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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
    Huawei, Volkswagen to jointly develop autonomous driving technology
    According to a press release published on Verdict on 21 October, Chinese tech giant Huawei and German automaker Volkswagen are planning to form a joint venture (JV) to develop autonomous driving technologies, according to Chinese media source 36Kr, citing people familiar with the matter. Accordin...
    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
    Amazon-owned Zoox to test self-driving cars in Seattle, US
    Amazon’s Zoox is expanding its operations to Seattle, TechCrunch reported on 18 October. The company is set to open an engineering office and operations facility and test its autonomous vehicles in 2022. Zoox will be testing its Level 3 fleet, comprising of Toyota Highlander SUVs equipped with an ...
    Senmiao Technology announces ride-hailing platform operating metrics for September 2021
    Senmiao Technology, a company focused on the online ride-hailing industry in China as well as an operator of its own online ride-hailing platform, today announced the operating metrics for its proprietary online ride-hailing platform for the month of September 2021, according to a press release PR N...
    Startup MINIEYE debuts in-cabin sensing solution for smart cockpit
    Autonomus driving technology startup MINIEYE has launched the I-CS (In-Cabin Sensing) system and mentioned that it had obtained SOP for over 30 passenger car models, it said in a press release on 30 September. The I-CS includes a driver monitoring system (DMS), an occupancy monitoring system (OMS), ...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renault introduces ‘ONE PEDAL TO PARK’ assistant
    Renault has introduced the ‘one pedal to park’ option for certain vehicles, it said in an official statement on 15 October. Apart from being easier and safer, it also allows the speed of the manoeuvre to be controlled by the driver themselves instead of being defined by the system. “Using t...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lidar Startup Cepton Technologies welcomes Brunno Moretti as Vice President of Product Marketing
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on October 18th, Cepton Technologies has appointed Brunno Moretti as Vice President of Product Marketing. Moretti will be based in Cepton's Detroit office and will be in charge of the company's ongoing product development to drive business grow...
    South Korean mobility firms join hands to launch autonomous driving association
    According to a press release published on the Korea Economic Daily on October 12th, Hyundai Motor Co., Kakao Mobility Corp., KT Corp., and other competitive players in their respective fields have officially launched an autonomous vehicle industry council to ensure Korean leadership in the age of fu...
    TSMC, Sony plan to build new USD 7 bn chip plant in Japan
    According to a press release published by the Japan Times, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. intends to build an advanced chipmaking factory in Japan in 2022 and begin operations there in 2024, according to CEO C.C. Wei. The plant is expected to be run in collaboration with Sony Group Corp. ...
    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
    NSITEXE partners with Quadric to develop high performance processor IP for automotive applications
    DENSO’s unit NSITEXE has announced a partnership with Quadric, under which NSITEXE will use quadric’s processor IP to develop safety solutions for automotive applications like autonomous driving, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) and smart sensors, according to a 12 October press release. NSITEXE’s...
    Startup WeRide launches China’s first level 4 self-driving cargo van
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 15 October, WeRide entered the urban logistics industry with the unveiling of WeRide Robovan, China's first Level 4 self-driving cargo van. In a strategic collaboration, the company will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC), a major Chinese aut...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 October 2021
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    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
    Thalamus Irwine, Triton EV join hands to develop autonomous vehicles in India
    According to a press release published in the Economic Times on 15 October, Thalamus Irwine, a well-known artificial intelligence (AI) with roots in India, has partnered with New Jersey-based Electric Vehicle Manufacturer - Triton EV to accelerate India's Autonomous Future. The MOU signed by the ...
    AAA research finds that AEB and LKA features are affected by moderate to heavy rain
    North American motor club federation American Automobile Association (AAA) announced on 14 October the results of its research study that indicated that the performance of automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance features can be impeded by moderate to heavy rain. According to ...
    Hyundai Motor builds 'Autonomous Driving Test Bed' at Namyang R&D Center
    Hyundai Motor will construct an autonomous driving test bed at the Hyundai and Kia Namyang Technology Research Institute in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, according to a press release published on Business Korea on October 12th. The autonomous driving test bed project is divided into three tasks: o...
    Startup Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing
    According to a press release published on Business Newswire on October 15th, Silicon Valley-based leading autonomous driving company Pony.ai announced that it has been granted permission to conduct driverless tests on public roads in China's capital city, Beijing. The company is one of only two auto...
