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How autonomous vehicles are driving change for smarter cities

Dr Ingo Stuermer, global engineering director autonomous driving, APTIV says that cities are fast becoming the focus for mobility innovation because mobility is a key determinant of what makes a city liveable and an attractive place to visit. (more…)

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Robots deliver sustainability for the logistics industry

Henry Harris-Burland, vice president of Marketing, Starship Technologies, explains the positive role robots can play in environmental safety and sustainability — arguably the defining issue of our time. (more…)

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Industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVMe flash storage claimed by Micron

Micron Technology, Inc, a provider of memory and storage solutions, introduced the industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVM solid state drive (SSD) in BGA and 22x30mm M.2 form factors at Electronica 2018. (more…)

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UK to open multi-million-pound smart city mobility centre

A new Smart City Mobility Centre is to be opened in the Warwickshire and the West Midlands, UK, to create driverless and electric vehicle technology. It is part of a multi-million-pound pilot scheme to support smart cities by reducing congestion, emissions and traffic accidents. (more…)

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New ridehailing business Alto selects Bestmile technology to manage and optimise first-of-its-kind mobility experience

Bestmile, a mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, reports that Alto, a new Dallas-based ridehailing business, will launch the first phase of its service next week, with on-demand rides managed by Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform. (more…)

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Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an all-electric, autonomous transport ecosystem that takes fleet management to the next level. (more…)

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Why blockchain is a fleet management solution

Blockchain technology is highly secure, because data cannot be lost during interactions, and transparent, as anyone can read what is stored on the ledger. These traits make it well-suited to vehicle fleet management applications and a perfect partner for low power wireless access networks, says Aaron Wagener, COO, MXC Foundation. (more…)

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Hyundai invests in Deep Learning computer vision startup allegro.ai

Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv, Hyundai Motor’s corporate venturing and open innovation businesses in Israel, announced its strategic investment in allegro.ai, (more…)

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Carbon fibre harvests vehicles’ kinetic energy

A key challenge for automotive manufacturers is the need to reduce weight in order to extend the driving distance per battery charge. But at the same time safety cannot be compromised: electrical vehicles need to comply with established standards, particularly those involving frontal crashes. (more…)

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Car makers, service providers need to turn their thinking outside in

Drivers clearly want access to content in their vehicles, but figuring out which and how much content to pull in is entirely dependent on the preferences of each individual driver, according to Michael Deittrick, SVP digital strategy and chief digital officer, DMI. It’s tricky trying to second-guess what customers want, so what’s the alternative? (more…)