Despite plans to have fewer electronic control units (ECUs) in cars, there are still likely to be many ECUs in today’s and tomorrow’s connected vehicles. And every ECU requires additional lines of code. Israeli software specialist Aurora Labs says a modern premium car features around 100 million lines of code. The company has developed “self-healing” software to help protect the connected Read More..
Christian Senger is set to take charge of all software-related matters at Volkswagen Group, according to company sources. Senger, who currently heads the VW brand’s electrification strategy, will take charge of vehicle software at the carmaker’s core division in a new management board-level position, company sources say. He is also expected to assume responsibility for Read More..
Hyundai Autron has selected Wind River of Alameda, California, to collaborate on safety-critical IoT software for autonomous vehicles. Intellectual property from both companies will be used to create a platform to integrate features such as advanced sensing, ethernet-based communication, and artificial intelligence applications. Wind River describes the new platform as leveraging advanced system partitioning via Read More..
Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority stake in eastern German software startup FDTech, in a bid to strengthen its expertise in autonomous-driving technologies. FDTech, which was established in 2017, develops software for automated driving and for self-driving vehicles. The company employs about 30 software developers. Friedrich Eichler, head of chassis development at the VW brand, Read More..
Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on connected cars and autonomous drive. Objective’s portfolio of IP Read More..
General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can be explored and geometric design options generated, based on selected parameters Read More..
Ford Motor has built a development platform aimed at guiding along the use of drones in a variety of settings. The carmaker said the customizable lets it test how drones and vehicles could work together. “Our customers are beginning to think about drones as tools to help get their jobs done, the same way they Read More..
Toyota Motor, in a new venture, will step up its development efforts in the area of software for automated driving. The Japanese automaker said its Toyota Research Institute will form a new company later this month called Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development” (TRI-AD). It will partner with suppliers Aisin Seiki and Denso to joinly develop fully-integrated, production-quality Read More..
Ford Motor said Laura Merling, a Silicon Valley based technology executive, will lead the commercialization of theÂ autonomous vehicles it plans to introduce from 2021 onwards. Merling, who has worked at a range of technology companies in the course of herÂ career, will become vice president, autonomous vehicle solutions at Ford Smart Mobility, the unit that bundles Read More..
LAS VEGAS – Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world’s biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that will help process the rising volumes of vehicle data. On the eve of the CES consumer electronics exhibition Read More..