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    Rising interest in active dampers despite challenges in achieving precision
    Evolution of active damping systems: The automotive industry is undergoing significant changes driven by safety regulations, emissions standards and consumer demands for comfort. Key trends include a shift to electric mobility, integrated safety features and autonomous driving. This evolution is reshaping the role of active damping systems, which are transitioning from stand-alone to fully integrated and networked systems. As vehicles become more automated, the discomfort and motion sickne...
    How will mainland China’s graphite export curbs impact battery demand
    In an ever-evolving trade war between two of the world’s largest economies, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced on Oct. 20, 2023, that it would deploy a temporary export control measure on graphite, a critical raw material used in manufacturing batteries. The measure was later implemented as a state policy on Dec. 1, 2023. Mainland China’s implementation of the graphite export control policy came about four months after it had announced restrictions on exports of germanium and galliu...
    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...
    Neusoft secures ISO/SAE 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity Management System certification
    Neusoft Corp. has officially obtained the ISO/SAE 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity Management System certification. This certification will enhance the company’s leading advantages in software design and development, product research and development (R&D) and mass production, information security, risk assessment and control, according to a PR Newswire release dated September 15. The ISO/SAE 21434, jointly developed by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Society ...
    Mimik Technology partners with Marelli for software-defined vehicles
    Mimik Technology Inc. has collaborated with Marelli's preferred supplier for its software-defined vehicle (SDV) solutions stack, integrating its patented Hybrid Edge Cloud (HEC) platform. The partnership combines the unique expertise of both companies, signaling a transformative step forward in connected vehicle innovation and addressing the evolving needs of the automotive industry, a company press release said September 12.  With a combination of Mimik’s HEC platform to realize micro...
    TTTech Auto and Mimik partner to accelerate software-defined vehicles and smart mobility
    In a press release announcement on September 6, TTTech Auto and Mimik Technology said that they have entered into a new partnership aimed at enhancing safety and transforming the driving experience of next-generation cars. Through the integration of Mimik’s platform with TTTech Auto’s safety solutions, this collaboration will pave the way for advancements in software-defined vehicles (SDVs), driver assistance and autonomous mobility. Mimik is well-known for its hybrid edge cloud (HEC...
    IAA Mobility 2023: L&T Technology Services showcases software-defined vehicles solutions
    Indian software firm L&T Technology Services (LTTS) will be presenting innovative software-defined vehicles and the future of mobility solutions at the ongoing Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Mobility 2023 show in Munich, a press release from Business Wire dated September 6 said. LTTS has worked with auto original equipment manufacturers worldwide for over two decades through its transport and aviation division. The company is showcasing a number of pos...
    Autocrypt releases upgrade to automotive fuzzing software
    Autocrypt released an upgrade to its automotive fuzzing software AutoCrypt Security Fuzzer, it said in a press release dated September 5. The version 2.0 allows for a wider testing range and greater automation, which will enable automotive original equipment manufacturers to benefit from a simplified fuzzing process for UN R155 (WP.29) compliance. Fuzzing is basically an automated software testing method to reveal software defects and vulnerabilities. “Fuzz testing is not just an effective ...
    Qualcomm in partnership with AWS plans to advance the future of software-defined mobility
    Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has joined hands to work toward a long-term coinnovation effort to accelerate autonomous driving and software-defined vehicle (SDV) transformation, according to press release dated September 5. Both partners, through their deeper collaboration, plan to democratize vehicle software development to help enable automakers to experiment and integrate cloud technologies into their development processes. For instance, with Qualcomm Techno...
    IAA Mobility 2023: Bosch focuses on the software-defined vehicle for future growth
    German technology firm Bosch is betting big on software to progress in the future of the automobile industry. It said software is the linchpin for the future of mobility, and no other company can match the solutions and technology that it offers for the software-defined vehicle across all domains — from central vehicle computers to cloud solutions to semiconductors. The company said it benefits from its strength not only in automotive software, but also in the hardware required for it,...
