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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Vishay develops new ambient light sensor
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new AEC-Q100 qualified ambient light sensor for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 20 October. The semiconductors VEML6031X00 features a highly sensitive photodiode, low noise amplifier in a compact 2.67 mm by 2.45 mm surface-mount package. ...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    2021 CIDEE: Great Wall Motors showcases intelligent driving solutions
    Great Wall Motors has showcased multiple models and intelligent products at the 2021 China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in September, according to an official press release on 20 October. It showcased Alcolock technology which monitors a driver's alcohol concentration through the u...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Geotab partners with GM for telematics services in Canada
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors in Canada, it said in a press release on 20 October. The solution allows Canadian customers manage entire fleet in one platform without additional hardware installation. Data from compatible model year (MY) 201...
    Mainland Chinese firm Qihoo 360 Technology to invest USD451 million in Hozon Auto
    Mainland Chinese internet security company Qihoo 360 Technology has announced plans to invest CNY2.9 billion (USD451 million) in Hozon Auto, Pandaily reported on 19 October. This will make Qihoo 360 making it the second-largest shareholder (around 16%) in NETO Auto, a brand under Hozon. Qihoo’s in...
    20-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Wejo to provide real-time data to Microsoft Mapping Services
    Wejo has expanded the scope of its collaboration with Microsoft, it said in a press release on 19 October. The partnership will help integrate its real-time mapping and traffic data with Microsoft mapping services to deliver enhanced accuracy, safety, and efficiency to its location services. Wejo’...
    Volvo introduces new Range Assistant app via OTA update
    Volvo has unveiled a new Range Assistant app for its XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV) customers, the carmaker said in a press release on 19 October. The new Range Assistant in-car app has been released in a beta version as part of the latest over-the-air (OTA) software update for cars with an inf...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    KIA rebrands in-vehicle and app telematics system to KIA CONNECT
    Kia has re-named its in-car and app-based telematics system UVO Connect to Kia Connect, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Kia Connect has a series of features to enhance vehicle connectivity, functionality, and user control. Kia Connect will be initially rolled out across Europe...
    STMicroelectronics, Sierra Wireless team up to accelerate IoT solutions deployment
    According to official press release dated 14th October, STMicroelectronics and Sierra Wireless announced an agreement that will enable the STM32 microcontroller (MCU) user community to leverage flexible cellular IoT connectivity and edge-to-cloud solutions from Sierra Wireless. “This collaborat...
    TomTom’s Q3 revenue drops 14% y/y to USD147.5 million
    TomTom has reported a 14% year-on-year (y/y) decrease in revenue at EUR127.5 million (USD147.5 million) for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, a company filing on 14 October read. Net loss narrowed to EUR20.8 million from EUR67 million. EBITDA margin for the quarter came in at -4% compared with 3% la...
    Great Wall Motors launches updated Coffee Intelligence 2.0
    Great Wall Motors, in a press release dated 15 October, announced that it had recently launched an updated GWM Coffee Intelligence 2.0. The solution introduced a new electronic and electrical architecture and intelligent drive-by-wire chassis while improving smart cockpits, smart driving, and smart ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ITS World Congress 2021: 5GAA updates on latest C-V2X developments
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) spoke about latest developments related to cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) at the ITS World Congress 2021 at Hamburg, Germany. In a press release dated 14 October, 5GAA said 5G-powered vehicles are expected to hit European market this year and the increase...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 October 2021
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    Aurora reveals details of its product offering : Subscription Services, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect
    Aurora revealed the first details of its product offerings, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, in a press release published on Business Wire on 13 October. When Aurora launches its trucking business in late 2023, followed by its ride-hailing business a year later, carriers, fleets, and ride-hailing ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    SEA-NI V2X Bench Tester and the SEA-NI V2X Sniffer gets OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment certification
    NI and S.E.A. have jointly announced that SEA-NI V2X Bench Tester and the SEA-NI V2X Sniffer have received OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment (OQTE) certification, according to a press release on 12 October. The products become the first modular bench test solution for cellular vehicle-to-everything (...
