Autonomous vehicles

News and insight into the IT systems, technology, data and software developments for autonomous driving and advanced-driver assistance systems

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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.

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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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UK poll: Most drivers not keen on autonomous cars

2019-07-09T17:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

More than 70% of drivers in the UK would feel “unsafe” or “very unsafe” in a driverless car, according to a new poll.

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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BMW, Daimler sign autonomous driving pact

2019-07-04T17:50:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Rival premium-car groups BMW and Daimler officially signed an agreement Thursday to jointly develop technologies that may ultimately lead to the production of fully autonomous vehicles.

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Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment

2019-06-25T12:19:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

Daniel Harrison has been appointed Automotive Analyst at Ultima Media, the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including automotiveIT International, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Automotive Logistics and Car Design News.

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Renault, Nissan partner with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services

2019-06-21T07:14:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to jointly explore the feasibility of driverless mobility services.

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Study: Daimler replaces VW as top connected-car innovator

2019-06-19T13:12:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Daimler has replaced Volkswagen Group as the most innovative automaker in the area of connectivity.

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Volvo Trucks teams up with Nvidia for autonomous commercial vehicles

2019-06-18T19:34:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volvo Group signed an agreement with Nvidia to jointly develop technology for self-driving commercial vehicles.

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Watch: BMW board member Pieter Nota on improving digital customer journeys

2019-06-04T13:58:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this video, BMW’s board member for customer, brands and sales reveals big investment in connected technology to improve customer experiences and transform the carmaker’s business model.

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Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

2019-05-29T10:43:00+01:00By Jonathan Ward

In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of innovation in areas like machine learning and cyber security – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools.

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GM unveils digital vehicle platform

2019-05-23T11:18:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

General Motors has unveiled a new, digital platform that will prepare its vehicles for next-generation technologies.

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Watch: Ford's home delivery robot

2019-05-22T23:30:00+01:00

A human-like robot delivers home parcels – and draws on the hardware and sensors of self-driving vehicles to do it.

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Come and knock on my door: Ford's home delivery robot

2019-05-22T22:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford and Agility Robotics have developed a robot that delivers home parcels – and draws on the hardware and sensors of self-driving vehicles to do it.

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ZF to buy 3D monitoring specialist

2019-05-13T12:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF plans to acquire Simi Reality Motion Systems, a southern German software developer specialized in image-based 3D systems that record and analyze human movement.

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Aptiv safety chief: "We've seen a big adoption curve in safety technology"

2019-04-16T10:07:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

David Paja, head of advanced safety at Aptiv, talks about IT and technology for safety are spreading across the automotive industry

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Analysis: Covestro sees new automotive opportunities as cars evolve

2019-04-09T17:37:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

With the car undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 130-year history, companies such as materials maker Covestro hope to capitalize on the fresh opportunities emerging in the automotive supply chain.

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Report: Government support vital if UK is to lead connected vehicle development

2019-04-09T16:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

A report published by the SMMT and Frost & Sullivan says the UK is well positioned to lead the development of connected and autonomous vehicles – provided there is enough government support, and it avoids crashing out of the EU.

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At Ford, “creating the building blocks for autonomous fleets”

2019-03-25T16:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor plans to offer connectivity on all its cars in Europe from 2020, but today already, the carmaker is getting ready to launch two connected services in the region.

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