Daimler announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September that it would include an innovative addressing software developed by what3words into its next-generation navigation systems.v The premium car group also is taking a 10 percent stake in the London-based start-up. At the CES high-tech exhibition in Las Vegas earlier this month Daimler unveiled how the Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Toyota Motor unveiled a versatile electric concept vehicle for multimodal transportation and announced it was teaming up with Amazon, Didi, Uber and other partners to form a new mobility alliance. On the eve of the annual CES high-tech fair here, Toyota said its e-Palette concept vehicle marks an important step in the Read More..
The annual CES consumer electronics show will take place in Las Vegas January 9 through 12, with, once again, strong participation from the automotive industry. Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett will deliver a keynote address in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning January 9. Lyft co-founder and president John Zimmer will address a January 10 dinner Read More..
Denso and Silicon Valley technology company Xperi will jointly develop next-generation driver status monitoring systems aimed at the commercial vehicle market as well as Level 3 autonomous cars. The Japanese automotive supplier said it will work with FotoNation, an Xperi company, to significantly improve the driver status monitoring systems it is already making. The technology Read More..
MUNICH — Judging by the enthusiasm of the 304 exhibitors at this year’s eMove360 trade fair, electric vehicles have arrived. Granted, there weren’t any automaker stands at the annual show. But that absence was compensated by technology providers whose EV prototypes, charging stations, battery packs and other associated products and services dominated the 20,000 square Read More..
FRANKFURT — Audi’s new flagship A8 model is filled with state-of-the-art connected technology, but the premium brand’s head of electrical and electronics development said Wednesday that a “quantum leap” in several key technologies is still needed to realize the industry’s autonomous-driving goals. Thomas Mueller said coming generations of Audi vehicles will need a new end-to-end Read More..
FRANKFURT — Daimler’s compliance chief said customer confidence is key for the success of autonomous and connected driving. Speaking at the carIT Congress here, Olaf Schick said drivers of Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz cars can decide for themselves what data they want to share. “When it comes to data, the principle of self-determination rules,” he said. Earlier, Read More..
FRANKFURT — Cooperation between automakers, IT companies and other stakeholders in the car industry is essential to realize autonomous driving, Elmar Frickenstein, head of fully automated driving at BMW, said Wednesday. In an address to the carIT Congress here, Frickenstein cited the premium brand’s tie-up with chipmaker Intel and sensor specialist Mobileye as an example Read More..
FRANKFURT — The Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) will in coming years focus even more strongly on the growing connections between the automotive and IT industries, VDA President Matthias Wissmann said Wednesday. Wissmann, who heads Germany’s auto industry association, said this year’s IAA saw an expansion of the digital part of the exhibition, the New Mobility Read More..
Volkswagen Group unveiled a new strategy Monday to drive electrification across its model range and make sure it has access to the batteries needed to power its cars. The new plan, named “Roadmap E,” calls for direct investments of more than 20 billion euros in technologies to put an electrified fleet on the road. Included Read More..