    HERE partners with Bridgestone for safe mobility
    HERE Technologies has announced a partnership with Bridgestone under which Bridgestone’s Mobility Solutions Unit’s anonymized connected vehicle data will be made available on the HERE Marketplace, according to a company press release on 13 October. Bridgestone Mobility Solutions is available ...
    Fujitsu ties up with Trend Micro Collaborate to offer security solution for connected cars
    Fujitsu has partnered with Trend Micro to provide OEMs with connected car security measures, according to a company press release on 13 October. Fujitsu will provide a security countermeasure solution for connected cars, the Vehicle-Security Operation Center (V-SOC) service, and Trend Micro Cloud On...
    Garmin develops new portable car GPS navigators
    Garmin has launched the Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76, and 86 series of portable car GPS navigators, it said in a press release on 13 October. The Garmin DriveSmart series features 6-, 7-, or 8-inch high-definition displays. The 8-inch display can be fit in both landscape and portrait mode. The navigator...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI introduces wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility with MY2022 Q60 model
    INFINITI has announced that the model year (MY) 2022 INFINITI Q60 coupe will feature wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility across all grades, according to a press statement on 28 September. MY 2022 Q60 is equipped with a high-resolution INFINITI InTouch dual touchscreen display and INFINITI InTouch S...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ITS World Congress: Cohda, NXP, and Spectrum FiftyNine showcases V2P proximity detection solution
    Cohda Wireless has partnered with NXP Semiconductors and Spectrum FiftyNine to showcase a Vehicle-To-Pedestrian (V2P) proximity detection solution at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Germany, a company press filing on 12 October showed. It features a wearable electronic tag, which can be used i...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Mitsubishi releases myQ Connected Garage for Outlander and Eclipse Cross vehicles through Apple CarPlay
    Mitsubishi has announced that its Outlander and Eclipse Cross drivers with the My Mitsubishi Connect app and a myQ Connected Garage can now use garage control from their in-vehicle touch screen using Apple CarPlay, according to a company press release on 11 October. It is available in select model&n...
    HERE unveils its new advanced real-time traffic service
    HERE Technologies has launched new HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic service, it said in a press release on 11 October. It features a new lane-level information and expanding inner-city coverage. HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic provides accurate speeds on lanes with congestion at intersections, and di...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Forte sedan with a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display
    Kia has launched its model year (MY) 2022 Forte sedan with multiple enhancements like a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, an expanded suite of new and an upgraded Drive Wise advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, it said in a press release on 11 October. The sedan features...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    BMW issues new remote software upgrade for around 2 million vehicles globally
    BMW Group has announced remote software upgrade for around two million vehicles worldwide, it said in a press release on 11 October. The company’s most extensive Remote Software Upgrade campaign yet will begin with the rollout of the latest version of BMW Operating System 7. The rollout will begin...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Aptiv expects FY 2021 sales in the range of USD15.1 billion to USD15.5 billion
    Aptiv has revised its financials for the full year, it said in a press release on 11 October. Aptiv says its full year 2021 sales has been revised in the range of USD15.1 to USD15.5 billion, versus a previous range of USD16.1 to USD16.4 billion. Adjusted operating income margins are expected to be i...
    Infineon launches SLS37 V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies announced the SLS37 vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware security module (HSM), a plug-and-play security solution for vehicle-to-everything communication, in an official press release dated 11 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is built around a highly secure, tamper-resistant micro...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Apple developing technology to allow users control many vehicle interior features through iPhone
    Apple is developing technology that will allow users to control more features in vehicle interiors, including climate-control system and seat adjustments,  through iPhone, Bloomberg reported on 7 October citing “people with knowledge of the effort”. The project, called “IronHeart” inter...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup Sheeva.AI inks deals to expand its connected vehicle technology, open API platform
    Sheeva.AI has closed an investment round led by Hagiwara Electronics and the Aggarwal Family of the Sterling Group, it said in a press release on 5 October. The investment will help increase the adoption of its connected vehicle technology and Open API platform for automation of location-based servi...
