Tag: Automotive



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Software-Defined Vehicle and Fleet Management


With the development of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and cloud solutions, the amount of data we can retrieve from a vehicle is expanding every year. Manufacturers improve efficiency in converting this data into new services and enhance their own offerings based on the information received from connected car systems. Can software-defined vehicle solutions […]




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Cloud Solutions and AI Software to Serve the Transport in Cities of the Future


Cities of the future are spaces that are comfortable to live in, eco-friendly, safe, and intelligently managed. It’s hard to imagine such a futuristic scenario without the use of advanced technology. Preferably one that combines various elements within one coherent data processing system. Especially great potential lies in solutions at the crossroads of automotive, telematics, […]




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Vehicle Automation – Where We Are Today and What Problems We Are Facing


Tesla has Autopilot, Cadillac has Super Cruise, and Audi uses Travel Assist. While there are many names, their functionality is essentially similar. ADAS(advanced driver-assistance systems) assists the driver while on the road and sets the path we need to take toward autonomous driving. And where does your brand rank in terms of vehicle automation? Consumers’ […]




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Mood Focused Car Enhancement – Driving Experience Coupled with Technological Sense


Driving a car must evoke certain emotions and associations. Without them, a vehicle loses its soul, becomes a machine like any other and it is extremely hard for it to win popularity in a market filled to the brim. For years, brands have been striving to build their individual character and stand out with features […]




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Parking Is Plain Sailing… Provided That Your Car Is Equipped with Automated Valet Parking


Among the many vehicle functions that intelligent software increasingly performs for us, parking is certainly the one that the majority of us would be most willing to leave to algorithms. While a ride on the highway can be seamless or a long road trip can be smooth, it is also the moment when the engine […]




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Not Only the Self-driving Vehicles: 9 Use Cases of AI in Transportation


Accidents, traffic congestion, lack of parking lots and poor state of roads. These are the 4 Horsemen of the Road Apocalypse that on occasion haunt cities around the globe. Have they come to settle in the largest agglomerations for good? Can AI in transportation combat them and make mobility smoother, more comfortable, and safer? Practical […]




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Digital Twin Factory in the Automotive Industry – So the Future is Happening Today


Retail stores and factories are being cloned for the virtual world, for familiarity and efficiency. Now it’s time for automotive, which is more and more willing to use digital twin factory. This innovative technology perfectly bridges the real and virtual worlds. It is already happening now, for instance in BMW factories. Digital twin and Industry […]




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Developing Software for Connected Cars – Common Challenges and How to Tackle Them


Automotive is transforming into a hyper-connected, software-driven industry that goes far beyond the driving experience. How to build applications in such an innovative environment? What are the main challenges of providing software for connected cars and how to deal with them? Let’s dive into the process of utilizing the capabilities of the cloud to move […]




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Over-The-Air Upgrade: How to Develop the Concept Successfully


July 2021, Porsche recalls 43 000 of its newest EVs: Taycan and Taycan Cross. Why? Due to software issues resulting in power loss. How could this have been prevented while reducing costs and fixing the defects in one go on all cars? The answer is short and comes from the mouths of everyone working in […]




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How Porsche Developed a Digital Twin to Win the Race for the Virtual Car Concept


NASA used a precursor to these technologies to bring the Apollo 13 astronauts back to Earth. Lockheed Martin claims these types of solutions are one of six game-changing technologies in the defense industry. The opinion-forming Gartner includes them in its list of ten strategic technologies that can streamline corporate decision-making processes. When Porsche and Volkswagen […]




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How OEMs Can Leverage Subscription Business Model


The subscription business model outperforms the non-subscription business as we observe the shift from ownership towards usership. The success of services like Netflix for movies, Spotify for music, Microsoft Game Pass for video games quickly spreads outside from the entertainment industry. For industries based on the services, not on physical products, the shift from one-time […]




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How to Simplify the Process of Building Production-ready AI Services and Reduce the Time for Resource Management in the Automotive Industry?


While the automotive industry is rapidly changing by adopting a software-first strategy, like in other sectors, automotive enterprises struggle with productionizing AI and ML R&D projects. Machine Learning and Data Science teams face numerous challenges, including determining the proper technology, automating workflows, managing computing resources, managing data, and building solutions meeting internal regulations. All these […]




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What Trends Will Set the Course of Change in the Automotive Industry for 2022


The turn of the year is a perfect time for summaries, planning future activities, and market research. It is no different in the automotive industry, which is subject to dynamic changes. Their direction is obviously determined by software development.  It seems that in the next few years this will be a crucial competence of each […]




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Why is Software the Future of the Automotive Industry?


