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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Stellantis invests USD34.9 million on setting up two global testing hubs
    Italian–American automaker Stellantis has invested EUR33 million (USD34.9 million) in setting up two global testing facilities to support the development of electric and autonomous vehicles, the company said on 20 June 2022. The company said that the investments are part of its global long-term...
    28-Jun-2022 News Investments
    HERE assists OEMs to comply with latest updates to NCAP in Europe and Australia
    HERE Technologies has announced a tailored set of location-based products to help global automakers get higher New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) scores, it said in a press release on 27 June. HERE will offer HERE Navigation Map, HERE Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) Map, HERE advanced driver assis...
    Cepton, Koito expand collaboration to accelerate ADAS solutions
    Lidar solutions company Cepton has announced that it expanded its partnership with lighting tier-1 supplier Koito to include certain upcoming Cepton lidar products and got-to-market initiatives, it said in a press release on 27 June.   Jun Pei, cofounder and CEO, Cepton, said, “In the past...
    AI chipmaker Hailo, Renesas partner to enable safe and efficient ADAS ECUs
    Artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker Hailo has announced that the company partnered with Renesas to provide a robust and energy efficient processing solution enabling automated driving (AD) systems and advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features in vehicles, it said in a press release on 27 June. ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 June 2022
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    Fraunhofer IPMS develops CANBUS IP core to enhance security in electronic vehicle systems
    The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems has announced that it has developed CANsec IP core that further secure vehicle systems, it said in a press release on 21 June. According to press release, Renesas Electronics Corporation is already evaluating the IP core in a demonstration.  ...
    Taiwan-based First International Computer expands business to automotive cybersecurity
    First International Computer (FIC) has announced that the company has expanded its portfolio with focus on cybersecurity to future vehicles, DigiTimes Asis reported on 24 June.   According to report, about 10 years ago, FIC started strengthening its deployments for the automotive, medical, a...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Toyota Boshoku expects self-driving vehicle interiors to drive significant growth
    Japan-based seating and interiors company Toyota Boshoku has announced that the company expects to quadruple autonomous vehicle (AV) interior sales, Automotive News reported on 26 June. According to the report, by 2030, when Level 3 and Level 4 automated driving become the norm, ride-hailing and ...
    Continental demonstrates its new fully autonomous vehicle in Romania
    Continental has demonstrated a fully autonomous vehicle for the first time in Romania at the debate “Smart & Sustainable Urban Mobility powered by Continental” in Timisoara, held on 23 June 2022, according to an official press release on 23 June 2022. The company is certain that these ele...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    IIHS survey finds consumers prefer partial automation equipped vehicles with appropriate safeguards
    According to a press release on 23 June 2022, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) survey has found that car drivers prefer partial automation that comes with appropriate safety systems such as driver monitoring systems. “Automakers often assume that drivers want as much technology...
    India plans to introduce new passenger vehicle rating system with safety assist technology tests
    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has planned to introduce a safety rating system, Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BNCAP) for passenger cars to encourage manufacturers to provide advanced safety technologies and boost the "export worthiness" of vehicles produced in the country, ...
    NAVYA signs MoU to support implementation of autonomous vehicles in Bahrain
    NAVYA has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to support the implementation of autonomous vehicles in Bahrain at the Bahraini Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications in Manama, according to a press release on 24 June 2022. The M...
    Baojun unveils MY 2023 KiWi EV equipped with DJI’s intelligent driving system
    Baojun has unveiled the MY2023 KiWi EV equipped with DJI’s intelligent driving system, PanDaily reported on 24 June. The car is set to be open for test drives beginning in July and be officially delivered in August. The DJI vehicle-mounted intelligent driving system DJI80 can only take over contro...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    5G-Carmen project conducts autonomous driving tests in Germany, Austria, and Italy
    The 5G-Carmen project has announced the results of an autonomous driving pilot connecting low-latency, autonomous, and assisted driving vehicle functions using a 5G mobile network across the borders from Italy to Austria and from Austria to Germany. According to a report by Computer Weekly, the 5G c...
    Li Auto L9’s compute platform uses two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoCs
    Li Auto’s L9 will be feature a software-defined compute platform built on two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-chip (SoCs), a company blogpost dated 23 June. The L9’s compute platform can perform 500 trillion operations per second (TOPS) and run various deep neural networks simultaneously and in rea...
