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    Impact of US tariff on permanent magnets imported from mainland China
    Announcement of US tariffs On May 14 the US announced changes in tariffs to thwart imports of electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries and critical minerals such as graphite and permanent magnets from mainland China. As per the official announcement, in 2024, the tariff on EVs imported from mainland China will increase from 25% to 100%, the tariff on lithium-ion EV batteries will increase from 7.5% to 25%, and the tariff on battery parts will increase from 7.5% to 25%. The new tariffs will ta...
    What Beijing Auto Show 2024 hints about the future of automotive lighting
    The 2024 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition that concluded earlier in May once again put the spotlight on the fast-growing automotive market of mainland China. The event, more popularly known as the Beijing Auto Show, saw participation from all major automakers, both foreign and local, and automotive suppliers. The massive scale of the event and the level of attention it garnered are evident from the fact that automakers showcased 278 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid el...
    Ex-Valeo Geoffrey Bouquot to head innovation and software-defined vehicle division at Audi
    Audi, Volkswagen’s premium car unit, has appointed Geoffrey Bouquot as the new board member for innovation and software-defined vehicle (SDV) — a newly created division as part of the carmaker’s focus on building software capabilities to prepare for the future, the company announced on June 3. Bouquot fills a newly created dedicated position for innovation and software-defined vehicle (SDV) on the board of management, the company said, adding that with the new position, the supervisory ...
    Keysight secures approval to emerge as technical service provider for UNECE regulation
    As reported in a press release on May 8, Keysight Technologies' device security research lab, Riscure Security Solutions, has received formal approval from the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) to become a designated technical service provider for approval of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) R155 and R156 regulations. Created by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the UNECE R155 and R156 regulations establish cybersecurity and software ...
    Red Hat teams up with Renesas for software-defined vehicles
    Red Hat Inc. announced a joint effort with Renesas Electronics Corp. on May 7 to build an open and flexible compute platform to help shape the future of software-defined vehicles (SDVs). Through this collaboration, Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System will be integrated with the Renesas R-Car Software Development Kit (SKD) that is tightly coupled with the upstream Linux kernel, delivering significant flexibility and faster deployment of new features. A company press re...
    Argus launches platform for software-defined vehicle manufacturers
    Argus Cyber Security has launched the Argus Development Security Operations Platform (DevSecOps platform), it said in a press release dated May 8. The platform is designed to address security challenges faced by manufacturers of software-defined vehicles (SDVs) and their suppliers. The platform integrates various cybersecurity technologies and services to automate the entire DevSecOps process, enabling businesses to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and reduce costs. The...
    Synopsys sells Software Integrity Group for up to $2.1B, expects closure in H2 2024
    Synopsys, a Nasdaq-listed company, has entered into a definitive agreement with private equity firms Clearlake Capital Group and Francisco Partners to sell its Software Integrity Group business for up to $2.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. Upon closure, the business will become an independent, privately held application security testing software provider. The existing Software Integrity Group management team is expect...
    eSync Alliance updates over-the-air standard to accelerate software-defined vehicle development
    The eSync Alliance has released Version 2.2 of its specification for over-the-air (OTA) data exchange, according to a press release dated May 2. The new release is aimed at improving interoperability among automakers and suppliers, and accelerating the development of software-defined vehicles (SDVs). The new specification builds on the experiences of alliance members in implementing OTA programs and clarifies and tightens the specifications to minimize potential divergent interpretations and ...
    Wind River partners with Elektrobit to advance software-defined vehicle solutions
    Wind River announced that it has collaborated with Elektrobit to demonstrate foundational software for autonomous, electric, software-defined vehicles, according to a press release on May 1. In this collaboration, Wind River provides VxWorks as the real-time operating system. Elektrobit offers its second-generation EB corbos AdaptiveCore software and EB corbos Studio tools, and has created the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform-based software framework for autonomous driving domain controllers. Elektr...
    Tech innovators in the auto space: Q&A with Tencent
    Mainland China's complex road systems, megacities, dense populations, and unique traffic behaviors present challenges for autonomous driving technology development. However, the country also offers rich scenarios, abundant data, and numerous rare and unexpected corner cases that are crucial for the safe and effective evolution of autonomous driving. The Gen-X demographic in mainland China, a significant portion of whom plan to purchase cars with Level 2+ driver assistance functions, provides ide...
    Elektrobit's EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications gains industry approval for automotive functional Safety standards
    Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software solutions, has announced the launch of EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications, the first open-source operating system solution assessed to be compliant with automotive functional safety standards. This groundbreaking solution offers several benefits, including up to 15 years of maintenance to ensure security throughout the product's lifetime, up to 50 percent faster time to market due to faster development cycles with open source, and inh...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with NIO
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. Original equipment manufacturers are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompa...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with Iflytek
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, such as smartphones. Original equipment manufacturers are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift enco...
    TTTech Auto unveils new software solution for auto workload management
    TTTech Auto has unveiled a software solution for workload management in the automotive sector called MotionWise Schedule, according to a press statement on April 17. It is an extension of its flagship product MotionWise, a safety middleware designed for distributed architectures requiring safety and real-time properties. MotionWise Schedule features MotionWise technologies, which enables a seamless integration with standardized-based as well as custom architectures. The solution enables highl...
