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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Tactile Mobility to offer tactile sensing technology for BMW Group’s next-generation vehicles
    Israel-based startup Tactile Mobility has announced a commercial partnership to equip BMW Group's next-generation vehicles on a global scale with its sensing software technology beginning in 2021, according to a company press release on 15 September. The company’s sensing technology helps analyze ...
    ACQUISITION: Delfingen acquires Schlemmer’s European and African operations
    Delfingen, a supplier of electrical cable protection systems and solutions for the automotive industry, has completed the acquisition of Schlemmer’s business in Europe/Africa, according to a company press release on 1 September. Schlemmer’s Asian perimeter was sold to its Chinese partner, the Fe...
    Israel considers legislation to allow autonomous vehicle testing without safety driver
    Israel is considering introducing legislation to allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads without  a safety driver, The Jerusalem Post reported on 20 August. The new legislation is promoted by Transport Minister Miri Regev. The initial proposal will be published within 90 days, afte...
    Bridgestone announces proposal to close South African tire production facility
    Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone’s South Africa division has announced that it plans to shut down its bias tire production plant located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In a press release issued by Bridgestone Southern Africa on 20 August, the company stated that this move is aligned with t...
    The Automobile Association launches AA Connected Car in South Africa
    The Automobile Association (AA) has launched AA Connected Car, a combination of hardware and software, in South Africa, a press release on 6 August read. AA Connected Car operates via hardware on a vehicle and software available on Huawei, Apple, or Android devices and the data collected is owned by...
    11-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Egypt, China in talks for cooperation on EV manufacturing
    Egypt and China are planning to cooperate to jointly manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) in Egypt, Daily News Egypt reported on 28 July. Egypt’s Minister of Public Enterprises Sector Hisham Tawfik and Chinese Ambassador to Cairo Liao Liqiang held a meeting last month to discuss the local...
    BMW sources sustainable cobalt from Managem Group in Morocco
    BMW has signed a supply agreement with Managem Group in Morocco for sourcing sustainable cobalt, the company announced in a press release on 9 July. The order is worth EUR100 million (USD113 million) and is for the period between 2020 and 2025. The two companies already signed a memorandum of unders...
    Delta Electronics launches 200kW ultra-fast EV Charger for EMEA region
    Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has launched its next-generation 200kW ultra fast charger (UFC200) for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, according to a company press release on 9 July 2020. Delta's UFC200 enables a maximum charging power ...
    10-Jul-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nanox develops new material for automotive that guards against SARS-CoV-2
    Nanox has developed a new material that protects against SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19 virus) and can also be used in the automotive industry, Automotive Business reported on 16 June. The material was developed in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Universit...
    02-Jul-2020 News COVID-19
    Wireless EV charging company ElectReon raises USD50 million through equity offering
    Israel-based ElectReon Wireless has raised USD50 million through equity offering, according to a press release on 30 June 2020. The funding was led by Israel's institutional Investors such as Migdal, Psagot, Mor, Excellence, and Halman Aldubi, and some hedge funds including Alpha, Safra, and Sphera,...
    DriveU.auto raises USD4 million to deliver teleoperation connectivity for autonomous vehicles
    Israel-based developer of a unique connectivity platform for autonomous vehicle teleoperation DriveU.auto has raised USD4 million, according to a press release on 24 June 2020. The round was led by Zohar Zisapel, Two Lanterns Venture Partners, Yigal Jacoby, Kaedan Capital, and other private investor...
    GAC Motor starts international deliveries of all-electric GE3
    GAC Motor has started international deliveries of its all-electric SUV GE3, the company announced in a press release on 6 June. The first GE3 was delivered to a customer in Israel. “Following the international launch of the GE3, GAC MOTOR will actively expand its electric vehicle market globa...
    09-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Israeli startup Electreon to test wireless EV charging through roads in Tel Aviv
    Israel-based Electreon is planning to test its inductive wireless charging of electric vehicles (EVs) in Tel Aviv, Israel, Bloomberg reported on 1 June, citing Electreon CEO Oren Ezer. Electreon is set to install 600 meters of coils under a 2-km (1.2-mile) stretch of road in Tel Aviv in mid-August. ...