    Lucid launches DreamDrive ADAS for new Lucid Air
    Lucid Group has announced details about DreamDrive, its proprietary advanced driver assistance platform described as "the most technically sophisticated advanced driver-assistance system," according to a press release on INSIDEEVS dated October 12th. DreamDrive has 32 on-board sensors, cameras, a...
    15-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Vehicle AEB systems in Japan to include protection for cyclists from July 2024
    The Japanese transport ministry at the end of September amended the country’s automatic braking system safety provisions to include protection for bicycle riders from July 2024, according to the Asahi Shimbun. While automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems are currently only required to preven...
    Honda introduces new Honda Sensing 360 system
    Honda has introduced its next generation of advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies called Honda Sensing 360, which it plans to integrate in all new Honda and Acura models in the US by 2030. In a press release dated 13 October, Honda said that the US application is part of a globa...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Continental develops cabin sensing technology for enhanced design and future safety standards
    Continental has developed an integrated solution for interior sensor technology to increase vehicle comfort, it said in a press release on 13 October. The radar sensor technology combines years of know-how expertise on wide areas of interior cameras for human-machine interaction. The system opera...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Arbe Robotics and Industrial Tech Acquisitions complete business combination
    Arbe Robotics has completed the business combination agreement with Industrial Tech Acquisition, it said in a press release on 6 October. ITAC stockholders have approved the merger completion between the two companies. The merged company will be called Arbe Robotics post transaction. Through the ...
    14-Oct-2021 News Mergers
    MIPI Alliance completes development of A-PHY v1.1 to help automakers with high-performance image sensors and displays
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 11 October, The MIPI Alliance announced that development on A-PHY v1.1, the next version of the automotive serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical-layer interface, has been completed. Version 1.1 will increase the maximum available downlink data ra...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Quanergy extends the range of OPA-based Multi-Beam Solid-State lidar to 130 m
    According to a press release on Business Wire dated 10 October, Quanergy Systems has announced the successful demonstration of its S3 Series lidar, a true solid-state lidar sensor that employs an industry-first Optical Phased Array (OPA) technology and a scalable CMOS silicon manufacturing proc...
    Green Hills Software expands INTEGRITY support to include RISC-V Architecture
    Green Hills Software announced the availability of its safety and security-critical INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) for RISC-V in a press release on PR Newswire on 6 October. With this, electronics manufacturers worldwide can confidently build and deploy safety and security-critical, h...
    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
    Honda presents autonomous driving technology at ITS World Congress
    According to an official press release dated 11 October, Honda will demonstrate self-driving technology as part of the L3Pilot automated driving project at the ITS World Congress 2021. The EU-led initiative, a collaboration of 34 partners from 12 countries, is evaluating the viability of SAE Level 3...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup Hailo raises USD136 million series C funding to fuel AI chip production
    According to a press release published on 11 October in the electronic weekly, Hailo, an artificial intelligence (AI)-focused chipmaker based in Israel, has raised USD136 million in a private funding round led by Poalim Equity and Gil Agmon. Existing investors included Israeli entrepreneur a...
    EU funded project L3Pilot presents automated driving functions in Hamburg
    According to an official press release, the European research project L3Pilot, led by Volkswagen AG and cofunded by the European Commission, will demonstrate automated driving functions in Hamburg and on nearby highways. The L3Pilot partners will present the results of a four-year collaborative e...
    Hyundai Mobis develops foldable steering system
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a next generation foldable steering system that can move back and forth by up to 25cm, it said in a press release on 11 October. The steering system can fold and unfold thereby creating more space within the cabin aligning with flexible future mobility vehicles. To ens...
    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
    Aptiv expects FY 2021 sales in the range of USD15.1 billion to USD15.5 billion
    Aptiv has revised its financials for the full year, it said in a press release on 11 October. Aptiv says its full year 2021 sales has been revised in the range of USD15.1 to USD15.5 billion, versus a previous range of USD16.1 to USD16.4 billion. Adjusted operating income margins are expected to be i...
    Cummins plans to launch software features to integrate powertrains with automated driving system technologies
    Cummins announced its intention to launch a set of software features to integrate its powertrains with Automated Driving System (ADS) technologies in an official press release dated 11 October. “With our investment in and commitment to autonomous vehicle technologies, Cummins is prepared to sup...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Toyota Research Institute announces machine learning advances at the International Conference on Computer Vision
    Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced the acceptance of six research papers in the field of machine learning at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) on the 11 October, according to a press release on PR Newswire. The study improves understanding in a variety of tasks critical f...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly –11 October 2021
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    ZF partners with DB Regio for autonomous transport systems
    ZF Friedrichshafen has partnered with DB Regio to bring highly automated and autonomous bus shuttles in Germany, it said in a press release on 7 October. The companies will focus on regions which have DB Regio’s services. It will also look at large cities and districts and new areas of application...
