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Scandit raises US$30mn to bring IoT to everyday objects via computer vision and augmented reality

Scanditan enterprise technology platform for mobile computer vision, barcode scanning, and augmented reality, has raised US$30 million (€25.71 million) in Series B funding. The funding round was led by GV, with participation from NGP Capital and existing investor Atomico, among others. (more…)

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Mercedes A-Class provides insight into future connected cars

Mercedes’ latest A-Class has enjoyed a positive reception from the world’s media following its reveal earlier this year. One of the features widely discussed is Daimler’s focus on User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). (more…)

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GEO Business set to break records in just over a week

GEO Business 2018, taking place in London from 22-23 May, is fast approaching and the action packed 5th instalment of the largest geospatial show in the UK is getting ready to break some records.  (more…)

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Aql to bring ‘super-connected’ self-driving PODs to Leeds

Aql, Gulf Oil and a consortium of partners announced plans to trial self-driving PODs in Leeds City Centre later this year. (more…)

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What can 5G deliver for the connected car?

As we move closer towards autonomous vehicles, our cars will need to be fitted with a range of sensors designed to substitute the eyes, ears, tactile senses and situational awareness of the human driver. All these sensors will generate massive amounts of data that need to be communicated to other vehicles and the road infrastructure network. (more…)

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Virtual reality technology’s impact on the auto industry and beyond

Virtual reality (VR’s) applications go far beyond gaming and creating virtual worlds for leisure interaction. Enterprises are using the technology to develop new products and test them in virtual scenarios that are as close to real life as possible. So says Jacques Delacour, CEO and founder of OPTIS. (more…)

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PTC introduces new augmented reality capabilities and spatial tracking with Creo AR Design Share

PTC announced the release of the Creo® AR Design Share solution, which further expands the ability of product designers and engineers to use augmented reality (AR) in product design. AR is an essential technology for product designers, allowing them to share designs instantly, experience their product at scale, (more…)

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u-blox announces u-blox F9 robust and versatile high precision positioning technology for industrial and automotive applications

u‑blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, has announced the u-blox F9 technology platform, delivering high precision positioning solutions for mass market industrial and automotive applications. (more…)

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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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How remote access technology will transform the automotive industry: Part 2

As we saw the first 3 points in Part 1 yesterday, the remaining points of the article continue below.The automotive market is increasingly saturated and competitive, compelling car manufacturers to find new ways to differentiate themselves through the connected ‘experience’ they can offer, says Tom Blackie, head of Automotive at RealVNC. (more…)

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