Volkswagen Group has opened a new software development center in Lisbon, adding 300 IT specialists to similar facilities that already operate in Wolfsburg, Germany, and Berlin. The opening underlines the growing importance of software in the automotive industry. “Software development for new digital services is to become a core competence for Volkswagen,” Martin Hofmann, CIO Read More..
Hyundai’s corporate venture division has made an investment in Israeli technology firm allegro.ai, which specializes in deep learning-based computer vision. It aims to accelerate its deployment of artificial intelligence across various business areas, as well as to use AI to enhance the safety of the driving experience. The allegro.ai technology is said to be an Read More..
Infiniti is hosting an innovation initiative in Hong Kong to connect local start-ups with corporate partners. This extends the Infiniti Lab programme launched in 2015, which “has helped drive cultural transformation and open innovation within Infiniti” as well as in the start-up community, the company says. The Infiniti Lab programme has so far worked with Read More..
Hyundai’s corporate venture business, Hyundai Cradle, is taking a stake in Perceptive Automata, a developer of AI software for autonomous vehicles. The start-up, which recently joined the Renovo AWare ecosystem, uses rich sensor data and deep learning models to gain an understanding of how people – other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists – behave. Its predictive software Read More..
MUNICH – Jensen Huang isn’t bothered by the differences between the five levels of autonomy that the US-bases Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has defined for driverless cars. “As long as it works,” the Nvidia CEO told reporters here Thursday. Huang, who was in town for the chipmaker’s GTC Europe developer conference, said he expects Read More..
AMSTERDAM – Next January’s CES will underscore the growing importance of data for the automotive industry and other business sectors, executives of the US Consumer Technology Association (CTA) say. CES, the world’s biggest high-tech consumer electronics show, takes place each January in Las Vegas. CTA, which organizes the event, gave a preview of the gathering Read More..
Mention Ola Källenius, the soon-to-be boss of Daimler, and industry watchers note that he is the first non-German to take the role. That is significant but there is more to the Swede who will now guide the auto giant into the first stage of its digital future. He will come directly from two years as head of Daimler’s Read More..
In the IT world the battle for the cloud will decide who rules enterprise computing for the foreseeable future. It’s a battle that has already been disrupted by the entry of Amazon, a company that was never analysed or structured as a traditional IT player. Yet it has gone from zero to become the No 1 Read More..
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ordering parts, overhauling security monitoring and Read More..
Audi wins Red Dot and German design awards for digital planning tool, implements Virtual Reality Software Development Kit and applications will be rolled out into wider VW Group
Audi digital planning assistant recognised with Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award NewAudi SDK developed in partnership with Munich start-up Innoactive SDK to be integrated by the end of 2018 into wider Volkswagen Group VR platform, the Digital Reality Hub Audi has won a Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award Read More..