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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Vishay develops new ambient light sensor
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new AEC-Q100 qualified ambient light sensor for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 20 October. The semiconductors VEML6031X00 features a highly sensitive photodiode, low noise amplifier in a compact 2.67 mm by 2.45 mm surface-mount package. ...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    2021 CIDEE: Great Wall Motors showcases intelligent driving solutions
    Great Wall Motors has showcased multiple models and intelligent products at the 2021 China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in September, according to an official press release on 20 October. It showcased Alcolock technology which monitors a driver's alcohol concentration through the u...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo introduces new Range Assistant app via OTA update
    Volvo has unveiled a new Range Assistant app for its XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV) customers, the carmaker said in a press release on 19 October. The new Range Assistant in-car app has been released in a beta version as part of the latest over-the-air (OTA) software update for cars with an inf...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors launches updated Coffee Intelligence 2.0
    Great Wall Motors, in a press release dated 15 October, announced that it had recently launched an updated GWM Coffee Intelligence 2.0. The solution introduced a new electronic and electrical architecture and intelligent drive-by-wire chassis while improving smart cockpits, smart driving, and smart ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Aurora reveals details of its product offering : Subscription Services, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect
    Aurora revealed the first details of its product offerings, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, in a press release published on Business Wire on 13 October. When Aurora launches its trucking business in late 2023, followed by its ride-hailing business a year later, carriers, fleets, and ride-hailing ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Garmin develops new portable car GPS navigators
    Garmin has launched the Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76, and 86 series of portable car GPS navigators, it said in a press release on 13 October. The Garmin DriveSmart series features 6-, 7-, or 8-inch high-definition displays. The 8-inch display can be fit in both landscape and portrait mode. The navigator...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI introduces wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility with MY2022 Q60 model
    INFINITI has announced that the model year (MY) 2022 INFINITI Q60 coupe will feature wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility across all grades, according to a press statement on 28 September. MY 2022 Q60 is equipped with a high-resolution INFINITI InTouch dual touchscreen display and INFINITI InTouch S...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ITS World Congress: Cohda, NXP, and Spectrum FiftyNine showcases V2P proximity detection solution
    Cohda Wireless has partnered with NXP Semiconductors and Spectrum FiftyNine to showcase a Vehicle-To-Pedestrian (V2P) proximity detection solution at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Germany, a company press filing on 12 October showed. It features a wearable electronic tag, which can be used i...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    HERE unveils its new advanced real-time traffic service
    HERE Technologies has launched new HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic service, it said in a press release on 11 October. It features a new lane-level information and expanding inner-city coverage. HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic provides accurate speeds on lanes with congestion at intersections, and di...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Forte sedan with a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display
    Kia has launched its model year (MY) 2022 Forte sedan with multiple enhancements like a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, an expanded suite of new and an upgraded Drive Wise advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, it said in a press release on 11 October. The sedan features...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    BMW issues new remote software upgrade for around 2 million vehicles globally
    BMW Group has announced remote software upgrade for around two million vehicles worldwide, it said in a press release on 11 October. The company’s most extensive Remote Software Upgrade campaign yet will begin with the rollout of the latest version of BMW Operating System 7. The rollout will begin...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon launches SLS37 V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies announced the SLS37 vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware security module (HSM), a plug-and-play security solution for vehicle-to-everything communication, in an official press release dated 11 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is built around a highly secure, tamper-resistant micro...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Apple developing technology to allow users control many vehicle interior features through iPhone
    Apple is developing technology that will allow users to control more features in vehicle interiors, including climate-control system and seat adjustments,  through iPhone, Bloomberg reported on 7 October citing “people with knowledge of the effort”. The project, called “IronHeart” inter...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup BreezoMeter to offer intelligence for better in-cabin air quality in Volvo Cars
    BreezoMeter has partnered with Volvo Cars to offer car passengers protection from outdoor pollution through real-time updates about their exposure to hazardous air quality, the startup said in a press release on 7 October. The company delivers micro-local environmental intelligence (within 5 m of th...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lexus unveils NX models with all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system
    Lexus has unveiled its model year (MY) 2022 NX models with the all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system, it said in a press release on 7 October. It comes with a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen with a new Human Machine Interface (HMI). An optional 14-inch touchscreen includes a three-year trial for D...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon develops new V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies has developed the SLS37 V2X hardware security module security solution for vehicle to everything communication (V2X), it said in a press release on 4 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is based on a tamper resistant microcontroller for security needs in V2X applications within telemati...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    NXP and partners test Advanced V2X scenarios for collision-free driving
    According to a press release published on GlobeNewswire on September 6th, NXP will demonstrate new safety scenarios enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communication (Vehicle-to-X or V2X) at this year's ITS World Congress in Hamburg. NXP will collaborate with partners such as premium manufacturer Riese...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis premieres GV60 with Face Connect, Digital Key 2
    Genesis has premiered the GV60 with advanced UI/UX technologies, a company press release dated 30 September showed. Face Connect, Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) software update, and Digital Key 2 are among the key features offered. Face Connect enables the vehicle to recogn...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ACO Tech unveils in-vehicle infotainment OS ATLAS
    ACO Tech has unveiled ATLAS in-vehicle infotainment operating system, according to its press release on 30 September. ATLAS, which stands for ACO Tech Local Automotive Services, is also supported by a complimentary mobile application called ATLAS Auto. ACO Tech has invested over CNY30 million (USD7....
