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    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive...
    Electrical steel: Another temporary supply chain shortage or a threat to OEMs’ electrification plans?
    This report has contributions from xEL Mobility and Metals Technology Consulting. As the automotive industry battles the semiconductor shortages, which have prevented the production of 9.3 million units to date, the rapid expansion in growth of EV sales raises questions about the future availabil...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 January 2022
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    Ford selects Telenav’s SmartHorizon application to enable ADAS features in its vehicles
    Telenav has announced that American carmaker Ford Motor Company has selected its SmartHorizon application to enable critical advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features in vehicles in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, a company press release dated 20 January read. SmartHorizo...
    EnSilica and Omni Design partner to develop multiple SoCs for connected and autonomous vehicles
    Omni Design Technologies signs partnership agreement with custom ASIC design company EnSilica, it said in a press release on 18 January. The two companies under this new agreement will help enhance customers developing next generation automotive SoC modules.   Dr. Kush Gulati, President and ...
    Hanwha Solutions acquires part of wireless module business from Samsung Electro-Mechanics
    Hanwha Solutions announced on 30 December that it signed an agreement with Samsung Electro-Mechanics to acquire its wireless module business unit responsible for manufacturing Wi-Fi and 5G mmWave antenna modules by using organic substrate, the company said in a press release on 4 January. According ...
    Startup Sibros joins R-Car Consortium to support OTA applications for automotive semiconductors
    Sibros announces its entry into Renesas R-Car Consortium to tackle the rising demand for software updates via over-the-air (OTA) channels, the company said in a press release on 18 January. Mayank Sikaria, CTO and Co-founder of Sibros. “Our Deep Connected Platform represents a quantum leap forw...
    Aptiv appoints Sophia Velastegui as chief product officer to accelerate software defined mobility
    Aptiv announces the appointment Sophia Velastegui as the company’s chief product officer, it said in a press release on 18 January. In the new role Velastegui will leverage her expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), software architecture, and product development for industry leading technology...
    Toyota launches new Noah and Voxy minivans in Japan with advanced connectivity
    Toyota has launched Noah and Voxy minivans in Japan with new safety and connectivity features, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January. The vehicles feature Toyota Safety Sense, an all-new active safety package with advanced and improved functionality. It features the Pre-collision Sa...
    18-Jan-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 17 January 2022
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    Startup AutoCrypt launches security credential management system for V2X communications
    AutoCrypt has released AutoCrypt SCMS Version 5.0, the company said in a press release on 5 January. AutoCrypt SCMS Version 5.0 is a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. An SCMS is essential for autonomous driving as it signs and verifies the m...
    17-Jan-2022 News New Products
    ParkMobile expands operations to Mt. Lebanon, US
    ParkMobile has expanded its contactless parking solution to the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon in the United States, the company said in a press release on 13 January. Through the partnership, ParkMobile will be available in more than 550 on-street and surface lot spaces throughout Mt. Lebanon. “W...
    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive...
    Porsche unveils new digital platform for all vehicle-related services
    Porsche has revamped the My Porsche app, the automaker said in a press release on 12 January. The My Porsche app will take over the functions of My Porsche Essentials, the Connect App, and the Car Connect App. In the next few months, apps such as Porsche Charging and Porsche - Good to know will also...
    CES 2022: Visteon unveils AllGo App Store for connected cars
    Visteon has unveiled the AllGo App Store at CES 2022 at Las Vegas, according to a company press release on 5 January. The AllGo App Store features automotive-optimized versions of mobility, navigation, parking, and infotainment apps around the world and using its work in in-vehicle infotainment and ...
    13-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Aptiv acquires software company Wind River
    Aptiv has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River from TPG Capital for USD4.3 billion, a company press release dated 11 January read. Aptiv said it would finance the deal, which is expected to close mid-2022, through a combination of cash and debt. The acquisition will enable Aptiv ex...
    VinFast to cloud connect its vehicles with Cerence Connected Vehicle Digital Twin platform
    Cerence has announced that VinFast will cloud connect its vehicles with Cerence Connected Vehicle Digital Twin (CCVDT) platform, a company press release dated 7 January read. Cerence’s digital twin capabilities will allow VinFast to create a virtual representation of its car, including software, m...
