Top Story: Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider

Strategy ACCELERATE: Volkswagen is resolutely tackling big issues of the future – digitalization, new business models and autonomous driving     Software integration and digital customer experience to become core competencies  Data-based business models will tap into additional sources of income  Volkswagen will make autonomous driving widely available by 2030  Further acceleration of e-campaign: all-electric vehicles expected to exceed 70 percent of European and mehr >>

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Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider 05.03.2021

Autonomous Driving: Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider

Strategy ACCELERATE: Volkswagen is resolutely tackling big issues of the future – digitalization, new business models and autonomous driving     Software integration and digital customer experience to become core competencies mehr >>

4D imaging radar technology provides game-changing safety for autonomous vehicles, says GlobalData 20.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: 4D imaging radar technology provides game-changing safety for autonomous vehicles, says GlobalData

The pouring investments into autonomous vehicles has accelerated the demand for advanced sensors in the automotive industry to deliver greater safety.     Against the backdrop, 4D imaging radar technology is gaining popularity given its ability to mehr >>

New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development 17.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development

    AB Dynamics showcases capability to replicate simulated swarm testing in the real world and vice-versa    Enables thousands of iterations of virtual tests to be accurately correlated in the real world    AB Dynamics is the only company to use a common toolchain which enables complex scenario testing to mehr >>

Always Forward NIO Day 2020 Held in Chengdu 09.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: Always Forward NIO Day 2020 Held in Chengdu

On January 9, 2021, NIO Day 2020 Always Forward was held in Chengdu. This year, 10 cities entered the candidature process to bid for the NIO Day. Voted by over 40,000 people, NIO Day 2020 was awarded to Chengdu. NIO users participated in every aspect of the event. mehr >>

NIO and Qualcomm Bring Immersive Experiences with Smart Cockpit and 5G Technologies to the Smart Electric Flagship Sedan NIO ET7 09.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: NIO and Qualcomm Bring Immersive Experiences with Smart Cockpit and 5G Technologies to the Smart Electric Flagship Sedan NIO ET7

On January 9, 2021, NIO Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced their partnership to feature the latest generation digital cockpit technologies in NIO’s smart electric flagship sedan ET7. Based on the 3rd Generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotiv mehr >>

NIO Launches First Autonomous Driving Model ET7 09.01.2021

Autonomous Driving: NIO Launches First Autonomous Driving Model ET7

NIO Day 2020 was held in Chengdu. NIO launched its first autonomous driving model, the smart electric flagship sedan NIO ET7. The ET7 has a pre-subsidy price starting from RMB 448,000, or from RMB 378,000 with BaaS.The ET7 features NIO’s latest NAD (NIO Autonomou mehr >>

Ultradur® RX – more clarity for radar sensors 21.11.2020

Autonomous Driving: Ultradur® RX – more clarity for radar sensors

    PBT meets the high requirements of sensors for automated driving    Ultradur® RX absorbs and reduces signal noise, thus increasing the safety in road traffic    Versatile product grades are now available mehr >>

Tornado project leads the way in taking autonomy beyond the city, with video 20.11.2020

Autonomous Driving: Tornado project leads the way in taking autonomy beyond the city, with video

    Groupe Renault completes innovative three-year Tornado research project, exploring how self-driving cars could work in rural and suburban settings using an autonomous Renault ZOE    The project consisted of two key programmes located in a region to the south west of Paris: an on-demand Renault ZOE car sharing service between a tr mehr >>

Lexus and TED reimagine the automated vehicle of the future 31.10.2020

Autonomous Driving: Lexus and TED reimagine the automated vehicle of the future

TED Senior Fellows Greg Gage and Sarah Sandman share original designs for automated vehicles that prioritise the needs of the driver   As the world builds toward automated driving, Lexus continues to keep the focus on what inspires the br mehr >>

Daimler Trucks and Torc partner with Luminar to enable automated trucking – Daimler Trucks acquires minority stake in Luminar 31.10.2020

Autonomous Driving: Daimler Trucks and Torc partner with Luminar to enable automated trucking – Daimler Trucks acquires minority stake in Luminar

Today, Luminar Technologies, Inc., the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck AG, announced a strategic partnership to enable highly automated trucking, starting on highways. mehr >>

New digital twin of Tokyo's Shuto Expressway to accelerate autonomous vehicle development -with video 08.09.2020

