Microsoft and Baidu announced plans to partner in order to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Volvo Cars has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.
Intempora, editor of RTMaps (Real-Time Multisensor Applications), unveils a new major version called Â«RTMaps EmbeddedÂ». RTMaps is a component-based development software which facilitates the design and the execution of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and highly automated driving (HAD) applications.
Autoliv, a company involved in automotive safety systems, Volvo Cars, and NVIDIA, the AI and visual computing technology company, are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars
Norwegian officials plan to introduce some boxy-looking electric vehicles next summer that will drive themselves where passengers want to go. Theyâ€™re set to be tested by Ruter, Osloâ€™s public transport agency.
Automotive industry veterans Maryann Keller and Glenn Mercer have formed an alliance targeting automotive startups and the investors funding them. The collaboration is intended to help selected startups maximise their opportunities within the automotive industry by leveraging the knowledge of these two leaders. "Startups in automotive often begin with a solid theoretical grounding within their niche, but have little practical knowledge of how the industry actually functions on a day-to-day basis" explains Keller.