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Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the top-selling and namesake marque of the Volkswagen Group, the holding company created in 1975 for the growing company, and is now the biggest automaker in both Germany and Europe. Volkswagen has three cars in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time compiled by the website 24/7 Wall St.: the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat. With these three cars, Volkswagen has the most cars of any automobile manufacturer in the list that are still being manufactured.Volkswagen means "people's car" in German. Its current international slogan is "Das Auto" . Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 24, 2017
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- Forecasts & analysis of the 5 automotive big data submarket revenues between 2016 and 2026 - ADAS / Autonomous - User Experience / Feature Tracking - Diagnostics - Location - Others ·         Overview and analysis of the role of standards and regulations - Analysis of the solutions and applications for automotive big data - SWOT analysis of the automotive big data market - Profiles of 10 leading companies involved in the automotive big data market as well as their automotive telematics product portfolio. - BMW AG - Daimler AG - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Ford Motor - General Motors - Honda Motor - Tesla Motors - Toyota - Volkswagen - Volvo ·         Key technologies analysed which are driving growth in automotive big data - Connected Car - Vehicle to Everything Telematics (V2X, V2I, V2P, V2G, V2V Communications, - Self-Driving Autonomous Vehicles (AV) - Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) - Pay As You Drive (PAYD) - Infotainment - The Internet of Things (IoT) To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/automotive-big-data-market-revenue-accounted-to-exceed-47-billion-in-2016-300444714.html

Sierra Wireless AirPrime® AR Series embedded modules and Legato® platform will enable Car-Net connectivity for Volkswagen automobiles beginning in 2018 VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2017) - Sierra Wireless ( : SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® AR Series modules and the Legato® platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless' integrated 4G technology will reach the market beginning in 2018 in several Volkswagen models worldwide. Sierra Wireless automotive solutions will deliver high-speed cellular connectivity for the Volkswagen Car-Net platform, which provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts. Owners can use their applications over the integrated 4G-LTE connection provided by the Sierra Wireless AirPrime module. Volkswagen will utilize Sierra Wireless technology to expand into additional value-added connected services and telematics. These services are enabled through the Legato platform, which provides an application framework and development environment that allows third-party applications to be built and hosted directly on the wireless module. "Volkswagen is a leader in delivering connectivity in their cars, and the Car-Net platform is a prime example of the value that a well-designed connectivity solution can deliver to drivers and their passengers," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. "Volkswagen drives us to continuously innovate, and we're pleased to extend our collaboration to their next-generation connected cars." Note to editors:  Volkswagen and Sierra Wireless will participate together in the Autonomous Vehicle Conference (Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona): https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/start-here/agenda/autonomous-vehicles/. About Sierra Wireless Automotive Solutions Automotive systems present a uniquely challenging environment for wireless technologies, requiring solutions that can withstand extreme temperatures, thermal shocks, constant vibration, and humidity over many years. More than a cellular modem, the AR Series provides a secure device-to-cloud architecture enabling automotive OEMs and Tier-1's to build a Linux-based telematics control unit using a single module. Sierra Wireless AR Series modules are available for a variety of cellular network technologies and frequency band combinations, using the same footprint and software for simplicity and cost efficiency. For more information, visit: To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales. About Sierra Wireless Sierra Wireless ( : SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,000 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com. Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog, on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless. "AirPrime" and "Legato" are registered trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions, channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-30-2015 | Award Amount: 8.00M | Year: 2016

