LG Electronics and Luxoft have formed a partnership to develop the next-generation webOS open source operating system for new markets, including automotive. webOS has featured in over 60 million smart TVs [pictured] and digital signage systems, and LG now intends to supply it for applications such as robotics and smart home services as well as Read More..
Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain implementation and almost a third have projects in development. Around 20 Read More..
Denso Corporation has agreed to establish a joint venture with Aisin, Advics and Jtekt to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control. The four companies, with their roots in Japan, aim to launch the new firm in March 2019. Denso is providing 65 pc of the capitalization, with Aisin adding 25 Read More..
The auto industry is currently undergoing a massive technology upheaval. Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an opportunity for automotive players to rethink everything. Some believe that AI is the key differentiator in the auto industry. But this is inaccurate. It’s not the AI, it’s the data that is the source of differentiation. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Read More..
TomTom has announced that its changes to its digital maps are now at the level of 1.5 billion updates per month – an average of over 520 updates per second, including altered road junctions, new addresses, geometry and road features. This is said to represent updates to 1.32 million kilometres of roads, 5.9 million points Read More..
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) has developed a new software-defined DAB+ digital radio solution for automotive application. Its update to its DAB+ software library involves ‘spur suppression’ technology which improves radio reception, enhances the reception sensitivity of radio receivers, extends the range of coverage for broadcasters, and increases the number of channels vehicles Read More..
Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on connected cars and autonomous drive. Objective’s portfolio of IP Read More..
Elektrobit, a subsidiary of Continental, has announced a modular solution for safe and secure updating of connected and automated vehicle fleets. EB cadian Sync establishes a secure end-to-end communication channel for over-the-air (OTA) updates to a vehicle’s ECUs as well as to head units and infotainment systems. Created in partnership with Argus Cyber Security, EB Read More..
BASF is investing S25million in 3D printing technology supplier Materialise, based in Leuven, Belgium, and building upon their existing partnership. The two companies are establishing an open business model to optimize both materials and software for 3D printing, and to accelerate commercial applications including in the automotive, aviation and consumer goods industries. “With its 3D Read More..
Rocket Software and T-Systems International, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary based in Frankfurt, have launched a combined solution for secure and rapid data exchange between product design and manufacturing partners, claiming a 90pc reduction in the time needed to share the data. Three global manufacturers have now signed up to use this, including one of the Read More..