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    Volkswagen, Aeris form JV to develop connected vehicle platform technologies
    Volkswagen has announced a partnership with Aeris to form a joint venture (JV) company called Ventic for the development and operations of connected vehicle platform technologies, a company press release on 22 January read. Volkswagen will own a 51% stake in the JV and the remaining 49% will be owne...
    Tata Motors launches Altroz hatchback in India with HARMAN-powered infotainment system
    Tata Motors has unveiled its Altroz hatchback with a Harman-powered infotainment system, the automaker said in a press release on 22 January. It features a 17.78-inch touchscreen. The Altroz also contains rain sensing wipers which turn on when it starts to drizzle. Drivers can customize the infot...
    23-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Qualcomm, Audi, Virginia DOT to deploy C-V2X communication on northern Virginia roads
    Qualcomm will deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) in Northern Virginia in collaboration with Audi and Virginia Department of Transportation, the company said in a press release on 22 January. The companies will use the spectrum of the 5.9 GHz band which the Federal Communications Commis...
    Hyundai aims to broadly adopt A2B technology for its audio connectivity and infotainment applications
    Analog Devices has announced a collaboration with Hyundai Motor under which Hyundai will launch an all-digital road noise cancellation system, a company press release dated 22 January read. The system will use Analog Device’s automotive audio bus (A2B) technology. According to Analog, its A2B t...
    SiFive, CEVA collaborate to develop Edge AI processors for automotive, other markets
    SiFive, Inc has collaborated with CEVA to develop the design and create ultra-low-power domain-specific Edge artificial intelligence (AI) processors for a range of high-volume end markets, according to a press filing on 7 January. “CEVA's partnership with SiFive enables the creation of Edge AI ...
    22-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Aptiv showcases smart interior sensing innovations
    Aptiv demonstrated some smart interior sensing innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas earlier this month. It showcased its interior sensing platform with the latest cameras and radars whereby the system can recognize and respond to drivers’ and passengers’ body positioning, ge...
    22-Jan-2020 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance upgrades utility and control bus interface MIPI I3C
    The MIPI Alliance has announced MIPI I3C v1.1, the first update to its utility and control bus interface, a company press release dated 15 January showed. The MIPI I3C v1.1 is a scalable, medium-speed, utility and control bus connecting peripherals to an application processor, improving cost efficie...
    22-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Automotive cybersecurity start-up Cybellum joins ‘CVE Numbering Authority’ program
    Cybellum, a start-up developing automotive cybersecurity risk assessment solutions, has joined the CNA (CVE Numbering Authority) program, it said in a press release on 15 January. The company will disclose, report and assign CVEs to vulnerabilities. Cybellum’s automotive risk analysis solutions...
    CES 2020: EyeLock demonstrates prototype of in-vehicle iris authentication for SiriusXM e-Wallet
    SiriusXM has collaborated with EyeLock to demonstrate a prototype of an iris biometric touchless gateway for SiriusXM e-Wallet services. The demonstrations took place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier his month. SiriusXM eyes the e-Wallet offering to automakers who deploy SiriusX...
    Mercedes-Benz launches ‘Mercedes Me’ app e-mobility services for EQ brand
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the Mercedes Me app for its EQ brand, the automaker said in a press release on 16 January. The key services include pre-entry climate control, EQC optimized navigation and Mercedes me Charge. Its navigation services allow customers to locate public charging stations, ga...
    21-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Chery Automobile to use Baidu's Internet of Vehicles OS for connected vehicles
    Chery Automobile will use Baidu's Internet of Vehicles operating system (OS) in its new connected vehicles, Yicai Global quoted Chery Automobile as saying on WeChat on 19 January. The companies will work on next-generation driving tech, including facial recognition and voice interaction. Chinese aut...
    21-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Verizon, Audi collaborate to deliver advanced connectivity and embedded in-vehicle Wi-Fi in US
    Verizon has announced a collaboration with Audi to deliver advanced connectivity and embedded in-vehicle Wi-Fi, a company press release on 16 January. The services will be available with the next evolution of Audi’s connected vehicle service launching on the model year (MY) 2020 Audi A4 and A5 mod...
