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..
Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here’s main owners, premium car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler. The transactions are expected to be completed in the first quarter Read More..
There have been deep rumblings in the market for production IT. App developers want to break the hegemony of large monolithic systems and send their little helpers into battle by the thousands. There is no longer a way around the trend toward combined many. They have moved ahead with standardization and created workflow descriptions that have Read More..
Honda said it will become the first carmaker to adopt a new driving-simulator technology that it says will more accurately reproduce the actual driving experience. The Japanese carmaker said the simulator will use an architecture called DiM25o, with the acronym standing for driver-in-motion. It uses nine actuators to accurately reproduce vehicle ride, handling and acceleration characteristics. Read More..
Corporate CIOs are eager to play a strategic role in the digitization of their companies, according to a new survey. They also want to broaden their responsibilities beyond the traditional role of caretaker of the company’s IT systems. According to a survey conducted by market researchers Inforsacom Logicalis, CIOs are determined to push digital transformation, Read More..
In June, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motorâ€™s head of global purchasing, was given a second job as executive vice-president of product development. Thai-Tang, who joined the carmarker as a trainee in 1993, sees the combined responsibilities as an opportunity to get more out of the relationship between Ford and a rapidly changing supply base. â€œWe have Read More..
Ford Motor’s recently acquired artificial intelligence company, Argo AI, bought Princeton Lightwave, in a move to further boost its in-house expertise in a technology that’s key for autonomous driving. Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky said in a blog post that Princeton has extensive experience in developing and commercializing lidar sensors. Its technology, he said, “will 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..