    Anyverse, Sony partner for advanced autonomous tech development
    Anyverse has collaborated with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp. to integrate Sony's image sensor models into Anyverse's synthetic data platform, it said in a press release dated April 16. The collaboration aims to advance the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving and other autonomous technologies. This reduces the reliance on real-world data collection and streamlines go-to-market timelines while minimizing costs associated with physical testing. ...
    Sasken, Joynext partner for cutting-edge auto platforms
    Sasken Technologies has tied up with Joynext to develop cutting-edge platforms for both in-vehicle systems and off-vehicle cloud and digital services, according to a press release dated April 16. Sasken and Joynext will focus on automotive software maintenance, including Automotive Software Process Improvement Capability dEtermination (ASPICE) compliance, and the definition and implementation of enhancements for new products to keep pace with evolving software-defined vehicle (SDV) architec...
    ETAS, BlackBerry QNX partner for safety-critical software solutions in automotive industry
    ETAS GmbH and BlackBerry QNX have signed a partnership to sell and market software solutions to automakers and their suppliers, simplifying the development of safety-critical functions for software-defined vehicles (SDVs). The partnership combines ETAS' middleware RTA-VRTE based on AUTOSAR Adaptive and QNX® Operating System with ETAS' automotive firewall and host-based intrusion detection technology. This integrated solution provides a high-performance and safe foundation for the development...
    Green Hills, STMicroelectronics and Cetitec team up for configurable in-vehicle comms platform
    Green Hills Software, STMicroelectronics and Cetitec have collaborated to deliver a configurable in-vehicle communications platform for zonal controllers in next-generation software-defined vehicle (SDV) architectures. The platform combines Green Hills' µ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS); ST's Stellar Integration MCU platform; and Cetitec's advanced networking stacks, gateways and routing frameworks. The solution provides a high-performance, safe and secure platform for consolidati...
    Software-defined vehicles: An identity crisis for the industry?
    We are entering an era where vehicles will be defined by their software. Think of that statement. In isolation, it says a lot. Throughout the past hundred years or so, vehicles have largely been defined by their brand. Alfred Sloan built a whole company on this principle. Today, Carlos Tavares, with Stellantis, has built a house of brands that appeal to different parts of the market with varying degrees of overlap. The brand of car we drove defined who we were as people. Driving a Volvo defined ...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with KPIT Technologies
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. Original equipment manufacturers are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompa...
    Green Hills Software and NXP Semiconductors join forces on vehicle software platform
    Green Hills Software, a global leader in embedded safety and security, has announced its significant role in NXP Semiconductors' open S32 CoreRide platform, an industry-first vehicle software platform that streamlines complex vehicle architecture development.  The platform merges NXP's comprehensive hardware portfolio with Green Hills Software's reliable and secure foundational software solutions, offering vehicle manufacturers and tier 1s unique means to address vehicle architectur...
    BMW partners with Tata Technologies to develop automotive software and business IT solutions
    BMW Group has partnered with engineering and digital services company Tata Technologies in India, it said in a press release dated April 2. Under the partnership agreement, the two companies will form a joint venture with the aim to establish a software and IT development hub in the cities of Pune, Bangalore and Chennai in India. While the hubs in Bangalore and Pune is expected to handle development and operations activities, the Chennai hub will focus on business IT solutions. The JV will le...
    NXP launches S32 CoreRide platform to accelerate development of software-defined vehicles
    NXP Semiconductors has launched the S32 CoreRide platform that simplifies complex vehicle architecture development and reduces costs for automakers and tier 1 suppliers, as reported in a press release on March 28. The platform combines NXP's extensive hardware portfolio with software from leading automotive experts, including Accenture ESR Labs, ArcherMind, Blackberry QNX, Elektrobit, ETAS, Green Hills Software, Sonatus, Synopsys, TTTech Auto, Vector Informatik GmbH and Wind River. The pla...
    Hyundai Motor to invest over $50 billion in South Korea between 2024–26
    South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group plans to make a big-ticket investment of 68 trillion won (over $50 billion) on research and development projects, capacity expansion and recruitment of new talent between 2024–26, as the company prepares to transition to zero-emission mobility, Hyundai announced March 27. The earmarked investments are aligned with Hyundai Motor’s larger strategy of becoming one of the top three electric vehicle manufacturers globally by 2030. Hyundai’s inves...
    Wind River advances software-defined vehicle innovation with AWS-based platform
    Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, has advanced software-defined vehicle innovation with its cutting-edge Wind River Studio Developer offering, now available running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The platform is being showcased at the Santa Clara AWS Prototyping and Innovation Lab. Wind River Studio Developer is an edge-to-cloud, flexible and open DevOps platform that enables higher developer productivity, operational quality and effic...
    Xpeng unveils AI-driven smart car brand for mainland Chinese consumers
    Xpeng, a smart electric vehicle (Smart EV) company, is launching a new brand targeting the 100,000-150,000 yuan (about $14,000-$21,000) mass market in mainland China, it said in a press release dated March 19. The new brand, which will offer "the first AI-driven smart car for young people," aims to provide a genuine AI-driven user experience through its products. Xpeng plans to launch an A-class Smart EV priced between 100,000 to 150,000 yuan, which reportedly accounts for approximately 34% o...
