Digital R&D

  • lgwebOS
    Article

    LG Electronics partners with Luxoft for automotive webOS

    2018-09-04T13:29:20Z

    Image: LG Electronics LG Electronics and Luxoft have formed a partnership to develop the next-generation webOS open source operating system for new markets, including automotive. webOS has featured in over 60 million smart TVs [pictured] and digital signage systems, and LG now intends to supply it for applications such ...

  • Lutz_Varchmin_hyland
    Article

    Remember Nokia!

    2018-09-04T13:21:00Z

    To build mobility of the future, manufacturers will have to create the right data, IT infrastructure and security preconditions.

  • blickfeld.automotiveIT
    Article

    Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision

    2018-08-30T10:56:28Z

    Blickfeld says its lidar systems, which use off-the shelf components, will be cheaper and better (Image: Blickfeld) Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and weight, the Munich-based startup hopes to play an important role in speeding ...

  • AI.automotiveIT
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    Powertrain development gets help from AI

    2018-08-30T10:43:21Z

    In a newly formed research lab,artificial intelligence is training neural networks. The researchers see major benefits in the development of electric powertrains. Powertrain developers see challenging times ahead. Even today, they are not just designing a gasoline or diesel engine to deliver the best possible performance and efficiency. They are ...

  • pwc.automotiveIT
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    PwC: Blockchain in focus at most companies

    2018-08-29T19:02:00Z

    (Image: IBM) Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW acquires minority stake in autonomous-drive software company

    2018-08-29T18:18:32Z

    Volkswagen unveiled its first self-driving vehicle, the Sedric concept, in 2017 (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority stake in eastern German software startup FDTech, in a bid to strengthen its expertise in autonomous-driving technologies. FDTech, which was established in 2017, develops software for automated driving and for ...

  • denso
    Article

    Denso, Aisin, Advics and Jtekt agree JV for integrated ECU software

    2018-08-28T14:44:48Z

    Image: Denso Denso Corporation has agreed to establish a joint venture with Aisin, Advics and Jtekt to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control. The four companies, with their roots in Japan, aim to launch the new firm in March 2019. Denso is providing 65 ...

  • toyota.uber.automotiveIT
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    Toyota ties up with Uber, plans to invest $500 million

    2018-08-28T13:34:46Z

    Image: Toyota Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber Technologies are expanding their partnership, with Uber to deploy purpose-built Toyota vehicles on its fleet. Toyota is also investing $500 million in the ride-hailing firm, subject to regulatory approval. The collaboration aims to advance, commercialize and scale up technologies for autonomous ride-sharing. ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
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    Former Audi CIO Ulbrich to head Porsche IT

    2018-08-28T11:29:28Z

    Ulbrich served as Audi CIO for six years (Photo: Claus Dick) Former Audi CIO Mattias Ulbrich will take charge of IT at Porsche September 1, sources say. Ulbrich, who relinquished his CIO position at Audi in February, will succeed Sven Lorenz, who is set to assume other responsibilities within ...

  • byton.automotiveIT
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    Byton starts road tests of M-Byte model

    2018-08-27T14:23:51Z

    The M-Byte features a 49 inch-wide programmable display (Photo: Byton) Byton has started tests of its Byton M-Byte model on public roads in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The Chinese electric-vehicle startup said it is on schedule with the M-Byte. It cited its global engineering network, with facilities in ...