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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    dSPACE integrates high-fidelity vehicle dynamics simulation on NVIDIA Drive Sim for autonomous driving vehicles
    NVIDIA Drive Sim will be integrated with dSPACE’s high-fidelity automotive simulation model (ASM), the company said in a press release on 24 September. The combination of the DRIVE Sim simulation software platform with dSPACE’s vehicle models will ensure thorough testing and validation of eve...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Autonomous startup Aurora Innovation expands team in Pittsburgh, US
    Aurora Innovation is expanding its team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States, the company announced on a blog on Medium on 17 September. The company has taken over a new office space at 1600 Smallman Street in the vibrant Strip District. The new office, with more than 100,000 square f...
    25-Sep-2020 News Investments
    EU clears JV between Hella and Minth in China
    The European Commission (the Commission) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture (JV) in China between HELLA Holding International GmbH and China-based Minth Investment Co. in China, according to an official press release on 23 September on the website of EC. HE...
    Continental, Xilinx collaborate on production-ready 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving
    Continental and Xilinx have joined forces to develop 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving, the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The collaboration will see Xilinx power Continental’s new advanced radar sensor (ARS) 540 with its Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSOC platform ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mobileye to partner with UAE-based Al Habtoor Group for autonomous vehicles deployment, mobility services in Dubai
    Israel-based Mobileye, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to accelerate deployment of autonomous vehicles and mobility services in Dubai (UAE) the US-based chipmaker said in a press release on 23 September. The agreem...
    Subaru selects ON Semiconductors’ image sensor to enable camera based ADAS
    ON Semiconductor has announced that its image sensing technology will be used in Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform to enable camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a company press release on 23 September. “Subaru's high quality standards and commitment t...
    LeddarTech acquires assets of Phantom Intelligence
    LeddarTech has acquired the assets of Phantom Intelligence, including all of its intellectual property (IP) and technology, the company said in a press release on 22 September 2020. Phantom Intelligence, founded in 2011, specializes in signal processing and lidar technology that protects vulnerab...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have taken hold throughout the automotive industry, establishing a paradigm of increased availability and standardization of basic safety features for ma...
    23-Sep-2020 News Webinars
    Li Auto enters strategic cooperation agreement with NVIDIA, Desay SV, to develop autonomous driving system
    Chinese electric vehicle startup Li Auto has reached a three-way cooperation agreement with NVIDIA and its local partner Huizhou Desay SV Automotive to develop autonomous driving platform, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The partnership will enable Li Auto to launch its full-siz...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Contra Costa Transportation Authority to use NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platform for pilot project
    Contra Costa Transportation Authority will use vehicles retrofitted with the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus platform for an automated driving system pilot project, a company press release on 15 September read. The agency is looking to estimate how much intelligent transportation can improve the efficie...
    Keysight develops radar target simulator and advanced automotive ethernet software
    Keysight Technologies has developed the Radar Target Simulator and the Advanced Automotive Ethernet software test solutions to its automotive portfolio, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The solutions will help automotive engineers, designers and manufacturers develop products for...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Shanghai to extend road designated for testing intelligent connected vehicles
    Shanghai will extend the scope of testing intelligent and connected vehicles, Shine reported on 14 September. It is expected to will extend the length of roads for testing to nearly 807.8 miles (1,300 km) in Jiading. The report adds that Shanghai plans to promote integrated development of intelli...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 September 2020
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    Coventry University designs pandemic-proof car of the future
    Coventry University researchers have developed a pandemic-proof car of the future, according to a Coventry University press release on 17 September. The car has touch-free doors that opens automatically for the passengers. The futuristic design is developed by Paul Herriotts, Professor of Transport ...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Autonomous startup Idriverplus raises over USD14.6 million
    Chinese autonomous driving startup Idriverplus has raised over CNY100 million (about USD14.6 million), according to a report by VentureBeat on 14 September. The latest round of Series C+ was led by Xin Ding Capital and Huaxia Weiming Investment. Significance: The funding will used in research and...