The objective of the BIG IoT project is to ignite really vibrant Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems. We will achieve this by bridging the current interoperability gap between the vertically integrated IoT platforms and by creating marketplaces for IoT services and applications. Despite various research and innovation projects working on the Internet of Things , no broadly accepted professional IoT ecosystems exist. The reason for that are high market entry barriers for developers and service providers due to a fragmentation of IoT platforms. The goal of this project is to overcome these hurdles by Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the IoT and by creating marketplaces for service and application providers as well as platform operators. We will address the interoperability gap by defining a generic, unified Web API for smart object platforms, called the BIG IoT API. The establishment of a marketplace where platform, application, and service providers can monetize their assets will introduce an incentive to grant access to formerly closed systems and lower market entry barriers for developers. The BIG IoT consortium is well suited to reach the outlined goals, as it comprises all roles of an IoT ecosystem: resource providers (e.g., SIEMENS, SEAT), service and application developers (e.g., VODAFONE, VMZ), marketplace providers (e.g., ATOS), platform providers (e.g., BOSCH, CSI, ECONAIS), as well as end users connected through the public private partnerships of WAG and CSI or the user-focused information services that VMZ provides for the city of Berlin. The major industry players cover multiple domains, including mobility, automotive, telecommunications, and IT services. Four university departments will help to transfer the state of the art into the state of the practice and solve the open research challenges. This consortium will mobilise the necessary critical mass at European level to achieve the goals and to reach the ireach the impacts set out in this project.

« Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016 | Main | Audi introduces connected mobility concept in Beijing; electric longboard integrated with intelligent nav system » Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, and IBM Japan, Ltd. are exploring a collaboration in the development of a data analytics system for test images from the advanced safety system—including output from Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance system—and evaluation using cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. EyeSight is the first driver assistance system to use only stereo cameras to detect the presence of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. (Earlier post.) In addition to avoiding frontal collisions and limiting damage in the event of an accident, the EyeSight technology has made possible a number of other preventive safety functions, notably Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Lane Keep. Working together with IBM Japan, FHI developed a system that integrates and comprehensively manages vast amounts of test image data. The system began operation this month. This will allow FHI engineers easily to search for and analyze needed test images. This system is also expected to lead to improved development efficiency, significantly contributing towards the attainment of the advanced driver assist. In the future FHI and IBM Japan will investigate the building of a new system using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive, an internet of things (IoT) solution for the automotive industry based on IBM cloud. The solution supports real time analytics by integrating data collected from sensors mounted on each car with other data. FHI is developing technology for autonomous driving by advancing safety performance and reliability verified with EyeSight. The collaboration with IBM Japan is the base for accelerating the development and evolving its technology level significantly.

News Article | December 14, 2016
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Growing advancement in IoT sector is developing its impact on various industries such as manufacturing, chemical, entertainment, IT, and automotive among others. In automotive sectors, to avoid tiredness and boredom during travel time as well as rising concern about safety & security, the demand to connect the in-vehicle intelligent system to real internet with high speed is increasing. The market is expected to reach the new heights in terms of market size. The Global Connected Car Market is expected to grow at CAGR of 23.46% from year 2015 to 2030. Factors such as raising proliferation of embedded in-vehicle connectivity and growing smart phone integration platform are driving the market whereas high price of equipment’s and complex features in the products are hindering the sale of connected car market. The Key Players in Connected Car Ecosystem are- Audi AG, Nokia Corporation, Fiat Chrysler Group, AT&T Inc, General Motor Company, Volkswagen Group, BMW AG, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, Tesla Motors, Inc., Airbiquity, Inc., Alibaba Group, Mckinsey & Company, Harman International, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Tech-Mahindra Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Infosys Ltd, Daimler AG, Blackberry Ltd., Abalta Technologies, Inc., NXP Semiconductor N.V., Sierra Wireless, Verizon Telematics Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., Continental Corporation AG, Denso Corporation, Nissan Motor Corporation Ltd, SK Telecom Co. Ltd. and among others. Global Connected Car Ecosystem Market Analysis & Forecast, 2030 • To provide detailed analysis of the market structure along with forecast for the next 15 years of the various segments and sub-segments of the Global Connected Car Ecosystem market market • Upcoming technologies, high growth geographies and countries were identified • Regional Analysis for Connected Car were studied • Key segments covered in the report are: connectivity, application and region. • For all the regions: forecast demand for all applications were identified and then with historical figure, data collected through primary and annual reports were triangulated to derive the regional market size • Historical trend is identified to forecast and estimate the future value data Key Findings • Asia-Pacific is the region with fastest growing economies such as China, Japan and India, the demand for connected car would be strong in the upcoming years. • In global connected car ecosystem revenue by connectivity, embedded connectivity to generate highest revenue of $ 22.13 billion globally, which would increase at CAGR of 23.1 % to $406.02 billion by 2030. • The global connected car ecosystem market is estimated to grow from $ 34.83 billion in 2015 to $ 842.43 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 23.46% from 2016 to 2030. The high growth rate is to serve the growing demand of converting passenger cars into smart cars.   Regional and Country Analysis of Connected Car Ecosystem Asia-pacific would raise its revenue to $258.09 billion from $10.20 billion in year 2016; however revenue in the North American region would increase to $313.68 billion. Middle East & Africa would generate revenue at a CAGR of 18.0% from 2016 to 2030. The reports also cover country level analysis: • North America • Europe • Asia – Pacific • Rest of the World For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com