    FCA Group in talks with Foxconn to set up new JV for EVs, IOV business in China
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in discussion with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd (also known as Foxconn) to set up an equal joint venture (JV) to develop and produce battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in China, the automaker confirmed in a press release on 17 January. The JV w...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 January 2020
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    Cerence introduces emergency vehicle detection technology
    Nuance spin-off Cerence has introduced the Cerence Emergency Vehicle Detection (EVD), the company said in a press release on 6 January. Cerence EVD combines with the in-car assistant to alert drivers of approaching emergency vehicles. Cerence EVD does not need additional hardware and uses existin...
    20-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Tata launches Nexon EV in India with 35 connected car features
    Tata Motors has unveiled its Nexon EV with a new and holistic ZConnect app offering 35 advanced connected car features, the automaker said in a press release on 16 January. The ZConnect app offers features like remote monitoring of the current charge levels, available range, charging history, and...
    20-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Qualcomm, GM continue collaboration to power ADAS, digital cockpit and telematics
    Qualcomm will continue its collaboration with General Motors (GM) to deliver safe and intelligent next-generation vehicles, the US-based chipmaker announced during the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, earlier this month. The company will continue to work with the US automaker to power d...
    Wind River acquires Star Lab to expand cybersecurity portfolio
    Wind River has acquired Star Lab, a company dealing with cybersecurity for embedded systems, the company announced in a press release on 14 January. Financial details and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition helps Wind River expand its software portfolio with an anti-tamper...
    Geotab announces availability of integrated telematics solution for General Motors
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors, according to its press release on 15 January. The solution enables fleet managers to access Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicle data within the MyGeotab platform via a GM-engineered embedded OnStar modu...
    Fujitsu, Upstream Security collaborate on vehicle cybersecurity
    Fujitsu has collaborated with Upstream Security to develop security operations solutions for connected vehicles, the company said in a press release on 16 January. Upstream’s C4 cybersecurity solution will be integrated with Fujitsu's ICT- Security Operation Center solution and big data process...
    17-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Cerence to integrate ‘Cerence Drive’ products with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform
    Nuance spin-off Cerence has announced the integration of its Cerence Drive products with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, a company press release on 16 January read. This would allow OEMS/tier 1 suppliers developing connected vehicle solutions on Microsoft’s platform leverage Cerence...
    TomTom to supply maps and navigation software for Subaru’s Outback and Legacy models in US
    TomTom has said that it would be providing maps and navigation technology to Subaru for the model year (MY) 2020 Outback and legacy models in the United States, a press release dated 16 January read. TomTom will also supply a new navigation user interface. “We’re delighted that Subaru has cho...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: 2020 CES Recap
    Watch an on-demand replay now Our CES webinars focus on how the trends of the connected car, autonomous driving, software advances, EVs and HMI are creating new opportunities for the automotive and high-tech industries. Join us again this year post CES 2020, arguably one of...
    16-Jan-2020 News Webinars
    Cerence, LG collaborate to develop AI-powered connected car platform
    Cerence has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with LG Electronics to develop a software solution which combines LG’s webOS Auto in-vehicle infotainment system with Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit), the company said in a press release on 14 January. The aim of the partnership is to provid...
    DeepMap provides HD mapping for Daimler’s Robotaxi pilot in California
    DeepMap is providing its advanced high-definition (HD) mapping technology to a robotaxi pilot program jointly run by Daimler’s Mercedes Benz and Bosch in San Jose, California, United States, the US-based start-up said in a blog last month. “DeepMap is delighted to have the opportunity to work wi...
    Volvo, China Unicom join forces to develop 5G-based connected car solutions
    Volvo has announced that it will collaborate with China Unicom to develop 5G-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, a company press release dated 15 January showed. The companies will research, test and develop automotive applications. Volvo Cars and China Unicom are exploring the various ...
