Toyota continues to lead the way
Senior Editor, AutoBeat Daily , AutoBeat
Making the most of emerging manufacturing technologies to improve efficiencies during the pandemic
2020 is a year like no other. Unpredictable change in the automotive industry and a new direction for AutoBeat Magazine.
Computer breach cuts production in North America. Europe and Japan also affected.
VW and Denso have teamed up with quantum computer specialist, D-Wave, to support medical researchers
Using high-tech gaming systems to speed maintenance and repair training
As bizarre as some of his behavior is, there is absolutely no question that Musk has had a positive, transformative effect on the auto industry.
Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group
The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.
Attendance at the just-ended Frankfurt auto show—considered one of the world’s premier events of its kind—plummeted 31% to 560,000 people, according to trade group VDA.
Longtime industry veteran Karl-Thomas Neumann has joined the board of directors of Apex.AI Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that specializes in open-source software for self-driving vehicles.
BMW AG is working with Microsoft Corp. to create an open platform to enhance the “natural” conversation capabilities of the carmaker’s new personal assistant and other voice-actuated systems.
BMW AG and Microsoft Inc. plan to develop a digital platform for “smart” factories.
Developers are making it easier to get started.
Senior Technical Editor, Automotive Design & Production
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will launch the first applications of Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-based connectivity vehicle technology later this year.
Volkswagen AG and Microsoft Corp. are expanding the cloud-computing partnership they announced last September to China and North America.
If you are reading this on a contemporary computer running Windows 10, there is a TPM running—a Trusted Platform Module—which is, according to Microsoft a “secure crypto-processor that is designed to carry out cryptographic operations.” At its most basic it is a means by which there are “keys” that allow digital access.
Yes, there will be more autonomous technology coming at an ever-increasing rate. Which means all the more considerations must be taken into account.
Volkswagen AG’s VW brand says it expects to generate €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in annual revenue by 2025 from the global wireless services network it is building.
Adopting new technology in design and manufacturing is usually a series of baby steps. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no different.
Lawrence S. Gould
Apple Inc. has hired designer Andrew Kim, a senior design manager at Tesla Inc. for the last two years.
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is making an unspecified investment in WeRide.ai, a Chinese startup company specializing in autonomous vehicle technology.
Momenta, a Beijing-based startup specializing in autonomous vehicle software, says it has secured more than $1 billion in its latest funding round.
Microsoft Corp. is making an unspecified investment in Singapore-based GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and artificial intelligence systems.
BMW AG says its goal in developing the redesigned 3 Series sedan was for the car to be the “sportiest sedan” in its segment and raise the bar on driving dynamics.