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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Continental to showcase software and sensor technologies
    Continental is set to showcase new automotive software and sensor technologies at the Auto Shanghai 2021, the tier-1 supplier said in a press release on 21 April. The demonstrations range from high-tech radar sensors, high-performance computers as central control units in the vehicle, and data commu...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    HARMAN introduces HARMAN Ignite Store Developers Portal for Android Automotive developers
    HARMAN has unveiled the HARMAN Ignite Store Developers Portal, it said in a press release on 20 April. The HARMAN Ignite Store Developers Portal is a developer hub for the Android Automotive developer community. The portal will give developers access to toolkits, technical documentation, applicat...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Sony, Vodafone Germany begin 5G driving tests of VISION-S Prototype
    The Sony Group Corporation and Vodafone Germany began the VISION-S Prototype 5G driving tests on a test course in Aldenhoven, Germany, according to a press release on the company’s website dated 21 April. VISION-S Prototype is equipped with 5G network connectivity, which enables a continuous co...
    Veoneer partners with Swiss Re to improve assessment and enhance development of ADAS systems
    Veoneer has announced a partnership with insurance company Swiss Re, according to a 20 April press release. Under the agreement, the two companies leverage their services in road safety technologies to further enhance the evaluation and development of advanced driver assistance technologies (ADAS) a...
    Autonomous vehicle fleet startup Ridecell launches platform to convert vehicle data into automated operations
    Ridecell Inc., a leading platform powering digital transformations and automation for fleet-based businesses, announced its Fleet IoT Automation in a press release dated 20 April. The internet of things (IoT)-driven automation platform is designed specifically for fleet-based businesses, i...
    21-Apr-2021 News New Products
    LIZHI partners with WM Motor for in-car audio solutions
    LIZHI has announced a partnership with WM Motor under which the automaker will integrate LIZHI's audio product into its in-car system for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a 19 April press release. The in-car audio product has been officially launched on the WM W6 model. “We are excite...
    Fiat ties up with Google to integrate Google Assistant in the 500 series models
    Fiat has announced a partnership with Google under which Google Assistant will be incorporated in the automaker’s 500 series models, according to a press release in March 2021. It is called 500 Hey Google, and is the integration between Mopar Connect and the Google Assistant in the My Fiat Action....
    Hyundai Motor picks Cerence Drive to power voice recognition in the IONIQ 5 EV
    Cerence has announced that Hyundai Motor Company has selected Cerence Drive to power Dynamic Voice Recognition in the IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV), according to a 14 April press release. The solution is easy to activate using push-to-talk button on the steering wheel. The voice assistant allows ...
    Suppliers to the new Seat Leon
    The fourth-generation 2020 Seat Leon is assembled at Seat's facility in Martorell, Spain. Output of the new version of the hatchback is expected to peak at more than 129,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways pub...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 19 April 2021
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    Continental, Amazon Web Services to launch platform for automotive software
    Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to work together on automotive software, Continental announced in a press release on 15 April 2021. Under the long-term collaboration, AWS is serving as the preferred cloud provider. Under the collaboration, Continental is providing the mobili...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    S.E.A. Datentechnik partners with ZOX for V2X services in mainland China and Taiwan
    S.E.A. Datentechnik has announced a partnership with ZoX Technologies as a regional integration partner for mainland China and Taiwan, according to a company press release on 14 April. This will extend the S.E.A. vehicle-to-everything (V2X) partner network for global customer support. ...
    Ford to offer BlueCruise hands-free driving in Mustang Mach-E
    Ford unveiled BlueCruise, a hands-free highway driving system that is SAE Level 2 driver-assist technology, similar with Tesla Autopilot.  Via over-the-air software updates, BlueCruise will be offered later this year on the 2021 F-150 and the 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the...
    TomTom’s Q1 FY21 revenue unchanged at USD154 million
    TomTom has reported an unchanged revenue of EUR131 million (USD154 million) for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, a company filing on 14 April read. Net loss narrowed from EUR62.8 million to EUR11.5 million. EBITDA margin for the quarter came in at 6% compared with -4% last year. “We had a...
    GPS Insight becomes telematics solution partner for Amerisure FleetAlliance program
    GPS Insight has announced a partnership with Amerisure to provide telematics solution for the Amerisure FleetAlliance program, according to company press release on 13 April. The partnership follows the results of a two-year safety study. The study showed that Amerisure policyholders using GPS Insig...