    Capgemini and Otonomo collaborate on connected car data
    Capgemini and Otonomo, the leading car data services platform, have announced a collaboration on connected car data, Otonomo said in a press release on 3 June 2020. The collaboration between Otonomo and Capgemini will enable clients to increase data utilization leveraging Capgemini’s deep technolo...
    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    How COVID-19 will fast-track health and wellness features in the automotive industry
    As the world is adapting to live the “new normal,” the widespread economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus is becoming clearer by the day. For industries across the world, the key challenge is not just to fight the pandemic but also to manage its social and economic conse...
    26-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    KYB, REE Automotive join hands to develop suspension for future EV platform
    Japan-based KYB Corporation and REE Automotive (REE) have announced a strategic partnership to develop suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle (EV) platforms, REE said in a press release on 20 May. Under the partnership, KYB's semi-active and active suspension systems will boost REE's ne...
    Israel-based startup Regulus Cyber raises USD4 million
    Israel-based startup Regulus Cyber, which offers cyber security for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), has raised USD4 million in a future Series B Round, according to a press release on 18 May 2020. The funding was led by SPDG Ventures and joined by Btov Partners, with all previous investor...
    Israel-based EV motor startup IRP Systems raises USD17 million in Series B funding
    Israel-based electric vehicle motor startup IRP Systems has raised USD17 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a press release on 12 May. The funding round was led by Chinese VC Fosun RZ capital, with additional funds provided by JAL ventures, previous investor Entrée Capital, Tal C...
    COVID-19: Impact on the lighting sector
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has become a global crisis since its onset in late 2019, affecting almost all countries and economies with over 2 million people directly infected by the virus worldwide at the time of writing. In affected countries, manufacturing operations have been...
    10-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    NextSource Materials plans to build battery anode plant in Madagascar
    NextSource Materials has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with  Japanese offtake partner and a leading mainland Chinese processor of graphite anode material to build a new battery anode plant in Madagascar, the company announced in a press release earlier in April. NextSource said that the new p...
    22-Apr-2020 News Investments
    EV battery startup Addionics raises USD6 million
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Addionics has raised USD6 million in funding led by Next Gear Ventures, according to a report by Tech Crunch on 1 April. The funding includes a USD2.5 million-grant as part of the European Union’s Horizon2020 innovation competition. Significance: Addionics ...
    Android Automotive and COVID-19: Navigating a dynamic market in the cockpit
    After years of a record pace of vehicle sales, the automotive industry was once again showing positive signs for 2020, albeit at a relatively flat level compared with 2019. However, the industry is now scrambling to deal with a unique situation impacting every aspect of the economy—the coronavirus...
    14-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault temporarily suspends production at plants in Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Morocco
    After announcing the suspension of manufacturing activities in France on 16 March, Renault has also decided to gradually halt production at its other European plants on 17 March. The latest announcements will affect the French automaker’s manufacturing plants in Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, and Moro...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    LEVC to deliver 100 TX electrified taxis in Azerbaijan
    The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is set to deliver 100 TX model taxis to Baku Taxi Service LLC, a government-backed taxi operation in Azerbaijan, the company announced in a press release on 6 March. The 100 TXs, painted in ‘Tupelo Red’, will be used as a premium transport option for vi...
    Driivz raises USD11 million in series C funding round
    Israeli startup Driivz has raised USD11 million in series ‘C’ funding round, according to a company press release on 19 February 2020. The round was co-led by Gilbarco Veeder-Root (GVR) and Centrica Innovations. “The investment in Driivz further validates our technological leadership in the...
    Daimler partners with UBQ Materials to test climate-positive material
    Daimler has partnered with Israel-based clean technology company UBQ Materials to test UBQ’s climate-positive material for the production of automobile parts, news website Green Car Congress reported on 22 January. The automaker is currently testing the incorporation of UBQ technology in the produ...
