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Ford presents its prestigious IT Innovation Award to IBM

3 min read - Over 100 years ago, Henry Ford said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Ensuring quality by meticulously inspecting work and materials was less complicated when Ford produced a single vehicle model in one color — black. Flash forward to 2020: The Ford Motor Company produced 1.7 million vehicles1 across multiple models with dozens of options packages. You can imagine the challenges to “looking” at every facet of the manufacturing process. That’s one of the reasons why…

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How to simplify and accelerate advanced automobile development

2 min read - The automotive open system architecture (AUTOSAR) was developed in 2003 by engineers in the automotive industry to create an open and standardized software model for electronic control units (ECUs) used in vehicles. These engineers foresaw a seismic change in automobile engineering. Sophisticated software, control units, computing power, and cloud connectivity would enable the development of increasingly complex cars that integrate driving assist, artificial intelligence, crash avoidance, and eventually full autonomous operation. As the software critical to automobile development advanced exponentially,…

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Development For Travel Industry

2 min read - CAVs (Connected and autonomous vehicles) can change the way people work and travel in cities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the use of personal vehicles leading to altered travel behaviour and expectations. During the pandemic everyday restrictions have increased the demand for driverless transportation, deliveries and contactless operations, driving the need for autonomous driving technologies and adoption of connected/ autonomous vehicles. And while the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and…

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IBM adds support for cyber security industry standards into IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Automotive Compliance

2 min read - Cars are increasingly becoming more like mobile datacenters. From advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) to connected car services – data driven, personalized and seamless experiences inside the car are now as important to consumers as traditional attributes, such as handling, horsepower or styling. But along with these new software-defined vehicles comes a growing risk of cyber security threats. Several reports have noted a significant rise in malicious programs targeting cars, and consumers are taking note: in a 2019 IBM consumer…

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