    Zoox receives permit to test autonomous vehicles without driver in California
    Zoox has received permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test autonomous vehicles without a safety driver, Reuters reported on 18 September. The permit will allow the US-based company, which Amazon acquired in June 2020, to test two autonomous vehicles without driver behind...
    Three US House lawmakers ask GAO to review delay in NHTSA’s vehicle safety rulemaking process
    Three Democrats in the US House of Representatives—Frank Pallone, Jan Schakowsky, and Lisa Blunt Rochester—have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to probe why US auto safety regulators have failed to write a “dozen” of new vehicle safety rules, Reuters reported on 17 September...
    University of Warwick researchers develop technology to reduce motion sickness in autonomous vehicle
    Researchers at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick in Coventry, the United Kingdom, have developed technology to reduce motion sickness in autonomous vehicles, the university said in a press release. They designed a cognitive training tool to help train the brain to reduce...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    FLIR Systems, VSI Labs add thermal, radar, visible sensors, and AI to improve AEB systems
    FLIR Systems and VSI Labs collaborated on testing automatic emergency braking (AEB) system performance in real-world driving conditions not currently included in recognized test protocols, FLIR said in a press release. The tests, conducted at America Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti, Michigan,...
    Startup Human Horizons launches Level 4 automated valet parking system on HiPhi X
    Mainland China-based startup Human Horizons has launched automated valet parking (AVP) system on its HiPhi X all-electric SUV, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The AVP system delivers Level autonomous driving experience based on the integration of vehicle and road-integrated tech...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Panasonic launches ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with investment commitment of USD150 million
    Panasonic has launched a new fund ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with a commitment of USD150 million, a 50% increase from the first fund, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 15 September. Headquartered in California, the new fund will invest in expansion stage enterprise software and...
    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Intel, Baidu to collaborate on development of autonomous vehicle architecture platform
    Intel will expand collaboration with China-based Internet technology company Baidu, the company said in a press release on 15 September. The two partner will jointly develop an autonomous vehicle architecture platform and an intelligent transportation vehicle-road computing architecture for automoti...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    dSPACE, Velodyne enter partnership to develop lidar technologies for autonomous driving
    dSPACE has announced a partnership with Velodyne Lidar to develop lidar technologies for autonomous driving, the company said in a press release on 15 September. dSPACE has joined the "Automated with Velodyne" program, which aims at accelerating and integrating lidar innovations into autonomous solu...
    Baidu showcases Apollo’s fully automated driving capability at Baidu World 2020
    Baidu displayed Apollo’s Fully Automated Driving capability at its annual technology conference, Baidu World 2020, held in Beijing, mainland China, on Tuesday (15 September), the company said in a press release. Apollo’s fully autonomous driving capability allows the artificial intelligence...
    Siemens, VSI Labs team up for autonomous vehicle development
    Siemens Digital Industries Software and VSI Labs, a researcher of active safety and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, have partnered to further advance development of self-driving car technology, Siemens announced in a press release on 14 September. Through the partnership, Siemens’ PAVE360™...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Tactile Mobility to offer tactile sensing technology for BMW Group’s next-generation vehicles
    Israel-based startup Tactile Mobility has announced a commercial partnership to equip BMW Group's next-generation vehicles on a global scale with its sensing software technology beginning in 2021, according to a company press release on 15 September. The company’s sensing technology helps analyze ...
