Korean electronics giant LG has formed a partnership with Microsoft to further develop autonomous vehicle technology. According to LG, its digital vehicle platform is a key growth engine for the business. LG will incorporate Microsoft’s AI technology into its ADAS system and intelligent camera products. Microsoft Azure cloud services will host LG’s Data Box Read More..
As in-car technology increases in sophistication, the use of telematics could provide better visibility of faults in the finished vehicle supply chain. By Malcolm Wheatley. Buy a new BMW, and it’s no surprise to find it stuffed with hi-tech telematics. But, the contrast between the hi-tech environment inside the vehicle and the more low-tech world outside it Read More..
A tech start-up is helping Mercedes-Benz track cars at its Tuscaloosa plant, as well as assisting dealerships. By Lem Bingley. In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US announced the winners of its first Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups. It offered $50,000 in prize money and the prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US. Read More..
Stefan Juraschek, vice president development electric-powertrain, outlines the company’s strategy for EV and battery supply chain. As part of a mixed drivetrain future, BMW will base its model range on a flexible platform. The company will be able to make agile choices of all-electric, hybrid drive or combustion engines, according to market demand. This will Read More..
The company will access Luxoft’s existing customer base across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. “Our shared vision of digital transformation makes this a great fit,” said Mike Lawrie, CEO, DXC Technology. “Luxoft has proven track expertise in producing measurable business outcome for global clients.” DXC sees the acquisition as way to increase customers Read More..
BMW is claiming to be the first premium carmaker to add Alibaba’s Tmall Genie voice assistant technology to certain models destined for the Chinese market. The two companies made the announcement at CES 2019, currently being held in Las Vegas, adding that the technology will be available by the end of 2019. China based Alibaba Read More..
The on-demand economy is having a huge impact on the automotive sector, creating new challenges for manufacturers and automotive businesses looking to get a handle on their growing global supply chain. By Stanley Chia, VP at Tungsten Network. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China are outpacing established markets and, by 2020, will Read More..
Digital twins play a role in all digitalization projects but data consolidation slows down implementation
Digital twins are shaping up to be a key tool as automotive companies proceed with digitalization across the entire value chain. But it’s not easy to get a handle on these virtual representations. In a production environment, the concept of a digital twin is comparatively easy to grasp. It’s an obvious part of Industry 4.0 Read More..
Hyundai Motor will show a “walking car” concept at next week’s CES high-tech exhibition. The futuristic study is further evidence how the Las Vegas high-tech gathering is increasingly being used to promote new and innovate mobility concepts. The Korean car group provided few details ahead of CES, but, in a teaser picture, showed a vehicle Read More..
Aptiv has joined forces with artificial intelligence specialist Affectiva to develop software that can help a car determine the cognitive states of its occupants. The US automotive supplier group said the software will enhance safety and provide information that helps improve the in-cabin experience in tomorrow’s cars. Affectiva is a Boston-based MIT Media Lab spin-off Read More..