    11-Oct-2021 News Investments
    AutoTechInsight Weekly –11 October 2021
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    ParkMobile partners with Leavenworth city for contactless parking payments
    ParkMobile has announced a partnership with the city of Leavenworth, US, under which it will offer a real-time view of space availability and 325 on-street and 350 off-street zone parking spaces for payment in the city, according to a company press release on 8 October. “We love introducing Par...
    AUTOCRYPT to present V2X security solution at ITS World Congress 2021
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 8 October, AUTOCRYPT, a leading mobility security solutions provider, has announced its participation in the ITS World Congress 2021 event, which will be held from 11 to 15 October 2021. The ITS World Congress is one of the largest events focu...
    Movandi successfully tests 5G mmWave in vehicle
    Movandi has announced test drive results showing success of its 5G mmWave in a moving vehicle using a combination of Movandi BeamXR powered smart repeater with Movandi BeamX cloud software control, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), according to a 7 October press release. The test sh...
    Startup BreezoMeter to offer intelligence for better in-cabin air quality in Volvo Cars
    BreezoMeter has partnered with Volvo Cars to offer car passengers protection from outdoor pollution through real-time updates about their exposure to hazardous air quality, the startup said in a press release on 7 October. The company delivers micro-local environmental intelligence (within 5 m of th...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lexus unveils NX models with all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system
    Lexus has unveiled its model year (MY) 2022 NX models with the all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system, it said in a press release on 7 October. It comes with a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen with a new Human Machine Interface (HMI). An optional 14-inch touchscreen includes a three-year trial for D...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Brandmotion partners with DENSO, Services Americas to equip vehicles with V2X technology
    Brandmotion has announced a collaboration with DENSO Products and Services Americas to offer a one stop service for equipping vehicles with advanced vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, the company said in a press release on 7 October. “We are committed to supporting USDOT's national focus o...
    Infineon develops new V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies has developed the SLS37 V2X hardware security module security solution for vehicle to everything communication (V2X), it said in a press release on 4 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is based on a tamper resistant microcontroller for security needs in V2X applications within telemati...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Peachtree Corners and T-Mobile 5G to launch autonomous shuttle fleet service leveraging C-V2X
    Peachtree Corners has partnered with T-Mobile 5G to launch a new fleet of autonomous shuttles, called Piloting Autonomous Use Locally (PAUL), it said in a press release on 6 October. The service will be implemented by Beep and will operate along Technology Parkway and include stops at popular d...
    General Motors targets EV revenue to grow to USD90 billion per annum by 2030
    Disclosing its strategic growth plans through 2030 on its investor day on 6 October, General Motors’ top leadership said that the company is targeting to grow its projected electric vehicle (EV) revenues from about USD10 million in 2023 to about USD90 million per annum by 2030. GM said it is betti...
    NXP and partners test Advanced V2X scenarios for collision-free driving
    According to a press release published on GlobeNewswire on September 6th, NXP will demonstrate new safety scenarios enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communication (Vehicle-to-X or V2X) at this year's ITS World Congress in Hamburg. NXP will collaborate with partners such as premium manufacturer Riese...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup Otonomo acquires Neura for AI-powered mobility intelligence
    According to a press release published on the GlobeNewswire on 5 September, Otonomo Technologies has acquired Neura, Inc. (Neura), a leader in AI-powered Mobility Intelligence. Otonomo purchased all of Neura's outstanding equity interests. Otonomo anticipates that this acquisition will accelerate Ot...
    GENIVI Alliance renames to Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance, updates on projects
    The GENIVI Alliance has announced that it has been rebranded to the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA), according to a press release on 5 October. The new brand signifies technical focus to connected vehicle systems including in-vehicle, on-edge and in-cloud services, interfaces, and data e...
    MiX Telematics partners with Ford Pro Intelligence in North America
    MiX Telematics has announced a collaboration with Ford Pro Intelligence to provide its North America customers with richer data sets, it said in a press release on 5 October. The partnership could potentially eliminate the need for the installation of aftermarket hardware in vehicles. The collabo...
