February 2018 management briefing - AV update

February 2018 management briefing - AV update

In February's management briefing, we take a look at developments in autonomous vehicle technologies and timelines.

Car sharing update – who, what and where

27 Feb 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Car sharing schemes allow us to rent cars for a short period on an as-needed basis. Although car sharing has been around since 1950s, it only really came of age in the 1990s with a number of small-scale schemes dotted across Europe and North America. Since then its use has become widespread in the shared economy. Here’s a quick round-up of who is doing what and where.

Take a seat, your car is almost ready to drive you

26 Feb 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Developments in vehicle seating have been taking place much faster than may be apparent on the surface. OEMs are demanding greater differentiation in their seat designs while motorists look for greater functionality and luxury. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one focuses on automotive seating developments.

ZF ramps up R&D spend on autonomous driving technologies

14 Feb 2018 | Matthew Beecham

ZF recently presented its next steps on the road to autonomous driving. Its supercomputer, ProAI, acts as a central control unit within a test vehicle and with this ZF is taking a modular approach to the development of automated driving functions. The goal is a system architecture that can be applied to any vehicle and tailored according to the application, available hardware and desired level of automation. To find out more, we spoke to Torsten Gollewski, Head of Advanced Engineering at ZF and Managing Director of the ZF venture capital company, Zukunft Ventures GmbH.

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