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors unveils end-to-end automotive software platform Ultifi
    General Motors has launched Ultifi, an end-to-end automotive customer-centric software platform, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Ultifi will use over-the-air (OTA) updates to offer software-defined features, apps and services to customers. Ultifi’s functionality builds up...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Wejo unveils SaaS platform to analyze connected car data
    Automotive data startup Wejo has unveiled Wejo Studio, it said in a press release on 28 September. Wejo Studio is a web-based SaaS platform analyzing connected car data for real-time traffic and journey insights. It offers standardized traffic and journey visualizations across several industries. ...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ford develops new RoadSafe concept to alert drivers to higher risk locations
    Ford has developed a new ‘RoadSafe’ concept to help alert drivers of higher risk locations and offer insights for safety, the American automaker said in a press release on 22 September. RoadSafe uses a smart algorithm for data from connected vehicles, roadside sensors and accident reports to loc...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Geotab launches new analytics platform to help improve traffic
    Geotab has developed a new transportation analytics platform which will offer insights to improve transportation networks, it said in a press release on 14 September. The new platform Altitude enables local, state, and provincial governments to identify areas for traffic improvements, model and pred...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Google upgrades Android Auto
    Google has updated the Android Auto interface for enhanced user experience, The Verge reported on 23 September. A new dashboard for Google Assistant driving mode, dual-sim support, in-vehicle games, and voice command are some of the updated features offered. For customers with older cars, Google ...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW rolls out technology updates for its iDrive 7
    BMW has rolled out upgrades for customers with iDrive 7, the German carmaker said in a press release on 22 September. The updates include features such as Amazon Alexa for iDrive 7, Uneven Road Surface warning, and Remote Engine Start on demand. To integrate Amazon Alexa Car in the iDrive 7,...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors partners with Amazon for OnStar Emergency Service at home
    General Motors has partnered with Amazon to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, the automaker said in a press release on 22 September. The new feature will enable a voice-based connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors from home through Alexa devices. “Through our coll...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Acura launches redesigned RDX SUV with additional connectivity features
    Acura has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 RDX SUV will come with tech such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In services among a host of other connectivity services as standard, according to a 21 September press release. The RDX has a 7-inch fu...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renesas unveils R-Car SDK accelerates deep learning development for Smart Camera and Automated Driving
    Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the R-Car Software Development Kit (SDK) on 21 September, a complete software platform in a single package that enables faster and easier software development and validation for smart camera and automated driving applications used in passenger, commercial, a...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lumax, Alps Alpine Asia JV unveils premium car audio range for India
    According to press release on IndiaToday dated 7 September, Lumax-DK Jain Group and Alps Alpine Asia Co. Ltd. unveiles the premium range of Alpine car audio infotainment systems for India. Mizuki Kanai, senior manager, brand business, Alpine Asia said, “Alpine is a total car-life solu...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches OTA Updates for all ID. Models
    Volkswagen is set to launch over-the-air (OTA) updates via mobile data transfer for all its ID. models immediately, the German carmaker said in a press release on 13 September. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions such as a light strip at the bottom of the windscreen which gives the drive...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Subaru unveils WRX sedan with advanced connectivity
    Subaru has released its WRX sedan with SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology, it said in a press release on 10 September. It features an all-new tablet-style 11.6-inch full HD center information display. The navigation option uses voice-activated service powered by TomTom. A first for Subaru, bot...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Suzuki Connect advanced telematics to be available in Maruti Suzuki’s ARENA channel
    Maruti Suzuki India has introduced its advanced intelligent telematics technology, Suzuki Connect, for the vehicles in its ARENA channel, it said in a press release on 9 September. The service uses a Telematics Control Unit (TCU) to exchange information through cellular network with a cloud-based se...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Startup WayRay to showcase automotive Deep Reality Display product
    WayRay will showcase its Deep Reality Display product, at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the startup said in a press release on 6 September. The product is a new generation of Holographic True AR displays, which turns the windshield into a screen containing information about the vehicle, ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    OpenSynergy partners with Google, Qualcomm for virtualized android automotive OS reference platform
