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..
Purchasing departments need to be re-oriented and open to digital tools. Otherwise, the competitiveness of automakers and their supplier partners will be at risk. Never before have purchasing agents in automotive companies been under the kind of pressure that they are today. Their daily activities show the strains of the stringent regulatory requirements and new customer Read More..
The Autonomous Driving Interior Concept Car will showcase a series of new technologies from Hyundai Mobis at next month’s CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The South Korean Tier One supplier will highlight virtual touch technology, a gesture-recognition system which could replace touch-screens; emotional recognition, an AI platform to adapt cabin ambience according to occupants’ moods Read More..
Kia Motors will show a new technology at the CES consumer electronics exhibition that will allow a vehicle to automatically adapt its cabin to a driver’s emotional state. The Korean car brand said its real-time emotion adaptive driving (READ) technology is designed for an era when driverless cars will be the norm on the world’s Read More..
NIO’s ES6 five-seater electric SUV was launched this week at an event in Shanghai, and the company further announced a battery upgrade plan for its existing longer-wheelbase, seven-seat ES8. Over 9,700 ES8s have now been sold in China, and upgrades to the new 84 kWh battery pack will be available from next autumn; six-seater versions Read More..
Honda is planning an extensive exhibit for next month’s CES, Las Vegas, to highlight its work in autonomous vehicles, robotics and connectivity and to attract future collaborators. Its Silicon Valley-based Honda Innovations division is to announce new tie-ups with start-ups and other partners. The Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle [pictured], designed by Honda R&D Americas, will Read More..
Mahindra & Mahindra is to trial 100 electric vehicles including its Treo three-wheeler and e-Supro passenger vehicle in a mobility service in Thane, near Mumbai. It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city’s municipal corporation for the five-year project, which will focus on last-mile and end-to-end mobility, with the aim to build an Read More..
Škoda has announced a series of partnerships with start-up firms in Israel, currently developing rapidly as a global tech hotspot; the company last year opened its Škoda Auto DigiLab Israel in Tel Aviv, a collaborative incubator center. Anagog, in which Škoda took a stake earlier this year, processes data from over 100 smartphone apps and Read More..
Hyundai MNsoft, a subsidiary of the Hyundai Group, is partnering with start-up Netradyne, which focuses on computer vision, deep learning, edge computing and predictive analytics, to develop global HD maps for autonomous vehicles. Hyundai MNsoft currently supplies Hyundai and Kia with embedded navigation and location-based and cloud-based services, including geographic information system (GIS) technologies such 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..