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FPT, Yamaha Motor, and Ecopark join forces to develop self-driving vehicles

FPT, Yamaha Motor, and Ecopark join forces to develop self-driving vehicles

Hanoi, 11 April 2019 – Vietnam’s leading information technology company FPT, Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor (Yamaha) and urban developer Ecopark have entered into a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to develop self-driving electric vehicles through FPT’s autonomous technologies. According to the MoU, FPT will develop autonomous driving software on a Yamaha electric vehicle based on a golf car, powered by Artificial Intelligence and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technologies. Yamaha will provide technical support and vehicle consulting during the […]

FPT joins AWS Summit Singapore 2019 as Premier Partner

FPT joins AWS Summit Singapore 2019 as Premier Partner

As the first Premier Partner of Amazon Managed Services (AWS) in Southeast Asia, FPT joins AWS Summit 2019 today in Singapore to showcase digital services and cloud technology solutions. AWS Summit 2019 is part of Amazon’s global event series in managed services, bringing together the cloud computing community around the world to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS. FPT was recognized an AWS premier consulting partner in April last year, the first ASEAN headquartered representative to be accorded its highest […]

FPT Chairman on Digital Transformation: “Get on board or get left behind”

FPT Chairman on Digital Transformation: “Get on board or get left behind”

Digital transformation has moved from strategy to execution for major businesses around the world. To stay in the game, according to FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh, it’s no longer a choice for businesses, “you either get on board or get left behind”. According to a recent report by International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations is estimated to reach nearly $2 trillion by 2022. In 2018 […]

FPT opens new office inside Airbus’s campus in France

FPT opens new office inside Airbus’s campus in France

FPT inaugurated a new office last week in Toulouse, home of aviation giant Airbus and also the European capital of aeronautics and space industries. The new office is conveniently situated inside Airbus’s Skywise campus, next to big IT names including Palantir Technologies, IBM, CGI, and Capgemini. These four companies, as well as FPT, were handpicked by Airbus to deploy its open data platform Skywise. “Our colleagues are working alongside the world’s finest brains on artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud computing to […]

FPT and DIR successfully pilot RPA solutions for Vietnam’s leading brokerage firm

FPT and DIR successfully pilot RPA solutions for Vietnam’s leading brokerage firm

HANOI/TOKYO, April 5th, 2019 – FPT Corporation (FPT) and Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR) today announced that they have successfully completed the RPA pilot project for SSI Securities Corporation (SSI), the largest brokerage firm in Vietnam. The joint project is based on a Memorandum of Understanding on research and development of advanced technologies, signed by FPT and DIR in December 2017. The knowledge DIR has gained through Fintech consulting, the RPA implementation support within Daiwa Securities Group, and collaboration […]

FPT heats up Southeast Asia’s race for self-driving cars

FPT heats up Southeast Asia’s race for self-driving cars The race for driver-less cars in Southeast Asia gets intense as its autonomous pioneer FPT has planned to kick off a new autonomous project next Thursday in Hanoi. It seems that the global IT firm has kept itself busy since its made-in-Vietnam autonomous solutions were introduced for the first time in 2017. FPT Global Automotive (FGA) - a strategic unit specializing on automotive technology solutions, has doubled the number of technology experts over the past two years. Some 2,000 employees [...]

Self-Driving Cars – The Future of Mobility

Self-Driving Cars – The Future of Mobility

Autonomous driving has become a buzzword in the automotive industry. According to Forbes, more than 1700 startups (and counting) are determined to disrupt the future of mobility. A study from Portland-based Allied Market Research forecasts the global market for autonomous vehicles could be estimated at $54.23 billion in 2019 and increase to $556.67 billion by 2026 with a compound annual growth rate of 39.47% during that period. Self-driving cars – what’s the catch?  Autonomous vehicles could free up to 50 minutes a day […]

3 ways to eliminate challenges for Japanese automotive companies

3 ways to eliminate challenges for Japanese automotive companies

The success of automotive companies depends on how they tackle industry challenges. Amid changing consumer behaviors, new digital demands and rising labor shortage, Japanese industry players need to grasp opportunities to redefine themselves. Here are three ways to do so. Respond to the future of automotive retail As the volume and breadth of the available material on the Internet are increasing, prospects are able to access a huge amount of information (comparison of offers, lower prices, etc.) with just a […]

Automotive Partnerships: Automotive players join force with Tech companies

Automotive Partnerships: Automotive players join force with Tech companies Having ranked in the top three countries with most cars manufactured since the 1960s (according to Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles), Japan is known for producing reliable cars with well-executed details. By stabilizing the car manufacturing process from design, assembly to production with high-safety and proven quality products, Japanese automakers and suppliers have established a competitive global position. However, the automotive industry is transforming with surprisingly rapid development of Tesla - an American automotive and energy company, Google’s car unit, [...]

FPT, Grab to develop smart city solutions as strategic partners

FPT, Grab to develop smart city solutions as strategic partners

FPT and Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab have signed a strategic partnership agreement last Friday, which will see the duo working together to develop smart city solutions for Vietnam.  A real-time traffic surveillance system will be introduced, utilizing FPT’s expertise in smart transportation solutions as well as Grab’s traffic data and analytical capabilities. The two Southeast Asia’s leading tech firms also plan to develop electric vehicle charging stations in Vietnam and explore multi-modal transport initiatives that can integrate FPT’s public transport […]