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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Startup Otonomo releases API for access to connected car data
    Otonomo has released a self-serve platform and API for online access to real-time and historical connected car data, the Israel-based startup said in a press release on 22 September. “Our new Self-Serve Data Platform eliminates the complexity usually associated with car data. With Otonomo’s s...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Keysight partners with Qualcomm and SGS for testing C-V2X technology
    Keysight Technologies has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Technologies and SGS to test cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, a company press release read on 23 September. The companies worked on test cases involving radio frequency and radio resource management performance veri...
    Autocrypt partners with NXP for V2X security solutions
    Autocrypt has announced a partnership with NXP Semiconductors for automotive security services starting with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications, a company press release on 24 September read. NXP's V2X-related products such as SAF5X00 modem chipsets, SXF1800 secure element IC and i.MX 8 seri...
    ŠKODA collaborates with Parkopedia to assist drivers in finding parking spaces
    Skoda has announced a partnership with Parkopedia, whereby drivers can get easy and quick real-time access to vacant parking spaces throughout Europe, a press release by the automaker read on 23 September. The information will be displayed via the car’s navigation system or the ŠKODA&nb...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have taken hold throughout the automotive industry, establishing a paradigm of increased availability and standardization of basic safety features for ma...
    23-Sep-2020 News Webinars
    Yanfeng presents new Experience in Motion 2021 (XiM21) concept car in Germany
    Yanfeng Automotive Interior (YFAI) has presented new Experience in Motion 2020 (XiM21) concept car in a virtual event in Neuss, Germany, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The XiM21 concept offers customizable environment, connected services and seamlessly integrated intuitive inte...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Automotive software startup Aurora Labs raises USD23 million in Series B funding
    Israeli startup Aurora Labs has raised USD23 million in Series B funding, it said in a press release on 22 September. The round was jointly led by LG Technology Ventures and Marius Nacht, cofounder of Check Point Software Technologies. Porsche SE, Toyota Tsusho, UL Ventures, and existing investors p...
    23-Sep-2020 News Investments
    TomTom to supply connected services for Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system
    TomTom has announced that it will supply Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system, a company press release read on 22 September. Customers using Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models will h...
    Keysight develops radar target simulator and advanced automotive ethernet software
    Keysight Technologies has developed the Radar Target Simulator and the Advanced Automotive Ethernet software test solutions to its automotive portfolio, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The solutions will help automotive engineers, designers and manufacturers develop products for...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Shanghai to extend road designated for testing intelligent connected vehicles
    Shanghai will extend the scope of testing intelligent and connected vehicles, Shine reported on 14 September. It is expected to will extend the length of roads for testing to nearly 807.8 miles (1,300 km) in Jiading. The report adds that Shanghai plans to promote integrated development of intelli...
    Visteon supplies all-new digital cluster for MY 2021 Ford F-150
    Visteon Corporation has announced that it will be supplying a new digital cluster for model year (MY) 2021 Ford F-150 vehicle, a company press release on 9 September read. The new 12.4-inch digital cluster enhances in-car user experience and prioritizes safety and connectivity. The system’s sof...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 September 2020
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    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ricardo publishes report on V2I communications
    Ricardo said that despite momentum growing for wider scale deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) deployment of communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure have been fragmented and relatively slow. In a report published on 17 September, Ricardo said that the delay i...
    Altium, ESCRYPT partner to enhance automotive cyber security
    Altium has partnered with ESCRYPT to enhance automotive cybersecurity, the company said in a press release on 17 September. Altium’s TASKING will support the host-side integration of ESCRYPT’s CycurHSM security software, which is specifically targeted at microcontrollers with an integrated, hard...
    Volkswagen picks Cerence to power voice assistant in ID.3 EV
    Cerence has been chosen by Volkswagen to power the voice assistant in Volkswagen’s new ID.3 fully electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 16 September. The EVs, available in Europe only, are expected to be delivered to customers in October 2020. “The car of the future is...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Panasonic launches ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with investment commitment of USD150 million
    Panasonic has launched a new fund ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with a commitment of USD150 million, a 50% increase from the first fund, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 15 September. Headquartered in California, the new fund will invest in expansion stage enterprise software and...
