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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
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    Keysight partners with Qualcomm and SGS for testing C-V2X technology
    Keysight Technologies has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Technologies and SGS to test cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, a company press release read on 23 September. The companies worked on test cases involving radio frequency and radio resource management performance veri...
    Autocrypt partners with NXP for V2X security solutions
    Autocrypt has announced a partnership with NXP Semiconductors for automotive security services starting with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications, a company press release on 24 September read. NXP's V2X-related products such as SAF5X00 modem chipsets, SXF1800 secure element IC and i.MX 8 seri...
    Shanghai to extend road designated for testing intelligent connected vehicles
    Shanghai will extend the scope of testing intelligent and connected vehicles, Shine reported on 14 September. It is expected to will extend the length of roads for testing to nearly 807.8 miles (1,300 km) in Jiading. The report adds that Shanghai plans to promote integrated development of intelli...
    Ricardo publishes report on V2I communications
    Ricardo said that despite momentum growing for wider scale deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) deployment of communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure have been fragmented and relatively slow. In a report published on 17 September, Ricardo said that the delay i...
    Altium, ESCRYPT partner to enhance automotive cyber security
    Altium has partnered with ESCRYPT to enhance automotive cybersecurity, the company said in a press release on 17 September. Altium’s TASKING will support the host-side integration of ESCRYPT’s CycurHSM security software, which is specifically targeted at microcontrollers with an integrated, hard...
    Panasonic launches ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with investment commitment of USD150 million
    Panasonic has launched a new fund ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with a commitment of USD150 million, a 50% increase from the first fund, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 15 September. Headquartered in California, the new fund will invest in expansion stage enterprise software and...
    AccuWeather joins HERE Marketplace to provide weather related information
    AccuWeather has joined HERE Marketplace to sell weather related information that has several use cases, HERE said in a press release on 14 September. HERE Marketplace is a platform to exchange and monetize location assets from trusted sources via a subscription basis. Apart from AccuWeather, HERE Ma...
    Utah Department of Transportation begins phase 2 of V2X project
    The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the commencement of phase 2 of the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project in the state, Statescoop reported on 10 September. The department focused the process of sending hazard warnings and accidents detected by other vehicles for the second s...
    5GAA unveils near-term market roadmap for advanced driving, connectivity technologies
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) expects to see mass deployment of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) over the next two to three years, the company said on 8 September. The V2X use cases are toward improving traffic efficiency and road safety around the world. It released a whitepaper which hig...
    Foresight-owned Eye-Net Mobile to launch pilot project to test C-V2X accident prevention solution
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that its unit Eye-Net Mobile will start a pilot project with a Japanese electronics company to test its cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) accident-prevention solution, a company press release read on 28 August. The pilot project will be used to valida...
    Wipro secures multiyear automotive engineering services contract from Marelli
    Wipro has secured a multiyear automotive engineering services contract from MARELLI, a company press release read on 8 September. Wipro will utilize the EngineeringNXT framework to establish a software engineering factory for MARELLI and improve its operational efficiency and develop technologies on...
    Kia to launch K5 in Canada with advanced connectivity and ADAS features
    Kia will launch the K5 in Canada in October 2020 with LX, EX and GT-Line trims, the automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The K5 comes with a newly styled infotainment display up to the instrument panel and a vertical wireless charging sleeve for phone charging. “Kia raised the bar ...
    Mitsubishi launches Outlander PHEV in Philippines with advanced connectivity and safety technologies
    Mitsubishi has launched the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Philippines with an 8-inch Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA) system and advanced safety systems, the automaker said in a press release on 5 September. The SDA is compatible with Android Auto and passengers can connect ...
    Startup Stradvision picks BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for ADAS in South Korea
    Stradvision will use BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles from South Korean automakers, the company said in a press release on 7 September. BlackBerry is set to license its QNX technology, including its QNX Software...
    Toyota upgrades Aygo’s audio solutions with five-speaker JBL audio system
    Toyota has unveiled the Aygo JBL Edition, it said in a press release on 4 September. The system has an amplifier with 100W per channel, with a total of 600W of sound power on tap. The set-up consists of two 25mm high-frequency tweeters on top of the instrument panel, two 150mm full-range speakers do...
