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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...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 26 February 2024
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    Tesla to fix software in 8,700 vehicles in China product recall ‒ report
    China's market regulator said that Tesla Inc. would fix software in 8,700 vehicles to reduce the chance of accidents, according to a Reuters report on Feb. 24.  The action involving 1,071 imported Model S and Model X, and 7,629 China-produced Model 3, is described as a product recall under Chinese regulations, the regulator said. It was not immediately clear if drivers might need, or would be eligible, to return vehicles to Tesla for refunds. The report stated that some vehicles falli...
    Audi enhances Q2 models with comprehensive technology upgrade, including high-resolution display and advanced safety features
    Audi has announced an enhancement to its Q2 models, which will now come standard with a comprehensive technology upgrade of its infotainment system. The new system includes a high-resolution 8.8-inch multimedia interface (MMI) touch display, the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument display and the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. Additionally, safety features such as traffic-sign recognition, lane-departure warning and rear-park assist have been added to the standard equi...
    Ecarx Cloudpeak software stack powers Volvo EX30's infotainment and ADAS features
    Ecarx has developed and deployed its Ecarx Cloudpeak digital cockpit software stack for automotive manufacturers as they work on software-defined vehicles, it said in a press release dated Feb. 22. The software stack is designed to provide global automotive original equipment manufacturers with an intelligent foundation for state-of-the-art infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). One of the first applications of Ecarx Cloudpeak is Volvo EX30, a fully electric sport utility...
    INTERVIEW: Nvidia's perspective on digital twins powered by AI
    In this S&P Global Mobility interview, Danny Shapiro, vice president Automotive of Nvidia, discusses the application and benefits of digital-twins technology (virtual copies of material objects), providing real-world examples of original equipment manufacturers using Nvidia's Omniverse platform to create digital twins of their factories. He also highlights the role of AI in improving human-robot collaboration in manufacturing environments. Shapiro underlines the importance of high-fidelity s...
    Cariad to take full ownership of Quartett Mobile
    Volkswagen's Cariad SE is set to increase its stake in Quartett Mobile GmbH to 100%, it said in a press release dated Feb. 20. Volkswagen Group already owns 49% of the shares in Munich-based Quartett Mobile for several years. Quartett Mobile specializes in developing apps that connect digital life with vehicles. Despite the increase in ownership, Quartett Mobile will remain an independent entity, with its management team retained. The company's approximately 100 emplo...
    EDAG and Bosch collaborate on complete vehicle engineering services
    EDAG Engineering GmbH and Bosch Engineering GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on project-based complete vehicle engineering. The companies aim to offer their complementary expertise to customers, providing seamless and tailored engineering services from a single source. Both companies have extensive experience in complete vehicle projects, with a focus on meeting customer requirements and preferences. Their joint competencies include electronic system services, suc...
    Mobileum partners with NTT Com for integrated connected car platform
    Mobileum, a leading provider of telecom analytics solutions, has been selected by NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com), a subsidiary of the NTT Group, to provide an integrated connected car platform for a global car original equipment manufacturer business case. The platform will include Mobileum's Connectivity Management Platform (CMP), Service Assurance and Internet of Things Fraud Management solutions. The integrated solution will enable NTT Com to deliver high-quality connectivity, testing and...
    EV.energy receives a $41 million grant from California Energy Commission
    UK-based electric vehicle charging software company EV.energy has been selected for the California Energy Commission's (CEC's) competitive Responsive, Easy Charging Products With Dynamic Signals (REDWDS) grant to deploy up to $41 million of public funding to make affordable EV charging available for EV owners across California, US, the company announced Feb. 21. The grant funding comes on the heels of EV.energy’s latest $33 million Series-B fundraise, which the company is using to bols...
    Visteon posts total revenues of $3.9 billion in FY 2023, a 5% growth YOY
    Visteon Corp. reported a net sale of $3,954 million in fiscal year 2023, an increase of 5% year over year. The gross margin was $487 million, and the net income was $486 million. It posted an adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization of $434 million, an increase of $86 million compared to the prior year. The increase in adjusted EBITDA primarily reflects the impact of higher sales while leveraging an efficient cost structure with modest increases in engineering and SG&A ...
    Autocrypt introduces AutoCrypt CSTP, a comprehensive cybersecurity testing platform
    Automotive cybersecurity company Autocrypt said it has launched its comprehensive cybersecurity testing platform AutoCrypt CSTP, which enables integrated cybersecurity testing for vehicle-type approval, in compliance with UNECE's Regulations 155/156, and SAC's GB and GB/T standards. As UN R155 and R156 take full effect on all vehicles beginning July, automotive original equipment manufacturers and vehicle inspection centers will be obligated to conduct cybersecurity testing and validatio...
