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    Karma Automotive joins Alliance for Automotive Innovation
    Karma Automotive has joined the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, the EV maker announced via a press release on 22 January. “Being part of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation significantly amplifies Karma’s voice supporting policies that encourage the technical excellence needed to build...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    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: 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: 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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Synopsys, Porsche Consulting introduce framework for automotive electronic architecture development process
    Synopsys has announced that the company and Porsche Consulting have introduced a framework for automotive electronic architecture development process, a company press release reported on 19 December. The solution integrates Synopsys' Triple Shift-Left approach into automotive development organiza...
    Connected vehicle data specialist wejo launches ‘Neutral Server Plus, partners with Daimler
    wejo has announced the launch of its Neutral Server Plus and its partnership with German automaker Daimler, the company said on 17 December. Neutral Server Plus allows third parties to access connected vehicle data. Daimler becomes the first automaker to enroll for this service, and the partnersh...
    Toyota, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance unveil ‘Telematics Damage Service’ system
    Toyota Motor Corp and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance have jointly developed the Telematics Damage Service System, the automaker said in a press release on 23 December. The service will be available from March 2020 on Toyota and Lexus brand connected cars. The Telematics Damage Service System is an ac...
    Foresight Autonomous picks Cognata as simulation partner for stereo/quad camera vision systems
    Cognata has announced that Foresight Autonomous has selected Cognata as its simulation partner for their stereo/quad camera vision systems, the company said in a press release on 23 December. Foresight will be able to validate their vision systems across multiple scenarios, under different combin...
    OmniAir to launch comprehensive certification program for C-V2X devices next year
    OmniAir has said that it would launch a comprehensive certification program for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) devices in 2020, a press release on 20 December read. It has been in development since early this year and its C-V2X working group has finished over 100 new and unique test cases. ...
    Volvo Car UK ties up with GoWashMyCar for new connected car service
    Volvo Car UK has announced a partnership with GoWashMyCar, a car cleaning service as part of its new mobile valeting facility, the automaker announced on 20 December. Termed Volvo Car Mobile Wash, it is a package that includes a free car health check, covering tire pressures and tread depth, sc...
    Edge processing software startup Teraki raises USD11 million in series A funding
    Teraki, a Germany-based supplier of edge processing software for the automotive and internet of things (IoT) markets, has raised USD11 million in a Series A financing round, the company said in a press release on 18 December. With the latest funding, the company has raised a total of USD16.3 mi...
    Xilinx to power Baidu's ACU-Advanced platform for automated valet parking
    Xilinx has announced that it will power Baidu's production-ready Apollo Computing Unit (ACU)-Advanced platform for automated valet parking (AVP), said a company press release on 19 December. The ACU is an advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving and is the first producti...
    ZF collaborates with Microsoft to provide software-driven mobility solutions
    ZF has announced a partnership with Microsoft to provide software-driven mobility solutions, said a company press release on 19 December. Together with Microsoft, ZF intends to bring its software engineering processes, methods, and solutions to the speed and quality IT companies lead with, the relea...
    SafeRide, NXP to deliver real-time vehicle health monitoring capabilities in vehicles
    SafeRide has said that vSentry Edge AI will be integrated with the NXP vehicle network processors, a company press release stated on 18 December. vSentry Edge AI is an embedded behavioral profiling and anomaly detection solution for connected vehicles. vSentry Edge AI issues real-time advanced ve...
    GM to offer 'SiriusXM with 360L' on nearly one million MY2020 vehicles
    GM will integrate SiriusXM’s next generation listening experience in nearly one million model year (MY) 2020 cars, the automaker said in a press release on 17 December. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners will be able to listen to music, sports and talk shows with SiriusXM with 360L. The ...