    Hyundai shifts focus on software-defined vehicles to hedge against slowing EV demand
    Hyundai Motor Co.'s leading global automaker has decided to hone its electric vehicle price competitiveness through tech advancement and efficient manufacturing process, following in the footsteps of its rivals to cut costs as the car industry's prospects are clouded by slower-than-expected EV uptake, the Korea Economic Daily reported on March 21. The company’s Chief Executive Chang Jae-hoon said its main business strategy for this year is to enhance its EVs’ price competitiveness. In a s...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Foryou General Electronics interview
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) govern operations, integrate new features and facilitate the addition of novel functionalities through software. This advancement in the automotive industry is paving the way for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. SDVs are evolving through the separation of software and hardware development, similar to smartphones. Original equipment manufacturers are creating "walled gardens" for applications, which involves continuous agile software de...
    Cadence, Arm collaborate on chiplet-based platform for automotive software development
    Cadence Design Systems and Arm have collaborated to create a chiplet-based reference design and software development platform for the automotive industry, a press release dated March 13 read. The platform aims to accelerate software-defined vehicle (SDV) innovation by providing a scalable chiplet architecture and interface interoperability. The solution is built using the latest Arm Automotive Enhanced technologies and Cadence intellectual property (IP), and includes a complementary software ...
    LeddarTech partners with Arm on future-ready software-defined vehicles
    LeddarTech has announced a collaboration with Arm to develop the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technology for software-defined vehicles, according to a press release dated March 13. The collaboration will leverage Arm's latest Automotive Enhanced (AE) technology and LeddarTech's patented AI-based, low-level sensor fusion and perception software, LeddarVision. The goal of the partnership is to enhance CPU capabilities for ADAS, accelerate t...
    Intel's silicon-enforced separation unlocks optimal performance for software-defined vehicles
    In the automotive industry, there is a growing trend toward software-defined vehicles (SDVs) that rely on software virtualization to optimize performance. However, current solutions are facing bottlenecks due to the limitations of traditional hypervisors, which cannot scale to meet the demands of modern workloads. Intel's silicon-enforced separation offers a unique solution by bypassing the hypervisor and unlocking additional performance within the software for better quality and new workload...
    Soda unveils SDV Kit for vehicle software development
    Soda has launched its SDV Kit, a ready-to-use kit for software-defined vehicle (SDV) creation, according to a press release dated March 6. The kit addresses the critical demand for faster vehicle software engineering amid shrinking budgets and traditional outsourcing to over 150 suppliers. The SDV Kit includes AI-powered tools to assist engineers from requirements to certification and provides over 200 ready-to-use vehicle features with requirements, architecture, software and tests...
    Untether AI joins SOAFEE SIG to accelerate AI inference for software-defined vehicles
    Untether AI has joined the Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) Special Interest Group (SIG), it said in a press release dated March 7. The SOAFEE SIG is focused on advancing the deployment of software-defined vehicles (SDV) through an architecture with associated reference implementations. Untether AI's expertise in AI inference acceleration for ADAS and AV applications will contribute to the organization's goals. The key to platform scaling for SDVs depends on a centralized...
    TTTech Auto and BlackBerry QNX expands partnership to work on software-defined vehicles
    TTTech Auto has expanded its partnership with BlackBerry to address the complexity challenges of software-defined vehicles (SDVs), according to a press release dated March 7. The partnership will support the native integration of the latest QNX Operating System (OS) 8.0 with TTTech Auto's scheduling solutions in a single safety-certified product. This will enable better utilization of the underlying semiconductors in mission-critical environments such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)...
    Valeo joins SDVerse marketplace for software collaboration in mobility industry
    Valeo, a leading automotive supplier, has joined the SDVerse Vehicle Software Marketplace as a launch partner. The platform, founded by General Motors, Magna and Wipro, aims to bring software developers and mobility players together in a matchmaking system that promotes transparency and interoperability. Valeo will bring its innovative software solutions to the platform later in 2024. Speaking on the development, Jeffrey Shay, president of Valeo North America, said, “We are at the heart of ...
    Fraunhofer updates on CeCaS automotive project
    Fraunhofer and partners from the automotive industry are working on a joint research project, CeCaS (Central Car Server — Supercomputing for Automotive), to revolutionize the computer architecture used in cars, it said in a March 1 press release. The goal is to create a central supercomputing platform that can control all components of a car, including safety-critical systems such as the engine, gearbox and brakes, as well as non-critical systems such as entertainment and climate control. T...
    Xpeng announces expansion plans in Chinese auto market
    Xpeng has announced plans to hire 4,000 new employees in 2024 and invest heavily in AI. The company aims to navigate what it describes as a fiercely competitive landscape in the world's largest auto market, as reported by Automotive News on Feb. 19. The addition of 4,000 employees would mark a 25% increase in Xpeng's workforce, which stood at 15,829 at the end of 2022. CEO He Xiaopeng revealed that the company will allocate 3.5 billion yuan (about $486.36 million) toward AI research a...
    INTERVIEW: Mobileye’s vision for software-defined vehicles
    In this S&P Global Mobility interview, Mobileye executives discuss the transformations in Software-Defined Vehicles (SDVs) and the impact on vehicle operations. We learn more about how data from automated driving systems underpins live graphics in vehicle visualization, creating advanced alerts for vehicle operators and adding a second layer of defense to collision avoidance applications. The challenges in SDV design are also discussed, with the company highlighting its work with original eq...
    L&T Technology Services joins hands with BlackBerry to offer software defined vehicle solutions
    L&T Technology Services Limited, (LTTS) a pioneering digital engineering and R&D services company, on Feb.13 announced a strategic partnership with BlackBerry, the trusted security software and services company. The collaboration is set to leverage the BlackBerry® QNX® suite of automotive software solutions and enable the development of innovative Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs) for global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The partnership establishes LTTS integrating cutting...