    Volkswagen partners with Qatar Investment Authority to deploy autonomous transport project in Doha
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has entered an agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to launch a self-driving electric transport project in Doha, VW said in a press release on 16 December. As part of the ‘Project Qatar Mobility’, the two partners will deploy autonomous shuttles and buses in ...
    Innoviz selects WekaFS to accelerate AI for autonomous driving applications
    Israel-based supplier of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software Innoviz has selected WekaIO to accelerate its artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning workflows for autonomous driving applications, according to a press release on 11 December. Innoviz will use WekaI...
    Israeli startup Aquarius Engines teams up with Musashi Seimitsu to co-develop new engine
    Israel-based startup Aquarius Engines has teamed up with Japanese auto parts maker Musashi Seimitsu to co-develop its linear engine, according to a Reuters report on 26 November 2019. In addition to sharing expertise and manufacturing capabilities Musashi, which is 25% held by Honda, has invested an...
    28-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Volkswagen, Siemens launch electric mobility project in Rwanda
    Volkswagen and Siemens have launched an electric mobility project in Rwanda to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country, Volkswagen announced in a press release on 29 October. Under the pilot phase of the project, four e-Golfs and one charging station will be introduced i...
    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority extends free EV charging program until end of 2021
    The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority or DEWA has said that its initiative to offer free charging for electric vehicles (EVs) will be extended until 31 December 2021, the Gulf Business reported on November 24. The initiative was due to expire at the end of this year. DEWA added that the ...
    Cubic Telecom partners with Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions
    Global connectivity management software provider Cubic Telecom has teamed up with UAE's telecom group Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions, Cubic Telecom said in a press release on 20 November. The companies aim to launch the new solution in 2020. The solution will b...
    Ford partners with South African government to launch supplier industrial park in Pretoria
    Ford South Africa has partnered with national, provincial, and local governments to launch the Tshwane Automotive special economic zone (SEZ) in Pretoria, the company said in a press release last week. The Tshwane Automotive SEZ is located adjacent to Ford’s Silverton vehicle assembly plant. ...
    15-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Ashghal collaborate for V2X pilot, smart mobility solutions
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) has announced a collaboration with Ashghal, which is the public works authority of Qatar, for innovations on smart mobility, according to a press filing last month. QMIC will work with Ashghal to provide technical consulting, data analytics, and smart mobi...
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Intelligent braking: Trends and drivers
    Vehicle systems today are increasingly attempting to reduce driver dependence in the event of a crash, apart from day-to-day driving. Braking systems are also being looked at from a critical eye in this respect, in order to further the safety cause in an imminent autonomous future. No longer looking...
    The challenges EV start-ups are facing
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) totaled more than 2 million units in 2018, a 63% increase from the previous year, according to the IEA’s Global EV Outlook 2019. PEVs accounted for 2% of global light-vehicle sales in 2018, which is a quantum jump from 0.3% in 2015. If recent announcements ...
    SsangYong signs deal with Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing for local assembly of SUVs in Saudi Arabia
    In a press statement released last week, South Korean auto maker SsangYong Motor Co. announced that it had signed a deal with Saudi Arabian firm Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing Co. (SNAM). The deal allows the company to assemble completely knocked down (CKD) units at the production facility...
    Impact of increasing sensor fitment on the in-vehicle network
    ADAS for Autonomous Driving is the major force for the automotive in-vehicle networking sensor market; especially for image and radar sensors. These devices are being integrated into several interior and exterior components of the vehicle, including radar into bumpers and grills, and image sensors i...
    ElectReon completes road testing of EV dynamic charging system in Israel
    Technology startup ElectReon has installed and conducted road testing of its electric vehicle (EV) dynamic charging system in Israel, Xinhua reported on 22 September. The system successfully charged an all-electric car Renault Zoe while being driven. The testing was conducted on ElectReon ’s ...
