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    INVESTMENT: Toyoda Gosei invests in IoT service provider Uhuru
    Toyoda Gosei Co has made an investment in Uhuru Corp, the company said in a press release on 8 April. Uhuru provides solutions using data in cloud computing and edge devices. The details of the investment were not disclosed. The collaboration will allow Toyoda Gosei to enhance value in products a...
    09-Apr-2020 News Investments
    Regulus Cyber collaborates with Harman for automotive cyber security
    Regulus Cyber has, on 6 April, announced a collaboration with Harman for a software-based cyber-security solution designed to protect GPS in automotive use cases. It will be part of Harman’s risk management solution to vehicle manufacturers and mobility companies called solution Harman Shield. ...
    Bean Tech selects Cerence ARK to build AI-powered assistant for Great Wall Motors 
    Cerence has announced that Bean Tech has selected Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) to build AI-powered automotive assistants for Great Wall Motors, a company press release on 8 April stated. Cerence ARK is an automotive solution that combines AI-powered voice assistant features such as wake-up...
    Synopsys develops 64-bit ARC processor IP for automotive control and infotainment
    Synopsys has developed new DesignWare ARC HS5x and HS6x processor IP families for high-performance embedded applications such as automotive control and infotainment, the company said in a press release on 7 April. The processors can be configured for real-time operations and contains an advanced ...
    08-Apr-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: NXP Semiconductors expects Q1 FY 2020 revenue to fall 3.5% y/y to USD2.02 billion
    NXP Semiconductors has further cut its first quarter for full year 2020 estimates, citing worse than anticipated impact from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release from 7 April read. The company expects the first quarter revenue to fall around 3.5% year on year (y/y) to...
    08-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    M&A: Infineon gets final regulatory approvals to acquire Cypress Semiconductor
    Infineon Technologies has announced it has received all necessary regulatory approvals for its acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corp, a company press release on 7 April showed. Infineon expects to close the transaction within five business days. The transaction will be funded through a combin...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lear publishes ‘Safe Work Playbook’ to address challenges related to resuming operations
    Lear has published ‘Safe Work Playbook’, an interactive guide on steps and best practices for health and safety procedures, cross-functional teamwork, operating disciplines, and training for employees in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press re...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    ‘Multi-Car Collision Avoidance’ project in UK aims to prevent motorway pileups
    The Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has initiated a new project to prevent motorway pileups, IoT Tech News reported on 27 March. The project, called Multi-Car Collision Avoidance (MuCCA), is led by a consortium including Applus Idiada, Cranfield University, We...
    Foresight Autonomous announces additional features to its C-V2X solution
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile has integrated additional features to its Eye-Net Protect cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) accident prevention solution. In a press release dated 6 April, Foresight said that the advanced features will...
    Denso, Tokyo Institute of Technology set up ‘Denso Mobility Collaborative Research Center’ 
    Denso Corp has announced that it has established the Denso Mobility Collaborative Research Center jointly with Tokyo Institute of Technology, a company press release on 1 April read. The research center will promote joint research with the support of Tokyo Tech’s open innovation platform from r...
    Transatel launches global automotive cellular connectivity platform
    Transatel has launched a global cellular connectivity platform specifically designed for the automotive sector, it said in a press release on 1 April. The IoV Connect is available in platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The platform has ‘MNO selection at network-level’ which means any addition, remo...
    06-Apr-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 6 April 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: SMMT urges UK government to introduce measures to support automotive suppliers
    The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) has requested that the UK government immediately introduce measures to supports auto parts suppliers whose business have been severely hit due to comprehensive production suspensions at their customers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, R...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Varroc extends temporary closure of all Indian factories until 14 April
    Varroc Engineering Limited has stated that it will extend the temporary closures of its production facilities in India until 14 April, according to a notice sent by the company to the Bombay Stock Exchange on 1 April. The shutdown is being extended due to the lockdown imposed by the government of In...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli extends European shutdown until 13 April
    Marelli has extended temporary suspension of production activities at majority of its plants in Europe until 13 April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release sent to IHS Markit on 3 April. According to the company, the extension is applicable to i...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker (updated on 6 April)
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    06-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Opel launches new app for EV charging services
    Opel has launched an app for charging services for electric vehicles (EVs), the automaker said in a press release on 2 April. The new Free2Move Services app allows finding charging stations and pay comfortably with invoice. For example, Opel Corsa-e or Grandland X plug-in hybrid drivers can book ...
