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  • renault.automotiveIT

    Renault, Chronocam cooperate to make cars see better


    Renault hopes Chronocam technology will improve autonomous-driving systems (Photo: Renault) Renault has entered into a strategic partnership with French computer vision specialist Chronocam to get advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) ready for autonomous driving. Chronocam  develops biologically inspired vision sensors and computer vision technologies for the auto industry. ...

  • ford.qnx.automotiveIT

    Ford to use more BlackBerry QNX software


    Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system is built on QNX software (Photo: Ford) BlackBerry has signed a deal with Ford Motor that will put more of the Canadian company's QNX software into Ford vehicles. BlackBerry, whose QNX technology already powers connected systems in many cars, said the new agreement ...

  • savari.automotiveIT

    SAIC to market Savari V2X technology in China


    Savari's sensor can capture information that is relevant for driverless cars (Photo: Savari) Savari said SAIC Motors will distribute its V2X wireless sensor technology in China, providing the US-based technology company with new growth opportunities in the world's biggest car market. Savari, which makes safety communications technology for interactions ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT

    Poll: Auto industry needs to do more with big data


    Executives cite a lack of expertise and the absence of a comprehensive data pool (Photo: IBM) Automotive companies see the relevance of big data and analytics, but few have effectively introduced the new technologies, according to a new study. Consultants BearingPoint polled 120 European decision makers at car companies ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT

    Volvo, Lynk & Co cars to have OTA in 2017


    The Lynk & Co 01 will be like "a smartphone on wheels" (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BERLIN -- Volvo Cars and its newly established sister brand Lynk & Co will have the ability to update software in their new cars over the air (OTA) next year, a senior Volvo executive ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler China engages with high-tech startups


    Daimler's Lampe (left) and Plug and Play co-founder Rahim Amidi symbolically exchange gifts to celebrate their partnership (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is teaming up with technology investor Plug and Play in China to jointly identify and help Chinese startup companies. The German premium car maker said the tie-up with Plug ...

  • zf.automotiveIT

    ZF venture capital unit looks for new technologies


    Torsten Gollewski (l) is CEO of Zukunft Ventures. ZF CEO Sommer is on the right (Photo: ZF) 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. ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief


    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    Villinger is Audi's new chief digital officer


    Roland Villinger (Photo: Audi) Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand's chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new duties at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by the Donaukurier, a Bavarian ...

  • allianz.automotiveIT

    BMW, Toyota, Allianz invest in artificial-intelligence startup


    (Photo: Allianz) BMW and Toyota Motor have teamed up with insurer Allianz to invest in Nauto, a Californian startup company that has developed technology to accelerate the auto industry's drive to develop autonomous cars. Nauto's system, which lets fleet vehicles become part of a self-learning network, consists of an ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list


    Toyota placed higher than Mercedes and BMW on the Top 100 (Photo: Toyota) Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand's annual list of the Top 100 global brands, besting Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three ...

  • ford-pivotal.automotiveIT

    Berylls study finds slow automotive digitization


    Managing cultural change at traditional car companies is a challenge, the study found (Photo: Ford, Pivotal) A new study concludes that relatively few automakers are implementing a consistent digitization strategy, though most agree on what needs to be done. Berylls Strategy Advisors, which polled digital decision makers at six ...

  • faraday.automotiveIT

    Faraday Future, LG Chem to cooperate on batteries


    The FFZERO1 concept will be the basis of a sports car scheduled for launch in 2018 (Photo: FF) Faraday Future has formed a partnership with LG Chem to develop battery technology for its planned electric sports car. The US electric-vehicle company said LG Chem, one of the world's biggest ...

  • 5g.automotiveIT

    Automakers join forces to develop 5G connectivity


    (Photo: Volkswagen Group) Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers - Audi, BMW and Daimler - have formed the "5G Automotive Association" together with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group's aim is ...

  • rinspeed.automotiveIT

    Rinspeed to show urban EV at Las Vegas CES


    Gardening on wheels is part of the Oasis concept (Photo: Rinspeed) Rinspeed will show an urban electric vehicle that aims to be "something new in the automotive wasteland of uniformity." The Swiss design studio, headed by founder Frank Rinderknecht, unveiled a two-seat electric concept car Thursday that will be ...

  • cybersecurity.automotiveIT

    IHS: Automotive cybersecurity market to soar


    Automotive software complexity increases cybersecurity concerns (Photo: Cisco) Demand for software and cloud-based services to protect connected cars will soar to 759 million dlrs in the next seven years, according to a new market forecast. IHS Markit predicts that, by 2023, a quarter of all vehicles sold will be ...

  • APPLE.automotiveIT

    Financial Times: Apple interested in McLaren


    McLaren builds race cars and runs a Formula One team (Phto: McLaren) Apple is interested in buying McLaren or making a strategic investment in the British race car specialist, according to a report in the Financial Times. The newspaper, citing three people briefed on the negotiations, said Apple is ...

  • renault.automotiveIT

    Renault-Nissan acquires software development company


    Renault's Next Two prototype presents a vision of connected driving in 2020 (Photo: Renault) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan jointly acquired Sylpheo, a French software development company, in a move to speed up connected-car initiatives at the two car brands. The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) plans to launch more ...

  • fujitsu.automotiveIT

    Denso takes majority control of auto electronics maker Fujitsu TEN


    Fujitsu TEN makes ECUs for engine control and other products (Photo: Fujitsu TEN) Denso has agreed with other shareholders to take majority control of Fujitsu TEN, a Japanese maker of infotainment and automotive electronics equipment. Fujitsu TEN currently is majority owned by electronics group Fujitsu, which has a 55 ...

  • volvo.uber.automotiveIT

    Volvo, Autoliv plan autonomous-driving software venture


    In one of many new alliances, Volvo will also develop driverless cars with Uber (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars and automotive supplier Autoliv plan to jointly develop next-generation autonomous driving software. The two Swedish companies said the planned new venture, which will be headquartered in Gothenburg, will develop advanced driver ...