Hackers warm up to carmakers at the DEFCON cyber security conference at Las Vegas

With vehicles getting increasingly digital, carmakers are warming to White Hat cyber security professionals who scour for vulnerabilities in transportation systems before Black Hat hackers exploit them for commercial or other gains. In a significant development, carmakers are boost efforts to discover lurking vulnerabilities in their increasingly digital car offerings from helpful and friendly hackers.…

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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.…

Volkswagen joins Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving consortium

The consortium, of more than 130 partners, is aimed at developing self-driving car technology for the Chinese market. The European Union’s biggest carmaker, Volkswagen AG, stated it would join China’s Apollo autonomous driving consortium so as to develop self-driving car technology in the world’s biggest car market. In 2017, Baidu created the Apollo consortium to…

Toyota-backed Hino Motors enters into a strategic tie up with VW’s truck & bus unit

The forward looking deal targets the hybrid and self-driving car market. On Thursday, Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd stated it has formed a strategic tie-up with Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. Toyota Motor Corp holds a majority stake in Hino Motors Ltd. The tie-up will enable the Hino Motors to expand in areas such…

Nvidia Corp consolidates and expands its position in the self-driving technology chip market

By expanding its partnerships with companies involved across the supply chain of the self-driving car market, Nvidia is rapidly expanding its footprint in this emerging segment. Aimed at increasing its footprint in the emerging autonomous vehicle industry, Nvidia Corp stated it will partner with Volkswagen AG and Uber Technologies Inc to bring about further gains…