    Vinfast’s EVs to deploy HERE Navigation
    VinFast has announced that its first three smart electric car models VF e34, VF 8, and VF 9 will be deploying HERE Navigation, a company press release dated 7 January read. The electric vehicle (EV) maker will also integrate HERE’s software development kit (SDK) into its dedicated smartphone mobil...
    TomTom integrates Amazon Music in TomTom IndiGO open digital cockpit software
    TomTom has announced that Amazon Music will be available on TomTom IndiGO, according to a company press release dated 4 January. TomTom IndiGO is an open digital cockpit software platform. “We’re delighted to welcome Amazon Music to TomTom IndiGO, adding a leading global music provider to an ...
    XPENG upgrades auto-grade voice assistant using Microsoft custom neural voice capability
    XPENG has upgraded its auto-grade voice assistant using Microsoft custom neural voice capability, based on Neural Text-to-Speech (TTS), the company said in a press release on 5 January. XPENG installed the new voice assistant functionality via over-the-air (OTA) upgrade for its P7 smart sedan custom...
    10-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Volvo cars to feature YouTube video playback
    Volvo has announced that its cars will feature YouTube video playback with Google built-in, according to a press release by the automaker on 5 January. This is a part of Volvo’s partnership with Google. YouTube will be the first video platform to be featured and available for download in Volv...
    10-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Faurecia to integrate Aptoide Automotive App Store in BMW vehicles
    Faurecia has announced a partnership with BMW Group, under which it will integrate the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store in BMW vehicles, according to a company press release dated 6 January. The App Store will allow for connected app offerings in the new BMW models. “Our Faurecia Aptoide s...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 10 January 2022
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    Updates from CES 2022
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual affair organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Since the first edition in 1967, the event has become one of the biggest electronics shows in the world with participation from global automakers, consumer electronics giants, and sup...
    Volvo to directly integrate cars with Google Assistant–enabled devices
    Volvo has announced that the company will directly integrate its cars with Google Assistant–enabled devices, according to an official statement on 5 January. This will enable Volvo customers control functions in their car by using voice commands to Google Assistant–enabled home and mobile device...
    07-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Stellantis partners with Amazon for multiple software solutions
    Stellantis has announced a series of multiyear agreements with Amazon related to software, the automaker said in a press release on 5 January. The companies will develop a suite of software-based products and customer-centric services and update it over time through regular over-the-air (OTA). ...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Wejo to unveil new Wejo Neural Edge automotive data processing platform
    Wejo has announced that it is developing Wejo Neural Edge platform in partnership with Microsoft and will unveil further details at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, according to a company press release on 4 January. The data processing platform will allow for intelligent handling of data from vehicles at scal...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: BMW unveils BMW Theatre Screen for rear seat entertainment
    BMW will preview the BMW Theatre Screen for rear passengers at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, the automaker said in a press release on 5 January. BMW has selected Amazon Fire TV to deliver content like movies, podcasts and TV shows, for the in-vehicle entertainment system. BMW will preview My Mode Theatr...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Stellantis announces Chrysler’s EV strategy, unveils Airflow concept
    Unveiling Chrysler Airflow concept at the ongoing CES 2022 in Las Vegas on 5 January 2022, Stellantis announced the EV strategy that brand Chrysler will follow in the coming years. As part of its transition to become an electric car brand, Chrysler will launch its first battery electric vehicle (BEV...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Consumer electronics giant Sony plans entry in EV market
    Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Sony Corporation plans to foray into the electric vehicle segment, the company said on 4 January 2022 as it disclosed its first prototype vehicles Vision-S 01 and Vision-S 02 at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Kenichiro ...
    05-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Cinemo to display new automotive infotainment technology
    Cinemo will display its latest automotive infotainment technologies at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 4 January. Cinemo will premiere its “Infotainment to Go!”, a full cloud-based In-vehicle infotainment (IVI)-as-a-Service, which dissociates infotainment from ...
