Automotive

Ford and University of Michigan partner; automaker leasing robotics lab

Ford will lease the fourth floor of a planned robotics laboratory at the University of Michigan. The new laboratory is expected to have space where machines walk, fly, drive and swim, said the automaker in a statement. The building will also house labs,...

McLaren-Honda signs NTT Communications as technology partner

McLaren-Honda, the British Formula One team based at the McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey, England, and NTT Group have inked a three-year technology partnership. Under the agreement, NTT Communications becomes a technology partner to McLaren-Honda. Over the course of the partnership, NTT Communications will provide network,...

Verizon acquires connected intelligence company Telogis

Verizon has signed an agreement to purchase privately-held Telogis. The Aliso Viejo, California-based company provides connected intelligence and fleet management software. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Terms of...

Volkswagen Invests $300M In Gett

Automaker Volkswagen has made a strategic investment of $300 million in ride-hailing service Gett. The Israeli startup is available in more than 60 cities around the world. Alongside our pioneering role in the automotive business, we aim to become a...

Toyota, Uber Sign MoU To Explore Ridesharing Collaboration

Toyota and Uber have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ridesharing is expanding. As part of the partnership, Toyota Financial Services and Mirai Creation Investment are making a strategic...

Toyota Partners With Segway Founder For Standing Wheelchair

Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions for the disabled community. This agreement will help DEKA to proceed with plans to complete the development...

Renault Selects HP Private Cloud

French automaker Renault has selected an HP Utility Services solution to support the development of new telematics services for its electric cars, in a pay-as-you-go financial model. Renault selected HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Utility Services to host its European IT...