BMW Group has officially inaugurated its autonomous driving campus and development facility at Unterschleissheim, near Munich. This ‘centre of excellence’ is close to BMW’s existing Research and Innovation Centre, and it enables the bringing-together of all its work on vehicle connectivity and automation at a single location. Some 1800 employees can be housed in 23,000 Read More..
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has joined the Plug and Play innovation platform, which describes itself as ‘Silicon Valley in a box’: its network brings together start-ups, investors, corporations and key stakeholders. Specific benefits for YFAI will be in areas including proof of concept tests, pilot projects and deal flow sessions with start-ups, it believes. “This Read More..
Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG are setting up a software development center in Lisbon. The new facility will focus on cloud-based software solutions to further digitalize corporate processes and connected vehicle systems. Around 300 IT specialists will be employed there in the medium-term. Besides software engineers, the team will include web Read More..
CHENGDU, China — China is committed to opening its market to global competition, as shown by the announcement last week that it will lower import tariffs and remove a two-decade old regulation restricting foreign carmakers to making cars there only as part of a joint venture with a Chinese company. And according to speakers at this week’s Read More..
Schaeffler has unveiled the “Schaeffler Mover,” an urban vehicle concept that offers a technology platform that lends itself to various scenarios. The feasibility study is the German engineering group’s attempt to prepare for future mobility requirements that will be determined by people living in rapidly growing metropolitan areas. The Schaeffler Mover can be adapted to Read More..
The upcoming automotiveIT conference in Atlanta, Georgia, has an updated speaker list.
One of the world’s biggest industry fairs, the Hannover Messe, opens its doors April 23 in Hanover, Germany
Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold the carmaker to France’s PSA Group. Following the announcement of the sale, Neumann initially stayed with the Read More..
BERLIN –The auto industry, with its growing complexity, offers “nearly perfect conditions for applied artificial intelligence,” VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann said Thursday. The German carmaker, is involved with various projects all aimed at implementing new AI Technologies. These should be used to complement human workers and not take their place, Hofmann said. “Algorithms should Read More..
Schaeffler has opened an office in Silicon Valley, hoping to foster tighter relationships with the regional high-tech industry as the auto industry changes. The large German automotive supplier said the San Jose office will work with start-ups and other technology partners to improve existing products and define and develop new tools and methods. Philip George, Read More..