    05-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Arkamys to demonstrate vehicles with different sound enhancements
    Arkamys will display two demo vehicles at CES 2022 in Las Vegas demonstrating the different sound enhancements and automatic features with traditional speaker, and an innovative speaker-less configuration demo, the company said in a press release on 28 December 2021. “We are reinvesting 25% of ...
    04-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: ProvenRun and Cinemo to demonstrate secure media path protection profile implementation
    Cinemo has partnered with ProvenRun to make available a secure media path protection profile implementation based on ProvenCore (ultra-secure OS), the company said in a press release on 3 January. The solution is compliant with the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Protection Profile and Cinemo’...
    04-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls select EQS and S-series models over software error
    Mercedes-Benz has recalled 227 MY2021 and 2022 EQS and S models due to a software error that allowed the dashboard infotainment screen to access the internet and allow video games to be played while the car was in motion, Newsweek reported on 10 December. If the occupant selects the function while t...
    03-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    CES 2022: Stellantis plans to showcase advanced electrification, other futuristic technologies
    Stellantis plans to showcase futuristic vehicle technologies including advanced electrification, cockpit technology, autonomy and connectivity products and features at the upcoming CES 2022 with an intent to provide examples of its transition to a sustainable tech mobility company, it said on 21 Dec...
    03-Jan-2022 News New Products
    GM to debut Novo Equinox vehicles in Brazil with advanced connectivity
    GM has announced that that Spotify and Alexa applications will be linked to MyLink multimedia system in Novo Equinox model in Brazil, according to an official press release on 21 December. “More and more people value personalized content, in the most suitable format and time for them. No longer...
    03-Jan-2022 News New Products
    GM to offer Wi-Fi and Onstar with Onix models in Brazil
    General Motors has announced that it will offer advanced features with Onix model in Brazil, a company press release dated 15 December. The package features OnStar, Wi-Fi, myChevrolet app, wireless projection, and remote updating of car electronics. “The Brazilian consumer is looking for increa...
    03-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Select Cadillac models will not feature Super Cruise
    General Motors will not be offering Super Cruise on select Cadillac CT4 and CT5 models due to semiconductor shortage, GM Authority reported on 27 December, with confirmation from the automaker. GM’s Super Cruise is offered on the MY2022 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 in the ‘Premium Luxury’ and ‘Sp...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 3 January 2022
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    Stellantis’ push for multi-billion software revenues rests on customer-centric offerings
    Earlier this month, Stellantis chalked out its software strategy for the decade, validating the paradigm shift in the automotive industry as more OEMs begin to focus on software-driven revenues. The Netherlands-based automaker forecast that its software-enabled products and subscriptions would gener...
    Foxxum partners with Cinemo to power infotainment systems with connected TV
    Foxxum has announced a partnership with Cinemo to power a new In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) experience using its software and customizable connected TV solutions, a company press release dated 23 December read. Foxxum will provide automotive clients with access to a variety of global entertainmen...
    CES 2022: IAV to showcase cybersecurity solutions
    IAV will demonstrate cybersecurity solutions for smart mobility at CES 2022 in Las Vegas next month, the company said in a press release on 21 December. IAV will show what happens when a virus spreads across entire vehicle fleets, gets into a navigation cloud or disrupts the infrastructure. IAV’s ...
    KYOCERA unveils “HAPTIVITY i” to revolutionizes HMI
    KYOCERA unveils its HAPTIVITY i human-machine interface (HMI) technology, the company announced in a press release on 13 December. HAPTIVITY i is a hybrid solution that combines its patented HAPTIVITY touch technology with IMSETM, a patented 3D injection-molded structural electronics solution from T...
    29-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Ford ties up with NavInfo for location-based services
    NavInfo has tied up with Ford to co-develop Location Based Services platform for future intelligent connected vehicles, NewsBreak reported on 27 December. The companies will build on NavInfo’s capabilities to conduct LBS-related applications, data analysis, and model training to build an ecosystem...
    Iteris signs USD1.1-million deal for smart mobility for California
    Iteris has been awarded a USD1.1-million contract from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for smart mobility design and engineering services, the company said in a press release dated 14 December. “We are proud to be selected by Caltrans to plan and design the upgrade and re...
