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  • Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety
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    Volvo Cars to embed Google services into next-gen infotainment

    2018-05-09T12:51:56Z

    Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks sharing live data Image: Volvo Cars Volvo Cars is to embed Google Assistant voice controls, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Android-based Sensus infotainment system. The Swedish carmaker also said its vehicle would in future start sharing ...

  • blockchain.automotiveIT
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    Blockchain initiative launched to develop digital mobility ecosystem

    2018-05-09T12:39:20Z

    BMW, Ford, GM and Renault are among the automakers participating in the consortium (Image: Shutterstock) A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, ...

  • harman samsung digital cockpit
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    Harman to supply over-the-air update tech to Great Wall Motors

    2018-05-04T09:45:38Z

    Harman-Samsung Digital Cockpit Image: Samsung Great Wall Motors is to launch its first connected vehicle with a remote software updating service in 2019. The over-the-air (OTA) technology will be supplied by Harman, whose Remote Vehicle Updating Service has already been fitted in more than 25 million cars worldwide. The ...

  • t-mobile.automotiveIT
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    T-Mobile US and Sprint to merge; focus firmly on 5G

    2018-04-30T14:46:00Z

    T-Mobile US CEO Legere and Sprint CEO Claure announced their plan to merge over the weekend (Photo: T-Mobile US) T-Mobile US and Sprint announced over the weekend that they plan to merge the two wireless companies, creating a new and bigger competitor to established players in the ...

  • JAC VW SOL_E20X_crop
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    Volkswagen announces multiple digitalization and new mobility investments in China

    2018-04-27T11:24:54Z

    VW showed the first member of its SOL range, the SOL E20X, at the Beijing Auto Show (Image: VW) Volkswagen Group has announced direct investments of around 15 billion euros into e-mobility, autonomous driving, business digitalization and new mobility services in China, part of a 34 billion euro global ...

  • SF Motors SF5
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    SF Motors to open new Californian R&D center

    2018-04-27T11:17:27Z

    Trial production of the SF5 (pictured) and SF7 will start later this year (Image: SF Motors) SF Motors is to add a new research and development facility in Milpitas, California, to bolster its ties with tech talent and suppliers in Silicon Valley. This will be at the new McCarthy ...

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    Visteon to supply SmartCore cockpit control platform to Geely Auto

    2018-04-27T11:15:18Z

    Geely Bo Yue, featuring GKUI platform Image: Geely Auto Visteon is to supply its SmartCore cockpit domain controller platform to Geely Auto for upcoming electric vehicles from the Geely and Lynk&Co brands. This platform will be integrated with Geely’s own GKUI ‘intelligent ecosystem’, which delivers cloud-based infotainment, as well ...

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    Toyota launches Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) in London

    2018-04-27T11:12:53Z

    Toyota is launching a London-based business unit to support the development and adoption of new shared mobility and fleet management solutions in Europe. Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) is to partner with Toyota Motor Europe, Toyota retailers and distributors on services and products for consumers, businesses, governments and other stakeholders. These ...

  • DS 7 Crossback_crop
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    PSA launches its first vehicle with Huawei IoT platform

    2018-04-26T13:06:47Z

    DS 7 Crossback at Hannover Messe 2018 Image: PSA PSA has launched the DS 7 Crossback in China featuring new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. These include in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal and connected navigation, plus information such as vehicle status, journey history ...

  • bmw-connected-china-
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    BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo integrate Alibaba Tmall Genie voice assistant

    2018-04-26T13:03:24Z

    Tmall Genie device and BMW Connected app (Image: BMW) BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access ...

  • DENSOconnected_scene3_img4
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    DENSO takes stake in On The Road to accelerate IoT for mobility services

    2018-04-24T12:03:38Z

    Denso is paying 160 million yen for a 15% stake in On the Road (Image: Denso) DENSO Corporation has taken an equity stake in On The Road Co. Ltd., with a view to accelerating development of technologies for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Its investment of around 160 million ...

  • rFpro_shanghai_crop
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    rFpro launches commercial platform for autonomous driving simulation

    2018-04-24T12:00:00Z

    Image: fRpro - Shanghai simulation model UK-based rFpro has launched a software platform said to be the first commercially-available simulation for ‘training’ and developing autonomous vehicles. This has already been adopted by two major automakers who are carrying out over two million virtual miles of testing per month, and ...

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors joins Plug and Play ecosystem

    2018-04-19T15:05:40Z

    Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO, Plug and Play [Image: Plug and Play] Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has joined the Plug and Play innovation platform, which describes itself as ‘Silicon Valley in a box’: its network brings together start-ups, investors, corporations and key stakeholders. Specific benefits for YFAI will be ...

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    Volkswagen Group setting up software center in Lisbon, starts recruitment

    2018-04-19T12:10:42Z

    Platooning tech in an MAN truck [Image: MAN Truck & Bus] Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG are setting up a software development center in Lisbon. The new facility will focus on cloud-based software solutions to further digitalize corporate processes and connected vehicle systems. Around 300 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW i Ventures invests in Mapillary for HD maps and open-source imagery

    2018-04-19T11:55:37Z

    Swedish start-up Mapillary has built a sharing platform for imagery, map data BMW’s i Ventures spin-off has invested in Swedish HD mapping provider Mapillary, which has developed a platform utilizing user-generated street-level imagery to produce map data at scale. Images can be uploaded by any device, and data from ...

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    ViaVan ridesharing launched in London, European roll-out continues

    2018-04-18T09:42:23Z

    ViaVan is a joint venture between Mercedes and US tech start-up Via (Photo: Daimler) ViaVan, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and US tech start-up Via, has gone into operation in the center of London following its European launch a few weeks earlier in Amsterdam. New York-based Via has ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen promises autonomous parking for 2020

    2018-04-18T09:01:10Z

    VW is conducting autonomous-parking trials at the Hamburg airport (Photo: VW) Autonomous parking will be available in series-production vehicles as of 2020, the Volkswagen Group has announced, following trials now underway at Hamburg Airport. In this program, Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi vehicles are self-navigating to spaces in the airport’s ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    US Toyota, Lexus models will have DSRC connectivity from 2021

    2018-04-17T13:41:18Z

    Car-to-car communication is designed to prevent traffic accidents (Illustration: Infineon) Toyota and Lexus will use Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems to connect cars in the US, starting with the 2021 model year. The goal is to adopt the car-to-car communication protocol across most of the brands' models by the ...

  • Schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler shows urban vehicle concept

    2018-04-12T18:14:58Z

    The "Schaeffler Mover" has a flexible architecture that can be adapted for various use cases (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has unveiled the “Schaeffler Mover,” an urban vehicle concept that offers a technology platform that lends itself to various scenarios. The feasibility study is the German engineering group’s attempt to prepare ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch opens new Sunnyvale research center

    2018-04-09T17:25:35Z

    Bosch's new Sunnyvale research center can accommodate up to 300 people (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new 104,000 square-foot Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Sunnyvale, California, in a move to further strengthen the German automotive supplier group's ties with the regional high-tech industry. Bosch said the ...