    HERE adds CustomWeather to HERE Marketplace
    HERE has announced that CustomWeather has joined the HERE Marketplace, according to a company press release on 12 April. CustomWeather offers software developers access to sets of weather and climate data. “Location and weather data are two of the most important pieces of information in busines...
    General Motors launches Maps+ in-vehicle app-based navigation solution
    General Motors has launched Maps+, an in-vehicle, app-based navigation solution, the automaker said in a press release on 12 April. Select model year MY2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles will have the Map+ upgrade by the end of 2021. GM is set to begin its rollout to about 9...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Tesla recalls 2,508 vehicles in Australia over eMMC malfunction
    Tesla is recalling 2,508 vehicles in Australia over an issue with embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 8 April 2021. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014–18 Tesla Model S and MY 2016–18 Tesla Model X equip...
    13-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services launches in Mexico through NissanConnect
    Sirius XM has announced the launch of its connected car service in Mexico, the company said in a press release on 6 April. SiriusXM will power Nissan’s NissanConnect Services which will allow drivers of select model year (MY) 2021 Nissan Sentra and Nissan Kicks models have access to the suite...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 12 April 2021
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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    Renault, STMicroelectronics and others create ‘Software République’ intelligent mobility ecosystem
    STMicroelectronics has partnered with Groupe Renault, Atos, Dassault Systèmes, and Thales to jointly create ‘Software République’, an open ecosystem for intelligent mobility, the company said in a press release on 9 April. The ecosystem will develop products and services using artificial in...
    Toyota North America, AT&T partner to offer WarnerMedia RIDE to customers
    Toyota Motor North America has partnered with AT&T to offer WarnerMedia RIDE app, which can connect up to five compatible devices, the automaker said in a press release on 8 April. Passengers can view from a selection of live and on-demand content, including ‘thousands of hours’ of TV shows ...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Cadence provides automotive-optimized digital full flow for Samsung Foundry’s 14LPU process
    Cadence Design Systems has announced the availability of automotive-optimized Cadence digital full flow for Samsung Foundry’s 14LPU process technology, according to a company press release on 8 April. The flow used high-performance Cadence Tensilica ConnX B10 digital signal processor (DSP) for aut...
    Vodafone-Idea unveils IoT solutions for automotive industry
    Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), has launched integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for enterprises. Vodafone Idea says it is the largest IoT player in India and this launch has further strengthened its portfolio by providing a comprehensive range of IoT ...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    TomTom, NNG demonstrate real-time transmission of external data for automated vehicles using TPEG technology
    Traveller Information Services Association (TISA) members TomTom and NNG showcased the possibility and benefits of sending real-time data specifically generated to supplement the onboard sensor data of an autonomous driving vehicle from an emergency vehicle. In the live demonstration, the data tr...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Honda, Verizon test connected safety technologies for vehicles using 5G at Mcity
    Honda has announced a partnership with Verizon to test vehicles with connected safety technologies at University of Michigan's Mcity test bed, according to a company press release on 8 April. The two companies will research how new connected safety technology using 5G and mobile edge computing could...
    SiriusXM extends partnership with JLR in the US until 2026
    SiriusXM has extended its partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the company said in a press release on 8 April. The companies will expand the factory installation of SiriusXM's audio entertainment service, which will become a standard feature in all JLR models in the United States beginning with...
    Europcar Mobility Group to accelerate roll-out of connected vehicles program
    Europcar Mobility Group has announced that it is accelerating the roll-out of its connected vehicles program, according to a company press release on 6 April. Free2Move joins the program and will offer access to vehicle telemetry data such as geolocation, fuel level, mileage, and maintenance alerts....
    Audi partners with Blue Bird, Temple, and Applied Information to deploy C-V2X for school zone safety
    Audi of America has partnered with Blue Bird, Applied Information, and Temple to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology for safety around school zones, the company said in a press release on 30 March. The Fulton County School System in Atlanta, US has also joined the project, with ...
