Continental puts its own supercomputer for vehicle AI system training, powered by NVIDIA DGX, into operation

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 28, 2020 The automotive industry is changing and development cycles are becoming shorter. In order to develop innovative technologies even more efficiently and quickly, Continental has invested in setting up its own supercomputer for Artificial Intelligence (AI), powered by NVIDIA InfiniBand-connected DGX systems. It has been operating from a datacenter in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, since the beginning of 2020 and is offering computing power as well as storage to developers in locations worldwide. AI enhances advanced driver assistance systems, makes mobility smarter and safer and accelerates the development of systems for autonomous driving.

“The supercomputer is an investment in our future,” says Christian Schumacher, head of Program Management Systems in Continental’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems business unit. “The state-of-the-art system reduces the time to train neural networks, as it allows for at least 14 times more experiments to be run at the same time.”

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Michelin is demonstrating resilience through an unprecedented crisis

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124,000 125,400 1 Free cash flow: net cash from operating activities less net cash used in investing activities, adjusted for net cash flows relating to other financial assets, before distributions. 2 At period-end. Covid-19: impact of the health crisis on the Group’s financial position at June 30, 2020 Review of the information released by the Group during the first six months of the year On February 10, 2020, the Group issued its guidance for 2020 excluding any impacts from a systemic crisis caused by Covid-19. On March 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm CET, the Michelin Group …

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Dow Launches MobilityScience Platform

Dow recently announced its MobilityScience platform designed to enhance the customer experience by tailoring technologies, products and services from across Dow businesses to the transportation industry. The platform is pursuing accelerated growth by addressing Mobility mega-trends with material science innovation, and enabling a seamless experience for Dow’s customers and partners.

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Interview: Gianluca Abbati, VP R&D at Trelleborg Wheel Systems

…Gianluca Abbati, vice president of R&D at agricultural tire specialist Trelleborg, provides an overview of some of the development challenges and innovations in this market sector.

How has the agri tires segment evolved over the last five years?

Agriculture is undergoing a period of remarkable change. As more sustainable, ecologically friendly and productive farming systems are demanded, the agri tires industry must respond with emerging and innovative technologies which will reshape our farming operations.

Trelleborg is committed to helping ensure a sustainable future for agriculture while at the same time increasing both the efficiency and productivity of agricultural operations with our range of innovative technologies:

 

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MICHELIN TRACK CONNECT broaden to all enthusiasts

After 2 years of immersive testing, Michelin is now upgrading its connected tire solution MICHELIN Track Connect to allow it to be used more widely. The app, which is the brain of the system, is now available in 3 modes. …

Faithful to its DNA, the Group pursues its ambition of a more sustainable connected mobility accessible to as many people as possible, by offering enhanced driving experiences, on tracks or during rally competitions, with or without connected tires, thanks to an extension of its MICHELIN Track Connect solution.

 

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Bridgestone and ETB pioneer MOBOX, a Monthly Subscription For Premium Tyres

Bridgestone and ETB Autocentres have announced the launch of an all-inclusive monthly tyre subscription service called MOBOX, which promises to create convenience and an added peace of mind for motorists everywhere.

A MOBOX subscription offers new tyres, full warranty and other premium vehicle-related services – all from as little as £7 per month –  and is available initially in five pilot stores prior to rolling out across all thirty-one network centres.

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Michelin Debuts CrossClimate2 All-Season Tire in Virtual Event

Michelin North America held a virtual product event on July 22 to introduce the Michelin CrossClimate2 to its dealer network, ahead of the all-season tire’s official launch on Aug. 3.

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The culmination of science and innovation, and more than 630,000 miles of testing, the CrossClimate2 is “redefining the all-season tire,” said Alexis Garcin, chairman and president of Michelin North America, Inc. in his opening remarks.

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LANXESS launches Group initiative for e-mobility

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is aiming to further strengthen its market position in technologies relating to new mobility: In the future, all activities in this area will be managed by a Group initiative for e-mobility. The new strategy unit will be headed by Philipp Junge (44), currently head of the Rhein Chemie business unit, as of August 1, 2020.

“Modern mobility is one of the most dynamic growth sectors worldwide. LANXESS has a lot to offer here, from our high-tech plastics for electric vehicles to specialty chemicals for batteries. We want to expand this offering significantly, coordinate it more precisely and position it even stronger in the market,” explains Anno Borkowsky, member of the LANXESS Board of Management. 

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Bartec USA Announces Third Software Update In 2020

Bartec USA, a North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the release of its latest TPMS tool software update. According to Bartec’s C.E.O. Scot Holloway, “Software update 62.2 is our third update for the year for our range of TPMS tools and once again adds significant coverage for Rite-Sensor, increases our already industry leading OBDII capabilities and added new OE sensors!”

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Michelin to pursue sustainable motorsport despite Formula E exit

Michelin motorsport director Matthieu Bonardel has given his reaction to the announcement of a changing of the guard in the world’s premier battery-powered single-seater racing series. Despite Hankook’s move to replace Michelin as Formula E tyre supplier after the 2021/2022 season, the French manufacturer continues to believe that “sporting competition and sustainable mobility are inextricably linked.” Michelin was the tyre inaugural supplier to Formula E, which began in 2014/15, and has actively shaped the series as exclusive tyre partner ever since.

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