    Joyson Electronics’ unit to supply solutions for NIO’s 5G-V2X platform
    Junlian Zhixing, a unit of Ningbo Joyson Electronic, will supply solutions to NIO's 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform, with the project worth about CNY660 million (USD96 million), CNTechPost reported on 1 September. The products will include 5G-TBOX and 5G-VBOX for V2X and will be available...
    Wipro partners with AWS Launchpad to unveil automotive connected services studio
    Indian software company Wipro has partnered with AWS Launchpad to unveil a new Connected Services Studio for automotive applications, the company said in a press release in August 2020. Wipro says the studio has more than 550 designers, full stack engineers, and data scientists with Telematics and I...
    Ford collaborates with Metromile to offer connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance
    Ford has announced a collaboration with Metromile to provide connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance, a company press release read on 3 September. Vehicles with built-in connectivity can connect to Metromile which will then securely count miles driven directly from the vehicle’...
    Anhui province in mainland China opens 5G lane for testing autonomous vehicles
    A 5G-connected lane was opened in Anhui Province in mainland China to test autonomous cars, Xinhua news agency reported on 3 September. The test area in Baohe District of Hefei City is 4.4 kilometers long and will be open to both autonomous vehicles and ordinary vehicles. Significance: China...
    Synopsys, Elektrobit collaborate to develop EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software
    Synopsys, along with Elektrobit (EB), have announced availability of EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software for its ASIL-D compliant DesignWare ARC EM and ARC HS functional safety processor IP, a company press release on 1 September read. The DesignWare ARC functional safety processors simplifies safety...
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    HAAS Alert integrates its Safety Cloud collision prevention platform with Cradlepoint's wireless routers
    HAAS Alert has announced the integration of its Safety Cloud collision prevention platform with Cradlepoint's NetCloud-powered wireless routers, a company press release read on 31 August. The combination will enable municipal fleet customers to activate their vehicles on Safety Cloud via their Cr...
    Baidu partners with Chinese city Guangzhou to develop intelligent transport network
    Mainland Chinese internet tech company Baidu has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the city of Guangzhou to jointly develop an intelligent transport network, China Daily reported on 29 August. According to the report, Baidu's unit Guangzhou Apollo Intelligent Transportation entered i...
    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    Aptiv’s Connect Edge technology to roll out on more than 100,000 vehicles this year
    Aptiv, in a blogpost dated 20 August, has announced that Connect Edge technology will roll out on more than 100,000 vehicles in 2020. Connect Edge consists of a connected, high-speed data acquisition device, and the Aptiv Connect Edge software. The Installation can be done either in-plant or at a...
    Porsche upgrades ROADS app in cooperation with startup ClimaCell
    Porsche has collaborated with ClimaCell for upgrading its ROADS app, the automaker said in a press release on 25 August. Using a traffic light system, the app will be able to inform users about the quality of air along the route they plan on taking. Additionally, users will be able to organize joint...
    Utah Department of Transportation launches five-year V2X program
    Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has launched a five-year program in partnership with Panasonic to test vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems on the state’s roads, Deseret News reported in July. UDOT and Panasonic to deploy 80 next-generation roadside radio units along some Utah highway c...
    Mercedes-Benz launches easy-to-install Mercedes Me Adapter
    Mercedes-Benz has said that customers will be able to easily install its Mercedes me Adapter in their cars without needing to go to a service partner, a company press release read on 21 August read. “Our Mercedes me Adapter allows owners of numerous older Mercedes-Benz model series to enjoy the...
    Ford-led consortium trials data-driven predictive road safety tool in London
    Ford has announced that it is leading a consortium tasked with developing an innovative predictive road safety tool using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, the American carmaker said in a press release on 20 August. Ford Mobility is working with Oxfordshire County Cou...
    Maruti Suzuki teams up with IIM Bangalore to incubate mobility startups
    Maruti Suzuki India Limited has partnered with Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), the startup hub and incubation center at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) incubate startups in the area of mobility, the automaker said in a press release on 20 Augus...
    GM unveils technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China
    General Motors (GM) has unveiled its plans for the rollout of technologies in electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China, a company press release on 19 August read. At Tech Day in Shanghai, GM provided an outlook for its new global electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Ul...