    Startup Momenta partners with BYD to develop intelligent driving technologies
    BYD has formed a joint venture with autonomous driving software Momenta to boost mass production of BYD's smart driving technology, CnEVPost reported on 27 December. The joint venture is called Shenzhen Dipai Zhixing Technology Co. Dipai will access BYD's intelligent technology and vertical integ...
    Automotive VR startup Holoride begins selling Ride cryptocurrency token
    Automotive virtual reality (VR) startup Holoride has begun publicly selling its Ride cryptocurrency token, TechCrunch reported on 30 November. Passengers using the virtual world ecosystem or to play games will need to use the Ride utility token to make purchases. “In the last few years, we...
    Tesla releases software update allowing drivers communicate with their surroundings
    Tesla has released a new software update that allows drivers use their Tesla vehicles as actual megaphones to communicate with their surroundings, Electrek reported on 24 December. In the 2020 holiday update, Tesla released a Boombox feature that let owners play prerecorded sounds through the s...
    27-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Borqs Technologies partners with Cheyin Intelligent Technologies to develop smart cockpit for EVs
    Borqs Technologies and Cheyin Intelligent Technologies, Co. ltd announced a five-year strategic cooperation agreement, Borgs said in a press release on 22 December. The partnership will look to explore and innovate smart cockpit solutions for electric vehicles (EVs).    Pat Chan, c...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 December 2021
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    Huawei Petal Maps integrates Bolt app to brings in-map ride-hailing services
    According to a press release dated 21 December, Bolt, a popular ride-hailing service, is now easier for consumers to access thanks to direct integration with Huawei Petal Maps. The Bolt app is already available on AppGallery, and the latest integration will make operations even easier. Huawei pho...
    5GAA signs MOU with China Society of Automotive Engineers
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has partnered with the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China-SAE) for connected and intelligent mobility, the group said in a press release on 13 December. 5GAA and China-SAE will share assets and knowledge about intelligent and connected vehicles, and&...
    Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Mokka
    The second-generation Opel/Vauxhall Mokka is assembled at the Stellantis Poissy facility in France. Output of this model, at the French plant, is expected to peak at more than 136,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit.
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Qashqai
    Produced by the Nissan since 2006, with most of the European volume built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK. Nissan’s compact crossover SUV is now in its third generation. With production starting in June 2021, the all-new Qashqai is Nissan's first model built in Europe using a significant ...
    Cerence signs contract worth USD149 million with European automaker for automotive assistant products
    Cerence has signed a contract valued at USD149 million with a European automaker for its connected, conversational artificial intelligence (AI) automotive assistant products, the company said in a press release on 23 December. “This milestone deal marks another important moment for Cerence as w...
    Suppliers to the new 2022 Audi e-tron GT
    The first-generation Audi e-tron GT is assembled alongside the Audi R8 at Audi’s Boellinger Hoefe facility in Germany. Output of this model is expected to peak at 14,000 units in 2026, according to IHS Markit.
    Tesla stops gaming on moving vehicles after NHTSA probe
    Tesla will stop allowing occupants to play video games on their in-vehicle screens when the car is in motion, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said, as reported by Reuters on 23 December. Tesla’s “Passenger Play” functionality may distract the driver and incre...
    Suppliers to the new 2022 BMW 2-Series
    The second-generation BMW 2-Series 2-door coupé (G42) is the first BMW designed by BMW of Mexico. It is also assembled in BMW's San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico. Output of this model is expected to peak at around 43,000 units in 2024, according to IHS Markit.
    Geopolitical tensions between mainland China and Lithuania threaten automotive supply chains
    News agency Reuters reported on 17 December that the mainland Chinese government is allegedly pressuring German car parts manufacturer Continental to stop using components made in Lithuania. According to the press release, the diplomatic tension between the two states is allegedly a consequence o...
    Suppliers to the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee is assembled in Detroit Michigan, USA. Output of this model at the Michigan plants is expected to peak at around 480,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit.