    Rear-, four-wheel steering technology in steer-by-wire systems
    Rear- or four-wheel steering has become synonymous with luxury. There are several factors contributing to the growth in demand for rear-steering systems, and perhaps the biggest factors are the need for improved comfort and handling higher safety solutions in a vehicle. As the automotive industry pr...
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    Continental invests in Israeli start-up Cartica AI
    Continental has acquired a minority stake in Israeli artificial intelligence start-up Cartica AI for an undisclosed amount, according to a company press release on 4 September. Cartica AI develops algorithms to accelerate machine learning in the field of object recognition, with the potential to be ...
    MSSL establishes new manufacturing unit at Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone in UAE
    Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL), a major producer of automotive wiring harnesses, broke ground on a new manufacturing unit in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to manufacture a range of automotive products, according to a company press release on 5 September. T...
    06-Sep-2019 News Investments
    Toyota, Altron, Vodacom collaborate to enable in-car Wi-Fi
    Altron has entered into a partnership with telecom services provider Vodacom Business and Toyota South Africa to roll out connectivity features and in-car Wi-Fi on all new Toyota and Lexus models sold in the South African market, Altron said in a press release on 29 August. The connectivity hub, kno...
    30-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Toyota Tsusho establishes new company in Africa to invest in mobility related start-ups
    Toyota Tsusho is establishing a new investment company ‘Mobility 54 S.A.S.’ dedicated to the investment and financing in mobility related start-ups to accelerate its next mobility strategy in Africa, according to a company press release on 22 August. The new company will be located in Sevres, Fr...
    Varroc: Focus on improving vision with safety and style
    Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights that focus on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind-spot and forward-collision warnings and avoidance, have diminished with the use of cameras and adva...
    Foresight Autonomous’s subsidiary Eye-Net Mobile completes trials of cellular-based accident prevention solution
    Eye-Net Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresight Autonomous, has completed a large-scale trial of its Eye-Net cellular-based accident prevention solution, the Israel-based company said in a press release on 12 August. According to the company, more than 8,500 users from Israel and abroad parti...
    14-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Future of digital light
    The introduction of LED technology has helped lighting manufacturers to gear up for industry megatrends—electrification, autonomy, and connectivity. Suppliers have begun developing energy-efficient solutions and more advanced systems that adjust their brightness in response to changing driving con...
    Neolix partners with Noon to test autonomous vehicles in UAE, Saudi Arabia
    Chinese technology company Neolix has partnered with the Middle East-based e-commerce company Noon to conduct trials of autonomous vehicles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported on 23 July. Under the partnership, Neolix will provide driverless vehicles to Noon, that ar...
    ZF working with neuro-technologists to develop technology to prevent motion sickness
    ZF is working together with neuro-technologists from Germany’s Saarland region, to develop technology to detect motion sickness at an early stage, the company announced in a press release on 12 July. ZF is looking beyond a purely vehicle-based approach. “We are among the very first companies ...
    Vehicle entry system – A review of current trends
    Technology disruptions have led to the evolution of vehicle access systems from traditional lock-and-key systems to keyless entry technology. Keyless vehicle access control systems are fully automated systems featuring an electronic locking feature that secures access to the vehicle electronically, ...
    Android Auto - Making car's smarter since 2015
    Introduction Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O in June 2014 with the aim to making driving safer by minimizing distractions. Nearly a year after it was announced, Android Auto was launched on its first production vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata. It takes the best of Android smartphones...
    Safety of the Intended Functionality: Functional Safety for Autonomous Vehicles
    Introduction Strong concerns about the operational safety of highly automated and autonomous vehicles have prompted the requirement for the next generation of autonomous functional safety standards for achieving safety compliance targets. The technological development curve supporting highly auto...
    Mobileye plans to begin trial of self-driving taxis in Israel next year
    Mobileye, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, plans to begin a trial of self-driving taxis in Israel next year, Bloomberg reported citing Bob Swan, CEO of the US-based chipmaker. Swan, who was in Israel in mid-June, rode in a Mobileye self-driving car on Jerusalem’s roads. Swan was impressed ...
