The speeds decreed by Daimler CIO Jan Brecht are faster than ever. Software is expected to be set up, pushed through and delivered twice as quickly – at a minimum. The workload for the company’s digitalization initiative will again be considerable in 2019. Daimler’s Customer and Car Platform is expected to grow, and data analysis Read More..
With the car undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 130-year history, companies such as materials maker Covestro hope to capitalize on the fresh opportunities emerging in the automotive supply chain. Covestro, a 2015 spin-off from German chemicals group Bayer, makes advanced polymers and high-performance plastics for a range of industries. Up to one-fourth Read More..
Electric-vehicle startup Byton said it has completed cold-weather testing of its M-Byte prototype. The tests of the electrically powered SUV in Inner Mongolia in northern China focused on batteries, battery management and drive electronics. They are a further step on the road to commercialization of the M-Byte, which is scheduled to enter pre-series production this Read More..
Last week, Volkswagen Group struck a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a cloud-based digital production platform that will eventually connect the carmaker’s plants, its suppliers and all other players in its supply chain. VW said it had chosen AWS because of its innovative cloud technologies in the production environment and its strong Read More..
Tire maker Michelin and interiors specialist Faurecia plan a joint venture to combine their fuel-cell related activities. The venture, which will be named Symbio, will develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel cell systems for cars, utility vehicles, trucks and other applications. The two French companies said their cooperation was driven by a common conviction that Read More..
Practically speaking, quantum computing is still in its infancy, but some companies – including Volkswagen and Google – have already started to deploy the technology. VW is using it in battery research and traffic management, while Google and IBM are cooperating with Daimler on two separate projects. Fujitsu is rolling out technology that offers the Read More..
Porsche is testing how its cars can drive themselves to lifting platforms in the workshop. The sports car brand, part of the Volkswagen Group, is working with a Berlin-based startup called Kopernicus Automotive to make car movements in the workshop more efficient. The aim of the project is to let cars drive themselves from their Read More..
BMW plans to open a technology scouting office in Tel Aviv, focusing on new technologies and cooperation with regional startup companies. The German premium car group will also look at opportunities to establish joint research projects with local universities. ” Tel Aviv has one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the world – especially in Read More..
Nuro, a California-based self-driving vehicle startup, said it has raised $940 million in financing from the Softbank Vision Fund. Including investments from other companies, Nuro said it has now raised more than $1 billion to help further develop and commercialize its autonomous technology. Nuro last year introduced a driverless vehicle that is particularly suited to Read More..
Christian Senger is set to take charge of all software-related matters at Volkswagen Group, according to company sources. Senger, who currently heads the VW brand’s electrification strategy, will take charge of vehicle software at the carmaker’s core division in a new management board-level position, company sources say. He is also expected to assume responsibility for Read More..