    TomTom AmiGO navigation app now available on Android Auto
    TomTom has announced the availability of TomTom AmiGO free navigation and traffic app on Android Auto, according to a company press filing on 7 April. Users with an Android device will be able to interact with TomTom AmiGO on their Android Auto-compatible in-vehicle infotainment screen. “There ...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford to offer new Mappo in-vehicle app
    Ford has announced that it will offer Mappo app to its customers, according to a company press release dated 25 March. Mappo is a new in-car app that provides culture-oriented travel recommendations based on books, movies, and music. The app, which allows travelers explore cities based on their i...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Bridging the Gap from Level 2+ to Autonomous Driving
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: Bridging the Gap from Level 2+ to Autonomous Driving Automated driving sits at the forefront of vehicle technology and presents an opportunity for brand differentiation in a crowded market. As automakers, suppliers, and mobility provi...
    07-Apr-2021 News Webinars
    Xpeng Motors to feature LIZHI’s new livestream podcast
    Xpeng Motors will be the first automaker to feature LIZHI’s new ‘Livestream Podcast’ service on the LIZHI Podcast app, according to an official press release by LIZHI on 6 April. It will be implemented on XPeng Motors' intelligent in-car system. “We are excited to introduce the Livestream...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    HKT uses 5G standalone network with network slicing for trials of C-V2X applications
    HKT has developed a 5G Standalone (SA) network architecture with network slicing cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) applications on public roads, according to a company press release on 31 March. According to the company, it is the first time that 5G SA technology will be used for a vertical ...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Commsignia combines cloud and V2X messaging in 4G, 5G V2N solution
    Commsignia has developed a process to transmit vehicle-to-everything (V2X) messages, including the cloud, with the use of 4G and 5G connections, it said in a press release in March. The vehicle-to-network (V2N) solution can be applied, for instance, to avoid traffic jams and prevent accidents in sem...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    OPEN Alliance SIG officially incorporated
    OPEN Alliance SIG has been officially incorporated, according to a press release dated 6 April. BMW, Bosch, Broadcom, Continental, General Motors, Hyundai Motor Company, Marvell, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen, and Volvo Cars are the companies involved. The al...
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Bosch subsidiary, ETAS, expands embedded software center in UK
    ETAS has signed an agreement with the UK Government to expand the software center in the city of York, it said in a press release on 29 March. The Bosch unit will make an undisclosed yet significant investment to expand the center of excellence. “We have decided to expand this centre in York fo...
    05-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Applus+ Idiada announces construction of CAVWAY to develop and test autonomous and connected vehicles
    Applus+ Idiada has announced the construction of the CAVWAY facility in the United Kingdom, according to a company press release on 29 March. The facility will be used for the development and testing of autonomous and connected vehicles and features. The facilities are expected to be operative in th...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 5 April 2021
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    Polestar joins project to accelerate development of V2X technology in Sweden
    Polestar has said that it has co-founded a five-partner project to develop Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, including Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) in Sweden, according to a 31 March press release. Chalmers University of Technology, the Gothenburg energy grid supplier Göteb...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    My BMW app updated with new functionalities
    BMW has updated its My BMW app with new functions from March, the German automaker said in a press release on 31 March. The app will now be available in Japan, Australia and 10 other countries and be rolled out in the USA and Canada from mid-April. The software architecture of the app has been devel...
    ELMS, Geotab collaborate on connectivity and telematics solutions
    Electric Last Mile, Inc. and Geotab Inc. announced a partnership to deliver a factory-installed connectivity solution that will equip ELMS customers with the data they need to manage and optimize their vehicles.It will provide customers with centralized access to their connected vehicle informa...
    Cerence Drive AI platform is part of Android Automotive OS
    Cerence has announced the availability of Cerence Drive conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform on Android Automotive OS, according to a company press release on 30 March. This will enable automakers the ability to build custom conversational assistants on top of the Android Automotive ...
    Updated MINI app to be launched in 21 countries worldwide
    The MINI App—first introduced in July 2020 and launched in 33 markets (mainly in Europe), has been updated and now made available in the United States, Russia, Japan, Australia, and 17 other countries, and will be offered in Mainland China from April 2021, according to a company press release...
    01-Apr-2021 News Investments
    BlackBerry launches 'BlackBerry IVY Innovation Fund' to drive innovation in vehicles
    BlackBerry has launched ‘BlackBerry IVY Innovation Fund’ to help companies accelerate innovation and bring new products and applications to the market using its intelligent vehicle data platform, BlackBerry IVY, the company said in a press release on 25 March. BlackBerry IVY is a scalable, cloud...
