CONNECTIVITY

Addressing Autonomy: ZF Exec Explains the Tech

There is a lot of noise about autonomous driving. Here’s some straight information from a ZF exec about what’s going on.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Bosch: Listening Comes First in Transport

Better mobility starts with listening to customers
#Bosch #europe

A New Term to Get Used to: “Disownership”

The way people are going to get transportation is changing the world over. Get ready for it.
#AlfaRomeo #Tesla #Amazon

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

Manufacturing Execution in the Age of IoT

The latest wave of manufacturing execution systems takes advantage of the Internet of Things, leading to simpler and faster implementations and truly real-time data analysis, decision-making, and problem resolution.

VW Connects with Amazon and Siemens on Manufacturing Production

Amazon is increasing its penetration into the auto industry not just through things like Alexa and its multi-million-dollar investment in EV developer Rivian, but also with its Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will be used for its “Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” which will combine the data from all of the machinery and equipment in the company’s 122 facilities. 
#oem #Volkswagen #Rivian

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FEV’s Expertise in Advanced Mobility Systems

For years FEV Group has expanding its global capabilities in traditional vehicle engineering services to encompass electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies.
#tech

Production

Wind River: Simplifying the Connected Car

Wind River Systems Inc.’s software for the Internet of Things is a natural fit for the auto industry’s move into advanced driver assist features and autonomous driving, says Peter Brown, chief automotive architect.
#tech

Connectivity

Helping Cities Assess Mobility Options

City planners recognize the potential power of vehicle connectivity, automation and ride sharing to improve the quality of life for urban dwellers.
#tech

VW’s Mobile Charging Robot Concept

Volkswagen is getting enthusiastic about the electric future
#Volkswagen

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#Toyota #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford

How Will Governments Handle Autonomous Mobility?

Report finds differences—and sometimes indifference—to robo-cars
#asia #europe #americas

Toyota Readies New Tech to Prevent Unintended Acceleration

Big data-based system to bow this year in Japan
#tech #Audi #Toyota

Siri to Steer Self-Driving Cars?

Apple’s latest patent filing aims to guide autonomous vehicles
#Apple

Improving In-Car Wireless Phone Charging

Even more intriguing is the potential to remotely power electronic systems and replace wiring harnesses.
#GeneralMotors #Chrysler #Toyota

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.
#Renault #Autodesk #GKN

MONET Gains More Traction

MONET Technologies was established last February as a joint venture between SoftBank and Toyota to address three business domains: (1) on-demand mobility services; (2) data-analysis services; (3) autonomous vehicle mobility services (which they’re calling “Autono-MaaS,” with the “MaaS” being “Mobility as a Service”). 
#Mazda #Subaru #Daihatsu

FCA Adds Uconnect Market: Shopping on the Road

While there are several people who are concerned that their car will be hacked in a way analogous to that executed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek of a reporter’s Jeep Cherokee for an article in Wired, let’s face it: he was a reporter for Wired who was writing about what those guys could do, not some random person who was on their way to work.
#Toyota #GeneralMotors #Hyundai

What GM’s New Platform Means

What is a “terabyte” and why does it matter? For GM, its new electronic platform will provide the ability to handle massive amounts of data for improved mobility.
#Cadillac #oem #GeneralMotors

What to Know About Automated Driving Made Interesting

“As technology continues to progress, so does our ability to improve products. At Toyota, we do not pursue innovation simply because we can; we pursue it because we should.”
#Lexus #oem #Toyota