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ZF, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform

2019-09-18T09:59:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform.

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Ford sells Canvas vehicle subscription service

2019-09-13T05:51:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor is selling Canvas as the carmaker reassesses the business case for vehicle subscription services.

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Mercedes-Benz opens up to outside software developers

2019-09-12T09:56:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Mercedes-Benz will give outside developers a software development kit (SDK) to make it easier for them to program new apps for the Mercedes me platform.

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Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

2019-09-10T00:01:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its technology landscape. 

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GM to rely more on Google for infotainment features

2019-09-06T08:46:00+01:00

General Motors is integrating a range of Google applications into its cars, as customers want seamless integration between in-car infotainment and the devices they use at home and in the office.

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

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Former Byton chief Breitfeld becomes CEO of Faraday Future

2019-09-05T10:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Former Byton CEO Carsten Breitfeld has been appointed global chief executive of Los Angeles-based Faraday Future (FF), strengthening the management ranks of the Chinese-owned electric-vehicle company and potentially improving its chances of bringing to market its flagship FF 91 model.

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VW invests in holographic technology

2019-08-30T13:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group has taken a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a company that specializes in holographic display technology. The move will allow the German automaker to further develop 3D imagery to be used in in-car displays.

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Toyota, Pony.ai embark on autonomous driving pilot

2019-08-30T07:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota Motor and China’s Pony.ai will work together on an autonomous driving pilot project to accelerate technology deployment and get more driverless cars on the road sooner.

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Great Wall selects Germany’s Ibeo as lidar supplier

2019-08-29T17:32:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.

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New dates for Go Innovate! Live conference in December where GM, Ford, BMW, Honda and FCA will speak on changing IT for automotive

2019-08-22T15:40:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

The inaugural automotiveIT International Go Innovate! Live conference has changed dates and will now be held this December 3-5th in Detroit. The event will now see speakers from General Motors, Honda, BMW and Daimler joining Ford, Bosch, Visteon, Inteva and others.

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Magna opens new plant for cameras, robotics R&D center

2019-08-20T21:12:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Magna has opened a new electronics manufacturing plant in Michigan that will increase production of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), especially in cameras and components to support vision-based driving systems.

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Connected-car business models pose security risks

2019-08-07T08:43:00+01:00By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Data from connected cars offer ample opportunity to develop new business models. But, to be successful, the auto industry needs to make sure the data sent from and received by tomorrow’s vehicles are safe and secure.

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Porsche Digital opens 2nd North American location with offices at Atlanta headquarters

2019-08-02T15:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Porsche Digital, the premium vehicle manufacturer’s customer and UX innovation division, has opened an office in Atlanta at the headquarters of its North American division, its second US location after Silicon Valley

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Avis to use Otonomo platform to deploy connected-car data

2019-08-02T08:24:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Avis Budget Group (ABG) said it will use the Otonomo platform to provide data from its fleet of connected cars to service providers and other partners.

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LexisNexis sees usage-based insurance growth for connected cars; signs new deal with Fiat Chrysler

2019-08-01T14:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

With most new cars set to feature some form of connectivity, there is a big opportunity in usage-based insurance (UBI), which is likely to grow sharply in coming years. Paul Stacy, automotive development director for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, explains why following a new deal in which Fiat Chrysler vehicles will connect to the LexisNexis telematics platform in Europe.

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Edge computing set for strong growth in automotive industry

2019-07-29T13:31:00+01:00By Harald Weiss

Whether in manufacturing operations or in the vehicles themselves, edge computing is conquering the IT infrastructure at every car company. Providers have taken note – and are already battling it out for air superiority.

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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.

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Karl-Thomas Neumann to leave Canoo EV startup

2019-07-18T16:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Karl-Thomas Neumann is leaving the management team of Canoo, the electric vehicle startup previously known as Evelozcity.

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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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