    Mercedes-Benz, 360 Group collaborate to enhance cybersecurity for connected cars
    Mercedes-Benz has announced a collaboration with 360 Group to jointly improve connected cars security, a company press release dated 16 December showed. Mercedes partnered with Sky-Go Team, which is the car security research team of the 360 Group. It is part of the 360 Cyber Security Brain, an ad...
    Tesla announces monthly subscription fee of USD9.99 plus tax for Premium Connectivity
    Tesla has announced a monthly subscription charge of USD9.99 plus applicable tax for its Premium Connectivity, the EV maker announced. Features will include navigation, live traffic visualization, satellite-view maps, video streaming, karaoke, music streaming, and internet browser. All cars come ...
    Nissan to offer upgraded ADAS technologies, connected features in LEAF for Japanese market
    Nissan will offer upgraded advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected features in the Nissan LEAF for the Japanese market from next month, the automaker said in a press release on 16 December. The upgraded features include improvements to the LEAF’s ProPILOT driver assistance technolo...
    CES 2020: Bosch to present new 3D display for vehicle cockpits
    German auto parts supplier Bosch will showcase its newly developed three-dimensional (3D) displays for vehicle cockpits at the upcoming 2020 CES next month in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 12 August. The 3D displays use passive 3D technology to generate a realisti...
    Xpeng Motors selects RTI’s connectivity technology for all-new P7 EV
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced that Xpeng Motors has picked Connext DDS as the connectivity framework for its Xpeng P7 electric sedan, a company press release on 11 December stated. The P7 electric vehicle (EV) will use the XPILOT 3.0 autonomous driving system, which will be power...
    BlackBerry to supply QNX Neutrino RTOS, other solutions for Wall Motors’ next-gen vehicles
    BlackBerry has announced that China-based electric carmaker WM Motor will integrate its QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and other QNX software products into its third-generation SUVs, a company press release dated 10 December showed. WM Motor will use the QNX Platform for Digital Cockp...
    BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor gets Automotive Safety Integrity Level ‘D’ certification
    BlackBerry has announced that its QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for safety has got an ISO 26262 ASIL D compliant certification, according to a company press release on 9 December. This makes it the world’s first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor. Developers can isolate safety-critical sys...
    Denso agrees to pay USD19 million to settle class action lawsuits in Canada
    Denso Corporation and some of its consolidated subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in putative class action lawsuits in Canada, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 9 December. The company agreed to pay approximately JPY2.1 billion (USD19 million). ...
    BMW drops plan to charge subscription fee for Apple CarPlay
    BMW has decided to remove the subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in vehicles in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 December. According to the report, UK cars running BMW's latest operating system for its infotainment system will offer acc...
    Mobileye maps 28,000 miles of roads in Barcelona to enhance safety
    As a part of its Autonomous Ready initiative to enhance the safety of streets, Mobileye collects data from 28,000 miles of Barcelona’s streets, the company said in a press release on 3 December. 400 vehicles were equipped with Mobileye 8 Connect retrofit advanced driving assistance system (ADAS). ...
    Avanci announces new patent license agreement with Volvo for connected cars
    Avanci has announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Volvo Cars for 2G, 3G, and 4G essential patents, the company said in a press release on 3 December. The agreement takes the total number of auto brands licensed through the Avanci marketplace to 14. “We are very pleased to ...
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    Airgain to provide C-V2X connectivity for Didi Chuxing AV pilot in Shanghai
    Airgain has announced that it has been selected by Didi Chuxing to deliver cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity for an autonomous vehicle pilot in Shanghai, a press release dated 2 December showed. Airgain’s MULTIMAX FV ITS 3-in-1 antenna provides two high gain directional antenn...
    Toyota, Nishi-Nippon Railroad begin full-scale operation of ‘my route’ multi-modal mobility service in Japan
    On 28 November, Toyota Motor and Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu) started full-scale operation of multi-modal mobility service ‘my route’ for smartphone in Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City in Japan, the Japanese automaker said in a press release last week. The two companies have launched the m...