    Harman joins Eclipse Foundation’s Software-Defined Vehicle Working Group
    To shape the industrywide effort to build a vendor-agnostic, open-source ecosystem focused on creating the foundation for a new era in automotive, Harman on Feb. 6 announced that it has joined the Eclipse Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) Working Group at The Eclipse Foundation. The Eclipse SDV Working Group is at the forefront of this evolution, providing a vendor-neutral forum for individuals and organizations to collaborate. Members are actively working together to create open-source software...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with Elektrobit
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features, and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. OEMs are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompasses continuous agile softw...
    L&T Technology Services partners with Marelli for Digital Twin technology in automotive infotainment
    L&T Technology Services (LTTS) has partnered with Marelli to unveil Digital Twin solutions, it said in a press release on Jan. 31. The collaboration aims to streamline software development processes and reduce prototype costs, making it possible to develop software-defined vehicles (SDVs) more efficiently. Marelli’s Digital Twin provides a virtual replica of the entire car electric-electronic architecture, including information clusters and infotainment. Built on Amazon Web Services (AW...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with DXC Technology
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features, and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. OEMs are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompasses continuous agile softw...
    Cloud and edge computing’s cumulative benefits for SDVs
    As part of the shift toward software-defined vehicles (SDVs), automotive cloud computing is a strategic extension of vehicle-embedded systems computing. Original equipment manufacturers are striving for a connected, autonomous, shared and electric future, in which wireless communication between vehicles and the cloud become increasingly prevalent. The goal of an automotive cloud ecosystem is to create an enhanced vehicle experience for users while enabling OEMs and service providers to offer adv...
    Vector introduces high-availability embedded software enabling automated driving
    Vector has introduced high-availability embedded software for electronic control units (ECUs) that meets the highest safety requirements according to ISO 26262. The software ensures reliable operation, and is suitable for autonomous driving and x-by-wire systems, according to a press release on Jan. 23. The new software is available for Vector's MICROSAR Classic embedded software product. Vector's high-availability embedded software enables the development of safety-related systems ...
    Ford unveils in-house digital experience software suite for improved integration and speed
    US automaker Ford has unveiled its new digital experience software suite, called Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience, which will be available on the recently launched Nautilus and soon on other vehicles. The automaker developed this in-house operating system to improve integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and to offer high-speed and highly customizable software, CBTNews reported Jan. 22. The system features a windshield-wide dashboard screen with no touch-sensitive controls but in...
    Faraday Future enhances user experience with OTA upgrades for FF 91 2.0
    Faraday Future, a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, has completed nearly 1,600 over-the-air (OTA) upgrades and product enhancements for its FF 91 2.0 since deliveries began in 2023. The upgrades include 752 new additions and 846 improvements, showcasing a breakthrough in user experience and technology. One of the major highlights is the industry's first in-vehicle sporting events recommendation aggregation product, which integrates live broadcasts...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with Nvidia
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features, and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. OEMs are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompasses continuous agile softw...
    Acsia Tech collaborates with SOFAEE SIG to develop next-gen automotive software
    Acsia Technologies, a global automotive software-maker, has announced joining hands with the Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) Special Interest Group (SIG). The partnership will work to test, develop and deploy software with an aim of agility, speed and flexibility, reported Onmanorama on Jan. 12.  SOAFEE is an industry-led collaboration between leading companies across the automotive and technology sectors. Being a specialized group comprising automotive experts...
    CES 2024: Kia signs MOU with Uber to develop and deploy dedicated ride-hailing EVs
    South Korean carmaker Kia Corp. and Uber have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on development and deployment of Kia’s planned Platform Beyond Vehicle (PBV) concepts on Uber’s ride-hailing platform, Kia announced Jan. 10. The MOU was signed on the sidelines of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas. Kia said that deployment of its PBVs on Uber’s mobility platform will support the global ride-hailing company in achieving its 2040 zero-emission g...
    SOAFEE establishes SDV Alliance with auto partners
    The Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) consortium has established the SDV Alliance in partnership with AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR), Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA) and Eclipse SDV, it said in a press release dated Jan. 9. Two demonstrations showcasing different technologies from the Alliance organizations for different software-defined vehicles (SDVs) were shown at the SDV Alliance launch at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. The SDV...
    CES 2024: LG Innotek displays key connected and autonomous mobility products
    LG Innotek highlighted several automotive technologies at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas, it said in a press release dated Jan. 12. The highlight of the exhibition was a mock-up of an autonomous vehicle featuring 18 types of key electronic components. The mock-up had a matte black exterior. In addition to the mock-up, the company showcased its unique sensing, communication and lighting solutions. These included the Sensor Pod, which combines the advantages of the compa...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Forvia interview
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features, and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. OEMs are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompasses continuous agile softw...
    CES 2024: Qorix to present middleware for automotive high-performance compute systems
    Qorix’s middleware for software-defined vehicles will power the electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture demonstrator of KPIT Technologies at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, a press release dated Jan. 9 read. This is the first time that Qorix middleware for automotive high-performance compute systems will be presented to the public. “After two years of intense work our Qorix middleware stack for safety critical applications in software defined vehicles has reached a level of maturit...
