smart car technology

Survey Finds Australians are Ready for Smart Cars, but Not Other Smart Devices

Survey Finds Australians are Ready for Smart Cars, but Not Other Smart Devices

Australians are looking forward to self-driving cars, even if they have been slow to adopt other smart technologies. At least, that’s the takeaway from a new survey from Toluna and Harris Interactive, which found that nearly 50 percent of Australians are interested in investing in the technologies that will be needed to create autonomous vehicles.…

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu has teamed up with Upstream Security to develop a new security platform for the next generation of connected vehicles. Upstream Security is a smart car cybersecurity specialist, and has already developed a cloud-based automotive threat feed called Upstream C4. The new joint solution will blend Upstream C4 with Fujitsu’s data processing tech, as well…

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

CES 2020 is officially in the books, and the organizers are wrapping up the event with a look back at some of the major highlights. This year, the 4,400+ exhibitors in Las Vegas launched more than 20,000 new products, which were viewed by approximately 170,000 attendees.   Much of the attention went towards traditional tech…

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung is continuing to explore the potential for connected vehicles with the CES debut of the Digital Cockpit 2020. The new Digital Cockpit is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Samsung’s HARMAN International subsidiary. So what can drivers expect to find? The Digital Cockpit is built with an Exynos Auto V9 System on Chip,…

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Connected is heading to next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the latest iteration of its flagship Raven smart car platform. Raven+ will make its public debut during the Las Vegas show. Highlights of the new Raven include a bigger screen, a driver assistant display, and heat control to enhance the platform’s ability to…

Cerence Reaffirms Smart Car Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

Cerence Reaffirms Smart Car Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

The automotive AI specialist Cerence has reaffirmed its development partnership with Daimler. The two companies have worked together to create the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a conversational AI platform that first appeared in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in 2018. The partnership itself was originally forged while Cerence was still under the Nuance Communications umbrella.…

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford has unveiled the next iteration of its SYNC smart car platform. SYNC 4 boasts conversational speech recognition and cloud connectivity that will allow drivers to use voice commands for navigation, internet searches, entertainment, and other connected features. The new virtual assistant reflects Ford’s evolving smart car ambitions. In 2017, the American car manufacturer opened…

Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence appears to be running on all cylinders after its split from Nuance Communications earlier this month. The new company is highlighting the efforts of its Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience (DRIVE) Labs, which are currently working to design better user interfaces for smart cars and other connected vehicles. The Labs have also been…

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Communications has unveiled several new details about its forthcoming automotive spinoff, including the company’s name: Cerence Inc. will become its own corporate entity on October 1st. In announcing the new brand name, Nuance explained that “Cerence” is an invented word that nevertheless has linguistic associations with intelligence and cognition. Further emphasizing the company’s focus…

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

“The two new board members are Tencent Holdings Senior Executive Lau Seng Yee and SenseTime Founder Tang Xiao’ou…” A pair of tech executives with China’s SenseTime and Tencent have joined the board of Khazanah Nasional, a sovereign wealth fund in Malaysia. The appointees are the first representatives of Chinese companies on the Khazanah board, which…

Baidu Expects Major Growth for Smart Car OS

Baidu Expects Major Growth for Smart Car OS

“…Baidu says its ‘DuerOS for Apollo’ operating system has been incorporated into over 300 car models, and that it’s working with major car makers based not only in China but also Europe and the US…” China-based Baidu is celebrating the growth of its Apollo smart car program, and looking to build its brand on the…

Nuance Opens New Car-Focused AI Research Lab in Germany

Nuance Opens New Car-Focused AI Research Lab in Germany

Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on smart and autonomous car technologies. Dubbed the Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience Lab, or the DRIVE Lab, it will be based in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (“DFKI”) in Saarbrücken. Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE…

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

An autonomous driving specialist is going to use Amazon Web Services to power its machine learning-driven computer vision platform. Based in Israel, Mobileye is a subsidiary of Intel with a team of over 450 engineers. The company is working toward technology that can power fully autonomous vehicles, and has chosen AWS as its “preferred public…