Autonomous Driving: New digital twin of Tokyo's Shuto Expressway to accelerate autonomous vehicle development -with video

   rFpro has developed the most accurate virtual replica of famous Japanese road    Latest digital twin enables the generation of thousands of test scenarios that are too dangerous and costly to perform in the real world    Enables creation of accurately labelled training data which is critical to training autonomous vehicl mehr >>

SEAT Spain  - Robots take to the streets 20.06.2020

Autonomous Driving: SEAT Spain - Robots take to the streets

Autonomous transport    8 autonomous robots can transport more than 2,000 parts per day outside the SEAT workshops    They communicate with their surroundings and regulate traffic    This system achieves a reduction of 1.5 tons of CO2 per year and improves delivery efficiency   &n mehr >>

19.06.2020

Autonomous Driving: BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz AG put development cooperation in automated driving temporarily on hold – may be resumed later

Partners reach joint decision:Both companies will continue to pursue their own development path -  Technological understanding of both partners remains a good fit - Successful collaboration to continue in other fields as planned - Fröhlich: “Current technology puts us into excellent position for many years&rdquo mehr >>

Ford,Volkswagen sign agreements for joint projects on commercial vehicles,EVS, Autonomous driving 11.06.2020

Autonomous Driving: Ford,Volkswagen sign agreements for joint projects on commercial vehicles,EVS, Autonomous driving

   Will collaborate on commercial vehicles – city van created and built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and later 1-ton cargo van engineered by Ford, plus Volkswagen medium pickup built on Ford Ranger platform – from 2022  mehr >>

Start-up Bestmile: In the right place at the right time 07.05.2020

Autonomous Driving: Start-up Bestmile: In the right place at the right time

The Swiss start-up Bestmile has developed an orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers that steers every vehicle in a fleet in real time. The focus is on the control of autonomous vehicles.Our cities are constantly growing and str mehr >>

Volvo Cars to accelerate autonomous technology development 03.04.2020

Autonomous Driving: Volvo Cars to accelerate autonomous technology development

Zenuity, the assisted and autonomous driving software development company, will be split into two parts to maximise the potential of Zenuity’s developments to date.One part is a new stand-alone company, focu mehr >>

Porsche demonstrates autonomous driving in the workshop 26.02.2020

Autonomous Driving: Porsche demonstrates autonomous driving in the workshop

As part of a collaboration with “Kopernikus Automotive”, Porsche demonstrated how autonomous driving can be used in the workshop on a test field on the company’s premises in Ludwigsburg. For the system, the partners rely primarily on artificial intelligence, which requires less sensor technology and reduces the costs of the technology. mehr >>

‘Project Qatar Mobility’: Self-driving shuttles set to take Doha's local public transport to the next level in 2022 14.12.2019

Autonomous Driving: ‘Project Qatar Mobility’: Self-driving shuttles set to take Doha's local public transport to the next level in 2022

  Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and QIA CEO Mr. Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud.  Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Volkswagen AG announce pioneering autonomous, electric transport initiative to transform urban mobil mehr >>

BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT 02.12.2019

Autonomous Driving: BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT

Plant in Lower Bavaria will be upgraded for pure battery-electric and autonomous models by 2021photo caption:BMW Group Plant Dingolfing’s Director Christoph Schröder, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production, Dr. Mil mehr >>

Autonomous cars: New AI prevents accidents 06.11.2019

Autonomous Driving: Autonomous cars: New AI prevents accidents

Detailed risk assessment to prevent collisions at confusing intersections  MIT test drives in a toy city (Photo: mit.edu)Researchers at the Massachusett mehr >>

2019 PARIS-SACLAY Autonomous Lab - Groupe Renault starts public trial 14.10.2019

Autonomous Driving: 2019 PARIS-SACLAY Autonomous Lab - Groupe Renault starts public trial

.... of its on-demand car service using autonomous, electric and shared ZOE Cab •          From 14th October to 8th November 2019, a panel of around 100 people  mehr >>

Audi publishes user typology and emotional landscape of autonomous driving 25.09.2019

Autonomous Driving: Audi publishes user typology and emotional landscape of autonomous driving

From the suspicious driver to the tech-savvy passenger: In a representative online study, the initiative “&Audi” shows how attitudes to autonomous driving are related to lifestyle.    Initiative “&Audi&r mehr >>

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture 23.09.2019

Autonomous Driving: Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

 •    Joint venture advances the development of production-ready autonomous driving systems for commercialization of Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies•    Autonomous driving platform will be available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers in 2022•   mehr >>

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