Cluno, a Munich-based company, has been marketing cars under a subscription model since 2017. Maximilian Ehrlich, the startup’s head of data science, talked to automotiveIT about digital business models, the use of artificial intelligence and big data, and cooperation with traditional car dealers. Mr Ehrlich, how much potential do AI and big data offer when Read More..
Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and weight, the Munich-based startup hopes to play an important role in speeding up the mass-market rollout of driverless cars. Once Level 5 autonomy comes into play, fully automated driverless cars will need 360 degree vision Read More..
Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold the carmaker to France’s PSA Group. Following the announcement of the sale, Neumann initially stayed with the Read More..
Unu Motors, a small Berlin-based maker of electric scooters, is almost proud of its role of agile infiltrator in a new-mobility world dominated by huge automotive companies and other big-name players. â€œIn an industry of giants we must maintain a lean and agile approach,â€ the startup says on its web site. It also pledges â€œan Read More..
TomTom has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous-driving startup in a bid to strengthen its business in one of the fastest-growing areas of automotive technology. Four-year-old Autonomos provides R&D services for automated vehicle assistance systems. It has built a full demonstration-level autonomous driving software stack, 3D sensor technology, and digital image processing. TomTom said the systems will Read More..
Many German startup companies say they are having trouble getting enough money to develop their businesses. According to a survey by the country’s high-tech association – Bitkom – 55 pc of company founders say that acquiring startup capital is the single biggest barrier to getting new businesses off the ground. Only 34 pc say they Read More..