Despite plans to have fewer electronic control units (ECUs) in cars, there are still likely to be many ECUs in today’s and tomorrow’s connected vehicles. And every ECU requires additional lines of code. Israeli software specialist Aurora Labs says a modern premium car features around 100 million lines of code. The company has developed “self-healing” software to help protect the connected Read More..
Christian Senger is set to take charge of all software-related matters at Volkswagen Group, according to company sources. Senger, who currently heads the VW brand’s electrification strategy, will take charge of vehicle software at the carmaker’s core division in a new management board-level position, company sources say. He is also expected to assume responsibility for Read More..
LAS VEGAS – It was clear months ago that mobility was going to be big at the 2019 CES technology exhibition. Still, the sheer number of automotive companies that took up space in the massive North Hall and the Central Plaza at the Las Vegas Convention Center came as a surprise. Automotive seemed to be Read More..
LAS VEGAS — ZF Friedrichshafen presented a wide range of innovative products and systems at last week’s CES consumer electronics show. The world’s fifth-largest automotive supplier group unveiled an automotive-intelligence powered supercomputer; premiered a software stack tailored to new mobility concepts; announced that mobility provider Transdev would be the first official customer for its e.GO Read More..
Aptiv has joined forces with artificial intelligence specialist Affectiva to develop software that can help a car determine the cognitive states of its occupants. The US automotive supplier group said the software will enhance safety and provide information that helps improve the in-cabin experience in tomorrow’s cars. Affectiva is a Boston-based MIT Media Lab spin-off Read More..
With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game. Though no major keynotes by auto-company CEOs have been announced to date, the number of companies preparing to show cars or car-related products at the annual consumer electronics gathering in Las Vegas seems to have grown Read More..
All-new Range Rover Evoque gets Ai, EV ready platform, and world’s first deployment of “ground view” camera technology
Since its launch in 2010, the Range Rover Evoque has gone on to shift 770,000 units globally, making it one of JLR’s most important models, bringing Range Rover ownership to a younger demographic and lower entry price point. Jaguar LandRover (JLR), has packed the 2019 Evoque with new interior tech, and platform readiness for hybrid Read More..
The We generation: Volkswagen has big plans for its digital app ecosystem including retail tie-ups and Function as a Service (FaaS) in near future
Volkswagen has been steadily building up the capabilities of its digital We platform. The company was at the WebSummit 2018 expo in Lisbon, Portugal, to increase the number of partners and developers contributing to its growing portfolio of digital services. Paul Fisher met Christoph Hohmann, head of customer experience and communication at Volkswagen We, to discuss how Read More..
Faurecia bids to acquire all shares in Japan’s Clarion, intends to form alliance with Hitachi to develop autonomous driving products
Faurecia is bidding to acquire Clarion, in a move to strengthen its position as a major supplier of cockpit systems at a time when car interiors are being transformed. The French automotive supplier said the acquisition of Clarion, which makes in-vehicle infotainment, HMI and connected driver-assistance systems, will give it a stronger position in the Read More..
“We want to offer our customers as many options as possible, but want to provide the best solution ourselves”
Artificial intelligence will play a key role in the operation of future car generations, says Sajjad Khan, vice president digital vehicle & mobility at Daimler. In an interview, Khan explains the degree of innovation that is redefining HMI systems. He also predicts that the number of apps in the car will soon decline. Digitalization is Read More..