    Alibaba’s AMAP picks HERE to provide map content and traffic information outside China
    AMAP, part of the Alibaba Group, has selected HERE Technologies to provide global map content and traffic information outside China, the company said in a press release on 8 January. HERE will handle the mobility platform outside China with its HERE Location Services suite and traffic data from Apri...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Karma Revero GT demonstration car features Isara’s quantum-safe technology
    Isara has said that the Karma Revero GT demonstration car at the Consumer Electronics Show was equipped with its quantum-safe technology, a company press release dated 7 January stated. This will allow the car to send and receive electronic voice data without getting hijacked. ISARA Catalyst TLS ...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    VOXX Automotive partners with Amazon to bring Fire TV to automotive market
    VOXX Automotive Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, has collaborated with Amazon to develop solutions that will bring Amazon's Fire TV to the automotive market, according to a press release on 6 January. Under the partnership, VOXX will work with Amazon to deliver solu...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    SAIC Motor to use Mobileye’s REM mapping technology for Level 2+ vehicles deployment in China
    At the CES 2020 last week, Mobileye announced that SAIC Motor will use its Road Experience Management (REM) technology to map China for Level 2+ automated driving vehicle deployment. SAIC will use Mobileye’s REM mapping technology on its vehicles. These vehicles will contribute to Mobileye’s Roa...
    CES 2020: Qualcomm introduces new C-V2X reference platform for vehicular and roadside units
    Qualcomm has unveiled the new Qualcomm C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) reference platform for vehicular and roadside units at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The C-V2X reference platform helps deliver a full suite of 4G and 5G wireless and C-V2X solutions, including multi-frequ...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Samsung showcases pairing of 5G telematics control unit with V2X technology
    Samsung demonstrated the functioning of autonomous driving when the 5G telematics control unit is paired with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas. 5G allows for the swift delivery of data without latency. Samsung showed how V2X technology detects c...
    Volkswagen Group agrees to fully acquire digital company diconium
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has reached an agreement with the founding shareholders of Germany-based digital company disconium to take its full ownership by acquiring all of the shares in the company, the automaker said in a press release on 10 January. VW had acquired 49% stake in diconium in November 20...
    Alibaba Group, FAW Group collaborate to develop next-generation smart vehicles
    FAW Group has announced an agreement with Alibaba under which the two companies will jointly develop next-generation intelligent-connective vehicles, according to a company press release last month. It will be based on the Banma Intelligent Operation System. Alibaba will leverage its cloud infras...
    TomTom, Hitachi Automotive tie up to develop real-time hazard service for navigation, ADAS
    TomTom has announced a collaboration with Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas for the development of a new real-time hazard service for navigation and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a company press release dated 7 January showed. The solution will issue real-time updates on the locati...
    CES 2020: HERE unveils ‘HERE Lanes’ 3D road models for ADAS
    At the CES 2020 last week, HERE Technologies unveiled ‘HERE Lanes’, a digital representation of global road network for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and driver safety. The solution helps a vehicle to position itself in a lane while providing drivers with lane level-visual guidance. ...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Audi A1
    The second generation Audi A1 is assembled at Audi's facility in Martorell, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A1 from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at over 81,000 units. If you would like your company included in this feat...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 January 2020
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    CES 2020: Harman unveils ‘Harman Ignite Marketplace’ to deliver cloud-based apps and services in vehicles
    Harman has launched the Harman Ignite Marketplace on its Ignite Cloud Platform at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The marketplace is a network of cloud-based applications and services. It includes media content, point-of-interest solut...
    13-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Green Hills Software partners with NXP to develop secure platform for vehicle networking
    Green Hills Software has announced that NXP's S32G Vehicle Network Processor will be supported on its Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway, a company press release dated 7 January read. Services on the platform include ASIL-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS), INTEGRITY Multi...
    CES 2020: Luxoft, LG Electronics to form JV for deployment of webOS Auto-based digital cockpit
    Luxoft has announced a joint venture (JV) partnership with LG Electronics under which they will form a JV to accelerate the deployment of digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, rear-seat entertainment (RSE) and ride-hailing systems based on the webOS Auto platform. According to a company press...
    CES 2020: Unity Technologies, NXP join forces to enable automotive HMI solution
    Unity Technologies has announced its collaboration with NXP Semiconductors N.V. to develop a human machine interface (HMI) toolchain that creates modern vehicle experiences in mass production vehicles at the 2020 CES in the United States, NXP said in a press release on 7 January. The toolchain, oper...
