Denso Corporation, via its NSITEXE subsidiary, is investing further in AI hardware start-up ThinCI to accelerate commercialization of semiconductors with deep learning capabilities. ThinCI, based in El Dorado Hills, California, is said to be in the final phase of developing an adaptable series of hardware platforms and software for deep learning and vision processing, suitable Read More..
Ford Motor’s new Ford Edge is counting on artificial intelligence to optimize traction settings, improve handling and save fuel. The carmaker said its 2019 Ford Edge SUV will have both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive traction. AI will shift between the two if and when needed. Ford calls the system “all wheel-drive disconnect” and claims Read More..
Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and weight, the Munich-based startup hopes to play an important role in speeding up the mass-market rollout of driverless cars. Once Level 5 autonomy comes into play, fully automated driverless cars will need 360 degree vision Read More..
In a newly formed research lab,artificial intelligence is training neural networks. The researchers see major benefits in the development of electric powertrains. Powertrain developers see challenging times ahead. Even today, they are not just designing a gasoline or diesel engine to deliver the best possible performance and efficiency. They are also giving classic internal combustion Read More..
Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain implementation and almost a third have projects in development. Around 20 Read More..
Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. It centers around a reorientation of the IT organization at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand. With a restart planned for January 1, the pace is high. Read More..
Hyundai Mobis has invested 8 billion Korean won (around $7,130,000) in StradVision, a Korean firm specialising in deep learning-based image detection using artificial neural networks. The co-operation will develop advanced camera detection technologies for self-driving systems, with a view to launching a self-learning, artificial intelligence camera by 2020. StradVision, founded in 2014, has a software Read More..
Companies don’t yet reap sufficient benefits from the growing availability of data, according to a new survey. A study by Sopra Steria Consulting, which polled companies in German speaking countries, found that 43 pc of managers cite deficits in their understanding of the subject matter, while 31 pc say they lack expertise when it comes Read More..
As alternatives to traditional urban transport gain traction, bike sharing schemes are growing 20 pc a year, according to a new report by Roland Berger. The consultants project that the global market for bike sharing programs will grow to anywhere between 3.6 billion and 5.3 billion euros by 2020. They also say bike sharing can Read More..
Artificial intelligence is one of the top five topics on the agenda of many CIOs and CDOs in the auto industry. It’s not unusual for them to sit down with Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and get first-hand information on the latest technologies. Then they jointly develop ideas for innovative Read More..