Sebastian Thrun no longer runs Google’s autonomous driving unit, but he is still an active participant in the transformation of the car industry. As president of Udacity, a company he founded in 2012, he oversees the training of a new generation of high-tech specialists. He also continues as an adjunct professor of computer science and Read More..
Volkswagen has used a quantum computer to successfully simulate molecules such as lithium-hydrogen and carbon chains, and says that this is an important step in developing batteries for electric vehicles. It is now to move onto simulating more complex chemical compounds, with the aim of creating a complete battery on a quantum computer. This will Read More..
Waymo will buy an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as the Google affiliate ramps up its driverless transportation service. The first of the new batch of Pacificas will be delivered later this year. FCA said in a press release that the two companies are also starting discussions about using Waymo’s self-driving 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..
Daimler struck a research alliance with Google to look into the potential of quantum computing to solve complex mobility problems. The German premium car group said current generations of computers and server systems are reaching capacity limits and a more powerful computing approach is needed. “Quantum computing could play a crucial role in future in Read More..
The 2017 AutoTech Symposium, which takes an in-depth look at new technologies for autonomous and connected vehicle development, will take place October 4 in Waterloo, Ontario. The event, hosted by theÂ Economic Development Corporation of the Waterloo region, features a range of speakers who will discuss various aspects of the automotive transformation in progress. Among the Read More..
(Bloomberg) –Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it is talking to Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., to try to strike a deal that would put its self-driving technology into some of the Japanese automakerâ€™s cars. Both companies stressed that the talks are about research, rather than full production vehicles, at this Read More..
In 2017, the Detroit Auto Show is adding another day to the events schedule, focusing on new mobility and high-tech startups. The show, which holds two press days Monday, January 9, will open its Automobili-D exhibitionÂ on Sunday, January 8. The showÂ will feature displays from 50 global startups that are developing products for tomorrow’s auto industry. Read More..
Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand’s annual list of the Top 100 global brands, bestingÂ Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three most valuable brands overall this year. Apple and Google were in the top positions for the fourth consecutive year. Automotive Read More..
By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker outright or make a strategic investment. McLaren has denied that it is in talks with Apple, but that’s Read More..