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    Hyundai Autron calls on Wind River for safety-critical IoT software

    2018-09-05T08:00:05Z

    Image: Hyundai Autron Hyundai Autron has selected Wind River of Alameda, California, to collaborate on safety-critical IoT software for autonomous vehicles. Intellectual property from both companies will be used to create a platform to integrate features such as advanced sensing, ethernet-based communication, and artificial intelligence applications. Wind River describes ...

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    VW acquires minority stake in autonomous-drive software company

    2018-08-29T18:18:32Z

    Volkswagen unveiled its first self-driving vehicle, the Sedric concept, in 2017 (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority stake in eastern German software startup FDTech, in a bid to strengthen its expertise in autonomous-driving technologies. FDTech, which was established in 2017, develops software for automated driving and for ...

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    Luxoft buys Objective Software GmbH, specialists in autonomous and connected mobility

    2018-08-13T09:36:23Z

    Image: Objective Software Luxoft, a global IT service provider based in Zug, Switzerland, has acquired Objective Software GmbH, a 20-year-old consultancy with its headquarters in Munich, Germany plus offices in Turin, Italy; Luxembourg; and Wroclaw, Poland. Objective specializes in software development for the automotive industry, with a focus on ...

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    GM using Autodesk software, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

    2018-05-09T12:47:30Z

    3D-printed seat bracket Image: GM General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can ...

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    At Ford, a customizable drone development platform

    2018-03-19T12:54:51Z

    Ford's platform lets developers test how drones and vehicles could work together (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has built a development platform aimed at guiding along the use of drones in a variety of settings. The carmaker said the customizable lets it test how drones and vehicles could work ...

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    At Toyota, a new software development unit for automated driving

    2018-03-04T11:38:52Z

    Toyota's e-Palette, unveiled at CES 2018, is a concept for a multi-functional autonomous vehicle (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor, in a new venture, will step up its development efforts in the area of software for automated driving. The Japanese automaker said its Toyota Research Institute will form a new company ...

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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford

    2016-11-01T14:30:11Z

    Laura Merling (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor said Laura Merling, a Silicon Valley based technology executive, will lead the commercialization of the autonomous vehicles it plans to introduce from 2021 onwards. Merling, who has worked at a range of technology companies in the course of her career, will become ...

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    CES: Toyota steps up connected-car technology

    2016-01-05T02:14:56Z

    Toyota wants to improve maps with data from camera-equipped production cars (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world's biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that ...

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    In Germany, a shortage of IT experts is growing

    2015-09-30T18:16:47Z

    Software experts are particularly in demand, Bitkom says (Photo: Petra Bork/pixelio.de) Germany's shortage of IT professionals is growing, as Europe's largest economy continues to digitalize its industrial base. Companies are looking for 43,000 IT specialists, up 5 pc from a year earlier, according to a study by Bitkom, Germany's ...

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    Fiat Chrysler acts on hacking report, recalls 1.4 million cars

    2015-07-26T18:35:53Z

    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is among the vehicles getting a software update (Photo: Jeep) Fiat Chrysler (FCA) recalled 1.4 million vehicles in the US following a report on the wired.com web site that two hackers had successfully manipulated the in-car systems of a Jeep Cherokee. FCA said the voluntary ...

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    In software move, Continental to acquire Elektrobit Automotive

    2015-05-22T11:09:13Z

    With the acquisition of Elektrobit, Continental hopes to boost its sofware development expertise (Photo: Continental) Continental is acquiring the automotive business of Finish wireless and electronics group Elektrobit, underlining the growing importance of software for tomorrow's vehicles. Continental said that, subject to antitrust approval, it will pay 600 million ...

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    SAP invests in Africa

    2014-09-03T14:50:38Z

    SAP executive Enslin says now is the time to invest in Africa (Photo: SAP) SAP plans to invest as much as 500 million dlrs in Africa through 2020 in a bid to help the continent accelerate growth in its biggest economies. The business software maker's focus is on South ...

  • preactor.siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens acquires production planning specialist Preactor

    2013-06-05T10:49:18Z

    Sri Lankan tire maker DSI uses Preactor software to schedule production across several sites (Photo: Preactor) Siemens has acquired production software specialist Preactor, as the German group continues to expand its offering of industry software. Preactor is a UK based maker of production planning and scheduling software. Its advanced ...

  • Siemens NX.automotiveIT
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    Siemens PLM unveils latest version of NX software

    2012-09-12T11:04:34Z

    Siemens promises faster solutions with the latest version of its NX software (Photo: Siemens) Siemens PLM has released the latest version of its NX CAD/CAM software package, claiming the product will provide more flexibility and reduce time to market for the products it will help design and engineer. The Germany-based ...

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    Genivi All Member Meeting - Paris

    2012-04-18T14:54:00Z

    Genivi will hold its annual member meeting at Disneyland outside Paris April 24-27, with more than 500 participants scheduled to attend. The alliance, whose goal is to develop cross-industry software standards for the development of in-vehicle infotainment, groups automakers, automotive suppliers, telematics and mobile phone companies. Speaking at a Telematics ...

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    1,500 software engineers wanted at Germany's Continental

    2012-03-16T20:02:30Z

    Continental expects the connected car to generate additional programming demands (Photo: Continental) Continental is looking to add about 1,500 new software developers to its global workforce in a bid to stay competitive with products that rely ever more on sophisticated IT components. The German automotive supplier group, one of the ...

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    Worker motivation software takes broad view

    2012-02-02T17:05:42Z

    A German institute has developed software that can help companies deploy a more sophisticated worker-incentive program. The Institute for Integrated Production (IPH), which belongs to Hanover's Leibniz University, teamed up with partners from industry to develop the software, which aims to not just reward workers for productivity, but also takes ...

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    PTC's MKS Integrity gets key approval from Germany's TUEV

    2011-08-08T12:48:46Z

    PTC acquired MKS, the maker of MKS Integrity, in May (Photo: MKS) TUEV SUED has given its stamp of approval to PTC's MKS Integrity software. The certification by the German technical standards company means PTC's lifecycle management solution will make it easier for car manufacturers to comply with a key ...

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    Managed security is a growth area in Cloud-based services

    2011-05-30T08:22:54Z

    The Cloud can work especially well in the provision of security services (Photo: IBM) Experts say managed security is a major growth area for Cloud-based services. "We estimate that through 2015 half of all e-mail security products will be used in SaaS form," said Ruggero Contu, principal research analyst at ...

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    MHP launches new version of AddOn Translation Manager

    2011-05-02T18:05:48Z

    Process and IT consultant Mieschke, Hofmann und Partner (MHP) has launched a new version of its SAP-based AddOn Translation Manager. The software tool captures all terms that have been stored in a system and exportsthem to an Excel file. Standard Fit/Gap analysis, which is used to evaluate parts of business ...