    Volkswagen presents intelligent mobility solutions at ITS World Congress 2021
    Volkswagen presents intelligent mobility solutions at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, according to an official press release dated 7 October.Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MOIA, and ARGO AI are currently testing an autonomous ridesharing system in a pilot project in Hamburg, with a series produc...
    LG Electronics provides ADAS camera module for Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    LG Electronics (LG) announced in an official press release dated 6 October that its innovative advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) camera module is now available in the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is now being rolled out in markets worldwide. LG's ADAS uses cutting-edge automotive te...
    Autonomous driving startup Wayve raises USD 13.6 million from Ocado
    According to a press release on Reuters dated 6 October, British online grocer Ocado is investing GBP10 million (USD13.6 million) in autonomous driving technology startup Wayve and a partnership to develop autonomous grocery deliveries that can handle tough traffic on busy city streets. ...
    08-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Lidar developer AEye and Seoul Robotics develop 300-meter range perception solution for intelligent traffic systems
    AEye and Seoul Robotics, a 3D computer vision company leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, announced the integration of AEye's 4Sight MTM LiDAR sensor and Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) software platform with Seoul Robotics' SENSRTM3D perception software in an of...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ZF invests in Oxbotica to deploy autonomous passenger shuttles in major cities
    According to Reuters, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a German automotive supplier, will invest in Oxbotica, a British autonomous vehicle software startup, to collaborate on developing driving systems for pod-like shuttles capable of transporting people and goods. ZF is acquiring a 5% stake in Oxford-based O...
    08-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Ambarella builds a Driver Monitoring System with Dongfeng
    Ambarella has built a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) based on the CV25 AI vision SoC and development platform in partnership with Dongfeng Fengshen (Aeolus), it said in a press release on 22 September. The system is used in the Dongfeng Fengshen Yixuan Max sedan. The DMS, also known as a Fatigue ...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors launches Ultra Cruise, a new advanced driver-assistance technology
    General Motors has unveiled an all-new advanced driver-assistance technology called Ultra Cruise, it said in a press release on 6 October. It is designed to eventually allow for hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios in the US and Canada. Ultra Cruise will cover more than 2 million ...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Peachtree Corners and T-Mobile 5G to launch autonomous shuttle fleet service leveraging C-V2X
    Peachtree Corners has partnered with T-Mobile 5G to launch a new fleet of autonomous shuttles, called Piloting Autonomous Use Locally (PAUL), it said in a press release on 6 October. The service will be implemented by Beep and will operate along Technology Parkway and include stops at popular d...
    General Motors targets EV revenue to grow to USD90 billion per annum by 2030
    Disclosing its strategic growth plans through 2030 on its investor day on 6 October, General Motors’ top leadership said that the company is targeting to grow its projected electric vehicle (EV) revenues from about USD10 million in 2023 to about USD90 million per annum by 2030. GM said it is betti...
    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
    Renesas launches automotive gateway solution based on new R-Car S4 SoCs and PMICs
    Renesas unveiled an innovative automotive gateway solution with R-Car S4 system-on-chip (SoCs) and power management ICs (PMICs) for next-generation vehicle computers, communication gateways, domain servers, and application servers in an official press release dated 6 September. Renesas' new ...
    Renesas support ISO/SAE 21434 standard for future automotive microcontrollers and system on chip devices
    According to a press release issued on 6 September, Renesas announced its full commitment to meet the ISO/SAE 21434 road vehicles cybersecurity engineering international standard for its automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions beginning with new developments in January ...
    Startup Otonomo acquires Neura for AI-powered mobility intelligence
    According to a press release published on the GlobeNewswire on 5 September, Otonomo Technologies has acquired Neura, Inc. (Neura), a leader in AI-powered Mobility Intelligence. Otonomo purchased all of Neura's outstanding equity interests. Otonomo anticipates that this acquisition will accelerate Ot...
    Yokohama Rubber and Zenrin begin practical testing of tire sensor on inner surface
    According to an official press release dated 6 September, Yokohama Rubber has begun practical testing of a tire sensor attached to the inner surface of the tire. Testing is being carried out on a national scale in collaboration with Zenrin, using test vehicles outfitted with sensor-attached tires. ...
    indie Semiconductor creates business unit for perception-enabled, vision processing solutions for ADAS
    indie Semiconductor has created a business unit focused on high quality perception-enabled, vision processing solutions to address use cases for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)-enabled vehicles, it said in a press release on 5 October. Ramesh Singh will lead indie’s new VisionQ business ...
