a deal with GM couldn’t be concluded because of disagreements over ownership of technology and data
Despite all their great ideas, Goggle generally gets a cool reception from automakers that are nervous about the customer influence.
“While the possibilities are exciting, the reality requires solving a myriad of technology challenges,” Davis wrote.
Given their weak track record it will be quite impressive if Davis’ IOTG can pull this off (after he retires from the company this year).
Novi development center will serve as a hub that Google will use to work with a number of partners in the automotive industry
Now people will know about Novi, the 6th pony express stop out of Detroit (called No. VI). Horses are self-driving right?
So my car is no longer 95% idle, it is working all day, but I only have one of them. I no longer need two vehicles, so there is a cost benefit there
Finally the business model for connected self-driving cars – the automakers will sell half as many cars at twice the price and the highways will be less congested as a result. Will this lower road use taxes too?
That’s because we’re not talking billions, tens of billions, or even hundreds of billions of dollars. We’re talking trillions, with a “t.”
Few markets can be measured in “T’s” I noticed cars are part of the numbers.
The EyeQ5 continues Mobileye’s long-standing cooperation with STMicroelectronics
Many Tier 1’s were expecting this to be an open platform since they want to select their silicon partner. Looks like they’ll have to deliver their own software, OSS anyone?
Connecting cars to a broader Internet of Things is still in its infancy. “You need a connected home to be able to connect your car to it,” notes Kent. While one in four consumers said they’re interested in a connected lifestyle, the technology to support a broader connected world is not yet ubiquitous.
There are plenty of standards and APIs but coordinating these across industries is just starting.
Android N also has some new back-end features that will make it easier for automakers to create their own unique flavors of N, although it’s unclear how many car companies are taking Google up on the offer
A short time from now we will comprehend how deep carmakers will accept the Google offer to deploy an embedded -N solution. Meanwhile, phone users get a better driving experience than already exists with Android Auto on every phone, no connection to the car needed!
Intel’s decision to cancel its SoFIA and Broxton x86 smartphone processors are favorable to Qualcomm.Asustek, Intel’s former biggest client for x86 mobile proce
What was the mistake was to invest billions before cutting losses and making a new customer for someone else.
Ford Motor Company is getting substantial backing from a rival automaker for its open source Smart Device Link (SDL) middleware framework, which supports mobile phones. SDL is a project of the GENIVI Alliance,
The irony here is that neither Ford or the unnamed rival backer (Toyota) are not members of GENIVI, rather they back AGL.