    Etas and Rambus team up for the development of automotive cybersecurity solutions
    Etas GmbH and Rambus, the industry’s leading supplier of hardware security IP, have announced a strategic collaboration to co-develop and provide a bundled security offering combining the Rambus RT-640 embedded hardware security module (eHSM) IP integrated with the Etas system-on-chip (SoC) security software solution, Escrypt CycurSoC. According to the company, complexity is the enemy of security, for as complexity increases, the number of vulnerabilities that an adversary can potentially e...
    CES 2024: VicOne and BlackBerry join hands to help automotive OEMs with cyberattacks in software-defined vehicles
    VicOne, an automotive cybersecurity solutions leader, teamed up with BlackBerry Ltd. to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of the automotive ecosystem. By leveraging machine-learning (ML) processing at the edge and cloud-controlled access to vehicle data, the partnership will enable car manufacturers and software developers to investigate and distinguish costly cyberattacks from other non-malicious events in fewer steps. The combined BlackBerry Ivy and VicOne solution provides accurate dete...
    CES 2024: Visteon focuses on software-defined vehicles
    As the automotive industry starts to make a rapid transition to new technologies, leading technology player Visteon plans to showcase its key innovative products focusing on software-defined vehicles, cloud-enabled and battery-electric solutions at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 to shape the future of the mobility industry, the company said in a press release on Jan. 8. Some of the key products and technologies at display include: Digital cockpit electronics: Enabling the software-de...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with Red Hat
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features, and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. OEMs are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompasses continuous agile softw...
    Green Hills Software to receive ISO/SAE 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity certificate
    Top embedded safety and security provider, Green Hills Software, said that it has received compliance certification against the important ISO/SAE 21434 automotive cybersecurity standard. As a leading supplier of safe and secure real-time operating systems, Green Hills is the first to receive the certificate, issued by the globally-recognized certification company Exida, according to a company press release on Jan. 5. The company said this certificate reaffirms its leadership in supporting glo...
    Hyundai Mobis teams up with Wind River Studio to accelerate software-defined vehicle
    Wind River on Jan. 4 announced that it will work with leading automotive supplier Hyundai Mobis to accelerate the development of software-defined vehicles. The partnership aims to develop category-leading software infrastructure for next-generation mobility. Hyundai Mobis leverages Wind River Edge products such as Wind River Linux, the VxWorks real-time operating system, and system simulations for development and rapid prototyping with simulated and real hardware-based environments, as well as n...
    AiMotive unveils aiSim 5 next-gen AutoGI for ADAS and autonomous driving simulation
    AiMotive has launched aiSim 5, a simulation platform that integrates Automotive General Intelligence (AutoGI) to create a more accurate and reliable environment for automated driving. The new version develops simulation dynamics with a deterministic and reproducible environment, setting a new standard for automotive innovation, according to a press release on Jan. 4.  AiSim 5's core is aiSim AIR, a powerful simulation engine that provides high-quality, synthetic sensor data while optimiz...
    CES 2024 Preview
    As we kick off the new year, S&P Global Mobility analysts are covering the anticipated trends to expect at CES 2024 in Las Vegas next week. Our team will be on the ground covering the event, with some daily shared content available via our platforms and channels. Additionally, meetings with the team are available if you’ll be at the show; we’d love to connect. Please reach out to your account representative or mobility@spglobal.com to make arrangements for a meeting.  Connected C...
    CES 2024: Cognata, Microsoft collaborate on AI-powered automated driving validation
    Cognata, an Israel-based company, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to introduce a Microsoft Azure software-defined vehicle (SDV) deployment at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. The collaboration will integrate Cognata's cutting-edge AI simulation technology with Microsoft's reference SDV development toolchain. This partnership aims to help original equipment manufacturers accelerate the development and validation of automated driving features, reducing the time to market by shift...
    The shift to software-defined vehicles: Q&A with Harman
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) use software to govern operations, incorporate new features, and facilitate the integration of novel functionalities. This concept marks an advancement in the automotive industry, laying the foundation for autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity technologies. The evolution of SDVs entails separating software and hardware development, like smartphones. OEMs are establishing “walled gardens” for applications. This shift encompasses continuous agile softw...
    GM pauses sales of new Chevy Blazer EV due to software issues, vows quick resolution
    US automaker General Motors (GM) has paused sales of its newly launched Chevy Blazer electric vehicle due to software-related quality issues that have been reported by a limited number of customers, CBSnews reported Dec. 25, 2023. According to Scott Bell, vice president of Global Chevrolet, the issue is not safety-related and is related to an update that will be rolled out to affected vehicles.  GM is working quickly to resolve the problem and sales will resume after the software up...
    Hyundai Mobis develops core solution for SDV in digital space
    In a press release on Dec. 26, Hyundai Mobis said that it is establishing a system capable of developing and validating key vehicle technologies in an unrestricted digital virtual environment.   This initiative aims to significantly reduce technology development time, allowing various related research teams and collaborative partners early-stage access to the system's innovative collaboration platform. It is an optimal system for developing software-driven vehicles (SDVs).   Hyunda...
    INTERVIEW: Ethernovia on ethernet communication system for automotive industry
    Ethernovia Inc. develops an ethernet system to process the bandwidth demands of the future. It offers a virtual communication solution that enables the software-defined vehicle (SDV) for future automobile communication. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in San Jose, California. Earlier this year, Ethernovia closed a $64-million Series A funding round with investors including Porsche SE, Qualcomm Ventures, AMD and Venturetech Alliance.  In September, the company announced a p...