    SiriusXM announces appointment of CEO and CFO
    SiriusXM has appointed Jennifer C. Witz as its new CEO, the company said in a press release on 15 September 2020. Witz is currently serving as president of Sales, Marketing, and Operations of the company. The move comes as the existing CEO of the company James E. Meyer intends to retire on 31 Decemb...
    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    HERE collaborates with INRIX to build parking solution
    HERE Technologies, has tied up with INRIX to provide a parking solution that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates, and indoor mapping, the company said in a press release on 15 September. The integration of HERE’s location services and INRIX data technologi...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance develops solutions for in-car network connectivity
    The MIPI Alliance has announced the availability of its MIPI A-PHY v1.0, a long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface and in conjunction released its MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) for in-car network connectivity. In a press statement dated 15 Septembe...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    AccuWeather joins HERE Marketplace to provide weather related information
    AccuWeather has joined HERE Marketplace to sell weather related information that has several use cases, HERE said in a press release on 14 September. HERE Marketplace is a platform to exchange and monetize location assets from trusted sources via a subscription basis. Apart from AccuWeather, HERE Ma...
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    FCA recalls 26,361 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 26,361 vehicles in the United States due to update body control module (BCM) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Dod...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    SiriusXM extends agreement with General Motors until 2027
    SiriusXM has announced an extension of its long-term agreement with General Motors (GM) that will continue the relationship between the two companies until 2027, according to a SiriusXM press release on 14 September. As part of the new agreement, GM will increase vehicles equipped with SiriusXM to n...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 September 2020
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    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: NVIDIA agrees to acquire ARM for USD40 billion
    NVIDIA has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the UK-based chip designer ARM Limited from SoftBank Group in a transaction valued at USD40 billion, the company said in a press release on 13 September. The transaction is expected to conclude in 18 months, subject to customary closing conditions...
    Lucid collaborates with Amazon to integrate Alexa services in Lucid Air EV
    Lucid has announced a collaboration with Amazon to integrate advanced Alexa services into Lucid Air electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 9 September. With voice command, users will have full access to Alexa services such as navigation, calling, streaming media, smart...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors strengthens partnership with Tencent, Xiandou
    Great Wall Motors has deepened its partnership with Tencent and Xiandou Intelligent, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 8 September. The three partners have launched cooperation in four major areas of car networking such as overseas cloud services, intelligent marketing, augmented...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Utah Department of Transportation begins phase 2 of V2X project
    The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the commencement of phase 2 of the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project in the state, Statescoop reported on 10 September. The department focused the process of sending hazard warnings and accidents detected by other vehicles for the second s...
    Fujitsu launches AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform
    Fujitsu has announced the launch of an AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform, a company press release read on 10 September. The FUJITSU Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyzer will deliver a new tool for businesses offering services relying on data from connected cars. Th...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Sennheiser, Continental develop in-car sound system
    Sennheiser has collaborated with Continental to develop a next-generation solution for premium in-car audio, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The solution includes a combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated sound system. The Sennheise...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cerence develops customizable wake-up word technology for automotive assistants
    Cerence has developed a customizable wake-up word technology that will allow drivers to create personalized wake-up words for automotive assistants, the company said in a press release on 10 September. “Our customizable wake-up word technology is one step further in our mission to create a...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    SiriusXM sees self-pay subscriber net additions rise to about 700,000 for FY 2020
    SiriusXM has said that it is increasing its full-year (FY) 2020 guidance for self-pay subscriber net additions to about 700,000 from 500,000 it had expected earlier, a company press release on 9 September read. SiriusXM also reiterated its existing 2020 financial guidance. For FY 2020, it expects...
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    5GAA unveils near-term market roadmap for advanced driving, connectivity technologies
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) expects to see mass deployment of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) over the next two to three years, the company said on 8 September. The V2X use cases are toward improving traffic efficiency and road safety around the world. It released a whitepaper which hig...
