Startups & Venturing

  • CES.automotiveIT
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    “Get ready for the data age”

    2018-10-05T10:42:00Z

    Next January’s CES will underscore the growing importance of data for the automotive industry and other business sectors, executives of the US Consumer Technology Association (CTA) say.

  • Cloud Providers Global Market Share Q4 2017
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    Why Volkswagen’s cloud deal with Microsoft is good for both partners

    2018-10-02T11:26:00Z

    In the IT world the battle for the cloud will decide who rules enterprise computing for the foreseeable future. It’s a battle that has already been disrupted by the entry of Amazon, a company that was never analysed or structured as a traditional IT player.

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    VW Brazil launches new logistics portal, 20 services available from the cloud

    2018-09-28T17:38:18Z

    Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ...

  • audiVRtraining
    Article

    Audi wins Red Dot and German design awards for digital planning tool, implements Virtual Reality Software Development Kit and applications will be rolled out into wider VW Group

    2018-09-27T17:16:23Z

    Audi digital planning assistant recognised with Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award NewAudi SDK developed in partnership with Munich start-up Innoactive SDK to be integrated by the end of 2018 into wider Volkswagen Group VR platform, the Digital Reality Hub Audi has won a ...

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    Denso invests further in ThinCI for semiconductors, deep learning and vision processing

    2018-09-14T13:20:44Z

    Image: Denso Denso Corporation, via its NSITEXE subsidiary, is investing further in AI hardware start-up ThinCI to accelerate commercialization of semiconductors with deep learning capabilities. ThinCI, based in El Dorado Hills, California, is said to be in the final phase of developing an adaptable series of hardware platforms and ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    In new Ford Edge, AI switches AWD on and off

    2018-09-12T14:45:15Z

    Ford showed a performance version of the 2019 Ford Edge at the Detroit Auto Show in January (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor's new Ford Edge is counting on artificial intelligence to optimize traction settings, improve handling and save fuel. The carmaker said its 2019 Ford Edge SUV will have both ...

  • blickfeld.automotiveIT
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    Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision

    2018-08-30T10:56:28Z

    Blickfeld says its lidar systems, which use off-the shelf components, will be cheaper and better (Image: Blickfeld) Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and weight, the Munich-based startup hopes to play an important role in speeding ...

  • AI.automotiveIT
    Article

    Powertrain development gets help from AI

    2018-08-30T10:43:21Z

    In a newly formed research lab,artificial intelligence is training neural networks. The researchers see major benefits in the development of electric powertrains. Powertrain developers see challenging times ahead. Even today, they are not just designing a gasoline or diesel engine to deliver the best possible performance and efficiency. They are ...

  • pwc.automotiveIT
    Article

    PwC: Blockchain in focus at most companies

    2018-08-29T19:02:00Z

    (Image: IBM) Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi CIO: “Agility is a powerful tool, but it is no panacea”

    2018-08-27T13:15:00Z

    Audi CIO Loydl sees speed of implementation as a key issue for the carmaker (Photo: Claus Dick) Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. ...