Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R&D centers Silicon Valley has a long history in the transport industry stretching back nearly a century, notably in aerospace, aeronautics and defense. Along with the private sector, government and military Read More..
Toyota is to invest $1billion in ride-hailing firm Grab, which will leverage the Japanese carmaker’s mobility services platform in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Grab – which acquired Uber’s assets in the region earlier this year – operates mobile platforms for transportation, micro-payments, financial services, and food and package delivery, as well as the established ride-hailing service. Read More..
The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, an open source collaborative program bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies, has welcomed a number of new members which brings it to over 120. The latest to join are Abalta Technologies, Airbiquity, Bose, EPAM Systems, HERE, Integrated Computer Solutions and Sitech Electric Automotive. Dan Cauchy, executive director of Read More..
The Toyota Mobility Foundation is supporting the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, on an AI project to optimize traffic flow in mobility systems. The programme aims to transition complex traffic management from static systems into dynamic, optimized systems with real-time management across different modes of mobility – Read More..
Researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have presented a new lane-changing algorithm for autonomous cars. This creates and reassesses ‘buffer zones’ around a vehicle and is said to allow for more aggressive lane changes than existing simple lane-change algorithms, which tend to be impractically cautious Read More..
Toyota Motor plans to invest around 400million yen in ALBERT Inc., a data solutions business. The resulting alliance for big data analysis will focus on development of automated driving technologies. ALBERT, founded in 2005 and based in Tokyo, currently employs around 100 people. It specializes in areas including the development of analysis algorithms and system Read More..
Toyota is launching a London-based business unit to support the development and adoption of new shared mobility and fleet management solutions in Europe. Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) is to partner with Toyota Motor Europe, Toyota retailers and distributors on services and products for consumers, businesses, governments and other stakeholders. These will include ride-sharing, car-sharing and Read More..
Toyota and Lexus will use Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems to connect cars in the US, starting with the 2021 model year. The goal is to adopt the car-to-car communication protocol across most of the brands’ models by the mid-2020s. Toyota said adoption of the communication technology will let vehicles’ intelligent systems collaborate more broadly Read More..
Toyota Motor North America will establish a division that will focus on digital transformation and new forms of mobility. It will be led by regional CDO and CIO Zack Hicks. Hicks, who also is in charge of the initiatives that fall under Toyota Connected, will oversee the three divisions that will make up the new Read More..
Toyota bundles some of its separate IT units into one company.