Topic: ford

Microsoft to acquire Cloudyn, Ford’s robotics and AI team, and TestPlant’s eggPlant solution — SD Times news digest: June 30, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Cloudyn, a cloud management platform provider and cloud cost optimization tool. The company hopes this acquisition will help its Azure customers better manage and optimize their work in the cloud.   “As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand … continue reading

MIT Labs year in review, Kotlin 1.0.6, and Ford debuts new self-driving vehicle—SD Times news digest: December 28, 2016

MIT Labs has had a transformative year. It’s community has developed more than 450 projects spanning different areas of scientific research. According to Joi Ita, director of MIT Media Labs, the top projects of 2016 includes: Data USA: A free and open-source data visualization tool project for public data in the United States. Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles: … continue reading

BlackBerry and Ford drive off together

BlackBerry and Ford are cozying up to enhance the software in vehicles produced by the originator of the assembly line. Ford has agreed to license BlackBerry’s QNX embedded operating system, as well as some of BlackBerry’s security tooling. John Chen, executive chairman and CEO at BlackBerry, said, “The future of the automobile is all about … continue reading

Intel unveils new VR headset, Ford’s plans for autonomous ride sharing, and WalabotDIY 3D imaging tool—SD Times news digest: Aug. 17, 2016

Intel has unveiled Project Alloy, an all-in-one virtual reality solution that demonstrates what the future of merged reality looks like today. Project Alloy was announced at the keynote of the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco yesterday. Alloy will deliver new immersive experiences by leveraging Intel’s RealSense technologies that are optimized for virtual reality. … continue reading

OSVR’s $5 million developer fund, Android N Security, and SmartDeviceLink for developers—SD Times news digest: June 13, 2016

Organizers of Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) have announced a US$5 million developer fund to encourage developers to support the OSVR ecosystem. OSVR was designed to promote an open-source ecosystem that allows VR to work across all VR hardware. The developer fund will be led by gaming hardware and software provider Razer. “We understand content developers … continue reading

New chip by MIT researchers may push IoT technology, and Ford and Pivotal team up on FordPass software—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a new chip specifically to implement neural networks. This chip may enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial intelligence algorithms and help “usher” along the Internet of Things. The chip is 10x as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable devices to run … continue reading

Ford and DJI announce the drone-to-vehicle developer challenge

Drone maker DJI and automaker Ford are launching the 2016 Developer Challenge to help improve drone emergency services. The challenge will focus on drone-to-vehicle communication in order to provide a surveying system for the United Nations Development Programme to inspect inaccessible emergency zones. Developers will have to utilize Ford SYNC AppLink or OpenXC, and DJI’s … continue reading

Oculus Touch delayed, Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Automotive Grade Linux’s new members—SD Times news digest: Jan. 4, 2016

The Oculus Touch will not arrive during the first half of this year, as expected. Oculus has announced Touch will now be shipping in the second half of 2016, with pre-orders opening just a few months prior to its launch. Oculus announced Touch in June of last year. Touch is a pair of tracked controllers … continue reading

Ford’s new research center, new job opportunities at Oracle, and Internet Society’s approach to cyber security policy—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2015

Ford is opening up a new Silicon Valley research center in order to advance development in mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and Big Data. “This new research center shows Ford’s commitment to be part of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem—anticipating customers’ wants and needs, especially on connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles,” said Mark Fields, president … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Tech and pharmacy giants team up to protect software patents

Partnership for American Innovation want to preserve patents despite patent trolls … continue reading

CES: Wrapping up the show with SDKs, VR tech and Android robots

The closing days of the conference featured a mix of practical and oddball devices … continue reading

Industry-first Ford App Developer Conference to drive connectivity innovation, improve developer kit access

Ford will host the first-ever automotive mobile app developer conference in Dearborn, Mich., this June … continue reading

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