    13-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Elektrobit demonstrates services for Android Automotive
    Elektrobit has exhibited its services for Android Automotive users at the Consumer Electronics Forum at Las Vegas, a company press release dated 10 January showed. The services allow users to install apps, download music and use navigation services just like in a smartphone. With a low developmen...
    13-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Oxbotica, Navtech start joint development of integrated radar-based navigation and perception system
    Oxbotica has teamed up with radar specialist Navtech to jointly develop a radar-based navigation and perception system, the UK-based self-driving technology company said in a press release on 8 January. The system, scheduled to be launched this year, will allow customers to deploy autonomous driving...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Samsung unveils 5G telematics control unit, ties up with BMW
    Samsung has revealed a 5G-based telematics control unit (TCU) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the electronics giant said in a press release on 7 January. It will also equip the BMW iNEXT electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with 5G products from HARMAN. Samsung showcased its new co...
    CES 2020: Qualcomm unveils Qualcomm Car-to-Cloud Service
    Qualcomm has introduced the Qualcomm Car-to-Cloud service at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES 2020) in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release dated 9 January. It is a comprehensive set of secure services and life cycle management for the connected car. The service includes a t...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Goodyear announces venture capital fund to invest in future mobility solutions
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a new venture capital fund, Goodyear Ventures, at the ongoing CES 2020 in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 7 January. Goodyear Ventures plans to invest USD100 million in future mobility solutions over the next 10 ...
    Valens supplies chipset for Aptiv’s new Smart Vehicle Architecture
    Valens has announced a partnership with Aptiv to develop their smart vehicle architecture (SVA) platform, the company announced in a press release on 8 January. The platform reduces the number of connections and individual devices within vehicles with a centralized, shared architecture. It allows...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Cerence unveils new gesture-based HMI solution
    At the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, this week, Cerence is displaying new innovations to its Cerence Drive platform, including enhanced, button-free interaction that leverages voice recognition, gaze detection, and touch and gesture to deliver natural, human-like in-car experien...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: BMW showcases 'i Interaction EASE' concept, i3 Urban Suite
    BMW is presenting what it terms its “visionary approaches to create the mobility experience of the future” at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release on 7 January. The company is displaying BMW i Interaction EASE concept, i3 Urban Suite and ZeroG Lou...
    09-Jan-2020 News New Products
    TomTom to provide ‘connected navigation’ for Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV
    Location technology provider TomTom has announced that Alfa Romeo has picked its connected navigation to be integrated in the new Giulia compact saloon and the Stelvio SUV, a company press release dated 7 January read. Additionally, TomTom will provide advanced driver assistance attributes a...
    CES 2020: Land Rover demonstrates dual-eSIM connectivity on new Defender
    Land Rover will showcase its dual-eSIM connectivity on the new Defender at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the auto maker said in a press release on 6 January. According to the company, the Defender will be the first vehicle with two embedded LTE modems connecting the new Pivi Pro tou...
    09-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Cinemo to feature connected car technologies
    Cinemo will feature Cinemo technologies at the Consumer Electronics Forum at Las Vegas, the company announced in a press release on 8 January. Robert Bosch Car Multimedia will use the app-based connectivity offering Cinemo CARS. It will demonstrate the performance and universal control of Bosch’s ...
    09-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Harman presents vehicle-to-pedestrian 5G technology
    Samsung-owned Harman will showcase a vehicle-to-pedestrian technology based on 5G at the Consumer Electronics Forum in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The technology forewarns drivers and pedestrians of impending dangers using vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology. ...
    09-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Visteon displays next-generation digital cockpit solutions
    Visteon is displaying its next-generation of digital cockpit solutions designed to enhance safety and user experience in future vehicles, at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, this week, the company said in a press release. The US-based cockpit electronics specialist has debuted micro...
    09-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Panasonic Automotive presents next-generation connected eCockpit
    Panasonic Automotive is presenting its latest fully connected ecockpit concept at the 2020 CES in the United States, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The technology platform integrates Panasonic’s proprietary SkipGen 3.0 in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system with Google’s Android...