News Article | December 15, 2016
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There is no doubt that the technology landscape is changing at a frenetic pace and staying ahead of the major trends reshaping today’s world will ultimately separate the winners from the losers. We have all heard the mantra of these days, “you either disrupt yourself or you will get disrupted”. The risk of becoming irrelevant has never been greater. It’s the role of CIOs to look beyond today's solutions and be ready for what lies ahead. However, the list of innovations can be endless and keeping up with the latest emerging technologies and new tools is no easy task. It requires a deep understanding of which technologies have the potential to add value to the existing business or create a brand new market. CTO Forum surveyed a group of senior technologists from America’s leading companies to get insights on technologies that are at the forefront of their minds and should be on every CIOs radar in 2017. In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved from science fiction movie plots to everyday reality. “We’ve seen profound improvements in the implementations of artificial intelligence over the last few years. It was primarily driven by finally reaching the point where we can build significantly deep neural networks and have them run at a reasonable speed,” pointed Nicko van Someren, CTO of Linux Foundation. Machine learning is dramatically changing the way we do business today. From workflow management tools, trend predictions to customer support, it helps drive productivity and reduce costs. “In consumer space scale is important. I think in the next 18 months or so intelligent agents and bots will be interface points and AI will help drive the personalized interface and enrich interaction with people,” said Ralph Loura, CTO for Rodan + Fields. Machine learning and AI also play a significant role in the rapid development of autonomous vehicles. According to Gartner there will be 250 million cars connected to each other and to the infrastructure around them by 2020. Automotive Electronics Roadmap Report forecasts that the install rate of AI-based systems in new vehicles will rise to 109% in 2025 from just 8% in 2015. “We are on the verge of changing from being a car manufacturer into becoming a mobility ecosystem provider. The emerging technology that is very crucial for us is obviously autonomous driving that is powered by machine learning techniques,” said Chuhee Lee, VP of Technology and Strategy for Volkswagen. Many experts call AI the new electricity and the same way electricity transformed industry after industry 100 years ago, AI is dramatically expanding the limits of what is possible today. The adoption of IoT devices in multiple industries has risen dramatically in the past several years. In fact, analysts expect there will be 25 billion connected devices installed by 2020 and companies will invest nearly 6 trillion on IoT solutions over the next five years. “It’s going to hit almost every industry. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in financial services, networking or consumer products, Internet of Things is going to impact you in some way,” said Steve Gray, SVP of Engineering for Qualcomm. The accelerating adoption rate presents many implications for senior leaders. On one hand, it creates game-changing opportunities. The wealth of data will allow businesses to achieve new levels of operational excellence, innovate business models, improve product development, launch new revenue streams and roll out new services. “The Internet of Things gives us the ability to gather data from areas that previously have not been able to be gathered. We are able to animate, give voice to inanimate objects and then process the vast amount of data from these sensors to make better decisions and drive analytics,” pointed out Kirk Ball, CTO for The Kroger Company. On the other hand, it creates brand new sets of risks. One of the most significant revolves around security. “We have seen today more and more security threats. We work in the automotive industry and that is a key consideration for us. The car has really become a networking device on wheels so we’re very focused on being able to shut down security threats,” said Qualcomm’s SVP of Engineering Steve Gray. However, 90% of organizations still don’t have a cybersecurity strategy for the Internet of Things in place, according to the new Cybersecurity Preparedness Benchmarking Study by the Berkeley Research Group. The silver lining is that the security flaws are being discovered so they can be identified and fixed. “It is crucial to be very aware of your security strategy and look at the technologies that are required to be able to secure the services or products that you develop. There are a lot of new technologies which are developed in the security realm, and if you are working in a business and you are connected to the internet, you invariably are dealing with security threats,” added Steve Gray. There is no doubt that Internet of Things is no longer just a tech buzzword. It has tremendous potential to change the way we interact with the physical world. It is also clear that there is still a lot of work to be done especially around security and infrastructure. Blockchain, the technology underpinning the bitcoin digital currency, has been gaining momentum and becoming one of the hottest topics across various industries. “I think we are beyond the hype and auditing phase for blockchain. More and more people are now thinking very specifically about how to use blockchain as an enabler of peer-to-peer trust and it is changing the game for a lot of things,” commented Ralph Loura, CTO at Rodan + Fields. Blockchain technology is showing a great promise. Marc Andreessen, the renowned Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists, called blockchain the distributed trust network that the Internet always needed and never had. It undeniably has the potential to revolutionize the digital economy and is finding applications in wide range of areas, not only the financial sector. The potential use cases are endless – from cybersecurity, supply chain management, IoT to health care records and loyalty payments in the music industry. It isn’t yet clear how quickly blockchain will become mainstream but it sure will create major disruption and should be on the radar of every technology leader. These technologies have been around for some time and are not new but they have now reached a certain level of maturity and are beginning to have a huge impact on how businesses operate and engage with their customers. No organization will take the lead just by waiting on the sidelines. Every strategic CIO needs to proactively look at opportunities posed by emerging technologies that can help reshape their business and strengthen the bottom line.