    University of Alabama to use ParkMobile’s services
    ParkMobile has announced the launch of its service on The University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa, United States, a 17 August press release read. Customers will be able to use ParkMobile app to pay for parking at over 350 spaces around the campus. “ParkMobile is a leader in technology-dr...
    Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform to include Amazon Web Services features
    Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that its Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) will utilize features from Amazon Web Services, a company press release on 17 August read. MSPF allows engineers develop, deploy, and manage the next generation of mobility services for driver and passenger safety, sec...
    Verizon, HERE Technologies to use hyper-precise HD mapping and RTK for vehicle and pedestrian safety
    Verizon has tied up with HERE Technologies under which the companies will develop next generation technologies for vehicle and pedestrian safety, a press release read on 13 August. The project will feature the use of hyper-precise high definition mapping and Real Time Kinematics ( RTK). “Moving...
    Cohda Wireless equips German city of Ludwigsburg with V2X technology for emergency services
    Cohda Wireless announced that it has equipped the German city of Ludwigsburg with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, the company said in a press release. The technology will be used by emergency services, allowing fire trucks and rescue service teams to get to accidents and emergencie...
    Kapsch submits RIS-9260 RSU for dual-use certification by OmniAir Consortium
    Kapsch TrafficCom has submitted its RIS-9260 roadside unit (RSU) for dual-use certification by the OmniAir Consortium, the company said in a press release on 13 August. The RIS-9260, which is certified for dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) operations, is used in vehicle-to-everyth...
    Toyota picks Ridecell’s platform for mobility services in Sweden
    Ridecell has announced that Toyota Sweden’s shared mobility program KINTO Share has picked Ridecell High-yield Mobility platform to run their mobility operations, a company press release read on 11 August. The Ridecell platform focuses on customer verification, vehicle lock and unlock, service ...
    CCC Information Services to provide insurance telematics services for Volkswagen’s new-gen Car-Net
    Volkswagen has announced that CCC Information Services (CCC) has become its exclusive provider of insurance telematics services for the newest generation of VW Car-Net, a company press release on 11 August read. It will be included in most model year (MY) 2020 and 2021 vehicles. Upon customer con...
    CVSA urges FCC to allow use of V2X technologies on spectrum in 5.9 GHz band
    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue the permit the use of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, a press release on 29 July read. In March and April 2020, the CVSA submitted comments to the FCC opposing any action...
    Lexus participates in on-road connected vehicle project for safety in Australia
    Lexus Australia will participate in an on-road connected-vehicle project in Australia aimed at eliminating crashes or mitigating their effects, the automaker said in a press release on 7 August. It will be part of the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot project in Queensland which will use Dedicated Sho...
    Keysight, Qualcomm enable Global Certification Forum to activate certification of C-V2X test plan
    Keysight Technologies has partnered with Qualcomm to enable Global Certification Forum to activate certification of a cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) test plan, the company said in a press release on 6 August. The test plan was achieved using Keysight's RF/RRM DVT & Conf...
    Trustonic’s security platform features in Hycan 007 EV in mainland China
    Trustonic has announced that its Megatronix has picked its platform to secure its operating system, SmartMega OS+ which will be integrated in the Hycan 007 electric vehicle (EV) in mainland China, a company press release on 6 August read. The SmartMega OS+ software enables deployment and upgrade ...
    MY 2021 Acura TLX to feature Panasonic’s ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system
    Panasonic has said that its ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system will feature in the model year (MY) 2021 Acura TLX model, a company press release read on 6 August. The ELS STUDIO 3D system contains Twin Telford subwoofers. The speakers are mounted at the corners and reduce vibrations while deliver...
    Honda, Acura add ‘Driver Feedback’ feature to the HondaLink and AcuraLink systems in US
    Honda and Acura have added the Driver Feedback feature to HondaLink and AcuraLink connected-car systems, the company said in a press release on 6 August. The feature will allow drivers to receive feedback on their driving techniques and potentially earn discounts on vehicle insurance rates in 42 US&...
    Applied Information to implement Qualcomm’s C-V2X technologies in Hawaii
    Applied Information has announced that it will implement cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technologies developed by Qualcomm in Hawaii, United States, a company press release on 5 August read. In May, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Applied Information two additional experi...
