In connected car news are Tesla, ZF, WABCO, Capgemini, Audi, Mitsubishi Electric, Parasoft, Renovo and Cappasity.
Tesla Price Cuts
Tesla cut prices for most of its models in North America with the Model S and X with highest price cuts.
WABCO Part of ZT
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has successfully completed the acquisition of commercial vehicle technology supplier WABCO, having gained approval from all required regulatory authorities. WABCO shares, previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange, cease public trading with immediate effect.
Signalling the start of WABCO’s integration into ZF, the acquisition unites two industry leaders behind a shared vision to create a customer-focused powerhouse to advance commercial vehicle technology. With the addition of WABCO, ZF’s focus will be on expanding its commercial vehicle service portfolio and on operating customer business.
Capgemini & Audi Launch XL2
Capgemini and Audi announced the launch of their joint venture – XL2. Following regulatory approvals, the company was founded at the end of April. It will provide digital technology and consulting services, namely in the fields of SAP S/4HANA® and cloud services primarily for Audi and the entire Volkswagen Group. XL2 combines an agile start-up culture reinforced by two global industry-leaders. The company’s goal is to expand its project business gradually and achieve a powerful workforce within the next five years.
XL2 was founded by Audi and Capgemini to support the automotive industry in digital transformation tasks. The joint venture that focuses on consulting and technology services for cloud and SAP S/4HANA® includes industry solutions such as SAP Leonardo®. XL2 is designed to enable end-to-end digital manufacturing, covering all central processes, including production planning, logistics, finance, maintenance, quality and materials management. Projects of the legally independent entity are to be carried out for Audi. The first focus areas are SAP projects for production and master data management, as well as development in the context of cloud-based applications.
Mitsubishi Launches ClariSense
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced its new ClariSense integrated Internet of Things (IoT) technology, which will be used for accelerated development of IoT systems construction within the company and its group companies. ClariSense, which synthesizes Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart®* artificial intelligence (AI) technology, security technologies and other strengths as a general electrical equipment manufacturer, is a unified design guideline and solution library in the form of IoT system that can be centrally maintained and expanded. Sharing ClariSense among Mitsubishi Electric group companies is expected to help accelerate development of IoT systems and new added-value products and services.
- *Mitsubishi Electric’s AI creates the State-of-the- ART in technology
- Integrated IoT knowledge and technical assets for fast creation of added-value products and servicesClariSense is an IoT system that integrates Mitsubishi Electric’s extensive equipment expertise and AI, security and other technological assets under a unified design guideline and solution library that can be centrally maintained and expanded. By combining functions of solution libraries, ClariSense helps to accelerate the creation of added-value products and services.
- Flexible implementation specifications for IoT system development according to device and system characteristicsThe unified design guideline defines only the configuration and interface of the IoT system. Flexible implementation specifications enable IoT systems to be integrated in infrastructure that require reliability and robustness and in factory automation (FA) systems to discover and solve problems in real time. Also, optimal IoT systems can be developed according to the characteristics of each device and system, such as facility-management IoT systems that can be linked flexibly to everything from in-building equipment to smartphones.
- Links internal and external systems via standard Application Programming Interfaces (API)Industry-standard APIs and communication protocols make it easy to link ClariSense-based new IoT systems to internal and external systems, allowing integrated solutions to efficiently collaborate across various customer and business fields.
Veccram App Downloadable
Veccram recently announced that its free, roadside assistance app for small passenger vehicles is now live and available for download from both the Apple and Android app stores. The Veccram app represents the first such service offered to both passenger vehicles and semi/dually trucks simultaneously. After just a single download, Veccram provides free access to fully vetted roadside assistance mechanics, any day or time, giving drivers peace of mind. Veccram currently covers some of the largest cities in the U.S., adding new cities regularly to its ever-expanding service area. Veccram also allows service providers a way to add new income streams to their business, while growing their professional reputations through valuable advertising.
Renovo Choses Parasoft
Parasoft, the global leader in automated software testing, announced that Renovo, the global automotive software and data company, has selected Parasoft’s C/C++test and its Automotive Compliance Pack to aid the safe development, deployment, and operation of ADAS fleets at scale.
With Parasoft’s offering, Renovo can reduce time to market by quickly achieving compliance through detecting bad coding practices, vulnerabilities, potential intrusions, and memory problems early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
Parasoft C/C++test enables Renovo and its customers to develop software that is safe, secure, reliable and deployed to operate autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).
Cappasity, an expert in 3D imaging and immersive experience solutions, unveils its newest mobile app intended to help users digitize their cars in 3D View. The resulting content can be placed on used car marketplaces to help customers study their future car in detail online. Marketplaces will benefit from improved engagement and higher sales, both of which are a result of interactive 3D imagery.
Make Cars 3D with Cappasity
Using the company’s breakthrough technology, the Cappasity mobile app allows users to create a 3D View of any car. 3D View is a visualization format patented by Cappasity. Showcasing cars in this format makes it possible for clients to examine a digitized object from all sides and zoom-in to see details. Any used car marketplace listing enhanced with a 3D View will see a boost in engagement and will provide customers with the chance to interact with the car just like they would offline.
Palomar Display Products, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a firm fixed price contract totaling $3.5M to deliver Biocular gunner displays for an Asian country Main Battle Tank.
These displays have been designed, tested and qualified by Palomar Display Products Inc. to operate in the harshest mobile environments worldwide. Deliveries under this contract will take place through 2021.