News Article | December 1, 2016
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Eye scanners, fingerprinting, and other biometrics may soon be coming to a car near you. The market for biometric vehicle access systems, currently at an estimated $442.7 million, is projected to nearly double by 2021, according to a report from Markets and Markets. The report estimates that by 2021, the global market for biometric vehicle systems will reach $854.8 million, at a CAGR of 14.06%. The report examines production volumes and demand trends. It also includes interviews from experts and suppliers on the future trends of the biometric vehicle access system market, as well as sources from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), and paid databases and directories. "Use of biometrics in automobiles is not new," said Anil K. Jain, a Michigan State University professor who researchers biometrics. One of the first attempts was by Volvo, in which the keyfob had an embedded fingerprint reader that allowed the owner to unlock the car. SEE: Why an eye scan could soon unlock Samsung and Apple phones However, "given the price sensitivity in the automobile sector and long design to manufacturing cycle, it is difficult to adopt the latest biometric technology in the auto sector," Jain said. Since nearly every smartphone vendor is using or considering biometric authentication, the best solution may be to use biometrics capabilities in phones for automobile applications, such as unlocking the car and keyless ignition, Jain said. That way, there's no need to embed a separate biometrics reader or recognition software in the vehicle itself. "Aside from the convenience biometrics offers consumers, such as the ability to unlock cars by just walking up to them via facial or gait recognition, biometrics also affords much stronger security than do physical car keys or fobs which can be much more easily stolen or replicated as has been proven in the past," said Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner Research. However, biometrics are not perfect, and car manufacturers should not solely rely on this technology for security, Litan said. "They need a layered security and authentication approach," she added. Biometric vehicle access systems are still in a growing phase, the report stated. Fingerprint recognition systems currently hold the largest share in this market. Iris recognition systems are expected to grow in number, due to increased demand for safety features, according to the report. The Asia-Pacific vehicle market is projected to have the largest market share in iris recognition systems by 2025. Europe is estimated to account for the largest share of the biometric vehicle access system market in 2016, with major manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, and Volkswagen developing these technologies to strengthen vehicle security. In general, the automotive industry in Europe is advancing faster than in North America or the Asia-Pacific region, the report stated. The rise of biometrics could have implications for enterprise users—in the future, we could see iris scanners replacing the security badges of the past. The growing field also has implications for the rising Internet of Things (IoT) space. "Connected cars of the future are highly susceptible to hacks," Litan said. "Security has been an afterthought in IoT deployments, including those in automobiles, so biometric authentication is a step in the right direction towards correcting that."

