Mobility software company Renovo and mapping and location services specialist HERE Technologies have formed a partnership to develop and deploy open interfaces for automated vehicles. For highly and fully automated vehicles, these will have open standards for interoperability and data exchange across the transportation ecosystem. The first phase of the collaboration involves the development of 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..
Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on connected cars and autonomous drive. Objective’s portfolio of IP Read More..
Assembly line workers at Ford’s production facility in Valencia, Spain, are testing bodysuits incorporating tracking technology, with a view to improving workstation ergonomics. The technology, often used by sports stars to analyse their games (or for replication of their style in video games) records how a person moves, especially their head, neck, shoulder and limb Read More..
Few companies have realized the full potential of digitization of manufacturing at a large scale, a survey by the McKinsey & Company management consultancy has found. Its fourth annual Digital Manufacturing Global Expert study claims that while 92% of the respondents from firms around the world felt that their company was at the forefront of Read More..
As business digital officer for Robert Bosch, Bernd Heinrichs is supposed to bring out new IoT-based business models for the company. In an interview with automotiveIT, he makes clear that he is not just entertaining dreamy views of the mobility of the future. Rather, Heinrichs is developing pragmatic solutions to the transportation problems of today. Read More..
Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division’s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining and handling tasks at the body-in-white stage. The KR Quantec [pictured] and Read More..
Samsung plans to invest $22.3 billion over the next three years in areas such as artificial intelligence, 5G communication, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals. Overall investments, aimed at making the Korean electronics conglomerate a global technology leader, are set to total more than $160 billion. That will include spending on future growth businesses and a Read More..
Honda North America has rolled out a beta version of an app called SmartCharge for owners of its Fit EV [pictured] in California, within the Southern California Edison service territory. This app finds the best time for them to charge their cars, giving financial rewards for charging when grid demand is low and the availability Read More..
Magneti Marelli, part of the FCA Group, has signed an agreement to buy SmartMeUp, a French start-up developing perception software for autonomous driving, smart cities and safety technologies. The agreement sets out the acquisition of 100pc of SmartMeUp shares, and the purchase is expected to take effect in the last quarter of 2018. SmartMeUp’s specialty Read More..