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    CES 2020: Samsung showcases pairing of 5G telematics control unit with V2X technology
    Samsung demonstrated the functioning of autonomous driving when the 5G telematics control unit is paired with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas. 5G allows for the swift delivery of data without latency. Samsung showed how V2X technology detects c...
    CES 2020: Goodyear announces venture capital fund to invest in future mobility solutions
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a new venture capital fund, Goodyear Ventures, at the ongoing CES 2020 in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 7 January. Goodyear Ventures plans to invest USD100 million in future mobility solutions over the next 10 ...
    Upstream Security launches 2020 Automotive Cybersecurity Report
    Upstream Security has launched its 2020 Automotive Cybersecurity Report, a company press release on 18 December showed. The report gives insights into security after analyzing 367 publicly reported automotive cyber incidents over the last decade. Upstream has also made AutoThreat Intelligence ava...
    Automotive cybersecurity to become more challenging over the next decade 
    As the industry shifts towards autonomous driving and connected car technologies, vehicles and the back-end systems supporting these functionalities will become more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States defines...
    5G Automotive Association partners with ETSI for C-V2X testing in Spain
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has collaborated with the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) in the first cellular vehicle-to-everything-only (C-V2X) Plugtests event in Spain, the association said in a press release on 19 December. The testing took place from 2–6 Decembe...
    CES 2020: STMicroelectronics, SYSGO to jointly demonstrate telematics solutions for automotive market
    STMicroelectronics has announced that along with SYSGO, it will demonstrate secure telematics solutions for the automotive market at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas in January 2020, a company press release dated 17 December showed. The jointly developed Automotive Secure Gateway is bas...
    CES 2020: Bosch to showcase intelligent front camera and advanced interior monitoring solution
    Bosch will showcase multiple technologies related to connected and autonomous vehicles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next year, the German supplier said in a press release on 12 December. The intelligent camera can detect objects, categorize into classes such as vehicles and ...
    CES 2020: Wind River to demonstrate edge compute use cases in automotive technologies
    Wind River has announced that it will showcase technologies pertaining to edge computing especially in automotive applications at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas in January, a company press release on 12 December showed. The company will exhibit technologies that advance intell...
    CES 2020: Infineon to demonstrate automotive security and V2X technologies
    Infineon has said that it will demonstrate innovations in automotive security and V2X technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas in January 2020, a press release dated 10 December showed. Infineon says demonstrations will include compact, high-performance radar modules and lidar c...
    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). ...
    Ultra wideband-based solutions offer added security
    As the automotive industry moves swiftly towards connectivity and self-driving vehicles, security becomes a challenge. Hackers can remotely gain unwarranted access to vehicles by hacking the key fob and replicating the signal to unlock and start the car. Hence it is crucial for the industry to quick...
    Vodafone Italia demonstrates 5G use cases for automotive applications
    Vodafone Italia has showcased four new 5G projects in the automotive sector along with assisted driving solutions on the 5G network, a company press release showed. Vodafone demonstrated the development of adaptive cruise control systems and information sharing on the road ecosystem around the ve...
    HERE joins the 5G Automotive Association
    Mapping and location services provider, HERE Technologies has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), the company said on November 21. “Joining the 5GAA signifies our commitment to emerging technologies that will improve mobility around the world. 5G will usher in the future of the automot...
    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...
    5GAA showcases ready-to-deploy C-V2X use cases in Turin
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has showcased some ready-to-deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) use cases In Turin, Italy, the group announced via a press release dated 14 November. 5GAA members including Audi, Continental, Ericsson, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Harman Samsung,...
    BMW supports harmonization of industry standards for digital vehicle access
    BMW has announced an update to its Digital Key technology with greater interoperability, the automaker said in a press release on 12 November. The second generation of an NFC-based digital key ecosystem has been announced for late 2019. A key feature of the new version is the use of a security ch...
    Importance of over-the-air (OTA) software updates
    With the increasing adoption of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and growing levels of autonomy, automakers are incorporating various softwares for controlling telematics control units (TCUs), and for electronic control units (ECU’s). As the automotive industry is transitioning from ...