    Apex.AI and emotion3D collaborate to enhance in-cabin protection
    Emotion3D and Apex.AI joined hands for the seamless integration of emotion3D’s software with Apex.Grace, enabling a highly effective system for driver and passenger analysis. As higher automation levels in automotive continue to redefine transportation, ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers remain paramount concerns. Apex.AI’s software platform provides the foundation for safe and reliable automotive and autonomous systems, while emotion3D’s in-cabin analysis software ...
    GlobalFoundries enhances technology platforms to enable critical applications for next-gen EVs and autonomous vehicles
    GlobalFoundries (GF) announced advancements for two of its technology platforms that will support the growing demand for the technologies needed for autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles, according to a press release on August 29. The 40ESF3 AutoPro175 technology will be part of GF’s existing AutoPro platform. With a junction temperature of 175°C, this technology is suited to manage the critical functions of a vehicle under temperature extremes. “By leveraging this 40nm ...
    IAA Mobility 2023: Valeo to display software-defined vehicle and the future of mobility
    Technology firm Valeo, focused on greener and safer mobility, will display its range of products, solutions and technologies from hardware to software, to support the transformation of the industry at the upcoming Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Mobility 2023 event, the company said in a press release dated August 30. Valeo will present its new 6-in-1 eAxle, bringing together the inverter, onboard charger, DC/DC converter, a power distribution unit, eMotor and reducer, leverag...
    IAA Mobility 2023: Digital Loop bolsters the homologation of vehicle software updates
    Before a new vehicle type with automated driving functions can be placed on the EU market, it must be tested under a variety of road and environmental conditions, and validated. As software has become an integral part of vehicles, homologation — as this testing and validation process is known in the automotive industry — is now also mandatory for certain software updates. To overcome the challenges of carrying out over-the-air (OTA) integration of software updates, subject to homologation...
    Is the vehicle-data brokerage business sustainable?
    There is no denying that connected cars generate big data. Data has received increasing attention in the automotive industry over the last five to 10 years, alongside the expansion of connected-vehicle fleets and the digital-services ecosystem. More global players have placed data on the top of their strategic agendas as they prepare to engage in new data-driven business models. Additionally, the software-defined vehicle and its always-on connectivity have made it possible to monetize data and s...
    SAIC-GM appoints VPs to lead newly created software and digital business organization
    SAIC-GM has established its software and digital business organization, and appointed Wang Chendong and Tyson Becker as vice presidents to lead it, it said in a press release on August 25. Wang and Becker will establish a local team to design, develop and operate software solutions and services for intelligent connected and digital experiences for Chinese customers. Wang previously served as product, marketing and strategy director of SAIC-GM Connectivity and Experience, executive d...
    Zeekr selects Wind River Linux for future E/E architecture development
    Wind River announced that Wind River Linux has been selected by global electric-mobility technology brand Zeekr to power its future electronic and electrical (E/E) architecture for software-defined vehicles, based on a press release dated August 23. Wind River Linux, which includes a comprehensive suite of tools and life-cycle services for building and supporting intelligent-edge solutions, will be embedded in the future Zeekr Electronic and Electrical Architecture (ZEEA) platform. Signifi...
    Qualcomm joins Eclipse Foundation and SOAFEE to boost development of SDV technologies
    Qualcomm Technologies has joined two software-defined vehicle (SDV) focused consortiums — the Eclipse Foundation’s Software Defined Vehicle Working Group and the Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) Special Interest Group, it said in a press release on August 17. “We look forward to being a part of the Eclipse SDV Working Group and SOAFEE SIG groups as they will provide Qualcomm Technologies new opportunities to work alongside other automotive thought leaders acros...
