting the mobile channel more aggressively today than ever before. The vast majority of Americans now own smartphones (81%), and they are using the devices more and more often for financial transactions, from banking to shopping to peer-to-peer payments. Analysts estimate more than 2 billion people around the globe use digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs and smartwatches for banking services, and nearly one-third of Americans use their mobile banking app the most, behind apps for social media (55%) and the weather (33%).