    Argus collaborates with Microsoft for automotive cybersecurity
    Argus Cyber Security has collaborated with Microsoft Azure IoT to provide automakers monitor, detect, and mitigate cyberattacks in the cloud, it said in a press release on 30 March. Argus has joined the Microsoft partner network. This collaboration provides vehicle manufacturers easier access to sec...
    AKKA renews partnership with Ford for verification and validation of infotainment system
    AKKA has renewed its partnership with Ford, covering the verification and validation of features and functions in infotainment systems, it said in a press release on 30 March. AKKA will support Ford with analysis of fault management and of tests up to protocol level in the infotainment space, w...
    Dodge announces software upgrade of Charger and Challenger to enhance security, prevent theft
    Stellantis-brand Dodge has announced a software upgrade designed prevent theft of its Charger and Challenger models equipped with 392-cu.-in. HEMI V-8 or supercharged 6.2L HEMI V-8 engines, a 22 March press release read. The software update will limit the vehicle’s engine speed to idle (675 rpm) a...
    Cinemo ties up with iQIYI for video-on-demand in-vehicle multiscreen content in mainland China
    Cinemo has partnered with iQIYI to deliver video-on-demand multi-screen content into the vehicle, the company said in a press release on 29 March. The companies will power the in-car entertainment on Faurecia Xiamen IVI platforms in FAW Hongqi's flagship sedans. iQIYI will offer technical capabiliti...
    HAAS Alert creates new connected vehicle business unit
    HAAS Alert has built a new connected vehicle business unit, it said in a press release on 24 March. It has also hired Jeff Niermann as VP of Connected Vehicle Sales for partnerships with automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and emerging autonomous and electric mobility companies. “In the last s...
    29-Mar-2021 News New Products
    INRIX launches cloud-based alerting solution for drivers
    INRIX has announced a new standard for streamlined and personalized traffic safety, incident, and parking notifications without additional software or an in-car navigation system, according to a company press release 24 March. The INRIX Smart Alerts offers cloud-based alerting solution for the drive...
    29-Mar-2021 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: Cognizant acquires ESG Mobility to expand its connected, autonomous, and EV businesses
    Cognizant has acquired ESG Mobility for an undisclosed sum, the company said in a press release on 25 March. ESG Mobility provides digital automotive engineering research and development (R&D) for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. Cognizant will employ the services of around 1,000 eng...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 29 March 2021
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    Volkswagen sets up new AI unit in Detroit, US
    Volkswagen (VW) has set up an artificial intelligence (AI) unit in Detroit, United States, the automaker said in a press release on 25 March. The research and development (R&D) center develops and operates AI solutions, feeds them with data from across the company, and retrain the algorithms wit...
    Lucid Motors’ EVs will feature 21-speaker Surreal Sound system with Dolby Atmos
    Lucid Motors will feature Dolby Atmos as a part of its new in-car 21-speaker Surreal Sound system, according to a company press release on 17 March. The Surreal Sound system consists of front, rear, side, and height speakers that are precisely positioned in the interior for passengers to feel t...
    TomTom develops cloud-native hybrid navigation solution
    TomTom has unveiled a cloud-native hybrid navigation solution named TomTom Navigation for Automotive, it said in a press release on 25 March. The new solution has super-fast and up-to-date routing, and search and fresh maps even in offline mode. Without a network connection, the solution switches to...
    25-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Unity, HERE partner on next-gen embedded automotive HMI user experience
    HERE has announced a partnership with Unity to develop the next-generation of embedded automotive human machine interface (HMIs) with RT3D rendering capabilities, a press release dated 23 March read. The companies will also work on next-generation location technology for autonomous driving, simulati...
    25-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: ZF to unveil its next-gen ProAI supercomputer
    ZF will debut the next generation of its ZF ProAI automotive-grade supercomputer at Auto Shanghai 2021, it said in a press release on 23 March. The supercomputer is designed for software-defined vehicles and their electronic architectures based on domain or zone controllers. “We are ready to su...
    25-Mar-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Automotive chip shortage - do we ever learn?
    Watch an on-demand replay now  AutoTechInsight Webinar: Automotive chip shortage - do we ever learn? Phil Amsrud and Jeremie Bouchaud will present on the origin of the chip shortage and will explain the specifics of the automotive chip supply chain. IHS Markit will also analyze best pract...