    Soracom, Suzuki to collaborate on IoT mobility solutions
    Soracom and Suzuki Motor Corp. have agreed to collaborate on internet of things applications in mobility services, according to a press release dated Feb. 20. The joint effort aims to leverage advanced IoT technology to develop new mobility services as infrastructure for daily life, with a focus on electric vehicles, modular mobility base units and carbon neutrality. The companies will work together to create new offerings centered around mobility services, with potential focus areas includin...
    Ecarx expands into Stuttgart, Germany, to bolster tech support for automakers
    In a press release announcement on Feb. 20, Ecarx Holdings, a global automotive technology provider, has launched a new office in Stuttgart, Germany.  Inaugurated on Feb. 1, the German office will serve as a pivotal hub for sales and technical business development, strategically positioned in the established heartland of the European automotive industry to cater predominantly to European clients. Ecarx's continued growth positions the company at the forefront of the automotive te...
    ACO Tech partners with Marii and Geno to develop Malaysia’s EV ecosystem
    ACO Tech, Geno and Malaysia Automotive, Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii) have formed a partnership to explore the use of blockchain technology in Malaysia’s electric vehicle infrastructure, according to a press release on Feb. 19. The goal is to create a secure and scalable infrastructure that aligns with the National Automotive Policy 2020 and the New Industrial Master Plan 2030. The collaboration aims to address challenges in the EV sector, and promote sustainable practices and...
    Geotab unveils fully integrated generative AI copilot
    Geotab has unveiled Geotab Ace, an AI co-pilot designed for fleets, according to a company press release dated Feb. 15. It streamlines fleet management by offering tailored insights through intuitive dialogue, simplifying access to information and enhancing user experience. It can process over 75 billion data points daily from over 4 million connected vehicles. The AI co-pilot provides nuanced answers to complex questions while remembering past interactions to improve future responses. I...
    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...
    GM halts sales of new Colorado, Canyon pickups owing to software issue
    General Motors has issued a stop-sale order for new 2024 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks owing to a potential software issue. The issue was identified during the vehicle validation process, and a fix has been implemented into vehicles that are currently shipping to dealers. The stop-sale order is not related to any safety issue and is expected to be quickly lifted. The software issue affects as many as 15,000 units. In 2023, GM implemented new software testing and quality processes f...
    Forvia to cut 13% of European workforce by 2028 to boost profitability
    Forvia, a French-German auto parts manufacturer, has announced plans to cut 13% of its workforce in Europe by 2028 to boost competitiveness and profitability in a sluggish and shifting car market. The company, created in 2022 through the merger of Faurecia and Hella, returned to profit in 2023 but aims to achieve €500 million in savings by 2028 through the reduction of up to 10,000 of its 75,500 posts in Europe. The plan includes a lower reliance on interim staff and the use of AI to optimize ...
    Volkswagen to merge New Mobility and Technical Development divisions from April 1
    Continuing to restructure its global operations, Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen announced Jan. 29 that the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is trimming its board of management and that its New Mobility and Technical Development (TE) divisions will be brought together with effect from April 1, under the leadership of Board Member for Technical Development Kai Grünitz. Meanwhile, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand board member for New Mobility since 2022, has been named the Volkswage...
    Peugeot integrates ChatGPT in I-Cockpit
    Peugeot has integrated ChatGPT AI into its vehicles, it said in a press release dated Feb. 16. This technology is integrated into the i-Cockpit and can be activated via the voice assistant OK Peugeot. ChatGPT can answer any question and offers services including engaging in conversations. The technology has learned from a large amount of data and can provide sophisticated, accurate and concise responses. By introducing ChatGPT into its cars, Peugeot enhances the experience of the voice assist...
    VicOne unveils next-generation vehicle security operations center platform
    VicOne has unveiled the xNexus next-generation vehicle security operations center (VSOC) platform, according to  press release dated Feb. 13. The new solution integrates with VicOne’s in-vehicle VSOC sensor and uses a unique large language modeling (LLM) approach to provide customized reporting to support VSOC teams. xNexus can provide product security incident response teams (PSIRTs) or engineering teams with actionable and contextualized attack intelligence, based on different needs....