    Gestamp opens new plant in Slovakia to supply aluminum auto parts to Jaguar Land Rover
    Gestamp, the Spanish manufacturer of highly engineered metal components, has inaugurated a new plant specializing in aluminum automotive parts in Nitra, Slovakia, according to a company press release on 27 June. The plant will manufacture several skin panels and structural parts for t...
    Nexteer opens new EPS plant in Morocco
    Nexteer Automotive held an opening ceremony yesterday (26 June) of its first African plant in Kenitra, Morocco, according to a company press release. The new facility will manufacture electric power steering (EPS) systems for Groupe PSA, as well as driveline systems for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FC...
    Hyundai Motor, Saudi Aramco sign MOU on hydrogen, advanced non-metallic materials
    Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Motor Company to explore the use of advanced non-metallic materials in various fields including the automotive industry, the automaker said in a press release on 26 June. The MOU provides a framework...
    Koito invests in Israel-based startup BrightWay Vision
    Koito Manufacturing has acquired shares in Israel-based startup BrightWay Vision Ltd. (BWV), according to a company press release on 25 June. The company included them in Koito’s scope of consolidation as a company accounted for by the equity-method, according to a Koito statement. BWV, a sub...
    Israeli city Kfar Saba to install 500 EV chargers
    Kfar Saba Municipality in Israel is planning to install 500 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the city, Globes reported on 20 June. Most of the chargers will be 22kW AC points except for two which will have higher 50kW charging output. The chargers will be installed by EV Edge and Milgam, owner ...
    VisIC develops direct drive GaN semiconductor for powertrain inverter
    VisIC Technologies has developed a direct drive Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor for automotive powertrain inverter, the company announced in a press release on 18 June. VisIC is displaying the technology at the 7th China International Automobile Powertrain Summit in China. The semiconductor is m...
    20-Jun-2019 News New Products
    How does Infineon's acquisition of Cypress benefit their automotive business?
    Given the recent announcement of Infineon’s acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor, IHS Markit explored what this represents and what are the benefits to Infineon’s automotive business. In terms of product portfolio what does Infineon get from Cypress? Flash, especially NOR Flash, and SRA...
    Ford opens new research center in Israel
    Ford has opened a new research center in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company said in a press release last week. The center, called Ford Research Center, will serve as a research hub and help the US automaker’s automotive and mobility businesses by identifying technology and start-ups companies...
    17-Jun-2019 News Investments
    Lidar start-up Innoviz raises USD170 million in Series C funding round
    Innoviz Technologies has announced the closing of its Series C funding round with USD170 million, the Israel based supplier of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software said in a press release on 10 June. The closure of the Series C round brings Innoviz's total funding...
    SafeRide Technologies partners with Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance to test cybersecurity solutions
    SafeRide Technologies has partnered with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance on a proof of concept project to test its cybersecurity solutions on vehicles at the Alliance's new Innovation Lab Tel Aviv in Israel, according to a company press release on 11 June. "We are very proud to be working ...
    Advantages of twin-scroll turbocharger
    Turbocharged engines of the past have perennially suffered from ‘lag’, a delay in response to a driver input request for increased performance by way of an accelerator pedal depression. This occurs as a result of the time taken for the turbocharger to ‘spool up’ (exhaust gas impeller to incr...
    Hyundai partners with MDGo to enhance vehicle safety through AI accident analysis
    Hyundai has partnered with MDGo, an Israeli startup specializing in medical artificial intelligence (AI) systems to help shape the next generation of advanced vehicle safety systems, the automaker said in a press release on 10 June. As per the partnership, the two companies will co-develop connected...
    Renault, Nissan open new innovation lab in Tel Aviv
    Renault and Nissan have opened a new innovation lab in Tel Aviv, Atidim Park (Israel), according to a press release by Renault today (10 June). The new lab called Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv will focus on developing sensors for autonomous driving, cyber security, and big data. The lab, spa...
    New exterior design language
    Every vehicle has a unique identification in terms of design, performance, and features. From a design perspective, it includes interior and exterior lighting systems—the most recognizable elements on a new model. Premium vehicles, such as those of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, have simple brand d...