    Chinese members of 5GAA showcase C-V2X-supported connected driving technology in Shanghai
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has said that its Chinese members will conduct a live interoperability showcase of the latest cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) enabled connected driving technology, according to a press release filed on 22 October.  The event will take place in Shangha...
    Vehicle-to-pedestrian communication – a key enabler to vehicle autonomy
    As research and development (R&D) around vehicle autonomy continues worldwide, another set of complementary technology—vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication—is quickly gathering momentum. While locally installed hardware, such as radar, lidar, camera and ultrasonic sensors, enables a veh...
    Size of car-sharing fleet has grown significantly in recent years, says Vulog
    The size of the individual car-sharing fleet has increased significantly in recent years amid growing popularity of shared mobility services, according to Vulog which specialises in mobility platform. According to the French start-up, the average size fleet size for a car-sharing scheme was 325 cars...
    Expanding HD map coverage will be critical for large-scale deployment of self-driving vehicles
    Autonomous vehicles will need very accurate, machine-readable, multilayer mapping information, down to the centimeter level of accuracy, for their precise localization and forward path planning. Initially, automakers and mobility service providers will be able to deploy autonomous vehicles in geofen...
    V2X regulatory review
    Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology—a key enabler of an intelligent transportation system (ITS) —allows cars to communicate with their surroundings and makes driving safer and more efficient. V2X helps to optimize traffic flow, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen the environme...
    Monetizing Connected Car
    Introduction A big buzz word in the automotive industry now is ‘connected car’—a vehicle which can optimize its operation and maintenance as well as the convenience and comfort of passengers using onboard sensors and Internet connectivity. General Motors (GM) introduced the concept of conne...
    Volkswagen’s strategic shift: Go hard on software
    Volkswagen (VW) AG has announced that by 2025 it intends to group more than 5,000 experts in competence areas, such as software development, electrical and electronics development, connectivity, automated driving, user experience (UX), cloud architecture, and e-commerce, together in an agile Car.Sof...
    Android Auto - Making car's smarter since 2015
    Introduction Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O in June 2014 with the aim to making driving safer by minimizing distractions. Nearly a year after it was announced, Android Auto was launched on its first production vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata. It takes the best of Android smartphones...
    5GAA provides update on C-V2X technology deployment in China at MWC Shanghai 2019
    On Thursday (27 June), the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) provided an update on technology deployment of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications in China in an event during MWC Shanghai 2019, the association said in a press release. The event was attended by representatives ranging f...
    Lexus, Telstra to conduct C-V2X trial in Australia
    Lexus is conducting a connected vehicle trial on public roads in Victoria, Australia, the premium car brand of Toyota said in a press release on 24 June. The trial involves two units of Lexus RX450 F Sport SUVs, equipped with cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology. The test vehicles are c...
    2019 TU-Automotive Detroit
    TU-Automotive Detroit is one of the most influential automotive technology events globally and a platform where some of the most innovative minds in vehicle connectivity, mobility and autonomy converge each year. The event is well known for its expert panel discussions and also provides a great oppo...
    Viva Technology (VivaTech) 2019—An overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month is on the fourth edition of the VivaTech show held in Paris, France (16–18 May). Similar to the CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona, the Viva Technology show is a go-to event for technology innovation, with a strong focus on services and industry di...
    EDITORIAL: Driver monitoring system fitment to rise in next few years amid growing focus on safety and autonomous driving
    With vehicles becoming more connected and automated, a driver monitoring system (DMS) has become a must-have technology to monitor a driver’s attention and prevent distracted driving. While greater connectivity features such as navigation and hands-free calling have enhanced drivers’ in-vehicle ...
    More than 11.2 million light vehicles to feature V2X communication globally in 2024, forecasts IHS Markit
    The number of light vehicles equipped with some form of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system will reach more than 11.2 million in the next five years compared with just under 15,000 units expected this year, according to a forecast by IHS Markit, revealed on 16 May. This will represent a...