    09-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Aptiv introduces ‘Smart Vehicle Architecture’
    At the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, United States, Aptiv has unveiled ‘Smart Vehicle Architecture’ (SVA) that will enable automakers to improve safety, increase vehicle efficiency and deliver connected driving experience, the company said in a press release on 7 January. SVA is a new platform that low...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Panasonic showcases CIRRUS connected vehicle data platform
    Panasonic has demonstrated a connected vehicle data platform called CIRRUS at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it said in a press release on 7 January. CIRRUS shares data between vehicles, infrastructure, roadways and traffic operators in real time. Drivers and even municipalities can ...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: BlackBerry demonstrates AI-based solution for vehicle safety and security
    BlackBerry has unveiled a customizable concept solution for OEMs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 7 January. The solution allows OEMs and fleet managers to handle vehicle health and future-proof them while improving development time and reducing t...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: HARMAN launches integrated connected car solution ‘HARMAN ExP’
    Samsung’s unit HARMAN has launched the HARMAN ExP Integrated Solution Suite, a comprehensive connected driving solution, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a company press release dated 6 January read. The HARMAN ExP solutions will be a specially-curated collection of connected car, au...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s Mustang Mach-E to feature Garmin’s navigation technology in SYNC communications system
    Garmin Ltd’s unit Garmin International has entered into a strategic relationship with Ford Motor Company to integrate its navigation technology into the automaker’s next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system for the Mustang Mach-E model, the company said in a press release on 7...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: HERE announces availability of ‘Navigation On-Demand’ for OEM infotainment programs
    HERE Technologies has announced that its software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution Navigation On-Demand is available for integration in OEM infotainment programs, a company press release on 7 January read. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The HERE Navigation On...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Denso partners with Qualcomm to develop next-generation cockpit system
    Japanese major auto parts supplier Denso has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to develop next-generation cockpit systems, the two companies announced in a joint press release on 7 January. Denso said in order to enhance critical information exchan...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Harman announces new audio and communications solutions for EV segment
    Harman has developed a new audio and communication solutions ‘EV Plus+’ for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 6 January. The system gets EV optimized architecture which provides a premium audio performance, using less power and half the parts of traditional syst...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: HERE collaborates with Verizon to launch 5G-based navigational systems
    HERE and Verizon are combining to explore cutting-edge applications of Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband (UWB) network and multi-access edge compute (MEC) platform, 5G Edge with HERE location and data technology, a press release dated 6 January showed. The two companies will work on vehicle and pedes...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Telenav to offer voice-first navigation through Amazon’s Alexa
    Telenav has announced an extension of its partnership with Amazon under which Alexa will offer voice-first navigation even in poor reception areas, a company press release dated 6 January showed. Drivers can use the service to zoom in and out of the map, add a stop en route to the destination, as...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Continental and Sennheiser exhibit speakerless 3D immersive audio system
    Continental and Sennheiser will present a speakerless audio system at the Consumer Electronics Forum in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 6 January. Sennheiser’s patented AMBEO 3D audio technology will be integrated with Continental’s Ac2ated Sound system. “Together, we have...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Gentex display solutions for digital vision, dimmable glass systems
    Gentex is displaying its advanced mobility solutions at the CES 2020 this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The company’s comprehensive range of solutions on display at the event this year include all-new Full Display Mirror (FDM), mirror-i...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: BlackBerry, Amazon Web Services to showcase connected vehicle software platform
    BlackBerry will demonstrate a connected vehicle software platform in partnership with Amazon Web Services at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The platform for in-vehicle applications integrates BlackBerry’s QNX real-time operating sys...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Renault, Otodo to preview new connected vehicle solution
    According to a press release from the company dated 6 January, French car maker Renault has developed a new solution that links peoples’ homes with their cars. The company is working together with a French smart home connectivity firm named Otodo in order to enable customers to control connected d...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 6 January 2020
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    EV maker Byton enters partnerships for multimedia content on M-Byte’s 48-inch display
    Byton, the China-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, has announced multiple partnerships for content on its 48-inch display, the Byton Stage, a company press release dated 5 January read. Additionally, the company unveiled the Byton Developer Program. The partnerships will contribute to the in-car ex...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi joins Otonomo’s connected car data platform
    Mitsubishi Motors has joined Israeli start-up Otonomo’s car-data platform, Reuters reported on 6 January. Mitsubishi Motors becomes the first Japanese OEM to join Otonomo’s platform and will get access to a network of around 100 retailers, insurers and others. The retailers will pay Otonomo t...
