The first full driverless taxis in China will come from Baidu Aug. 10, 2022, 8:32 a.m.
In China, Baidu just received approval to deploy the first fully autonomous self-driving taxis on the local roads — specifically Wuhan and Chongqing. Five Apollo fifth generation robotaxis will be operating in each city while the company works with regulators in cities like Beijing and Guangzhou to obtain similar permits.
Faurecia's need for more software engineers fueled its acquisition of Hella Aug. 6, 2022, 10:45 a.m.
Forvia, the supplier formed by Faurecia's acquisition of Hella this year, came into being in large part because of Faurecia's need to add more software engineers to its ranks.
Revenue boost for automotive industry from cellular connectivity outweighs SEP licensing costs Aug. 6, 2022, 10:43 a.m.
The value that SEPs confer on a CV has been a topic of much discussion, but consensus on how much the automotive industry should pay to license the 4G, 3G and 2G SEPs that underpin connectivity-based solutions has recently emerged. A substantial majority of these SEPs are licensed by the Avanci patent platform for a one-time payment of $15 per 4G CV (or, from 1 September 2022, $20 per 4G CV). With more than 40 automotive brands under license including BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen, Avanci licenses around 45% of CV shipments. This is unsurprising given that the platform is providing the “one-stop shop” with transparent and predictable pricing that many implementers and government authorities have demanded.
A data science expert explains how ‘over-the-air’ updates will change the auto industry Aug. 6, 2022, 10:41 a.m.
Over-the-air updates are especially common for vehicles that run fully or partially on electricity instead of gasoline or another fuel. These digital recalls require little or no effort. For example, Tesla regularly fixes its cars by updating its software. Its drivers often don’t have to do a thing. In other cases, a Tesla owner simply has to tap a few buttons on the car’s touchscreen.
BMW bets on a subscriptions future, even after heated seats outrage Aug. 5, 2022, 10:18 a.m.
BMW has taken flak for weeks after beginning to sell owners in certain markets subscriptions to heat their seats. The backlash has been reminiscent of the initial recoiling in the gaming industry in the early 2000s, when Maryland-based developer Bethesda began squeezing more money out of customers who’d purchased the latest version of The Elder Scrolls, one if its most popular series. Gamers were nonplussed about paying US$2.50 to put unprotective shields on their player’s equine. The phrase “horse armour” became shorthand for useless or overpriced downloadable content.
Allexx: A Marketplace To Purchase Fuel From Individuals Aug. 2, 2022, 2:49 p.m.
Large quantities of fuel are kept in private vehicle tanks without being used. These 'dormant' quantities of fuel are offered for purchase & sale on our online marketplace.
Shenzhen accelerates China's driverless car dreams Aug. 1, 2022, 10:09 a.m.
Baidu Inc’s Apollo unit, Toyota Motor Corp-backed Pony, Nissan-backed Weride, Alibaba-backed Auto X and Deeproute have all been running trials navigating the city’s difficult environment, with frequent jaywalkers and ubiquitous e-scooters. Shenzhen, a city of 18 million, has now brought in China’s clearest AV regulations. From Monday registered AVs will be allowed to operate without a driver in the driving seat across a broad swath of the city, but a driver must still be present in the vehicle.
How Tesla used robotics to survive "Production Hell" and became the world's most advanced car manufacturer July 26, 2022, 12:30 p.m.
In 2018 Tesla was on the brink of bankruptcy. They had invested billions into a new factory filled with robots that hardly worked and couldn’t meet production quotas. Today Tesla is the 6th most valuable company in the world and its heavily automated production process is ten years ahead of competitors. How did they build themselves back from the brink and turn robotics from strategic failure to success?
Volkswagen’s CARIAD and STMicroelectronics to co-develop chip for software-defined vehicles July 23, 2022, 5:27 p.m.
Together, CARIAD and ST are developing perfectly tailored hardware for connectivity, energy management, and over-the-air updates making vehicles fully software-defined, secure, and future-proof. The planned cooperation targets the new generation of Volkswagen Group vehicles that will be based on the unified and scalable software platform. At the same time, the parties are moving to agree that TSMC, one of the world’s leading dedicated semiconductor foundry companies, will manufacture the SoC wafers for ST. With this move, CARIAD aims to secure the chip supply for the Volkswagen Group’s cars years in advance.
