Audi is embracing virtual reality (VR) with the Audi e-tron GT: Using VR glasses and controllers, employees from various departments test all assembly processes entirely virtually. Audi has developed in-house its virtual reality software for the process. This relies on 360-degree scans that provide a three-dimensional indoor map for the virtual space. The technology is being used for the first time for testing the assembly processes for the e-tron GT at the Neckarsulm site.

Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., and Waymo, leaders in their respective fields, have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan.  

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future.

The we4bee bee research project, which is supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation, has been included in Microsoft's “AI for Earth” program. we4bee aims to connect intelligent beehives equipped with sensors with the cloud in order to carry out long-term analyses of bee colonies and environmental data, and to investigate the effects of certain influences on bees using data-science methods. As a member of the worldwide “AI for Earth” network, we4bee gains access to current products and services connected with artificial intelligence, and is supported by learning and training programs.

Audi is electrifying the capital: In the context of the Formula E guest performance in Berlin, the brand with the four rings has opened up Germany’s largest multi-use storage unit on the EUREF Campus, The storage unit has a capacity of 1.9 MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. The objective: Intelligent networking to promote the energy transition.

General Motors President Mark Reuss debuted the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature. These and many other advancements are central to GM’s vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, announced a new investment in PowerShare, an electric vehicle (EV) charging platform startup based in China.

Global ride-hailing colossus Uber is being sued by state authorities in Pennsylvania for failing to report it had been the subject of a cybersecurity attacked which breached the data of its customers.

South Korean telecom provider SK Telecom announced that the company, along with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA), successfully deployed 5G infrastructure in K-City, the country’s pilot city for self-driving. It is the world’s first 5G infrastructure-equipped test autonomous driving city.

A consortium of businesses led by Ericsson have been tasked with the responsibility of leading an innovative 5G CAR project – with the primary aim to develop an overall 5G system architecture that provides optimized end-to-end vehicle-to-everything (V2X) network connectivity for highly reliable and low-latency V2X services.