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..
Hyundai’s corporate venture division has made an investment in Israeli technology firm allegro.ai, which specializes in deep learning-based computer vision. It aims to accelerate its deployment of artificial intelligence across various business areas, as well as to use AI to enhance the safety of the driving experience. The allegro.ai technology is said to be an Read More..
Toyota is establishing a business alliance with the Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., and the Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD). The insurance company’s data, including that on circumstances and causes of accidents, will be deployed to develop automated driving technology; Toyota and TRI-AD will mix this real-world data with artificial Read More..
Audi is testing software using artificial intelligence to recognise and identify tiny cracks in sheet metal. The deep learning system, deployed in the press shop at Ingolstadt, is said to detect the finest cracks in door panels, hoods, fenders and other sheet metal components in an automated inspection process. A database has been built up Read More..
Hyundai’s corporate venture business, Hyundai Cradle, is taking a stake in Perceptive Automata, a developer of AI software for autonomous vehicles. The start-up, which recently joined the Renovo AWare ecosystem, uses rich sensor data and deep learning models to gain an understanding of how people – other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists – behave. Its predictive software Read More..
AMSTERDAM – Next January’s CES will underscore the growing importance of data for the automotive industry and other business sectors, executives of the US Consumer Technology Association (CTA) say. CES, the world’s biggest high-tech consumer electronics show, takes place each January in Las Vegas. CTA, which organizes the event, gave a preview of the gathering Read More..
Nuance Communications is to provide AI-powered speech recognition technology to China’s Geely, for its joint venture with Malaysian manufacturer Proton. Geely and Proton are developing vehicles together for Southeast Asia and beyond, and Geely is to provide a set of vehicle platform technologies incorporating the Nuance AI. The Geely speech solution, based on the Nuance Read More..
The Android operating system will be embedded in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles from 2021. A technology partnership with Google is to bring Android-based infotainment and consumer applications to multiple brands in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – which sold 10.6million cars in 200 markets last year. Android will add an ecosystem of automotive apps offered via Read More..
The Borgward Group – reviving a historic German brand-name under Chinese ownership – has announced a US headquarters and a research and development center in Sunnyvale, California. This is in advance of the brand’s sales launch in North America in 2021. Borgward has further presented a prototype AI-driven safety and reliability platform for autonomous vehicles. Read More..
Affectiva and Nuance Communcations are collaborating “to further humanize” in-car artificial intelligence. Affectiva, a spin-off from the MIT Media Lab based in Boston, Massachusetts, has developed an ‘Emotion AI’ which can measure facial expressions and assess emotions such as joy, anger and surprise in real-time, and pick up upon vocal expressions of anger, engagement and Read More..