Not so long ago Microsoft was considered the big loser in tech. Its software model was outmoded, its entry into the mobile space was late and had no hope of beating Apple and Android. Worse, the company seemed stuck in its Windows heyday of the 1990s. Then it got a new CEO, ditched the Read More..
Geotab has built a software platform that provides fleet managers with information and analysis designed to improve all aspects of their operations. The Canadian telematics company, founded in 2000, offers software that can help improve safety, increase productivity and boost fuel efficiency. It provides its own hardware connector to vehicles’ OBD ports, but it is Read More..
Visteon inaugurates new tech centre in Karlsruhe, Germany; Harman sets up software office in Łódź, Poland
Visteon Corporation has held an inauguration ceremony for a new 6,500 sq-m facility in Karlsruhe, Germany, its lead technology hub for Europe. This technology centre will host advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics, and will lead the development of the Visteon DriveCore autonomous driving platform [under testing, pictured]. The new facility will house 500 employees Read More..
Nuance Communications is planning to spin off its automotive business division and activities into an independent, publicly-traded automotive software company, Nuance Auto. The formation of this company and share transactions are expected to be completed by the end of the 2019 fiscal year. Nuance specializes in conversational AI technologies, including personalized digital assistants. Its Dragon Read More..
Secure, safe EV charging: Penta Security and GridWiz go for encryption, Luxoft leverages blockchain for carshare services
South Korea-based Penta Security has added an electric vehicle charging security solution, AutoCrypt V2G, to its AutoCrypt suite for connected transportation systems. This is intended to provide safe communication throughout the EV charging infrastructure and charging payment systems. AutoCrypt V2G uses the open charge point protocol (OCPP) for communication between the electricity supply and backend Read More..
Joachim Langenwalter, Germany-based director automotive at Nvidia, is responsible for software deliveries to automakers and suppliers in Europe. At the chipmaker’s GTC conference in Munich last month, he spoke to automotiveIT about autonomous driving technology, cyber security and the challenges faced by the auto industry today. automotiveIT: The image of autonomous driving has taken a Read More..
Renesas Electronics Corporation is expanding its partnership with BlackBerry to use BlackBerry’s QNX software in its development environment for its R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) devices. This integrates virtualization, functional safety and security to expand the R-Car automotive computing platform, so systems designers can create advanced cockpit systems and develop user experience. The development environment features BlackBerry’s Read More..
Vietnamese carmaker VinFast, which unveiled its first models at the recent Paris motor show [pictured], has selected the Siemens PLM (product lifecycle management) software suite to underpin its manufacturing and operations. The new company, a subsidiary of Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest private corporation, is establishing an end-to-end digital strategy as it prepares to bring its Pininfarina-designed Read More..
In the IT world the battle for the cloud will decide who rules enterprise computing for the foreseeable future. It’s a battle that has already been disrupted by the entry of Amazon, a company that was never analysed or structured as a traditional IT player. Yet it has gone from zero to become the No 1 Read More..
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ordering parts, overhauling security monitoring and Read More..