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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...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Startup Otonomo releases API for access to connected car data
    Otonomo has released a self-serve platform and API for online access to real-time and historical connected car data, the Israel-based startup said in a press release on 22 September. “Our new Self-Serve Data Platform eliminates the complexity usually associated with car data. With Otonomo’s s...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Yanfeng presents new Experience in Motion 2021 (XiM21) concept car in Germany
    Yanfeng Automotive Interior (YFAI) has presented new Experience in Motion 2020 (XiM21) concept car in a virtual event in Neuss, Germany, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The XiM21 concept offers customizable environment, connected services and seamlessly integrated intuitive inte...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Keysight develops radar target simulator and advanced automotive ethernet software
    Keysight Technologies has developed the Radar Target Simulator and the Advanced Automotive Ethernet software test solutions to its automotive portfolio, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The solutions will help automotive engineers, designers and manufacturers develop products for...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen picks Cerence to power voice assistant in ID.3 EV
    Cerence has been chosen by Volkswagen to power the voice assistant in Volkswagen’s new ID.3 fully electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 16 September. The EVs, available in Europe only, are expected to be delivered to customers in October 2020. “The car of the future is...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HERE collaborates with INRIX to build parking solution
    HERE Technologies, has tied up with INRIX to provide a parking solution that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates, and indoor mapping, the company said in a press release on 15 September. The integration of HERE’s location services and INRIX data technologi...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance develops solutions for in-car network connectivity
    The MIPI Alliance has announced the availability of its MIPI A-PHY v1.0, a long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface and in conjunction released its MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) for in-car network connectivity. In a press statement dated 15 Septembe...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lucid collaborates with Amazon to integrate Alexa services in Lucid Air EV
    Lucid has announced a collaboration with Amazon to integrate advanced Alexa services into Lucid Air electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 9 September. With voice command, users will have full access to Alexa services such as navigation, calling, streaming media, smart...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors strengthens partnership with Tencent, Xiandou
    Great Wall Motors has deepened its partnership with Tencent and Xiandou Intelligent, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 8 September. The three partners have launched cooperation in four major areas of car networking such as overseas cloud services, intelligent marketing, augmented...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Fujitsu launches AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform
    Fujitsu has announced the launch of an AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform, a company press release read on 10 September. The FUJITSU Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyzer will deliver a new tool for businesses offering services relying on data from connected cars. Th...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Sennheiser, Continental develop in-car sound system
    Sennheiser has collaborated with Continental to develop a next-generation solution for premium in-car audio, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The solution includes a combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated sound system. The Sennheise...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cerence develops customizable wake-up word technology for automotive assistants
    Cerence has developed a customizable wake-up word technology that will allow drivers to create personalized wake-up words for automotive assistants, the company said in a press release on 10 September. “Our customizable wake-up word technology is one step further in our mission to create a...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches Kona SUV with the latest Blue Link upgrade
    Hyundai has unveiled its new Kona SUV with connectivity upgrades, including the latest Hyundai Blue Link technology and improved safety packages, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The new Kona comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster and an optional 10.25-inch AVN ...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford to offer Remote Vehicle Setup for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced that customers of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) will be able to set destinations, find nearby charging stations, change cabin temperature settings and input commute schedules from their homes with the help of Remote Vehicle Setup, a company press release on 4 September ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s next-gen SYNC system uses machine learning to offer smart suggestions
    Ford has announced that the next-generation SYNC system will use machine learning to offer suggestions to drivers based on previous activities, a company press release read on 4 September. It will use conversational speech recognition, internet search results and machine learning intelligence to ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils new S-Class with next-gen MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new S-Class model with a next-generation MBUX infotainment system, the German carmaker said in a press release on 2 September. It features displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology. The next-gen MBUX system is powered by the energy-efficient...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    TomTom announces availability of ‘TomTom GO Navigation’ on all major app platforms
    TomTom has announced the availability of TomTom GO Navigation on all major app platforms, a company press release on 1 September read. It can be downloaded via the App Store, Google Play, and Huawei AppGallery. The TomTom GO Navigation app contains 3D maps stored on the driver’s phone and can b...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X electric SUV features touch-free NT Door system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi will feature NT Door system, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The feature will be part of the HiPhi X vehicle and will debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. The EV will also feature a Human Orient...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    GM launches OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management
    General Motors (GM) has consolidated its OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management business, the US automaker said in a press release on 25 August. OnStar Business Solutions combines four product offerings OnStar Safety Services, OnStar Vehicle Insights, API & Data Services, and Wi-Fi. ...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Startup Car IQ, Discover to jointly develop touchless payment platform for automotive fleets
    California-based startup Car IQ has entered a partnership with Discover to develop a payments platform for automotive fleets, a company press release on 25 August read. Vehicles connected to the platform will be able to pay for services through the Discover Global Network. The touchless machine paym...
