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..
Germany’s shortage of IT professionals is growing, as Europe’s largest economy continues to digitalize its industrial base. Companies are looking for 43,000 IT specialists, up 5 pc from a year earlier, according to a study by Bitkom, Germany’s high-tech industry association. Out of the total, 17,500 open positions are in the IT and telecommunications sectors, Read More..
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) recalled 1.4 million vehicles in the US following a report on the wired.com web site that two hackers had successfully manipulated the in-car systems of a Jeep Cherokee. FCA said the voluntary recall will update software, which “insulates connected vehicles from remote manipulation.” Wired reported earlier that the two computer experts had Read More..
Continental is acquiring the automotive business of Finish wireless and electronics group Elektrobit,Â underlining the growing importance of software for tomorrow’s vehicles. Continental said that, subject to antitrust approval, it will pay 600 million euros for Elektrobit Automotive, which is based in Germany and employs 1,900 people. The German supplier said the acquisition will, in particular, Read More..
SAP plans to invest as much as 500 million dlrs in Africa through 2020 in a bid to help the continent accelerate growth in its biggest economies. The business software maker’s focus is on South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola and Morocco. â€œThe African market is unique in its growth potential and readiness to innovate,â€ saidÂ Robert Read More..