    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    ParkMobile partners with Arcata, California for contactless parking
    ParkMobile has announced that it will expand its services to the City of Arcata in California, according to a 4 October press release. Through the partnership, ParkMobile is now offered for metered parking spaces. A user can enter the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, select th...
    ZF to increase stake in software company doubleSlash
    ZF has announced that it will increase its stake in software company doubleSlash from 40% to 51%, according to 1 October press release. doubleSlash will continue to operate independently on the market and develop software products and services for connected mobility. “Over the past five years o...
    Harman gets third Android Auto Projection certification in Poland
    Harman International has announced that its site in Lodz, Poland, has been approved as a third-party laboratory (3PL) for Android Auto Projection (AAP) certifications, according to a press release on 4 October. This will enable the Samsung unit to certify head-units developed by its OEM customers, s...
    Genesis premieres GV60 with Face Connect, Digital Key 2
    Genesis has premiered the GV60 with advanced UI/UX technologies, a company press release dated 30 September showed. Face Connect, Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) software update, and Digital Key 2 are among the key features offered. Face Connect enables the vehicle to recogn...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 4 October 2021
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    ACO Tech unveils in-vehicle infotainment OS ATLAS
    ACO Tech has unveiled ATLAS in-vehicle infotainment operating system, according to its press release on 30 September. ATLAS, which stands for ACO Tech Local Automotive Services, is also supported by a complimentary mobile application called ATLAS Auto. ACO Tech has invested over CNY30 million (USD7....
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    INTEGRITY to deliver SCMS V2X certificates to DSRC and C-V2X RSUs and OBUs in Macomb County, US  
    INTEGRITY Security Services has announced on 28 September that its Security Credential Management Service (SCMS) has been picked to deliver SCMS V2X certificates to DSRC and C-V2X Road Side Units (RSUs) and On-Board Units (OBUs) throughout Macomb County in the United States. The ISS SCMS issues IEEE...
    Continental restructures business verticals, calls it market-oriented realignment
    German automotive component manufacturer Continental AG announced on 30 September that its Supervisory Board has approved the Group’s restructuring with a focus on market developments and customer requirements. “The Executive Board decided on the organizational changes in September 2021 in vi...
    General Motors unveils end-to-end automotive software platform Ultifi
    General Motors has launched Ultifi, an end-to-end automotive customer-centric software platform, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Ultifi will use over-the-air (OTA) updates to offer software-defined features, apps and services to customers. Ultifi’s functionality builds up...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    5GAA’s event discuss digitalization of road transport in Europe
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) hosted the 5G: Connected Mobility in the Digital Age with European Union (EU) representatives, and the connected automotive ecosystem to discuss the challenges and opportunities due to digitalization of road transport in Europe.  In a press release dated ...
    NIO picks Keysight to verify 5G and C-V2X connectivity in EVs
    Keysight Technologies has announced that NIO has selected its solutions to verify 5G and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) connectivity, according to a company press release on 29 September. NIO has picked Keysight’s solutions to advance development of premium electric vehicles (EVs) primaril...
    HARMAN Ignite Store adds ACCESS Twine for car solution
    ACCESS Europe has announced that ACCESS Twine for Car solution (Twine4Car) has been integrated with the HARMAN Ignite Store, according to a company press release on 28 September. This will enable automakers using Harman Ignite Store access a portfolio of car-specific video services through the Twine...
    Startup Ridecell joins BlackBerry Ivy Ecosystem to bring a next generation fleet operations and ADAS data platform
    According to an official press release dated 29 September, Blackberry and Ridecell announced a partnership to bring a next generation fleet operations and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) data platform to automotive OEMs via the BlackBerry IVYTM intelligent vehicle data platform. Ridecell c...
    Gaming: The future of the in-vehicle experience
    In-vehicle experience is more than just buzz words. With the automotive industry becoming software-driven, OEMs are not just relying on horsepower or mileage as key selling points, but also infotainment services, smart cockpits, as well as large screens are becoming increasingly important. The growt...