    26-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mazda’s CX-9 Sport to feature new 10.25-inch center display with latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface
    Mazda has announced that its MY 2021 CX-9 midsize SUV will come equipped with a new 10.25-inch large center display with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface, a company press release on 18 August read. The new infotainment is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The i-Activs...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    FAW Hongqi H9 sedan features Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, Level 2.5 driver assistance
    FAW has unveiled its new Hongqi H9 sedan with Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, the automaker said in a press release on 24 August. It also supports Level 2.5 driver assistance system. Along with a full LCD instrument cluster and a large center console screen, the Hongqi H9 contains a 12-inch...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Lexus to launch MY2021 ES series with advanced multimedia connectivity
    Lexus has announced that the MY2021 ES series will feature advanced multimedia connectivity, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, a company press release on 20 August read. The Lexus multimedia system has an 8-inch screen on standard models and the Electro Mult...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Cyber-security startup SafeRide develops intrusion detection and prevention software for automotive Ethernet
    Cyber-security solutions startup SafeRide Technologies has released a new Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) to protect automotive Ethernet networks against cyber attacks, the company said in a press release on 19 August. The solution is integrated into the company’s vSentry Edge A...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Google integrates Google Calendar into Android Auto
    Google has announced various new updates for its Android Auto and Android Automotive products including the integration of a of Google Calendar into Android Auto through a new calendar app, Tech Crunch reported on 11 August. The new additions will benefit not only the users, but also developers. ...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    SiriusXM, RapidSOS collaborate on swift transfer of vehicle crash data to 911 during emergency
    Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a provider of connected services to vehicle manufacturers, has collaborated with RapidSOS, firm that connects devices to emergency communications centers, according to a press release by Sirius XM on 18 August. The partnership will enable digital transmissi...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kia launches new Carnival minivan with advanced connectivity
    Kia has announced the launch of its new Carnival minivan with advanced connected car technologies and its latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system under a single piece of glass. In a press release dated 18 August, Kia said tha...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai to upgrade Bluelink connected car services technology
    Hyundai has announced that it is upgrading its Bluelink connected car services technology with new features and user interface, a company press release read on 29 July. The i30 will be the first model to be equipped with the upgraded Bluelink. The upgraded Bluelink will include enhanced driving a...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Startup Blaize develops AI computing hardware, software products
    Blaize has launched its first artificial intelligence (AI) computing hardware and software products designed to meet growing computing requirement of AI applications at the edge, the US-based startup announced in a press release on 13 August. The company’s Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms, along w...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    All new Cadillac LYRIQ EV to feature 33-inch advanced LED display, Super Cruise hands-free driving
    On 6 August, Cadillac unveiled its first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) LYRIQ, featuring several advanced technologies. According to a company’s press release, the new luxury electric SUV features a 33-inch diagonal advanced LED display that incorporates driver information, infotainment cont...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    The Automobile Association launches AA Connected Car in South Africa
    The Automobile Association (AA) has launched AA Connected Car, a combination of hardware and software, in South Africa, a press release on 6 August read. AA Connected Car operates via hardware on a vehicle and software available on Huawei, Apple, or Android devices and the data collected is owned by...
    11-Aug-2020 News New Products
    BMW launches ‘eDrive Zones’ geo-fencing technology in UK
    BMW has launched its ‘eDrive Zones’ technology in London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 7 August. BMW eDrive Zones trigger an automatic change to the purely electric operating mode as soon as the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) enters a...
