BMW’s i Ventures spin-off has invested in Swedish HD mapping provider Mapillary, which has developed a platform utilizing user-generated street-level imagery to produce map data at scale. Images can be uploaded by any device, and data from a range of different sensors captured and processed without the need for specially-equipped survey vehicles. Moreover, there is Read More..
ViaVan, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and US tech start-up Via, has gone into operation in the center of London following its European launch a few weeks earlier in Amsterdam. New York-based Via has developed the software algorithms to calculate efficient real-time routes for riders to ‘pool’ their journeys in a shared, professionally-driven Mercedes-Benz Read More..
Toyota and Lexus will use Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems to connect cars in the US, starting with the 2021 model year. The goal is to adopt the car-to-car communication protocol across most of the brands’ models by the mid-2020s. Toyota said adoption of the communication technology will let vehicles’ intelligent systems collaborate more broadly Read More..
One of the world’s biggest industry fairs, the Hannover Messe, opens its doors April 23 in Hanover, Germany
In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
Magna International will develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture together with China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Holding (BAIC). The Canadian automotive supplier said the architecture will specifically be for the Chinese market, where 700,000 electrified vehicles were sold in 2017. The agreement calls for Magna Steyr, Magna’s Austrian engineering subsidiary, to take a lead role Read More..
Robert Bosch has opened a new 104,000 square-foot Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Sunnyvale, California, in a move to further strengthen the German automotive supplier group’s ties with the regional high-tech industry. Bosch said the 40 million dlr facility is home to 200 team members, a number that can grow to 300 over time. 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..
Daimler struck a research alliance with Google to look into the potential of quantum computing to solve complex mobility problems. The German premium car group said current generations of computers and server systems are reaching capacity limits and a more powerful computing approach is needed. “Quantum computing could play a crucial role in future in Read More..