    OpenSynergy has unveiled its new automotive reference platform for virtual Android 11, the company said in a press release on 8 September. The group tied up with Google and Qualcomm Technologies for the reference platform, which features the integration of the Virtual I/O (VIRTIO) framework into And...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW Group to demonstrate automated valet parking
    BMW Group will showcase premium urban mobility solutions at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 7 September. Automated Valet Parking project, which was developed together with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and other partners wi...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Audi to launch virtual reality glasses for rear seat entertainment
    Audi has said that rear seat passengers in its vehicles would be able to use virtual reality (VR) glasses to for games, movies, and presentations in the future, according to its statement on 3 September. This will be done through holoride, a startup which Audi has invested in. The VR uses a new t...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI launches QX80 SUV with advanced connectivity
    Infiniti has unveiled its new QX80 SUV with widescreen, high-definition 12.3-inch INFINITI InTouch display, it said in a press release on 2 September. Wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto are compatible. The new display is standard on all trims and includes navigation with lane guida...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz presents VISION AVTR concept vehicle with BCI at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to official press release dated 6th September, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is integrating the first Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The first approaches to mind control based on visual perception will be demonstrated at the...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault unveils Mégane E-Tech EV with new OpenR display
    Renault has unveiled the new Mégane E-Tech electric vehicle (EV) with new OpenR display and its new OpenR Link multimedia system, developed with Google and based on Android Automotive OS, comes with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built-in for a helpful, personalized, and seamles...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Gentex to showcase connected car, in-cabin monitoring technologies
    Gentex is set to demonstrate its latest digital vision, connected car, in-cabin monitoring, and dimmable glass technologies at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, it said in a press release on 3 September. One of the key components showcased is the Full Display Mirror (FDM). The FDM is an i...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental to develop virtual co-pilot eTravel.Companion
    Continental has announced that it is developing an in-vehicle virtual travel assistant called eTravel.Companion, according to an official press release on 3 September. The eTravel.Companion is an intelligent system that informs the car user like an interactive radio station on recommendations for fr...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IBM, Mercedes-Benz partner to develop stolen vehicle help service in the Mercedes me app
    IBM has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop “Urban Guard - Stolen Vehicle Help” service in the Mercedes me app, it said in a press release on 2 September. The service is designed to help find and recover stolen vehicles. “Increasingly, consumers expect and value digital, connected servi...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Xilinx and Motovis develop solution to enhance automotive forward camera systems
    Xilinx has partnered with Motovis to develop a solution specifically for forward camera systems’ vehicle perception and control, it said in a press release on 31 August. The solution combines the Xilinx Automotive Zynq system-on-chip platform and Motovis’ convolutional neural network IP. ...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Diodes develops current limit power switch for vehicle infotainment and telematics subsystems
    Diodes Incorporated has launched the AP22653Q programmable current limiting power switch, it said in a press release on 31 August. The devices help streamline power system design and provides a controlled and protected power path. Key applications include protection of vehicle USB ports and ECU supp...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Bentley launches new rear-seat entertainment system for Flying Spur and Bentayga models
    Bentley will launch a new rear-seat entertainment system for the Flying Spur and Bentayga models, the British carmaker said in a press release on 31 August. The system features two, high-definition 10.1-inch screens attached to the back of the front seats. The tablets are also removable with resolut...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    ŠKODA launches direct-to-vehicle delivery service of goods bought using Car Access
    ŠKODA has announced a direct-to-car delivery of products that was bought using its Car Access services, according to a press release by the automaker on 26 August. The feature will be available in the Czechia. The solution will use vehicle location and license plate as the delivery address. Cust...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ties up with Verizon and T-Mobile for in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot
    Volkswagen has tied up with Verizon and T-Mobile to offer customers options for their Car-Net’s in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot in the United States, the automaker said in a press release 26 August. The Carrier of Choice service allows drivers to customize their own digital content through VW Car-Net and...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Porsche to integrate Android Auto in PCM System in Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo models
    Porsche has announced upgrades to its Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo models with the integration of Android Auto in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, according to its press release on 25 August. Apple CarPlay support for iPhone is also available. This allows the use of certain smar...
