U.S. Department of Health and Human Services partners with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc to develop coronavirus therapy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc to develop a treatment for the coronavirus whose outbreak in China has killed hundreds of people in China alone. The drugmaker collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the latest to join the race to develop a…

CSRA LLC and its partners win cloud computing contract from U.S. Defense Department

The contract is aimed at replacing the Defense Department’s IT office applications as well as provide tools for day-to-day office administration including email, word processing, collaboration, storage and file sharing. The U.S. Department of Defense along with the U.S. General Services Administration stated, they have awarded a contract worth $7.6 billion to General Dynamics Corp’s…

Didi Chuxing launches autonomous self-driving unit

The autonomous driving unit will function as an independent company. On Monday, China’s ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing stated it has launched an autonomous driving unit as an independent company. The business will focus its resources on research and development activities as well as deepen its collaboration with automakers. Zhang Bo, Didi’s chief technology officer…

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FCA partners with silicon valley startup Aurora for creating autonomous platforms

Tech companies are increasing going up the value chain for automakers. This partnership is the latest example of this strategic tie-up. In a development that marks the latest collaboration between Silicon Valley and automakers, Aurora, a self-driving car software startup stated it will be partnering with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles.…

HP Inc collaborates with Israel’s Deep Instinct to prevent advanced cyber attacks

HP Sure Sense uses AI and deep learning to predict and prevent security threats. On Tuesday, in a statement HP Inc stated it is collaborating with Israeli cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct to launch HP Sure Sense. The collaboration is aimed at preventing advanced cyber attacks. Financial details of the deal have not been released. According…

SoftBank & Alphabet join hands to increase coverage of internet in underserved areas

While there are several competitors in the fray to provide internet access to underserved areas, SoftBank and Alphabet opine collaboration could be the key to their solution gaining wider traction and broader adoption. In a significant development, SoftBank Corp stated, it will be investing $125 million in one of Alphabet Inc’s spinoff working to find…

Saudi Arabia to invest $2 billion into solar & carbon black project

The project will also see the participation of South Korea’s OCI and China’s Longi. As per a statement from a Saudi official, Saudi Arabia plans on developing a $2 billion solar and carbon black integrated complex in partnership with South Korea’s OCI and China’s Longi. A feasibility study for the carbon black and solar project…

Nvidia Corp partners with Chinese EV startups to develop autonomous driving technology

All 3 Chinese startups will base themselves on Nvidia’s Xavier platform which will allow them to add specific software to adapt their vehicles to local traffic and infrastructure situations. On Wednesday, U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s CEO Jensen Huang stated, the chipmaker has signed separate deals with 3 Chinese electric vehicle startups, SF Motors, XPeng Motors…

Renault-Nissan and Daimler mulls possible extending of alliance to emerging vehicle technologies

The alliance is weighing its options of extending their collaboration in various technologies including, autonomous vehicles, advanced batteries and mobility services. On Wednesday, Renault-Nissan and Daimler stated, they could possibly expand their cooperation to include autonomous cars, battery technology and mobility services. “The industry being in transformation in the area of connectivity, autonomous cars and…