Connected Car News: Mustang, Renovo, FCA, Blink, Nissan, Azure & Artificial Solutios

In connected car news are Mustang, Renovo, FCA, Blink, Nissan, Azure and Artificial Solutions.

Mustang E-Mach 1 Sold-Out

Mustang has proven it’s still got the maverick appeal the Mustang Mach-E First Edition has sold out in the US. Ford announced originally that there would be limited of  the model. The company has been running television commercials since the new Mach-E was revealed.

The First Edition has now been removed from Mustang Mach-E configurator.

Previously Ford announced that it would only produce 50,000 Mach-E models. The price of  the Mach-E First Editions $61,000 price (after a $1,100 destination charge) and buyers were required to pay a $500 refundable deposit.

Renovo Insight Insights

Global automotive software company, Renovo, is honored to announce their automotive data management platform, Insight, as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Winner under the “Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation” category. The Innovation Awards program is an annual competition held by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)  every year at CES in Las Vegas Nevada. The award honors the best of engineering and design in consumer technology products.

Insight offers vehicle manufacturers and OEMs an edge over their competition, allowing them to develop ADAS features faster resulting in features like driver monitoring, collision avoidance, automatic parking and more to reach the market quicker. Insight enables automotive companies to ingest their vehicle data to the edge, quickly index and tag unstructured data from their development fleets, query the most important insights, and automatically deliver them to distributed engineering teams ten times faster than any other approach.

FCA Agrees with UAW

FCA confirmed that the Company and the UAW have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.

MJ & Driving Don’t Mix

Data indicate marijuana use as well as driving within two hours of using marijuana has substantially increased along with public concern just one year following the legalization of marijuana in Canada.

Steady increases in public concern about drug-impaired driving generally and, more specifically, marijuana-impaired driving in recent years may be reflective of growing awareness about the impairing effects associated with marijuana. Seven out of 10 Canadians (71.3%) were very or extremely concerned about drugged drivers according to the 2019 poll, up from 59.5% in 2014. This concern is warranted in light of available evidence suggesting the drug is associated with increases in crash risk.

Blink Moves to Azure

Blink Charging Co. Blink Charging announced the modernization of its cloud computing for its proprietary Blink Network which connects thousands of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country. The company, founded in 2010, upgraded its network and operations to the Microsoft Azure cloud computing services to prepare for future needs as the EV industry continues to grow.

The transition to Azure provides Blink the scalability to add additional EV charging stations to its rapidly growing network of equipment both across the United States and globally. The upgrade will also allow the Blink Network to be expandable internationally and to flawlessly control the administration of the EV driver charging experience across the globe.

AI for Scania

Artificial Solutions®  the leading specialist in enterprise-strength conversational AI, announced t that Scania, a major manufacturers of trucks and buses, will be using Teneo® to build a variety of intelligent conversational applications.

Teneo will be used by a central team within Scania to create highly intelligent conversational interfaces throughout the entire organization. Strong collaboration features within Teneo that support enterprise wide development will allow Scania’s developers and business users alike to build advanced chatbot applications in multiple languages for a wide range of internal and external uses.

“Conversational AI is changing how people interact with technology by making it faster, easier and more efficient to complete even the most complex of tasks,” says Jacob Pantzerhielm, Manager New Technology at Scania. “We chose to work with Artificial Solutions because of the humanlike conversational experience Teneo delivers, alongside excellent scaling and integration abilities.”

Part of the Traton Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications combined with an extensive product-related service offering.

Teneo is Artificial Solutions award-wining conversational AI application development platform. It enables enterprises to build highly conversational applications in more than 35 languages running over any device, service or operating system. Real-time data analytics allows organizations to increase personalization, automatically maintain the conversational system, and deliver actionable insight back to the business, while enabling compliance with privacy regulations such as GDPR.

LEGO & Nissan

The LEGO Group and Nissan have revealed a model that pays tribute to one of the most iconic Japanese supercars, the Nissan GT-R NISMO. This is the first-ever partnership between LEGO and a Japanese automaker.

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