    Einride secures approval from NHTSA for new purpose-built vehicle in the US
    Einride announced that it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to operate its Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles on US public roads. With this approval, Einride will carry out a public road trial to support operational flows for clie...
    GM-backed startup Cruise begins monetizing autonomous vehicle rides in the US
    Autonomous ride hailing company Cruise has officially started charging for the autonomous vehicle rides in San Francisco, according to a report published by The Verge on 23 June 2022. The company has said that the Northwest neighborhood of San Francisco is where "most passengers" are no...
    Hyundai Mobis introduces 'Smart Cabin' controller to analyze vital signs of occupants
    Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has develop an integrated controller that analyzes the driver's vital signs, such as posture, heart rate, and brainwaves, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. The Smart Cabin Controller comprises four sensors for detecting the vital signs of passe...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Luokung partners with Siemens Mobility to develop IoV system solution, autonomous driving platform
    Luokung Technology Corp. has announced that its affiliate Beijing Hongdajiutong Technology Development (HDtraffic) has partnered with Siemens Mobility unit Yutraffic Technologies (Beijing), a company press release on 22 June read.  The companies aim to develop systemic product-based soluti...
    Stellantis unveils new PEUGEOT 408 with latest generation of i-Cockpit
    Stellantis has announced that the new PEUGEOT 408 will come with the latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, in a company press release on 22 June. The car will feature six cameras and nine radars for driver assistance systems and include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go functi...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Ambarella to supply Inceptio Technology with ‘Edge AI’ SoCs to support ADAS functions
    Inceptio Technology and Ambarella, an edge artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor company, have announced that Inceptio selected Ambarella's CV2FS and CV2AQ edge AI systems-on-chip (SoCs), for CVflow SoCs, for its automotive-grade central computing platform, according to a press release by ...
    IIHS recommends adoption of new ADAS-enabled road safety features for elderly
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has encouraged the use of turn assistance safety functions in vehicles, particularly for elderly drivers who might benefit from advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) features meant to assist vehicles drive through junctions, according to a report ...
    MIT researchers unveil new open-source photorealistic simulator for autonomous driving
    Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced its first open-source simulation engine ‘VISTA 2.0’ capable of building realistic scenarios for deployable training and testing of autonomous cars, according to a press release on 21 June 2022. Since they have...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Pony.ai plans to mass produce automated driving domain controllers built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin
    Pony.ai, an autonomous driving technology company, has said that its DRIVE Orin–based Autonomous Driving Controller (ADC), which is powered by NVIDIA's DRIVE Hyperion compute architecture, has been sampled to clients, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. It plans to mass produce in the be...
    Volkswagen plans to remove select ADAS features from new cars due to chip shortage in Australia
    According to a report published by CarExpert on 21 June 2022, Volkswagen Australia has planned to remove blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert safety features from a range of Volkswagen (VW) models owing to global semiconductor chip shortages. They will also be given the option to ...
    Velodyne Lidar’s intelligent infrastructure solution deployed in Finland to improve traffic safety
    Velodyne Lidar has announced that its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) was deployed in Helsinki, Finland, to collect traffic data and enhance roadway safety, according to a press release by Velodyne on 22 June. Janne Rinne, project manager in Forum Virium Helsinki, said, “Velodyne Lida...
    Arbe to supply radar perception chipset to ADAS company HiRain
    Arbe Robotics has announced that it has supplied its perception radar chipset to ADAS company HiRain Technologies to develop imaging radar system, according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe, said, "China has the largest vehicle market in the world and is lea...
    Micron receives ISO 26262 ASIL-D functional safety certification
    Memory solutions company Micron has announced that the company has received International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D certification of memory for its low-power double data rate 5 (LPDDR5) DRAM, it said in a press release on 20 June. The solu...
    Claytex introduces new autonomous vehicle simulation suite
    Claytex has launched a new autonomous vehicle simulation suite 'AVSandbox' at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2020 in the US, according to a report published by UKI Media & Events Ltd on 21 June 2022. The new AV simulation solution claims to advance a new way of developing autonomous vehicles...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    MORAI to demonstrate cloud-based AD simulation technology at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022
    MORAI, a Korea-based full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation technology developer has announced that it will showcase MORAI SIM Cloud, a cloud-based solution that builds a myriad of simulation environments without hardware restrictions and enable simultaneous testing at Automotive Testing Expo 2022...