    Startup Wejo unveils SaaS platform to analyze connected car data
    Automotive data startup Wejo has unveiled Wejo Studio, it said in a press release on 28 September. Wejo Studio is a web-based SaaS platform analyzing connected car data for real-time traffic and journey insights. It offers standardized traffic and journey visualizations across several industries. ...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    How Amazon and Google are scaling up their automotive ecosystems
    The increasing use of software in cars has led to the rise of a separate ecosystem of companies focused on technologies, such as automotive cloud platforms, autonomous driving, vehicle telematics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), data management, and automotive cybersecurity. With the growing emphasis o...
    Ford develops new RoadSafe concept to alert drivers to higher risk locations
    Ford has developed a new ‘RoadSafe’ concept to help alert drivers of higher risk locations and offer insights for safety, the American automaker said in a press release on 22 September. RoadSafe uses a smart algorithm for data from connected vehicles, roadside sensors and accident reports to loc...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Geotab launches new analytics platform to help improve traffic
    Geotab has developed a new transportation analytics platform which will offer insights to improve transportation networks, it said in a press release on 14 September. The new platform Altitude enables local, state, and provincial governments to identify areas for traffic improvements, model and pred...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches new investment platform for China
    The corporate venture arm of the Bosch Group, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) has set up its new investment platform called Boyuan Private Equity Capital Management Company Ltd. (or Boyuan Capital), based in Shanghai, the company announced on 27 September. Boyuan Capital will focus on ma...
    Model-based development center to include 10 Japanese OEMs and suppliers
    Japanese automakers including Subaru, Toyota Motor, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda along with suppliers Aisin, Jatco, DENSO, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi Electric will be joining as executive members in the Japan Automotive Model-Based Engineering center (JAMBE), according to a joint statement dated 24 Septe...
    Google upgrades Android Auto
    Google has updated the Android Auto interface for enhanced user experience, The Verge reported on 23 September. A new dashboard for Google Assistant driving mode, dual-sim support, in-vehicle games, and voice command are some of the updated features offered. For customers with older cars, Google ...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW rolls out technology updates for its iDrive 7
    BMW has rolled out upgrades for customers with iDrive 7, the German carmaker said in a press release on 22 September. The updates include features such as Amazon Alexa for iDrive 7, Uneven Road Surface warning, and Remote Engine Start on demand. To integrate Amazon Alexa Car in the iDrive 7,...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 September 2021
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    Long Beach partners with Mercedes-Benz, Xtelligent to improve mobility by using vehicle data
    Mercedes-Benz has entered a partnership with the City of Long Beach and Xtelligent to enhance and develop transportation technology systems for urban transportation management using connected vehicle data, it said in a press release on 23 September. The partnership is in line with Long Beach's visio...
    Honda to integrate Google’s in-vehicle connected service into a new model in North America
    Honda has announced a partnership with Google under which the automaker will integrate Google’s in-vehicle connected service into a new model that will come to market in the second half of 2022 in North America, according to a company press release on 22 September. The companies have been in partn...
    General Motors partners with Amazon for OnStar Emergency Service at home
    General Motors has partnered with Amazon to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, the automaker said in a press release on 22 September. The new feature will enable a voice-based connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors from home through Alexa devices. “Through our coll...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    ParkMobile partners with Athena Partners Strategy Group
    ParkMobile has partnered with Athena Partners Strategy Group, it said in a press release on 22 September. The partnership will help drive growth in the municipal, educational, and private parking markets. “In a year of limited human interaction, ParkMobile has seen great success due to the cont...
    KPIT Tech to acquire 25% stake in Germany-based Future Mobility
    According to a press release on business standard dated 22 September, the board of directors of auto industry-focused technology firm KPIT Technologies has approved the acquisition of a 25% stake in Germany-based Future Mobility Solutions GmbH (FMS), with the remaining stake to be acquired over the ...