News Article | December 8, 2015
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe | Main | Swift Navigation raises $11M Series-A round for high-accuracy RTK GPS for autonomous vehicles » Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES 2016. Diess will use the CES stage to launch an all-electric concept car while focusing his remarks on electric mobility driving the automotive market. Herbert Diess was appointed Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars in 2015. Prior to joining Volkswagen, he was Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG. Herbert Diess joined BMW in 1996 as Director, Long-Term and Structural Planning. In 2007, he became Member of the Board of Management, Purchasing and Supplier Network and, in 2012, Member of the Board of Management, Development, of BMW AG. According to the press release from CTA (the owner and producer of CES), Volkswagen’s concept EV will further illustrate the synergy between the Internet of Things and the automotive industry.

News Article | October 13, 2014
Site: www.computerworlduk.com

Volkswagen and navigation company TomTom have joined forces to develop driverless car technology. Volkswagen and navigation company TomTom have joined forces to develop driverless car technology. Car-maker Volkswagen is using TomTom’s expertise in mapping combined with its research into highly autonomous driving (HAD) technology. The partnership, announced this week, is part of Volkswagen’s strategy for when driverless cars begin to enter the consumer market. Current GPS navigation systems will not be sufficient when automated cars comes reach critical mass, as a car’s computer will require accurate real-time information about its location and environment, like lane markings and traffic lights to interact with its surroundings. “Partnering with Volkswagen Group Research to develop the future of HAD reaffirms TomTom’s position as a key partner in the automotive market,” said Harold Goddijn, CEO TomTom. “TomTom’s mapping expertise provides the precise data and scalable technology platform needed to enable highly automated driving in cars.” TomTom and Volkswagen Research are working on a concept based on the Navigation Data Standard, a new standard for maps to provide one file format for all navigation devices. Using the NDS will enable production of scalable and cost effective automated driving systems, that do not need costly hardware. Connected cars are already on the roads, but automated driving features could be seen as soon as 2016, including a General Motors model with hands-free driving.

News Article | July 7, 2016
Site: www.techtimes.com

Find Out How Wearable Tech Is Changing The World In this day and age that promotes speedy innovations in the world of technology, companies have been procuring partnerships in order to keep up. The latest of this general trend in the tech industry was recently founded by LG and Volkswagen (VW), placing both companies in a joint pact to promote innovative research in the production and development of connected-car services. While other companies aim to produce self-driving cars, which until recently have yet to become a fully established and completely safe reality, the Korea-based electronics manufacturer and Germany-based automotive maker are focusing on more "achievable" and "near-term" strategies, enabled by the current technologies found in cloud services and the Internet of Things  (IoT). This current reality reportedly makes this joint venture a highly productive one. As a matter of fact, VW earlier debuted its BUDD-e concept during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016), which showcased a seemingly futuristic car model that "thinks, learns, [and] understands us." It was also at the CES back in January when the company unveiled its future plans to collaborate with the LG company to further develop its BUDD-e concept. About six months later and here we are, witnessing the companies sign a "memorandum of understanding on joint research and development of a next-generation connected car service platform." The partnership was agreed upon by VW representatives: Robert Kattner (head of vehicle information systems) and Thomas Form (head of electronics and vehicle research); and LG representatives: Richard Choi (head of LG's cloud center) and Lee Sang-yong (head of LG's vehicle infotainment system research lab). The signed agreement entails that both companies will be focusing on three major aspects in the coming months: • Bridging the connection between a vehicle and smart home to give drivers the ability to control IoT-enabled devices in their homes from within the confines of a car on the road. • Development of a car feature that displays relative information to the driver, i.e., traffic reports and weather updates, while at the same time, maintaining a necessary level of safety precautions. • The production of a next-gen infotainment system for connected-cars that should be able to run all of these features intuitively and smoothly. "Going forward, the two companies will work together on Volkswagen's Cross-Over-Platform, which is aimed at enhanced vehicle connectivity and convenience," VW writes in a press release. "Using the latest in cloud technology, it will offer drivers seamless digital access to extensive features such as smart home and location-based services." © 2016 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

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