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..
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..
Waymo will buy an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as the Google affiliate ramps up its driverless transportation service. The first of the new batch of Pacificas will be delivered later this year. FCA said in a press release that the two companies are also starting discussions about using Waymo’s self-driving 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..
ATLANTA — When you want to test a pilot without having to fly, you put them in a flight simulator. When you want to test an autonomous vehicle without having to drive a mile of asphalt, you give it a digital world to navigate through. Unlike a vision-based flight simulator, AV simulation means the autonomous Read More..
Konnect, the new Volkswagen Group Campus in Tel Aviv, Israel, has been opened to provide a co-working space for local tech start-ups and to support collaborations. Themes for the work to take place there include connectivity, smart navigation, sensors, simulators, cybersecurity, e-mobility and big data, with a view to pushing forward development of mobility services, Read More..
Volkswagen CIO discusses progress in quantum computing and opportunities for real use cases in the auto industry
General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can be explored and geometric design options generated, based on selected parameters Read More..
A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, ZF, Accenture, Context Labs and IBM. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) aims to connect mobility Read More..