    LG Uplus, Hanyang University test 5G-connected autonomous vehicle in South Korea
    LG Uplus and Hanyang University have jointly tested 5G-connected autonomous vehicles in Seoul (South Korea), ZDNet reported. The test vehicle, dubbed the A1, drove through roads with heavy traffic in Seoul and covered a distance of 8 kilometers in 25 minutes. During the trial, the vehicle successful...
    Cockpit domain controller features vs peripherals
    The central body control module was the first ECU to become a sort of hub or gateway managing multiple basic functionalities related to doors, windows, seats, lighting and air conditioning. However, infotainment is currently the vehicle domain where the most radical consolidation is happening. Cockp...
    V2X hardware: Platform-agnostic design the way forward
    Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology, an indispensable part of an intelligent transportation system (ITS), enables cars to communicate with their surroundings and makes driving safer and more efficient. In addition, V2X helps to optimize traffic flow, reduce traffic congestion, and l...
    MWC & Geneva Motor Show 2019 – An overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month has been on the Mobile World Congress (February 25-28) and the Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17). While the ongoing Geneva show is obviously a purely automotive-centric event, the just-concluded MWC is fast becoming the European go-to event, not only for m...
    High-definition Maps
    Introduction Since the introduction of Honda’s Electro Gyro-Cator navigation unit in 1981, automotive navigation systems have come a long way. In-vehicle navigation has become ubiquitous in modern day cars, enabling consumers to seamlessly navigate from one place to other, along with other feat...
    In-vehicle commerce: Is it worth the penny?
    Today cars are more connected than ever, allowing for a richer array of infotainment, telematics as well as vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, meaning vehicles communicating with other vehicles and surrounding city infrastructure or connecting services inside vehicles for driver and passenge...
    Automotive infotainment semiconductor highlights from CES 2019
    Infotainment and informational advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are converging in a digital cockpit with multiple voice assistants, impressive displays, electronic mirrors, driver monitoring cameras and new ways of interaction. These are the main telematics and infotainment semiconductor&nb...
    CES 2019: Connected mobility and VPA innovations galore
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held every January in Las Vegas, continues to host the world’s automotive innovators to highlight the most cutting-edge technologies the industry can offer. In years past, the automotive industry was a side-note at CES, alongside smartphones, TVs, and ...
    In-car displays: curvature drives innovation
    As the global automotive industry continues to delve deeper into shared mobility and autonomy, the in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI) is set to assume a more important role than ever. The HMI today is already responsible for addressing the information, communication and entertainment needs of ...
    In-car audio technologies gaining higher ground
    Nearly as old as the modern automobile itself, audio components continue to be one of the most indispensable features of in-car entertainment. Listening to music on the go has always been an important aspect of car journeys, with added importance as more self-driving capabilities continue to arrive....
    Roadstar.ai selects Renovo AWare operating system for full-stack autonomous driving system
    Roadstar.ai, a self-driving vehicle technology start-up, has selected Renovo’s Aware production-grade operating system (OS), a full stack automated driving system, for its Level-4 autonomous vehicles, according to a press release on 27 September. The company said Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan w...
    MBUX – a UI/UX role model?
    Right at the onset of 2018, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its next-generation infotainment system called the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas, United States. The MBUX soon found its launching pad in the form of the new 2019 A-Class, which made its public debut at the Genev...
    Opel demonstrates ‘cooperative highly automated driving’ under Ko-HAF project in Germany
    Last week, Opel successfully demonstrated ‘cooperating highly automated driving’ at its test center in Rodgau-Dundenhofen, Germany, the company said in a press release on 26 September. According to the company, cooperative highly automated driving system does not need to be supervised by the dri...
    Ford tests C-V2X communication technology on public roads in China
    Ford has conducted tests of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication technologies for the first time on public roads in China, the automaker said in a press release on 17 September. The US-based automaker held live demonstrations of C-V2X technology in Ford vehicles, as part of the 2018 ...
