PSA Group’s new DS 7 Crossback features a range of new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. The technology provided by the Chinese telecommunications group forms the basis of PSA’s Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP). The architecture offers in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal, connected navigation and vehicle and driver information. Read More..
Groupe PSA and Inria, the French national institute for computer science and applied mathematics, are working together on artificial intelligence in a four-year research programme. The joint AI OpenLab joins the 18 OpenLab research facilities – described as pooled experimental resources – already established by PSA with partners. The AI OpenLab will look at 12 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 of Read More..
NXP Semiconductors has announced a new series of microprocessors for controlling dynamics in next-generation electric and autonomous vehicles. The NXP S32S family of microprocessors are for systems to safely accelerate, brake and steer, in both driven and autonomous modes; they use the latest Arm Cortex-R52 cores giving four fully-independent processing paths, as well as the Read More..
MUNICH — Three German companies this week unveiled a concept for a new approach to car production and industrial manufacturing as a whole. Robot maker Kuka, consultants MHP and reinsurer Munich Re said their SmartFactory as a Service would offer automakers and other manufacturers a fully functioning production line with integrated risk management and an Read More..
The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, an open source collaborative program bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies, has welcomed a number of new members which brings it to over 120. The latest to join are Abalta Technologies, Airbiquity, Bose, EPAM Systems, HERE, Integrated Computer Solutions and Sitech Electric Automotive. Dan Cauchy, executive director of Read More..
Volkswagen has used a quantum computer to successfully simulate molecules such as lithium-hydrogen and carbon chains, and says that this is an important step in developing batteries for electric vehicles. It is now to move onto simulating more complex chemical compounds, with the aim of creating a complete battery on a quantum computer. This will Read More..
In an interview with automotiveIT, Faurecia CIO talks about his information technology priorities in a changing automotive industry.
Softbank will invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise Holdings, adding more financial muscle to General Motors’ plan to ready autonomous-driving technology for commercial implementation in 2019. The US automaker is also committing an additional $2.25 billion of its own funds to Cruise. GM said SoftBank, a Japanese technology and communications group that invests in new technologies, Read More..
ATLANTA — Company executives from two Tier 1 automotive suppliers last week showed how, with the help of sensor technology, traditional mechanical car components can be equipped with new digital functionality. Senior executives from Tenneco and Schaeffler, speaking at the automotiveIT International conference here, said their companies plan to soon roll out redesigned versions of Read More..