    SEAT announces V2I communication project in Barcelona
    SEAT has announced a project in collaboration with the Spanish Traffic Authority, the Barcelona City Council, and Electronic Trafic (ETRA). The project connects vehicles with traffic lights and the traffic control center, which enables drivers to anticipate the status of traffic lights. In a...
    Faurecia targets sales of USD22.9 billion in 2022
    Faurecia has announced its new financial targets for 2022 during a ‘Capital Market Day’ event held in Paris, France, on 26 November, the company said in a press release. The French supplier expects its sales to grow above 5% between 2019 and 2022 and reach EUR20.5 billion (USD22.9 billion) ...
    Xpeng Motors, Alipay collaborate to develop in-car payment functions
    Xpeng Motors has signed an agreement with Alipay to jointly develop in-car payment functions, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 27 November. The service will be implemented in Xpeng’s upcoming sports sedan model, the P7. Xpeng and Alipay’s user accounts are expected to be conne...
    HERE to provide VST Mobility with mapping and location services
    HERE Technologies has announced that VST Mobility has selected the company as its mapping and location services provider to support the launch of Eclipse, a vehicle tracking unit that is an advance GPS and GPRS terminal with embedded eSIM and IRNSS chipset for effective fleet management.  VS...
    ARC Europe partners with HERE Mobility to offer MaaS solutions
    ARC Europe and HERE Mobility have announced a partnership to offer Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions in the context of roadside assistance, the companies said in a press release on 25 November. The objective of the collaboration is to issue personalized digital MaaS solutions in order to kee...
    Cubic Telecom partners with Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions
    Global connectivity management software provider Cubic Telecom has teamed up with UAE's telecom group Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions, Cubic Telecom said in a press release on 20 November. The companies aim to launch the new solution in 2020. The solution will b...
    INTEGRITY Security Services issues DriveOhio V2X certificates for entire Ohio state
    INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS) has said that it has delivered the world's first production-grade hosted Security Credential Management System (CMS) to serve DriveOhio's Connected Vehicle and Traffic Management Systems, according to a press release on 20 November. The DriveOhio CMS will provide...
    Keysight achieves 3GPP validation for C-V2X radio frequency conformance test case
    Keysight Technologies has announced that it has achieved 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) validation for cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) radio frequency (RF) conformance test case, a company press release showed on 21 November. The test case validation was achieved ...
    Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach, AMG models feature NVIDIA’s AI-powered MBUX infotainment system
    NVIDIA has said that Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach AMG models feature its AI-powered MBUX infotainment system, according to a company blogpost on 22 November. The latest addition takes the total number of Mercedes models equipped with MBUX to 20, including the all-electric EQC SUV. MBUX can...
    Navinfo to supply map data and services to Huawei Technologies
    Chinese navigation map developer NavInfo will supply HD (high-definition) map data and services to Huawei Technologies, Caixin reported on 21 November, citing a regulatory filing by Navinfo with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. According to the agreement, NavInfo will help Huawei with testing and ver...
    Volkswagen’s Car.Software organization to operate as independent business unit from Jan 2020
    German carmaker Volkswagen has said that its Car.Software unit will operate as an independent business from January 2020, according to a company press release dated 21 November. The Car.Software organization will centralize the units within the group. Initially, around 3,000 digital experts from ...
    TCS, Qualcomm develop innovation hub to explore possibilities of 5G in various industries including automotive
    Tata Consultancy Services has announced the launch of an innovation hub in India in partnership with Qualcomm, the company said in a press release on 20 November. The new hub, located in Hyderabad, will be used to build domain-specific solutions in artificial intelligence (Al), internet of things (l...
    Continental’s supervisory board approves global structural program “Transformation 2019-2029”
    The supervisory board of German automotive components supplier Continental AG has approved the company’s global long-term restructuring program called Transformation 2019-2029, which was announced at the end of September. In a press statement issued on 20 November, Continental said that its s...
