Embedded chips and connected car news tips this week involve the Apple self-driving car lay-offs, DOJ, Tesla, Volvo, Ford, Toshiba, TomTom, Toyota, Infineon, Land Rover, Volkswagen and Continental. Bye-Buh Apple Self-Driving Car Play? Apple reportedly
Daimler/Mercedes-Benz made several announcements at IFA. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars gave a presentation that opened with a video montage and the song
Mouser Electronics is teaming up with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to build a vehicle cockpit for 3D-printed autonomous vehicles. The concept’s winning design includes a rear-mounted drone for a bird’s eye view.
Studies show that when cars become autonomous, occupants may experience motion sickness. Motion sickness is already a problem for many passengers – and when we all become passengers, it seems inevitable that it’ll get worse.
Ford is working with major cities – starting with San Francisco – to help solve congestion and move people more easily through shuttles, bicycles and mobility apps. The company will acquire Chariot, a San Francisco-based