    03-Apr-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nexteer produces protective masks and face shield headbands
    Nexteer Automotive has announced that it will be using its 3D printers in Michigan, United States, and Tychy, Poland, to make plastic protective masks and face shield headbands to help medical professionals fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release dated 1 Ap...
    02-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    BMW uses blockchain technology to drive greater transparency in supply chain
    BMW is using blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multistage international supply chains, a company press release on 31 March read. The BMW Group initiated the ‘PartChain’ project to ensure traceability of components at the push of ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: TomTom withdraws FY 2020 financial outlook
    TomTom has withdrawn its financial outlook for fiscal year 2020, stating that the economic impact currently due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could not be wholly assessed. In a press release dated 31 March, TomTom said that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has ...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Air Liquide, PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo set up task force for production of respirators
    Respirator maker Air Liquids has teamed up with auto parts manufacturer Valeo, automaker PSA, and electrical equipment company Schneider Electric, to produce some 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May, to help coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, Val...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    DEKRA picks Keysight's end-to-end test solutions to certify 5G (NR) and V2X devices
    Keysight Technologies, has announced that DEKRA has selected its end-to-end test solutions to certify 5G new radio (NR) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) devices, a company press release on 24 March read. Certain DEKRA labs will use Keysight’s suite of 5G network emulation solutions to support co...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Stoneridge withdraws FY 2020 financial guidance
    Stoneridge has withdrawn its full year 2020 financial guidance due to uncertainty over demand created by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 30 March. In 2019, 41% of sales were to automotive customers, 33% to commercial vehicle customers, 18% ...
    31-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Indian automotive suppliers’ association ACMA seeks government relief
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ACMA) has sought relief measures for the local auto component industry to withstand the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the association said in a press release on 27 March. According to the association, which has...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 March 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Faurecia closes large number of European facilities
    Faurecia has announced temporary closures of a “large number of its production sites” in Europe as well as in North and South America, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 27 March 2020. “We are going through an u...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    MERA, Mocana, Osaka NDS join Automotive Grade Linux
    Automotive Grade Linux has announced that MERA, Mocana, and Osaka NDS has joined the consortium, a press release dated 27 March read. MERA is a software development company using open source software in industries like ICT, Industrial internet of things (IoT), Automotive, and FinTech. “...
    Savari collaborates with MobiledgeX to enable enhanced C-V2X use cases for automotive OEMs
    Savari has announced a partnership with MobiledgeX to develop enhanced cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) use cases for automotive OEMs, fleet management, and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) partners, a company press release dated 26 March showed. The partnership will enable Savari’s emergency...
    COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Automotive Suppliers - IHS Markit Survey
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    29-Mar-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli temporarily suspends operations at several North American facility
    Marelli has announced a temporary suspension of production at several of its North American facilities in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is resulting in lower demand and supply chain bottlenecks, according to a company press release on 23 Marc...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Aptiv to draw USD1.4 billion on revolving credit facility
    Aptiv has announced several measures to enhance its financial flexibility and liquidity amid uncertainty due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 23 March. The company has decided to draw down all the remaining amount, approximately US...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Minda Industries suspends production in many Indian states
    Minda Industries has decided to suspend the manufacturing operations in Northern India, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra till further notice, the company said in a press release on 22 March. Following government directives and OEMs announcing production closure due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-1...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 March 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: ZF suspends operations in Europe, North America
    Major German auto parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen announced that the company is suspending many operations in Europe and North America over the coming days due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a statement from Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso announces partial shutdown of North American facilities
    Denso has announced a partial shutdown at its North American facilities in a bid to adjust to customer production changes and prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The company said many of its North American faci...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch suspends production at German plants
    Bosch has announced suspension of production at its German locations due to a reduction in customer demand as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Germany-based supplier said in a press release on 20 March. The company informed that starting 25 March, it will drastically...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli to temporarily halt manufacturing at majority of European plants
    Marelli has decided to temporarily suspend operations at the majority of its production facilities in Europe for the next week in response to the sharp increase in infection and deaths due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 19 March. “I...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Goodix announces commercialization of automotive fingerprint authentication solution
    Goodix’s has announced the commercialization of its fingerprint authentication solution for automobile, a company press release on 18 March showed. Lynk & Co will showcase various high-tech Goodix designs on its all-new coupe SUV. The automotive fingerprint authentication solution enables s...
