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BlackBerry and Qualcomm collaborate to develop and produce cutting-edge automotive platforms for the next gen connected vehicles

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BlackBerry and Qualcomm have announced a strategic collaboration to develop and produce cutting-edge automotive platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles. As a part of the non-exclusive relationship, the companies have agreed to optimize select Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware platforms with BlackBerry’s QNX software for use in virtual cockpit controllers …

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Ford and Alibaba to jointly explore solutions for sustainable mobility and identify new retail opportunities

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Ford and Alibaba Group have entered into an agreement to explore a strategic collaboration to jointly identify new opportunities to redefine consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility. The ‘Letter of Intent’ was signed between the two companies at Alibaba’s headquarter in Hangzhou. Under the three-year agreement, both …

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Octo Telematics completes acquisition of the usage-based insurance assets of Willis Towers Watson

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Octo Telematics (Octo) has completed its acquisition of the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson announced on 11th October, 2017. This acquisition includes Willis Towers Watson’s market-leading DriveAbility solution and the DriveAbility Marketplace. Octo will form a strategic alliance with Willis Towers Watson, focusing on advancing UBI data …

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Shared self-driving cars could cut demands for sedans in US to half by 2030

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According to study by KPMG, self-driving cars from ride hailing services could cut demand for sedans in US to half by 2030. The firm used cellphone data to map commuter travel in three large U.S. cities –namely Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles-San Diego– and came up with this conclusion. The researchers have …

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Automotive microcontrollers market will reach US$ 1,600 Mn revenues by 2022

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According to a report by  Transparency Market research automotive microcontrollers market will reach US$ 1,600 Mn revenues by 2022, globally. The report says the reason behind the surge in revenues that microcontrollers are now being adopted in infotainment systems, providing connectivity to vehicle network. Hybrid electric vehicles have witnessed a …

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Fujitsu and HERE to link their technologies into integrated solutions for advanced mobility services and autonomous cars

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Fujitsu and HERE Technologies plan to link their respective technologies into powerful integrated solutions for customers developing advanced mobility services and autonomous cars. The two companies have signed an agreement with a view to commencing a long-term strategic partnership that would benefit both companies’ customers. Fujitsu is a system integrator …

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BlackBerry in advanced talks with Jaguar Land Rover on software for autonomous cars

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BlackBerry is in advanced talks with Tata Motors’s Jaguar Land Rover unit to provide the automaker with the software portfolio for building autonomous cars, according to some media reports. If the deal between the two companies is signed JLR would get the access to the Blackberry’s QNX software suite, that …

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Continental acquires Argus Cyber Security

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Telematics Wire had reported that Continental was in advanced talks to acquire Argus Cyber Security, now the German company has confirmed through a press release that the company has taken over the Israeli company in order to further strengthen and enhance its capabilities in automotive cyber security. Argus a team …

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Continental is in advanced talks to acquire Argus Cyber Security, say reports

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According to some media reports, Continental is in advanced talks to acquire Argus Cyber Security for about $400 million. Both the companies, however, have not given any statement on these reports. German automotive supplier which is world’s second largest company in this segment is known to make telematics control devices …

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