Hyundai Mobis has announced its intentions to develop sensors for all-autonomous driving by 2020. The Korean supplier said it is developing both high- and entry-level radars with a view to production from next year. It is working with Germany’s SMS and ASTYX on five radars for 360-degree detection, and is also collaborating with researchers from Read More..
The Toyota Mobility Foundation is supporting the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, on an AI project to optimize traffic flow in mobility systems. The programme aims to transition complex traffic management from static systems into dynamic, optimized systems with real-time management across different modes of mobility – Read More..
Researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have presented a new lane-changing algorithm for autonomous cars. This creates and reassesses ‘buffer zones’ around a vehicle and is said to allow for more aggressive lane changes than existing simple lane-change algorithms, which tend to be impractically cautious Read More..
AEye has announced a new real-time data type said to enable its artificial perception systems to see ‘more like humans’. Dynamic Vixels can now be deployed to enhance the Californian company’s iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) system: these combine pixels from 2D cameras with voxels from its Agile 3D LiDAR sensors to give a single Read More..
Toyota Motor plans to invest around 400million yen in ALBERT Inc., a data solutions business. The resulting alliance for big data analysis will focus on development of automated driving technologies. ALBERT, founded in 2005 and based in Tokyo, currently employs around 100 people. It specializes in areas including the development of analysis algorithms and system Read More..
Volkswagen has held its first Future Training Forum in Wolfsburg to discuss issues including the digitalization of its vocational training programmes and future learning environments. Conference participants included board members, human resources managers, training experts, Works Council members, young people’s representatives and apprentices, and Volkswagen plans to repeat this exercise each year at different plants. Read More..
Volkswagen Group has announced direct investments of around 15 billion euros into e-mobility, autonomous driving, business digitalization and new mobility services in China, part of a 34 billion euro global program. This follows the corporate restructuring outlined recently by new chairman Dr Herbert Diess. At the Beijing auto show, the future vision for the Volkswagen Read More..
BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access information or data relating to their car such as fuel levels or whether its doors Read More..
In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
Toyota and Japan’s NTT Group are cooperating to develop connected-car technologies, combining research in accident prevention, new mobility services and other areas. The two companies said in a press release that their goal is to realize “a sustainable smart mobility society” and, to achieve this, they want to develop, verify and standardize connected-car technology. Toyota, Read More..