    Cybellum launches V2.38 of Product Security Platform
    Cybellum has released V2.38 of its Product Security Platform, it said in a press release dated Feb. 15. The latest version adds enhancements to its capabilities in AI-powered vulnerability management, risk management and asset management. The latest version also offers advanced features such as Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Auto-Fix, custom package management and automatic correction of non-authoritative customer premise equipment (CPE) to improve SBOM accuracy and vulnerability managem...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 19 February 2024
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    NHTSA opens investigation into Lucid Motors windshield defroster recall
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into a recall made by Lucid Motors in January, TechCrunch reported Feb. 12. Lucid had announced the recall of more than 2,000 model year 2022–23 Air luxury-electric sedans owing to faulty high-voltage coolant heaters (HVCH), responsible for supplying warm air to heat the cabin and defrosting, which could lead to the obstruction of driver vision. The carmaker had stated that a software update would be made...
    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...
    Here Technologies earns AWS Automotive Competency recognition for cloud services in the automotive industry
    Here Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform, has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Automotive Competency, recognizing its expertise in providing cloud services for the automotive industry. This designation is the third AWS Competency Here has received, following the AWS Supply Chain Competency and AWS Public Sector Disaster Response Software Competency. With this achievement, Here differentiates itself as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with demonstrated techni...
    Continental to streamline operations, affecting 1,750 jobs worldwide
    Continental, a German automotive parts manufacturer, has announced measures to strengthen the competitiveness of its Automotive group sector through efficiency improvements. By the end of 2025, the company aims to streamline 82 of its current development locations, pool development units and leverage synergies in work processes. These efforts will affect about 1,750 jobs worldwide, including 380 at software subsidiary Elektrobit. The company is also analyzing a consolidation of locations in the ...
    Tata Elxsi opens new global design and engineering center in India to accelerate next-gen automotive technologies
    Tata Elxsi, amongst the world’s leading design and technology service providers, strategically expands its presence in Pune with the inauguration of a new Global Design and Engineering Center in Sukhwani Business Hub, Chinchwad in the western state of Maharashtra in India. The new center is specifically tailored to cater to the technology and digital transformation priorities of key automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It will house over 1000 engineers, designers, and technology specialist...
    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...
    Automotive software firm MAD Devs is accelerating its international expansion with plans to foray into the UAE
    Automotive software firm MAD Devs is accelerating its international expansion plans with a launch in the UAE. The Leeds-based, company is supporting Mercedes with lead management and document management platforms to improve the customer experience and enhance operational efficiency, Bdaily News reported on Feb. 12. The UK-based automotive technology company now operates at 1,500 sites around the world. It helps dealers in several areas, from increasing sales conversion rates to ensu...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 12 February 2024
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    Bosch reports total sales of €91.6 billion in FY'23, up 8%.
    The Bosch Group announced in a press release on Feb. 7 its financial result for the full year 2023, reporting total revenues of €91.6 billion, up 8% compared with fiscal year 2022. At €56.3 billion in 2023, mobility remained the top business sector in terms of revenue contribution and recorded the strongest sales, followed by industrial technology, consumer goods and energy and building technology. In terms of geographical revenue contribution, Europe tops the sales chart with registered ...
    Volvo Cars to establish mobility innovation center for emerging technologies
    Volvo Cars is launching the Mobility Innovation Destination Torslanda, a test bed for automotive development, near its Gothenburg, Sweden, operations, it said in a press release dated Feb. 7. The initiative builds on the company’s electrification journey and advancement of its next-generation premium electric cars. The innovation center will allow Volvo Cars to test emerging technologies such as wireless car charging, vehicle-to-grid bidirectional charging, and self-driving capabilities in ...
    Cerence posts a 65.2% YOY increase in Q1 FY'2024 revenue to $138.1 million
    Cerence announced its first-quarter fiscal year 2024 results in a press release dated Feb. 6. Revenue came in at $138.3 million, up 65.4% from last year while net income was $23.9 million compared to a loss of $2.2 million. The company spent $33.3 million in research and development in the first quarter compared to $29.5 million in the previous corresponding period.             “Our Q1 included a number of advancements in our pursu...
    Lear’s FY 2023 sales grows 12% YOY to $23.47 billion
    Lear Corp. reported its fourth-quarter and full-year results for 2023 in a press statement on Feb. 6. For the full year 2023, Lear recorded a 12% increase in sales to $23.47 billion. Net income for the year surged 74.4% to $572.5 million. Core operating earnings were $1.12 billion, or 4.8% of sales, compared to $871 million, or 4.2% of sales, in 2022. In the Seating segment, margins were 6.1% of sales and in the E-Systems segment, margins were 3.9% of sales. For the fourth quarter, the compan...