New over-the-air update for Volvo cars now available, adding Apple® CarPlay® support July 23, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Since the beginning of 2021, Volvo Cars has been offering OTA updates on a regular basis, and it is a key technology for delivering on the company’s ambition of making customers’ cars continuously better. With continuous over-the-air updates, Volvo Cars aims to make ownership easier and more flexible. It enables customers to enjoy the latest software and new, updated features on their Volvo car via a few clicks on their in-car screen.
Vigo acogió el primer encuentro internacional de start-ups del sector de movilidad conectada July 23, 2022, 7:39 a.m.
5G TURBO es un programa de aceleración apoyado por la EIT Urban Mobility, una iniciativa del Instituto Europeo de Innovación y Tecnología (EIT), una entidad de la Unión Europea
Huangjuewan interchange: An interchange in China is five stories tall and 10 miles long July 19, 2022, 3:32 p.m.
One look is just not enough to understand the complexity involved in the construction of this 20-road interchange that was built in China. Called the Huangjuewan flyover, this giant piece of infrastructure was partially opened to the public in 2017 and has been even a landmark frame on Getty images since then.
Renault planche sur le rétrofit électrique d’utilitaires avec Phoenix Mobility July 19, 2022, 11:26 a.m.
Le constructeur Renault et la société grenobloise Phoenix Mobility, ont annoncé le 18 juillet 2022, s’associer pour déployer une offre commerciale de rétrofit électrique de véhicules utilitaires légers.
Bridgestone France : l’application conducteur, un réflexe à prendre July 19, 2022, 8:10 a.m.
À la tête de 130 véhicules, Bridgestone fait appel à un fleeteur pour gérer sa flotte, aux côtés de ses deux loueurs. Et le pneumaticien a aussi mis à disposition de ses conducteurs l’application conducteur du prestataire. Une application qui montre son utilité même si les conducteurs doivent encore prendre le réflexe d’y recourir. Premier bilan.
Applications conducteur : les prestataires au rendez-vous July 19, 2022, 8:09 a.m.
Alors que les applications destinées aux conducteurs ne cessent de se multiplier, les prestataires présents sur le marché s’organisent. Avec les loueurs au premier rang, mais aussi les constructeurs, les éditeurs de logiciels et les télématiciens. Sans oublier de nouveaux entrants comme les spécialistes de l’autopartage. La bataille est bel et bien engagée.
Applications conducteur : ergonomie et utilité avant tout July 19, 2022, 8:08 a.m.
Les applications conducteur se différencient par leur ergonomie et la fluidité de la navigation, des critères subjectifs dont l’appréciation varie.
Applications conducteur : tabler sur des outils gratuits et des bénéfices July 19, 2022, 8:08 a.m.
Sur un marché concurrentiel, les prestataires d'applis conducteur multiplient d'efforts pour attirer les gestionnaires de flotte : un outil gratuit et des bénéfices garantis constituent des promesses efficaces.
Applis de gestion de flotte : elles peuvent tout faire July 19, 2022, 8:08 a.m.
Avec une application conducteur, le collaborateur d’une entreprise peut mener à bien la maintenance ou l’entretien de son véhicule, voire même en assurer le renouvellement de bout en bout, sans perdre de temps. Un gain de temps valable aussi pour le responsable de parc qui peut se consacrer à la gestion de sa flotte en s’évitant les tâches chronophages.
Lidl lance sa propre voiture électrique pour concurrencer la Citroën Ami July 18, 2022, 2:54 p.m.
La chaîne de supermarchés allemande Lidl cherche à se développer sur un nouveau segment, les voitures électriques. Le géant commercialisera bientôt des voitures électriques sous la marque Elaris, et un premier modèle a déjà été annoncé.
Renault se tourne vers le Snapdragon Digital Chassis de Qualcomm July 13, 2022, 6:36 p.m.
Après avoir équipé sa Mégane E-Tech de la solution Qualcomm pour le cockpit, Renault renforce son partenariat avec l'entreprise américaine. Il va utiliser sa solution à la carte de châssis numérique ou "Snapdragon Digital Chassis" pour développer une nouvelle architecture embarquée dans ses véhicules dès 2026.