    Changan’s UNI-T features AI-chip intelligent vehicle system, Level 3 autonomous driving system
    Changan Automobile has said that its recently launched UNI-T SUV model comes with an AI-chip intelligent vehicle system and the L3 autonomous driving system, a press release dated 18 March read. The screen is coupled with the fatigue and facial recognition system for the driver, which allows precise...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches Elantra with advanced connectivity features
    Hyundai has launched its Elantra model with enhanced connectivity features, which include keyless entry and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 18 March. The new Elantra has two 10.25-inch screens with the cluster’s utility, driver assi...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    China’s NDRC sets a more realistic timeline for development of intelligent vehicles
    Around two years ago, China’s National Development and Reform Corporation (NDRC) had released a draft on ‘Intelligent Vehicle Innovation and Development Strategy’ (draft strategy) to seek public opinion. The draft strategy aimed at intelligent vehicles, also referred to as intelligent and conn...
    BMW confirms Android Auto with OTA updates for Australia by second half of year
    BMW has said that a full wireless version of the smartphone mirroring function with over-the-air updates (OTA) will be available in Australia by the second half of this year, Carsguide reported on 14 March, quoting BMW Australia product planning executive, Prabs Datar. “Any [BMW] already on the...
    FCA picks Cerence Drive for voice recognition in Uconnect 5 platform
    Cerence has announced that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has selected voice recognition–technology Cerence Drive for the new Uconnect 5 global platform, the company said in a press release on 17 March. Customers can access Uconnect 5 by a voice command that corresponds to the brand like “He...
    Faurecia joins eSync Alliance to standardize OTA updates and data gathering
    Faurecia has joined the eSync Alliance, the company said in a press release on 17 March. The alliance seeks to standardize the over-the-air (OTA) updates build on the connected car data services ecosystem. Faurecia's vision for the Cockpit of the Future is to provide a more versatile, predictive, an...
    SEAT launches its first fully connected car Leon
    SEAT has launched the all-new Leon, its first fully connected car, the company said in a press release on 16 March. Its new voice recognition allows users to interact with the infotainment system using natural commands by saying “Hola” twice. The Full Link system allows customers to conn...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops ‘Smart Gateway Platform’ for automotive gateway, domain controller applications
    STMicroelectronics has unveiled the Smart Gateway Platform (SGP) for prototyping automotive smart-gateway and domain-controller applications, the company said in a press release on 16 March. The modular Smart-Gateway Platform is built on gigabit Ethernet communication between Telemaco3P microproc...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    u-blox’s FY 2019 sales drops 2.1% y/y to USD396.6 million
    Switzerland-based wireless and positioning technologies specialist u-blox has a drop of 2.1% year on year (y/y) in revenues to CHF385.1 million (USD396.6 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 13 March. EBIT (adjusted) amounted to CHF43.1 million...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 March 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Auto suppliers in Hubei province resuming production in orderly manner, says minister
    According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 13 March, the vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, Xin Guobin, has stated that automotive components and parts manufacturers based in the Hubei province are resuming manufacturing operations in an orderly...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Mercedes-Benz to offer new options in MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz is offering new options in its MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, according to a company press release on 13 March 2020. Passengers can now get snow reports, horoscope, or puzzles with the keyword "Hey Mercedes." Passengers now have access to four new entert...
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ESCRYPT, NTT form partnership on automotive cybersecurity
    Automotive security specialist ESCRYPT is partnering with the Security division of NTT Ltd. for automotive cybersecurity solutions, ESCRYPT announced in a press release on 11 March 2020. The two companies will offer joint solutions specially designed to enable the cyber resilience of vehicle fleets....
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Disruption in auto parts import from China to affect vehicle production in India, says industry association
    According to a press statement issued by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on 11 March, Rajan Wadhera, the president of SIAM, stated that automotive manufacturers in India import roughly 10 percent of the raw materials that are required for manufacturing processes from China. ...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Argus, NXP develop new solution for automotive Ethernet networks
    Argus Cyber Security and chip maker NXP Semiconductors have announced a new integrated solution that allows automakers to protect Ethernet network communications based on the NXP S32G vehicle processor, Argus said in a press release on 12 March 2020. The joint solution consists of Argus's Etherne...