    11-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kia unveils Sonet compact SUV in India with 57 UVO Connect features
    Kia Motors has unveiled the Sonet compact SUV in India with 57 UVO Connect features, the carmaker said in a press release on 7 August. The Sonet includes the UVO Voice Assist feature which is activated by the command ‘Hello, Kia’. The voice-recognition technology can be used to make phone cal...
    10-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kia upgrades Stonic with ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics system
    Kia has said that its Stonic model features ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics system, enhancing vehicle connectivity and control, in a company press release on 5 August. It an integrated and upgraded touchscreen navigation system. The Stonic has a range of onboard services such as live traffi...
    07-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Cerence develops ‘Cerence Reader’ virtual newscaster for car
    Cerence has developed Cerence Reader that brings a natural, expressive voice into the car to read the news to drivers on the go, the company said in a press release on 3 August. Cerence Reader is based on Cerence’s neural text-to-speech (TTS) technology and leverages advances in artificial intelli...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes presents new generation of Mercedes me apps
    Mercedes has presented the new generation of Mercedes me apps with improved basic functionalities and customer experience, the German automaker said in a press release on 4 August. The updated services are in three apps, Mercedes me, Mercedes me Store and Mercedes me Service, and are available in Ap...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Cerence launches service for voice-powered in-vehicle payments
    Cerence has launched Cerence Pay service for in-vehicle contactless payment with the help of voice-powered AI, the company said in a press release on 30 July. Cerence Pay can anticipate drivers’ needs and offer the entire transaction process from authentication through to purchase via voice and fa...
    03-Aug-2020 News New Products
    ON Semiconductor develops Bluetooth Low Energy solution using Veridify technology
    ON Semiconductor has developed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution using Veridify technology, the company said in a press release on 21 July. The RSL10 RSL10 is a Bluetooth 5, multiprotocol radio system on chip (SoC) bringing ultra-low-power BLE to wireless applications. The RSL10 offers built-in...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick’s VELITE 7 EV to feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system
    Buick, which launched the VELITE 7 electric vehicle (EV) and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in mainland China, has said that the VELITE 7 EV will feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system. In a press release dated 24 July, GM unit Buick said that the late...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Electric develops Scene-Aware Interaction for intuitive interaction with driver
    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a technology based on a scene-aware capability for intuitive interaction with humans, the company said in a press release on 22 July. The Scene-Aware interaction uses Maisart compact AI technology to analyze multimodal sensing information for natural and intuit...
    23-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Lexus to launch LC 500 convertible with advanced connectivity
    Lexus has said that its LC 500 convertible will be available with 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a company press release on 21 July showed. The system is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice assistant, with the Lexu...
    22-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen to equip MY 2021 models with new MIB3 infotainment system in US
    Volkswagen has announced that select model year (MY) 2021 vehicles will be equipped with the new MIB3 infotainment system in the United States, a company press release read on 20 July. The new system will contain new driver-assistance features, travel assist, and emergency assist. The MIB3 infota...
    21-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan launches Ariya EV with ProPILOT 2.0, advanced connectivity features
    Nissan has launched its Ariya electric vehicle (EV) with advanced connectivity features and ProPILOT Assist 2.0 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the automaker said in a press release on 15 July. The EV will come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the Amazon Alexa voice ...
    20-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Diodes unveils synchronous buck converters for automotive point of load applications
    Diodes Incorporated has unveiled 3.5A synchronous buck converters for automotive point of load (POL) applications, a company press release read on 14 July. The devices can be utilized in infotainment systems, instrument clusters, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and forward lig...
    15-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Smart tires will be commonplace within five years, says Nokian Tyres
    With autonomous vehicles getting closer to reality with each passing day, sensors connected to tires will get a very important role when it comes to observing driving conditions. According to a press statement released by Finland-based tire manufacturer, Nokian Tyres, smart tires are poised to becom...
    14-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Microsoft collaborates with Human Horizons to develop onboard AI assistant for HiPhi EV
    Microsoft has announced that its Chinese unit has partnered with Human Horizons to jointly develop an onboard artificial intelligence (AI) assistant for Human Horizons’ premium smart all-electric vehicle (EV) HiPhi, a company press release read on 10 July. The HiPhiGo will be part of the H...
