CES 2020: Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?
Should automotive manufacturers and the supply chain fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?
Tearing profits apart: how tier 1 automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins
The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s, including the key role they will play in automotive design and R&D
Mercedes-Benz Formula E team to deploy SAP software
The Mercedes-Benz Formula E racing team will use the SAP Hana platform and other SAP software as it prepares for the first all-electric race of the season November 22 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the German business software group said.
BearingPoint survey: Skepticism about new mobility remains high
Many people would welcome a future of shared mobility, electric and autonomous vehicles and deliveries by drone, but most don’t believe they will see it anytime soon.
EV design: must form follow function or could design electrify consumers?
With growth in electrified powertrains set to soar, OEMs have more opportunities to showcase EVs’ unique design possibilities, and use them to win over hearts and minds on the road to electrification
ZF Friedrichshafen joins European MaaS alliance
ZF Friedrichshafen has joined the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance, a European platform that is working to foster a new ecosystem of public and private transport services.
Continental sees key role for its in-car application server in VW’s new range of electric vehicles
Volkswagen’s ID. models, which will form the heart of the carmaker’s electrification strategy, will feature Continental’s ICAS1 in-car application server to provide the computing power for the cars’ functional domains.
BMW takes lead in consortium for smart-grid vehicle charging
BMW will lead a consortium that is developing bidirectional charge management (BCM), a means to intelligently integrate electric vehicles into the energy system.
Faurecia partners with Aptoide for automotive apps
Faurecia has entered into a joint venture with Aptoide to develop and offer apps for automotive applications.
Skoda deploys supercomputer for simulation and development
Skoda has deployed a new supercomputer that will allow it to conduct more powerful aerodynamics simulations and develop new safety features and engines.
Volkswagen launches quantum-computing pilot for Lisbon traffic optimization
Volkswagen Group has launched a pilot project in Lisbon that uses quantum computing to optimize traffic in Portugal’s capital city.
ZF collaborates with Israeli tech companies to boost AI competence
ZF Friedrichshafen is strengthening its artificial intelligence (AI) competence by cooperating with two Israeli tech companies, Cognata and OptimalPlus.
Hyundai Mobis invests in Velodyne Lidar
Hyundai Mobis will invest $50 million in Velodyne Lidar to speed up the mass production of lidar systems for level 3 automated driving.
From Hyundai, a smart cruise control system that can learn
Hyundai Motor is developing a smart cruise control system that can learn a driver’s behavior and create a customized self-driving experience.
Renault conducts autonomous car service trial in Paris, plans route with Waymo
Renault is conducting a test in Paris of an on-demand car service using two autonomous electric vehicles. The French carmaker is also teaming up with driverless-car specialist Waymo to explore the possibility of driverless transportation to and from the main Paris airport.
Volvo Group invests in Israeli cyber security firm, establishes separate autonomous-transport division
Volvo Group said its venture capital arm has invested in Israeli automotive cybersecurity specialist Upstream Security. It also announced that it would form a dedicated new business arm for autonomous vehicles.
CIO Klaus Straub leaves BMW
Klaus Straub, CIO of BMW has left the company, the German premium car maker confirmed Thursday.
BMW executive: German automakers opt for steady, profitable growth in mobility services
It’s been less than a year since archrivals BMW and Daimler received the regulatory approvals needed to merge their mobility services into a new jointly owned company and the two German premium car groups are moving steadily ahead with plans to develop revenue streams that can, one day, offset expected declines in traditional new-car sales.
At Renault, ‘Mobility as an Industry’ is a new business unit
Renault, acknowledging the transformation of the automotive industry, will bundle all its mobility activities in a new operating subsidiary called ‘Mobility as an Industry (MAI).’
Fujitsu to launch platform for automotive big data use
Fujitsu plans to launch a platform specifically designed to quickly process large volumes of data from connected cars.