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Vector acquires French electronics test firm Squoring Technologies for undisclosed sum

Vector, the German-based specialist in the development and test of automotive electronics, has acquired 100% of the shares of the French tool company Squoring Technologies. (more…)

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UK brings connected and autonomous vehicle expertise to Copenhagen

The UK’s connected and autonomous vehicle industry will be showcased at the biggest global gathering of smart transport professionals, the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, on 17th-21st September. (more…)

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Spanish setting for assisted driving test using today’s mobile and 5G tech

Telefónica and SEAT have carried out a test in the Spanish city of Segovia to show how road infrastructure can communicate with vehicles through existing mobile networks. (more…)

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Drivers raise motorway safety fears as heavy goods traffic hits record high

The amount of freight being transported on UK motorways is making drivers fear for their safety, a new survey of over 1,000 drivers for Brake has found. The findings come as the British Government publishes figures which show that lorry traffic on motorways has increased more than 15% in five years, reaching a record high of 7.9 billion vehicle miles in 2017. (more…)

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UAE’s Emirates Transport chooses Oracle Cloud to drive rapid expansion and deliver exceptional customer experience

Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major digital transformation across all its core business operations. The initiative will help Emirates Transport introduce innovative offerings that create new revenue streams, (more…)

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Renesas Electronics’ R-Car virtualisation software package paves way for integrated cockpit and connected car devices

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the “R-Car virtualisation support package” that enables easier development of hypervisors for the R-Car automotive system-on-chip (SoC). (more…)

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IEEE adopts OpenFog reference architecture as standard for fog computing in IoT, AI and 5G

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934™, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. (more…)

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If cars go the way of the personal computer, lets hope they are more Mac than PC

When you’ve spent most of your career in IT it’s hard not to sympathise with the traditional industries that it conquers. It’s impossible to watch, without blushing, some dreadful gloating IT industry ‘evangelist’ addressing an audience whose jobs are endangered. (more…)

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Geotab acquires FleetCarma as it continues to invest in electric vehicle fleet management

Geotab, a global provider of IoT and connected transportation, has acquired clean-tech solution provider, FleetCarma. Specialising in Electric Vehicle (EV) telematics, FleetCarma provides technology that is critical to the adoption and operation of EVs for more than 10 years. (more…)

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Luxoft partners with Pega to create new mobility services platform for carmakers

Luxoft Holding, Inc, a global IT service provider, and Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, have partnered to create a cloud-based, end-to-end mobility services platform for carmakers. (more…)

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