    24-Mar-2021 News Webinars
    Panasonic partners with McAfee for vehicle cybersecurity
    Panasonic will collaborate with McAfee to build a vehicle cybersecurity operation center, according to a Nikkei report on 23 March. The companies are expected to start operations from the center by around 2024. The center will monitor vehicles on behalf of automakers. Among other areas, McAfee will ...
    Startup Affectiva receives six new patents for advanced in-cabin sensing
    Affectiva has received six new patents in the past three months for advanced in-cabin sensing capabilities to improve vehicle safety and the occupant experience, it said in a press release on 23 March. The new patents will add to Affectiva Automotive AI’s capabilities. Affectiva’s in-cabin sensi...
    Garmin to integrate Alexa Custom Assistant into in-vehicle infotainment systems
    Garmin has announced a partnership with Amazon under which it will integrate Alexa Custom Assistant into its in-vehicle infotainment systems, a company press release dated 23 March read. The Alexa Custom Assistant technology will be available on Garmin’s latest infotainment solutions, which are bu...
    Volvo, ECARX to set up JV for developing infotainment system platform
    Volvo has announced a tie up with ECARX, under which the two companies will set up a joint venture (JV) to development and commercialize a new infotainment system platform, a company press release on 23 March read. Volvo and ECARX will also enhance Volvo Cars’ infotainment system platform. The JV-...
    New Kia K8 sedan features Ergo Motion driving seat, advanced connectivity features
    Kia has launched its all-new K8 premium sedan featuring several advanced interior features, the automaker said in a press release on 23 March. The new sedan features an ergonomically designed driver seat called Ergo Motion that uses seven air pockets, including the backrest, sides, and hip areas, to...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    HELLA partners with connected vehicle data provider Wejo
    HELLA has entered a partnership with connected vehicle data provider Wejo to further improve the performance of sensors based on data from millions of vehicles, the German electronics and lighting specialist announced in a press release on 23 March 2021. The relationship also aims to potentially dev...
    Hyundai Mobis partners with Meridian Audio to offer premium branded sound systems
    Hyundai Mobis has announced a collaboration with Meridian Audio to deliver premium branded sound to Kia, according to a company press release on 22 March. The companies have designed premium sound systems for the upcoming Kia K8 sedan. Following this, Hyundai Mobis will supply the sound system to va...
    23-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Toyota Supra
    The fifth-generation 2020 Toyota Supra is assembled at Toyota's facility in Graz #2, Austria. Output of the new version of the sports grand tourer is expected to peak at more than 8,800 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car ...
    Siemens Mobility, Bosch develop new V2X system
    Siemens Mobility has announced a partnership with tier-1 supplier Bosch to develop a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) system, according to a company press release on 19 March. The integrated connected vehicle collective perception system uses a direct connection between camera onboard intelligence an...
    22-Mar-2021 News New Products
    SK Holdings, Geely agree to invest in new mobility investment fund
    South Korea-based SK Holdings and Chinese automotive group Zheijiang Geely Holding Group have agreed to set a USD300 million new mobility investment fund, Reuters reported on 18 March. The fund will invest in high growth potential companies in the field of emerging technologies such as autonomous dr...
    Meridian Audio to supply audio solution for Kia K8
    Meridian Audio announced that it is providing a purpose-designed 14-speaker surround sound system for Kia’s new K8 model, according to a company press release on 18 March. The K8 features Meridian Horizon, an upmixing technology which provides multi-channel audio from two-channel stereo content, a...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 22 March 2021
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    OpenSynergy, JOYNEXT collaborate on in-vehicle infotainment mass production project
    OpenSynergy has announced a partnership with JOYNEXT under which the companies will work on a mass production project for a new generation of in-vehicle infotainment, according to a company press release on 17 March. The design contains a full-featured infotainment system and a smartphone-like op...
    19-Mar-2021 News New Products
    eSync Alliance releases v2.0 specification for OTA updates and data gathering
    The eSync Alliance has released v2.0 of the eSync specification for data gathering and enhancing cybersecurity specifications for over-the-air (OTA) software updates in the automotive sector, according to a press release dated 17 March. The new v2.0 improves guidelines for diagnostic data gatheri...
    19-Mar-2021 News New Products
    u‑blox acquires entire stake in JV Sapcorda Services
    u‑blox has announced the acquisition of the entire stake in Sapcorda Services, according to its press release on 18 March. Sapcorda Services a joint venture (JV) formed by u‑blox, Bosch, Geo++, and Mitsubishi Electric, offering advanced GNSS augmentation services. Financial details of the deal w...