    Automotive Functional Safety
    Introduction - Functional safety The growing demand for comfortable driving experience, along with a higher degree of safety and efficiency, has resulted in increased complexities and functionalities of ECU-based vehicle design. The technological advancement in automotive electronics has resulted...
    Ride-hailing app InDriver launches service in Johannesburg
    Russian ride-hailing app InDriver has launched operations in Johannesburg (South Africa), Business Tech reported last month. The company has 3,000 drivers on its platform in the most populous city of South Africa. In Johannesburg, InDrive will compete with Uber and Bolt (earlier known as Taxify). &n...
    3D imaging solutions developer MultiVu raises USD7 million in seed funding round
    MultiVu has raised USD7 million in a seed funding round led by OurCrowd, Cardumen Capital, and Hong Kong-based Junson Capital, the Israel-based start-up developing three-dimensional (3D) imaging solutions said in a press release. The company will use the fund to complete development of its first sen...
    Hailo unveils deep learning processor for automotive applications
    Hailo Technologies has introduced its advanced deep learning processor called Hailo-8™, the Israel-based company said in a press release on 14 May. The new chip features an architecture that enables edge devices to run advanced deep learning applications that could earlier run only on the cloud. A...
    16-May-2019 News New Products
    Automotive Image Sensors – A Review of Current Trends
    Sensors have played a pivotal role in the automotive industry, as knowing the state of various systems within the vehicle is ever more important. Sensors are also increasingly being used to gather information about a vehicle’s surroundings and are being integrated more and more into several i...
    ADAS & Electric Vehicles accelerate demand of automotive electronic control units
    Our Analysis Electronic control units (ECUs) are playing an increasingly critical role in the automotive industry, driving the development of safer, smarter, cleaner and better-connected cars. As a result, global automotive ECU revenue is expected to soar to $211 billion in 2030, rising at a comp...
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    2019 ADAS sensor conference observations and summary
    The ADAS Sensor Conference 2019 provided numerous insights into the current state of the industry and technology from both financial and technical perspectives. The combination of sensors continues to be the trend with most still favoring the combination of radar, image and lidar. However ...
    Vehicle electrification to spur robust market for electrification-related sensors
    With hybrid and electric vehicles finally making significant headway among consumers, sensors related to system electrification are on a fast track to solid market expansion, according to a new IHS Markit report on passenger-car-related electrification sensors. Global revenue for vehicle-electrif...
    BMW to source cobalt for EV batteries directly from mines in Australia, Morocco
    German automaker BMW plans to buy cobalt directly from mines in Australia and Morocco to ensure the metal purchased for its electric vehicles (EV) is sourced responsibly, Reuters reported on 23 April citing Andreas Wendt, head of procurement at the German automaker. The newly sourced metal will be u...
    Magna starts building new facility in Morocco to produce exterior and interior mirror systems
    Canadian supplier Magna broke ground on construction of a new facility in Kenitra, Morocco, to produce exterior and interior mirror systems, according to a company press release on 23 April. The company is investing USD11.3 million in the new 61,400-square foot facility, which is expected to create ...
    24-Apr-2019 News Investments
    From infotainment consolidation to domain fusion and vehicle functions in the cloud
    The central body control module was the first ECU to become a sort of hub or gateway managing multiple basic functionalities related to doors, windows, seats, lighting and air conditioning. However, infotainment is currently the vehicle domain where the most radical consolidation is happening. Cockp...
    Connected Gateways Market – A Review of The Current Situation
    Automobiles used to be very simple, with electrics covering all but the basics with lighting and ignition. Over time, and with the development of integrated circuitry, electronics entered the vehicle with single wires being used as control lines between switches and actuators. Modern vehicles featur...
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    Euro 7: Legislative time frame and parameters
    Each stage of emission and fuel economy regulations and standardization of robust compliance testing procedures has consistently led to further advancement in powertrain technology. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have fallen by more than 95% between Euro 1 and Euro 6 stan...
