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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 ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
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    Point of view: Apple and the car

    2016-09-27T12:02:01Z

    Apple's automotive aspirations could soon move beyond the CarPlay interface (Photo: Apple) By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker ...

  • google.automotiveIT
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    Google is preferred employer for European graduates

    2016-08-15T08:37:12Z

    Google and other high-tech companies are popular  with graduates (Photo: Google) Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities' engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen ...

  • fca.automotiveIT
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    Fiat Chrysler, Google cooperate on self-driving cars

    2016-05-04T10:25:30Z

    The new Chrysler Pacifica minivan will joint Google's test program (Photo: FCA) Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google will jointly test self-driving vehicles, allowing the US-Italian carmaker to catch up in an area where it has been seen to be lagging competitors. FCA said Google's self-driving test program will later ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW appoints former Google manager to digitalization post

    2016-03-07T15:32:59Z

    Jens Monsees is BMW's new head of digitalization BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position of vice-president digital strategy, according to the former Google manager's LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google's industry leader automotive ...

  • google.automotiveIT
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    Study: 20 million autonomous cars by 2025

    2015-12-02T11:18:41Z

    Juniper says Google is the most promising player in driverless cars (Photo: Google) There will be almost 20 million fully autonomous or self-driving vehicles on the world's roads by 2025, according to a new study. The outlook, which adheres to the more optimistic scenarios of some automakers, was presented ...

  • google.automotiveIT
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    Google takes stake in German artificial intelligence think tank

    2015-10-15T19:11:03Z

    Google hopes to use some products and services developed by German researchers  (Photo: DFKI) Google has acquired a shareholding in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The institute said the move will make it easier to transfer the results of research activities to business and society. ...

  • ihs.infotainment.automotiveIT
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    Sharp growth seen for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

    2015-04-22T10:42:48Z

    The survey shows that car radio continues to be one of the most popular infotainment features (Photo:GM) Apple and Google are set to take a sharply bigger chunk of the automotive connectivity market in the next five years, according to a study by market researchers IHS Automotive. The report ...

  • vestager.google.automotiveIT
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    EU formally accuses Google of abusing strong market position

    2015-04-15T13:38:03Z

    EU Commissioner Vestager moves to counter possible "anticompetitive constraints" (Photo: EU) The European Commission sent a so-called "Statement of Objections" to Google, alleging that the technology company has abused its dominant market position in internet searches. The executive arm of the 28-nation bloc has also formally opened an antitrust ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW's Winterkorn welcomes Apple's, Google's interest in car industry

    2015-03-03T11:06:18Z

    Winterkorn, seen here testing a new manufacturing tool, is an engineer by training (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said plans by consumer electronics companies to get more actively involved in the car industry may have a positive effect on car sales to a younger generation of consumers. ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler still expects to join Google automotive alliance this year

    2015-03-02T11:03:45Z

    Weber cites "intensive" discussions with Google over data privacy (Photo: Daimler) Daimler expects to join Google's Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) this year, as discussions between the German premium car maker and the internet company over automotive data continue. "We will bring Google Auto into the car,  but we ...