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ZF, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform

2019-09-18T09:59:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform.

VW amazon cloud

Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

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Hyundai, Kia join Ionity EV charging network

2019-09-12T13:38:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are joining Ionity, a growing automaker initiative to build and operate a network of 400 electric-vehicle charging stations across Europe by 2020.

GM

GM to rely more on Google for infotainment features

2019-09-06T08:46:00+01:00

General Motors is integrating a range of Google applications into its cars, as customers want seamless integration between in-car infotainment and the devices they use at home and in the office.

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

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An interview with Trumpf CIO Thilo Press: “We need to understand that IT is part of the business”

2019-09-05T13:31:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Yannick Polchow

Digitalization is a core part of the corporate strategy at Trumpf and IT plays a big role in the plans. Thilo Press, CIO of the German maker of machine tools since 2015, recently talked to automotiveIT about the digitalization of products and processes, the potential of artificial intelligence and the need for IT to be a fully integrated part of the company’s business. Following are edited excerpts from the interview:

vw shanti

VW invests in holographic technology

2019-08-30T13:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group has taken a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a company that specializes in holographic display technology. The move will allow the German automaker to further develop 3D imagery to be used in in-car displays.

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Toyota, Pony.ai embark on autonomous driving pilot

2019-08-30T07:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota Motor and China’s Pony.ai will work together on an autonomous driving pilot project to accelerate technology deployment and get more driverless cars on the road sooner.

Great Wall

Great Wall selects Germany’s Ibeo as lidar supplier

2019-08-29T17:32:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.

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PWC: More companies plan to invest in cyber security

2019-08-29T11:21:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

More than two-thirds of all companies worldwide plan to spend at least 5% of their IT budgets on cyber security next year, according to a new poll. That’s up from 56% of companies polled a year ago.

Schaeffler and SAP

Schaeffler to work with SAP to improve digital efficiency

2019-08-29T10:57:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Schaeffler plans to work with business software group SAP to further develop its IT systems and step up digital transformation to improve efficiency.

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Study: German logistics sector fails to benefit from startup technologies

2019-08-27T10:05:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

German companies transporting goods all too often ignore the potential of digital technologies developed by startup companies, a new study found.

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San Francisco food delivery firm DoorDash acquires autonomous vehicle specialist Scotty Labs

2019-08-22T18:09:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery service with a growing interest in autonomous vehicle technology, has acquired Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is developing technology for remote-controlled autonomous driving for cars and trucks. 

Here.automotiveIT

New dates for Go Innovate! Live conference in December where GM, Ford, BMW, Honda and FCA will speak on changing IT for automotive

2019-08-22T15:40:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

The inaugural automotiveIT International Go Innovate! Live conference has changed dates and will now be held this December 3-5th in Detroit. The event will now see speakers from General Motors, Honda, BMW and Daimler joining Ford, Bosch, Visteon, Inteva and others.

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Porsche invests in Israeli sensor and vision specialist, TriEye

2019-08-21T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Porsche has acquired a minority stake in TriEye, an Israeli technology start-up specialized in deep learning and semi-conductor components that support autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

Toyota Human Service Robotics

Toyota to develop human support robots with Japanese AI specialists, Preferred Networks

2019-08-20T20:50:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Toyota Motor is partnering with Japanese artificial intelligence and machine learning specialist Preferred Networks (PFN) to co-develop robots across multiple industries including healthcare and logistics, using Toyota’s own developed Human Support Robot (HSR) robotics platform.

cyber

Connected-car business models pose security risks

2019-08-07T08:43:00+01:00By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Data from connected cars offer ample opportunity to develop new business models. But, to be successful, the auto industry needs to make sure the data sent from and received by tomorrow’s vehicles are safe and secure.

Avis

Avis to use Otonomo platform to deploy connected-car data

2019-08-02T08:24:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Avis Budget Group (ABG) said it will use the Otonomo platform to provide data from its fleet of connected cars to service providers and other partners.

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LexisNexis sees usage-based insurance growth for connected cars; signs new deal with Fiat Chrysler

2019-08-01T14:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

With most new cars set to feature some form of connectivity, there is a big opportunity in usage-based insurance (UBI), which is likely to grow sharply in coming years. Paul Stacy, automotive development director for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, explains why following a new deal in which Fiat Chrysler vehicles will connect to the LexisNexis telematics platform in Europe.

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Car factories at risk as connectivity grows

2019-08-01T08:29:00+01:00By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Until now, attacks on manufacturing IT systems tended to be hit or miss. Sometimes they succeeded, but mostly they did not. That won’t be the case for long. Many of these facilities are poorly equipped to fend off cyberattacks. 

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