    Automotive data management startup CerebrumX begins operations in Princeton, US
    New Jersey-based startup CerebrumX has announced the formal launch of its operations in Princeton focusing on the automotive data management platform, the company said in a press release on 5 August. CerebrumX caters to end-users, OEMs, and data consumers in industries such as media, insurance, r...
    Bureau Veritas to host two C-V2X Plugfests in America and Asia in October
    Bureau Veritas will host two cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) Plugfests in America and Asia in October, the company said in a press release on 3 August. The events, in Seoul, South Korea, between 5–8 October and in Detroit, US, between 12–16 October, will be a part of OmniAir's w...
    Cohda expands its C-V2X Software Development Kit
    Cohda has expanded its cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) Software Development Kit (SDK) to include a range of applications and tools and a virtual simulation tool (VSIM), the company said in a press release on 4 August. It includes source code for Red Light Warning (RLW) and Road Side Alert ...
    JOYNEXT develops Android IVI extension box for cars in the mainland Chinese market
    JOYNEXT’s Android IVI extension box will be soon available in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 27 July. The Android IVI Extension Box enables the car to support Android functions without requiring a connected smartphone. It was developed for a European OEM. “The Chinese ...
    Green Hills Software collaborates with automotive cyber security firm Argus
    Green Hills Software has announced a partnership with Argus Cyber Security under which the companies will integrate Argus Control Flow Integrity product to work with Green Hills Software’s optimizing C/C++ compiler, a company press release on 29 July read. The solution will secure safety-critical ...
    Porsche Digital establishes new office in Spain
    The digital subsidiary of Porsche has opened a new office in Barcelona, Spain, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 July. The new location in Barcelona is jointly operated by Porsche Digital and the SEAT subsidiary SEAT:CODE. The teams from both companies consist of product managers, sof...
    Upstream Security joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association
    Automotive cybersecurity specialist Upstream Security has announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, a company press release on 28 July read. The integration covers options for automotive data intake using Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) components by...
    Keysight, IPG Automotive and Nordsys partner for ‘Autonomous Drive Emulation Platform’
    Keysight has announced a collaboration with IPG Automotive and Nordsys to design and develop a modular test platform to accelerate validation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and functions for autonomous driving, the company said in a press release on 27 July. The multiyear collaborat...
    Telenav to supply hybrid navigation solution for out of network coverage in Ford’s F-150, Bronco
    Ford has announced that Telenav will supply hybrid navigation software and services for out-of-network coverage for the new F-150 and Bronco models, a company press release read on 29 July. The hybrid navigation solution stores maps and continues routing even when drivers are out of cell coverage an...
    Cerence, startup what3words collaborate on voice-powered navigation
    Cerence has partnered with what3words to develop voice-powered navigation, the company said in a press release on 29 July. “Navigation has always been one of the core use cases for voice technology in the car, and it’s often one of the first tests of the automotive assistant. Simplicity and a...
    United States’ DOJ clears Avanci’s 5G platform for automotive industry
    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared Avanci’s new platform for licensing 5G technology in the automotive industry, an official statement read on 28 June. The department’s Antitrust Division completed its review of the platform and concluded that, on balance, and based on the...
    Polestar announces details of apps for Polestar 2 EV
    Polestar has announced details for apps to be available in its Polestar 2 EV, a company press release dated 23 July showed. Polestar 2 is the world’s first car to feature an Android Automotive OS powering an infotainment system, with built-in Google apps and services plus three years of inter...
    KPIT sets up new software engineering center in Germany for vehicle electrification, autonomous driving
    Software company KPIT Technologies is setting up a software engineering center in Munich, Germany, The Economic Times reported on 22 July. The center will focus on vehicle electrification, autonomous driving, AUTOSAR and vehicle diagnostics, and the digital cockpit. “Europe is now our...
    NXP expands connectivity capabilities of EdgeVerse edge computing and security platform
    NXP Semiconductors has expanded its MCUXpresso software to include Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combos and i.MX RT Crossover microcontrollers (MCUs), the company said in a press release on 21 July. NXP basically expands the connectivity capabilities of its EdgeVerse edge computing and security platform...