    Synopsys announces completion of PikeTec GmbH acquisition
    Synopsys Inc. announced on August 23 the completion of the acquisition of PikeTec GmbH, a major player in solutions for the testing and verification of automotive software for control unit systems. The emergence of software-defined vehicles (SDVs) is accelerating the rapid growth of electronics content in vehicles that manage their operations, functionality and features primarily or entirely through software. The growing complexity of SDV systems, comprising software, sensors, computing and m...
    Horizon Robotics, Aptiv and Wind River to develop hardware and software for ADAS and automated driving
    Horizon Robotics has formed a strategic partnership with Aptiv and its subsidiary Wind River in China, according to a press release on August 16. The collaboration marks Aptiv's first partnership with a Chinese domestic supplier of auto-grade computing solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving. Under the agreement, Horizon Robotics will work with Aptiv and Wind River to develop fully integrated hardware and software solutions tailored for civil automakers i...
    Tata Technologies joins the AUTOSAR consortium as a partner
    Tata Technologies announced August 21 that it is joining the AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) consortium, a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies, as a premium partner. AUTOSAR aims to standardize the software architecture of vehicle electronic control units (ECUs) to improve the overall efficiency of automotive system software development and integration. It boasts over 280 partners worldwide including BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota ...
    Continental in partnership with Amazon Web Services to fast-track automotive-software development
    German automotive supplier group Continental announced an expansion of its tool box in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate automotive software development. The company said with its future virtual ECU Creator software (vECU Creator), developers at vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and third parties will be able to configure and run virtual cloud-based electronic control units (ECUs) in their specific development environments to help develop code for microcontroller and p...
    Hyundai and Seoul National University join hands to foster talent in EV control and vehicle software
    South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor and Seoul National University signed an agreement to establish the Department of Future Automotive Mobility Studies with the goal to cultivate talent in electric vehicle control and vehicle software, which is now emerging as key elements in the future of mobility, The Korea Economic Daily reported August 16. The paper said this department is linked to the Future-oriented Automotive Technology Convergence Innovative Talent Development Project, ini...
    Mimik Technology and BlackBerry join hands to accelerate software-defined vehicles
    Mimik Technology Inc. announced that it is collaborating with BlackBerry to strengthen its secure and scalable platform that seeks to transform every vehicle feature into a function-as-a-service and address the burgeoning demands of automakers for software-defined vehicles (SDVs). The integration of BlackBerry’s secure, safety-certified, cloud-enabled QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) as a trusted foundation for automakers and Mimik’s patented Hybrid Edge Cloud...
    Startup Sibros partners with iWave Global to develop software-defined vehicle solutions
    Sibros has collaborated with iWave Global to accelerate software-defined vehicle innovation for all vehicle architectures, according to a company press release dated August 8. As a part of the partnership, Sibros’ over-the-air (OTA) platform will be built into iWave’s Rugged Telematics Device to allow embedded intelligence in vehicle applications such as automotive, industrial, off-road and heavy-duty vehicles. “This is a step forward in improving the safety, functionality and success o...
    NXP Connects 2023: A glimpse into next-gen automotive semiconductor innovations
    NXP Connects is an annual conference organized by tier-1 semiconductor supplier NXP Semiconductors. The conference brings together industry professionals, engineers, designers and technology enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements in the world of semiconductors, embedded systems, and internet of things (IoT) technologies. NXP Connects provided a platform for attendees to gain insights into NXP's cutting-edge products, solutions and technologies. The conference featured keynote presenta...
    Aptiv reports revenue of $5.2 billion in Q2 FY 2023, an increase of 28% YOY
    Aptiv PLC, a global technology company focused on making mobility safer, greener and more connected, announced its second-quarter fiscal year 2023 financial result, according to its press release dated August 3. The company reported a significant growth in its revenues for the quarter at $5.2 billion, a jump of 28%, and a net income of $229 million. The company said that adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements and acquisitions, revenue increased by 25% in the second quarter. This ...