    Bosch Engineering GmbH rejigs top leadership
    Automotive engineering and development service provider Bosch Engineering GmbH has restructured its top leadership team with effect from 1 October, the company said in a press release on 5 October. The company said that Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger, who will continue to serve as the president of Bos...
    Continental to present collision warning system at ITS World Congress
    Continental AG (Continental) announced in an official press release dated 4 October that it will present a collision warning system at the ITS World Congress 2021. The system, which is being further developed in collaboration with Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Vitronic Dr. Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitu...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Goodyear partners with Citroën to deliver autonomous, urban mobility
    According to an official press release dated 29 September, tire manufacturer Goodyear has announced a collaboration with Citroën to help bring the vision to life by developing a bespoke prototype of the Eagle 360 spherical concept tire. This is the latest collaboration between Goodyear and the C...
    Ouster agrees to acquire Sense Photonics in digital-lidar tie-up
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 5 October, Ouster announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Sense Photonics (“Sense”), which has developed a digital solid-state lidar sensor for automotive series production. Following the completion of the stra...
    Smart Eye announces new design win with Japanese OEM
    Smart Eye announces a new design win with a global Japanese car manufacturer, according to an official press release dated 1 October. Based on estimated product life cycle forecasts, the new order for one new car model on an existing platform is worth SEK25 million (USD2.86 million) The clie...
    Vortex and Cepton partner to enable V2I solutions with smart lidar and AI
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 5 October, Cepton Technologies and Vortex IoT, a UK-based Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company, have collaborated to transform UK buses into real-time road inspection tools, enabling a lidar-based vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) soluti...
    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...
    ASMPT announces agreement to acquire AEi to offer automated and scalable end-to-end camera module assembly
    According to an official press release dated 30 September, ASM PACIFIC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED and Mycronic Group signed a definitive agreement under which ASMPT will acquire Mycronic's subsidiary Automation Engineering, Inc. ('AEi') in an all-cash transaction. The transaction has been approved by each c...
    KPIT to boost investments toward software-defined vehicle solutions with a specific focus on middleware
    KPIT Technologies Ltd, an independent software development and integration partner to the automotive and mobility industries, said in a press release on 4 October that it will make significant investments with a specific focus on 'middleware solutions'—a type of vehicle operating system. According...
    05-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Qualcomm, SSW Partners to buy Veoneer in USD4.5 billion deal
    According to an official press release from Veoneer dated 4 October, chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. and SSW partners have agreed to buy Swedish automotive technology group Veoneer for USD4.5 billion. SSW Partners will collaborate with Veoneer's management to ensure the continuation of Veoneer's cur...
    Suzuki uses Hitachi Astemo stereo camera in new city car
    Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. has adopted a stereo camera for the New Wagon R Smile City Car, according to an official press release dated 29 September, according to Hitachi Astemo. Suzuki's first New Wagon R Smile features a passage assist function that allows it to safely navigate narrow roads. The hi...
    Magna announces termination of merger agreement with Veoneer
    Magna International Inc. today announced that the board of directors of Veoneer, Inc. has determined that the previously announced proposal by Qualcomm Incorporated to acquire Veoneer for USD37 per share is a superior proposal under the terms of the previously announced merger agreement between Magn...
    Continental, Horizon Robotics form JV to develop ADAS solutions
    Continental has announced that it has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Horizon Robotics to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving solutions, according to a company press release on 29 September. Continental will be the majority shareholder. The JV is expect...
    Tesla rolls out Full Self-Driving Beta software
    Tesla has rolled out a software update allowing customers to request access to its Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software, CNBC reported on 25 September. FSD Beta is an unfinished version of Tesla’s premium driver-assistance software and it reportedly enables the vehicle to automatically chang...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 4 October 2021
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    Rohde & Schwarz and Vector Informatik collaborate on hardware-in-the-loop validation of automotive radar sensors
    Rohde & Schwarz and Vector Informatik are collaborating on closed-loop scenario testing of automotive radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, according to an official press release dated 30 September. The combination of Vector's DYNA4 virtual test driv...
    Waymo, Cruise win California permits to offer autonomous rides in California
    According to a Reuters press release dated 30 September, General Motors Co's Cruise and Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car subsidiaries were the first to receive autonomous vehicle permits to offer rides to passengers in California. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted Cruis...
