Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R&D centers Silicon Valley has a long history in the transport industry stretching back nearly a century, notably in aerospace, aeronautics and defense. Along with the private sector, government and military 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..
Denso Corporation, Hyundai’s investment division Hyundai Cradle, and Toyota AI Ventures have all taken stakes in the start-up Metawave Corporation, which has raised an additional $10million from these three and other new strategic investors. Metawave has core technologies for expanding radar detector range, improving recognition performance, and reducing size of radar devices. Denso, which has Read More..
Members of a newly formed “Hydrogen Council” committed to increased investment in the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies. The global initiative, aimed at helping ambitious worldwide plans to limit global warming, was unveiled during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Auto-industry members of the council are BMW, Read More..
Hyundai Motor said it is teaming up with Cisco to develop new connected-vehicle technologies. The Korean car company said it will work with Cisco, a US-based IT and networking group,Â on building the next generation of in-vehicle networks to better connect cars to each other and to the infrastructure around them. The two companies plan to Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Kia said it is ready to start introducing partially automated vehicles, but fully autonomous cars will have to wait until 2030. The Korean carmaker also said at the CES consumer electronics show that it will bundle all its advanced driver-assistance technologies under a new sub-brand, Drive Wise. ItÂ will include planned technologies such Read More..
For anyone involved inÂ consumer electronics, 2016Â has to start with the massive CES gathering in Las Vegas. In recent years, as the auto industry has expanded its borders into new technologies, many of the major car brands have added the world’s biggest consumer-technology eventÂ to the roster of shows they must attend. Hence, major players such as Read More..
OFFENBACH, Germany — Frank Meijer seems resigned to the fact that it will be a while until hydrogen-powered electric vehicles are a significant part of the car market. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” said the head of Hyundai Motor Europe’s fuel-cell vehicle program. “We won’t sell thousands of these vehicles overnight.” Fuel-cell cars, which Read More..
General Motors, which has for years been a strong contender in the race to be theÂ world’s biggest selling carmaker, slipped to third place in 2014, according to Germany’s Center of Automotive Management (CAM). Toyota and Volkswagen Group are expected to end the year neck-and-neck, with each set to post global unit sales of around 10 Read More..
The Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, which features presentations by several German automaker CEOs, will be held in Munich October 30 and 31. Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche will be among the speakers, as will Opel CEO Thomas Neumann, Volvo Cars chiefÂ Hakan Samuelsson and Continental bossÂ Elmar Degenhart. The annual conference, which is Read More..