BMW’s i Ventures capital fund, based in Mountain View, California [HQ pictured], is investing in two-year-old machine intelligence company Graphcore, based in Bristol, UK, and with offices in London, Oslo, Palo Alto and Beijing. Graphcore is said to be developing a new kind of computer processor and software: its Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) is purpose-designed Read More..
With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game. Though no major keynotes by auto-company CEOs have been announced to date, the number of companies preparing to show cars or car-related products at the annual consumer electronics gathering in Las Vegas seems to have grown Read More..
Faurecia is bidding to acquire Clarion, in a move to strengthen its position as a major supplier of cockpit systems at a time when car interiors are being transformed. The French automotive supplier said the acquisition of Clarion, which makes in-vehicle infotainment, HMI and connected driver-assistance systems, will give it a stronger position in the Read More..
Faurecia Ventures has made an investment in audio firm SubPac, which has developed an acoustic experience to “capture the physical dimension of sound”. The SubPac hardware and software platform will be integrated into the seating of Faurecia’s Cockpit of the Future, adding the chance to really feel low frequencies when using the personalized audio bubble Read More..
ZF and Faurecia have co-developed an operating and display concept cockpit for fully-automated Level 4 vehicles, which has no steering wheel or pedals. The Trendsetting Cockpit demonstration unit has instead three screens, plus a control lever in the center console that allows drivers to select either left- or right-hand positions for manual operations. Underpinning the Read More..
In an interview with automotiveIT, Faurecia CIO talks about his information technology priorities in a changing automotive industry.
ATLANTA — The automotiveIT International conference, which concluded here last Wednesday, highlighted the breadth of the challenges and opportunities in the auto industry as companies change processes, products and business models. Industry speakers at the two-day event said a bright future lies ahead if automakers and suppliers successfully manage to develop and start adopting new Read More..
Faurecia has made an investment in Silicon Valley start-up PowerSphyr, a provider of wireless charging solutions that can be applied to many types of electronic devices as well as sensors and actuators. These will augment Faurecia’s Cockpit of the Future suite of technologies. PowerSphyr’s solutions use magnetic inductive (Qi) and magnetic resonant wireless power delivery Read More..
Faurecia, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, and the Technical University of Dortmund have opened a joint research center for metals processing. ReCIMP (Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing) will develop new manufacturing technologies as well as components for the auto industry. A key research goal is to improve basic knowledge of innovative metal Read More..