    MIPI Alliance develops solutions for in-car network connectivity
    The MIPI Alliance has announced the availability of its MIPI A-PHY v1.0, a long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface and in conjunction released its MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) for in-car network connectivity. In a press statement dated 15 Septembe...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Elektrobit shows computing software for automated driving at Automotive Testing Expo China 2020
    Elektrobit is showcasing its latest technologies for automated driving testing and validation as well as its software platform for building next-generation electronic/electrical (E/E) architecture based on high performance computing (HPC), at the Automotive Testing Expo China 2020, currently (14–1...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 September 2020
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    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: NVIDIA agrees to acquire ARM for USD40 billion
    NVIDIA has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the UK-based chip designer ARM Limited from SoftBank Group in a transaction valued at USD40 billion, the company said in a press release on 13 September. The transaction is expected to conclude in 18 months, subject to customary closing conditions...
    Great Wall Motors strengthens partnership with Tencent, Xiandou
    Great Wall Motors has deepened its partnership with Tencent and Xiandou Intelligent, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 8 September. The three partners have launched cooperation in four major areas of car networking such as overseas cloud services, intelligent marketing, augmented...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Baidu launches Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Beijing
    Baidu has launched Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Beijing, China, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The company's robo-taxi service covers the residential and business areas in Yizhuang, Haidian, and Shunyi districts and a road network of about 700 km, with nearly 100 pickup a...
    Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development to establish new investment fund
    Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) has announced that it will create a new global growth-stage investment fund called 'Woven Capital, L.P' according to a press release on 10 September 2020. The USD800 million fund will invest in growth-stage companies that are de...
    Veoneer to supply ADAS technology to premium automaker
    Veoneer will supply its advanced stereo vision camera system, perception software, and 77 GHz front and rear radar system to an undisclosed premium automaker, the company said in a press release on 10 September 2020. These systems supply data to the vehicle's driver assistance package, which en...
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    Foresight-owned Eye-Net Mobile to launch pilot project to test C-V2X accident prevention solution
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that its unit Eye-Net Mobile will start a pilot project with a Japanese electronics company to test its cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) accident-prevention solution, a company press release read on 28 August. The pilot project will be used to valida...
    OmniVision Technologies, GEO Semiconductor jointly develop automotive camera solution
    OmniVision Technologies has announced a partnership with GEO Semiconductor to jointly develop automotive camera solution, a company press release on 8 September read. OmniVision says the solution will offer high-quality images for rear-view cameras, surround-view systems, and e-mirrors. “We hav...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lidar startup Ouster raises USD42 million in series B funding
    San Francisco-based lidar startup Ouster has raised USD42 million in series B funding, according to a report by Tech Crunch on 9 September. The round was joined by existing investors including Cox Automotive, Fontinalis Partners, and Tao Capital Partners. Significance: The company will use the am...
    ZF collaborates with startup Aeva to produce autonomous sensors
    German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen has partnered with Silicon Valley startup Aeva to develop lidar for autonomous vehicles, according to a press release on 8 September. The companies claim the new sensor to be the world’s first Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar for the automotive ma...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Wipro partners with AWS Launchpad to unveil automotive connected services studio
    Indian software company Wipro has partnered with AWS Launchpad to unveil a new Connected Services Studio for automotive applications, the company said in a press release in August 2020. Wipro says the studio has more than 550 designers, full stack engineers, and data scientists with Telematics and I...
    Yandex, Uber to spin off autonomous unit
    Yandex N.V., a Russian internet giant, will spin off its autonomous vehicle business and form a new company -called Yandex Self Driving Group B.V. (Yandex SDG) with Uber, Yandex announced in a press release on 4 September 2020. Before the spin-off, Yandex’s self-driving car business unit was part ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 September 2020
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    Infineon tests sensor system for autonomous driving with partners in Austria
    Infineon Austria is leading the 'iLIDS4SAM' project, which is dedicated to a sensor system that provides autonomous vehicles with three-dimensional (3D) images of their surroundings and enables such vehicles to anticipate danger situations, according to a report by Invest in Austria. The project aim...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Autonomous driving startup Voyage introduces ambulance-grade, self-cleaning robo-taxi G3
    Voyage has developed next generation robotaxi G3, the company said in a press release on 25 August. The new robotaxi features three highly-integrated autonomous technologies: Commander, Shield, and Telessist. Commander is the brain of the G3, which is capable of point-to-point autonomous driving wit...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Anhui province in mainland China opens 5G lane for testing autonomous vehicles
    A 5G-connected lane was opened in Anhui Province in mainland China to test autonomous cars, Xinhua news agency reported on 3 September. The test area in Baohe District of Hefei City is 4.4 kilometers long and will be open to both autonomous vehicles and ordinary vehicles. Significance: China...