    13-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Geely selects Cerence ARK to build AI-powered automotive assistant
    Chinese automaker Geely has selected Cerence’s AI Reference Kit (ARK) to build artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automotive assistants, Cerence said in a press release on 12 March 2020. Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) subsidiary will use Cerence’s new Cerence ARK platform to bu...
    Suppliers to the new BMW 8 Series
    The second generation BMW 8 Series is assembled at BMW's facility in Chengalpattu, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation BMW 8 Series from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 51 units. If you would like your company included in t...
    Qualcomm says multiple products with 9150 C-V2X platform gets European RED certification
    Qualcomm has received a big boost to produce C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) products in Europe after getting certification from the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED), a company press release on 10 March revealed. The company said that its multiple C-V2X products from leading automo...
    NXP announces new automotive digital key solution
    NXP Semiconductors has developed a new automotive digital key solution that allows smartphones and key fobs to communicate, store, authenticate, and share digital keys with vehicles in a secured manner, the Dutch company said on 10 March. It enables new and convenient features like key sharing, mult...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ThunderSoft, GAC R&D center to jointly develop intelligent connected vehicle platform
    ThunderSoft have announced a partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group Automotive Engineering Institute to establish a joint innovation center for intelligent vehicle software (GAC R&D Center), the company said in a press release on 4 March. The companies will jointly develop an Intellige...
    M&A: Accenture to acquire automotive embedded software developer ESR Labs
    Accenture has agreed to acquire ESR Labs, a Germany-based company that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers, Accenture said in a press release on 10 March. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The completion of the acquisition is subject to customary clos...
    Cerence launches new service to help automakers deliver enhanced in-vehicle user experience
    Cerence has launched ‘Cerence UX Services’, encompassing a new suite of evaluation and validation services that provide a deep analysis and understanding of the in-car user experience (UX) and driver satisfaction to automakers, the company said in a press release on 10 March. Cerence UX Services...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    HERE Technologies collaborates with TrianGraphics to showcase 3D modelling of road networks
    TrainGraphics is using HERE's HD Live Map to enhance the rode module of its 3D Terrain Generator Train3DBuilder, the Netherlands-based mapping and location services provider said in a press release last week. HERE Technologies' HD Live Map is a cloud-based service that supports connected advanc...
    10-Mar-2020 News New Products
    TRI-AD completes proof of concepts on HD map building for surface roads
    Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has announced that it has successfully completed proof of concepts, showing high-definition map building for surface roads with relative accuracy of less than 50 centimeters, a company press release on 10 March showed. TRI-AD verified that b...
    Real-Time Innovations joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium
    Real Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), the US-based company specializing in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity said in a press release last week. As a member of AVCC, the company brings on board its expertise in autonomy. RTI has coll...
    COVID-19 outbreak: IHS Markit expects supply chain issues to improve in China from end March
    Extended closures of automotive suppliers’ facilities in mainland China, which have taken place since the Lunar New Year annual holidays in the second half of January to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have severely affected the global supply chain. Some ci...
    10-Mar-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Mercedes-Benz recalls around 2,100 vehicles in US to update instrument cluster software
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling around 2,100 vehicles in the US to update instrument cluster software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website. The recall certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mercedes-AMG CLA sedans; MY 2020–21 M...
    10-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches new CRETA SUV in India with over 50 advanced connectivity features
    Hyundai has launched its all new CRETA SUV in India with more than 50 advanced connectivity features. It will feature Hyundai’s Blue Link Advanced Connectivity Solutions, the press release dated 4 March showed. “All New CRETA will feature Blue Link Connectivity, bringing in ‘Hello Blue Link...
    09-Mar-2020 News New Products
    INVESTMENT: Geely forays into satellite production to facilitate highly autonomous and connected driving
    Geely Holdings Group has started construction of an intelligent satellite production and testing center in Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, the Chinese automotive group said in a press release last week. The new facility, to be operated under Geely Technology Group, will include a modular sat...
    09-Mar-2020 News Investments
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 March 2020
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    EMG collaborates with Continental for connected car services
    eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co (EMG) has entered into a strategic partnership with Continental’s unit Continental Holding (China) to promote cooperation in China's smart city, smart mobility, and connected vehicle services, a company press release on 5 March read. EMG will provide map data (i...
