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..
Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities’ engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen Group, which was in second place last year, is now in third position. For engineering and IT graduates, Read More..
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google will jointly test self-driving vehicles, allowingÂ the US-Italian carmaker to catch up in an area where it has beenÂ seen to be lagging competitors. FCA said Google’s self-driving test program will later Â this year be expanded to include its new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. FCA engineers will work closely with Google to Read More..
BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position ofÂ vice-president digital strategy, according to theÂ former Google manager’s LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google’s industry leader automotive and, in an earlier role, was BMW’s Â international innovation manager. Monsees is one of several senior Read More..
There will be almost 20 million fully autonomous or self-driving vehicles on the world’s roads by 2025, according to a new study. The outlook, which adheres to the more optimistic scenarios ofÂ some automakers, was presented by Juniper Research, which also said consumer adoption is set to take off as early as 2021. The researchers sketched Read More..
Google has acquired a shareholding in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The institute said the move will make it easier to transferÂ the results of research activities to business and society. Germany’s R&D minister, Johanna Wanka, said the tie-up with Google provides opportunities for the further development of the Internet of Things. But Read More..