Performance & Special Interest

Strategy Analytics: Operating Systems for Autonomous Driving Face a Technology and Methodology Transition

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:37pm

The Strategy Analytics Autonomous Vehicles Service (AVS) report, Operating Systems for Autonomous Driving: Automakers Transitioning to Software Companies , tracks automakers, suppliers, platform enablers and start-up companies who are working towards the adoption of complicated operating system platforms required for high levels of automated driving.

Key Points: 
  • The Strategy Analytics Autonomous Vehicles Service (AVS) report, Operating Systems for Autonomous Driving: Automakers Transitioning to Software Companies , tracks automakers, suppliers, platform enablers and start-up companies who are working towards the adoption of complicated operating system platforms required for high levels of automated driving.
  • The report outlines the different types of operating systems, middleware and other software solutions, while discussing on the fact the many major automakers are transitioning into becoming a software company.
  • Automakers such as Toyota and Volkswagen are aiming to release its own software stack and operating system for the whole of its automotive ecosystem.
  • However, other OEMs are opting to embed operating systems, middleware for autonomous driving and other software solutions from suppliers and technology providers such as NVIDIA, Intel/Mobileye, Blackberry QNX, Baidu, and others.

Walkinshaw Andretti United Partners with Proven 3D Printing Technology Ready for 2021 Supercar Championship

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:00pm

And it is with such determination to excel, that today, Walkinshaw Andretti United, together with TCL Hofmann and Stratasys Ltd. , jointly announced a partnership agreement to bring the latest 3D printing solution and all the benefits of the cutting-edge technology into the WAU racing team for the 2021 Supercar Championship Season.

Key Points: 
  • And it is with such determination to excel, that today, Walkinshaw Andretti United, together with TCL Hofmann and Stratasys Ltd. , jointly announced a partnership agreement to bring the latest 3D printing solution and all the benefits of the cutting-edge technology into the WAU racing team for the 2021 Supercar Championship Season.
  • To be partnering with TCL Hofmann and Stratasys to advance our manufacturing process is an extremely exciting opportunity for Walkinshaw Andretti United, said Walkinshaw Andretti United Team Principal, Bruce Stewart.
  • Walkinshaw Andretti United was born from three iconic organisations in world motorsport, Walkinshaw Racing, Andretti Autosport, and United Autosports.
  • The three organisations cover the globe, with Walkinshaw Racing based in Australia, Andretti Autosport in America, and United Autosports in Europe.

Polaris Inc. to Present at The Raymond James Institutional Investors Virtual Conference

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today that it will present at The Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Virtual Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

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  • Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today that it will present at The Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Virtual Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • Mike Speetzen, Interim CEO of Polaris, will provide a brief review of the Companys performance as well as an update on current business conditions.
  • A live webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing the Polaris Investor website at ir.polaris.com .
  • Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts.

Topcon Renews Partnership with Racing's James Roe Jr. on His Road to Indy

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:27pm

Topcon Positioning Group announces its partnership extension with James Roe Jr. for the upcoming auto racing season.

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  • Topcon Positioning Group announces its partnership extension with James Roe Jr. for the upcoming auto racing season.
  • The partnership with Roe began in 2019 as Topcon sponsored the Ireland native and his #95 Formula 3 Americas car.
  • Roe said, It is an honor to have extended my partnership with Topcon as we make a move onto the Indy Car package.
  • I have no doubt that Topcon technology is going to improve the on-track performance of our team throughout the season.

Award-Winning Classic 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 to Cross Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Block

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:09pm

Barrett-Jackson , The Worlds Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction one of the most desirable vehicles in the world, a stunning red 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ( Lot #1394 ) during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 20-27, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Barrett-Jackson , The Worlds Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction one of the most desirable vehicles in the world, a stunning red 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ( Lot #1394 ) during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 20-27, 2021.
  • The Ferrari 275 series was one of the most stunning and enjoyable cars to come from Maranello.
  • This particular no-excuse, real-deal 275 4-cam may be the most enjoyable classic Ferrari you can own.
  • It was critically important to Enzo that the latest version of the Ferrari 275 help the prancing stallion regain its prestige.

New Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Datasets from Appen Accelerate AI Deployment

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Appens OTS datasets are a fast, cost-effective tool to jumpstart an AI or ML project with consistent high-quality training data.

Key Points: 
  • Appens OTS datasets are a fast, cost-effective tool to jumpstart an AI or ML project with consistent high-quality training data.
  • Teams expanding their AI capabilities can also leverage OTS datasets to effectively improve accuracy, develop new model skills and incorporate other improvements into their AI models.
  • The most experienced AI experts combine OTS datasets with on-demand data collection and annotation projects to meet their complex AI model training data needs.
  • Appens commitment to high-quality data and responsible, ethical AI development allows companies purchasing our off-the-shelf datasets to accelerate their AI projects with complete confidence in their data.

IntelliShift Announces Collaboration with Ford Commercial Solutions

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

IntelliShift , a division of VTS, the next generation connected vehicle, asset and field operations intelligence platform, today announced the enhancement of its holistic approach to delivering best-in-class, fleet-centric operation intelligence solutions through a new collaboration with Ford Commercial Solutions.

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  • IntelliShift , a division of VTS, the next generation connected vehicle, asset and field operations intelligence platform, today announced the enhancement of its holistic approach to delivering best-in-class, fleet-centric operation intelligence solutions through a new collaboration with Ford Commercial Solutions.
  • For IntelliShift customers with compatible Ford vehicles, this relationship integrates Ford vehicle data into IntelliShifts platform to furnish another rich information source, further augmenting its machine learning-driven predictive solutions for fleet operations.
  • In support of this collaboration and the companys unique customer-centric onboarding program , IntelliShift deployed a seamless data exchange to connect with Ford vehicles equipped with built-in modems, starting with 2018 Model Year and becoming standard across all Ford vehicles in 2020 Model Year.
  • IntelliShift offers data-centric business solutions for its fleet customers, and were thrilled to welcome them as an authorized Ford Data Services provider and offer access to Ford OEM vehicle data, said Michelle Moody, Director at Ford Commercial Solutions.

Mobileye, Transdev ATS and Lohr Group to Develop and Deploy Autonomous Shuttles

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:00am

Mobileye, an Intel Company, Transdev Autonomous Transport System (ATS), part of Transdev Group dedicated to autonomous mobility solutions; and Lohr Group, a mobility solutions manufacturer, today announced a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles.

Key Points: 
  • Mobileye, an Intel Company, Transdev Autonomous Transport System (ATS), part of Transdev Group dedicated to autonomous mobility solutions; and Lohr Group, a mobility solutions manufacturer, today announced a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles.
  • Mobileye, Transdev ATS and Lohr Group are shaping the future of shared autonomous mobility, and we look forward to bringing our self-driving solutions to regions all over the world.
  • The collaboration between Transdev ATS, Mobileye and Lohr Group is set to provide fully industrialized autonomous shuttles at scale to support the urban autonomous vision, said Marie-Jos Navarre, vice president of Lohr Group.
  • Over the next year, Mobileye will work with Transdev ATS and Lohr Group to integrate and deploy i-Cristal autonomous shuttles leveraging Mobileyes AV technology, Transdev ATSs technology and Lohr Groups industrial expertise.

Polaris RZR Factory Racing Prevails at the Parker 250

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:05pm

The RZR Factory Racing team successfully showcased why they are the most winning brand in UTV racing at the 2021 Parker 250, the first round of the Best In The Desert series, in Parker, Ariz., by winning the stacked UTV Turbo class, as well as the UTV field overall.

Key Points: 
  • The RZR Factory Racing team successfully showcased why they are the most winning brand in UTV racing at the 2021 Parker 250, the first round of the Best In The Desert series, in Parker, Ariz., by winning the stacked UTV Turbo class, as well as the UTV field overall.
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    The Parker 250 was a race we wont forget for a while, said Brett Carpenter, Manager of RZR Factory Racing.
  • Team RZR showed up eager to get the season started and we came away with a big win.
  • Polaris RZR Factory Racing will be back in action at round one of the TexPlex Racing Series, held at TexPlex Park in Midlothian, Texas on March 6.