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..
Trust and data security are more important than saving money when it comes to cloud computing, a study by BearingPoint concludes. The consultants looked at why adoption of cloud-based services continues to be dogged by fears over data security, reliability and compliance. What they found was that companies are tempted by the scalability and relatively Read More..
European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes this week made an impassioned plea for a European Cloud strategy, saying a coordinated approach to the new technology could generate major savings for businesses and private individuals. The EU commissioner, who is in charge of the 27-nation bloc’s so-called “Digital Agenda,” said at a Brussels conference that a European Read More..
Sanjay Rishi is CIO and group vice president, information technology, at Automotive Experience, the biggest division of US-based Johnson Controls. Rishi runs a global IT operation with between 400 and 500 people worldwide, not including a “partner ecosystem” of companies that provide a broad range of IT services to JCI.Â The automotive division employs 80,000 Read More..
Companies in emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to adoption Cloud-based application, according to a survey conducted by Tata Consulting Services. The US and Europe remain conservative about putting mission-critical and customer data in the Cloud, the survey of 606 managers in global companies with sales of more than 1 billion dlrs Read More..
General Motors’ OnStar and Verizon Wireless showed a research vehicle at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that provides users with access to Cloud-based streaming content. The US carmaker’s telematics unit has teamed up with Verizon, a major US mobile network operator, to bring fast 4G connectivity into the automotive environment. The aim was Read More..
The global IT community expects a growing range of data and applications to move to the Cloud sooner rather than later. But, according to a German university study, the migration to the Cloud is moving more slowly than many have predicted. Researchers at the SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin, in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom, Read More..
Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology has developed a data encryption solution to make Cloud computing safer. The Institute’s OmniCloud software, which runs at a customer’s site, encrypts all data before they are sent to the Cloud. In addition, the software can “translate” between different Cloud application program interfaces. That means companies can access Read More..
With the help of Cloud computing, analytics and Google’s predictive software, the car of the future can learn a driver’s habits and help improve vehicle performance. Ford researchers are testing whether a car can be made smart enough to independently change its performance to deliver optimal driving characteristics and fuel efficiency. They presented some of Read More..
Toyota aims to build a “complete global cloud platform by 2015” and it is soliciting Microsoft’s help to get there. The Japanese carmaker and the US-based software giant announced Thursday that they plan to jointly build a global platform for Toyota’s next-generation telematics services. The infrastructure will be based on the Windows Azure platform. As Read More..