PSA has launched the DS 7 Crossback in China featuring new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. These include in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal and connected navigation, plus information such as vehicle status, journey history and driving style which can be viewed via smartphone app. Further services such as remote Read More..
BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access information or data relating to their car such as fuel levels or whether its doors Read More..
DENSO Corporation has taken an equity stake in On The Road Co. Ltd., with a view to accelerating development of technologies for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Its investment of around 160 million yen (about $1.5 million) gives it a stake of just under 15%. On The Road – like DENSO, based in Aichi prefecture, Read More..
Local Motors is partnering with Robotic Research, best-known for its work for the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, to further develop Olli, its autonomous-driving shuttle bus. They will collaborate on integrating new sensor sets, technologies and other applications, with a view to facilitating and optimizing the industrialization and commercialization of Olli, which was Read More..
Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up that has developed a ride-sharing platform specifically aimed at companies and commuters. Bosch has for the past 10 years Read More..
Internet-of-Things related revenue is set to double in Germany to 23 billion euros a year by 2020 from less than 10 billion euros today, according to a new McKinsey study. The consultants said IT and telecommunications service providers are set to gain business especially from manufacturing industries and the connected car. Industry 4.0, which foresees Read More..
Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will beÂ the foundation of the German automotive supplier’s digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform willÂ let it process large amounts of data that willÂ offer the insights needed to upgrade its operations. IBM will provide the technology and act as a consultant and development Read More..
Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for theÂ internet-of-things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. Bosch, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, and SAP, the world’s biggest business software group, are making Read More..
German companies are increasingly looking across their country’s borders for experts that can help them implement new digital technologies. According to a survey by Germany’s high-tech association Bitkom, about three-quarters of companies are looking to recruit foreign staff with digital skills. Every second company hopes to gain competitive advantage this way. The German auto industry Read More..
Without standardized Internet-of Things technologies, realizing tomorrow’s smart cities will be more expensive than necessary. A report by Machina Research says that, using current non-standardized Â technologies, it would cost 1.12 trillion dlrs to get smart cities up and running by 2025. Were a standardized approach adopted, the total cost would be 781 billion dlrs, a Read More..