Automotive Supply Side

This zone covers the products—from spark plugs to transmissions—developed by automotive suppliers.

Innoviz Gets Even More Tier One Support

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 30, 2017 at 5:45 AM

Consider this: a company that was founded in January 2016 by former members of the Israeli Defense Forces has, within the matter of a couple of weeks, made agreements with two of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

ZF and Hella Partnering for Advancing Technology

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM

In an effort to advance autonomous and assisted driving technologies, two major automotive suppliers—ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.--have established a strategic partnership, with ZF bringing systems know-how (as well as driveline and safety technologies and an entire ecosystem of other partners it is organizing toward this end.

Back Seat Talker

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 13, 2017 at 6:43 AM

Drivers have been talking to cars for a number of years now.

Economy Comes to Carbon Fiber Parts (?)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 05, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Have economies of scale come to the production of automotive parts with carbon fiber materials?

Pitching ZF

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2017 at 6:02 AM

As vehicles become more automated, the technology that’s going to make that happen—hardware and software alike—is more than likely going to come from the supply base, not from the OEMs.

Adient, Diesels and Artificial Intelligence

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM

Did you ever wonder about how interior designers go about developing seats for vehicles?

VW, Mobileye and Swarm Data

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 15, 2017 at 6:43 AM

Generally when there are photographs of autonomous vehicles, they are often singular: there is a vehicle.

Supplying Electrified Options

By: Steve Plumb - February 01, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Peak ICE?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 13, 2017 at 6:05 AM

According to Kregg Wiggins, senior vice president, Powertrain Div., North America, Continental, looking ahead, “The future of individual mobility is electric.” Meaning, the electrification of powertrains will not only continue, but accelerate.

Audi & NVIDIA Go Deeper

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 05, 2017 at 10:25 AM

NVIDIA, the tech company that transformed powerful, compact computing with its graphical processing units (GPUs) that lead to systems-on-a-chip (SOC)*, and Audi, the car company that transformed what was the state of the art of automotive interiors (and which has been using NVIDIA tech in its vehicles for navigation displays, for example, which enhances the look of the interiors of its cars and crossovers), jointly announced last night at a keynote at CES 2017 that they’re going to be working together to advance artificial applications to address autonomous driving capabilities.

ZF in the Oasis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 30, 2016 at 6:57 AM

What you’re looking at is the “Intelligent Rolling Chassis” ZF has developed for the Rinspeed Oasis, a concept vehicle.

Autoliv’s Approach to Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 28, 2016 at 7:11 AM

Autoliv, the Swedish safety systems supplier, is launching a Volvo-based “learning platform,” a learning platform that the company hopes will bring it to the development of autonomous driving capability.