General Motors and Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, will collaborate to help advance software-defined vehicles at the edge. The companies expect to expand an ecosystem of innovation around the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System, which provides a functional-safety certified Linux operating system foundation intended for... Read more →


The BMW Group is publishing the world’s largest data set to streamline and accelerate significantly the training of artificial intelligence in production. The synthesized AI dataset—known as SORDI (Synthetic Object Recognition Dataset for Industries)—consists of more than 800,000 photorealistic images. These are divided into 80 categories of production resources, from... Read more →


Hubject publishes Open Plug&Charge protocol

Hubject, an e-mobility specialist founded in 2012 by leading companies in the energy, technology, and automotive industries (earlier post), has published the Open Plug&Charge Protocol (OPCP), the first independent protocol to standardize the Plug&Charge EV ecosystem. This publication further empowers software engineers and EV charging experts to focus on developing... Read more →


Foxconn partnering with Thailand’s PTT to build EVs; MIH open EV platform

Foxconn and PTT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in setting up an open platform for producing electric vehicles (EV) and key components to serve the EV sector in Thailand. The platform, comprising hardware and software services, will be available to all automobile players in Thailand looking to... Read more →


The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is helping to accelerate the field of soft robotics by sharing the design source files and full build instruction for its innovative domestic robot hands. Today, any research institution or aspiring roboticist can visit punyo.tech and build their own Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper. TRI Soft... Read more →


Renesas and SiFive partner to develop next-generation high-end RISC-V solutions for automotive

Renesas Electronics Corporation and SiFive, Inc., the industry leader in RISC-V processors and silicon solutions, announced a strategic partnership to develop next-generation, high-end RISC-V solutions for automotive applications. The partnership will also include SiFive licensing the use of their RISC-V core IP portfolio to Renesas. RISC-V is an open standard... Read more →


To accelerate the progression of driverless technology, Project ASLAN has launched an open-source and rapidly deployable self-driving software platform. The free and open software stack has been launched expressly to foster engineering collaboration. Project ASLAN is a new international not-for-profit collaboration between commercial enterprise, leading technology universities, transport authorities and... Read more →


Wenco, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Hitachi Construction Machinery, and Oxbotica have signed an MOU to develop a world-first Open Autonomy solution for mining. Initial trials are underway, and the companies are actively recruiting mining partners with appropriate testing grounds. The industry-leading system will provide customers flexibility and efficiency... Read more →


BMW Group shares on GitHub AI algorithms used in production

The BMW Group uses a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in production. For example, AI relieves workers of monotonous tasks such as checking whether the warning triangle is placed in the right spot in the trunk. This task is now performed by a camera and self-learning software that... Read more →