    NVIDIA files patent to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency vehicles
    NVIDIA has filed a patent for a new technology to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency services vehicles, according to a report published by WTWH Media on 21 June 2022. The patent outlines a method that uses microphones mounted on an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle to record the sounds...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ROHM develops new PMICs for camera modules in cars
    ROHM has made available PMICs for automotive camera modules used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the company said in a press release on 21 June. The BD868C0MUF-C and BD868D0MUF-C can be used in rear view/perimeter cameras, drive recorders, and driver monitoring systems. Significance...
    21-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Autoliv adapts to new business conditions, confirms 2022 financial targets
    According to a press release on 20 June 2022, Autoliv, a supplier of automotive safety systems, has said that it is adapting to new business conditions and is beginning to see results from its price increase negotiations with customers to offset inflationary pressures. According to the component ...
    Cipia to supply driver monitoring solution to Chinese automaker Chery for the EU market
    Cipia, a supplier of artificial intelligenc (AI) computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions has announced that it has won a design contract for an electric vehicle (EV) with carmaker Chery to supply driver monitoring system (DMS) solutions, according to press release by Cipia published on 20 June...
    Michelin, NAYVA, beti partner on sustainable autonomous mobility solutions
    NAVYA has announced the signing of a three-party cooperation agreement with Michelin, and beti, an autonomous mobility network operator to launch sustainable autonomous mobility solutions, according to a press release on 17 June 2022. The agreement's goal is to accelerate the development and test...
    Stellantis invests USD34.6 million in global testing hubs to advance EV, AD technology
    Stellantis has invested a total of USD34.6 million in two of its global testing facilities to support the company’s long-term strategy for building high-performing electric vehicles (EVs) and achieving the highest level of autonomous driving technology, according to a press release on 20 June...
    21-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Trimble deploys new map-based localization system for autonomous vehicle applications
    Trimble has announced the first deployment of its map-based localization system for land-based autonomous vehicles, according to a report published by PRNewswire on 15 June 2022. As part of its expanded autonomous capabilities for the transport of products across industrial sites, IHI Corporati...
    US-based HD mapping Startup GPR adds ‘sixth sense’ in autonomous vehicles for safety
    According to a report published by news agency WCVB on 13 June 2022, the US-based HD mapping startup Ground Positioning Radar (GPR) has incorporated ‘sixth sense’ in autonomous vehicles to make travel safer. GPR said it's invented the technology to make sure your car knows exactly where it is...
    Lidar technology startup Vueron Technology secures permit for lidar-only AV testing in the US
    Lidar autonomous vehicle technology startup Vueron Technology has obtained an autonomous vehicle permit that uses only one lidar sensor in California, according to a press release on 17 June 2022. Vueron was granted lidar-only autonomous vehicle testing licenses by the California Department of Motor...
    Waymo to showcase latest development in autonomous driving research at CVPR 2022
    Waymo is going to host and participate in several presentations at the upcoming 49th Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). The company will present some of the current developments in autonomous driving research, which is one of the most complica...
    OTSL develops new 3D real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator for autonomous driving
    OTSL Inc. has launched Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator 2, or AMMWR2, a new 3D real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator for autonomous driving, it said in a press release on 17 June. The product will be marketed to automotive manufacturers, system supply manufacturers developing, designing,...
    20-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tesla launches real-time driver data insurance product in Nevada, US
    Tesla has launched its real-time driver data insurance product in Nevada, US, Electrek reported on 17 June. The expansion means that the insurance product is now available in eight states, while users in California will not be able to access real-time driver data. Tesla’s idea to build its safe...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Lidar technology startup Cepton expands footprint in the US
    Cepton, a lidar solutions provider has announced the opening of its new corporate office in Metro Detroit (Troy, Michigan), according to a press release on 16 June 2022. The location will serve as Cepton’s automotive hub as the company continues to expand its active engagements and initiatives wit...