    13-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Volvo adds new features in ‘Volvo on Call’ app for insight into electric driving patterns
    Volvo is expanding its ‘Volvo on Call’ smartphone app service to provide owners of plug-in hybrid models  more information on their driving patterns and energy use, the Swedish automaker announced in a press release on 9 July. The new and improved Volvo on Call app allows drivers to...
    10-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz says second generation MBUX to debut in new S-Class
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that the second generation of its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system will debut in the new S-Class sedan, a company press release on 8 July read. Mercedes says that the upgrade has been made with the rear passenger seat in mind, especially in the main markets of ...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Kia to launch K5 sedan in US with advanced connectivity features
    Kia Motors is set to launch its K5 sedan in the United States with advanced connectivity features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time in its vehicles, the company said in a press release on 30 June. It will come with an 8-inch or 10.25-inch touchscreen depending on ...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Diodes unveils new automotive buck converters
    Diodes Incorporated has developed new automotive buck converters, a company press release read on 30 June. The AP61100Q is a 5.5V, 1A continuous output current, synchronous buck converter for point of load applications. The buck converter can be used in infotainment systems, instrumentation clust...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Groupe PSA offers connected car insurance
    Groupe PSA has offered a connected car insurance option, the French automaker said on 30 June. The PSA Assurance contract option is offered with each car purchase, this option rewards policyholders for driving responsibly as well as discounts on premium while signing up. French customers of new a...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Bridgestone and Microsoft to develop intelligent tire monitoring system
    Tire manufacturer Bridgestone has come together with software giant Microsoft to develop a solution that monitors the condition of automotive tires, thereby detecting damage in real time. According to a report filed by news publication Engadget on 30 June, this new tire damage monitoring system l...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    ŠKODA to introduce new infotainment systems in MY 2021 Superb, Karoq, Kodiaq models
    ŠKODA has announced that it will introduce new infotainment systems in its MY 2021 Superb, Karoq, and Kodiaq models, a company press release read on 29 June. The infotainment systems are based on Volkswagen’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix. The features will include the Laura dig...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford launches new F-150 with hybrid powertrain and hands-free driving
    American carmaker Ford has launched the newest version of its F-150 pickup truck. According a press release issued by Ford on 25 June, the company has equipped this vehicle with a 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine that is coupled with a 35-kW (47 bhp) electric motor, which is powered by a 1...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops integrated communication controller for 5G-based connected car services
    Hyundai Mobis has developed an integrated communication controller for 5G-based connected car services in next-generation vehicles, Yonhap news agency reported on 24 June. The controller will give real-time communication access with other vehicles and the infrastructure for data gathering and safe d...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Apple announces new feature in iPhone to wirelessly unlock vehicles
    At the ongoing annual Worldwide Developer Conference 2020 (WWDC) on 22 June, Apple announced that an upgrade in its iOS smartphone operating system will allow drivers to use their iPhone as a digital car key to unlock start their vehicles. The new feature, called CarKey, will available in iPhone pow...
    23-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Honda’s new City sedan in India to feature Alexa remote capability
    Honda has released details about its fifth-generation City sedan, ahead of its July 2020 launch in India. Honda said that the City will be India’s first connected car with Alexa remote capability which will allow users to interact with their vehicles from their homes. It will contain the next-gene...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Tesla releases new 2020.24 software update to offer new features
    Tesla has released a new software update 2020.24.5 in North America with new features including the use of the cabin-facing camera, Electrek reported on 18 June. The camera can capture images and record videos before an accident and share data with Tesla engineers. The new software comes with bac...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Kia Motors collaborates with Google Cloud to develop Owner’s Manual app
    Kia Motors has partnered with Google Cloud and Megazone to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based manual called ‘Kia Owner's Manual App’, the company said in a press release on 18 June. The Kia Owner's Manual App is a mobile app for customers explaining the features in Kia vehicles. It us...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Nissan Rogue SUV features advanced connectivity technologies
    Nissan has launched the new Rogue sports utility vehicle SUV with advanced technologies in connectivity, user interface and driver assistance technologies, the carmaker said in a press release on 15 June. Users will have access to wireless Apple CarPlay. The Rogue will feature Nissan Safety Shiel...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    SEAT launches Ateca SUV with advanced connectivity features
    SEAT has launched its new Ateca sports utility vehicle (SUV) with advanced connectivity features, the automaker said in a press release on 15 June. It features the Full Link system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay using a wireless connection. SEAT CONNECT comes with an emb...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Peugeot expands 308 lineup; new model features i-Cockpit, capacitive central screen
    Peugeot has updated its 308 lineup with enhanced driving experience, including the i-Cockpit, the company said in a press release on 12 June. The Peugeot 308 features a 10-inch HD digital panel with the gloss finish central capacitive touch screen. The Peugeot 308 offers Mirror Screen function, s...