    HELLA establishes ‘Global Software House’ to align software activities across the company
    HELLA has established a new ‘Global Software House’ to further expand its global software competencies, Germany-based lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 9 September 2020. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and software specialist HELLA Aglaia. T...
    10-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Foresight-owned Eye-Net Mobile to launch pilot project to test C-V2X accident prevention solution
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that its unit Eye-Net Mobile will start a pilot project with a Japanese electronics company to test its cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) accident-prevention solution, a company press release read on 28 August. The pilot project will be used to valida...
    Hyundai launches Kona SUV with the latest Blue Link upgrade
    Hyundai has unveiled its new Kona SUV with connectivity upgrades, including the latest Hyundai Blue Link technology and improved safety packages, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The new Kona comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster and an optional 10.25-inch AVN ...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Wipro secures multiyear automotive engineering services contract from Marelli
    Wipro has secured a multiyear automotive engineering services contract from MARELLI, a company press release read on 8 September. Wipro will utilize the EngineeringNXT framework to establish a software engineering factory for MARELLI and improve its operational efficiency and develop technologies on...
    Kia to launch K5 in Canada with advanced connectivity and ADAS features
    Kia will launch the K5 in Canada in October 2020 with LX, EX and GT-Line trims, the automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The K5 comes with a newly styled infotainment display up to the instrument panel and a vertical wireless charging sleeve for phone charging. “Kia raised the bar ...
    Mitsubishi launches Outlander PHEV in Philippines with advanced connectivity and safety technologies
    Mitsubishi has launched the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Philippines with an 8-inch Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA) system and advanced safety systems, the automaker said in a press release on 5 September. The SDA is compatible with Android Auto and passengers can connect ...
    Startup Stradvision picks BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for ADAS in South Korea
    Stradvision will use BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles from South Korean automakers, the company said in a press release on 7 September. BlackBerry is set to license its QNX technology, including its QNX Software...
    JLR recalls 1,285 vehicles in US to update instrument cluster software
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will recall 1,285 vehicles in the United States to update instrument cluster software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall involves certain model year 2020 Range Rover Evoque non-plug-in h...
    08-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota upgrades Aygo’s audio solutions with five-speaker JBL audio system
    Toyota has unveiled the Aygo JBL Edition, it said in a press release on 4 September. The system has an amplifier with 100W per channel, with a total of 600W of sound power on tap. The set-up consists of two 25mm high-frequency tweeters on top of the instrument panel, two 150mm full-range speakers do...
    Ford to offer Remote Vehicle Setup for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced that customers of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) will be able to set destinations, find nearby charging stations, change cabin temperature settings and input commute schedules from their homes with the help of Remote Vehicle Setup, a company press release on 4 September ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s next-gen SYNC system uses machine learning to offer smart suggestions
    Ford has announced that the next-generation SYNC system will use machine learning to offer suggestions to drivers based on previous activities, a company press release read on 4 September. It will use conversational speech recognition, internet search results and machine learning intelligence to ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Joyson Electronics’ unit to supply solutions for NIO’s 5G-V2X platform
    Junlian Zhixing, a unit of Ningbo Joyson Electronic, will supply solutions to NIO's 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform, with the project worth about CNY660 million (USD96 million), CNTechPost reported on 1 September. The products will include 5G-TBOX and 5G-VBOX for V2X and will be available...
    Wipro partners with AWS Launchpad to unveil automotive connected services studio
    Indian software company Wipro has partnered with AWS Launchpad to unveil a new Connected Services Studio for automotive applications, the company said in a press release in August 2020. Wipro says the studio has more than 550 designers, full stack engineers, and data scientists with Telematics and I...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 September 2020
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    Ford collaborates with Metromile to offer connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance
    Ford has announced a collaboration with Metromile to provide connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance, a company press release read on 3 September. Vehicles with built-in connectivity can connect to Metromile which will then securely count miles driven directly from the vehicle’...
    Anhui province in mainland China opens 5G lane for testing autonomous vehicles
    A 5G-connected lane was opened in Anhui Province in mainland China to test autonomous cars, Xinhua news agency reported on 3 September. The test area in Baohe District of Hefei City is 4.4 kilometers long and will be open to both autonomous vehicles and ordinary vehicles. Significance: China...