    TomTom launches ‘RoadCheck’ to enable safer autonomous driving
    TomTom has launched TomTom RoadCheck, enabling OEMs to decide safe areas for drivers to activate their vehicles’ automated driving functions, a company press release on 3 September read. RoadCheck uses TomTom’s high-definition map data to define the operational design domain of their vehicles’...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    US DOT launches online tool to improve safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled an online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems for the public, it said in a press release on 2 September. Seventeen cities in the United States will have access to the tracking tool, which will provide dat...
    Foresight develops commercial version of automatic calibration software
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that it has developed a commercial version of its automatic calibration software and submitted a patent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office, a company press release on 2 September read. The patent is for calibration software in vision sensors to ...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: Allegro MicroSystems acquires lidar manufacturer Voxtel
    Allegro MicroSystems has announced the acquisition of Voxtel, a company dealing with advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including long-range, eye-safe lidar, a company press release read on 28 August. The rationale behind the acquisition is utilizing Voxtel’s laser and imaging products wi...
    Seeing Machines announces new product strategy for driver monitoring system market
    Seeing Machines has announced its next-generation Embedded Product Strategy for camera-based driver monitoring system (DMS) market, the company said in a press release on 2 September. The strategy focuses on three pillars: FOVIO chip, a low-friction integration pathway, and Occula neural processing ...
    HELLA supplies radar sensor technology for Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan
    HELLA is supplying its 24 GHz radar sensor technology for the driver assistance system of the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport, the German supplier announced in a press release on 2 September. Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan. The technology enables...
    Motional expands nuScenes dataset to enable autonomous driving
    Motional, the autonomous driving joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, has expanded its nuScenes dataset that teaches autonomous vehicles how to safely engage with increasingly complex driving environments. The dataset now includes nuScenes-lidarseg and nuImages. nuScenes-lida...
    Startup Hesai Technology launches next-generation mechanical lidar ‘Pandar128’
    Hesai Technology has released its next-generation mechanical lidar ‘Pandar128’ for autonomous driving applications, mainland China based lidar startup said in a press release on 1 September. The new 128-channel lidar offers horizontal resolution of up to 0.1° and can detect objects up to 2...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    VDA survery reveals most suppliers expect to return to pre-crisis levels starting in 2022
    Most auto parts suppliers in Germany expect to return to pre-crisis level starting in 2022, according to the findings of a survey of automotive suppliers by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, published on 25 August. “The political measures to support businesses are indeed taking ef...
    02-Sep-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    Velodyne joins ITS America to promote Intelligence Transport Systems
    Velodyne has joined the Intelligence Transportation Society of America (ITS America) to promote the benefit of autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation infrastructure, the US-based lidar system supplier said in a press release on 28 August. ITS America facilitate research and deployment of...
    Baidu partners with Chinese city Guangzhou to develop intelligent transport network
    Mainland Chinese internet tech company Baidu has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the city of Guangzhou to jointly develop an intelligent transport network, China Daily reported on 29 August. According to the report, Baidu's unit Guangzhou Apollo Intelligent Transportation entered i...
    Finnish startup Sensible 4 successfully concludes autonomous vehicle pilot project in Helsinki
    Sensible 4 announced the successful completion of autonomous vehicle pilot project in Helsinki, Finland, a company press release read on 27 August. The project saw three Sensible 4 vehicles operational in regular traffic in the Finnish capital navigating conditions including snow, wind, and heavy ra...