    5GAA says 5G-connected car concept to go on trial in Turin, Italy
    5G Automotive Association (5GAA) hosted a live trial of a new driver and pedestrian safety technology in Turin, Italy, the group said in a press release on 2 December. The tests allowed for near-real-time notification of roadway hazards through 5G-edge networks. The trial was organized by 5GAA and e...
    CES 2022: Infineon to display intelligent automotive electronics
    Infineon will showcase intelligent automotive electronics at CES 2022 to be held in Las Vegas next year, the company said in a press release on 22 December. Infineon will demonstrate semiconductor backbone of the technologies for the automotive market, on electromobility, automated driving, connecti...
    Flowbird launches Yellowbrick Connected
    Flowbird has partnered with Concar to launch Yellowbrick Connected, a new parking solution that automatically starts and stops parking sessions, the company said in a press release on 17 December. “Yellowbrick Connected takes away the biggest pain point from mobile parking, saving time and mone...
    22-Dec-2021 News New Products
    CES 2022: Visteon to showcase digital, electric, and connected automotive solutions
    Visteon will showcase solutions using digital, electric, and connected technologies of the company's automotive customers at the CES 2022 to be held at Las Vegas next month, the company said in a press release on 16 December. Significance: In electrification technologies, Visteon’s smart wirele...
    22-Dec-2021 News New Products
    GPR appoints former Daimler Trucks North America president and CEO Roger Nielsen as advisory board member
    According to a Business Wire press release dated 21 December, GPR announced Roger Nielsen, a former president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has joined the company's advisory board. Nielsen has nearly 40 years of commercial vehicle product development, high-quality manufacturing, and ...
    Infor supports new AWS for Automotive initiative
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 21 December, Infor, the industry cloud company announced support for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) initiative, AWS for Automotive. The move will assist Infor's automotive industry customers in addressing core challenges such as building more...
    Harman adds startup what3words to Harman Ignite Store
    Samsung unit Harman has added what3words to its connected vehicle platform, Harman Ignite Store, the startup said in a press release on 29 October. This enables automakers to offer what3words as an in-car navigation feature. what3words addresses can be entered directly into car head units or a conne...
    Epic improves automotive HMI features with new additions to unreal engine
    Epic Games will integrate game-quality human machine interfaces (HMI) onto Unreal Engine platform to enhance user experience and provide a more responsive feedback, the company said in a statement released by Automotive Interiors World on 16 December. Doug Wolff, Automotive lead, Epic Games said,...
    21-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Startup what3words gets USD10 million funding from Brand Capital International
    what3words has received USD10 million funding from Brand Capital International, it said in a 20 December press release. The funding will help support the startup’s expansion across India. Brand Capital International will also be offer strategic guidance, marketing support, and assistance with deve...
    21-Dec-2021 News Investments
    Jeep unveils MY2022 Grand Cherokee L with advanced connectivity
    Jeep has announced that it has expanded its technologies for model year (MY) 2022 Grand Cherokee family of vehicles, with offerings such as Amazon Fire TV for Auto, a new 10.25-inch front passenger interactive display, new appearance packages and new exterior colors Ember, Hydro Blue, and Midnight S...
    21-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Cerence unveils new in-car assistant Cerence Co-Pilot
    Cerence has unveiled the Cerence Co-Pilot, its latest advanced in-vehicle voice assistant, it said in a press release on 20 December. It runs on a car’s headunit with its advanced artificial intelligence (AI), which is integrated with the car’s sensors and data. Cerence Co-Pilot analyzes a combi...
    21-Dec-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 December 2021
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    BMW rolls out OTA software update for vehicles with iDrive 7
    BMW has issued its latest software update for customers with iDrive 7, the company said in a press release on 16 December. The version 21-07 features, among other things, an updated BMW News app with podcast-based news, and SiriusXM Pandora Artists’ stations. The remote software upgrade has ref...
    Mercedes-Benz combines Mercedes PRO with Mercedes me services
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the combination of its Mercedes PRO with Mercedes me services, according to its press release on 16 December. Mercedes‑Benz is restructuring its product to offer Mercedes me in all vehicles and will be available to commercial customers. Customers using Mercedes PRO serv...