    NXP Semiconductors, Hitachi Solutions team up on secure DSRC-based V2X Solution
    Chip maker NXP Semiconductors has partnered with Hitachi Solutions, a provider of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) software platforms for the Japanese automotive market, to develop a dedicated short-range radio communication (DSRC)-based V2X solution aimed at the Japanese market, NXP announced in a press...
    18-Sep-2018 News New Products
    BYD launches open platform for developing app for intelligent vehicles
    At its ‘BYD Worldwide Developer Conference’ in Shenzhen, China, on 5 September, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD launched an open platform for developing applications (app) for intelligent vehicles, China Daily reported last week. The platform, called ‘D++,’ will offer an open applica...
    SoundHound to supply cloud-based, embedded conversional voice interface to PSA vehicles
    US-based artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language voice recognition start-up, SoundHound has signed a partnership with Groupe PSA to develop cloud-based and embedded conversational voice interface for PSA's vehicles sold under Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall brands, the two compan...
    US city of Gainesville, Connected Signals deliver real-time traffic signal data to motorists
    Connected Signals has completed a pilot project in City of Gainesville in Florida, United States, to make all traffic signals in the city in line with its smart signal information, the company said in a press release earlier this month. The project was started in April 2017 as part of the University...
    Yandex launches autonomous vehicle ride-hailing service in Russia
    Yandex has launched an autonomous vehicle ride-hailing service in Innopolis, Russia, the company said in a blog on 28 August. Initially, the company is operating two autonomous vehicles to provide rides to specific locations in Innopolis, such as the university, the stadium and residential blocks in...
    Toyota invites employees in US city Ann Arbor to get vehicles equipped with V2X connected vehicle systems
    Toyota has invited around 1,800 associates of Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) as well as their families living and working in Washtenaw County in Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) to get their vehicles equipped with the latest Dedicated Short-Range Communicatio...
    Qualcomm, Datang Telecom demonstrate multichip vendor C-V2X direct communication interoperability
    Qualcomm and Datang Telecom Group have successfully demonstrated multi-chipset vendor cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) direct communication interoperability, the US-based chipmaker said in a press release on 22 August. The demonstration was carried out at Qualcomm Wireless Communication Techno...
    Lyft completes 5,000 self-driving public rides with Aptiv's autonomous vehicle fleet
    Lyft has completed more than 5,000 rides in self-driving fleet provided by Aptiv in Las Vegas, United States, according to separate blogs posted by Lyft and Aptiv on their websites this week. “Hitting 5,000 consumer rides is a major milestone, not just for Aptiv and Lyft, but for the entire mobili...
    FiveAI to begin on-street trials for shared autonomous car fleet in London next year
    UK-based self-driving start-up FiveAI is gearing up to start trials of its shared autonomous car fleet in London in 2019, TechCrunch reported last week. The trial will first begin with the company deploying five human-controlled cars on the roads of London’s outer boroughs of Bromley and Croydon t...
    GM, Shell expand in-dash fuel payment across US
    Shell Oil Company, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, has announced that its Shell-branded fuel stations across the United States now accept in-dash fuel payment from GM vehicles, the company said in a press release on 16 August. Customers of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brand vehicle...
    Nuro, Kroger to test self-driving vehicle for grocery delivery in US
    Nuro, a start-up developing self-driving vehicle technology, and food retail chain Kroger have selected Scottsdale in Arizona to pilot autonomous delivery service beginning 16 August, Nuro announced yesterday in a blog posted on Medium. Kroger-owned Fry’s Food store in Scottsdale will start d...
    Moovel adds 2 million users over past 12 months
    Moovel, a subsidiary of Daimler Group focusing on Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), has added 2 million users over the past 12 months, the company said in a press release on 2 August. The company claims its products are used by more than 5 million people in Germany and the United States, up 71% year on ...
    3GPP members freeze features for standards of 5G’s first version ‘Release 15’
    In June this year, engineers from leading networking companies that are associated with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) met in La Jolla, California (United States), to work out the remaining issues and plan for the release of fifth-generation (5G) network by the end of this year or ear...
