Startups & Venturing

  • dfki.automotiveIT
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    “The human being continues to be at the center of Industry 4.0”

    2018-08-13T14:09:00Z

    Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and inventor of the term ‘Industry 4.0’, talks about how artificial intelligence is changing the automotive industry.

  • samsung.automotiveIT
    Article

    Samsung launches major investments to become global tech leader

    2018-08-08T15:23:55Z

    Samsung plans to invest heavily in AI, 5G and other new technologies (Photo: Samsung) Samsung plans to invest $22.3 billion over the next three years in areas such as artificial intelligence, 5G communication, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals. Overall investments, aimed at making the Korean electronics conglomerate a global ...

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    Magneti Marelli agrees to buy perception software start-up SmartMeUp

    2018-08-03T14:02:08Z

    Image: Magneti Marelli Magneti Marelli, part of the FCA Group, has signed an agreement to buy SmartMeUp, a French start-up developing perception software for autonomous driving, smart cities and safety technologies. The agreement sets out the acquisition of 100pc of SmartMeUp shares, and the purchase is expected to take ...

  • faraday future ff91
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    Faraday Future joins Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

    2018-07-26T16:28:03Z

    Image: Faraday Future Faraday Future has joined MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative , a consortium which already includes ZF, Ford, Denso, Groupe Renault, BMW, GM, IBM, Bosch, Accenture and Context Labs. The initiative is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology for application in a digital mobility ecosystem, using ...

  • subpac
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    Faurecia invests in SubPac for immersive audio experience

    2018-07-24T18:36:00Z

    Faurecia Ventures has made an investment in audio firm SubPac, which has developed an acoustic experience to “capture the physical dimension of sound”.

  • denso
    Article

    Denso joins Plug and Play, HDBaseT Alliance

    2018-07-20T09:58:44Z

    Image: Denso Denso has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, and will work with its network of start-ups to accelerate developments in connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification. Plug and Play is now operating in 26 global locations, connecting start-ups and industry stakeholders; Plug and Play Japan ...

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    TuSimple CTO has a vision of driverless trucks

    2018-07-05T11:30:53Z

    TuSimple Co-founder and CTO Xiaodi Hou: “What kills people are AV accidents caused by bad implementation” (Photo: TuSimple) With offices in Beijing and San Diego, TuSimple LLC is developing a full stack software solution for autonomous trucks using computer vision algorithms, millimeter radars and 3D HD mapping technology. In ...

  • hyundai.automotiveIT
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    Hyundai partners with V2X chipset maker

    2018-07-04T15:45:12Z

    Hyundai is one of the main sponsors of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament (Image: Hyundai) Hyundai Motor has teamed up with Autotalks, a company that plans to develop the next generation chipset for connected cars. The Korean carmaker said that, through its investment in Autotalks, it hopes to ...

  • AI.automotiveIT
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    AI set to give boost to automotive manufacturing and logistics

    2018-06-29T09:45:00Z

    Experts say artificial intelligence (AI) can add tremendous value, but automakers should, in particular, look at production and logistics. In these areas, they say, efficiency boosts and cost savings can be realized in a relatively short period of time.

  • faurecia.automotiveIT
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    Faurecia CIO: "In three to five years everyone will work in IT"

    2018-06-06T16:22:00Z

    Dr Rene Deis, chief information officer and digital transformation leader at Faurecia, explains how the fundamental role of IT and software development in the automotive industry is changing.