    26-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Lynk & Co partners with Orange to offer “always on and connected” car in Europe
    Lynk & Co has launched its “always on and connected” car in Europe, using the internet of things (IoT) network and infrastructure from Orange Business Services, it said in a press release on 24 August. Each car will leverage Orange's IoT Managed Global Connectivity solution, which provides s...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Rolling Wireless to offer 5G solutions to auto companies using Qualcomm’s automotive platforms
    Rolling Wireless has announced that it will use Qualcomm’s automotive platforms for 5G connectivity solutions to OEMs and tier-1 suppliers globally, according to a company press release on 24 August. The automotive-grade telematics module, the 5G RN91xx, is based on the Snapdragon Automotive 5G Pl...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    General Motors ties up with AT&T for in-car 5G cellular connectivity
    General Motors has tied up with AT&T to bring 5G cellular connectivity to GM vehicles over the next decade in the United States, it said in a press release on 19 August. AT&T and Microsoft will combine to work on speed and reliability of AT&T’s 5G network with Microsoft’s cloud servi...
    20-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Lincoln launches new Navigator SUV with advanced connectivity
    Lincoln has announced the launch of its Navigator sports utility vehicle (SUV) with multiple connected and safety services, according to its official statement on 18 August. Among safety services, the Navigator is the first Lincoln car to offer ActiveGlide, an enhancement of intelligent adaptiv...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Heliox partners with Fermata Energy for V2X and smart energy management
    Heliox has partnered with Fermata Energy to enter into the vehicle-to-everything (V2X), smart energy management market, it said in a press release on 12 August. Heliox has also developed a 20kW bidirectional V2X charger through the partnership. “Smart energy management is one of the biggest mar...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Tower Semiconductor, Cadence offer reference flow for 5G communications and automotive IC development
    Tower Semiconductor, the leading foundry of high-value analogue semiconductor solutions, today announced the release of a silicon-validated SP4T RF-SOI switch reference design flow using the Cadence Virtuoso Design Platform and RF Solution, according to an official press release dated August 16. For...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mahindra launches XUV700 SUV in India with over 60 connected car features
    Mahindra & Mahindra has launched its XUV 700 SUV with over 60 connected car features, Alexa voice control system, ADAS features, and safety systems like Driver Drowsiness Monitoring among others, Financial Express reported on 14 August. Mahindra will launch optional packs for the SUV later wi...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz expands its ‘Car-to-X’ functions
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the addition of additional Car-to-X functions to increase safety, according to a company press release on 11 August. The New C-Class, S-Class models, and the EQS models will have functionalities such as detecting potholes or speed bumps. If the "Car-to-X Communication"...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Fender premium audio system powered by Panasonic to debut in MY 2022 Nissan Frontier model
    Panasonic has announced that the Fender premium audio system, which is powered by the company, will debut with the MY2022 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck, according to a company press release on 10 August. “Panasonic's exclusive collaboration with Fender has allowed us to develop a one-of-a-kind ...
