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..
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..
The Volkswagen group, in a broad management reshuffle at Bentley, appointed Astrid Fontaine to the position of board member responsible for human resources, digitalization and IT at the Britain-based luxury brand. Fontaine, currently in charge of HR, culture and innovation at Porsche North America, succeeds Marlies Rogait. The appointment, which takes effect January 1, is 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..
Delphi wants to be at the center of the auto industryâ€™s transformation and the global automotive supplier has been moving away from traditional powertrain technologies to connectivity, automation and electrical vehicle architectures. The core strategy revolves around the companyâ€™s aim to build â€œsafe, green and connectedâ€ products and systems. â€œWeâ€™re taking our whole hardware portfolio Read More..
General Motors has acquired lidar specialist Strobe, joining a growing number of automotive companies that see the technology as crucial to the development of self-driving cars. The staff of Strobe will join GM’s Cruise Automation, which the US carmaker acquired in March 2016. The company specializes in driverless-car technology. â€œStrobeâ€™s lidar technology will significantly improve Read More..
Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler has identified digitalization as a major business opportunity. The company already is working on 30 digitalization projects and it expects to double this Read More..