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    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi: will embed Android OS, Google Assistant AI, from 2021

    2018-09-21T13:42:29Z

    Image: Renault The Android operating system will be embedded in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles from 2021. A technology partnership with Google is to bring Android-based infotainment and consumer applications to multiple brands in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – which sold 10.6million cars in 200 markets last year. Android will ...

  • j.d. power.automotiveIT
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    Automakers having hard time competing with phone companies on infotainment

    2018-08-30T13:38:00Z

    Apple CarPlay (pictured) and Google s Android Auto are gaining rapidly in popularity (Photo: Volvo Cars) Automakers are having a tough time competing with the mobile phone industry when it comes to in-car infotainment. According to a new study by market researchers J.D. Power, consumers generally prefer ...

  • thrun.automotiveIT
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    The $100 million question

    2018-06-25T13:30:00Z

    Ex-Google autonomous driving expert, Sebastian Thrun, sees big opportunities in autonomous driving, and a narrowing gap between tech disruptors and established OEMs.

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    Volkswagen reports successful simulation using quantum computing

    2018-06-11T17:39:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has used a quantum computer to successfully simulate molecules such as lithium-hydrogen and carbon chains, and says that this is an important step in developing batteries for electric vehicles. It is now to move onto simulating more complex chemical compounds, with the aim of ...

  • waymo.automotiveIT
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    Waymo to buy an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas

    2018-05-31T20:04:12Z

    Waymo already operates 600 driverless Chrysler Pacificas (Photo: Waymo) Waymo will buy an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as the Google affiliate ramps up its driverless transportation service. The first of the new batch of Pacificas will be delivered later this year. FCA said in ...

  • 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 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler teams up with Google in quantum computing

    2018-03-20T16:54:00Z

    A quantum computing chip developed by Google (Photo: Daimler) Daimler struck a research alliance with Google to look into the potential of quantum computing to solve complex mobility problems. The German premium car group said current generations of computers and server systems are reaching capacity limits ...

  • Honda.automotiveIT
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    Honda in talks with Google's Waymo

    2016-12-22T18:01:51Z

    Honda unveiled an autonomous development vehicle in May (Photo: Honda) (Bloomberg) --Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it is talking to Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., to try to strike a deal that would put its self-driving technology into some of the Japanese automaker’s cars. ...

  • naias.automotiveIT
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    Detroit Auto Show

    2016-12-06T17:17:40Z

    In 2017, the Detroit Auto Show is adding another day to the events schedule, focusing on new mobility and high-tech startups. The show, which holds two press days Monday, January 9, will open its Automobili-D exhibition on Sunday, January 8. The show will feature displays from 50 global startups that ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list

    2016-10-10T14:25:53Z

    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 ...