    Autocrypt to head Korean Expressway V2X security credential management system project
    Autocrypt has announced that it would be heading the Korean Expressway Corporation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) security credential management system (SCMS) project, the company said in a press release on July 23. Autocrypt will deliver production-grade SCMS for Korean Expressway Corporation. “S...
    Autotalks, Applied Information collaborate for dual-mode/dual-active V2X deployment
    Autotalks has teamed up with Applied Information under which the two companies will carry out a dual-mode/dual-active vehicle-to-everything (V2X) deployment in Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii, US. In a company press release dated 23 July, Autotalks said that its dual mode chipsets will be installed in...
    Savari, Swift Navigation collaborate to improve position accuracy for V2X applications
    Savari has announced a collaboration with Swift Navigation under which the companies will promote technology to improve position accuracy for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications, a company press release read on 22 July. Savari’s V2X software stack will utilize Swift Navigation’s Skylark ...
    Volkswagen’s MY 2021 vehicles to feature new audio entertainment platform ‘SiriusXM with 360L’
    SiriusXM has announced that Volkswagen will feature its new audio entertainment platform ‘SiriusXM with 360L’ in its model year (MY) 2021 vehicles, a company press release on 22 July read. Volkswagen models which will get the new third-generation modular infotainment platform—MIB3, such as Art...
    SemiDrive picks Elektrobit’s EB tresos Studio to develop connected and AD applications
    Elektrobit has announced that SemiDrive Technology has selected the EB tresos Studio tool for use in its AUTOSAR-compliant Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) development platform, a company press release on 21 July read. The studio tool will allow SemiDrive to develop and deliver an MCAL la...
    Qualcomm, San Diego Regional Proving Grounds launch C-V2X direct communication program for California
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced a partnership with San Diego Regional Proving Grounds under which they will launch a new cellular vehicle-to-everything) direct communication program for California, United States, a company press release dated 21 July read. The program spans across a three-mil...
    Bosch to consolidate software and electronic expertise into one division
    Bosch has announced the consolidation of its electronics and software expertise into a single division from 2021, a company press release read on 21 June. The division will make software-intensive systems for future vehicle architectures. Bosch said its entire car multimedia division and parts of...
    Bosch presents findings of MEC-View research project
    Bosch has presented its findings of the MEC-View research project, a company press release read on 20 July. Bosch said the project took three years of development got EUR5.5 million (USD6.3 million) in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The participants for ...
    AKKA, ERTICO join forces to develop key solutions for 5G-MOBIX project
    AKKA Research has announced a partnership with Ertico to develop key solutions for 5G-MOBIX project, a company press release on 16 July read. AKKA supports development of tools for test data management and analysis for pilot tests and plays frames guidelines and good practices for vehicles, networks...
    New audio entertainment platform ‘SiriusXM with 360L’ to be available in MY 2021 BMW vehicles
    SiriusXM has announced that its new audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will be available in model year (MY) 2021 BMW cars, a company press release read on 16 July. The platform will be available in the 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 8 Series, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, and ...
    Automotive Edge Computing Consortium publishes report for OEMs to handle connected car data
    The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) has published Version 2.0 of its technical report called Driving Data to the Edge: The Challenge of Data Traffic Distribution, it said in a press release on 15 July. The report looks at different methods for automotive OEMs, mobile network operators, a...
    Kingwaytek Technology tests C-V2X-enabled autonomous driving in Taiwan
    Kingwaytek Technology is testing autonomous driving using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology-based infrastructure in Taiwan, DigiTimes reported on 15 July, citing Kingwaytek president San Huang. Kingwaytek Technology makes navigation software products including vehicle map systems, au...
    HELLA’s solution to enable diagnosis of access-protected Mercedes vehicles
    Hella has announced that its Mega Mac car diagnostic tool with version 59 will be able to diagnose access-protected vehicles from Mercedes, a company press release read on 14 July read. Workshops with the Mega Mac will be able to perform basic settings and calibrations in the secured vehicles. Me...
    Airbiquity collaborates with telematics service provider YESWAY for OTA software updates in mainland China
    Airbiquity has announced a partnership with telematics service provider YESWAY, whereby YESWAY will add Airbiquity’s OTAmatic over-the-air (OTA) software and data management solution to its automotive platform for the Chinese market, a company press release on 14 July read. “Airbiquity is thr...