    Oxbotica introduces ‘MetaDriver’ to advance autonomous vehicle safety
    Oxbotica has announced that it is deploying advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the metaverse to advance the safe and efficient adoption of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, lowering carbon emissions created by actual kilometers driven, according to a press release on 16 June 2...
    17-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Samsung supplies Tesla with camera to enable self-driving system
    US-based EV giant Tesla has secured a deal worth USD4 billion with electronic components unit of Samsung to supply cameras for the carmaker's self-driving systems, according to a report published by the Korea Economic Daily on 8 June 2022. Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) software will use images fro...
    Wejo develops new autonomous vehicle operating system
    Wejo has released an autonomous vehicle operating system (AV-OS), it said in a press release on 16 June. AV-OS will help automakers develop and deploy autonomous vehicles using connected vehicle data. The AV-OS platform will leverage billions of data points from connected and autonomous vehicles. ...
    17-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Startup MINIEYE partners with BlackBerry to develop smart car solutions
    MINIEYE has partnered with BlackBerry to jointly develop secure smart car solutions, Sina reported on 14 June. MINIEYE has officially joined the BlackBerry QNX channel partner program. MINIEYE will get access to BlackBerry QNX technologies, including QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Momentics tool suite, QNX ...
    Imagination’s GPU receives ISO 26262 functional safety certification for safe ADAS, HMI applications
    Imagination Technologies has announced that it has achieved ISO 26262 functional safety certification for its IMG BXS-4-64 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) from HORIBA MIRA Certification Limited, according to a press release on 14 June 2022. Chris Porthouse, chief product officer at Imagination sai...
    NHTSA releases initial data on safety performance of automated driving systems
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the first round of data it collected through its Standing General Order issued last year, as well as initial accompanying reports summarizing this data, as part of the US Department of Transportation's efforts to improve roadway safety...
    Velodyne Lidar files patent infringement complaint against Ouster in US
    Velodyne Lidar has filed a patent infringement complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) against Ouster seeking ITC to open an inquiry under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, according to an official press release by Velodyne on 15 June 2022. Velodyne has f...
    Subaru unveils MY 2023 Ascent SUV with new Cabin Connect and latest EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
    Subaru’s model year (MY) 2023 Ascent SUV will feature the new Cabin Connect solution, it said in a 14 June press release. The solution facilitates communication from the driver or front passenger to the third-row occupants. It uses an overhead console microphone and transmits sound through the rea...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    TTTech Auto to combine MotionWise platform with BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino RTOS
    TTTech Auto has tied up with BlackBerry to combine BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) with its safe vehicle software platform MotionWise for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and software-defined vehicles, a company press release dated 14 June read. “With QNX ...
    Flex to build new electronic components manufacturing facility in Mexico
    Flex has announced that the company is building its new automotive manufacturing plant in Jalisco, Mexico, according to a press release published by the supplier on 14 June. Flex said the new 145,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will serve as a strategic in-region automotive manufacturin...
    15-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Haomo.AI announces ‘HPilot’ autonomous driving system surpasses 10 million km
    Haomo.AI, a self-driving company has announced that its total assisted driving distance has surpassed 10 million km, according to a report published by Pandaily on 14 June 2022. A single assisted driving journey has also reached a maximum distance of 393.4 kilometers. Gu Weihao, CEO of Haomo, sai...
    MooVita introduces new ‘MooBox’ technology ADAS solutions
    MooVita, a supplier of autonomous driving solutions has released the latest version of its patented MooBox technology, which includes advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions, according to a news published by PRNewswire on 14 June 2022. The "Hailo-8TM edge-AI Processor," designed by artif...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tesla adopts camera vision only technology for autopilot in Australia
    Tesla has announced that it will eliminate the radar technology from future models in Australia, instead will Tesla models will be relying on cameras to power their autonomous driving systems, according to a report published by Drive on 14 June 2022. Tesla Vision is a set of eight cameras that su...
    Valeo supplies Stellantis with SCALA 3 lidar to support Level 3 autonomous driving
    According to Valeo’s press release on 14 June 2022, Stellantis has selected Valeo's third-generation lidar to equip many vehicles across its various automobile brands beginning in 2024. These cars will be qualified for Level 3 automation featuring Valeo SCALA 3 lidar, allowing drivers to safely ta...
