Latest Startups & Venturing – Page 5

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    VW Brazil launches new logistics portal, 20 services available from the cloud

    2018-09-28T17:38:18Z

    Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ...

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    Audi wins Red Dot and German design awards for digital planning tool, implements Virtual Reality Software Development Kit and applications will be rolled out into wider VW Group

    2018-09-27T17:16:23Z

    Audi digital planning assistant recognised with Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award NewAudi SDK developed in partnership with Munich start-up Innoactive SDK to be integrated by the end of 2018 into wider Volkswagen Group VR platform, the Digital Reality Hub Audi has won a ...

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    Denso invests further in ThinCI for semiconductors, deep learning and vision processing

    2018-09-14T13:20:44Z

    Image: Denso Denso Corporation, via its NSITEXE subsidiary, is investing further in AI hardware start-up ThinCI to accelerate commercialization of semiconductors with deep learning capabilities. ThinCI, based in El Dorado Hills, California, is said to be in the final phase of developing an adaptable series of hardware platforms and ...

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    In new Ford Edge, AI switches AWD on and off

    2018-09-12T14:45:15Z

    Ford showed a performance version of the 2019 Ford Edge at the Detroit Auto Show in January (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor's new Ford Edge is counting on artificial intelligence to optimize traction settings, improve handling and save fuel. The carmaker said its 2019 Ford Edge SUV will have both ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Audi CIO: “Agility is a powerful tool, but it is no panacea”

    2018-08-27T13:15:00Z

    Audi CIO Loydl sees speed of implementation as a key issue for the carmaker (Photo: Claus Dick) Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. ...

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    Hyundai Mobis invests in StradVision, aims for self-learning AI cameras by 2020

    2018-08-23T13:13:04Z

    Image: StradVision Hyundai Mobis has invested 8 billion Korean won (around $7,130,000) in StradVision, a Korean firm specialising in deep learning-based image detection using artificial neural networks. The co-operation will develop advanced camera detection technologies for self-driving systems, with a view to launching a self-learning, artificial intelligence camera by ...

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    Sopra Steria report: Companies don't yet benefit enough from data

    2018-08-21T12:25:00Z

    The consultants say companies need to create conditions to to get more value out of data Companies don t yet reap sufficient benefits from the growing availability of data, according to a new survey. A study by Sopra Steria Consulting, which polled companies in German speaking ...

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    Roland Berger study: Bike sharing has "enormous" potential

    2018-08-21T12:01:00Z

    Bike sharing is catching on worldwide, particularly in China (Photo: Ford Motor) As alternatives to traditional urban transport gain traction, bike sharing schemes are growing 20 pc a year, according to a new report by Roland Berger. The consultants project that the global market for bike ...

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    “The human being continues to be at the center of Industry 4.0”

    2018-08-13T14:09:00Z

    Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and inventor of the term ‘Industry 4.0’, talks about how artificial intelligence is changing the automotive industry.

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    Samsung launches major investments to become global tech leader

    2018-08-08T15:23:55Z

    Samsung plans to invest heavily in AI, 5G and other new technologies (Photo: Samsung) Samsung plans to invest $22.3 billion over the next three years in areas such as artificial intelligence, 5G communication, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals. Overall investments, aimed at making the Korean electronics conglomerate a global ...

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    Magneti Marelli agrees to buy perception software start-up SmartMeUp

    2018-08-03T14:02:08Z

    Image: Magneti Marelli Magneti Marelli, part of the FCA Group, has signed an agreement to buy SmartMeUp, a French start-up developing perception software for autonomous driving, smart cities and safety technologies. The agreement sets out the acquisition of 100pc of SmartMeUp shares, and the purchase is expected to take ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: Has California's high-tech scene reached its peak?

    2018-07-26T16:46:00Z

    Rising costs, concerns over cyber security, and emerging innovation hubs may eventually limit how much automotive companies grow and invest in northern California.

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    Faraday Future joins Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

    2018-07-26T16:28:03Z

    Image: Faraday Future Faraday Future has joined MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative , a consortium which already includes ZF, Ford, Denso, Groupe Renault, BMW, GM, IBM, Bosch, Accenture and Context Labs. The initiative is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology for application in a digital mobility ecosystem, using ...

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    Faurecia invests in SubPac for immersive audio experience

    2018-07-24T18:36:00Z

    Faurecia Ventures has made an investment in audio firm SubPac, which has developed an acoustic experience to “capture the physical dimension of sound”.

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    Denso joins Plug and Play, HDBaseT Alliance

    2018-07-20T09:58:44Z

    Image: Denso Denso has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, and will work with its network of start-ups to accelerate developments in connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification. Plug and Play is now operating in 26 global locations, connecting start-ups and industry stakeholders; Plug and Play Japan ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: IT talent is in high demand

    2018-07-19T11:29:00Z

    Automakers use their Silicon Valley offices to stay ahead of the curve in high-tech innovation. The local automotive centers are playing a bigger role in car companies’ investment and technology strategies. And, as they grow, they need to attract more highly qualified staff.

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    TuSimple CTO has a vision of driverless trucks

    2018-07-05T11:30:53Z

    TuSimple Co-founder and CTO Xiaodi Hou: “What kills people are AV accidents caused by bad implementation” (Photo: TuSimple) With offices in Beijing and San Diego, TuSimple LLC is developing a full stack software solution for autonomous trucks using computer vision algorithms, millimeter radars and 3D HD mapping technology. In ...