    IOV solutions company PATEO to integrate ‘PATEO Qing Mobile’ in Karma vehicles
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Karma Automotive has announced a partnership with PATEO, under which PATEO will integrate its Qing Mobile solution as a Proof of Concept (POC) in Karma Revero GT vehicles, a company press release read on 9 July. Additionally, Karma and PATEO are looking to develop ...
    All future models in India will feature UVO Connect, says Kia
    Kia will launch all future models in India with connectivity features in the form of UVO Connect, Vivek Goswami, general manager of product planning at Kia Motors India told Autocar India last week.  “Our intention is to offer this feature (UVO Connect) on all the cars which we bring in this ...
    Ford to conduct V2I functional test in Changsha city, China
    Ford will conduct a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) functional test on in Changsha city, China, the OEM announced in a press release on 6 July. Ford will collaborate with Hunan Xiangjiang Intelligent Technology Innovation Center to test the road-coordinated functions on the designated intelligent co...
    Geotab announces integrated telematics solution for Ford vehicles in certain European countries
    Geotab has developed an integrated solution for Ford vehicles in certain European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, the company said in a press release on 7 July. Following the integration, Ford Data Services will be able to transfer data from vehicles ...
    SafeRide Technologies joins AUTOSAR automotive open system architecture partnership
    SafeRide Technologies has announced a development partnership with AUTOSAR, a company press release read on 10 July. SafeRide will collaborate with AUTOSAR to develop new cyber-security system functions and functional interfaces and participate in the AUTOSAR working group security. “We're...
    Cohda Wireless collaborates with u-blox for V2X solutions
    Cohda Wireless has partnered with u-blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, to produce an advanced vehicle-to-everything (V2X) solution for the global Cooperative Intelligent Transport market, according to a company press release on 9 July. The pa...
    Cybellum partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Innovation Lab on vehicle-level cyber security
    Automotive cybersecurity specialist Cybellum has announced a partnership with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Innovation Lab to develop automotive cyber-security technologies, a company press release read on 8 July. The companies will focus on vehicle-level risk assessment, taking into account the archi...
    Consortium of automotive and telecom companies completes ConVeX C-V2X trial
    A consortium of automotive and telecom companies has completed the ConVeX cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) trial, Qualcomm said in a press release on 8 July. Qualcomm, along with Audi AG, Ericsson, Swarco Traffic Systems, and the University of Kaiserslautern make up the consortium. The tria...
    Continental to supply telematics and antenna solutions to two European OEMs
    Continental has announced that it will supply intelligent antenna modules and 5G telematics units to two European vehicle manufacturers, a company press release read on 8 July. Serial production of the products is planned for 2023. Continental also said that it is working on 4G and 5G telematics ...
    Continental picks Renesas’ R-Car M3 SoC for body high-performance computer
    Renesas Electronics has announced that Continental has adopted its high-performance Renesas R-Car M3 system-on-chip (SoC) for its first-generation Body High-Performance Computer (HPC), a company press release read on 7 July. HPC is an automotive computing platform offering centralized control of veh...
    OpenSynergy partners with Qualcomm, Google to virtualize Android Automotive OS
    OpenSynergy has announced a yearlong collaboration with Google and Qualcomm on virtualizing the Android Automotive OS, a company press release read on 7 July. The partnership is on a reference platform with a virtualized Android Automotive OS instance running on top of OpenSynergy’s COQO...
    MG Motor to support development of six startups in India
    MG Motor India has signed up six startups for its ongoing MG Developer Program and Grant, the Economic Times reported on 29 June. Highway Delite, Socialcore, InCabEx, CamCom, ClearQuote, and the Alexa-based project Meeseeks are the shortlisted startups. “Our goal is to indigenously develop a co...
    BMW to release vehicle software upgrade with new connectivity and navigation features
    BMW has said that it will release its most comprehensive vehicle software upgrade later this month with improved features for vehicle connectivity and navigation, a company press release on 2 July read. These features will be included in BMW vehicles with Operating System 7. The enhanced features...