    Mercedes-Benz unveils new S-Class with next-gen MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new S-Class model with a next-generation MBUX infotainment system, the German carmaker said in a press release on 2 September. It features displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology. The next-gen MBUX system is powered by the energy-efficient...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cyber security set to take center stage in vehicle development process
    The amount of data shared by a vehicle and its surrounding ecosystem is increasing at a rapid pace, thus presenting higher risks in automotive cyber security. It is no longer the automakers’ responsibility to solely handle cyber security but also that of third-party suppliers, such as Wejo and Oto...
    General Motors recalls 7,100 vehicles in US to update software in body control module
    General Motors is recalling approximately 7,100 vehicles in the United States to update software in body control module, according to a report by cars.com. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars. The recall is expected to begin 3 October. Significance:...
    03-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Synopsys, Elektrobit collaborate to develop EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software
    Synopsys, along with Elektrobit (EB), have announced availability of EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software for its ASIL-D compliant DesignWare ARC EM and ARC HS functional safety processor IP, a company press release on 1 September read. The DesignWare ARC functional safety processors simplifies safety...
    TomTom announces availability of ‘TomTom GO Navigation’ on all major app platforms
    TomTom has announced the availability of TomTom GO Navigation on all major app platforms, a company press release on 1 September read. It can be downloaded via the App Store, Google Play, and Huawei AppGallery. The TomTom GO Navigation app contains 3D maps stored on the driver’s phone and can b...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X electric SUV features touch-free NT Door system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi will feature NT Door system, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The feature will be part of the HiPhi X vehicle and will debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. The EV will also feature a Human Orient...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    VDA survery reveals most suppliers expect to return to pre-crisis levels starting in 2022
    Most auto parts suppliers in Germany expect to return to pre-crisis level starting in 2022, according to the findings of a survey of automotive suppliers by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, published on 25 August. “The political measures to support businesses are indeed taking ef...
    02-Sep-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    HAAS Alert integrates its Safety Cloud collision prevention platform with Cradlepoint's wireless routers
    HAAS Alert has announced the integration of its Safety Cloud collision prevention platform with Cradlepoint's NetCloud-powered wireless routers, a company press release read on 31 August. The combination will enable municipal fleet customers to activate their vehicles on Safety Cloud via their Cr...
    Baidu partners with Chinese city Guangzhou to develop intelligent transport network
    Mainland Chinese internet tech company Baidu has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the city of Guangzhou to jointly develop an intelligent transport network, China Daily reported on 29 August. According to the report, Baidu's unit Guangzhou Apollo Intelligent Transportation entered i...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 31 August 2020
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    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    Aptiv’s Connect Edge technology to roll out on more than 100,000 vehicles this year
    Aptiv, in a blogpost dated 20 August, has announced that Connect Edge technology will roll out on more than 100,000 vehicles in 2020. Connect Edge consists of a connected, high-speed data acquisition device, and the Aptiv Connect Edge software. The Installation can be done either in-plant or at a...
    GM launches OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management
    General Motors (GM) has consolidated its OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management business, the US automaker said in a press release on 25 August. OnStar Business Solutions combines four product offerings OnStar Safety Services, OnStar Vehicle Insights, API & Data Services, and Wi-Fi. ...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Porsche upgrades ROADS app in cooperation with startup ClimaCell
    Porsche has collaborated with ClimaCell for upgrading its ROADS app, the automaker said in a press release on 25 August. Using a traffic light system, the app will be able to inform users about the quality of air along the route they plan on taking. Additionally, users will be able to organize joint...
    Ford, Bosch, Bedrock partner for automated parking project in the US
    Ford, in partnership with automotive supplier Bosch and real-estate firm Bedrock, has launched a demonstration project for automated valet parking inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit, Michigan, the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 26 August. The project will demonstr...