Connected Car, Software Development and Autonomous Driving are the three most repeated words in the automotive industry. It’s hard not to notice that all three are basically different use cases heavily dependent on different kinds of software: cloud, AI, edge computing, or internal applications. Analysts, investors, management, and even regular employees of OEMs seem to believe and agree that […]




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Beyond Spotify and Netflix- the Future of In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems in Connected Cars


It cost a staggering $200 for that time. The antenna took up almost the entire roof of the car, the batteries barely fit under the front seat, and the huge speakers had to be fixed to the back of the seat backrest. The year was 1922, just over 20 years after the launch of the […]




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Focus On the Driver – Data Monetization at Software-Defined Vehicle Cannot Exist Without Understanding Customer Needs


When talking about data monetization in the automotive industry, we tend to focus on technology, safety, sensors, or cloud solutions. However, all these elements fade when confronted with the ultimate element – the driver of the vehicle. Without taking into account their needs and expectations, there can be no question of generating revenue. Any vehicle […]




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How to Monetize Vehicle Data Thanks to In-car Technologies – What’s Inside a Software-Defined Vehicle – Part 2


The collection of data and its subsequent monetization wouldn’t be possible without the ‘’attachment points” in the form of technologies already used in vehicles and controlled parts and systems. It’s also common knowledge that car data monetization is based on three main sets of factors, covering quite different areas. These are automotive technologies, infrastructure technologies, […]




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How to Monetize Vehicle Data Thanks to In-car Technologies – The Biggest Challenges and Control Points of the Process – Part 1


Brook. Not a stream yet, though. But in the foreseeable future, it is going to be a proper river. What are we talking about? Data obtained from vehicles. Experts estimate that data inflow is likely to rise from approximately 33 zettabytes (this is how much we obtained in 2018) to 175 zettabytes in 2052. For […]




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IoT SaaS – Why Automotive Industry Should Care, and Which AWS IoT or Azure IoT is Better to Use as a Base Platform For Connected Vehicle Development


We’re connected. There’s no doubt about it. At work, at home, in town, on holidays. Our life is no longer divided into offline and online, digital and analog. Our life is somewhere in between, and it happens in both worlds at once. Also in our car, where we expect access to data, instant updates, entertainment, […]




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Cybersecurity Meets Automotive Business


The automotive industry is well known for its security standards regarding the road safety of vehicles. All processes regarding vehicle development – from drawing board to sales – were standardized and refined over the years. Both internal tests, as well as globally renowned companies like NHTSA or EuroNCAP, are working hard on making the vehicle […]




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How to Monetize Car Data – 3 Strategies for Companies and 28 Practical Use Cases


Data is the currency of the 21st century. Those who have access to it can manage it wisely and draw constructive conclusions to get ahead and outperform the competition. The business model based on their monetization is no longer the domain strictly reserved for the Silicon Valley giants. Also, companies whose products and services are […]




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Machine Learning at the Edge – Federated Learning in the Automotive Industry


Machine Learning combined with edge computing gains a lot of interest in industries leveraging AI at scale – healthcare, automotive, or insurance. The proliferation of use cases such as autonomous driving or augmented reality, requiring low latency, real-time response to operating correctly, made distributed data processing a tempting solution. Computation offloading to edge IoT devices […]




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The Future of Autonomous Driving Connectivity – Quantum Entanglement or 6G?


The title of the article is quite deceiving – both mentioned technologies are currently just distant concepts based on widely divergent connectivity mediums. It’s still a distant future, but let’s think for a while about where we are now, what awaits us in the very near future and where we are heading in the long […]




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How to Achieve Sustainable Mobility Using Sustainable Software Development


Should the code be green? Sustainable Mobility is the key goal for today and future vehicle manufacturers and mobility providers. Reducing the CO2 footprint of transportation contributes to building a better future for all of us. For the automotive industry, part of this goal is defined in the European Vehicle Emission Standards initiative, Euro 7 […]




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Automotive Tech Week Megatrends: Key Takeaways


For the last couple of months, the ones during which we have to cope with COVID-19, we could have heard people all over the world saying that virtual events are pointless, and it’s not the same as it used to be. Presentations are pre-recorded, and speakers are reading the text instead of presenting. If you […]




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Connected Car: Challenges and Opportunities for the Automotive Industry


The development of connected car technology accelerated digital disruption in the automotive industry. Verified Market Research valued the connected car market at USD 72.68 billion in 2019 and projected its value to reach USD 215.23 billion by 2027. Along with the rapid growth of this market’s worth, we observe the constant development of new customer-centric […]




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Leveraging AI To Improve VIN Recognition – How To Accelerate and Automate Operations in the Insurance Industry


Here we share our approach to automatic Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) detection and recognition using Deep Neural Networks. Our solution is robust in many aspects such as accuracy, generalization, and speed, and can be integrated into many areas in the insurance and automotive sectors.  Our goal is to provide a solution allowing us to take a picture using a mobile app and read the VIN that is present in the […]




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Prototyping the Future Automotive Cloud – How Porsche Is Changing the Driving Experience


Here we present our contributions to prototyping the future automotive cloud as the automotive industry is currently experiencing a challenging transformation: a lot of new electric cars are coming into the market; autonomous vehicles are on some streets already; the consumers are expecting to use digital services in the vehicle as convenient as they are […]