    Mainland Chinese startup HiRain Technologies raises USD30 million in new funding round
    HiRain Technologies has raised CNY210 million (USD30 million) in new funding round from Huaxing Growth Capital, a sub fund owned by China Renaissance, Dalal Street Asia reported on 30 June. The company will use proceeds from the latest funding round to support product innovations in autonomous drivi...
    Ford picks TomTom to provide real-time traffic service for next-gen SYNC connected vehicle technology
    Ford has picked mapmaker TomTom in a multiyear deal to provide real-time traffic service for the next-generation SYNC connected vehicle system, the American automaker said in a press release on 2 July. The F-150 pickup and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will be the first vehicles to access the ...
    Electronica China 2020: STMicroelectronics to present smart mobility solutions
    STMicroelectronics (STM) will exhibit smart mobility solutions at Electronica China 2020 from 3–5 July, the company said in a press release on 2 July. STM will present a mock-up car integrating 31 demos, 90% of which are live. This demo car shows STM’s comprehensive portfolio of automoti...
    BMW to issue remote updates of digital systems and software for Brazilian customers
    BMW will release remote software updates for its Brazilian customers, the German automaker said in a press release on 25 June. BMW's remote upgrade system, Remote Software Upgrade (RSU), is an over-the-air (OTA) update system that uses the internet embedded in the vehicles. “The BMW Group is a ...
    India’s ACMA fears manufacturing disruption due to import clearance delays
    The Indian auto industry body, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has mentioned that all import consignments coming in from Mainland China are being subjected to complete manual inspection, which is leading to undue delays in customs clearance. In a report filed by...
    Greater Than to leverage Otonomo’s connected car data to offer AI-based risk insights
    Connected car data specialist Otonomo has announced a partnership with Greater Than, a company press release read on 30 June. Under the agreement, Otonomo will provide Greater Than with privacy-compliant, near real-time, connected car data from cars in Germany and the United States. “We at Oton...
    Valeo files patents on lighting, 48V systems, telematics systems, cleaning systems in 2019
    Valeo has filed 1,034 patents in 2019, confirming its strong capacity for innovation, according to a company press release on 26 June 2020. With new patents filed with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in 2019, Valeo’s innovations are now protected by a portfolio of more than 33...
    Hyundai Motors’ connected car subscription hits 1.5 million
    Hyundai Motor Group’s connected car subscribers currently stands at 1.5 million, Pulse News reported on 29 June. The accumulated number of subscribers to its connected car services included Blue Link by Hyundai Motor, UVO by Kia Motors, and Genesis Connected Service, grew to 1.5 million in April. ...
    US NHTSA probes 63,000 Tesla Model S cars over issue with media-control unit
    The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has probed into an incident in which 63,000 Tesla Model S cars reported of media-control unit failures leading to the loss of the usage of touchscreens, Reuters news reported on 24 June. NHTSA said it evaluated  mo...
    Ford ties up with Newlab to develop solutions related to connectivity, autonomy and electrification
    Ford Motor Company has tied up with Newlab to develop transportation solutions related to connectivity, autonomy, and electrification, the American automaker said in a press release on 25 June. Ford’s Michigan Central area will be an open platform for partnerships to create and test mobility so...
    Model year 2021 Ford F-150 to feature SiriusXM's audio entertainment platform 360L
    SiriusXM has announced that its newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150, according to a company press release on 26 June. SiriusXM with 360L will be available on all future Ford models with its SYNC 4 infotainment system. ...
    DiDi Chuxing deploys V2X hardware in Shanghai, begins robo-taxi service
    DiDi Chuxing has announced that it has deployed vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware at some junctions within the test area in Shaghai where it has launched a robo-taxi service, according to a company press release dated 27 June. Passengers can use the DiDi app to request on-demand rides for...
    Blackberry says QNX software currently embedded in over 175 million cars
    BlackBerry has said that its QNX software is embedded in over 175 million cars on the road worldwide, according to a company press release on 23 June. Since its last report in June 2019, 25 million cars have integrated QNX. BlackBerry QNX software is used for advanced driver assistance, digital i...
    KT Corp to offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles in South Korea
    South Korean telecom company KT Corp will offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles which are set to be released this year, Yonhap reported on 25 June. In-car infotainment services will include weather reports, music, podcast streaming and will be integrated through a...
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