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Alexa and aibo aim to control your car, as Renault finds a spare $1bn in the glove box

If August is the Silly Season when news slackens, Jan/Feb is definitely peak Tech News Season – even if some of it has the faint whiff of ‘Slideware’. Yes, it’s time to digest the transport news from CES 2018 in Vegas and wade through our Inboxes before MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Which is all a bit bonkers, says Jeremy Cowan, when you consider that neither is really a Transport event.

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PTC focuses on next-generation licensing for the automotive industry

PTC, announced accelerated plans to help automotive companies convert their existing PTC software assets to subscription licenses, as well as develop next-generation vehicles using the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform as a product development/production platform. (more…)

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Nuance shows AI-powered developments for the car and smart home of the future at CES 2018

New conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions asre being shown at CES 2018 by Nuance Communications, Inc..Through advancements in conversational AI, Nuance is empowering solutions that hear, understand, learn, and use language to interact with consumers, providing personalised experiences and aiming for new levels of convenience, engagement, security and satisfaction. (more…)

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New services and monetisation opportunities for automotive OEMs enabled by next generation Harman Ignite

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the launch of the next generation of HARMAN Ignite. (more…)

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BYTON electric ‘intelligent SUV’ makes global debut at CES in Las Vegas

BYTON debuted its first drivable concept car at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S.A. With a unique digital design and innovative human-vehicle interaction, the premium SUV functions as a Next Generation Smart Device, built for the coming era of shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving.

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China puts 5G in the fast lane but could strain operator resources until 2020, says Strategy Analytics

China is accelerating 5G development and hopes 5G will become an engine for the country’s new industrialisation and digital transformation, replicating its industrial policy that produced success in 4G. (more…)

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Autonomous driving car to create new growth opportunities in Japan towards 2025

The autonomous driving (AD) market in Japan experienced strong growth in 2016 with the first AD-Level 2 commercialised vehicle in the passenger car market. The Japanese automotive market is now declining in terms of new vehicle sales due to depopulation, demotorisation, as well as an aging society, (more…)

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Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs than it eliminates by 2020, says Gartner

AI Will Create 2.3 Million Jobs in 2020, While Eliminating 1.8 Million 2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator. (more…)

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Hampleton advises Bright Box’s AI-First connected car Tech platform to contribute to Zurich’s leadership in the ‘smart car’ sector

Hampleton Partners, the international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory firm for technology companies, has advised Bright Box HK Ltd, the vendor of turn-key connected car platform Remoto, on its acquisition by the leading multi-line insurer, Zurich Insurance Group. (more…)

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Autonomous driving technology expo debuts in Tokyo next month within Automotive World 2018

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., said to be Japan’s largest trade show organiser, will launch 1st Autonomous Driving Technology Expo within AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2018. (more…)

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