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..
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..
Continental is joining the UC Berkeley DeepDrive center (BDD), an artificial intelligence research partnership which is focusing on optimizing speed of neural networks and protecting AI systems in safety-critical applications. The first year of the five-year joint research programme will focus on the testability of AI algorithms in safety-relevant systems, and how to operate AI 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..
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..
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..
PSA Group is suspending all joint venture activity in Iran, following the withdrawal of the US government from a three-year-old multilateral pact aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The agreement, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed on July 14 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Read More..
In an interview with automotiveIT, Faurecia CIO talks about his information technology priorities in a changing automotive industry.
Faurecia has made an investment in Silicon Valley start-up PowerSphyr, a provider of wireless charging solutions that can be applied to many types of electronic devices as well as sensors and actuators. These will augment Faurecia’s Cockpit of the Future suite of technologies. PowerSphyr’s solutions use magnetic inductive (Qi) and magnetic resonant wireless power delivery Read More..
T-Mobile US and Sprint announced over the weekend that they plan to merge the two wireless companies, creating a new and bigger competitor to established players in the US wireless market. Pending regulatory approval, T-Mobile will take over Sprint in an all-stock transaction that will create a company with annual revenue of $53-$57 billion and Read More..