    13-Aug-2021 News New Products
    BlackBerry develops new solution for secure in-vehicle payments
    BlackBerry has unveiled a new solution for highly-secure vehicle-based payment capability, it said in a press release on 11 August. The solution will allow the vehicle to securely connect to a bank’s payment network, validate, and autonomously pay for frequently used services like fuel, tolls, par...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Toyota debuts mobile collision assistance service in US
    According to a press release dated 11 August, Toyota and Lexus drivers now have access to a new assistance service in the aftermath of a collision. Collision Assistance, a just-in-time assistance service, is now available to Toyota and Lexus drivers via the Toyota and Lexus mobile apps. The feature ...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Bosch to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 10 August, Bosch will demonstrate the following solutions for personalized, automated, and connected mobility at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Bosch offers a solution that connects users, vehicles, and their surroundings seamlessly, making driving more enj...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mahindra to debut AdrenoX connected car technology on XUV700 model
    Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled the AdrenoX in-vehicle intelligence services, which will debut with the XUV700 SUV, it said in a press release on 2 August. The XUV700 will feature an integrated 10.25-inch dual screen and SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology with third-generation Qualc...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Lexus launches MY 2022 RX 350 and 450H models with advanced connectivity
    Lexus has announced the launch of model year (MY) 2022 RX 350 and 450H models with option to choose between the standard 8-inch display and 12.3-inch high-resolution, split-screen multimedia display, among other options, an official press release on 4 August read. The Lexus RX comes with six USB ...
    09-Aug-2021 News New Products
    LIZHI partners with PATEO for in-vehicle audio development
    LIZHI has announced a partnership with PATEO to boost the development of LIZHI’s audio products in PATEO’s internet of vehicles (IoV) system, according to a company press release on 4 August. LIZHI will use its personalized audio content offerings, AI-powered intelligent recommendation, dis...
    05-Aug-2021 News New Products
    eSync Alliance launches eSync Agent SDK for its OTA platform
    The eSync Alliance has announced the launch of its eSync Agent SDK (Software Development Kit) for the eSync over-the-air (OTA) platform, according to its press release on 3 August. The SDK allows for quicker integration of electronic control units (ECUs), smart sensors and other edge devices in a ve...
    04-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Tesla updates software to include features such as Disney+, Car Wash Mode, and hotspot capability
    Tesla is issuing software updates to its fleet to include infotainment features such as Disney+, Car Wash Mode, and hotspot capability, Electrek reported on 29 July. Using over-the-air (OTA) updates, Tesla’s new 2021.24 software will not only introduce the aforementioned services but also add thre...
    30-Jul-2021 News New Products
    US patent office approves Foresight's multi-spectral vehicular system for providing precollision alerts
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent “multi-spectral vehicular system for providing precollision alerts”. In a company press release dated 22 July, Foresight said the patent serves as th...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    NXP Semiconductors, MOTER Technologies to extend connected vehicle insurance solutions
    According to an official press release dated July 20, NXP Semiconductors and MOTER Technologies, an insurtech company focused on bridging the gap between the automotive and insurance ecosystems, have announced the launch of a secure data exchange platform that connects deep data from connected vehic...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Tactile Mobility develops runover virtual sensor solution
    On 20 July, Tactile Mobility announced the launch of a ‘first-of-its-kind’ runover virtual sensor solution, which enables vehicles the ability to identify in real-time an initial runover of an object and eventually prevent a full runover. The software solution uses “sense of touch” t...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Renesas develops R-Car Gen3e to improve automotive infotainment, cockpit, and digital cluster systems
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has added a new series to its R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) with the R-Car Gen3e, the company said in a press release on 20 July. The new R-Car Gen3e series has scalable lineup for entry- to mid-range automotive applications for high-quality graphics rendering, like in...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Faraday Future launches new FF Intelligent app
    Faraday Future has unveiled its new FF Intelligent app for iOS and Android operating systems, it said in a press release on 19 July. The app allows users to configure and reserve a FF 91 electric vehicle (EV), create an ID, book exclusive test rides, and book a tour of FF’s global HQ in Los A...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis launches new Jeep Compass with advanced connectivity
    Stellantis has launched the new Jeep Compass with interior features such as a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 center stack display, 10.25-inch frameless full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) digital cluster, among others, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 July. The interiors feature a glo...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    u-blox unveils a series of automotive-grade positioning modules
    u‑blox has introduced a series of automotive-grade positioning modules for dead reckoning techniques to provide accurate position data, the company said in a press release on 13 July. The NEO-M9L modules and the M9140-KA-DR chip are built on the u‑blox M9 global navigation satellite system (GNSS...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    BMW rolls out updated BMW News app
    BMW has rolled out its upgraded BMW News app to "millions" of vehicles, it said in a press release on 13 July. This will cater to the growing demand for in-vehicle news and infotainment podcasts. The News app is an integrated vehicle application in BMW's Operating System 7 and does not need a r...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    EasyPark, a Volvo partner, to automate parking payments
    Parking technology company EasyPark and Volvo Cars are launching a new cooperation to automate parking payments. The new feature seamlessly integrates EasyPark’s app into Volvo’s Android Automotive environment in the XC40 recharge and C40, and the 2022 XC60, S90, and V90 models (includ...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG SL to feature latest MBUX platform and center console with adjustable touch screen
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior features of its all-new Mercedes-AMG SL in a press release on 14 July. The 11.9-inch multimedia touch screen is featured in portrait format but can be adjusted electrically into a vertical position to avoid reflections caused by sunlight when driving with the ...