    Argus delivers multiple automotive cybersecurity products and services to Fisker
    Argus Cyber Security announced that it has delivered several cybersecurity products and services to Fisker, in a press release dated Feb. 7. Fisker has achieved type-approval certification for its Fisker Ocean all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) product line using Argus’ controller area network (CAN) Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (CAN IDPS). The certification meets global directives such as UNR 155 and Chinese GB/T standards, which require original equipment manufacturers...
    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...
    TomTom posts 9% YOY increase for full-year 2023 revenue to €585 million
    TomTom released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2023 results in a press release on Feb. 2. For the full year 2023, group revenue increased 9% to €585 million, with Location Technology revenue up 12% to €491 million and Automotive operational revenue up 16% to €343 million. Net loss for the year narrowed to €21 million from a loss of €102.7 million a year earlier. The company recorded a 3% increase in group revenue to €143 million in the fourth quarter, with Location Technology re...
    Parkopedia teams up with ChargeHub to provide data on over 80,000 EV chargers in North America
    Parkopedia, the world’s leading connected car services provider, is partnering with ChargeHub, the largest North American electric vehicle roaming hub operator, to enhance the EV charging experience for millions of North American EV drivers, Parkopedia announced Jan. 31. The company said that ChargeHub’s existing network of 80,000 EV charging stations across the US and Canada will be integrated into Parkopedia’s payment platform to enable in-car charger activations and payments via a si...
    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...
    Tesla recalls nearly 2.2 million US vehicles over software issue with warning lights
    Tesla has recalled nearly 2.2 million vehicles in the US owing to a software issue with the warning lights on the instrument panel. The recall affects various models, including the 2012–2023 Model S, 2016–2023 Model X, 2017–2023 Model 3, 2019–2024 Model Y and the 2024 Cybertruck. The problem lies in the brake, park and antilock brake warning lights, which are too small and can make critical safety information difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash. Tesla has already started re...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 05 February 2024
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    Aco Tech, UTAR establish R&D lab to advance smart mobility in Malaysia
    Aco Tech and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) inaugurated a joint research and development lab dedicated to advancing smart mobility. The lab facilitates cutting-edge research on smart mobility solutions, leveraging advanced technologies such as AI, big data and cloud computing toward enhancing the safety and convenience of on-road travel, according to a press release on Jan. 31. The collaborative lab focuses on three key fields in the initial phase, i.e., vehicle-to-vehicle com...
    BMW Group partners with Dassault Systèmes to introduce 3DExperience for its engineering platform
    Dassault Systèmes and BMW Group announced a long-term strategic partnership to develop BMW Group’s future engineering platform featuring Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform at its core. As part of the collaboration, over 17,000 employees across multiple engineering disciplines will rely on the 3DExperience platform to accelerate the development of all vehicles, from their ideation to their production. As the automotive industry looks for quick time-to-market sustainable mobility so...
    Valeo receives ISO/SAE 21434 automotive cybersecurity certificate from UTAC
    French Technology firm Valeo on Jan. 31 said in a press release that it has received ISO/SAE 21434 automotive cybersecurity from UTAC. The certification is the reference standard for automotive cybersecurity. It covers the management of cybersecurity risks throughout the entire life cycle of their products, including the maintenance and dismantlement of onboard vehicle systems. The company’s activities worldwide, including its four Business Groups, derived products and aftersales business...
    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...
    VicOne and ZDI lead first hackathon to uncover cyber vulnerabilities in connected vehicles
    VicOne, a leading provider of automotive cybersecurity solutions, said it has hosted Pwn2Own Automotive 2024, its first ethical hacking event exclusively for the automotive sector, at Automotive World in Tokyo to explore and address cybersecurity challenges in the automotive industry, a Business Wire press release dated Jan. 31 said. The event was dedicated to discovering and fixing the digital security vulnerabilities of connected cars to protect the cybersecurity of vehicles. Specifica...
    Volkswagen creates AI lab, in talks with potential partners – report
    German automaker Volkswagen is in talks with international technology firms about collaborating to create new digital prototypes for products and features using AI, according to a Reuters report dated Jan. 31, quoting the carmaker. The automaker has founded a new AI lab to generate new product ideas, including possible cooperation with companies in the technology sector across China, North America and Europe, it said in a statement. The aim is to generate early-stage prototypes in areas ...
    Stellantis' Peugeot cars to use ChatGPT to talk to drivers
    Stellantis-owned brand Peugeot plans to use ChatGPT to improve the voice assistant in its cars and vans, joining rivals such as Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz in tapping the popular AI chatbot, a report by Reuters said Jan. 30. Peugeot will launch a pilot version of the ChatGPT service, which will be able to connect to vehicle controls and answer many general or navigation-related questions, on Jan. 31, in five countries — France, Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. The service is planned to b...
