A consortium led by BMW, Porsche and Siemens has created the world’s first publicly accessible 450kw charging station in a Bavarian town. At the prototype charging station, research vehicles can be charged in less than three minutes for the for the first 100 kilometres of range, or 15 minutes for a full charge. This comfortably Read More..
Vehicle security is moving from the physical to the digital world in the era of the connected car and remote hacks of key car functions in recent years have proven the point. OSR Enterprises, based in Israel and Switzerland, believes the best approach to defend cars against attacks is a holistic, consolidated IT architecture that Read More..
Mahindra to provide mobility service in Thane, India, trialling 100 EVs, developing smart city solutions; partners on last-mile service in Delhi; opens AI center
Mahindra & Mahindra is to trial 100 electric vehicles including its Treo three-wheeler and e-Supro passenger vehicle in a mobility service in Thane, near Mumbai. It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city’s municipal corporation for the five-year project, which will focus on last-mile and end-to-end mobility, with the aim to build an Read More..
Volkswagen has added a 3D printing center to its Toolmaking unit in Wolfsburg, to make complex vehicle components both for prototyping and then series production. It features new-generation HP-supplied printers with a fast, flexible binder jetting process; this supplements the selective laser melting (SLM) process used earlier, and is said to make metallic 3D printing Read More..
Magna reconfigures seating for car-sharing, introduces app interface, but stresses that basic requirements aren’t necessarily tech-driven
Magna, a leading supplier of automotive seating, has announced details of a reconfigurable interior solution which can be custom-adapted for different car-sharing and autonomous-driving scenarios. Its new seating concept creates a flexible cabin for three key use-cases. The concept was developed out of digital and market research with consumers in China, Europe and the US, Read More..
Swiss design consultancy Rinspeed will present a scaled-down version of its Snap concept at CES, Las Vegas, in January: microSNAP has been shrunk to “the dimensions of a Renault Twizy”, the company says, to propose a modular micro-mobility solution for last-mile applications. Like the larger Snap, seen in Vegas last year, microSNAP has a skateboard Read More..
At home Nissan continues to manage the fallout from the Ghosn arrest, but remains committed to digital ambitions as it opens first global technology centre in India. The company opened the first of a planned rollout of software and information technology development centres across Asia, Europe North America and Latin America. These centres will drive digital transformation for Read More..
Capgemini report exposes gap between the expectations of a digital supply chain and reality as organisations fail to execute
The report, The digital supply chain’s missing link: focus, says that while 50% of organisations surveyed for the report considered supply chain digitisation to be one of their top three corporate priorities, 86% had failed to get projects beyond the testing stage because they did not prepare adequately. Capgemini surveyed supply chain executives from more than 1,000 organisations Read More..
Styled as a ‘TED talk’-type technology conference, Automobility occurs annually in a massive tent outside the main exhibition halls of the increasingly important LA Autoshow. While the halls are abuzz with frantic last minute preparations for the main event, attendees can get a sense of the latest automotive tech trends and where the discussion will be Read More..
An eventful year for Volkswagen draws to a close with a call for cultural change and faster transformation
The Volkswagen brand has lived through an eventful 2018. Senior management at the Wolfsburg car maker gave journalists an end of year update on production and future plans. By Claas Berlin. The VW board made it clear that in the coming year many challenges still await the world’s largest carmaker. “Our industry is in transition. We do not Read More..