Magna, Lyft to jointly develop self-driving systems

Mobility technology company Magna and North America’s fastest growing rideshare company Lyft have inked a multi-year collaboration to jointly fund, develop, and manufacture self-driving systems. In addition to self-driving vehicles that will be deployed on Lyft’s own ridesharing network in the coming years, Magna has the ability to deploy the technologies across a wide range […]

Auto Industry in 2030

By Louis Rumao: Disruptive technologies, environmental issues, changing demographics and the economic volatility in the emerging markets make predicting the future of automotive industry difficult. Technology-driven trends will revolutionize the way industry players respond to changing consumer behavior, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change. Nobody can predict the future, still every business needs to plan […]

Bosch India improves the business continuity of the start-up ecosystem

Bosch India today announced the graduation of 13 technology  startups from its launch accelerator program- Discover, Nurture and Accelerate (DNA). After 18 weeks of intense development, mentoring and piloting, Bosch will partner and collaborate with these technology start-ups that work in the areas of, aerospace, mobility, social impact, healthcare and agriculture, apart from others. “Bosch has […]

Fully Autonomous Vehicles Spur LIDAR Sensors Mass Adoption

Cost-effective, high-resolution light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors capable of long-range object detection will be essential for high-to-fully automated driving applications. Demand for 3D mapping and imaging, better overall performance, automated processing of graphic data gathering and self-sufficient sensor with best-in-class performance in low-visibility conditions are factors driving the development and adoption of LIDAR sensors […]

Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

To help address mobility challenges in North Texas, Toyota announced a $1 million impact grant in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, available for local non-profits, academic institutions and social entrepreneurs.  The grant, a joint program between Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services, requires collaboration among up to five organizations. “By engaging […]

SAE Braces For Disruptive Changes In Mobility Industry

As profound new forces sweep mobility engineering – from electric vehicles to autonomous driving on the ground and drones to nano- satellites in the air – institutions like SAE international which serve the engineers are facing new challenges. SAE international, which started in 1905 as the ‘Society of Automotive Engineers’ with distinguished members like Henry […]

Ford To Change The Way The World Moves Once Again

As part of its continued innovation, Ford Motor Company is driving to be both an automotive and mobility company, ultimately to help change the way the world moves. In an exclusive interview, Raj Nair, Ford’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, told Louis Rumao of AutoParts Asia, “Our roadmap includes not only smarter cars, […]