Qualcomm to acquire Autotalks

Qualcomm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Autotalks, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication technologies.

Volkswagen’s Cariad teams up with ThunderSoft to establish a JV in China

Cariad has announced a strategic partnership with ThunderSoft, a provider of intelligent operating system products and technologies.

Uber, Google announce extended cloud partnership

Google and Uber have announced an extended partnership, with Uber choosing Google to help modernize its data cloud infrastructure.

Uber to migrate workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle and Uber have inked a seven-year cloud partnership, where Uber will be migrating some of its critical workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). 

General Motors, GlobalFoundries ink deal for U.S.-made chips

General Motors (GM) has signed a long-term agreement with GlobalFoundries (GF), for U.S.-made chips.

Infosys inks digitization deal with Envision AESC

Infosys has inked a strategic collaboration with Envision AESC, a battery technology company part of the Envision Group.

Subaru goes live with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for high performance computing

Automaker Subaru has moved its simulation and 3D visualization workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), says Oracle. 

Chinese EV-makers Hozon select BlackBerry QNX for next line of sedans

Chinese EV-makers Hozon New Energy Automobile has selected BlackBerry QNX technology to power its soon-to-be-produced futuristic sports sedan, the Neta S.

Volvo takes Unreal Engine for a spin

Volvo is collaborating with Epic Games to bring the game engine into upcoming Volvo cars, providing high-quality graphics inside the cabin.

Stellantis to deploy Palantir’s Foundry operating system

Automaker and mobility solutions company Stellantis will deploy its Foundry operating system across the company’s brands, business functions and plant locations.

BlackBerry, Magna ink multi-year ADAS solutions contract

BlackBerry and Magna have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate on various integrated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solutions.

Hyundai Mobis and Vector ink automotive software platform MoU

Hyundai Mobis and Vector have inked a MoU for the joint development of automotive software platforms, the companies said in a statement. 

Volkswagen to use Qualcomm chips for automated driving

Cariad, a software company from the Volkswagen Group, will be using Qualcomm system-on-chips (SoCs) for its software platform.

Red Hat, General Motors working on Linux operating system for cars

Red Hat and General Motors have inked a collaboration around the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System. 

Hertz to use AWS for new mobility platform

Hertz has inked a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to modernize and digitize its customer experience and new mobility platform.  

BMW to use Hitachi’s virtual storage platform

Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has been selected by BMW as a key strategic partner in enterprise cloud storage and data management for the next six years.

Smartsheet becomes official technology platform of McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing and Smartsheet have inked a partnership that will see Smartsheet become an official technology partner of the McLaren Formula 1 team.

Ford gets AT&T 5G for the F-150 Lightning

Ford and AT&T are working together on to outfit the F-150 Lightning pickup with 5G connectivity, at the motor company's Dearborn Rouge site.

Argo AI, Ford and Walmart collaborating to launch autonomous vehicles for delivery

Argo AI, Ford, and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Ferrari selects AWS as official cloud provider

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has entered into an agreement with Ferrari to become their official cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider.

Marelli awards global automotive software engineering contract to Wipro

Wipro and Marelli have entered into a multi-year global agreement for automotive engineering services.
Volkswagen steps up development of Industrial Cloud

Teradata partnering with Volkswagen for Industrial Cloud on AWS

Cloud data and analytics company Teradata says it will partner with Volkswagen for the Industrial Cloud.

Infosys to deliver digital transformation services to Volvo

Infosys has been selected as the main supplier to deliver Volvo Cars' digital transformation services for its Enterprise Digital Commercial Operations Applications and Products.

Lear signs Hyundai as development partner

Automotive technology company Lear has signed Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI), as the first development partner in its EXO technology partnership program.

Delphi powertrains to use TomTom maps

TomTom is collaborating with Delphi Technologies on powertrains, with their powertrain control system using TomTom’s maps.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance cars to embed Android, based on new partnership with Google

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and Google have inked a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the automotive alliance, starting from 2021.

AMD inks multi-year deal with Scuderia Ferrari

AMD has signed a multi-year sponsorship with automaker Scuderia Ferrari. 