    15-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Toshiba develops new technology for tracking vehicle movement
    Toshiba has developed artificial intelligence (AI) to measure acceleration and predict vehicles movement, the company said in a press release on 3 June. Motion Estimation AI uses on-board cameras and inertial sensors that measure acceleration and angular velocity for estimating movement of a drone o...
    15-Jun-2020 News New Products
    LG Uplus partners with Autonomous a2z for 5G-based autonomous driving validation
    LG Uplus (LGU+) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Autonomous A2Z, a local startup developing autonomous driving solutions, to jointly launch autonomous driving validation business, Pulse reported on 15 June. Under the partnership, the South Korean telecommunication service provider...
    15-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Malaysia’s MARii, MCE enter pact to develop component for connected and autonomous mobility
    The Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and Multi-Code Electronics Industries (MCE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of key components for autonomous driving and connected mobility in Malaysia, MARii said in a press release last week. Under the M...
    15-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Israeli startup TriEye unveils CMOS-based SWIR camera for automotive applications
    Israeli startup TriEye has revealed Sparrow, a CMOS-based SWIR camera for automotive applications, Green Car Congress reported on 11 June. Sparrow delivers image data under a wide range of scenarios and is particularly effective in low-visibility conditions such as identifying black ice, dark-clo...
    12-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Cerence unveils enhanced ‘Cerence Studio’ platform to develop customized voice domains
    Cerence has unveiled ‘Cerence Studio’, its enhanced developer platform that allows OEMs and their technology partners to design and develop custom voice domains and create their own branded experience for drivers, the company said in a press release on 10 June. The platform provide these co...
    11-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Samsung patents AR glass that provides turn-by-turn navigation for drivers
    Samsung has filed a patent application in South Korea for augmented reality (AR) glasses that can provide turn-by-turn navigation to drivers right in front of their eyes, CNet reported on 3 June. While it sounds more like a heads-up display that shows key driving information on a vehicle’s windshi...
    08-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Bosch develops new MEMS sensor for automotive navigation systems
    Bosch has developed a new MEMS sensor for navigation systems in vehicles, the German supplier said in a press release on 8 June. The SMI230 is a highly precise sensor that constantly registers changes in the vehicle’s direction and speed, evaluates the information, and transmits it to the navigati...
    08-Jun-2020 News New Products
    NNG develops multiplatform, scalable cloud navigation system
    NNG has developed a multiplatform, scalable, and modular hybrid navigation system, the company said in a press release on 4 June. Milestones include delivering hybrid driver-experience concepts, including NDS corridor updates; NDS map streaming; and delta-compressed NDS map streaming solutions....
    05-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Opel Mokka features ‘Pure Panel’ digital cockpit with large display
    The all-new Opel Mokka sport-utility vehicle (SUV) features a ‘Pure Panel’, a digital cockpit with large display, the company said in a press release on 3 June. The cockpit provides the latest digital technologies and the most relevant information for the driver, such as management of the energy...
    04-Jun-2020 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance develops SerDes physical-layer interface for automotive applications
    MIPI Alliance has developed the MIPI A-PHY v1.0, a long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface for automotive applications, a press release on 3 June showed. A-PHY will provide a physical layer for data transfers in the vehicle and the base of an end-to-end system to simp...