    NXP Semiconductors appoints Kurt Sievers as president and CEO
    NXP Semiconductors has appointed Kurt Sievers as president and chief executive officer (CEO), says a company press release on 5 March. Sievers will replace Richard Clemmer, who has been NXP’s CEO since 2009. Clemmer will continue to be a strategic advisor. Sievers joined NXP in 1995 and he...
    Cerence signs USD125 million contract for voice and AI-based automotive assistants
    Cerence has signed a global contract worth USD125 million with a large European car manufacturer, the company said in a press release on 4 March. The contract is for voice and AI-based (artificial intelligence) automotive assistants. “This is a tremendous milestone for Cerence and fur...
    Winbond, Karamba produce secure flash memory chips for automotive ECUs
    Winbond Electronics has teamed up with Karamba Security to develop secure flash memory chips with integrated runtime integrity for automotive ECUs, the company said in a press release on 4 March. It is based on Winbond TrustME New W77Q Secure Flash memory and Karamba’s XGuard embedded security sof...
    Zuora, Kia collaborate for connected car subscription services
    Kia Motors America has collaborated with Zuora in which the automaker has leveraged Zuora platform to launch and scale its UVO Link subscription service, a company press release on 3 March showed. Kia designed and developed the framework to support its subscription service with the Zuora platform...
    Mercedes-Benz new E-Class features next-generation driving assistance systems
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that its new E-Class Saloon and Estate has been given comprehensive updates including the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment, a company press release on 3 March showed. The new E-Class comes with Active Brake Assist as standard and some ...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Audi unveils the A3 Sportback with latest third generation modular infotainment platform
    Audi has announced that its latest A3 Sportback will come equipped with a new third-generation modular infotainment platform, a company press release on 3 March showed. With a higher computing power, it performs all tasks relating to connectivity, including telephony and the Audi connect services wi...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 impact: NXP Semiconductors lowers expectation for total revenue in Q1 2020
    NXP Semiconductors has cut its revenue forecast for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Dutch company said on 1 March. NXP Semiconductors currently expect the revenue in the first quarter to be impacted in the range of USD50 million to U...
    03-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Automotive cyber security solutions firm Guardknox opens new subsidiary in US
    GuardKnox has opened a new subsidiary in Detroit called GuardKnox USA, the Israel-based cyber security firm said in a press release on 25 February. The subsidiary will facilitate the company’s reach in the US market by building strategic partnerships and initiating new businesses. It is presently ...
    Pioneer appoints Atsushi Kitamura as CFO
    Pioneer has announced that Atsushi Kitamura would be appointed a senior executive officer and will take over the responsibilities of the chief financial officer, a company press release from February showed. Kitamura began his career with Procter & Gamble Japan in 1995 before moving to TNT Ex...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 02 March 2020
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    COVID-19 outbreak: Geneva International Motor Show is cancelled
    The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to be held from 5–15 March 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland, has been canceled due to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland. In a press release issued on 28 February, the organizers of the eve...
    02-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Rhapsody International’s Powered by Napster platform to be integrated with BMW Music streaming service
    Rhapsody International has announced that its Powered by Napster will be integrated with the new BMW Music streaming service, a company press release on 27 February stated. BMW Music will bring its on-demand music and audio service to owners in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands,...
    28-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis enters windshield HUD market
    Hyundai Mobis has entered into windshield head-up display (HUD) market, the South Korean supplier said in a press release on 27 February. The first 12-inch windshield HUD mass-produced by Hyundai Mobis provides various information required for driving such as driving routes linked with navigation, r...
    28-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Stoneridge’s FY 2019 net income up 12% y/y to USD60.3 million
    Stoneridge’s net income grew 12% year over year (y/y) to USD60.3 million in the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, the US-based automotive electrical and electronics supplier said in a press release on 26 February. Net sales for the year declined 3.6% y/y to USD834.3 billion, while operating inco...
    Oxbotica, Cisco collaborate to solve AV data challenge with OpenRoaming platform
    Oxbotica has announced a collaboration with Cisco to demonstrate how OpenRoaming platform can guarantee secure sharing of high-volume data by connected and autonomous vehicles (AV) while on the move, a company press release on 27 February showed. The collaboration will allow Oxbotica customers to...
    Mediatek partners with BGM Electronic Services, ArcherMind to develop IoT products
    MediaTek has announced a collaboration with BGM Electronic Services and ArcherMind to expand its ecosystem and drive innovation across IoT and automotive applications, a company press release on 25 February showed. MediaTek’s IoT platforms will be used as a silicon foundation of emerging intell...