    Wejo ties up with Mercedes-Benz for livestream access to parking event data in Europe
    Wejo has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services to unveil livestream access to parking event data for mobility services providers and infrastructure operators in Europe, the company said in a press release on 17 December. The live flow of anonymized vehicle data will stream approximately...
    CES 2022: Continental to display advanced mobility solutions
    Continental will be showcasing multiple mobility technologies at CES 2022 at Las Vegas next month, it said in a press release on 16 December. The supplier will demonstrate products and services including server-based vehicle architecture and automated driving capabilities. Continental will...
    Volkswagen upgrades voice control technology in Golf model
    Volkswagen has announced the upgradation of infotainment services for its Golf model, according to a company press release on 16 December. The new software and hardware will go into series production and will improve a range of functions, particularly voice control, which will reportedly respond up ...
    17-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Continental appoints Katja Dürrfeld as CFO
    Continental has appointed Katja Dürrfeld as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, it said in a press release on 14 December. Dürrfeld succeeds Nikolai Setzer, who assumed the role within the executive board on an interim basis. Dürrfeld will be responsible for group finance, cont...
    Traffilog introduces Questar Auto Technologies post SafeRide acquisition
    The acquisition of automotive AI company SafeRide Technologies by Traffilog has led to the formation of Questar Auto Technologies, the official press release dated 15 December read. Questar is an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions company offering vehicle health management solutions to the autom...
    Telefónica partners with DEKRA to develop 5G cybersecurity solution for connected mobility
    Telefónica has partnered with DEKRA to develop a 5G cybersecurity solution for connected vehicles, the company said in a press release on 9 December. The initiative has been developed in partnership with CTAG, Harman, Nexus and HPE and integrated solutions by Telefónica Tech and Telefónica Tecnol...
    15-Dec-2021 News New Products
    CES 2022: Startup Sibros to demonstrate deep connected vehicle technology
    Sibros has announced that it would showcase its Deep Connected Platform at the CES 2022 at Las Vegas next month, a company press release on 14 December read. The platform enables OEMs to deliver new connected vehicle services, reduce expensive software recalls and use real time vehicle data at scale...
    Data startup Mojio partners with Audi for connected vehicle solution
    Mojio has tied up with Audi to provide a connected vehicle solution in North America, the data startup said in a press release on 14 December. Motion for Audi connect will allow customers continue to use services like automatic crash notification and SOS emergency calls, on-demand roadside assistanc...
    Keysight’s approval advances in-vehicle eCall capabilities over LTE networks
    Keysight Technologies becomes the first company to get approval from the Global Certification Forum (GCF) which advances in-vehicle emergency call (eCall) capabilities over LTE networks, the company said in a press release on 13 December. The approval is for a conformance test case enabling the veri...
    Ericsson launches Ericsson Routes for autonomous cars connectivity in US
    Ericsson is offering additional services with Ericsson Routes in San Francisco, United States, a company filing on 13 December read. Ericsson Routes is providing beta access to its Basic Service and will use real customer feedback to improve. The beta program is a step for Basic Service to reach com...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 December 2021
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    Bosch develops high-performance infotainment domain computing system
    Bosch has developed a high-performance infotainment domain computing system, it said in a press release dated 9 December. Features like in-car communication, in-car payment, video streaming, voice assistants, and more to vehicles are optimized with increased efficiency. The domain computer supports ...
    13-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor to offer customers greater control of connected car data and personal information
    Hyundai Motor America has said that it will enable customers greater control and transparency of their connected vehicle data and personal information through the MyHyundai.com website, a company press release on 8 December. “Our customers care about privacy now more than ever, and so do we. As...
    EU approves USD3.3 billion Spanish scheme for electric and connected vehicles value chains
    According to an official press release dated 9 December, the European Commission has approved a EUR3 billion (USD3.3 billion) Spanish scheme under EU State aid rules to support research, development, and innovation (RD&I), as well as environmental protection and energy efficiency measures of com...