    Acura launches redesigned RDX SUV with additional connectivity features
    Acura has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 RDX SUV will come with tech such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In services among a host of other connectivity services as standard, according to a 21 September press release. The RDX has a 7-inch fu...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Cerence to power voice-assisted AI in Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron
    Cerence has announced that it would be powering the in-car assistant platform for the new Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron electric SUV, according to a company press release on 20 September. It will provide voice-based access to features like navigation, media, air conditioning and heating, calling...
    Keysight ties up with Orolia to advance 5G LBS based on GNSS technologies
    Keysight has ted up with Orolia to develop 5G location-based services (LBS) based on global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technologies, it said in a press release on 21 September. The partnership will enable Keysight to expand its 5G device test solution portfolio with advanced GNSS simulation ...
    Renesas unveils R-Car SDK accelerates deep learning development for Smart Camera and Automated Driving
    Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the R-Car Software Development Kit (SDK) on 21 September, a complete software platform in a single package that enables faster and easier software development and validation for smart camera and automated driving applications used in passenger, commercial, a...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis takes part in C-Roads Italy project
    Stellantis has announced that Stellantis Group Research Center (CRF) has taken part in the “C-Roads Italy: C-ITS cooperative systems aimed at road mobility become a reality,” according to a 16 September press release. The project is in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and ...
    Startup Vivacity Labs partners with Cross River Partnership to improve school street safety in London
    Vivacity Labs has partnered with Cross River Partnership (CRP), to improve school street safety in the London Borough of Hackney, Traffic Technology Today reported on 9 September. A Vivacity sensor was installed outside Saint Scholastica’s Roman Catholic Primary School to collect data on different...
    Lumax, Alps Alpine Asia JV unveils premium car audio range for India
    According to press release on IndiaToday dated 7 September, Lumax-DK Jain Group and Alps Alpine Asia Co. Ltd. unveiles the premium range of Alpine car audio infotainment systems for India. Mizuki Kanai, senior manager, brand business, Alpine Asia said, “Alpine is a total car-life solu...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis tests multi-access edge computing and safety cloud technologies in North America
    Stellantis has said that it is testing Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Cloud technologies in North America, according to a press release by the automaker on 17 September. It will give drivers advanced notification warnings of potential hazards in their path. The technologies will off...
    Startup Wejo partners with Palantir for connected car data
    Connected car data startup Wejo has partnered with NYSE-listed Palantir Technologies to build an integrated data ecosystem for the automotive industry, it said in a press release on 16 September. Wejo and Palantir will implement an access control and data provenance tracking to secure the ownership,...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 September 2021
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    Cambridge Mobile Telematics partners with Verizon to bring driving insights to Smart Family app
    Cambridge Mobile Telematics has partnered with Verizon to bring new insights for the Verizon Smart Family app, such as teen driver monitoring and scoring, and crash detection, it said in a press release on 15 September. The Smart Family app uses CMT’s DriveWell platform and its onboard phone senso...
    Tesla launches new software update to integrate Sirius XM and ‘immersive sound’ in new Model S
    Tesla has launched a new software update for the integration of Sirius XM and ‘immersive sound’ in the new Model S, Elektrek reported on 14 September. The new software update (2021.32.10) will enable the customer to access Sirius XM from the Media source selector with a Sirius XM subscription. ...
    Applied Information gets patent for TravelSafely Connected Vehicle Smartphone app
    Applied Information has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent covering key aspects of its TravelSafely connected vehicle smartphone app, according to an official press statement on 14 September. It can alert drivers and vulnerable road users of potentially dangerou...
    Volkswagen launches OTA Updates for all ID. Models
    Volkswagen is set to launch over-the-air (OTA) updates via mobile data transfer for all its ID. models immediately, the German carmaker said in a press release on 13 September. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions such as a light strip at the bottom of the windscreen which gives the drive...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Subaru unveils WRX sedan with advanced connectivity
    Subaru has released its WRX sedan with SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology, it said in a press release on 10 September. It features an all-new tablet-style 11.6-inch full HD center information display. The navigation option uses voice-activated service powered by TomTom. A first for Subaru, bot...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Sono Motors expands car sharing service
    Sono Motors is set to expand its car sharing service to beyond its solar electric vehicle (EV) Sion, the startup said in a press release on 9 September. The ‘community car sharing service’ expansion aims to activate the potential of all the vehicles that go unused daily. The service is enabled b...
