The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford and Qualcomm Technologies have demonstrated Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) real-time direct communications. This will be compatible with future 5G cellular technology, is said to promise benefits for road safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency, and could be ready for industry deployment by 2020. The showcase in Washington DC, involving Read More..
Great Wall Motors is to launch its first connected vehicle with a remote software updating service in 2019. The over-the-air (OTA) technology will be supplied by Harman, whose Remote Vehicle Updating Service has already been fitted in more than 25 million cars worldwide. The Harman technology allows for full monitoring and control of updates by Read More..
Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s autonomous car initiatives. Urmson now is CEO of Aurora. Reid Hoffman, Greylock partner and one of the co-founders Read More..
Apple may have scaled back its automotive ambitions, but the company still appearsÂ keen to take part in the transformation of the car industry. In a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Apple is calling for equal treatment of tech companies when they want to test automated driving technologies on public roads. Read More..
Renault has entered into a strategic partnership with French computer vision specialist Chronocam to get advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) ready for autonomousÂ driving. Chronocam Â develops biologically inspired vision sensors and computer vision technologies for the auto industry. Renault earlier announced it had participated in the Paris-based startup’s 15 million dlr round of funding. Chronocamâ€™s vision Read More..
Savari said SAIC Motors will distribute its V2X wireless sensor technology in China, providing the US-based technology company with new growth opportunities in the world’s biggest car market. Savari, which makes safety communications technology for interactions between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure, wants its sensor systems to play an important role in the development Read More..
Volvo Cars and ride-hailing group Uber plan to jointly develop autonomous-cars technologies. The Swedish premium car maker said the two companies will use a Volvo-built â€œbase vehicleâ€ to whichÂ Uber will add its own autonomous driving technology. Volvo will use the vehicle for its own autonomous-driving plans as well. The companies have earmarked 300 million dlrs Read More..
In a bid to strengthen its activities in autonomous-driving technologies, ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 40 pc stake in lidar specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, “Lidar gives us access to a core technology for environmental and object recognition,” Stefan Sommer, CEO of the German automotive supplier group, said in a press release. Hamburg-based IbeoÂ develops environmental Read More..
BMW is joining forces with Intel and Mobileye to bring autonomous-driving technologies to market by 2021. The premium car maker said in a joint press release that it will work with Intel, the world’s biggest chipmaker, and Mobileye, a connected vehicle specialist, to develop technologies for highly and fully automated driving. The planned BMW iNext Read More..
Tesla said a deadly crash involving a Model S doesn’t cast doubt on the viability of its autonomous driving technology. The Californian electric car maker was responding to a preliminary investigation by US authorities intoÂ an accident that occurred recently when a Model S with its Autopilot system switched on hit a tractor trailer, killing one Read More..