    BMW extends INRIX driver services for BMW ConnectedDrive  
    INRIX has announced the extension of its agreement with BMW Group to provide INRIX driving services, including real-time parking, traffic, and travel alerts, a company press release on 18 November showed. BMW ConnectedDrive with real-time traffic information is powered by the INRIX network, and i...
    Porsche Informatik adopts Dynatrace’s software intelligence platform to accelerate software innovation
    Dynatrace has announced that Porsche Informatik, a unit of Porsche Holding Salzburg, has deployed the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform to accelerate software innovation, a press filing on 19 November showed. Porsche Informatik selected Dynatrace to provide comprehensive and unified observ...
    Preh to downsize workforce as part of cost-cutting measure
    Preh announced on 12 November that as a part of its cost-cutting measure, it would reduce up to 77 jobs at its Bad Neustadt site. The company also said that in view of the continuing high cost pressures, the site at Jönköping would be closed by the end of the year and that all activities woul...
    Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 – An Overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month has been on the 4th edition of Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit held in Paris, France, on 16-17 October 2019. The Autonomy Salon is a go to event for mobility innovation with a strong focus in active mobility, electrification, autonomous vehicle...
    BAIC to develop intelligent connected cars under new brand ‘BEIJING’
    Beijing Automotive Group Co (BAIC Group) is looking to develop intelligent cars under a new brand, BEIJING, according to a Reuters report dated 23 October. The article quotes BAIC chairman Xu Heyi who said he hopes to cooperate with Daimler on intelligent connected vehicle technologies. BAIC said...
    Renault launches on-demand electric, autonomous, shared service on Paris-Saclay urban campus
    Groupe Renault has started public trials of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus in the French capital using its two electric, autonomous and shared Zoe cab prototypes, the automaker said in a press release today (14 October). Beginning today, the trial will offer on-demand car...
    MIPI Alliance expands activities for ADAS and autonomous driving applications
    The MIPI Alliance, an organization that develops interface specifications for smartphones, is expanding its activities for automotive applications, the alliance said in a press release last week. The alliance is leveraging its several years of expertise in the mobile industry to develop and enhance ...
    SAIC joins collaborative open source project Automotive Grade Linux
    Chinese automaker SAIC has joined the open source project for connected cars, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), according to a press release dated 10 October. German Autolabs, KPIT, MontaVista, OTAinfo, OUTCERT, and Ovo Automotive will also join AGL. “We are excited to welcome SAIC Motor as our fir...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Denso to display solutions for safety, connectivity and e-mobility
    Denso will display its range of safety, connectivity and e-mobility solutions at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, according to a company press release on 8 October. The Japanese supplier will introduce its most innovative vehicle products in an interactive way through the Augmented Reality (A...
    Four new companies join Auto-ISAC alliance for cybersecurity
    The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) has said that four companies have joined the alliance, strengthening its position on cyber-security according to a press filing on 9 October. Auto-ISAC has added TuSimple, Yamaha Motor Group, ArmorText, and Celerium to strengthen its...
    Nuance Communications completes spin-off of Cerence
    Nuance Communications has announced that it has completed the spin-off of Cerence Inc, according to a press release filed by the company on 1 October. As a result, Nuance and Cerence are now separate publicly traded companies. Cerence will become an independent pure-play automotive software company....
    Marelli sets up external Advisory Expert Board
    Marelli has established an external Advisory Board for Magneti Marelli CK Holdings Co Ltd, a holding company of Marelli from 1 October to provide ongoing strategic advice to the Marelli Board, the company said in a press release on 1 October. The Advisory Board will consist of global market exp...
    GlobalFoundries partners with Analog Bits and Aragio Solutions for automotive IP solutions
    GlobalFoundries (GF) has announced a partnership with Analog Bits and Aragio Solutions to develop a portfolio of I/O libraries on GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) platform, according to a company press release on 24 September. Analog Bits and Aragio will develop a portfolio of automotive foundation, an...
