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Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

2019-05-29T10:43:00+01:00By Jonathan Ward

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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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At Jaguar Land Rover, detecting the driver’s mood is next frontier

2019-07-11T08:06:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing whether artificial intelligence (AI) can automatically adapt the in-car environment to a driver’s mood.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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Volkswagen brand officially gets its own CIO

2019-07-05T09:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Volkswagen brand is officially getting its own CIO as the VW Group puts in place a comprehensive reorganization of its IT operations.

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Porsche CIO: “Coming out with the perfect product idea isn’t always the main issue”

2019-06-28T08:27:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich, who headed IT at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand Audi until last year, wants to make digital transformation an emotional and passionate mission at the carmaker. He talks to automotiveIT about new business models, artificial intelligence and the need to invest in IT modernization.

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Watch: Nissan brings the invisible into focus

2019-06-26T08:16:00+01:00

Nissan recently demonstrated how it can use the cloud and sensor technology to help drivers anticipate what might be ahead on the road.

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Watch: Christian Senger on VW’s in-house software push

2019-06-19T13:39:00+01:00

The carmaker is looking to increase its in-house software development to 60% by 2025 – and to establish a common software platform across all group vehicles.

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Volkswagen opens carbon neutral data center for vehicle development in Norway

2019-06-19T13:12:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The outsourced center, the carmaker’s second in the Nordics, will use renewable energy sources to process vehicle and crash simulations.

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Volkswagen creates in-house software unit to standardize group vehicle features

2019-06-19T13:07:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Volkswagen Group is planning a significant increase in its in-house software development for vehicles and vehicle-related services through the creation of new software unit, “Car.Software”, led by Christian Senger (pictured).

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Volvo Trucks teams up with Nvidia for autonomous commercial vehicles

2019-06-18T19:34:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volvo Group signed an agreement with Nvidia to jointly develop technology for self-driving commercial vehicles.

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Volkswagen to invest €4 billion in IT systems and digital staff, while eliminating unproductive jobs

2019-06-05T13:34:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The group has committed to modernising IT systems and increasing digital skills as part of a plan that could eventually shed thousands of roles across the Volkswagen brand and component divisions.

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Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

2019-05-29T10:43:00+01:00By Jonathan Ward

In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of innovation in areas like machine learning and cyber security – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools.

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Watch: How Faurecia invests in startups

2019-05-28T23:37:00+01:00

Faurecia Ventures is the company’s corporate venturing division, searching out next generation digital and mobility technology.

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Watch: GM's secure new EV architecture

2019-05-24T20:25:00+01:00

The carmaker’s has unveiled a new architecture to handle the compute power and connectivity requirements of future electic and connected vehicles.

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Audi the latest to expand use of virtual reality at dealerships and service bays

2019-05-22T14:31:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Audi’s use of virtual-reality and augmented-reality tools to train technicians to work on electric vehicles is pointing the way towards a wider use of the technology across dealerships, sales channels and the aftermarket.

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Porsche acquires majority in software company Cetitec

2019-05-09T12:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in German software company Cetitec. The sports car maker said the move acknowledges the growing importance and complexity of software and electronics in vehicles.

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Renault and partners in pact with Plug and Play China

2019-05-09T10:49:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault and its alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi are strengthening their commitment to invest in innovative companies in China.

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Study: Many companies not ready for comprehensive PLM approach

2019-05-08T08:59:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

To boost their competitiveness, companies are increasingly trying to digitally manage the entire lifecycle of their products.

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At PSA, new top execs for quality, engineering, R&D

2019-04-29T10:04:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Nicolas Morel and Carla Gohin (pictured) are taking over top roles as Gilles Le Borgne steps down as CTO.

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