    Elektrobit and NXP Semiconductors team up on S32G3 processors for software-defined vehicles
    Elektrobit announced joining hands with NXP Semiconductors to develop automotive electronic control units (ECUs) based on the latest Autosar standards as well as its Linux solution support for the new S32G3 vehicle network processor, a company press release dated August 2 said. NXP’s S32G3 series processors more than double the processing, memory and networking capabilities, while maintaining package pinout and software compatibility with the highly successful S32G2 series of processor...
    Horizon and Wind River to advance automated driving solutions with localized software and hardware solutions
    Wind River has announced a strategic collaboration with Horizon Robotics to advance smart-driving solutions, according to a press release dated July 31. Horizon is a provider of energy-efficient computing solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for consumer vehicles in China. The collaboration between the two companies will enable original equipment manufacturers to leverage a fully integrated ADAS hardware/software solution based on Horizon’s Journey series computing soluti...
    General Motors launches effort to bring assisted driving education directly to consumers
    General Motors has launched Hands Free, Eyes On, a consumer education program to encourage consumer confidence in the use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safe deployment of these technologies, such as Super Cruise, and to avoid concern and confusion about the benefits of ADAS as they become more widely available, according to a press release dated July 28. The core elements of safe deployment include: 1. A commitment to testing and validation 2. Integrating a comprehens...
    INTERVIEW: ECARX 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 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, especially t...
    Valeo reports €11.2 billion sales in H1 2023, up 19%
    Backed by a strong performance in two business areas like advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and powertrain electrification, France-headquartered auto component maker Valeo’s first-half 2023 sales jumped by 19% to €11.2 billion. OEM sales were up 19% in the quarter against the industry average of 8%, and the company also reported strong growth in aftermarket sales, which was 5% on an adjusted basis. The operating margin of 3.2%, up 200 basis points compared with first-half 2022 res...
    Tata Elxsi joins eSync Alliance to develop software-defined vehicles
    The eSync Alliance announced that Indian technology company Tata Elxsi has become a member, in a press release dated July 27. Tata Elxsi offers a portfolio of next-generation engineering and digital design services for the development of software-defined vehicles (SDVs). Tata Elxsi will work closely with eSync Alliance members to accelerate the deployment of OTA (over-the-air) updates. "As we continue to focus on the SDV journey, we are accelerating our investments in OTA and Digital Twins-ba...
    Vector joins SOAFEE to accelerate development of software-defined vehicles
    Vector has joined the Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) consortium, it said in a press release dated July 25. SOAFEE is a consortium of automotive companies, semiconductor manufacturers, open source and independent software vendors, and cloud-technology providers to develop and operate in-vehicle software running on high-performance computers (HPCs). Vector develops electric/electronic components and solutions for autonomy, software and other automotive applications. Signi...
    Monetization potential of connected-car data
    As soon as a vehicle is connected to the internet, it turns into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services driven by data and content generated both inside and outside the car. Depending on how the value of the data changes and what new data become valuable during the coming decades, vehicle-related data segments will continue to hold value for various industries, including automotive. Premium infotainment, feature upgrades and enhancements, service unlocks, premium advanced driver ass...
    Analog Devices signs MOU with Foxconn to develop next-generation digital car cockpit and high-performance BMS
    Semiconductor-maker Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) to develop an advanced digital car cockpit and a high-performance battery management system (BMS), the company’s press release dated July 20 said. The collaboration aims to advance software-defined and more sustainable, feature-rich vehicles, ultimately pursuing a new era of automotive excellence. ADI’s flexible hardware and robust software sol...
    India-based Tata Elxsi announces major deals in automotive sector
    In a press release announcement July 17, Tata Elxsi said that it won major deals in the transportation sector, including a strategic multiyear, multimillion US dollar deal with a leading Asian original equipment manufacturer for their software-defined vehicle (SDV) platform and software development, and multicountry licensing and deployment of its connected vehicle platform with a global Top 5 OEM. The company did not reveal the names of the customers due to confidentiality clause...
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