Automotive

By Kal Gyimesi on August 16, 2018

110 years later, a conversational assistant is another step in automotive innovation

110 years ago, the first Ford Model T was assembled. In 1908, automobiles had already been around for decades. Yet they were still a novelty; expensive and out of reach for most Americans. But that all that changed when the first Ford Model T was assembled in Detroit, Michigan. It was a car built for […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 8, 2018

Automotive IBV report: Opening the garage door

As customer expectations evolve, automotive leaders must offer more than just vehicles. By providing comprehensive digital in-vehicle services, automotive leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to interact more closely with customers. This in turn means they can better understand consumer demands, and offer requirements-driven services that engender customer loyalty. In response to the changing automotive landscape, vehicle manufacturers […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 7, 2018

Automotive incumbents strike back: insights from the IBV report

Change and disruption in the automotive industry is a challenge for executives at every level of the organization. An IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report: ‘Incumbents strike back,’ explores how industry incumbents are embracing innovation to become the disruptors. In this blog, we explore the report’s key insights from automotive executives, and the IBM […]

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By John McDonald on May 31, 2018

Back to the Future, Part 1: Autonomous Vehicles

What does a future of autonomous vehicles look like? In Part 1, Back to the Future: Autonomous Vehicles, John McDonald, CEO at ClearObject, shares a vision of a world where intelligent systems and automation are the norm. Are you ready for the biggest one-time leap in human productivity – ever? First, some facts. The average […]

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By Ron Felice and Steve Surhigh on May 30, 2018

A look at AI assistants: how healthy (and private) is your data ecosystem?

Privacy has become the hottest topic of the year. The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the House of Representatives hearings on Data Protection are two, high-profile examples, and there are so many more. This is just the legal side of the equation. Social acceptance of data collection and sharing varies based […]

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By Parham Vasaiely on May 24, 2018

Part 2: Why we should embrace the current disruption in the automotive industry

As a guest of the IBM CE Summit, I shared the four reasons why I was excited to join. In this blog, I’d like to address the key ‘mega trends’ that are disrupting the automotive industry. 1. Automation Automation presents itself as both an opportunity and a challenge. At Jaguar Land Rover, our vision of automation revolves […]

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By Parham Vasaiely on May 22, 2018

Part 1: Why we should embrace the current disruption in the automotive industry

The IBM CE Summit recently finished up in Munich. It’s the fourth year for the event, but the first time the event has taken place in Europe. Here are just four reasons why I’m especially pumped to be involved in this year’s IBM CE Summit. #1. An ever-expanding ecosystem – on a global-scale. Whether you […]

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By Ryan Begley on May 7, 2018

Give drivers the unique experiences they want with the right AI assistant

I’ll start with this obvious observation: today’s auto makers – and the companies that work with them – are all grappling with ever-growing customer expectations, rapid technology advancements, and changing industry boundaries. Electric and autonomous vehicles are driving new products and new ways of thinking. While electric cars are in most markets today, autonomy is, […]

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By Gerardo Gonzalez and Ron Felice, IBM on April 17, 2018

Connecting the World One Car at a Time

Connected vehicles are finally coming into their own and establishing themselves in the marketplace. Today, about 35 percent of new vehicles are connected to the internet. They’re packed with sensor technologies that monitor driving, safety and vehicle health conditions. By 2020, enhancements for internet-enabled vehicles are expected to be among the top downloads from app […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on March 15, 2018

Combatting loneliness in the aging population with #AccessibleOlli

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a report entitled ‘Loneliness and the aging population.’ At its heart was a desire to understand and address the challenges of global demographic aging trends, and one in particular: loneliness. Download the report from the IBM Institute for Business Value There are many triggers for loneliness […]

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By Laura Langendorf on January 12, 2018

#AccessibleOlli drives us forward at CES

Did you know that 15 percent of us live with disabilities? That jumps to 25 percent for people 50+. And by the time we’re 65, half of us will have one or more impairments. That’s why #AccessibleOlli was such a draw at this year’s CES with it’s very worthy mission: autonomous for all of us. […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on January 11, 2018

Part 4: Developing IoT-enabled Autos: a tsunami of change and leveraging the IoT

In the first three parts of this series we explained the process transformation that is taking place In IoT-enabled autos. I’ve discussed the emergence of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and the movement toward the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in modern engineering practices. The final component driving automotive development forward is the promise of cognitive systems […]

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