    KPIT Technologies reports strong Q3 FY'24 results with 31.5% YOY revenue growth
    KPIT Technologies, an independent software integration partner for the automotive and mobility ecosystem, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2024, showcasing a strong performance with revenue growth of 31.5% year over year and 35% year over year in constant currency (CC) terms. The company's revenue growth was led by the Powertrain, Autonomous and Connected domains, with growth coming from both passenger vehicles in Europe and Asia, it said in a press release on Jan....
    Octo Telematics unveils AI-powered crash detection system for improved road safety
    Octo Telematics has launched a revolutionary new solution that utilizes smartphone technology to detect crashes and automatically request assistance, aiming to improve road safety. The company's AI-powered crash detection system uses the smartphone's onboard sensors and billions of real crash data points to detect mid and severe crashes. The solution is available through the Octo Digital Driver App and can be easily integrated into various industries, including insurance, fleet management and sm...
    InstaVolt partners Plugsurfing to expand latter’s EV charging network across the UK
    InstaVolt, one of the UK’s largest rapid electric vehicle charging networks, has partnered with Plugsurfing, the charging platform of choice for over 1 million drivers in over 30 countries, to expand EV charging infrastructure in the UK, InstaVolt announced Jan. 30. It said that the partnership will add 1,350 nationwide InstaVolt charge points to Plugsurfing’s existing network of nearly 30,000 charge points in the UK and over 600,000 in Europe. The move aims to improve the custome...
    Renault cancels Ampere’s IPO, confirms new strategy for EVs, software
    French vehicle manufacturer Renault announced Jan. 29 that it has decided to cancel the Ampere IPO process, thanks to strong cash generation and assuring equity market conditions. The carmaker said that over the last few quarters, it has been able to significantly improve its performance to reach levels above initial expectations. Robust financials offer greater flexibility in executing Renault's plans, particularly Renaulution, its self-funded strategic growth plan aimed at a smooth and prof...
    CATL, Didi establish JV for battery-swap business
    CATL, the world's largest battery-maker, has signed a battery-swap focused joint venture with ride-hailing giant Didi, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on Jan. 28. Under the new JV, CATL and Didi plan to rapidly roll out battery-swap stations at scale, promoting battery swap-enabled electric vehicles and improving the operational efficiency of the publicly available battery-swap network. Both the companies have not disclosed the name of the new JV company. The formal JV ...
    Volkswagen consolidates technical development board in mainland China
    German carmaker Volkswagen announced Jan. 29 that it plans to strengthen its Technical Development Board function in mainland China as part of its In China, for China strategy. To this end, VW has appointed Thomas Ulbrich, former member of the board of management of the Volkswagen brand for New Mobility, as the head of its Technical Development for the VW Group in mainland China from April 1, 2024. Ulbrich succeeds Marcus Hafkemeyer, who with his extensive experience of mainland China, will c...
    Charter Communications joins the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium
    Charter Communications has joined the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) as a member, it said in a press release dated Jan. 25. As a member, Charter will collaborate with AECC members to evaluate the work being done by wireless network operators, automotive manufacturers, cloud providers, and other related bodies and communities to ensure that new technologies and standards meet the future needs of the automotive industry. Specifically, Charter will help the AECC solve the increasing hi...
    Cyngn secures 19th US patent for AI-powered autonomous vehicle technologies
    In a press release on Jan. 29, Cyngn, a developer of AI-powered autonomous driving solutions for industrial applications, announced the issuance of a new patent, US-11,851,074-B2, for the company's autonomous vehicle and driving solutions. This new patent of System and Methods of Large-Scale Autonomous Driving Validation provides expanded safety features in identifying problems arising from autonomous vehicle driving operations and generating a notification message regarding the proble...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 29 January 2024
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    Tritium partners Lynkwell to offer Autocharge software feature on its EV chargers
    Electric vehicle charging-equipment maker Tritium DCFC Ltd. announced Jan. 9 that it is now offering Autocharge as a software capability on its RTM and PKM series of EV chargers. The Autocharge software capability will allow Tritium to further provide its customers and EV drivers with convenient and efficient options for a seamless end-to-end EV charging experience, the company said. Tritium said that it has launched the first implementation of this software on its EV chargers in conjunction ...
    Here Technologies to integrate What3words technology to its location platform
    What3words has announced that Here Technologies will integrate its technology to its location platform, in a press release dated Jan. 24. What3words’ technology divides the globe into a grid of 3-meter by 3-meter squares and assigns each square a unique combination of three words, known as a What3words address. The partnership will make What3words available to Here’s automotive customers through their account managers, and eventually to customers across other verticals. It enables users t...
