Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R&D centers Silicon Valley has a long history in the transport industry stretching back nearly a century, notably in aerospace, aeronautics and defense. Along with the private sector, government and military Read More..
Xevo is partnering with TomTom to incorporate its in-car on-demand e-commerce platform, Xevo Market, into navigation systems. Service providers, shops or similar can be identified as points of interest (POI) in the mapping, and the driver can be navigated towards them. Recommendations can be offered on-route, such as suggesting a fuel stop or the chance Read More..
ATLANTA — When you want to test a pilot without having to fly, you put them in a flight simulator. When you want to test an autonomous vehicle without having to drive a mile of asphalt, you give it a digital world to navigate through. Unlike a vision-based flight simulator, AV simulation means the autonomous Read More..
Dragos Muciuca has worked in Silicon Valley for 20 years, starting in the early days of BMW’s technology office scouting for new technology and startups. He went on to work in a range of engineering and R&D roles, including at Lockheed Martin and Apple, before joining Ford in Palo Alto in 2015. As technical leader Read More..
Great Wall Motors is to launch its first connected vehicle with a remote software updating service in 2019. The over-the-air (OTA) technology will be supplied by Harman, whose Remote Vehicle Updating Service has already been fitted in more than 25 million cars worldwide. The Harman technology allows for full monitoring and control of updates by Read More..
Both Volvo Cars and General Motors have announced the addition of the Amazon Key app to their respective connected services in the USA. This will be available to customers in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, with more locations to follow. For Volvo customers, Amazon Key links Amazon Prime membership accounts with the Volvo Read More..
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is joining the senior management team of electric-vehicle startup Evelozcity. Neumann will be in charge of mobility and will develop the company’s connected car strategy, launch mobility concepts and oversee customer experience, branding and marketing. He will also be in charge of Evelozcity’s move into Europe and will be a big Read More..
Visteon is to supply its SmartCore cockpit domain controller platform to Geely Auto for upcoming electric vehicles from the Geely and Lynk&Co brands. This platform will be integrated with Geely’s own GKUI ‘intelligent ecosystem’, which delivers cloud-based infotainment, as well as with instrument and head-up display features. SmartCore coordinates instrument cluster, infotainment and other technologies Read More..
PSA has launched the DS 7 Crossback in China featuring new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. These include in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal and connected navigation, plus information such as vehicle status, journey history and driving style which can be viewed via smartphone app. Further services such as remote Read More..
BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access information or data relating to their car such as fuel levels or whether its doors Read More..