    UAZ begins pilot test of connected car technologies at Russian plant
    Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ) has said that it would begin pilot testing of cars with connected car technology, according to a company press release on 26 September. The project will be implemented by IT company C-Cars. Patriot SUV became the first UAZ model with connectivity function whi...
    Toyota enters business and capital alliance with Subaru to strengthen long-term partnership
    Toyota and Subaru have reached a new business and capital alliance to further strengthen their long-term partnership, the two Japan-based automakers said in a joint press release today (27 September). As part of the agreement, Toyota will raise its stake in Subaru to 20% from 16.83% currently, ...
    Continental announces ‘Transformation 2019–2029’ restructuring program to enhance long-term competitiveness
    Continental has announced a long-term restructuring program that will continue for the next 10 years and result in closure of several manufacturing plants and loss of up to 20,000 jobs globally, including 7,000 in Germany, the company said in a press release 25 September. The program, called ...
    Elektrobit displays EB Assist portfolio for ADAS and autonomous driving functions at Automotive Testing Expo China 2019
    Elektrobit, a supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, is displaying cutting-edge technologies for automated driving at the ongoing Automotive Testing Expo China 2019 in Shanghai, China, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The display include...
    Suzuki partners with Smartvalue, Marubeni to conduct proof of concept for car sharing service in Japan
    Suzuki Motor has teamed up with two Japan-based companies Smartvalue and Marubeni to jointly conduct a proof of concept (POC) for a car sharing service in Toyonaka, in Osaka Prefecture, according to a press release by Marubeni earlier this month. To conduct the POC, Suzuki will offer its compact car...
    Denso opens new R&D center in US state Texas
    Japanese supplier Denso has announced that it will invest USD1.3 million to open a new research and development (R&D) lab ‘Texas Innovation and Connected Service Center’ in Plano, Texas in the United States, according to a company press release on 17 September. The new facility will develop ...
    LG Innotek to introduce C-V2X modules at Automotive World Nagoya 2019 in Japan
    LG Innotek will introduce V2X modules, including C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) as well as Bluetooth / Wi-Fi modules, cellular modules, and low-power Bluetooth solutions at the Automotive World Nagoya 2019 in Japan this week, according to a press release on 15 September. At the show, the com...
    FCA picks Transatel’s cellular connectivity solution to provide universal 4G connectivity in EU, EFTA
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Italy has selected Transatel to provide universal 4G connectivity and a comprehensive connectivity management platform for its vehicles all countries in the European Union (EU) and in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) regions, the company said on 9 Septe...
    Verizon tie up with Mcity at University of Michigan to test 5G solutions for autonomous and connected vehicles
    Verizon has partnered with Mcity at the University of Michigan in the United States for advance transportation safety and developing solutions for autonomous vehicles and smart cities using 5G, the company said in a press release on 10 September. Verizon’s 5G ultra wideband network, which is cu...
    GM to integrate Google technology in new vehicles from 2021
    GM has announced it is collaborating with Google to integrate Google’s voice assistant, embedded navigation, and in-vehicle applications into compatible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, beginning in 2021, the US-based automaker said on 5 September. The company also plans to ...
    TomTom collaborates with Hella Aglaia for updating real-time HD map
    TomTom has teamed up with Hella Aglaia, a company specializing in computer vision software to the automotive industry, to update its highly digital (HD) map in real-time using crowdsourced camera data from vehicles, the Netherlands-based mapping and location services provider said on ...
    Porsche expands vehicle subscription service in North America
    Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), a subsidiary of the German sports carmaker, has expanded its monthly vehicle subscription service ‘Porsche Passport’ and its shorter-term plan ‘Porsche Drive’ to four more cities in North America, the company said on 29 August. Apart from Atlanta, Geor...