    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...
    Kia completes retooling of its Gwangmyeong car factory in South Korea to roll out EVs
    Kia Corp. has completed the retooling process at its Gwangmyeong factory in South Korea to resume production operations in February, after an eight-month refurbishment to prepare the plant for electric vehicle production, according to a news report published by The Korea Herald on Jan. 23. Notably, Kia’s Gwangmyeong factory is situated in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. The factory’s production line staff, who were on paid leave during the monthslong shutdown, would return to start wor...
    Kognic to expand global presence in Japan and the US
    In a press release on Jan. 23, Kognic, a leader in dataset management for sensor fusion, announced its international footprint expansion into Japan and the US. The announcement was made at the Automotive World 2024 held at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The Kognic Platform has become a core toolset in the fields of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, and is currently being used by technology leaders such as Qualcomm, Bosch, Continental and Zense...
    Targa Telematics team up with Here Technologies to accelerate smart mobility and fleet management solutions
    Targa Telematics, a technology company specializing in the development of internet of things solutions and digital platforms for connected mobility, has partnered with Here Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform, to accelerate its fleet management offerings, providing its customers with unique insights into their vehicle operations, a company press release on Jan. 24 said. Here Platform APIs, including Here Routing API and Here Map Attributes, will be integrated in...
    DSPACE and Spirent partner to deliver integrated automotive test solutions
    Spirent Communications PLC and dSPACE have entered into a technology partnership to make real-time positioning scenarios for autonomous driving hardware-in-the-loop (AD-HIL) test systems even more realistic. Based on several years of cooperation between dSPACE and Spirent, the latest collaboration offers customers a turnkey solution by extending the leading dSPACE AD-HIL to include the Spirent GSS7000 high-fidelity global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) simulator. This enables dev...
    FreeWire collaborates with GM Energy, to offer fast and flexible EV charging solutions
    FreeWire Technologies, a leader in ultrafast EV charging, announced on January 24 that it has collaborated with GM Energy to accelerate the deployment of ultrafast EV charging infrastructure for GM Envolve fleet and commercial customers across the US. The collaboration will help support GM Energy by providing a streamlined and flexible EV charging solution, it said. Notably, FreeWire offers ultrafast EV charging solutions that can be deployed quickly, with minimal infrastructure upgrades. ...
    Stellantis acquires CloudMade to enable vehicle software development
    Stellantis NV announced the acquisition of the AI framework, machine-learning models, and intellectual property rights and patents of CloudMade, a developer of smart and innovative big data-driven automotive solutions. The automaker said in a Jan. 25 press release that the acquisition — as an asset deal — will support the mid-term development of STLA SmartCockpit and reinforce Stellantis’ software strategy outlined in Dare Forward 2030. The AI-powered framework created by CloudMade, ...
    Seeing Machines to showcase AI-powered, interior-sensing technology at Automotive World 2024 in Tokyo
    In a press release on Jan. 22, Seeing Machines Ltd., a company that specializes in advanced computer vision technology, will showcase its interior-sensing technology at Automotive World 2024 in Tokyo. The company's immersive technology demonstrations will take place in a private suite located near the exhibition halls and in a demonstration vehicle, allowing visitors to experience its next-generation software and algorithm developments for its Fovio driver and occupant monitoring system (DMS/...
    NTT Data to develop AI that can detect driver's cognitive decline – report
    Japanese information technology company NTT Data will develop a system that uses AI to detect the cognitive ability of elderly drivers in an attempt to reduce the risk of accidents involving them in the rapidly aging country, according to a report by Nikkei Asia dated Jan. 23. The AI system will analyze driving speed, acceleration-deceleration and other driving data to inform drivers of a decline in cognitive functions of the brain, such as the ability to make snap judgments and pay...
    EV charging platform Monta raises €80 million in Series B funding
    Electric vehicle charging platform Monta announced Jan. 23 that it has raised €80 million in its Series B funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to €130 million in just three years of its establishment. Founded in 2020, the startup has developed a comprehensive EV charging software suite, serving hardware manufacturers, operators, businesses and EV drivers with one integrated software solution. According to Monta, its EV charging platform has become the de facto hub for ...
    Kia expands Connect Store, offering customized digital upgrades to 1 million European customers
    Kia has expanded its Kia Connect Store, offering customers a range of digital features and services to enhance their vehicle's capabilities and performance. The store is available through the Kia Connect app and offers unique upgrades, features and services to over 1 million Kia customers in Europe, a company press release on Jan. 22 said. Customers can choose the features they want, with current offers including remote smart park assist, music streaming and over-the-air (OTA) updates. T...