    Meridian to supply audio solutions for HiPhi vehicles in China
    Human Horizons has announced that it will feature Meridian’s audio solutions for its all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi, a company press release on 25 August read. Meridian’s premium audio system will feature in the HiPhi X in mainland China. HiPhi is set for small volume production by the en...
    Startup Car IQ, Discover to jointly develop touchless payment platform for automotive fleets
    California-based startup Car IQ has entered a partnership with Discover to develop a payments platform for automotive fleets, a company press release on 25 August read. Vehicles connected to the platform will be able to pay for services through the Discover Global Network. The touchless machine paym...
    26-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Utah Department of Transportation launches five-year V2X program
    Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has launched a five-year program in partnership with Panasonic to test vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems on the state’s roads, Deseret News reported in July. UDOT and Panasonic to deploy 80 next-generation roadside radio units along some Utah highway c...
    Mazda’s CX-9 Sport to feature new 10.25-inch center display with latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface
    Mazda has announced that its MY 2021 CX-9 midsize SUV will come equipped with a new 10.25-inch large center display with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface, a company press release on 18 August read. The new infotainment is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The i-Activs...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    FAW Hongqi H9 sedan features Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, Level 2.5 driver assistance
    FAW has unveiled its new Hongqi H9 sedan with Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, the automaker said in a press release on 24 August. It also supports Level 2.5 driver assistance system. Along with a full LCD instrument cluster and a large center console screen, the Hongqi H9 contains a 12-inch...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Automakers urge US Federal Trade Commission to seek appeal against Qualcomm ruling
    Automakers have urged the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to appeal against a favorable court ruling for Qualcomm, Reuters reported on 25 August. Tesla, Ford, Honda, Daimler along with Intel and MediaTek are in support of the FTC. In 2017, FTC filed a complaint against Qualcomm in a federal dis...
    Mercedes-Benz launches easy-to-install Mercedes Me Adapter
    Mercedes-Benz has said that customers will be able to easily install its Mercedes me Adapter in their cars without needing to go to a service partner, a company press release read on 21 August read. “Our Mercedes me Adapter allows owners of numerous older Mercedes-Benz model series to enjoy the...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 August 2020
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    Lexus to launch MY2021 ES series with advanced multimedia connectivity
    Lexus has announced that the MY2021 ES series will feature advanced multimedia connectivity, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, a company press release on 20 August read. The Lexus multimedia system has an 8-inch screen on standard models and the Electro Mult...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Cyber-security startup SafeRide develops intrusion detection and prevention software for automotive Ethernet
    Cyber-security solutions startup SafeRide Technologies has released a new Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) to protect automotive Ethernet networks against cyber attacks, the company said in a press release on 19 August. The solution is integrated into the company’s vSentry Edge A...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Ford-led consortium trials data-driven predictive road safety tool in London
    Ford has announced that it is leading a consortium tasked with developing an innovative predictive road safety tool using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, the American carmaker said in a press release on 20 August. Ford Mobility is working with Oxfordshire County Cou...
    Ford's SYNC 4 system adopts new INRIX technology for parking spot, gas station
    Ford has announced that its infotainment system SYNC 4 will adopt INRIX’S services for parking and fuel, a company press release read on 20 August. INRIX’s solution will help Ford drivers find, compare, and navigate to available parking spaces and search for the lowest fuel prices and drive to t...
    Maruti Suzuki teams up with IIM Bangalore to incubate mobility startups
    Maruti Suzuki India Limited has partnered with Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), the startup hub and incubation center at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) incubate startups in the area of mobility, the automaker said in a press release on 20 Augus...
    Google integrates Google Calendar into Android Auto
    Google has announced various new updates for its Android Auto and Android Automotive products including the integration of a of Google Calendar into Android Auto through a new calendar app, Tech Crunch reported on 11 August. The new additions will benefit not only the users, but also developers. ...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    FAW Group picks Keysight’s connected car test solutions for in-vehicle and V2V communications
    Keysight Technologies has announced that FAW Group has picked its connected car test solutions for in-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications across Ethernet, eCall, cellular V2X (C-V2X), 4G, and 5G, a company press release read on 19 August. FAW chose Keysight’s solutions to valida...