    OmniAir develops cybersecurity test specifications for DSRC-based devices
    OmniAir Consortium is developing cybersecurity test specifications for dedicated short-range communication (DSRC)-based connected vehicle devices, the association said in a press release on 1 August. In January this year, OmniAir established a ‘Cybersecurity Working Group’ with the goal to ...
    Cars—the new home for VPAs
    Speech recognition is literally a technology created to help machines listen to humans. In its infancy, speech recognition was widely considered a failure, as recognition rates were low and error rates were high. It was common to require users to learn a special vernacular of terms and commands in o...
    Aptiv join forces with Hertz for managing autonomous fleet
    Aptiv has entered a strategic partnership with US-based car rental firm Hertz and its fleet management subsidiary Donlen to manage Aptiv’s autonomous vehicles in North America, Hertz said in a press release on 31 July. The two companies will implement a phased approach to develop a standard operat...
    SEAT, Telefonica demonstrate C-V2X technology in Spain
    Last week SEAT and Telefonica demonstrated the first use case of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) vehicular communication using existing mobile network technology in a rural urban setting in Segovia, near Madrid in Spain, according to a press release by the Volkswagen (VW) Group. The pilot sho...
    ZMP, Hinomaru Kotsu to test autonomous taxi in Tokyo next month
    ZMP, a Japan-based developer of autonomous driving technology, and Japanese taxi operator Hinomaru Kotsu will jointly test an autonomous taxi on public roads in central Tokyo starting late next month, the two companies said in separate press releases on 18 July. According to The Japan Times, a miniv...
    EDITORIAL – Automotive lighting industry expected to see increased collaboration, consolidation
    With the dawn of self-driving cars, the automotive lighting technology is set to undergo a significant change, both in terms of complexity and functionality. Consequently, suppliers are now faced with the challenge to develop intelligent exterior and interior lighting solutions, which will play a ke...
    5GAA, BMW, Ford, PSA showcase C-V2X direct communication interoperability in Europe
    5G Automotive Association (5GAA) along with BMW, Ford, PSA, Qualcomm and Savari held the first live demonstration of cellular-vehicle to everything (C-V2X) communication technology, operating across vehicles from multiple automakers, in Paris (France), 5GAA said in a press release on 11 July. The de...
    Maxim collaborates with Qualcomm on vehicle infotainment
    Maxim Integrated Products has announced that some of its products are compatible with Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform for infotainment applications, the company said in a press release on 10 July. Maxim’s power management, USB charging, next-generation gigabit multimedi...
    C-V2X vs DSRC: what will prevail?
    As the global automotive industry continues to scramble to develop technologies to automate driving, there is a set of technologies that can enhance the efficacy of various advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Collectively known as vehicle-to-everything (V2X), these communication technologies ...
    Toyota North America join OmniAir Consortium
    Toyota North America has joined OminAir Consortium, an industry operation promoting interoperability and certification of connected vehicles, tolling and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), OmniAir said in a press release last month. The US subsidiary of the Japanese automaker joined OmiAir on...
    Nuro partners with Kroger for delivery service trial with autonomous vehicles in US
    Nuro has partnered with retail firm Kroger to pilot an autonomous delivery services in the United States, Kroger said in a press release on 28 June. The trial will allow Kroger’s customers to place a same-day delivery order through its ClickList ordering system or with Nuro’s app. The order...
    JLR tests fleet of connected cars on UK roads
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is testing a fleet of connected cars, which can communicate with each other, on UK roads, the company said in a press release on 28 June. The trial is part of the GBP7.1 million (USD9.3 million) UK CITE Project that is working on creating a fully connected road infrastru...
    Cohda Wireless participates in V2I trial in Sydney
    An innovative trial in Sydney (Australia) that aims to reduce traffic congestion is relying on connected vehicle technology of Cohda Wireless, according to a press release by Cohda last week. The trial, by the Transportation for New South Wales and the Road and Maritime Services is aimed at fin...
    Japanese government backs 3D mapping system developed by Mitsubishi Electric
    The Japanese government is backing a three-dimensional (3D) mapping system developed by Mitsubishi Electric, The Associated Press reported on 14 June. The 3D map developed by the Japanese company includes various details, such as trees and pedestrians and claims to be off by no more than 25 centimet...
