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.
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.
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.