Ralf Lenninger has taken over as head of Continentalâ€™s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business, succeeding Seval Oz, a high-profile former Google executive the German automotive supplier recruited in 2014. Oz has now left the company. Lenninger, previously senior vice president of Continentalâ€™s Interior Electronic Solutions (IES) business, assumed his new duties October 1. He will Read More..
Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups to speed up autonomous-vehicle development. It also is expanding its Silicon Valley R&D operations for the Read More..
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make Â his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called â€œPlanet M,â€ is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state that has traditionally been the center of the US automotive industry. Michigan has been battling to preserve its automotive prominence as foreign Read More..
Future connected cars USA, a conference on the connectivity revolution in the car industry, will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 10-12. The conference theme is “Maximizing revenues from futureÂ technologies and anticipating industry disruption.” The three-day event will feature sessions on autonomous drive, building partnerships to benefit from the Internet of Things Read More..
Europe should take the lead in developing new mobility and “not leave the playing field to Silicon Valley,” Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said. In a speech at the New Year’s reception of the European auto industry association – ACEA – Mueller called on automotive companies and government policy makers to work more closely together Read More..
Non-traditional players are increasingly moving into the automotive space and, to counter this competitive threat, carmakers will, to some extent, have to become more like IT companies. Dirk Seiferth, partner at Kienbaum Management Consultants talks to automotiveIT about data labs, time-to-market and the impact of the Silicon Valley culture. automotiveIT: Mr Seiferth, many car companies Read More..
Toyota Motor is investing 1 billion dlrs over the next five years in artificial intelligence and robotics, underscoring how the automotive industry’s corporate priorities are changing. The Japanese carmaker said it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), in Silicon Valley near Stanford University. It will start operations January 1. A second center Read More..
Continental is setting up a beachhead in Silicon Valley, in a move to make sure it is part of a growing automotive and IT community in California mapping out the future of personal transportation. The Hanover-based automotive supplier said it is putting together an international team of specialists who will focus on intelligent transportation systems Read More..
Renault and Nissan opened a new advanced research center that will specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars. The center, which is located in California’s Silicon Valley, will focus on three initial projects: the development of autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles that can tap into infrastructure and the internet, and research in the area of human Read More..
The Renault-Nissan alliance is opening a research office in Silicon Valley to make sure it is in touch with automotive IT and other mobility-related research carried out there. The two companies, which are connected through cross-shareholdings and work closely together on car programs, technology, purchasing and production, said they are establishing the new Mountain View, Read More..