    15-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen aims to develop one software platform for all group cars by 2025
    German automaker Volkswagen (VW) has said that its software company CARIAD aims on developing a one-stop software platform by 2025, in a press release on 13 July. It will be the software backbone for all the group's cars. The group is currently working on three software platforms; the first is ...
    14-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Car Connectivity Consortium launches Digital Key Release 3.0 specification
    The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has announced that its Digital Key Release 3.0 specification is finalized and now available to its members, in a press release dated 13 July. The specification enables passive keyless access and engine start from a compatible mobile device via ultra-wideband (UW...
    14-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Renesas launches low-cost solutions for automotive cameras
    According to a Businesswire press release dated 13 July, Renesas Electronics introduced its new Automotive HD Link (AHL) technology, which allows automotive manufacturers to deliver high-definition (HD) video over low-cost cables and connectors that currently support standard-definition video. ...
    14-Jul-2021 News New Products
    u-blox unveils Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth expansion cards for NXP’s i.MX processor evaluation kits
    According to an official press release dated 8 July, leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies u-blox introduced a set of Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth expansion cards that plug into NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX processor evaluation kits. The cards, whi...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Inmar Intelligence launches new data security platform for automotive industry
    Inmar Intelligence has launched a new data security platform for the automotive industry, it said in a press release last month. The platform, named AutoSentinel, is built on the foundation of Inmar’s Retail Cloud. “We are pleased to launch the AutoSentinel platform for the automotive industr...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Applied Information secures patent for dual-mode connected vehicle communications and control of traffic signals
    Applied Information has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for technology using both cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and direct radio communication to control traffic signals, a press release on 8 July read. The patent provides for changing the state o...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Sportage SUV with advanced connectivity features
    Kia has launched the new Sportage SUV model with an integrated curved display housing the latest advancements in connectivity technologies, the automaker said in a press release dated 6 July. It features a high-tech 12-inch touchscreen and advanced integrated controller. The 12-inch instrument clust...
    08-Jul-2021 News New Products
    TomTom launches TomTom Virtual Horizon map-based ADAS software
    TomTom has launched TomTom Virtual Horizon, a map-based advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) software for vehicles, it said in a press release on 7 July. The software provides connection between digital maps and ADAS functionality. The software translates map data into actionable information for...
    08-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Terranet to showcase VoxelFlow sensor technologies at Startup Autobahn
    Sweden-based developers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and 3D motion awareness technology, Terranet AB, has announced that it will be showcasing developments to its VoxelFlow™ sensor technology at Startup Autobahn on 21 July in Stuttgart, Germany. Terranet will join Mercedes-Benz ...
