Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on connected cars and autonomous drive. Objective’s portfolio of IP Read More..
Bosch has developed a cloud-enabled predictive road conditions technology for automated and connected vehicles, incorporating weather data from Finnish firm Foreca. This will alert drivers to hazards including wet roads, snow and ice before a critical situation occurs, warning them to take back the wheel from a self-driving system, for example, and will be rolled Read More..
J.D. Power, supplier of consumer insights, data analytics and automotive industry advisory services, is forming an alliance with Harman to share in-car data from the Harman Ignite cloud platform. This will give insight into how customers interact with their cars’ digital services and the areas or functionalities which can be improved, the companies say, as Read More..
Automotive system developer and supplier Eberspaecher has acquired a stake of more than 20 pc in Karlsruhe-based start-up PACE Telematics GmbH, reflecting its aim to expand its business into cloud-based mobility services and connectivity solutions. Eberspaecher is known as a supplier of thermal management, exhaust and electronic systems, but “we are convinced that data-based services Read More..
Communications services company Sprint, which aims to launch the first 5G mobile network in the USA next year, has worked with NXM Labs on a 5G-ready connected car platform featuring blockchain-enabled security. This can be fitted to both new vehicles and existing cars already on the road. The NXM system involves an automotive router to Read More..
Audi’s upcoming e-tron electric SUV will be offered with an optional 22kW charging system that connects to a domestic energy management system via the home’s wi-fi. This will allow owners to charge on optimized electricity tariffs or to prioritize charging on home-generated solar electricity, if the house is equipped with photovoltaic panels. The system can 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..
Xevo is partnering with TomTom to incorporate its in-car on-demand e-commerce platform, Xevo Market, into navigation systems. Service providers, shops or similar can be identified as points of interest (POI) in the mapping, and the driver can be navigated towards them. Recommendations can be offered on-route, such as suggesting a fuel stop or the chance Read More..
Goodyear plans to extend its research into ‘intelligent’ connected, sensor-equipped tires and will carry out testing with electric and autonomous vehicles at the Mcity Test Facility [pictured]. Mcity, a public-private partnership led by the University of Michigan, has a 16-acre site of roads and traffic infrastructure for testing connected and automated technologies in simulated urban Read More..
Waze, said to be the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, is now available via iPhone and AppLink in Ford vehicles equipped with the SYNC 3 communications system. The app can be projected directly onto the in-dash screen and controlled using voice commands. Users can download the Waze app and need only then to Read More..