    Veoneer to showcase new technologies for automated driving and safety at an event in US
    Veoneer has announced that it will showcase its latest technologies supporting automated driving and safety at an event in the United States, according to a company press release on 13 June. Demonstrations will take place primarily on the roads of Michigan. “We are excited to be hosting an in-p...
    ROHM unveils new automotive LDO regulator ICs for ADAS and infotainment applications
    ROHM has developed new automotive LDO regulator ICs, it said in a press release on 14 June. The ICs offer stable operation at nanoscale output capacitance. The BD9xxN1 series (BD950N1G-C, BD933N1G-C, BD900N1G-C, BD950N1WG-C, BD933N1WG-C, and BD900N1WG-C) can be used for power supplies in application...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    fka leading new consortium on lidar specification and testing framework
    According to an official press release on 31 May 2022, the fka consortium is working together to develop a specification and test framework for lidar sensors in vehicles. Lidar technology, with its accurate distance detection and 3D point cloud picture production, has a significant potential for ...
    Magna, Nuro join Alliance for Automotive Innovation consortium
    The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) has announced that Magna and Nuro have joined the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) as new members of the organization's growing roster of original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and transportation innovators, according...
    Researchers at University of Warwick develop solutions to enhance safety of AVs in complex road junctions
    University of Warwick scientists have built technical solutions for safer and more efficient autonomous vehicles (AVs) while handling complicated road intersections such as roundabouts, according to a press release on 8 June 2022. Researchers from the Intelligent Vehicles directorate at WMG, Univ...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Hyundai Mobis to showcase new technologies at Tech Show in France
    Hyundai Mobis, the technology arm of the Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will introduce 27 new technologies at the Tech Show between 14 and 15 June to be held at JP Beltoise Circuit, a racing track in France, according to a press release published by the Korean supplier on 9 June. Axel ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Lero researchers partner with startup Provizio to develop AI tools to prevent traffic accidents
    Researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, are partnering with Ireland-based automotive perception company Provizio to develop artificial intelligence (AI) tools to mitigate traffic accidents, according to a press release published by Lero on 8 June. Barry L...
    Avery Dennison Performance expands automotive electronics portfolio
    Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has announced a new automotive electronics portfolio for OEMs and suppliers that consists of integrated products for the interior and exterior vehicle applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), user experience, lighting, and safety, it said in a ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Aptiv plans to open new plant in Mexico
    Aptiv has planned to build a new factory in Coahuila, Mexico, to manufacture electric harnesses for the state's automotive sector, according to a report published by Mexico Business News on 8 June 2022. The project will cost USD14.7 million to complete and will create 3,200 employments. COBA...
    DENSO considers spinning off chip unit
    According to a report published by Bloomberg on 10 June 2022, DENSO, a key supplier to Toyota Motor, may consider spinning off its chip business, which generates around JPY420 billion (USD3.1 billion) in sales. “We need to think about whether the time will come when we sell semiconductors, alon...
    Lyft plans to build hybrid network for autonomous and driver vehicles
    Lyft’s has planned to build a network for autonomous and driver vehicles, according to a press release on a report published by CNBC on 7 June 2022. “What we see happening is that there will be a hybrid network, meaning on day 1, just like what happened with phones, you didn’t have 3G go to...
    RoboSense, WeRide partner to produce large-scale autonomous driving technologies
    RoboSense has announced a strategic partnership with WeRide to speed up the large-scale series production and commercial application of autonomous driving technologies, according to a news published by Business Wire on 10 June 2022. WeRide will benefit from this agreement by speeding the on-board...
    SAIC-GM-Wuling, DJI jointly develops highly automated intelligent vehicle
    SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) and DJI have announced the first result of a worldwide strategic partnership; a new energy mass-production model fitted with DJI's vehicle system will be introduced shortly, according to a report published by Pandaily on 9 June 2022. SAIC-GM-Wuling and DJI have been pla...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Rohde & Schwarz to showcase C-V2X, GNSS, radar solutions at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022
    Rohde & Schwarz will display advanced test solutions for automotive applications like cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X), GNSS, and automotive radar at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany, the company said in a 9 June press release. Connectivity test solutions for A...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Autonomous mobility AI startup Motovis receives investment from Continental in Series C round
    Autonomous driving artificial intelligence (AI) company Motovis has received funding from Continental during its Series C funding round, the company said in a press release on 13 June. The companies will develop novel intelligent mobility solution and mass produce autonomous driving technology. ...