    Mobility start-up Bestmile raises USD16.5 million in Series B financing round
    Bestmile, a US-based start-up specializing in mobility platforms, has raised USD16.5 million in Series B financing round, the company reported on 28 August. The financing round was led by Blue Lagoon Capital and TransLink Capital and was participated by Road Ventures, Partech, Groupe ADP, Airbus Ven...
    Toyota Tsusho establishes new company in Africa to invest in mobility related start-ups
    Toyota Tsusho is establishing a new investment company ‘Mobility 54 S.A.S.’ dedicated to the investment and financing in mobility related start-ups to accelerate its next mobility strategy in Africa, according to a company press release on 22 August. The new company will be located in Sevres, Fr...
    China opens ‘intelligent connected’ expressway in Shandong to test self-driving vehicles
    China has begun testing automated driving vehicles on an ‘intelligent connected’ expressway in the eastern province of Shandong, Xinhua News Agency reported on 16 August, citing Qilu Transportation Development Group. The 26-kilometer test section of the expressway has three tunnels, three tollga...
    Chery Automobile enters partnerships with ZTE for 5G connectivity
    ZTE Corporation has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese automaker Chery Automobile for 5G-based services in automotive applications, the telecom equipment supplier said in a press release on 20 August. The collaboration will see the companies jointly research application scenari...
    Denso launches new ‘Smart Mobility Ecosystem’ in US state Ohio
    Denso is investing USD1.42 million to launch a ‘Smart Mobility Ecosystem’ in Dublin, Ohio, United States, the company said in a press release on 14 August. The Japanese automotive supplier is collaborating with the City of Dublin, the Ohio State University, Connected Signals, DERQ, and No Traffi...
    Commsignia raises USD11 million to strengthen presence in V2X connectivity
    Commsignia, a US-based company specializing in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) solutions, has raised USD11 million in Series A financing round, the company said on 15 August. The funding round was led by Karma Ventures and the Samsung Catalytic Fund, as well as Partech and Inventure and existi...
    Minda signs agreement with Infac Elecs to manufacture automotive antenna systems in India
    Minda Corporation Limited, the flagship company of Spark Minda Group, has signed a technical assistance agreement (TAA) with South Korea-based Infac Elecs Co. Ltd. to manufacture automotive antenna systems, according to a regulatory filing by the company on 13 August. The alliance will focus on comp...
    Denso joins ‘Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative’
    Denso has joined ‘Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative’ (MOBI), a consortium dedicated to innovating mobility services through leveraging advanced blockchain technology, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release on 12 August. As a member of the consortium, Denso will help lead the Con...
    Minda receives NCLT order for merging five domestic wholly owned subsidiaries in India
    Minda Corporation, the flagship company of India-based Spark Minda Group, has announced the approval of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) of the scheme of amalgamating five domestic Indian wholly-owned subsidiary companies, according to a regulatory filing by the company on 5 August. The&n...
    IAA 2019: Hyundai to offer glimpse of future in-car solutions through ‘STYLE SET FREE’ concept
    Hyundai will showcase its ‘STYLE SET FREE’ concept to offer people a glimpse of how it envisions the future in-car experience at the IAA 2019 next month in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said in a press release on 5 August. Through its STYLE SET FREE concept, the Korean automaker will show how ...
    Honda trials vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication in US state Ohio
    Honda is testing vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technology in Ohio, United States, Automotive News reported on 6 August. One of the key focuses of the Japanese automaker’s trials in Ohio is smart intersection technology. According to Sue Bai, chief engineer of automotive technology ...
    Cinemo collaborates with HUMAX Automotive to develop cockpit solutions
    At the CES Asia 2019, held in June this year in Shanghai, China, Cinemo collaborated with HUMAX Automotive on a cockpit solution that delivers enhanced in-car experience, Cinemo said in a press release on 5 August. HUMAX’s connected head unit was powered by Cinemo’s software architecture to deli...
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