    08-Jul-2021 News New Products
    TomTom develops TomTom Virtual Horizon solution for EU Intelligent Speed Assistance compliance
    TomTom has launched TomTom Virtual Horizon solution to help automakers meet EU’s Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) requirements, it said in a press release on 7 July. TomTom Virtual Horizon offers precise positioning, intelligent route prediction, and a horizon provider. The software is built on ...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    u-blox launches new PointPerfect location service for automotive applications
    u-blox has launched its new PointPerfect location service, it said in a press release on 6 July. PointPerfect delivers an advanced GNSS augmentation data service for precision GNSS solutions including autonomous vehicles. Automated driving (AD) and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), lane-accu...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Bentley offers expanded suite of connected services in new Flying Spur Hybrid
    Bentley has unveiled the new Flying Spur hybrid with advanced connectivity features, according to a company press release on 6 July. My Bentley connected car features don’t need customers to provide their own data connection after featuring an embedded sim. Remote services such as ‘find my car...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen announces OTA updates for the ID. Models
    Volkswagen has said that it will issue over-the-air (OTA) updates for its ID. models, according to a press release by the automaker on 5 July. ID.3 will the first model to upgrade via OTA while the latest software version “ID.Software2.3” will be delivered to “First Movers Club” customers vi...
    06-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Israel-based innovation hub DRIVE TLV to open test track for automotive technologies
    Drive TLV will open a new mobility proving ground and development center later this year in Israel, according to a company press release on 29 June. These developments will the growth of start-up companies working on smart-mobility and other next-generation automotive technologies. POWER by ...
    06-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Volvo’s next-gen EVs to run on VolvoCars.OS
    Volvo has announced that its next generation of pure electric vehicles will run on VolvoCars.OS operating system, according to a press release by the automaker on 30 June. VolvoCars.OS will incorporate various operating systems across the car and the cloud, creating one coherent software OS environm...
    01-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Elektrobit develops solutions for intelligent automotive digital cockpits
    Elektrobit has developed a new solution for intelligent automotive digital cockpits, it said in a press release on 24 June. The EB Cockpit System Solutions are ideal for next-generation in-vehicle user experiences, starting from conception and design to production engineering and integration of hard...
    28-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Renault developing new generation of in-car sounds for production vehicles
    Renault has said that Renault Design is currently working on new generation of in-vehicle sounds for production vehicles to be launched in the next few years, starting with the Mégane E-TECH electric vehicle (EV). The sound redesign is close to completion with new models expected to be integrated w...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Kia updates UVO Connect app with enhanced user interface
    Kia has an updated UVO Connect app with enhanced graphics, revised menus and added functionality, the company stated in a press release on 23 June. An image of the owner’s model is displayed alongside updated symbols and a new customizable home menu with shortcuts to frequently used functions is a...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches new Polo with standard digital cockpit and infotainment system
    Volkswagen has announced that the new Polo hatchback will new Polo is launching with a Digital Cockpit as standard, according to its press release on 21 June. The Digital Cockpit features digital instruments with a display diameter of 20.32 cm and is operated by means of multifunction steering wheel...
    23-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Porsche to launch sixth generation Porsche Communication Management system
    Porsche has announced that the sixth generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) will be launched in Porsche 911, Cayenne, and Panamera models later this year, according to a company press release on 18 June. Features include integration of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts into PCM with wi...
    21-Jun-2021 News New Products
    XPeng releases Xmart OS 2.6.0 with Valet Parking Assist beta version via OTA upgrade
    XPeng has launched its Xmart operating system (OS) 2.6.0 through an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade, according to a company press release on 16 June. The OTA has resulted in the services such as Valet Parking Assist (VPA) beta version and over 10 additional new and optimized autonomous driving and voice ...
    18-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Lexus unveils NX model with new ‘Advanced Park’ system
    Lexus has announced that its NX model features a new, Lexus-first “Advanced Park” system, in a press release on 11 June. The remote parking function enables remote control from outside the vehicle via a digital key and assists with parking in unfamiliar or confined spaces. The vehicle feature...
    15-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Toyota unveils new in-vehicle multimedia solution
    Toyota has unveiled a new multimedia solution for the North American market, the carmaker said in a press release on 11 June. The new system features multiple touchscreen options from 8-inches up-to 14-inches. With newly enhanced designs and functionality, these screens retain volume knob. Accord...
    14-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Ford launches SecuriAlert car alarm for vehicle owners
    Ford has announced that its smartphone-based security system SecuriAlert is available to vehicle owners, according to a company press release on 10 June. SecuriAlert sends a notification to the vehicle owner’s smartphone if it identifies any vehicle activity, such as attempts to open doors or gain...
    14-Jun-2021 News New Products
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