The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is full of futuristic vehicle technology and connected-car solutions, but Harman is differentiating itself by bringing 5G connectivity to the automotive world. The company revealed its digital cockpit and 5G-ready telematics solution and announced a "leading European automaker" will be first to implement the 5G connectivity. The cockpit follows a familiar design trend of late: big screens that stretch across the dashboard. The digital cockpit, shown with a Maserati interior, spans from the gauge cluster to the passenger door and has the capability for...
Samsung SDI's latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent
Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the...Sean Szymkowski
Samsung joins race to develop self-driving car tech just as Apple prototypes are spotted
Samsung has joined the long list of automakers and tech firms racing to develop self-driving cars and the software that controls them. The Korean conglomerate, along with roughly 20 other firms, was recently granted permission to test self-driving cars on public roads in South Korea. Samsung has...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Samsung Builds A Truck You Can See Through, Sort Of
We've seen some pretty interesting applications of camera tech lately—see Land Rover's Transparent Hood and Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen. Yet Samsung's Safety Truck seems particularly clever. Compared with the Jaguar Land Rover applications, Samsung's effort is decidedly simple...John Coyle
GM, Honda, And Others Launch Car Connectivity Consortium To Set Standards For In-Car Apps
New technology is exciting, but like most exciting things it's also fraught with peril -- and that's doubly true for developers. Think of all the tsoris caused by the great VHS vs. Beta battles of the 1980s, or the far more recent Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war, both of which cost manufacturers billions of...Richard Read
Report: Chris Bangle To Design Consumer Electronics For Samsung
One of the most recognized automotive designers in the world Chris Bangle no longer in fact works in the auto industry. That’s because Bangle decided back in 2009 to stop designing cars, leaving his post at BMW in order to open up his own design studio as well as go back to teaching the art...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Samsung’s QM5 SUV, which went on sale late last year, was one of the first cars to be developed under the newly formed Renault-Samsung partnership. Before that, Samsung’s automotive unit relied on platforms and whole cars supplied by Nissan. According to latest reports, the QM5 is just the first of a host of new models to be based on Renault designs, in this case the new Koleos SUV. Future models developed under the Renault-Samsung partnership will be based on Renault’s other designs, with cars like the Megane II and recently launched Laguna III expected to spawn several new...