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    Twelve important things we learned from Automobility 2018 in Los Angeles

    2018-12-07T13:04:00Z

    The top trends to emerge for automotive and mobility technology from a key conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: Has California's high-tech scene reached its peak?

    2018-07-26T16:46:00Z

    Rising costs, concerns over cyber security, and emerging innovation hubs may eventually limit how much automotive companies grow and invest in northern California.

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: IT talent is in high demand

    2018-07-19T11:29:00Z

    Automakers use their Silicon Valley offices to stay ahead of the curve in high-tech innovation. The local automotive centers are playing a bigger role in car companies’ investment and technology strategies. And, as they grow, they need to attract more highly qualified staff.

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: From San Francisco to Detroit - and back

    2018-06-27T14:44:00Z

    As the relationship between Detroit and Silicon Valley matures, automotive manufacturers are increasingly connecting IT projects out west to their global operations.

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: A new role for tech and IT offices

    2018-06-19T16:09:00Z

    Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R D centers.

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    Inside Silicon Valley: Ford innovation center in Palo Alto

    2018-05-16T09:13:00Z

    Dragos Muciuca, technical leader of Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, talks about how the innovation office is expanding and influencing Ford’s R D globally.

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    SF Motors to open new Californian R&D center

    2018-04-27T11:17:27Z

    Trial production of the SF5 (pictured) and SF7 will start later this year (Image: SF Motors) SF Motors is to add a new research and development facility in Milpitas, California, to bolster its ties with tech talent and suppliers in Silicon Valley. This will be at the new McCarthy ...

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors joins Plug and Play ecosystem

    2018-04-19T15:05:40Z

    Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO, Plug and Play [Image: Plug and Play] Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has joined the Plug and Play innovation platform, which describes itself as ‘Silicon Valley in a box’: its network brings together start-ups, investors, corporations and key stakeholders. Specific benefits for YFAI will be ...

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    Bosch opens new Sunnyvale research center

    2018-04-09T17:25:35Z

    Bosch's new Sunnyvale research center can accommodate up to 300 people (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new 104,000 square-foot Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Sunnyvale, California, in a move to further strengthen the German automotive supplier group's ties with the regional high-tech industry. Bosch said the ...

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    Schaeffler opens Silicon Valley office

    2018-03-20T18:50:43Z

    Schaeffler has opened an office in Silicon Valley, hoping to foster tighter relationships with the regional high-tech industry as the auto industry changes. The large German automotive supplier said the San Jose office will work with start-ups and other technology partners to improve existing products and define and develop new ...

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    Driverless-car start-up Aurora raises 90 million dlrs

    2018-03-04T10:09:10Z

    Aurora delivers a suite of autonomous driving technologies to automakers (Photo: Aurora) Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s ...

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    At Continental, Lenninger takes over Intelligent Transport

    2016-12-06T14:00:31Z

    Continental is expanding its new mobility and intelligent transport business (Photo: Continental) Ralf Lenninger has taken over as head of Continental’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business, succeeding Seval Oz, a high-profile former Google executive the German automotive supplier recruited in 2014. Oz has now left the company. Lenninger, previously ...

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    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles

    2016-08-22T11:46:35Z

    Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, Fields says (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups ...

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    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader

    2016-06-07T11:48:01Z

    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state ...

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    Future connected cars USA - Santa Clara

    2016-04-15T14:28:45Z

    Future connected cars USA, a conference on the connectivity revolution in the car industry, will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 10-12. The conference theme is "Maximizing revenues from future technologies and anticipating industry disruption." The three-day event will feature sessions on autonomous drive, building partnerships to ...

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    Volkswagen CEO: Europe should lead in new mobility

    2016-01-26T13:18:37Z

    VW's Mueller talks to reporters at the Detroit auto show (Photo: VW) Europe should take the lead in developing new mobility and "not leave the playing field to Silicon Valley," Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said. In a speech at the New Year's reception of the European auto industry ...

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    Kienbaum consultant: Automotive culture change is key

    2015-12-16T15:20:40Z

    Dirk Seiferth (Photo: Kienbaum) Non-traditional players are increasingly moving into the automotive space and, to counter this competitive threat, carmakers will, to some extent, have to become more like IT companies. Dirk Seiferth, partner at Kienbaum Management Consultants talks to automotiveIT about data labs, time-to-market and the impact of ...

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    Toyota plans massive artificial-intelligence investment

    2015-11-06T18:33:54Z

    Gill Pratt joined Toyota earlier this year. He previously was a robotics program manager at DARPA, a US Defense Department agency (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor is investing 1 billion dlrs over the next five years in artificial intelligence and robotics, underscoring how the automotive industry's corporate priorities are changing. ...

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    Continental hires Google exec for new Silicon Valley unit

    2014-08-18T16:46:43Z

    Former Google executive Seval Oz will head Continental's new Silicon Valley unit (Photo: Continental Continental is setting up a beachhead in Silicon Valley, in a move to make sure it is part of a growing automotive and IT community in California mapping out the future of personal transportation. The ...

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    Renault, Nissan open new advanced research center in Silicon Valley

    2013-02-22T16:13:22Z

    The new r&d center will focus on autonomous driving and connected vehicles(Photo: Nissan) Renault and Nissan opened a new advanced research center that will specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars. The center, which is located in California's Silicon Valley, will focus on three initial projects: the development of ...