    CES 2024: Elektrobit to showcase complete offering for software-defined mobility
    Embedded and connected software products and services provider Elektrobit plans to showcase its 360° offering for software-defined vehicle (SDV) enablement, from automotive architecture and virtual development solutions to leading-edge digital cockpits that provide the ultimate in-vehicle user experiences at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, according to a PRNewswire release dated Dec. 11. The company's innovative software and services — reflecting decades of experience and spannin...
    Continental, Synopsys partner for faster SDV software development
    Continental, a leading automotive technology company, has announced a collaboration with Synopsys to accelerate the development and validation of software features and applications for the software-defined vehicle (SDV). This alliance integrates Synopsys' industry-leading virtual prototyping solutions for virtual electronic control units (vECU) within Continental's Automotive Edge (CAEdge) cloud-based development framework. The result is digital twin capabilities for software development that he...
    Intrinsic ID launches first hardware root-of-trust solution to meet functional safety standards for automotive market
    Intrinsic ID, a provider of Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology, has released QuiddiKey 400, a hardware-based root-of-trust (RoT) solution for semiconductors in the automotive market that must meet stringent functional safety standards, according to a press release on Dec. 6. QuiddiKey 400 has been developed following an ISO 26262 functional-safety-compliant flow and meets the ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) B fault metric and ASIL D for systematics failure...
    Sonatus launches new software solution for software-defined vehicles
    In a press release announcement on Dec. 7, Sonatus has unveiled the Sonatus Software-Defined Component (SDC) Solution consisting of in-vehicle and cloud software. The Sonatus SDC Solution helps automakers turn any electronic component in a vehicle into a software-defined component. Through targeted data collection and dynamic automation, the Sonatus SDC Solution allows original equipment manufacturers and suppliers to monitor, test and optimize components without comp...
    Automotive ‘Hypervisor’ market landscape
    The development of automotive hypervisor solutions is being fuelled by an increase in the use of embedded virtualization at the device level to support different operating systems. To support Infotainment multimedia and connected services, as well as safety-critical instrument clusters for electric vehicles and sophisticated safety features with ADAS L0 and L1, primary use cases may be seen in the cockpit domain electronics. Vehicles in the Entry and Mid-Price classes, supported by Chinese OEMs,...
    Trustonic, VicOne collaborate on innovative IDS trusted app for automotive security
    Trustonic, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for the automotive sector, and VicOne, an award-winning software and security solutions provider, have collaborated to launch an innovative IDS Trusted Application to enhance automotive security, according to a company press release on November 30. The new application integrates VicOne's xCarbon, an intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS) for electronic control units (ECUs), with Trustonic's Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)....
    Panasonic launches virtual cockpit solution on AWS Marketplace, accelerating vehicle development cycles
    Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. of America has launched a virtual replica of its Digital eCockpit Solution, called Virtual SkipGen (vSkipGen), on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. This new offering allows automotive developers and vehicle system validation teams to work in parallel, shifting the development life cycle left and reducing time to market, said a PRNewswire release dated Nov. 28. VSkipGen leverages industry-standard VirtIO-based device virtualization technology, pr...
    Etas and Infineon receive NIST CAVP certification for Escrypt CycurHSM implemented on Aurix microcontrollers
    Etas GmbH, a provider of software-defined vehicles (SDV), and Infineon Technologies have successfully certified their cryptographic algorithm suite. The certificate was validated under the Cryptographic Algorithm Verification Program (CAVP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and granted for Escrypt CycurHSM. This automotive embedded security software stack is implemented on Infineon’s second-generation Aurix TC3xx hardware security module (HSM), based on Infinieo...
    Wayve adds referential segmentation Show & Tell capability to Lingo-1 vision-language-action model
    Wayve, a company specializing in autonomous vehicle technology, has developed a new feature called Show & Tell for their Lingo-1 model. This feature uses referential segmentation to visually highlight the focus of Lingo-1's attention and enhance the connection between language and vision tasks. With this new capability, Lingo-1 can provide more accurate and trustworthy responses to questions about the driving scene, according to Wayve's press release on Nov. 15. The Show & Tell featur...
    Microchip releases latest TrustAnchor security integrated circuit
    Microchip Technology has unveiled its latest TrustAnchor Security integrated circuit (IC), the TA101, to address intricate automotive and embedded security scenarios, according to a press release on Nov. 15. This release aligns with the growing connectivity and technological advancements in vehicles, necessitating enhanced security measures. Additionally, new cybersecurity standards from both governmental and automotive original equipment manufacturer sources now incorporate larger key sizes and...
    Hyundai Motor Group calls for transformation in SDV development at HMG Developer Conference
    Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) held the third annual HMG Developer Conference, South Korea’s largest mobility developer festival, and presented its vision for the future transformation of software-defined vehicles (SDVs), according to a press release on Nov. 13. To accelerate the transition to SDVs, the Group has held the HMG Developer Conference since 2021 to share the latest research and development achievements with external developers and discover new talents in mobility technolog...
    L&T Technology accelerates transition to smart vehicles with AWS generative AI
    L&T Technology Services (LTTS), a leading global digital engineering and research and development (R&D) services company based in India, announced that it is leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help global automotive manufacturers accelerate the transition toward software-defined vehicles (SDVs) using generative AI, according to a company press release dated Oct. 31. SDVs rely heavily on software to control and manage their operations, including performance and comfort, with ...