    Hyundai’s i30 to get Blue Link connectivity technology
    Hyundai has announced that its soon-to-be launched new i30 model will be equipped with Blue Link connectivity technology for the first time, a press release by the South Korean automaker on 26 February showed. The car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020. The i30 will feature a...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Porsche Ventures among companies to invest USD14.5 million in software company DSP Concepts
    Porsche Ventures has said that US-based software start up DSP Concepts raised a Series B investment worth USD14.5 million, a company press release showed. Taiwania Capital led the financing round and apart from Porsche Ventures, BMW iVentures, Innovation Growth Ventures/Sony Innovation Fund, MediaTe...
    27-Feb-2020 News Investments
    Monetizing car data: The industry perspective
    The automotive industry is going through a real revolution where incredible opportunities are created for all the stakeholders, and consumers are reaping benefits of this digital transformation journey. As more vehicles get connected with other devices and infrastructure, data becomes a crucial poin...
    Green Hills, Tata Elxsi join forces to deliver highly integrated cockpit solutions
    Green Hills Software and Tata Elxsi have formed a partnership to deliver the next generation of software-driven, highly integrated automotive cockpit solutions, the two companies said in a joint press release on 25 February. Green Hills and Tata Elxsi are showcasing the first result of their collabo...
    26-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Malaysia launches National Automotive Policy 2020
    Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad officially launched the country’s new National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) on February 21 at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (MITI) office in Kuala Lumpur, malaysian-based newspaper The Star reported. The new policy, an enhanc...
    Renault unveils all-electric Twingo Z.E. with 22 kWh battery
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric Twingo Z.E., according to a company release on 24 February. It contains a 22 kWh battery with lithium ion cells developed in collaboration with LG Chem. The Twingo Z.E. has an operating range of around 250 km per charge in cities. The EV features a ...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    General Motors launches Chevrolet Menlo EV in China 
    General Motors has launched the Chevrolet Menlo electric vehicle (EV) in China, the automaker said in a press release on 20 February. It uses GM’s battery technology and a new-generation pure electric drive system, generating 110 kW of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque, with electricit...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Upstream Security joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association to enhance automotive cyber security
    Israel-based automotive cybersecurity firm Upstream Security has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, a company press release on 24 February showed. Upstream Security also integrated its Upstream C4 platform with Microsoft Azure Sentinel, enabling detection, investigation, and solu...
    HERE Technologies, Cerence collaborate to deliver personalized in-car experience
    Mapping and location service provider HERE Technologies has partnered with Cerence to deliver personalized in-car experience, the two companies said in a press release on 24 February. As part of the collaboration, HERE’s location intelligence service will be integrated with Cerence’s Drive portf...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
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    Audi partners with Ericsson for 5G-based pilot project
    Audi has partnered with Ericsson to work on a new 5G-based pilot project in human-robot interaction, the German carmaker said on 18 February. One of the first instances to be displayed will be an automation application connected via 5G, with a focus on personal safety. The companies will be showi...
    General Motors updates mobile app to make EV charging easier for customers
    General Motors (GM) is making enhancements to its ‘Energy Assist,’ which is a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt electric vehicle (EV) owners, according to a company press release on 20 February. The enhancements to Energy Assist include dynamic data integration, S...
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    Visteon’s FY2019 net income drops by more than half y/y to USD70 million
    Visteon has reported a 57% year-over-year (y/y) decline in net income to USD70 million in the financial year ended 31 December 2019, the company said in a press release on 20 February. Sales declined marginally, by 1.3% y/y, to USD2.98 billion, primarily due to lower vehicle production volumes and t...
    Mobile security firm Trustonic joins Car Connectivity Consortium
    Mobile security company Trustonic has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a company press release dated 18 February showed. Trustonic will work toward the development of digital key specification. “Connected car innovations like digital keys are hugely exciting. They deliver conv...
    u-blox develops multiradio modules featuring Wi‑Fi 6 for vehicles
    u‑blox has developed multiradio modules featuring Wi‑Fi 6 with 2 × 2 MIMO and dual‑mode Bluetooth 5.1, a company press release on 20 February showed. The JODY‑W3 is designed for wireless high-speed connections that are required in the vehicle. Its support spans from ultra‑HD video info...
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