Category Archives: connected vehicles

Mercedes-Benz to invest €60B to be Electric Only

The Supervisory Board agreed to  an investment plan for the years 2022 to 2026 of more than €60 billion. Mercedes-Benz claims it will reduce capex, research and development expenses for the electrification of the product portfolio and digitalization processes, including steps towards automated driving, albeit at an admittedly high level. Needed to do this is an increase net revenues per vehicle. In addition, a gradual shift toward a direct sales model, which includes control over pricing, is being sought. Rising revenue from digital services will further support results. Continue reading

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Automotive Chips – Ford Adds GlobalFoundries to Help Design and Supply

GF and Ford have signed a non-binding agreement for GF to create more semiconductor supply for Ford’s current vehicle lineup, as well as joint research and development to address the growing demand for feature-rich chips to support the automotive industry. Continue reading

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Biden Bets on Detroit, Union Workers at GM’s EV Factory ZERO

“They’re the things that take place at the kitchen tables I grew up in,” Biden said. “For most of the 20th century, we led the world by a significant margin because we invested in our people, we invested in ourselves. But something went wrong along the way: We stopped. We risked losing our edge as a nation, and China and the rest of the world are catching up. Continue reading

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President Biden to Attend GM Factory ZERO Grand Opening

The so-called “Internet of Things” is changing manufacturing plants, enabling connected devices to deliver benefits to quality and safety. Countless systems and equipment rely on connectivity, such as robotics, sensors and the Automated Guided Vehicles that deliver materials across the factory floor. Continue reading

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GM Revamps Information Technology for Growth

GM said it’s to allow software-enabled services revenue to increase to $20-25 billion annually by 2030. Continue reading

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Citroën Helps Make Chalki a Zero Emission Greek Island

Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Greek Government, Citroën/Syngelidis Group, Vinci and Akuo Greece, work is underway to transform the island of Chalki into a zero-emission economy. Citroën and Syngelidis Group are offering a range of electric vehicles that will only use renewable energy. The aim is to make this progress available to all residents and businesses on the island. Continue reading

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NTSB – Fatal Texas Tesla Crash Shows Seats Were Occupied

Contrary to some sensationalist media reports, the Tesla was occupied by a driver and one passenger, both of whom died in the crash. Damage to steering wheel pictured was due to an impact as the Tesla reached a speed of 67 mph during the 5 seconds leading up to impact. Continue reading

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Stellantis on SAE Level 3 Public Road Autonomous Driving

At SAE Level 3, the driver does not need to monitor the driving circumstances constantly but must take back control when the system requests. L3Pilot, the flagship research and innovation project in Europe, is arguably one of the most important for the future of automated driving since it is focused on testing and evaluating the technology as a safe and efficient means of transportation in real traffic conditions. It also assessed technical aspects, driving behavior, user acceptance and impact on traffic and safety. Continue reading

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