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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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    TuSimple CTO has a vision of driverless trucks

    2018-07-05T11:30:53Z

    TuSimple Co-founder and CTO Xiaodi Hou: “What kills people are AV accidents caused by bad implementation” (Photo: TuSimple) With offices in Beijing and San Diego, TuSimple LLC is developing a full stack software solution for autonomous trucks using computer vision algorithms, millimeter radars and 3D HD mapping technology. In ...

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    Hyundai partners with V2X chipset maker

    2018-07-04T15:45:12Z

    Hyundai is one of the main sponsors of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament (Image: Hyundai) Hyundai Motor has teamed up with Autotalks, a company that plans to develop the next generation chipset for connected cars. The Korean carmaker said that, through its investment in Autotalks, it hopes to ...

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    AI set to give boost to automotive manufacturing and logistics

    2018-06-29T09:45:00Z

    Experts say artificial intelligence (AI) can add tremendous value, but automakers should, in particular, look at production and logistics. In these areas, they say, efficiency boosts and cost savings can be realized in a relatively short period of time.

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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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    Faurecia CIO: "In three to five years everyone will work in IT"

    2018-06-06T16:22:00Z

    Dr Rene Deis, chief information officer and digital transformation leader at Faurecia, explains how the fundamental role of IT and software development in the automotive industry is changing.

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    Softbank invests in GM's Cruise driverless-car unit

    2018-06-01T09:17:36Z

    GM acquired Cruise in 2016 to speed up development of autonomous cars (Photo: GM) Softbank will invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise Holdings, adding more financial muscle to General Motors' plan to ready autonomous-driving technology for commercial implementation in 2019. The US automaker is also committing an additional $2.25 ...

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    Waymo to buy an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas

    2018-05-31T20:04:12Z

    Waymo already operates 600 driverless Chrysler Pacificas (Photo: Waymo) Waymo will buy an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as the Google affiliate ramps up its driverless transportation service. The first of the new batch of Pacificas will be delivered later this year. FCA said in ...

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    Tenneco, Schaeffler plan to make "dumb" components smart

    2018-05-29T18:13:00Z

    Executives from automotive tier suppliers at the automotiveIT International conference in Atlanta explain how, with the help of sensor technology, traditional mechanical car components can be equipped with new digital functionality.