Autonomous Cars, Its All or Nothing

The world is ready for autonomous vehicles. And Edge computing is key in making autonomous cars reach their full potential. These vehicles require maximum connectivity and the cloud to relay data and map info.   How Does It Work?  These cars use cameras, radar, sonar, lidar, GPS, and infrared sensors to sense their surroundings, navigate obstacles, […]

ABB Invests in US Robot Factory as Reshoring Trend Hots up

ABB is expanding its main US robot factory as its customers there in the automotive, packaging and machinery industries confront a tight labour market as they bring production back home. The Swiss engineering company, which competes with Japan’s FANUC and Germany’s Kuka, is spending $20 million boosting capacity at its Auburn Hills site in Michigan […]

BlackBerry Revenue Tops Estimates on Auto, Cybersecurity Tech Demand

Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd topped Wall Street estimates for first-quarter revenue on Thursday, powered by growth in its auto products and cybersecurity services segments. Soaring demand for electric vehicles and connected-car technologies boosted sales of BlackBerry’s auto software, used in cars made by General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, among others. BlackBerry said that revenue from its […]

How a Cheap Component Could Help Kill Off Combustion Cars

The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. Some predict it could hasten the downfall of combustion cars. Supplies of the auto part were choked by the war in Ukraine, which is home to a significant chunk of the world’s production, with wire […]

REE Automotive to Build Commercial EV Plant in UK's Coventry

REE Automotive, which develops rolling chassis for commercial electric vehicles (EVs), said on Monday it will build an assembly plant in the British city of Coventry to supply customers in Europe. The Israeli-based startup said the highly-automated assembly plant it will complete this year in partnership with Rockwell Automation and Expert Technologies will have an […]