    04-Jun-2020 News New Products
    BMW 4-Series coupé to feature new cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system
    BMW has launched the 4-Series coupé with a new cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system included as standard, the German automaker said in a press release on 2 June. The navigation system enables precise calculation of routes and arrival times, updating of real-time traffic data at frequent intervals...
    03-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Buick’s 2021 Envision SUV to feature 10-inch diagonal touchscreen, built-in Amazon Alexa
    Buick has announced that its Envision SUV will feature a 10-inch diagonal touchscreen, built-in Amazon Alexa, along with a host of safety and driver assistance technologies, a company press release on 29 May showed. It will also feature built-in Spotify, Pandora, and Fox Sports, and features such as...
    01-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Cirrus Logic manufactures advanced haptic ICs and sensing technology solutions
    Cirrus Logic has developed an advanced portfolio of haptic and sensing integrated circuits (ICs), the company said in a press release on 28 May. The products enable "sleeker, more robust end products with fewer mechanical controls for new responsive and immersive user experiences". “Cirrus Logi...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet features latest gen MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet feature the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, the automaker said in a press release on 27 May. The models are equipped with two large 10.25-inch/26 cm screens arranged side by side for a widescre...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches new Verna sedan in India with 45 Blue Link features
    Hyundai has launched the new Verna sedan in India with 45 Blue Link features, the automaker said in a press release on 20 May. “The Spirited New VERNA is an All-rounder sedan with Human Technology Connect comprising Futuristic Design, Smart Connect, Ingenious Detailing and Superior Dynamics for...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Kia upgrades Rio with new Phase II UVO Connect telematics and advanced infotainment system
    Kia Motors has Kia Motors upgraded its fourth-generation Rio with a new ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics and advanced infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 26 May. The upgraded version comes with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen display, offering Display Audio or Satellite...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    PARTNERSHIP: Continental, Pioneer enter strategic cooperation agreement to deliver new user experience
    Continental has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese supplier Pioneer to deliver new-user experience in new vehicles, targeted mainly for the Asian market, the two partners said in a joint press release on 26 May. The partnership will allow Continental to integrate Pioneer’s ent...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    u-blox releases VERA‑P3 V2X module
    u‑blox has released the VERA‑P3 V2X module for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, the company said in a press release on 19 May. The VERA‑P3 module is based on the u‑blox UBX‑P3 V2X chip allowing OEMs, tier‑1 suppliers to swiftly integrate V2X technology into platforms. VERA‑P3...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    Visteon, Volkswagen jointly develop new infotainment platform ‘VW Play’
    Visteon has collaborated with Volkswagen (VW) to develop VW Play, an all-new infotainment system for enhanced in-car connectivity, the US-based supplier said in a press release on 21 May. VW Play is a high resolution (1540 × 720), 10.1-inch in-plane, switching display with split screen feature that...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    Vector launches VN5620 network interface for automotive Ethernet and CAN/CAN FD
    Vector has launched the VN5620 interface for analysis, simulation, and testing for automotive Ethernet networks and CAN/CAN FD, a press release on 20 May read. The interface allows users to leverage a variety of possible uses like Ethernet monitoring, remaining bus simulation, media conversion, and ...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    TDK unveils a new type of common-mode choke for automotive Ethernet
    TDK Corporation has developed a new type of common-mode choke that conforms to global automotive Ethernet standards, the company said in a press release on 19 May. The choke has a wide temperature range from -40 °C to +125 °C, due to a metal frame for the connecting electrodes.   The large...
    20-May-2020 News New Products
    New Toyota Venza crossover features advanced infotainment, connectivity features
    Toyota has unveiled its 2021 Venza crossover with multiple tech-focused features, the OEM said in a press release on 18 May. It includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with nine JBL speakers, 7-inch multi-information display (MID), digital rear-view mirror, and 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD). ...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Pininfarina showcases ‘AutonoMIA’ onboard experience demonstrator
    Italian automotive design and engineering firm, Pininfarina, has announced a new onboard experience demonstrator called AutonoMIA. According to a press release issued by the company on 13 May, AutonoMIA will enable customers to understand how different technologies can be used to improve the driving...
