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27th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Chip Crisis a Hint of Future Battery Woes?

Automakers joined tech companies and chip suppliers last week at the White House to discuss the semiconductor crisis that has hobbled the auto industry in recent months. The goal...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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12th February 2021

Microsoft to Power VW’s Driverless Ambitions

Volkswagen has chosen digital giant Microsoft to power its race towards automated driving technology. The automaker’s software company, Car.Software Organisation, will collaborate with Microsoft to build a cloud- based...

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25th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Heat Returns to Driverless Technology

A week after CES 2021 gave us virtually nothing to shout about, the auto industry delivered a solid batch of mobility headlines last week. General Motors’ Cruise struck a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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17th August 2020

Carmaker Challenges with the Everything Connected Vehicle

The increasing breadth of connectivity in vehicles can bring valuable features to automakers and consumers alike. Chief among these are the enabling of proactive and predictive performance and maintenance...

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26th September 2019

BMW in Push For Voice Assistant Standard

BMW is part of push to bring standards for multi-platform voice assistants across industry and devices. The carmaker is part of an initiative by leading technology companies announcing the...

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Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary
20th December 2018

Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary

Volkswagen is buying Volvo’s telematics subsidiary, WirelessCar, aiming to expand its push into the connected fleet market. The automaker hopes the deal will conclude within the first half of...

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Mobility Company Transferring Transit Data to Microsoft
12th November 2018

Mobility Company Transferring Transit Data to Microsoft

A mobility data heavy hitter is transferring its public transit data to Microsoft’s Azure Maps system. Moovit is claiming to be doing this to help developers of other mobility...

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Volkswagen, Microsoft Launch CV Partnership
1st October 2018

Volkswagen, Microsoft Launch CV Partnership

Volkswagen is teaming up with Microsoft on a cloud computing system for its connected vehicles. The companies are claiming the ‘Volkswagen Automotive Cloud’, based on Microsoft’s Azure platform, will...

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11th September 2018

Robots But Not as We Know Them Jim!

Louis Bedigian explores what robots should, and shouldn’t, look like in an automotive HMI future. The human machine interface (HMI) is set to become very important to the cars...

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10th September 2018

BMW Builds Advanced Simulation Center in Munich

The virtual test-drives will be conducted not only by the development engineers but also by customers on a regular basis. German auto-giant BMW announced construction of a facility for...

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2nd August 2018

Alexa With You in SEAT Cabins

Amazon’s Alexa voice activated assistant will soon be joining you in the cabin of a new SEAT as the Spanish carmaker rolls out the service across its new range...

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25th July 2018

Volta Grabs $32M to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Californian startup Volta is planning a major expansion of its ad-supported, electric vehicle charging stations. The company now has additional $32 million to make it happen.

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