    Volvo Car to offer new Vodafone Automotive VTS S5 tracking device for all models in UK
    Volvo Car will be offering the new Vodafone Automotive VTS S5 tracking device for all models in the UK, it said in a press release dated 9 December. It provides vehicle tracking and recovery via Vodafone operating centers in partnership with local police nationwide and across 44 other European count...
    10-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Qualcomm to supply Snapdragon automotive cockpit platforms for Opel Astras
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced that it will be supplying its next-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit platforms for Opel’s upcoming Astra electric vehicle (EV), a company press release dated 9 December read. The latest Astras with the new automotive cockpit platforms are expected to be a...
    INFINITI upgrades MY 2022 QX50 with wireless Apple CarPlay and ProPILOT Assist technology
    INFINITI has launched its model year (MY) 2022 INFINITI QX50 model with wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility and ProPILOT Assist technology standard on all grades, it said in a press release on 8 December. All grades also include features such as a Type-C USB charge port for rear passengers, rear do...
    10-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Car-sharing app SoCar to launch integrated mobility services
    According to a press release dated 9 December, SoCar, a South Korean car-sharing company announced that it intends to launch an integrated mobility services that connects all transit options in one app in 2022. According to the company, the envisioned "super app" will allow users to find mul...
    10-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Alps Alpine unveils details of its third generation AlpineF#1Status car audio system, begins shipment
    Alps Alpine has begun shipping the third generation of AlpineF#1Status vehicle audio system, it said in a press release dated 8 December. AlpineF#1 Status has achieved 384kHz/32bit Hi-Res Audio Playback, reportedly the highest recording spec possible in a car audio system and is 17 times more than t...
    09-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Vehicles with Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford becomes compatible Geotab Drive ELD app
    Geotab has announced that vehicles with Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford are compatible with the Geotab Drive electronic logging device (ELD) app, according to an 8 December press release. This allows drivers to record their hours-of-service status and complete vehicle inspections from their tabl...
    NHTSA probes Tesla for allowing video games to be played in moving vehicles
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun looking into Tesla allowing drivers to play video games on their in-vehicle touchscreens while the car is in motion, The New York Times reported on 8 December. An over-the-air (OTA) update earlier this year added games that could be played...
    Polestar releases new software upgrade for Polestar 2 in select European markets
    Polestar has launched performance-oriented software upgrade for the Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor in certain European markets, it said in a press release on 7 December. Over 400 upgrades have been downloaded in its first weeks of availability since late November. “The upgrade highlights how ...
    Iteris partners with Continental to develop V2X-based detection solution for smart mobility
    Iteris has partnered with Continental to launch Vantage Fusion, a hybrid traffic detection system that enables vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications and advanced intersection visualization, a press release on 7 December read. Vantage Fusion provides critical infrastructure data through V2X commun...
    Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with Allion labs for automotive ethernet testing
    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) Taiwan has partnered with Allion Labsto jointly develop test capabilities for Automotive Ethernet Shielded & Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP & STP) in compliance with the OPEN Alliance TC9 standards, a company press release dated 25 November read. “Rohde &...
    Rohde & Schwarz partner with Audi for C-V2X road traffic scenario testing
    Rohde & Schwarz has partnered with Audi for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) application testing, it said in a 1 December press release. The companies will create road traffic scenarios in the laboratory using the scenarios to conduct end-to-end testing on the Audi proving ground with a wi...
    MY 2022 Honda Passport to feature advanced connectivity
    Honda has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 Passport model has expanded its list of standard features to include power adjustable heated front seats, an 8-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, wireless smartphone charging, and remote engine start, according...
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    Australian Centre for Field Robotics and Cohda Wireless develop x-ray style vision for cars
    Australian Centre for Field Robotics has partnered with Cohda Wireless and iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre to develop a technology enabling autonomous vehicles track moving pedestrians and cyclists obscured by buildings and vehicles, the University of Sydney said in November. The technology is ...
    Otonomo ties up with Amazon Web Services
    Otonomo Technologies has announced plans to building on its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network membership and AWS Connected Mobility Solution by adding support for AWS IoT FleetWise, according to a 30 November press release. “At Otonomo, we’re committed to driving smarter decisions and...
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