Lexus said it will introduce digital side-view mirrors on its new ES sedan in Japan next month. The Toyota Group’s premium brand will install small exterior cameras on the front doors of the vehicle. These will give drivers a clearer view of the car’s surroundings than traditional side-view mirrors. Lexus said they will also be Read More..
Ford Motor’s new Ford Edge is counting on artificial intelligence to optimize traction settings, improve handling and save fuel. The carmaker said its 2019 Ford Edge SUV will have both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive traction. AI will shift between the two if and when needed. Ford calls the system “all wheel-drive disconnect” and claims Read More..
Affectiva and Nuance Communcations are collaborating “to further humanize” in-car artificial intelligence. Affectiva, a spin-off from the MIT Media Lab based in Boston, Massachusetts, has developed an ‘Emotion AI’ which can measure facial expressions and assess emotions such as joy, anger and surprise in real-time, and pick up upon vocal expressions of anger, engagement and Read More..
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. automotiveIT: Mr. Read More..
Automakers are having a tough time competing with the mobile phone industry when it comes to in-car infotainment. According to a new study by market researchers J.D. Power, consumers generally prefer the in-car infotainment options available through connected smartphones over the embedded offerings provided by the automakers themselves. J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index Read More..
Byton has started tests of its Byton M-Byte model on public roads in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The Chinese electric-vehicle startup said it is on schedule with the M-Byte. It cited its global engineering network, with facilities in Europe, the US and China, as a key factor in the development. The M-Byte is scheduled Read More..
Samsung plans to invest $22.3 billion over the next three years in areas such as artificial intelligence, 5G communication, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals. Overall investments, aimed at making the Korean electronics conglomerate a global technology leader, are set to total more than $160 billion. That will include spending on future growth businesses and a Read More..
Automakers and suppliers are urgently seeking “good” hackers to identify and close security gaps in networked vehicles. But qualified candidates are in short supply. A “remote-controlled” Jeep whose downfall was a weak point in its entertainment system. Or, in an especially treacherous example, electric cars that were infected with malware during charging. That’s just the Read More..
As the relationship between Detroit and Silicon Valley matures, automotive manufacturers are increasingly connecting IT projects out west to their global operations. While remaining in ‘research’ mode for projects is a feature of virtually all Silicon Valley-based automotive centers, the work done here also benefits from having access to the engineers, facilities and capital Read More..
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..