Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road? By Jessica Twentyman It’s a challenge Read More..
Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in the transformation of the auto industry in 2019. The reasons: Automakers have to better understand their customers as they forge a more direct relationship. And growing amounts of available data will require the auto industry to adopt more sophisticated analysis tools to remain competitive. AI is also coming 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..
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..
Artificial intelligence will play a key role in the operation of future car generations, says Sajjad Khan, vice president digital vehicle & mobility at Daimler. In an interview, Khan explains the degree of innovation that is redefining HMI systems. He also predicts that the number of apps in the car will soon decline. Digitalization is Read More..
Daimler’s financial and mobility services division has made a strategic investment in Soul Machines, a start-up from New Zealand specializing in emotional intelligence for digital avatars. Daimler Financial Services intends to further develop these for use in its customer experience, having already worked with Soul Machines on a pilot project called ‘Sarah’, trialled at its 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..
The Future Transportation team of Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed an AI and computer vision-powered cargo sensor system. CoROS (Cargo Recognition and Organization System) is intended to optimize deliveries for logistics businesses by automating cargo management, decreasing the need for package handling, and improving delivery times. CoROS, as fitted in a new Sprinter, uses an array Read More..