Ford China and Baidu have signed an agreement to work together to enrich the consumer experience and develop a sustainable mobility ecosystem in China. The strategic collaboration will look at topics including artificial intelligence, digital services and digital marketing. Baidu’s DuerOS ‘conversational’ AI platform will form the basis of Ford China’s next-generation infotainment systems and Read More..
Byton has unveiled a concept previewing its second car, the K-Byte sedan, in advance of CES Asia in Shanghai. This is the result of a partnership with autonomous driving technology firm Aurora, and the two companies claim that they will have a fleet of level 4-capable vehicles ready for testing by the end of 2020. Read More..
The eMotorWerks JuiceNet cloud software suite for managing electric vehicle charging stations has been extended for commercial fleet operators. The new JuiceNet Enterprise platform allows operators to simplify the management of multiple charging facilities at different sites, using a single cloud dashboard. It also helps to optimize the charging capabilities at each site and better-integrate Read More..
Volvo Cars is to embed Google Assistant voice controls, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Android-based Sensus infotainment system. The Swedish carmaker also said its vehicle would in future start sharing data with trucks made by AB Volvo, a separate company. Volvo says that, by embedding Google technology, it Read More..
ZF has joined the eSync Alliance, a global multi-company initiative aiming to standardize over-the-air (OTA) connected vehicle technology. The Alliance is based around an open platform, originally developed by Excelfore, which enables both remote software and firmware updates and real-time vehicle diagnostics and telematics. The eSync system combines cloud and in-car components, and is said Read More..
Visteon is to supply its SmartCore cockpit domain controller platform to Geely Auto for upcoming electric vehicles from the Geely and Lynk&Co brands. This platform will be integrated with Geely’s own GKUI ‘intelligent ecosystem’, which delivers cloud-based infotainment, as well as with instrument and head-up display features. SmartCore coordinates instrument cluster, infotainment and other technologies Read More..
PSA has launched the DS 7 Crossback in China featuring new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. These include in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal and connected navigation, plus information such as vehicle status, journey history and driving style which can be viewed via smartphone app. Further services such as remote 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..
Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG are setting up a software development center in Lisbon. The new facility will focus on cloud-based software solutions to further digitalize corporate processes and connected vehicle systems. Around 300 IT specialists will be employed there in the medium-term. Besides software engineers, the team will include web Read More..
SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations. The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top 5 automotive suppliers, will implement products that includeÂ SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors. Using the various SAP software suites will allow ZF to Read More..