    GM unveils technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China
    General Motors (GM) has unveiled its plans for the rollout of technologies in electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China, a company press release on 19 August read. At Tech Day in Shanghai, GM provided an outlook for its new global electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Ul...
    Indian auto component industry’s turnover in FY 2019/20 declines 11.7% y/y to USD49.2 billion
    The turnover of the Indian auto component industry declined 11.7% year-over-year (y/y) to INR 3.49 trillion (USD49.2 billion) in financial year ended 31 March 2020, according to a press release by the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) on 19 August. According to the asso...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review As OEMs continue to look for more ways to differentiate their brands from their competitors, the interior of the vehicle has become a main area of rese...
    19-Aug-2020 News Webinars
    Texas Instruments appoints Haviv Ilan as COO
    Texas Instruments has appointed Haviv Ilan as the COO and the EVP, the company said in a press release on 18 August. Ilan joined the company in 1999 and led Texas Instruments’ High-Performance Analog organization. He was also a VP of the Embedded Processing organization, leading the wirele...
    Nokia wins ruling against Daimler on mobile technology at Mannheim court
    Nokia won a ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler over mobile technology in cars, Bloomberg reported on 18 August. The court at Mannheim, Germany, ruled that Daimler violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents. Daimler said that it would appeal the decision. The court in Mannheim stated that Daim...
    SiriusXM, RapidSOS collaborate on swift transfer of vehicle crash data to 911 during emergency
    Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a provider of connected services to vehicle manufacturers, has collaborated with RapidSOS, firm that connects devices to emergency communications centers, according to a press release by Sirius XM on 18 August. The partnership will enable digital transmissi...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kia launches new Carnival minivan with advanced connectivity
    Kia has announced the launch of its new Carnival minivan with advanced connected car technologies and its latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system under a single piece of glass. In a press release dated 18 August, Kia said tha...
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    Qualcomm’s Q3 revenue slumps 49.2% y/y to USD4.89 billion
    Qualcomm’s third quarter revenue fell 49.2% year on year (y/y) to USD4.89 billion, the company said in a press release on 29 July. This was due to a one-off gain last year of USD4.7 billion resulting from settlement agreements with Apple and its contract manufacturers. Net income for the quarter c...
    University of Alabama to use ParkMobile’s services
    ParkMobile has announced the launch of its service on The University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa, United States, a 17 August press release read. Customers will be able to use ParkMobile app to pay for parking at over 350 spaces around the campus. “ParkMobile is a leader in technology-dr...
    Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform to include Amazon Web Services features
    Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that its Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) will utilize features from Amazon Web Services, a company press release on 17 August read. MSPF allows engineers develop, deploy, and manage the next generation of mobility services for driver and passenger safety, sec...
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    Panasonic’s Q1 net sales falls 26.4% y/y to USD12.95 billion
    Panasonic has reported a 26.4% year-on-year (y/y) fall in net sales at JPY1.39 trillion (USD12.95 billion) for the first quarter, a company press release read on 30 July. Net loss came in at JPY9.8 billion compared to a profit of JPY49.8 billion a year earlier. Sales in Panasonic’s Automotive s...
    Verizon, HERE Technologies to use hyper-precise HD mapping and RTK for vehicle and pedestrian safety
    Verizon has tied up with HERE Technologies under which the companies will develop next generation technologies for vehicle and pedestrian safety, a press release read on 13 August. The project will feature the use of hyper-precise high definition mapping and Real Time Kinematics ( RTK). “Moving...
    Porsche invests in connected car startup Aurora Labs
    Porsche Automobil Holding has acquired a minority stake in Israel-based startup Aurora Labs for USD2.5 million, the company said in a press release on 13 August. The venture capital arm of Porsche has already invested in two U.S-based 3-D printing specialists Markforged and Seurat Technologies an...
    Hyundai to upgrade Bluelink connected car services technology
    Hyundai has announced that it is upgrading its Bluelink connected car services technology with new features and user interface, a company press release read on 29 July. The i30 will be the first model to be equipped with the upgraded Bluelink. The upgraded Bluelink will include enhanced driving a...
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