Waymo, Jaguar to add 20,000 electric self-driving vehicles

Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover are joining forces to design and engineer an electric fully self-driving vehicle, built for Waymo’s transportation service.

Garmin acquires Trigentic

Garmin has acquired Trigentic, a privately-held provider of intelligent products, solutions and services in the areas of embedded systems, power supply and power distribution for the marine and recreational vehicle market.

Marquardt to use Immersion haptic technology for automotive solutions

San Jose-based Immersion has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Marquardt.

Toyota using Kinaxis supply chain management solutions

Toyota has selected Kinaxis, providers of RapidResponse - a cloud-based supply chain management solution based on concurrent planning - to manage its automotive demand and supply chain processes. 

Nvidia, ZF and Baidu collaborating on autonomous vehicle platform for China

Nvidia, ZF and Baidu are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China.

Hyundai, Aurora ink self-driving car technology deal

Hyundai and Aurora have inked a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021.

BlackBerry, Baidu collaborating on autonomous vehicle technology

BlackBerry and Baidu will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers.

SoundHound, Hyundai extend automotive partnership

SoundHound has inked a partnership with Hyundai, to embed its music application into select Hyundai vehicles worldwide.

Polaris selects JDA Software for supply chain overhaul

Polaris, a manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATV, and neighborhood electric vehicles, has selected JDA Software for a multi-phase supply chain transformation initiative.

Honda signs autonomous driving deal with Chinese AI company SenseTime

Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime has signed a long-term development agreement with Japanese car manufacturer Honda, to build cars with autonomous driving.

Maserati appoints Accenture Interactive as digital agency

Luxury vehicle manufacturer Maserati has appointed Accenture Interactive as its global agency across all digital channels.

Renovo, Velodyne ink LiDAR partnership

Renovo, Velodyne partnering to include Velodyne LiDAR as the preferred sensor provider for AWare powered highly automated vehicles.

AutoNation signs vehicle maintenance deal with Waymo

Automotive retailer AutoNation has partnered with Waymo, the self-driving technology company from the Alphabet stable, in a multi-year agreement to support its autonomous vehicle program. AutoNation franchised stores, AutoNation USA stores and other...

Delphi to acquire nuTonomy for $450 million

Delphi Automotive has signed an agreement to acquire nuTonomy for an upfront purchase price of $400 million and earn-outs totaling approximately $50 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and...

LeasePlan, TomTom ink telematics partnership

Fleet management company LeasePlan has inked a collaboration with TomTom Telematics; under the terms of which LeasePlan customers will be able to access TomTom’s advanced cloud-based fleet management and connected car solutions. LeasePlan...

BMW to integrate Amazon Alexa into vehicles

Amazon and BMW are working together to bring Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, to BMW and Mini vehicles. The integration will be available starting mid-2018, say the companies. Drivers will not need...

Delphi signs LiDAR deal with Innoviz

Delphi Automotive has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Under the terms of the agreement, Innoviz's LiDAR...

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye to build driverless cars

Fiat Chrysler is joining BMW, Intel and Mobileye to build driverless cars. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding on autonomous driving, which makes Fiat Chrysler the first automaker to...

Globetouch, Verizon Telematics working with General Motors for OnStar

Globetouch and Verizon Telematics say they are planning to launch upgraded network solutions, that will be used by General Motors for OnStar’s connected vehicle services. Globetouch will integrate its open platform GControl...

Baidu to use Microsoft cloud for self-driving cars outside of China

The self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese Internet search giant Baidu will be using Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo...

General Motors inks agreement with MapAnything

General Motors has inked a strategic agreement with MapAnything, a geo-productivity software company funded by Salesforce Ventures. Under the terms of the agreement, GM has launched MapAnything Live to GM Fleet customers available...

Autoliv to develop, market LiDAR sensors with Velodyne

Automotive safety systems company Autoliv has signed an agreement with Velodyne, where the company will develop auto-grade LiDAR sensors using Velodyne's 3D software technology and LiDAR ASIC engine. Autoliv will also serve...

Volvo, Nvidia developing AI software for self-driving cars

Volvo Cars and Autoliv are teaming up with Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for AI self-driving cars, the companies announced on Tuesday. The three companies will work together along with...