    GENIVI, Fastr team up for automotive cybersecurity
    The GENIVI Alliance, an alliance focused on developing an open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and connectivity software platform for vehicles, has teamed up with Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) to advance both organizations' efforts, interests and expertise in automotive cyb...
    Panasonic, Qualcomm and Ford collaborate on deployment of cellular V2X communications in US
    Panasonic Corporation of North America, Qualcomm Technologies and Ford entered into a strategic collaboration to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication technologies in Colorado, United States, Qualcomm announced in a press release last week (1 June). The collaboration will enabl...
    BlackBerry joins OmniAir Consortium
    BlackBerry has joined the OmniAir Consortium as an executive member to help advance the testing, certification, and deployment of technologies for connected vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), according to a company press release yesterday (31 May). As part of the OmniAir Consorti...
    Infineon-led project to develop new approaches to IT security in self-driving cars
    Infineon will lead a 15-member project, called 'Security for Connected, Automated Cars' (SecForCars), to develop new approaches to information technology (IT) security in self-driving cars, the project members said in a joint press release on 25 May. Apart from Infineon, other associate partners of ...
    Apple expands self-driving car fleet in California
    Apple has expanded its self-driving car fleet in California, according to macReports citing the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The company currently has 55 vehicles registered with the California DMV, compared with just three vehicles last year and 27 vehicles in January this year. W...
    EDITORIAL: Implications of Android Automotive OS
    Alphabet Inc.'s developer conference, called Google I/O, kicked off Monday where the company released new features and gave updates on its fledgling automotive products and solutions. At the conference, Google revealed the following: Last year, Google announced that Android Automotive, its new...
    Civil Maps migrates vehicular cognition stack to ‘Arm’ family of processors
    Civil Maps has migrated its edge-based high-definition (HD) mapping and localization solutions to the Arm family of processors, the company said in a press release last week. The migration by Civil Maps marks a major shift in which companies working on self-driving vehicles can leverage an Arm syste...
    DEKRA becomes OmniAir’s authorized test laboratory in Europe for DSRC technology
    OmniAir Consortium has selected the European vehicle inspection company DEKRA’s test facility in Malaga, Spain, as its first authorized test laboratory for Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) technology in Europe, the US-based industry association said in a press release. DEKRA’s test fac...
    Aptiv launches fleet of autonomous vehicles on Lyft network
    Aptiv has launched a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles on the ride-hailing network of Lyft in Las Vegas, United States, the company said press release yesterday (2 May). These vehicles will operate on Aptiv’s fully-integrated autonomous driving platform and will be available to the public via Lyft...
    ZF joins eSync Alliance to support development of common platform for OTA technology
    ZF has joined the eSync Alliance, a multi-vender initiative to develop standardized and interoperable over-the-air (OTA) update and diagnostic data solutions in automotive electronics eco-system, the German supplier said in a press release on 26 April. Alpine, Excelfore, Molex and Wipro are also mem...
    EDITORIAL – C-V2X technology’s adoption set to increase over the next few years
    After being in a development phase for several years, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications technology, which allows a vehicle to share information with other vehicles, roadside infrastructure, pedestrians and others, is set to be equipped in vehicles produced by certain automakers as early as ...
    5GAA, Audi, Ford and Qualcomm showcase C-V2X direct communications interoperability
    Last week, 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford and Qualcomm held the first demonstration for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) direct communication across vehicles from different manufacturers, the association said in a press release on 26 April. The demonstration showcased benefits of...
    Continental expands autonomous driving tests on autobahns in Germany
    Continental has extended its autonomous vehicle testing to the federal motorway, called Autobahns in Lower Saxony (Germany), the company said in a press release on 26 April. This will allow the German supplier to test its automated driving technologies under real traffic conditions. “Automated dri...