    Germany autonomous vehicle development advancing at lightning speed
    The Bundestag, Germany's lower house, approved a new autonomous driving law in May, allowing shuttle services as well as services that involve dual-mode vehicles with automated valet parking. With the implementation of the new law, Germany has opened its doors—and its roads—to a bright autono...
    MicroSys partners with AI chipmaker Hailo to launch embedded AI platform
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 30 September, MicroSys Electronics announced a partnership with leading artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker Hailo to launch its miriac AIP-LX2160A embedded platform, which will support up to five integrated Hailo-8TM AI accelerator mod...
    Valens Semi and PTK acquisition conclude business combination
    Valens Semiconductor, a provider of high-speed connectivity solutions for the audio-video and automotive markets, and PTK Acquisition, a special-purpose acquisition company, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination in a press release on PR Newswire on 29 September....
    Velodyne Lidar’s intelligent infrastructure solution selected for major deployment in University of California, Irvine Smart Cities Initiative
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 28 September, Velodyne Lidar announced that its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution had been chosen by the HORIBA Institute for Mobility and Connectivity2 (HIMaC2) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Samueli School of Engineering. As...
    Continental restructures business verticals, calls it market-oriented realignment
    German automotive component manufacturer Continental AG announced on 30 September that its Supervisory Board has approved the Group’s restructuring with a focus on market developments and customer requirements. “The Executive Board decided on the organizational changes in September 2021 in vi...
    Startup Lumotive unveils Meta-Lidar Platform at Sensors Converge Event
    According to an official press release dated 22 September, Lumotive, a leading developer of solid-state lidar systems for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications, will demonstrate its recently unveiled Meta-LidarTM Platform at Booth 536 at the Sensors Converge conference and expo, which wi...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Ridecell joins BlackBerry Ivy Ecosystem to bring a next generation fleet operations and ADAS data platform
    According to an official press release dated 29 September, Blackberry and Ridecell announced a partnership to bring a next generation fleet operations and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) data platform to automotive OEMs via the BlackBerry IVYTM intelligent vehicle data platform. Ridecell c...
    AEye extends LiDAR IP Leadership with more than 100 patents filed globally
    According to an official press release dated 21 September, AEye has now filed over 100 patents spanning four continents and more than 10 countries. AEye's most recent patents and extensive claims cover a number of ground-breaking concepts that expand new intelligent data collection, data quality, an...
    Startup May mobility launches semi-autonomous shuttle-service in Michigan
    May Mobility announced the launch of its A2GO autonomous shuttle service in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the company is headquartered, in a press release dated 21 September. The free service will go live on 11 October, and users will be able to hail a ride using an app. The program will use fo...
    Dubai Taxi and BluWave-ai partner to work towards AI-enabled fleet electrification and optimization
    According to a press release dated 29 September, Dubai Taxi has joined forces with Canadian AI CleanTech innovators BluWave-ai to work toward AI-enabled fleet electrification and optimization. The collaboration takes advantage of BluWave-nine ai's USPTO patents in the field of energy optimization...
    HELLA posts 9.6% y/y increase in Q1 sales at USD1.72 billion
    HELLA has reported a 9.6% year-on-year (y/y) increase in sales for the first quarter at EUR1.47 billion (USD1.72 billion), according to a financial filing dated 28 September. Reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came in at EUR79 million compared to a loss of EUR115 million last year, w...
    How Amazon and Google are scaling up their automotive ecosystems
    The increasing use of software in cars has led to the rise of a separate ecosystem of companies focused on technologies, such as automotive cloud platforms, autonomous driving, vehicle telematics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), data management, and automotive cybersecurity. With the growing emphasis o...
    Kendrion acquires 3T for electronics and embedded systems
    According to an official press release dated 21 September, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Kendrion N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-quality electromagnetic systems and components for industrial and automotive applications, has acquired 3T, a software and electronics de...
    NI partners with Foretellix to accelerate test for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 28 September, NI and Foretellix, a leading provider of automated driving systems product development, verification, and validation solutions, announced a strategic collaboration to improve the safety and reliability of advanced driver assist...
    Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires vehicle operating system developer Renovo Motors
    Woven Planet, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, announced the acquisition of Renovo Motors, Inc. (“Renovo”), a pioneering Silicon Valley-based automotive operating system developer, in an official press release dated 28 September. Renovo creates specialized software that will help Woven ...