    KPIT Q2 FY 2024 revenue up 51.7% YOY to $145 million
    KPIT Technologies, an independent software integration partner to the automotive and mobility ecosystem for software-defined vehicles, announced its second-quarter fiscal year 2024 financial result on Oct. 30. The company reported revenue of $145.2 million, a year-over-year growth of 51.7%; and profit after tax of $16.8 million, up 68.7%. The company said it has had 13 consecutive quarters of steady revenue and EBITDA growth. It has witnessed broad-based growth across practices and verticals,...
    Mercedes-Benz expands partnership with Qt Group to accelerate software-defined vehicles
    German luxury-car maker Mercedes-Benz has expanded its partnership with Qt Group to leverage the Qt framework, design, development and quality assurance tools to support building its highly anticipated operating system (OS) — MB.OS — across its cars' models and displays. Qt’s support will enable cross-platform development and shorten time-to-market, a company press release dated Oct. 31 said.  The OS is a new architecture that advances the software-defined vehicle concept...
    Foxconn and Nvidia partner to accelerate development of intelligent EV platforms
    Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang joined Hon Hai (Foxconn) Chairman and CEO Young Liu to unveil the latest in their ongoing partnership to develop the next wave of intelligent electric vehicle platforms for the global automotive market, according to a press release on October 17. This latest move, announced at the fourth annual Hon Hai Tech Day in Taiwan, will help Foxconn realize its EV vision with a range of Nvidia Drive solutions — including Nvidia Drive Orin currently and its successo...
    Tata Elxsi reports 15.5% YOY revenue growth in Q2 FY'24 to 88.1 billion Indian rupees
    Leading providers of design-led technology services Tata Elxsi announced total revenues of 88.1 billion Indian rupees (about $1.06 billion), up 15.5%, and profit after tax of 2 billion Indian rupees year over year in the second quarter of fiscal 2024. The company said in a regulatory filing on October 17 that the transportation vertical recorded a growth of 26.1% year over year, supported by bigger and stronger deals traction in the software-defined vehicle (SDV) engagements. ...
    Vitesco Technologies and Infineon partner on microcontrollers for EVs
    According to a press release on October 17, Vitesco Technologies and Infineon Technologies have strengthened their long-standing partnership by signing an agreement for a planned sales volume of over €1 billion. The partnership aims to improve the efficiency and system costs of electrified vehicles through the use of Infineon's high-performance microcontrollers in Vitesco Technologies' electronic systems for new vehicle architectures. The multiyear agreement takes effect in 2027 and will se...
    INTERVIEW: Ambarella on electric/electronic architecture migration
    The software-defined vehicle architecture is poised to bring about a transformative shift in the automotive industry by facilitating a flexible and adaptable solution for the assimilation of cutting-edge technologies, features and services such as charging infrastructure, predictive maintenance, autonomous driving (AD), connected vehicle, enhanced safety systems, as well as financial technology and blockchain. This necessitates a comprehensive reimagining of the vehicle's electric/electronic (E/...
    GM stays focused on software standardization to offer superior and faster technology
    To standardize software interfaces to securely access vehicle systems from anywhere in an original equipment manufacturer's vehicle ecosystem, General Motors announced October 12 that it is contributing a vehicle services definition called uServices. It said this standardized interface and associated programming model enables efficient development of distributed software required by software-defined vehicles (SDVs). The automaker joins the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA), a global...
    Wind River Linux chosen by Hozon for intelligent security vehicle platform development
    Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, announced October 10 that Hozon New Energy Automobile Co. Ltd. has selected Wind River Linux to develop the Hozon Automotive Intelligent Security Vehicle Platform. Hozon, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, aims to create a high-performance framework for software-defined vehicles with Wind River's help. Avijit Sinha, chief product officer at Wind River, expressed excitement about the collaboratio...
    FEV to showcase sustainable mobility solutions at Aachen Colloquium 2023
    FEV will showcase its innovative solutions for sustainable mobility at the Aachen Colloquium 2023, it said in a press release dated October 5. The company will display new developments in electric drives, hydrogen fuel cells and digitalization, among others. Electric drives: FEV will display a range of innovative electric drive units (EDUs), including a compact EDU for pedelecs and e-bikes, and a hybrid system for commercial vehicles with an efficiency of 95%. Hydrogen fuel cells: FEV...
    Renault Group-Volvo Group partner to develop electric vans in Europe
    Renault Group and Volvo Group have joined forces to set up a new company, which will develop an all-new generation of electric vans, according to an announcement by Renault on October 6. The two carmakers are also looking forward to the logistics player CMA CGM to join the new company, Renault said, adding that the parent companies will continue to seek additional investment and business partners for the new venture. According to the press release, Renault and Volvo plan to jointly develop an...
    Bolt.Earth secures $20M funding to expand EV charging network, enhance product portfolio
    Bolt.Earth, an India electric vehicle infrastructure and software company, has secured $20 million in funding from a consortium of investors, including Union Square Ventures, Prime Venture Partners and ITIGO Funds, it said in a press release dated October 5. The company plans to use the funds to expand its charging network, enhance its product portfolio and onboard top tier professionals across various disciplines. Bolt.Earth's operating system, Bolt.Earth OS, enables EVs to become software-d...