    13-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Toyota’s MY2023 Sequoia SUV to be fitted with new multimedia system
    Toyota’s new model year (MY) 2023 Sequoia sport utility vehicle (SUV) will be fitted with a new multimedia system which was first available in the Tundra model, it said in a press release on 8 June. The system features an 8-inch or available 14-inch touchscreen that controls the all-new Toyota Aud...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    NHTSA upgrades probe on Tesla’s Autopilot
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is set to upgrade its probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with Autopilot autonomous driving feature, Reuters reported on 9 June. According to the article, NHTSA said the upgrade is to extend the existing crash analysis, evaluate additional dat...
    Toyoda Gosei outlines ‘three pillar’ strategy to strengthen business areas
    Japanese automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has announced its ‘three-pillared’ medium-to-long term business plan which involves innovation in products and manufacturing as well as targeting 'strategic growth areas', according to a financial report by the company on 28 April.     ...
    Ambarella’s AI SoC receives ASIL-C certification
    Ambarella has announced that its CV2FS automotive artificial intelligence (AI) perception system-on-chip (SoC) achieved ASIL C certification from external auditor exida, it said in a press release on 7 June. Chan Lee, COO, Ambarella, said, “Ambarella builds automotive functional safety into our...
    Hyundai Motor Group commences autonomous ride-hailing service trial in Korea
    Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will pilot a RoboRide car-hailing service in Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea, using IONIQ 5 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with in-house developed Level 4 autonomous driving technology, according to an official press release on 8 June 2022. The RoboRide t...
    Infineon introduces high-resolution 3D image sensor for automotive applications
    Infineon Technologies has announced the second version of the REAL3 automotive image sensor, an ISO26262-compliant high resolution 3D image sensor, developed in partnership with 3D time-of-flight (ToF) system expert pmdtechnologies, according to an official press release on 9 June 2022. The same ...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ANELLO Photonics introduces optical gyroscope, GNSS/INS evaluation kit for autonomous vehicle applications
    ANELLO Photonics has announced the availability of its Optical Gyroscope & Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) evaluation kit (EVK) for autonomous applications, according to a press release on 8 June 2022. The company said that the EVK can maintain ...
    09-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Bosch Global Software Technologies opens new software center in Vietnam
    Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW) celebrated the opening of new software center in Hanoi, Vietnam, marking its official start of the operation, according to a report published by Vietnam Economic News on 7 June 2022. BGSW will increase efforts for regional development, advanced technologi...
    09-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Chinese automotive startup JiDU unveils ROBO-01 concept featuring advance autonomous driving
    Shanghai-based startup JiDU, Baidu’s electric vehicle (EV) production arm with Geely, has launched its first concept robocar ‘ROBO-01’ integrating the intelligent driving capability, according to a press release on 8 June 2022. ROBO-01 includes the integration of Baidu's intelligent driving...
    Renesas to acquire Reality Analytics to enhance endpoint AI capability
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Reality Analytics, Inc. (Reality AI), in an all-cash transaction, according to a press release published Renesas on 9 June.   Hidetoshi Shibata, president and CEO of Renesas, said, “The impo...
    Evolving need for stringent vehicle assessment tests for deployment of safer automated driving technologies
    According to the May 2022 release of the Autonomy Forecasts by IHS Markit (now S&P Global) production of Level 3 automated vehicles will increase from essentially zero in 2021 to more than 3 million units by 2027. As vehicles become more advanced and automated with higher reliance on technolo...
    Xiaomi Auto secures patent related to autonomous driving
    Xiaomi Auto Technology Co has received a patent titled “Automatic Overtaking Mechanism, Device, Vehicle, Storage Medium and Chip”, Pandaily reported on 7 June, citing Chinese commercial information platform Tianyancha. The patent involves an automatic overtaking mechanism, device, vehicle, st...
    LG Innotek plans to invest USD80 million in Mexico
    LG Innotek has announced that it plans to expand its operations in San Juan del Ro, Queretaro, Mexico, offering a new source of employment, according to a report published by Cluster Industrial on 30 May 2022. LG's Director, Mauricio Sanchez, indicated that the investment for this year will be US...