    CES 2020: Continental to present Natural ‘3D Centerstack display’, ‘transparent hood’
    Continental will showcase ‘Natural 3D Centerstack’ display and ‘transparent hood’ at the CES 2020 this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release on 3 January. The company’s next-generation of Natural 3D display offers drivers and passengers a 3D experien...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    BlackBerry, Renovo collaborate to develop data management solutions for connected and self-driving vehicles
    BlackBerry QNX, a unit of BlackBerry Ltd, has announced a collaboration with Renovo to jointly develop and market safety-critical data management solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, a company press release dated 3 January read. BlackBerry's QNX ISO 26262 safety-certified real ti...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Continental to display UWB-based keyless entry solution, launch cybersecurity operations center
    Continental will showcase ultra-wideband (UWB) based keyless entry solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 3 January. It also said that unit Argus Cyber Security will collaborate with T-Systems to present an automotive security operations cente...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Cerence Introduces 'Cerence Car Life' suite of AI-powered products
    Cerence has unveiled 'Cerence Car Life', a suite of artificial intelligence-powered (AI) products for optimal services during the entire car ownership period, the company said in a press release on 2 January. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) services improve the car ownership experience from purc...
    03-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Luxoft HALO shared mobility concept to feature advanced in-vehicle infotainment
    Luxoft has unveiled Luxoft HALO, a latest shared mobility concept featuring a digital, in-vehicle experience, the company said in a press release on 2 January. Luxoft will display the solution in collaboration with LG Electronics, Amazon, and Mapbox at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES 2020) i...
    03-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Software engineering firm Luxoft joins Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform
    Luxoft has joined the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform to boost the development of vehicle-centric solutions and services such as advanced vehicle diagnostics, remote access and repair, and preventive maintenance, the software engineering firm announced on 2 January. Luxoft co-creates technol...
    Tesla partners with Chinese tech companies to offer online videos, games in vehicles
    Tesla will offer local videos and gaming services in its cars in China, Reuters reported on 20 December. It will be the first time for the EV maker to offer internet-connected games. Tesla will offer two video-streaming channels from Bilibili and Youku and three online games—mahjong and two ver...
    02-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: SK Telecom to demonstrate 5G-based mobility services
    SK Telecom will demonstrate 5G-based mobility and media services at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, Korea IT Times reported on 31 December.  SK will showcase an In-Vehicle Infotainment solution, lidar and artificial intelligence (AI)-based HD map live update technology whi...
    02-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Honda Xcelerator to introduce Honda Personal Assistant in partnership with SoundHound
    Honda Xcelerator, Honda’s global, open innovation program, and SoundHound will unveil the new ‘Honda Personal Assistant’ at the Consumer Electric Show at Las Vegas, a blogpost dated 18 December read. The Honda Personal Assistant will use SoundHound’s Houndify Voice artificial intelligence...
    02-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Upstream Security launches 2020 Automotive Cybersecurity Report
    Upstream Security has launched its 2020 Automotive Cybersecurity Report, a company press release on 18 December showed. The report gives insights into security after analyzing 367 publicly reported automotive cyber incidents over the last decade. Upstream has also made AutoThreat Intelligence ava...
    ESCRYPT, KPMG to help OEMs, suppliers set up certified cybersecurity management systems
    Automotive security provider ESCRYPT has announced a collaboration with consultancy firm KPMG under which the two companies will work together to support OEMs and suppliers set up certified cybersecurity management systems for vehicle platforms. In a company press release dated 3 December, ESCRYP...
    Cerence unveils ‘My Car, My Voice’ to personalize in-car voice assistant
    Nuance spin-off Cerence has unveiled a personalized in-car voice assistant called My Car, My Voice, the company said in a press release on 30 December. The voice cloning technology allows the car owners to copy a voice of their choice to be the persona of the voice assistant. Using deep neural ne...
