Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG are setting up a software development center in Lisbon. The new facility will focus on cloud-based software solutions to further digitalize corporate processes and connected vehicle systems. Around 300 IT specialists will be employed there in the medium-term. Besides software engineers, the team will include web Read More..
Cisco’s annual Cyber Security Report says a rapidly growing number of companies suffer cyber attacks and many are resorting to new technologies to defend themselves. Roughly one-third of all cyber security products and services are using artificial intelligence or machine learning, according to the latest issue of the report by the networking group. Today already, Read More..
Toyota bundles some of its separate IT units into one company.
Toyota Motor, in a new venture, will step up its development efforts in the area of software for automated driving. The Japanese automaker said its Toyota Research Institute will form a new company later this month called Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development” (TRI-AD). It will partner with suppliers Aisin Seiki and Denso to joinly develop fully-integrated, production-quality Read More..
Infineon and SAIC Motor Corp. will jointly develop power modules for Chinese electric vehicles, giving the German semiconductor group a stronger foothold in the world’s biggest auto market. Infineon said SAIC, one of China’s largest automotive companies, will hold a 51 pc stake in the joint venture, which is called SAIC Infineon Automotive Power Modules Read More..
Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s autonomous car initiatives. Urmson now is CEO of Aurora. Reid Hoffman, Greylock partner and one of the co-founders Read More..
Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up that has developed a ride-sharing platform specifically aimed at companies and commuters. Bosch has for the past 10 years Read More..
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..
Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW 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..