    08-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Waymo, Uber partner to deploy autonomous vehicles for freight transportation
    Uber Freight and Waymo Via have announced a long-term strategic partnership to connect their technologies and deploy autonomous trucks at scale on the Uber Freight network, according to a blog post published by Waymo on 7 June 2022. This collaboration combines Waymo's autonomous driving technolog...
    WeRide announces ‘WeRide SS 5.0’ new autonomous driving sensor suite
    Chinese self-driving startup WeRide has released WeRide Sensor Suite 5.0 new self-driving sensor suite that offers autonomous driving capabilities to various car types with more efficiency and cheaper cost, according to a report published by CnEVPost on 7 July 2022. The suite would speed up the m...
    08-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Startup RoboSense to power Hongqi Auto’s FEEA3.0 platform with second-generation solid-state lidar
    RoboSense has partnered with FAW’s Hongqi, it said in a press release on 1 June. Hongqi’s autonomous driving solutions on FEEA3.0 platform will be powered by multiple RoboSense second-generation smart solid-state lidar for intelligent driving perception solution. Autonomous driving solutions ...
    AR head-up display startup Raythink gets IATF16949 Quality Management System standard certification
    Raythink has received the IATF16949 Quality Management System standard certification for automotive purposes, it said in a press release on 6 June. IATF16949 is an automobile industry standard, which integrates the advanced quality management requirements and represents quality management system sta...
    Autonomous vehicle startup MINIEYE raises USD120.07 million in D3 financing round
    Startup MINIEYE has announced that it completed D3 financing round totaling CNY800 million (USD120.07 million) Series D round, Pandaily reported on 6 June. The investment round was led by Cathay Capital and followed by a sub-fund of NIO Capital and Shenwan Hongyuan. John Li, partner of Cathay Cap...
    Dellfer's cybersecurity solution receives ASIL-D certification
    US-based cybersecurity company has announced that its ZeroDayGuard Platform received ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D) certification, according to a press release published by the company on 6 June. Ken Wante, VP, Engineering, Dellfer, said, “With the achievement of ISO 262...
    AMD to supply NIO with EPYC chips for autonomous driving, EV development
    The Chinese arm of US multinational semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has signed a chip supply agreement with NIO, according to a report published by Pandaily on 7 July 2022. NIO's high-performance computing (HPC) platform will be based on AMD's EPYC processor series, which ...
    NEVS, Mimer partner to develop purpose-built autonomous vehicles
    Mimer has announced that it is partnering with NEVS, on-demand autonomous vehicle mobility services provider to build purpose-built autonomous vehicles, according to a press release by Mimer on 1 June 2022. To build an integrated system of purpose-built autonomous cars, platforms, and services th...
    Radar startup Vayyar Imaging raises USD108 million in series E funding
    Vayyar Imaging, a 4D imaging radar supplier has announced that it has secured a USD108 million series E financing round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), bringing the company's total funding to over USD300 million, according to a press release on 6 June 2022. GLy Capital Management and A...
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    Roadlink International Trading tests autonomous vehicle technology on public roads in China
    Roadlink International Trading Limited has announced the testing of its driverless technology on public highways in Shenzhen, according to a press release on 6 June 2022. The company said that the test was significant since it was the first time that Roadlink technology had been utilized in a car...
    Audi addresses "trolley problem" concerns related to autonomous driving in a new study
    Audi has addressed "trolley problem" concerns related to autonomous driving with the help of results from a new study, according to a blogpost published by Carscoops on 3 June 2022. Audi introduced a new initiative called "&Audi" in December, with the goal of looking at the societal implicati...
    Dubai Municipality launches project to design digital maps for autonomous vehicles
    The Dubai Municipality has launched a project to design "highly precise" digital maps for driverless vehicles, according to a report published by Khaleej Times on 2 June 2022.   The initiative, which was launched by the civic body's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Centre, will be u...
    Sensible 4 launches autonomous shuttle pilot in Japan, opens new office in Tokyo
    Finland-based autonomous vehicle company Sensible 4 has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, and has also launched a new autonomous shuttle trial in Chiba, Japan, according to an official press release on 2 June 2022. Sensible 4’s autonomous shuttles were designed by MUJI. The firm believes tha...
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