In the long term, autonomous vehicles may not need steering wheels, but that vision is likely to be decades out. In the meantime, steering wheels will remain, though their functionality is set to be enhanced. ZF has developed a concept steering wheel that integrates gesture controls, provides enhanced hands-on detection and offers the kind of Read More..
Renovo said Samsung Electronics will deploy its AWare automated mobility platform in test vehicles the Korean electronics group plans to operate in California. Renovo, which specializes in highly automated vehicle technology, said it has been working with the Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center on advanced driver assistance since the beginnning of 2017. Samsung has stepped Read More..
The Automobility technology conference takes place November 27 through 30 at the LA Convention Center. It precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the press on November 30 and to the general public December 1. Automobility is a program of executive presentations, keynotes and panel discussions focusing on new automotive technologies and business Read More..
In June, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motorâ€™s head of global purchasing, was given a second job as executive vice-president of product development. Thai-Tang, who joined the carmarker as a trainee in 1993, sees the combined responsibilities as an opportunity to get more out of the relationship between Ford and a rapidly changing supply base. â€œWe have Read More..
Companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence, but adoption is often hindered by a lack of IT infrastructure, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by market researchers Vanson Bourne on behalf of business software group Teradata, found that 80 pc of companies are already investing in AI and related technologies and 30 pc Read More..
Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler has identified digitalization as a major business opportunity. The company already is working on 30 digitalization projects and it expects to double this Read More..
Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the countryâ€™s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua University to jointly establish a robotics research center in Beijing. Siemens cited as key development areas new mechatronics systems, Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen and Chinaâ€™s Beijing Automotive Industry Corp (BAIC) plan to jointly produce components for electric vehicles in China. The agreement reflects expectations that EVs will soon play an even bigger role in the worldâ€™s largest car market as the government moves to curb air pollution in major cities. â€œChina is the largest and most Read More..
Audi IT has more than doubled its workforce in the last five years and is continuing to grow. And so is its budget. In an interview, CIO Mattias UlbrichÂ points out the new challenges that his operations have to meet, how he is Audiâ€™s capacity to innovate, and how heÂ has used agile methods to take cooperation Read More..
SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations. The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top 5 automotive suppliers, will implement products that includeÂ SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors. Using the various SAP software suites will allow ZF to Read More..