    Xiaomi invests in Chinese self-driving chip startup Black Sesame
    According to an AsiaTechDaily press release dated 23 September, Black Sesame Technologies, a Chinese company that develops processors for self-driving systems based on artificial intelligence (AI), announced that its valuation had approached USD2 billion after attracting "hundreds of millions of dol...
    28-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Faurecia launches public takeover offer for HELLA
    According to an official press release dated 27 September, Faurecia, through its wholly owned subsidiary Faurecia Participations GmbH, published the offer document for its cash voluntary public takeover offer for all outstanding shares of HELLA, a major automotive player in lighting and electronics ...
    Sensible 4 plans autonomous public transport service in Northern Norway
    Sensible 4 announced on 21 September that it has partnered with Norway's Mobility Forus to deliver a new autonomous public transportation service north of the Arctic Circle. “Self-driving fleet operation on public streets in urban areas is challenging for any autonomous technology. Doing it in ...
    Technical alliance between simulation specialist Agility 3 and AVSimulation
    According to an automotive testing technology International press release dated 27 September, Agility3, a specialist in 3D applications and virtual 3D content, is collaborating with AVSimulation, a supplier of driving simulators, to provide UK car developers with a high level of integration of Scann...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches new investment platform for China
    The corporate venture arm of the Bosch Group, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) has set up its new investment platform called Boyuan Private Equity Capital Management Company Ltd. (or Boyuan Capital), based in Shanghai, the company announced on 27 September. Boyuan Capital will focus on ma...
    Model-based development center to include 10 Japanese OEMs and suppliers
    Japanese automakers including Subaru, Toyota Motor, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda along with suppliers Aisin, Jatco, DENSO, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi Electric will be joining as executive members in the Japan Automotive Model-Based Engineering center (JAMBE), according to a joint statement dated 24 Septe...
    Huawei invests over USD1 billion in automobile investment
    According to a press release on Huawei Central dated 17 September, Huawei Smart Car Solution BG Chief Wang Jun gave a keynote speech at the 2021 World New Energy Vehicle Conference. He discusses the company's current position in the automotive industry as well as its long-term strategy. Furt...
    27-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Samsung in talks with Tesla to make next-gen self-driving chips
    According to a Business Standard press release dated 24 September, Samsung is reportedly in talks with Tesla to produce next-generation self-driving chips based on Samsung's 7-nanometer chip production process. The press release, which quoted Korean Economic Daily, stated that both companies...
    Startup Blaize and LeiShen Intelligence form strategic agreement to integrate lidar and AI functions
    According to an official press release dated 23 September, Blaize announced a strategic collaboration agreement with lidar solutions leader LeiShen for in-depth collaboration on the integration of lidar and artificial intelligence (AI) functions in intelligence applications for autonomous operation ...
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    BMWi to fund LSP GmbH's innovative braking systems project
    German electromechanical systems specialist LSP GmbH announced via its website in August that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) had agreed to fund its IBS braking systems project with a six-figure sum over a 21-month duration. According to the announcement, the IB...
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    Autonomous vehicle startup Motional expand their footprint in Las Vegas ahead of robo-taxi launch
    According to an official press release dated 22 September, Motional, an autonomous vehicle company, is expanding its operations and employee headcount in Las Vegas, including tripling the size of its testing facility, in preparation for its planned 2023 commercial deployment of robo-taxis. The large...
    General Motors to invest USD300 million in Chinese self-driving start-up Momenta
    General Motors announced a USD300 million investment in Momenta on 23 September to accelerate the development of next-generation self-driving technologies for future GM vehicles in China. “Customers in China are embracing electrification and advanced self-driving technology faster than anywhere...
    24-Sep-2021 News Investments
    BMW uses dSPACE simulators for upcoming vehicle generation
    According to an official press release dated 21 September, dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop simulators are made up of both hardware and software components and will be used by the BMW Group at development sites around the world for comprehensive testing in areas such as electric drives, memory and energy...
    KPIT Tech to acquire 25% stake in Germany-based Future Mobility
    According to a press release on business standard dated 22 September, the board of directors of auto industry-focused technology firm KPIT Technologies has approved the acquisition of a 25% stake in Germany-based Future Mobility Solutions GmbH (FMS), with the remaining stake to be acquired over the ...
    Melexis and emotion3D join forces to offer DMS and HUD Dynamic object alignment in a single camera
    Melexis, a global leader in automotive semiconductors, and emotion3D, a leading provider of camera-based automotive in-cabin analysis software, have joined forces to offer a unique 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) demonstrator, according to an official press release dated 20 September. To dynamically align a...
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