    Israeli startup Aquarius Engines develops superlight micro-engine
    An Israel-based startup Aquarius Engines has developed a super-efficient and ultra-light one-piston engine, according to a report by Daily Mail UK on 12 March 2019. The engine is capable of churning out enough horsepower to run a small hatchback for 750 miles (1,200 km) without refueling, claims the...
    15-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Varroc Lighting Systems opens new manufacturing facility in Morocco
    Varroc Lighting Systems has inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Tangier (Morocco), the company said in a press release. The facility produces headlamps, rear lamps and daytime running lights (DRL) for its customers based in Morocco, France and Spain. The new facility includes a 12,000-squa...
    08-Mar-2019 News Investments
    High-definition Maps
    Introduction Since the introduction of Honda’s Electro Gyro-Cator navigation unit in 1981, automotive navigation systems have come a long way. In-vehicle navigation has become ubiquitous in modern day cars, enabling consumers to seamlessly navigate from one place to other, along with other feat...
    Government Mandates for Autonomous Features Support Sensor Advancements in Vehicles
    With an ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road and a resulting increase in road accidents, governments spring into action. It is expected that road accidents cost most countries around 3% of their annual GDP. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.25 million people die ea...
    Development of energy efficient lighting solution for battery vehicles
    The automotive industry is undergoing a radical transformation driven by four key trends: electrification, autonomous driving, sharing, and connected cars. Interconnected development of these trends is already visible, but their full deployment is moving slowly. However, push by government to promot...
    Electrically heated catalyst
    The implementation of Real Driving Emission regulation on 1 September 2017 has tightened NOx emission regulation for vehicles with diesel powertrains registered from 1 September 2019. Moreover, new vehicles produced from January 2021 will need to adhere to Euro 6d norms. It states that if NOx confor...
    Automotive Ethernet Congress recap from Munich
    The Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich is an important and quite technical event for experts in vehicle networking that want to be informed about the latest developments and meet other industry leaders. The congress welcomed not only European visitors but also a significant number of Asian ...
    The shift towards automatic transmissions drives the market for transmission ECUs
    More severe global emission regulations lead vehicle manufacturers to look at the entire vehicle to optimize fuel consumption. One area of interest to vehicle manufacturers is replacing manual transmissions with automatic transmissions, allowing for a higher number of gear ratios. This enables small...
    Domain Controllers for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
    Introduction The electrical and electronic architecture of any vehicle defines the relationship between its hardware, software, and computing power. The increasing adoption of new active safety and driver assistance features has massively impacted the system architecture of modern day vehicles. T...
    Are self-dimming and glare-free headlights finally coming to the U.S.?
    Megatrends in the automotive industry have revolutionized the approach of automakers and tier-1 suppliers towards lighting components. From bulky designs to sleek designs, exterior lighting systems have travelled a long way in terms of technology and design, with increased attention from automakers ...
    RH Electronics invests in Foresight Autonomous Holdings
    Israel-based Foresight Autonomous Holdings, a company specializing in automotive vision systems, has entered a development services agreement, a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for manufacturing and engineering consulting services, and an investment agreement with RH Electronics Ltd, accor...
    Saudi Aramco, Air Products to build FCEV fueling station in Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Aramco and Air Products have signed an agreement to jointly build a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) fueling station in Saudi Arabia, the former company announced in a press release on 25 January. The hydrogen refueling station will be located within the grounds of Air Products Techn...
    Driivz raises USD12 million funding
    Inven Capital, CEZ Group’s investment fund, has invested in Israel-based startup Driivz, the latter announced in a press release on 14 January 2019. Other investors included Ombu Group and Centrica. The company raised a total funding of USD12 million. The three funds will join the board of directo...
    Argus Cyber Security, Marvell join hands on securing automotive Ethernet networks against cyber-attacks
    Argus Cyber Security has teamed up with Marvell on protecting automotive Ethernet networks against cyber threats, according a press release by Argus on 7 January. Under the partnership, Argus’s Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) Ethernet solution will be integrated into Marvell's h...
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