• google.automotiveIT

    Google takes stake in German artificial intelligence think tank


    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. ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project


    Many requirements need to be met for autonomous driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed at speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars "in which ...

  • tu clausthal.automotiveIT

    App prototype provides wrong-direction alert


    The wrong-way-driver alert uses car-to-x technologies for its warnings(Photo: Technical University Clausthal) Each year there are roughly 1,800 reports of drivers heading the wrong way on Germany's autobahn network. When this leads to accidents, they are often serious. One in six people involved in a resulting collision is killed. ...

  • bmw i3.automotiveIT

    BMW to conduct future mobility research in Singapore


    The electric BMW i3 city vehicle will be launched later this year (Photo: BMW) BMW has teamed up with Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to conduct research on future transportation technologies. The collaboration will focus on advanced battery materials for electric vehicles, human machine interfaces and mobility patterns and ...

  • tomtom via.automotiveIT

    PND shipments seen falling as alternatives find favor


    As PND sales slumped, navigation specialist TomTom's revenue dropped 17 pc in 2012 (Photo: TomTom) Sales of personal navigation devices (PNDs) are set to decline sharply in coming years as consumers opt for alternatives, according to a report by Berg Insight. The analysts predicted that PND sales will fall ...

  • Lexus.CES.automotiveIT

    CES: Lexus research vehicle has next-gen driver assistance


    Lexus has equipped the research vehicle with a broad array of sensors (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS -- A research vehicle based on the Lexus LS showed the direction safety technologies are likely to take in coming years, Toyota said. The Japanese carmaker showed a vehicle that is equipped ...

  • volvo v40.china.automotiveIT

    China-Sweden research center opened in Beijing


    Volvo's knee airbag, seen here in the V40 Cross Country, underscores the carmaker's push for better safety features (Photo: Volvo) Representatives of Volvo Cars, the truck maker Volvo and universities in Gothenburg and Shanghai attended the official inauguration of the China-Sweden Research Center for Traffic Safety in Beijing this ...

  • Audi F12

    Audi completes e-platform research project


    Audi's F12 research vehicle looks like an electric version of the R8 (Photo: Audi) Audi said it has completed a three-year research project designed to build a technology platform for electric mobility. The German premium car maker said the platform's modules can now be used in a variety of ...

  • ibm africa.automotiveIT

    IBM opens research lab in Nairobi


    IBM’s Nairobi research lab will look at ways to improve transportation infrastructure (Photo: IBM) IBM is opening its first African research lab in Nairobi, where it will focus specifically on the problems and issues facing the continent. The US-based IT services group said the facility in the Kenyan capital will ...

  • daimler spotlight.automotiveIT

    Hanover researchers work on better headlights


    Intelligent lighting systems could adjust beams automatically (Photo: Daimler) Researchers at Leibniz University in Hanover are developing a new automotive lighting system that gives drivers a clearer view of the road and makes their car more visible at night. The researchers, who work in the university's Institute of Product Development, ...