    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...
    Google reduces driver distraction in Android Auto by adding AI
    Google has announced that it is bringing AI to Android Auto to reduce the amount of time drivers spend looking at screens. The new functionality is expected to be rolled out later in 2024, with Google’s announcement placing particular emphasis on reducing distractions for drivers, an Autocar UK report said Jan. 22. The main additions will be the ability to summarize long messages or chats (so that drivers can listen to a shorter version on the move) and then suggest responses for them....
    ChargePoint receives FedRAMP approval for implementation of federal EV charging infrastructure
    ChargePoint, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) approval from the US federal government, the company said Jan. 19. This approval makes ChargePoint one of the first providers of EV charging solutions to meet all FedRAMP requirements. The charge point operator’s (CPO) cloud software products have been certified as meeting best-in-class data security, dedicated cloud hosting for federal customers, ...
    Chijet Motor Co. partners for automotive cybersecurity capabilities
    Chijet Motor Co. Inc. has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Changsha Automobile Innovation Research Institute and Zhiche Xinan (Suzhou) Information Security Technology Co. Ltd. to enhance automotive cybersecurity capabilities. The agreement, signed on Nov. 27, 2023, aims to develop a range of services including data security, system certification, compliance services, security testing and vehicle security operations centers, according to a Globe Newswire&nbs...
    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...
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    ABB acquires R&D engineering firm Meshmind to advance AI and software-driven automation
    Tech leader of electrification and automation ABB announced on Jan. 18 that it has agreed to acquire a majority of software service provider Meshmind to expand its research and development capabilities in AI, industrial internet of things and machine vision. Through this acquisition, ABB will integrate engineering talent, AI and software knowledge to form a new global R&D hub to further accelerate the development of innovative automation solutions within its Machine Automation divi...
    Bosch aims to cut 1,200 jobs in Software division by end 2026 ‒ report
    Leading global automotive supplier Bosch, in a massive cut in cost and rationalization of overall operations, seeks to cut 1,200 jobs in its Software Development division by the end of 2026, a company spokesperson said on Jan. 18, confirming a report in Handelsblatt daily, according to a Reuters report dated Jan. 18. The spokesperson said talks with employee representatives had yet to start, referring to the proposed job cuts as planned but not yet finalized. The main reason given for th...
    Vector supports the IEEE standards for Automotive Ethernet interfaces
    Vector has announced that its VN5650 and VN5240 Automotive Ethernet interfaces supports the IEEE standards for Automotive Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T1, 5GBASE-T1 and 10GBASE-T1, in a press release dated Jan. 16. Users can configure the Vector Ethernet interfaces to MultiGBASE-T1. The new physical layer module for MultiGBASE-T1 completes the support of all relevant Automotive Ethernet physical layer standards from 10BASE-T1S to 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1. The modular design of the Vector interfaces of...
    LeapCharger partners with Xotic Technology to add security features to its app
    LeapCharger has announced the licensing of a patent for an encrypted messaging platform to be integrated into its application, in a press release dated Jan. 17. The platform will use Xotic Technology to ensure security for customers and vendors. Xotic Technology provides a level of security that surpasses current encryption standards. The integration of Xotic Technology into LeapCharger’s messaging platform offers several benefits, including real-time security, top encryption standards, qua...
    EV Connect to offer Plug and Charge feature via GM vehicle brand apps
    Further expanding its collaboration with General Motors, electric vehicle charge point operator (CPO) EV Connect announced the availability of Plug and Charge on its network through GM vehicle brand apps, the company said Jan. 16. GM drivers can now simply plug in and charge their vehicles on the EV Connect network without swiping a payment card or scanning an RFID tag at nearly 200 compatible DC fast chargers nationwide, the company said, adding that it plans to add more Plug and Charge capa...
    Lotus partners with Bosch, Mobilize to offer access to over 60,000 EV chargers across Europe
    Geely-owned British performance carmaker Lotus Cars has forged two new pan-European electric vehicle charging partnerships — with Bosch and Renault-backed Mobilize — to support the rapidly growing number of customers taking delivery of its electric cars, the company announced Jan. 16. Lotus said that the owners of its electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Eletre will be able to tap into Bosch’s and Mobilize Power Solutions’ charging capabilities, enabling them to charge their hype...
    Škoda to use Cerence’s automotive-grade ChatGPT integration as a standard feature by mid-2024
    Cerence has announced that Škoda will integrate its automotive-grade ChatGPT as a standard feature for many customers from mid-2024, in a press release dated Jan. 16. The integration will provide a seamless and intelligent companion for drivers, enabling them to engage in general knowledge chit-chat hands-free for improved driving safety. Cerence Chat Pro uses the company’s large language model to handle over 10,000 open-ended questions and answers, allowing automakers to customize the in-...
