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FPT to launch hailing app for self-driving cars this October

Residents at Ecopark, a township on the southeast side of Hanoi will soon able to book electric vehicles for a breakfast ride in their neighborhood. Only that there will be no human driver behind the wheel. The promise is made explicitly by FPT Software Chairman Hoang Nam Tien last week as he signed an agreement with Yamaha Motor and Ecopark to develop autonomous technologies on an electric vehicle, using the company’s autonomous technologies. The vehicle would be equiped with advanced self-driving […]

SBI Holdings invests $3 million in FPT’s blockchain startup

Representatives of FPT and SBI signed the three-million dollar deal in Tokyo on 17 April, 2019 TOKYO/HANOI, April 18th, 2019 – Tokyo-based SBI Holdings Inc. (“SBI”) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FPT Corporation (“FPT”) to invest $3 million dollars in Utop, a FPT blockchain startup that bridges loyalty point programs among merchants. Utop makes it easy and convenient for users to garner and redeem loyalty points at retailers within the same network, thereby enabling small businesses to grow […]

Experts from Palantir, Google’s Deepmind to share insights at Global DX Summit 2019

International speakers from global tech firms including Palantir Technologies, Google’s Deepmind have confirmed their speeches at the upcoming Global DX Summit Ha Long. Mr. John Harris, Executive Vice President at Palantir Technologies, will be guiding the audience through the journey of digital transformation at leading corporations. Google Deepmind’s research scientist, Dr. Bui Hai Hung, will be joined by Prof. Ho Tu Bao, Professor Emeritus at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), to shed light on the role of […]

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

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”

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 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

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

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

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 […]

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