    Eye-Net Mobile partners with SaverOne 2014 to enhance solutions against distracted driving
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced that its unit Eye-Net Mobile signed a commercial cooperation agreement with SaverOne 2014 to develop solutions preventing distracted driving. A press release dated 17 March read that Eye-Net will integrate its Protect solution in SaverOne’s product to pr...
    18-Mar-2021 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: Spireon acquires LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery business from CalAmp
    Spireon has announced the acquisition of LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery business from CalAmp, according to a company press release on 16 March. The financial details of the transaction were not immediately known. “Spireon's decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longst...
    Volkswagen is betting big on software to outpace rivals
    German automaker Volkswagen is focused on developing its own software ecosystem in a bid to overtake rivals, including Tesla. CEO Herbert Diess told CNBC that it wants to “get close and then overtake” the electric vehicle (EV) maker, while ruling out any potential tie-ups. In the annual media co...
    Socionext next-gen smart display controller to use Inova Semiconductors’ APIX3 Technology
    Socionext has announced a licensing agreement with Inova Semiconductors to use Inova’s APIX3 technology from for its next generation of smart display controllers, according to a company press release on 16 March. The first batch of the controllers will be available by the second quarter of 2022...
    17-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Audi A3
    The fourth-generation 2020 Audi A3 is assembled at Audi's facility in Ingolstadt #1, Germany. Output of the new version of the compact sedan is expected to peak at more than 59,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaw...
    SAIC picks Telenav’s navigation solution for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
    Telenav has announced that SAIC has picked its VIVID Nav solution for their overseas markets in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand, according to a company’s press release on 15 March. The VIVID Nav solution offers navigation and location-based services for SAIC’s battery-powered el...
    Startup CerebrumX completes Series A financing round led by LG Technology Ventures and Cerence
    CerebrumX has closed a Series A funding round led by LG Technology Ventures with participation by Cerence, the startup said in a press release dated 4 March. CerebrumX plans to use the funds by investing in research and dveleopment (R&D), cloud infrastructure, and an onboarding ecosystem partner...
    16-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz to recall 2.6 million vehicles in mainland China over software design issue
    German automaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 2.6 million vehicles in China due to an issue regarding a software design, Reuters reported on 12 March, citing mainland China’s State Administration for Market Regulation. Software may fail to communicate a vehicle’s correct location in the event of a ...
    15-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Eye-Net completes first phase of pilot on accident prevention solution for Japanese OEM
    Foresight unit Eye-Net Mobile has successfully completed the first phase of a pilot project with a Japanese automaker, the company said in a press release on 12 March. The OEM reviewed the Eye-Net Protect accident prevention solution and concluded that it is a valid option for the safety traffic sys...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 15 March 2021
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    Auton, WatchTV jointly test mobile video streaming content and broadband data in moving vehicles
    Auton has partnered with WatchTV to jointly test Auton’s connected car technology, the company said in a press release on 10 March. The tests are a part of the companies’ development efforts to deploy a nationwide broadband mobile data network. The trial proves a cost-effective way to deliver es...
    ThunderSoft, Human Horizons form JV for service-oriented architecture framework for connected vehicles
    ThunderSoft has entered into an agreement with Human Horizons to establish a new joint venture (JV) to develop development of service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework for next-generation connected vehicles, the company said in a press release on 10 March. The JV, which will be operated by Th...
    HELLA opens new development center in Romania for software and electronics
    HELLA has opened a new test and development center at the Craiova site in Romania, Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 10 March 2021. The new building in Craiova offers approximately twice as much space as the previous premises. With this step, HELLA is creatin...
    12-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Cerence partners with CerebrumX to develop data insights for automotive industry
    Cerence has tied up with CerebrumX to develop new applications, insights, and services for in-vehicle experiences and enhance safety and security, the company said in a press release on 4 March. This will help OEMs create new revenue streams based on connected car data. The companies will integra...
    11-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Radioplayer ties up with BMW for services across Europe
    Radioplayer has announced a smart radio partnership with BMW Group, according to a company press release on 8 March. Radioplayer will improve radio experience in BMW cars across Europe starting in 2022. BMW Group will leverage the official broadcaster metadata from Worldwide Radioplayer API (WRAPI) ...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Augmented reality - A new frontier for automotive head-up displays
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