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Ford sells Canvas vehicle subscription service

2019-09-13T05:51:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor is selling Canvas as the carmaker reassesses the business case for vehicle subscription services.

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Former Byton chief Breitfeld becomes CEO of Faraday Future

2019-09-05T10:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Former Byton CEO Carsten Breitfeld has been appointed global chief executive of Los Angeles-based Faraday Future (FF), strengthening the management ranks of the Chinese-owned electric-vehicle company and potentially improving its chances of bringing to market its flagship FF 91 model.

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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. 

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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.

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Stefan Krause takes time out as CEO of Canoo in second top executive change this summer

2019-08-21T17:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Krause, the founder and chief executive officer of electric vehicle startup Canoo (formerly Evelozcity), is stepping down temporarily as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board for family reasons as the company prepares to unveil first model.

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Seat to expand its software development in Barcelona under new CIO

2019-07-25T19:54:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As part of a new and expanded brand IT function under Sebastian Grams, Seat is combining a number of digital initiatives in Barcelona, including new digital processes and mobility concepts.

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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.

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Karl-Thomas Neumann to leave Canoo EV startup

2019-07-18T16:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Karl-Thomas Neumann is leaving the management team of Canoo, the electric vehicle startup previously known as Evelozcity.

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Volkswagen makes Dresden a center for its industrial cloud

2019-06-24T21:21:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen has opened a new IT center today at its factory in Dresden, Germany that is set to play an important role in the carmaker’s cloud, hardware and software applications, in particular across digital assembly and logistics processes.

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Renault, Nissan partner with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services

2019-06-21T07:14:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to jointly explore the feasibility of driverless mobility services.

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Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms

2019-06-19T13:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford’s European smart mobility boss, Sarah-Jayne Williams, explains how a last-mile delivery pilot project yielded several positive insights

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Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

2019-05-29T10:43:00+01:00By Jonathan Ward

In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of innovation in areas like machine learning and cyber security – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools.

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Watch: How Faurecia invests in startups

2019-05-28T23:37:00+01:00

Faurecia Ventures is the company’s corporate venturing division, searching out next generation digital and mobility technology.

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Faurecia invests in Israeli cyber security firm as part of digital and connected service push

2019-05-28T18:22:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The French-based automotive supplier has invested in GuardKnox to help secure vehicle connectivity and data processing.

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Watch: Ford's home delivery robot

2019-05-22T23:30:00+01:00

A human-like robot delivers home parcels – and draws on the hardware and sensors of self-driving vehicles to do it.

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Come and knock on my door: Ford's home delivery robot

2019-05-22T22:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford and Agility Robotics have developed a robot that delivers home parcels – and draws on the hardware and sensors of self-driving vehicles to do it.

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IT and software keep Daimler ahead in China

2019-05-18T13:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The vehicle manufacturer has a dedicated IT organisation in Greater China, led by Stefan Eberhardt, which is focusing on front-end development, improving digital customer experiences and benefiting from the country’s huge tech and startup scene – all of it strategic to Daimler and Mercedes-Benz growth in the world’s largest market.

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Porsche acquires majority in software company Cetitec

2019-05-09T12:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in German software company Cetitec. The sports car maker said the move acknowledges the growing importance and complexity of software and electronics in vehicles.

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