    15-May-2020 News New Products
    Audi to unveil new infotainment technologies in most MY 2021 vehicles this fall
    Audi has said that multiple new Generation 3 infotainment technologies are expected to be featured in most model year (MY) 2021 vehicles this fall, according to a company press release on 11 May. The MIB 3 (Modular Infotainment Toolkit) includes multiple new additions including SiriusXM with...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford announces OTA updates for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced the availability of over-the-air (OTA) updates for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, a company press release on 12 May read. The feature will allow for software upgrades from home. The American automaker expects the first updates to roll out within six months from launching the ...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    Adoption of dual-mode V2X chipset could end the standards war, says Autotalks’ CTO
    Dual-mode vehicle-to-everything (V2X) chipsets could enable the automotive industry to begin large-scale deployment in the US, Autotalks said, according a Printed Electronics Now article on 11 May. “It’s great that the auto industry is committed to deploying the lifesaving V2X technologies in...
    12-May-2020 News New Products
    SiriusXM’s advanced audio entertainment platform to debut in MY2021 Audi vehicles
    SiriusXM has announced that its newest audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will be featured in 10 model year (MY) 2021 Audi vehicles, a company press release on 11 May showed. The platform will be standard equipment on the A6, A7, A8, Q7, and Q8 models and standard in most trim packag...
    12-May-2020 News New Products
    Car Connectivity Consortium unveils Digital Key Release 2.0 specification
    The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification is finalized and available to its members, a press release on 4 May. Digital Key is a standardized ecosystem that enables mobile devices to store, authenticate, and share digital keys for vehicles in a...
    05-May-2020 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors launches L3 autonomy-ready P7 EV in mainland China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup Xpeng Motors has launched its all-new P7 electric sports sedan in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 27 April. The new P7, available for immediate order in mainland China, comes in three versions and eight configuration, at price starting at ...
    28-Apr-2020 News New Products
    AVL List, NorCom Information develop data intelligence solution for automotive industry
    AVL List GmbH has collaborated with NorCom Information Technology KGaA to develop a data intelligence solution for the automotive industry. It supports the big data feature in the new ASAM ODS 6.1.0 standard. The latest version of ODS (Open Data Services) deals primarily with the integration of b...
    27-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Automotive Grade Linux releases UCB 9.0 software platform
    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has announced the latest code release of the platform UCB 9.0, according to a press release on 22 April. It is codenamed ‘Itchy Icefish’. UCB 9.0 includes an operating system (OS), middleware and application framework. The latest updates to the platform include ov...
    23-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Škoda to launch new Octavia with advanced connectivity features
    Škoda will be launching its fourth generation Octavia with advanced connectivity features, the Czech carmaker said in a press release on 15 April. The Octavia comes with a choice of four infotainment systems from the Modular Infotainment Matrix along with an embedded eSIM. It features a cen...
    16-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Fengsheng Automotive unveils all-electric SUV 'Maple 30X'
    Fengsheng Automotive Technology Corp has launched its new pure electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) called the Maple 30X, Kandi Technologies said in a press release on 13 April. Geely-Kandi Affiliate Fengsheng Automotive is an affiliate of the Geely-Kandi partnership. The electric vehicle (EV) f...
    15-Apr-2020 News New Products
    BlackBerry unveils new software solution to ensure safe data communication exchanges
    BlackBerry has launched QNX Black Channel Communications technology, the company said in a press release on 14 April. The solution enables OEMs and embedded software developers to transfer data safely within their safety-critical systems. The QNX Black Channel Communications technology prote...
    15-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Opel adds new features in 'myOpel' app for Corsa-e, Grandland plug-in hybrid
    Opel has added certain new features in its smartphone app ‘myOpel’ to deliver greater benefits to its Corsa-e all-electric and Grandland X plug-in hybrid customers, the automaker said in a press release on 8 April. The new features help users find out the state of charge, select the charging tim...
    10-Apr-2020 News New Products
    NXP Semiconductors announces new Wi-Fi 6 portfolio for infotainment and telematics applications
    NXP Semiconductors has announced the availability of an extensive Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) portfolio, the company said in a press release on 7 April. This implies that the number of products and markets able to adopt the latest Wi-Fi standards will be increased. The benefits of Wi-Fi 6 will be availabl...
    10-Apr-2020 News New Products
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