    31-Dec-2019 News New Products
    FCA recalls 20,441 vehicles in US to update radio software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 20,441 vehicles in the United States to update radio software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018-2019 Pacifica vehicles equippe...
    31-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Automotive cybersecurity to become more challenging over the next decade 
    As the industry shifts towards autonomous driving and connected car technologies, vehicles and the back-end systems supporting these functionalities will become more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States defines...
    Chinese automakers SAIC, GAC join hands develop vehicle technologies
    SAIC Motor and GAC Group have collaborated to develop vehicle technologies and explore overseas markets, China Daily reported on 30 December. The automakers will co-invest in new technologies involving electric vehicles, smart cars, connectivity and co-develop vehicle platforms. SAIC said that th...
    SAIC-GM’s Baojun to launch RC-6 sedan with Huawei HiCar technology
    Baojun, a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor, unveiled their RC-6 vehicle fully equipped with Huawei’s latest in-car technology HiCar, Pandaily reported on 30 December. The HiCar technology includes AI voice control, intelligent driving, networking and image recognition. Its camer...
    30-Dec-2019 News New Products
    CM.com collaborates with BMW for automated SMS messages
    CM.com has announced a collaboration with BMW Group under which it will provide the infrastructure for sending automated SMS messages as part of BMW’s ConnectedDrive services globally, a press released dated 20 December read. CM.com takes care of sending SMS to the respective partner carriers o...
    BlackBerry, L-SPARK announce second list in accelerator program to develop connected car technologies
    L-SPARK and BlackBerry have announced the six companies which have been selected for the second list of their joint accelerator program, a press released showed on 10 December. The program aims to advance Canadian start-ups with vehicle-connected services and cloud connectivity. The start-ups are...
    ‘Disney+’ to feature in Tesla vehicles soon, says Musk
    Disney+ will soon feature as a part of Tesla Theatre in its vehicles, Elon Musk said on Twitter on 26 December. It was in response to a fan question on the social media network. Disney+ is an American subscription video on-demand streaming service owned by the The Walt Disney Company. Marvel, Nat...
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    AUTOSAR launches Release R19-11
    The AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) has officially launched Release R19-11, it said on 11 December. This release supports users of the AUTOSAR standard in service-oriented architectures, Diagnostics over IP (DoIP), security, over-the-air (OTA) updates, as well as in the AUTOSAR me...
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    GreenRoad, Otonomo collaborate to develop driver risk profiling and other intelligence
    GreenRoad has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Otonomo to allow for the provision of driver risk profiling and other intelligence, a company press release read on 17 December. The partnership will allow GreenRoad to offer its solutions using data directly from OEMS or any onb...
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    MY2020 Q7 SUV features advanced connectivity and driver assistance technologies
    Audi has launched model year (MY) 2020 Q7 sport utility vehicle (SUV) for the US market featuring advanced connectivity and driver assistance features, the company said in a press release last week. Inside, the Q7 SUV features the new MMI touch response system as standard, which has replaced th...
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    Desay SV, Fawer, FAW establish JV to develop intelligent cabin, intelligent driving, and connected services
    Huizhou Desay SV Automotive (Desay) has signed an agreement with Fawer Automotive Parts and FAW Equity Investment (Tianjin), a subsidiary of Chinese automaker FAW Group, to establish a joint venture (JV) in Changchun, Jilin province, China, Desay said in a press release earlier this month. The JV, F...
    GAC, China’s Shaoguan government begin construction of testing center for intelligent-connected and new-energy vehicles
    Guangzhou Automobile Group Co (GAC Group) and the Shaoguan city government in Guangdong Province in South China have started construction of a testing center for intelligent-connected and new-energy vehicles, China Daily reported today (27 December). The two partners are investing CNY2.75 billion (U...
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    Volkswagen appoints Björn Goerke as CTO of Car.Software
    The Volkswagen (VW) Group’s Car.Software organization has appointed Björn Goerke as chief technology officer (CTO), effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 18 December. In his new role, he will report to Christian Senger, VW brand board of management member wit...
    Denso announces organizational, personnel changes
    Denso has announced certain organizational and personnel changes, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 25 December. The Japanese company will establish the Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Division as a company-wide organization. The division will have t...
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