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CES 2020: Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?


Should automotive manufacturers and the supply chain fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?


Continental sees key role for its in-car application server in VW’s new range of electric vehicles

2019-11-12T14:14:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen’s ID. models, which will form the heart of the carmaker’s electrification strategy, will feature Continental’s ICAS1 in-car application server to provide the computing power for the cars’ functional domains.


Skoda deploys supercomputer for simulation and development

2019-11-05T11:38:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Skoda has deployed a new supercomputer that will allow it to conduct more powerful aerodynamics simulations and develop new safety features and engines.


Volkswagen launches quantum-computing pilot for Lisbon traffic optimization

2019-11-05T10:45:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group has launched a pilot project in Lisbon that uses quantum computing to optimize traffic in Portugal’s capital city.

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FCA inaugurates advanced driving simulator at Windsor, Ontario, R&D center

2019-10-02T11:15:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Fiat Chrysler has inaugurated a new driving simulator that lets the carmaker test vehicle functions in a real-time, virtual environment. FCA says it is the most advanced simulator in North America.

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In interview, Volkswagen brand software boss Christian Senger sees need for more digital capabilities

2019-10-02T09:41:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker

The Volkswagen brand is the first car manufacturer to have a board member in charge of software. In an interview, Christian Senger talks about the sea change within the company, software as a core competency and changes in supplier management.

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Volkswagen reorganizes group R&D

2019-09-26T15:09:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen is reorganizing its global R&D operations in a new division to be called “Volkswagen Group Innovation.” The unit will bring all international innovation-related activities, including research centers in California, Europe and Asia, under one roof.


Hyundai, Aptiv to jointly develop autonomous driving technology

2019-09-23T10:43:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Hyundai Motor and Aptiv are forming a joint venture to speed up the development of highly automated vehicles.


Former VW Group CDO Johann Jungwirth has joined Mobileye

2019-09-19T15:29:00+01:00By Yannick Polchow, Arjen Bongard

Former VW Group CDO Johann Jungwirth has joined Israeli sensor specialist Mobileye as vice president in charge of mobility as a service (MaaS) operations.

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Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

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At the center of change for Volkswagen Group

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains to automotiveIT International how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across purchasing, production, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

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Great Wall selects Germany’s Ibeo as lidar supplier

2019-08-29T17:32:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.

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San Francisco food delivery firm DoorDash acquires autonomous vehicle specialist Scotty Labs

2019-08-22T18:09:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery service with a growing interest in autonomous vehicle technology, has acquired Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is developing technology for remote-controlled autonomous driving for cars and trucks. 

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Porsche invests in Israeli sensor and vision specialist, TriEye

2019-08-21T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Porsche has acquired a minority stake in TriEye, an Israeli technology start-up specialized in deep learning and semi-conductor components that support autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

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Toyota to develop human support robots with Japanese AI specialists, Preferred Networks

2019-08-20T20:50:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Toyota Motor is partnering with Japanese artificial intelligence and machine learning specialist Preferred Networks (PFN) to co-develop robots across multiple industries including healthcare and logistics, using Toyota’s own developed Human Support Robot (HSR) robotics platform.

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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.


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.


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


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


Volkswagen brand officially gets its own CIO

2019-07-05T09:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Volkswagen brand is officially getting its own CIO as the VW Group puts in place a comprehensive reorganization of its IT operations.

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