Hyundai partners with Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

Hyundai Motor and Aurora, a developer of autonomous vehicle technology, have formed a strategic partnership with the aim of bringing self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021. This partnership will incorporate Aurora’s self-driving technology into Hyundai vehicles starting with models custom-developed and launched in test programs and pilot cities. Over the longer term, Hyundai and … Continue reading Hyundai partners with Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

Hyundai creates separate industrial robotics division, aims for top 5 status

  Hyundai Heavy Industries has established a robotics division and has a stated goal of becoming one of the top five industrial robot manufacturers in the world.  Hyundai Robotics was established in 1984, and has been a division of Hyundai until now. It is already said to be the largest manufacturer of industrial robots in South … Continue reading Hyundai creates separate industrial robotics division, aims for top 5 status

30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety.  With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever. Oversupply may … Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

South Korea robotics industry continues steady growth

The South Korean robotics industry is showing signs of steady growth, according to a report on ETNews.com.  The website quotes statistics published by the Korea Association of Robot Industry. The Association says the output of South Korean robots was $4.11 billion in 2016. 

Chinese search giant Baidu launches $1.5 billion fund for autonomous car tech

  Baidu – China’s equivalent of Google – has launched a $1.5 billion fund for autonomous car technology. The company’s newly established Apollo Fund will invest in 100 autonomous driving projects in the next three years. Meanwhile, Baidu has unveiled the latest iteration of its Apollo open-source autonomous driving platform, Apollo 1.5. The Apollo platform has gathered … Continue reading Chinese search giant Baidu launches $1.5 billion fund for autonomous car tech

World’s largest automotive companies and an intro to their autonomous and electric vehicle tech moves

In the first of a series of articles about large industrial companies, we list 20 of the leading automakers in the world in order of their last reported annual revenue amount, and highlight some of their more interesting developments in autonomous technologies.  Automakers are have long been the largest market for industrial robotics and automation … Continue reading World’s largest automotive companies and an intro to their autonomous and electric vehicle tech moves

IoT ‘transforming’ industrial robotics market, says report

Sharmila Annaswamy, industrial automation and process control research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, provides an exclusive insight of the impact of industrial robots on manufacturing and how the IoT is changing everything  During the last decade, the advent of robotics has phenomenally transformed the industrial sector in terms of manufacturing capability. They are traditionally used to … Continue reading IoT ‘transforming’ industrial robotics market, says report

The Toyota Corolla at 50: The best-selling car of all time

The Toyota Corolla is by far the best-selling model of car ever made, with close to 50 million units sold since its launch in 1966.  The company commemorated the 50th anniversary last month of “the car for everyone” by producing a video and other content looking back on its success in putting Toyota on the global automaking … Continue reading The Toyota Corolla at 50: The best-selling car of all time

TU-Automotive Detroit conference and exhibition returns for 2016

Penton’s TU-Automotive has announced the agenda and speaker line-up for TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 (June 8-9, Nov, MI), the world’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to innovation in automotive technology, covering connected cars, autonomy and mobility. At TU-Automotive Detroit 2016, the city’s automakers (Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) will join international OEMs such as Jaguar Land … Continue reading TU-Automotive Detroit conference and exhibition returns for 2016