    U-blox partners with Nordian for PointPerfect GNSS correction service in Brazil
    U-blox has expanded its partnership with Nordian to provide the PointPerfect global navigation satellite system (GNSS) correction service in Brazil, it said in a press release dated Jan. 16. The collaboration offers precise positioning for various applications including emerging automotive applications such as lane-accurate navigation and telematics, as well as micro mobility. PointPerfect delivers centimeter-level accuracy, achieving convergence in seconds with a reported 99.9% uptime reliab...
    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...
    KPIT and Microsoft develop AI-driven, first-time-right automotive solutions
    KPIT has partnered with Microsoft to introduce an Azure OpenAI Service-powered Copilot to transform automotive repair and maintenance. The Copilot is built on KPIT's proven root cause diagnostics platform Trace2Fix, which addresses customer retention and dealership profitability challenges. These challenges stem from difficulties in identifying the underlying root causes due to complex vehicle systems, and a global shortage of certified and skilled service technicians, the company announced Jan....
    Synopsys to buy Ansys to emerge as a leader in silicon to systems design solutions
    In a mega merger announcement, two large firms Synopsys and Ansys announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Synopsys will acquire Ansys. Under the terms of the agreement, Ansys shareholders will receive $197.00 in cash and 0.3450 shares of Synopsys common stock for each Ansys share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $35 billion based on the closing price of Synopsys common stock on Dec. 21, 2023. Bringing together Synopsys' pioneering semiconduct...
    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...
    Siemens collaborates with Voltaiq to optimize battery manufacturing operations
    Siemens Digital Industries Software has collaborated with US-based software startup Voltaiq to accelerate battery manufacturing, by combining their strengths to offer unparalleled capabilities for battery manufacturing-focused companies, the two companies said in a joint announcement on Jan. 11. According to the press note, the collaboration aims to bring together the production-proven capabilities of both Siemens’ Insights Hub and Voltaiq’s Enterprise Battery Intelligence (EBI), offering...
    Siemens uses Here HD Live Map for its simulation software for automated vehicle deployment risk score
    Here Technologies (Here) has announced that Simulytic, a venture of Siemens AG, uses the Here high-definition (HD) Live Map for simulation software to calculate the Automated Vehicle Deployment Risk Score (AVDRS) for insurance companies, according to a company press release dated Jan. 10. Simulytic's software looks at traffic, weather and other hyperlocal data and uses Here HD Live Map for its highly accurate model of the road network, including lane configurations and markings. The H...
    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: Marelli launches new automotive platforms
    Marelli is set to launch its Lean and Advantage platforms at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas, it said in a press release dated Dec. 14, 2023. The Lean platforms are designed to be sustainable, launch-ready and fit for purpose, while the Advantage platform is reserved for cloud applications connected to Marelli's middleware microservices software architecture. The Lean platforms help in reducing parts, weight and costs for automakers, without sacrificing performance. Systems ...
    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...
    Lenovo Vehicle Computing receives Functional Safety Management System certification
    Lenovo Vehicle Computing on Jan. 15 announced that it has received the certification of ISO 26262 Functional Safety Management System ASIL-D from TÜV Rheinland. A certification is a core international standard aimed at minimizing risks of electrical and electronic system failures in automobiles as cars are increasingly becoming autonomous, connected and electrified. ASIL-D is the highest level of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard and has the most stringent development process requirement...
    Fleet Complete announces the launch of its OEM telematics data support for Stellantis connected vehicles
    Fleet Complete, a global leader in connected fleet management solutions, announced the launch of its original equipment manufacturer telematics data support for Stellantis connected vehicles, the automaker behind iconic brands such as Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Chrysler, through Mobilisights, the Stellantis data-as-a-service company. The FC Hub, Fleet Complete's cloud-based fleet management software, is now seamlessly integrated with Stellantis' embedded telematics, found in vehicles manu...
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    Siemens AG completes acquisition of DC fast-charging solutions company Heliox
    Siemens AG has completed the acquisition of DC fast-charging solutions company Heliox, the German technology major announced Jan. 11. Siemens has acquired Heliox from private equity firm Waterland and an entity owned by a group of employees and individual shareholders. Notably, the Netherlands-headquartered Heliox caters to the electric bus and electric truck fleets, and passenger vehicles, and employs approximately 330 people. According to Siemens, the acquisition of Heliox complements it...
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