    Continental, VGF test driverless shuttles on Frankfurt UAS campus in Germany
    Continental, in collaboration with Frankfurt transport authority VGF (Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main) and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS), launched trials of driverless shuttles on Frankfurt UAS campus on Tuesday (17 April), the company said in a press release. T...
    Toyota, Japan Taxi, KDDI, Accenture begin trials of AI-based taxi dispatch support system
    Toyota, in partnership with JapanTaxi, Accenture, and KDDI has developed a taxi dispatch support system to predict taxi demand by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Toyota announced in a press release last week (9 March). The system helps predict demand for taxi services by using dat...
    Harman, PSA to collaborate on cybersecurity solutions
    Harman and Groupe PSA are collaborating to build comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for the French automaker’s next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles platform, the two companies announced at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on 7 March. Harman is showcasing its SHIELD Solu...
    EDITORIAL: Ride-hailing service likely to be first adopters of self-driving vehicles
    Earlier in January this year, Waymo received a permit from the Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) in the United States to operate as a transportation network company (TNC), paving the way for Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary to start its own self-driving ride-hailing service. The regulat...
    New Audi A6 features advanced connectivity, driving assistance solutions
    The new A6, now in its eighth generation, brings a number of new innovations to the model. The MMI touch allows central vehicle functions to be placed in the required position in the MMI screen using drag-and-drop – similar to the user experience with smartphone apps. Shortcuts and favor...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    EDITORIAL - Start-ups pushing innovation in automotive industry
    At the CES 2018 earlier this month, little-known Aurora Innovation announced two partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen Group to help them bring self-driving cars to market by 2021. The start-up, established in 2016 by Chris Urmson, the former head of Google Self-Driving Car project, in partnershi...
    CES 2018: TU Automotive Consumer Telematics Show - Edge Computing, Cybersecurity and Data Monetization
    The TU Automotive Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) was held on January 8, 2018 at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA.  CTS kicks off the calendar year for the connected car community, serving two strategic purposes; it gives automakers a platform for new partnership and product announce...
    CES 2018: A confluence of technologies to drive automotive innovation
    At CES 2018, experts from IHS Markit expect to see a wide-range of companies from automakers and traditional industry suppliers to start-ups and mega technology firms touting their newest ideas, concepts, and production-ready innovations – all with the aim of reinventing what the automobile is and...
    Uber self-driving cars complete 2 million miles
    Uber cars have completed 2 million miles in autonomous driving mode, Forbes reported last week (22 December). While the US-based ride-sharing company took nearly 2.5 years to complete the first 1 million miles in autonomous mode, the next 1 million miles was completed in slightly over three months (...
    Mercedes-Benz’s test vehicle with automated driving functions reaches South Africa
    In the fourth leg of Mercedes-Benz’s ‘Intelligent World Drive’, a test vehicle with self-driving technology has reached South Africa, Daimler said in a press release on Friday (15 December). The test vehicle, based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, is presently running automated test drives on the...
    Continental, Huawei jointly test C-V2X technology in China
    Continental and Huawei have jointly conducted field trials of cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology in Shanghai, China, the company said in a press release on 18 December. The trials conducted in the National Intelligence Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai, named “A Nice City”,...
    Startup firms cash in as tier-1s make inroads into cyber security
    Editor’s Note: Find out more by reading IHS Markit’s published ‘Automotive Cybersecurity Report - 2017,’ which was released in November, 2017. Automakers are in a full fledge race to implement cyber security solutions after a fairly slow start in 2015 and 2016. This urge is primarily dri...
    Hyundai teams up with greenmove to launch car sharing service in Vienna
    Hyundai has teamed up with greenmove to launch a car sharing service in Vienna, the automaker announced in a press release last week (17 November). The Korean automaker has handed over the first 15 Ioniq Hybrid vehicles to the new Stadtauto car sharing service, which is operated by greenmove, in Vie...
    Volvo Cars to supply “tens of thousands” of self-driving cars to Uber
    Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement to supply “tens of thousands” of self-driving cars to US-based ride-hailing company Uber between 2019 and 2021, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 20 November. The company  has developed what it calls 'base vehicle', a modified XC90 S...
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