MUNICH — Three German companies this week unveiled a concept for a new approach to car production and industrial manufacturing as a whole. Robot maker Kuka, consultants MHP and reinsurer Munich Re said their SmartFactory as a Service would offer automakers and other manufacturers a fully functioning production line with integrated risk management and an Read More..
Hyundai Motor has announced a series of partnerships and joint collaborations covering artificial intelligence, autonomous driving technology, and fuel cell technology. At CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai, it outlined plans to work with Chinese start-up DeepGlint on AI, which it plans to use in four key focus areas: manufacturing, retail, environment and seamless mobility. It Read More..
For AT&T, the connected car is at the center of the US telecommunications group’s plan to play a leading role in the transformation of the auto industry. The company provides connectivity to many of the world’s largest passenger-car and truck brands and the number of vehicles connected through its networks is growing rapidly. Chris Penrose, Read More..
Indian IoT and deep learning specialist Intangles, based in Pune, has released a product for vehicle lifecycle management that uses digital twinning. The software, called ‘Ingenious’, creates a set of virtual sensors for components and algorithms to predict potential failures and performance by interrogating the data collected from the vehicle in a hybrid physics-based model Read More..
Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are looking at ways to cooperate as both companies face a rapidly changing automotive business environment. The two carmakers said in a joint statement that they are exploring a strategic alliance that could involve joint projects, including, in particular, the development of commercial vehicles. Cooperation agreements between car companies aren’t Read More..
Audi’s upcoming e-tron electric SUV will be offered with an optional 22kW charging system that connects to a domestic energy management system via the home’s wi-fi. This will allow owners to charge on optimized electricity tariffs or to prioritize charging on home-generated solar electricity, if the house is equipped with photovoltaic panels. The system can Read More..
The newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund has invested in Luminar, which develops lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles. The move by the Swedish carmaker builds on an existing collaboration with the start-up, which has facilities in Palo Alto, California, and Orlando, Florida. “Luminar represents exactly the type of company and technology we seek to invest in, Read More..
Continental has shown and outlined a computer vision platform for automated vehicles at CES Asia. This uses artificial intelligence, neural networks and machine learning to improve the ‘scene understanding’ and analysis of data from sensors and cameras. Neural networks will be used in Continental’s next-generation cameras, to go into production in 2020, and the company Read More..
Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R&D centers Silicon Valley has a long history in the transport industry stretching back nearly a century, notably in aerospace, aeronautics and defense. Along with the private sector, government and military Read More..
Audi appointed Abraham Schott interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler earlier in the week. The German premium car maker said Schot, who has headed sales and marketing at Audi since 2017, is taking over immediately. Audi said Stadler had requested to be relieved of his duties, both as head of Audi and as Read More..