Vulnerability in BlackBerry’s QNX RTOS impacts cars and medical equipment

In a statement U.S. drugs regulator and a federal agency said, a cybersecurity vulnerability in a software designed by BlackBerry Ltd could put medical equipment and cars at heightened risks and expose highly sensitive systems to attackers. This warning comes in the wake of BlackBerry disclosing that its QNX Real Time Operating System (QNX RTOS) has…

Volkswagen weighs potential listing of Porsche AG, in push towards electric vehicles

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, Volkswagen is weighing options which includes listing of its luxury car division Porsche AG which will provide it sufficient liquidity towards electrification of its vehicles. “Those considerations exist,” said the source said while cautioning that they are still not being actively discussed in committees; any…

Nissan Motor trims presence in Europe focuses on US, Japan, China

On Friday, in a report Japanese news daily Yomiuri said, Nissan Motor plans on further cutting down its presence in the European car market; it plans on outsourcing the sales and manufacturing of its cars to Renault, its alliance partner. The move, part of its global turnaround plan, essentially reverses former chairman, Carlos Ghosn’s strategy…

Uber Technologies Inc sells self-driving unit Uber Advanced Technologies Group to self-driving startup Aurora

In a statement Uber Technologies Inc said, it is selling its autonomous driving unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), to self-driving car startup Aurora; the development underscores Uber Technologies Inc’s drive to accelerate its goal to achieve profitability. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the equity deal values ATG at $4 billion,…

Japan considering support for electric vehicles, policy to be released later this month

On Thursday, during a news conference, Katsunobu Kato, Japan’s chief spokesman for the government stated, the trade ministry is weighing options to support a shift to electric-powered vehicles and will map out a plan by the end of this year. Japan plans on stopping the sale of new gasoline powered cars by mid-2030s in favour…

Hyundai Mobis muscles into car parts market

With U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc accelerating the shift towards electric cars, Hyundai Motor suppliers have increasingly turned to “outsiders” for parts; but now Hyundai’s own supply company, Mobis, plans on plunging into this supply chain. Hyundai Mobis is negotiating with two global automakers to supply electrified parts, said the company’s executive with an…

Tesla’s interactive, millimeter wave radar sensor can help prevent children being left behind in car, boost theft prevention systems

California based Tesla Inc has applied for permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to market a short-range interactive motion-sensing device that could help prevent children from being left behind in hot cars. The system could also help improve theft-prevention systems. Tesla aims to get permission for its devices, which will use unlicensed millimeter-wave sensors,…