MUNICH – Nvidia has developed a computer platform small enough to leave sufficient room in the trunk and powerful enough to manage the array of systems needed to make Level 5 autonomous vehicles a reality. Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the platform, which is codenamed Pegasus, during the company’s GPU Technology conference here. Read More..
FRANKFURT — Audi’s new flagship A8 model is filled with state-of-the-art connected technology, but the premium brand’s head of electrical and electronics development said Wednesday that a “quantum leap” in several key technologies is still needed to realize the industry’s autonomous-driving goals. Thomas Mueller said coming generations of Audi vehicles will need a new end-to-end Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen and Chinaâ€™s Beijing Automotive Industry Corp (BAIC) plan to jointly produce components for electric vehicles in China. The agreement reflects expectations that EVs will soon play an even bigger role in the worldâ€™s largest car market as the government moves to curb air pollution in major cities. â€œChina is the largest and most Read More..
SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations. The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top 5 automotive suppliers, will implement products that includeÂ SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors. Using the various SAP software suites will allow ZF to Read More..
ROME — European automotive suppliers gathered here last week to honor a range of companies and products that will likely play a key role in the transformation of personal mobility. The European suppliers association, CLEPA, awarded innovation awards to Nvidia, Robert Bosch, Continental, ZF, Volkswagen and other automotive companies for products in the areas of Read More..
At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the fast pace of cultural change and outlines the close interplay with corporate IT. The stated goal: ZF, one of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, will increasingly take responsibility for software and system integration â€“ Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen expects to double its workforce at a key engineering center in Songjiang, as the German automotive supplier prepares for continued strong demand from its Chinese customers. The Songjiang facility near Shanghai was officially opened at the Shanghai auto show. It will have about 1,000 employees by 2022, ZF said. “The investment in our Read More..
LAS VEGAS — ZF Friedrichshafen and Nvidia are jointly developing artificial intelligence (AI) systems for cars, trucks and other industrial applications. The German automotive supplier unveiled itsÂ ZF ProAI platform at a press conference here on the eve of the CES consumer electronics show. It said theÂ ZF ProAI for highway automated driving is theÂ first system developed Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen has founded a venture capital unit that can provide funding to startups and other businesses that are developing technologies that could be of interest to the large southern-German automotive supplier. ZF said the new unit, which is called Zukunft Ventures GmbH, will identify and invest in startups as well as companies that have Read More..
ZF plans to openÂ an Indian technology center next year that will focus on software and mechanical engineering. The center, which will be located in Hyderabad, will employ 2,500 engineers by 2020. It will open with a smaller staff in January 2017. The Indian tech center will be part of ZF’s global R&D operations, which employ Read More..