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    Don't keep taking the tablets


    When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad in January 2010, many people predicted that tablets would become the dominant computing platform and transform many industry sectors. Nearly 10 years later, tablet sales are collapsing as bigger smartphones do most of what they can, and laptops or PCs do the rest. ...

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    Technology key to evolution of supply chains but automakers need to adapt quickly to take advantage


    The automotive industry will only stay ahead of the curve in an age of greater supply chain complexity by adopting wider digitalisation as part of its routine operations, delegates at the JDA Focus Connect conference in Barcelona were told last week. 

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    Nvidia: "There is no such thing as a 100 percent security guarantee"


    Joachim Langenwalter, Germany-based director automotive at Nvidia, is responsible for software deliveries to automakers and suppliers in Europe. At the chipmaker’s GTC conference in Munich, he spoke to automotiveIT about autonomous driving technology, cyber security and the challenges faced by the auto industry today.

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    Cloud-based platform for smart steel tracking speeds up welding, further automates car assembly


    Image: Shutterstock Global steel firm SSAB, a major supplier of steel to the automotive industry, and Kemppi, a digital welding technology specialist, have integrated their cloud-based SmartSteel and WeldEye systems for a streamlined tracking process to speed up welding. Following a successful pilot trial, SSAB clients already ...

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    TU Wien develops new antenna box for car connectivity


    Image: TU Ilmenau Telecommunications researchers at TU Wien (Technical University Vienna) have developed a new antenna concept for cars which could replace the current ‘shark fin’ attachments, now becoming too small. The antenna box, made from carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, can be integrated in a cavity within ...

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    Ericsson 5G tech on trial in Einride T-pod autonomous truck


    Image: DB Schenker A collaboration between Ericsson, Telia and Einride is trialling an autonomous transport ecosystem at a DB Schenker logistics facility in Jönköping, Sweden. This marks the first commercial application of Einride’s autonomous electric transportation (AET) technology in its T-pod driverless vehicle, which will operate continuously ...

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    Renault Alliance invests in Transit mobility app, for Level 4 AVs


    Image: Transit Alliance Ventures, the venture capital division of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has made two new strategic investments. Its latest is in Transit, a multi-modal transport app firm based in Montreal, Canada, which has produced an app functional in over 175 metropolitan areas around the world. ...

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    Toyota announces AV data alliance, trials multi-modal service


    Image: TRI-AD Toyota is establishing a business alliance with the Tokio Marine Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., and the Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD). The insurance company’s data, including that on circumstances and causes of accidents, will be deployed to develop automated ...

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    BASF launches digital platform for visualizing paint colours, digitised Lean Lab concept


    Image: BASF Coatings BASF Coatings is launching Auroom, a digital platform for automotive designers to map paint colours onto their models and visualize their appearance and effects. This is said to give a realistic impression of colour proposals at an early stage of the design process, including ...

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    Logistics is not like five years ago and in five years’ time it won’t be like today


    With rapid advances in vehicle technology, the challenge for the automotive logistics industry is to keep up, said supply chain experts at the recent Automotive Logistics UK conference.