silicon valley

  • Aurora.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • continental.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • future connected cars.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • kienbaum.automotiveIT
    Feature

    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 ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    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. ...

  • continental.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • NISSAN.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...