    INTERVIEW: Mobileye on electric/electronic architecture migration
    The software-defined vehicle architecture is poised to bring about a transformative shift in the automotive industry by facilitating a flexible and adaptable solution for the assimilation of cutting-edge technologies, features and services such as charging infrastructure, predictive maintenance, autonomous driving, connected vehicle, enhanced safety systems, as well as financial technology and blockchain. This necessitates a comprehensive reimagining of the vehicle electric/electronic (E/E) arch...
    Renault opens advanced digital simulation facility for efficient vehicle development
    Renault Group has opened a new building at its Technocentre in France dedicated to digital simulation, equipped with state-of-the-art immersive simulation tools, with an investment of €26 million. The building features a brand-new immersive driving simulation tool called Renault Operational Advanced Driving Simulator (ROADS), which is likely the most powerful in the world. The new facility will enable Renault Group's engineering department to develop vehicles more efficiently and cost-effectiv...
    Tata Elxsi to develop automotive cybersecurity solution in collaboration with IISc
    Tata Elxsi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to jointly develop an automotive cybersecurity solution, it said in a press release dated October 5. The collaboration will focus on security and threat detection in connected automotive vehicles, using AI and machine learning (ML)-based intrusion detection. The idea is to detect and prevent potential security threats and anomalies with preventive insights. “Tata Elxsi recognizes that the a...
    NXP integrates AWS cloud services into automotive microcontrollers for secure vehicle connectivity
    NXP Semiconductors has integrated Amazon Web Services' (AWS') cloud services into its S32K3 automotive microcontroller series, providing secure cloud connectivity for new vehicle architectures, according to a press release on October 4. This integration enables automakers to access AWS services through the S32K3-based zonal aggregators and end nodes, expanding cloud access across the S32 vehicle-compute platform. The end-to-end vehicle data solution now spans across NXP's S32K3, S32Z E, S32G2 an...
    Argus wins Automotive Cyber Security Innovation of the Year
    Argus Cyber Security, a global leader in automotive cybersecurity, announced winning the Automotive Cyber Security Innovation of the Year award in the fourth annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by AutoTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global automotive and transportation technology markets today, the company said in press release on October 4.   There were more than 1,600 nominations...
    Volkswagen hires former Tesla executive to lead software push
    Volkswagen AG has hired Sanjay Lal, a former engineering director at Tesla Inc., to bolster its software push. Lal will join the company in November from Rivian Automotive Inc. and will head a software design hub at Volkswagen's Cariad unit, Bloomberg reported October 2. The hub will develop a new software platform for the carmaker's future electric models, which will first be applied to two vehicle projects for Audi and Volkswagen. The move is part of CEO Oliver Blume's efforts to address th...
    Airbiquity, Tessolve partner for pre-integrated over-the-air software updates and data-logging platform
    Airbiquity, a global leader in connected vehicle services, has partnered with Tessolve, a leading hardware platform company, to deliver a pre-integrated hardware and software platform for secure and sophisticated over-the-air (OTA) software updates and data logging, the company said in a press release on September 29. The partnership combines Airbiquity's OTAmatic software management platform and LOGmatic data-logging platform with Tessolve's Tera family of devices, providing industry-le...
    Synopsys unveils broadest portfolio of automotive-grade intellectual property on TSMC's N5A process technology
    Synopsys has announced the broadest portfolio of automotive-grade Interface and Foundation intellectual property (IP) for TSMC's N5A process. Together, Synopsys and TSMC are helping to power the next generation of software-defined vehicles by enabling long-term reliability and high-performance compute requirements of automotive System-on-Chips (SoCs), according to a press release on September 26. "TSMC has worked closely with our design ecosystem partners to provide the automotive semiconduct...
    Tier 1 suppliers on electric and electronic architecture migration
    The software-defined vehicle (SDV) architecture is poised to bring about a transformative shift in the automotive industry by facilitating a flexible and adaptable solution for the assimilation of cutting-edge technologies, features and services, such as charging infrastructure, predictive maintenance, autonomous driving, connected vehicle, enhanced safety systems, as well as financial technology and blockchain. This necessitates a comprehensive reimagining of the vehicle E/E architecture, espec...
    INTERVIEW: Aptiv on electric/electronic (E/E) architecture migration
    The software-defined vehicle architecture is poised to bring about a transformative shift in the automotive industry by facilitating a flexible and adaptable solution for the assimilation of cutting-edge technologies, features and services, including charging infrastructure, predictive maintenance, autonomous driving, connected vehicles, enhanced safety systems, as well as fintech and blockchain. This necessitates a comprehensive reimagining of the vehicle E/E architecture, especially the softwa...
    Mercedes-Benz readies digital production system for next-gen platform with Nvidia Omniverse
    German automaker Mercedes-Benz has leveraged Nvidia Omniverse, a platform for developing Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) applications to design, collaborate, plan and operate manufacturing and assembly facilities. The original equipment manufacturer’s new production techniques will bring its next-generation vehicle portfolio into its manufacturing facilities operating in Germany, Hungary and China — and offer a blueprint for its more than 30 factories worldwide. This Digit...
    Continental and Ethernovia partner to develop 7-nanometer automotive switch
    Continental and Ethernovia have announced a development partnership to create a high-bandwidth, low-latency switch in an automotive-qualified 7-nanometer process to efficiently and securely move data within software-defined vehicles (SDVs), according to a press release on September 18. Initially, Continental and Ethernovia will work together to make the advanced switch fit for series use in High-Performance Computers (HPC) developed by Continental. Secondly, the partners will collaborate on t...
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