Autonomous vehicles

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


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.


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.


ZF acquires majority stake in mobility provider 2getthere

2019-03-19T10:34:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in 2getthere, a provider of automated electric passenger transport systems.


Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.


Mapping the future of R&D in the automotive supply chain

2019-03-05T14:44:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

What IT tools are OEMs and suppliers using to support and manage the rapidly changing R&D processes?


Poll: German car buyers look for ADAS, alternative powertrains

2019-03-05T12:10:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Germans are focused on alternative powertrains and advanced driver assistance systems when buying a new car, but their number one priority is to get a good price for the vehicle they are trading in.

Waymo leads the autonomous pack in California

2019-02-26T14:43:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Waymo has logged more than double as many autonomous miles as its nearest rival


Robotics company Nuro raises close to $1 billion

2019-02-14T16:22:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Nuro, a California-based self-driving vehicle startup, said it has raised $940 million in financing from the Softbank Vision Fund.


Amazon enters the driverless race by backing Aurora

2019-02-07T17:20:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Reports in the Financial Times and Bloomberg say Amazon joined a second round funding for AV startup Aurora.

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Panic in Detroit? More a strategic rethink on tech investment

2019-01-29T15:11:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

SBD researcher Alex Oyler talks to automotiveIT International about the connectivity trends transforming the automotive industry


ZF: “We now have the computing power we need to move at speed”

2019-01-17T08:49:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF’s group CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheide, discussing why IT and technology will be key the supplier’s success.


BMW drives innovation and smart tech in digital production push

2019-01-16T11:52:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Jürgen Maidl, BMW’s senior vice president logistics, reveals the importance of developing innovative technologies in production logistics - and the benefits of thinking like a start-up.

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DXC Technology to get Swiss digital transformation firm Luxoft in $2 billion deal

2019-01-08T14:54:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

The company will access Luxoft’s existing customer base across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.


Hyundai to show "walking car" concept at Las Vegas tech show

2019-01-03T14:09:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Hyundai Motor will show a “walking car” concept at next week’s CES high-tech exhibition. The futuristic study is further evidence how the Las Vegas high-tech gathering is increasingly being used to promote new and innovate mobility concepts.


Aptiv, Affectiva develop software to determine cognitive states of vehicle occupants

2019-01-03T13:52:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Aptiv has joined forces with artificial intelligence specialist Affectiva to develop software that can help a car determine the cognitive states of its occupants.


Audi’s AID subsidiary to partner with Luminar on LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, aims for 2021 deployment

2018-12-21T12:37:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

Audi’s AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) subsidiary, formed in 2017 to supply autonomous technologies to the Volkswagen Group brands, will leverage LiDAR technology from Luminar for its first on-road deployments of autonomous vehicles in 2021. It will source forward-facing high-fidelity and long-range LiDAR from Luminar, which is also participating in AID’s ...

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Hyundai Mobis to showcase virtual touch, emotion recognition and windshield display in Autonomous Driving Interior Concept Car

2018-12-21T11:34:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

The Autonomous Driving Interior Concept Car will showcase a series of new technologies from Hyundai Mobis at next month’s CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The South Korean Tier One supplier will highlight virtual touch technology, a gesture-recognition system which could replace touch-screens; emotional recognition, an AI platform to adapt cabin ...

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