    ACQUISITION: J.P. Morgan to acquire majority stake in Volkswagen’s payments business
    JP Morgan has announced that it has entered into a deal to acquire about 75% stake in Volkswagen Financial Services’ payments platform, according to a 9 September press release. The platform is operated by Volkswagen Payments. Volkswagen Financial Services will continue to remain a shareholde...
    Suzuki Connect advanced telematics to be available in Maruti Suzuki’s ARENA channel
    Maruti Suzuki India has introduced its advanced intelligent telematics technology, Suzuki Connect, for the vehicles in its ARENA channel, it said in a press release on 9 September. The service uses a Telematics Control Unit (TCU) to exchange information through cellular network with a cloud-based se...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 September 2021
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    IAA Mobility 2021: Startup WayRay to showcase automotive Deep Reality Display product
    WayRay will showcase its Deep Reality Display product, at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the startup said in a press release on 6 September. The product is a new generation of Holographic True AR displays, which turns the windshield into a screen containing information about the vehicle, ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup ryd gets USD11.9 million investment from bp Ventures
    bp Ventures has announced that it will invest EUR10 million (USD11.9 million) in ryd, according to a company press release on 7 September.  The investment will help the startup venture into new international markets and enhance its offerings. “In-car digital payments are an integral part o...
    10-Sep-2021 News Investments
    LG Electronics gets ISO certification for its automotive software testing center
    LG Electronics announced that its Software Testing Centre has been officially recognized as an ISO 26262–certified laboratory to conduct safety tests on software designed for autonomous vehicles, according to a company press release on 8 September. The certification means the results from LG'...
    SAE publishes automotive cybersecurity standard with ISO
    SAE International has partnered with the International Organization for Standardization to publish ISO/SAE 21434 Standard: Road Vehicles—Cybersecurity Engineering, it said in a press release on 3 September. The standard helps define a structured process for cybersecurity in the design of road vehi...
    Aviva Links raises USD26.5 million in Series A funding
    Aviva Links has raised USD26.5 million in Series A funding round, its parent company Aviva Technology Holding said in a press release on 8 September. The round was led by the founders of Marvell Technology Group Sehat Sutardja and Weili Dai, and other semiconductor industry investors, and parti...
    OpenSynergy partners with Google, Qualcomm for virtualized android automotive OS reference platform
    OpenSynergy has unveiled its new automotive reference platform for virtual Android 11, the company said in a press release on 8 September. The group tied up with Google and Qualcomm Technologies for the reference platform, which features the integration of the Virtual I/O (VIRTIO) framework into And...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Dolby partners with Cinemo to integrate Dolby Atmos in vehicles
    Dolby Laboratories has announced a partnership with Cinemo for the integration of Dolby Atmos into vehicles, according to a press release on 7 September. Cinemo becomes the first middleware licensee globally of the Dolby Car Experience. With Cinemo’s assistance, carmakers will be able to access im...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Harman to showcase advanced sound systems along with OEM partnerships
    Harman will showcase its advanced audio technologies and solutions for automotive OEMs, including Audi, BMW, MINI, and Ford. In a press release dated 7 September, Harman will help display car models with the latest innovative audio systems from Harman Kardon, Bowers & Wilkins, and Bang & Olu...
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW Group to demonstrate automated valet parking
    BMW Group will showcase premium urban mobility solutions at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 7 September. Automated Valet Parking project, which was developed together with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and other partners wi...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors partners with TELUS for 5G connectivity for vehicles in Canada
    General Motors has partnered with TELUS to offer 5G services in GM’s next-generation vehicles in Canada, it said in a press release on 1 September. The first GM vehicles with built-in connectivity to TELUS’ 4G-LTE and 5G network are expected to be introduced with model year (MY) 2025 models. ...
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