    ZF starts production of ‘ibeoNEXT’ lidar system, including ECU
    Ibeo Automotive Systems has commissioned ZF Friedrichshafen produce to its ibeoNEXT solid-state lidar system, including the system’s electronic control unit (ECU), according to a press release by ZF on 27 August. The company will begin delivery of ibeoNEXT lidar systems to its customers, including...
    Sompo Holdings to invest USD92 million in autonomous driving software startup Tier IV
    Japanese insurance company Sompo Holdings will invest JPY9.8 billion (USD92 million) for an 18% stake in autonomous vehicle startup Tier IV, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review on 27 August. Significance: This deal is expected to bring new avenues for the shrinking domestic insurance mar...
    01-Sep-2020 News Investments
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 31 August 2020
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    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    Hella mulls sale of driver-assistance software unit
    Hella is planning to sell its driver-assistance software unit, Bloomberg reported on 27 August, citing people familiar with the development. The German supplier is working with its advisors to gauge interest in the business which could fetch several hundred million euros, the people told Bloomberg, ...
    Veoneer, Qualcomm to jointly develop the next-generation ADAS, autonomous driving systems
    Veoneer and Qualcomm Technologies have joined forced to deliver scalable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), collaborative and autonomous driving solutions, the two companies said in a press release on 27 August. The jointly developed solutions will be powered by Veoneer’s next-generation p...
    31-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Autonomous driving software startup Oxbotica completes public trials of self-driving vehicles in Germany
    Oxbotica has completed trials of its self-driving driving vehicles fleet on public roads near Friedrichshafen, in Germany, the UK-based automated driving software startup said in a press release on 27 August. The trial started last month, with the self-driving vehicles successfully navigating a comp...
    Volkswagen secures permit to test autonomous vehicles fleet in Hefei, mainland China
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui province in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 27 August. The German automotive group will start testing a fleet of autonomous Audi e-tron pure electric SUVs in Hefei...
    Startup Pony.ai partners with Bosch for robo-taxi fleet maintenance in North America
    Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai has entered into an agreement with Bosch to develop and test fleet maintenance solutions for robo-taxi programs in North America, VentureBeat reported on 26 August. Pony.ai had been piloting a maintenance program with Bosch in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Unit...
    Startup Vayyar Imaging launches ultra-short and short-range imaging radar evaluation kit
    Radar startup Vayyar has launched an ultra-short- and short-range imaging radar evaluation kit for the development of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle applications, the company said in a press release on 26 August. Vayyar says the kit includes a high-resolution poi...
    28-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Ford, Bosch, Bedrock partner for automated parking project in the US
    Ford, in partnership with automotive supplier Bosch and real-estate firm Bedrock, has launched a demonstration project for automated valet parking inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit, Michigan, the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 26 August. The project will demonstr...
    Baidu gets permission to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles in Beijing
    Baidu has received a permit from the Beijing government to carry passengers in its autonomous vehicles, Yicai Global reported on 25 August. The company’s autonomous vehicles, powered by its Apollo autonomous platform, can start ferrying passengers across 700 km of test roads in Beijing’s Yizhuan...
    May Mobility to resume autonomous shuttle service in Grand Rapids, US with higher safety
    May Mobility will resume its driverless shuttle service in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, from next 31 August, the US-based autonomous mobility startup announced on twitter on 25 August. “We’re back on 8/31 – lean, green, and squeaky clean with safe, sanitized shuttle service. Grand Rapids, ...
    Startup StradVision collaborates with SoC supplier Socionext for advanced ADAS solutions
    StradVision has teamed up with Japan-based system-on-chip (SoC) supplier Socionext to bring its deep learning-based camera perception software to SVNet to the global market, the South Korean startup said in a press release on 24 August. The collaboration will enable the two partners to provide advan...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    FAW Hongqi H9 sedan features Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, Level 2.5 driver assistance
    FAW has unveiled its new Hongqi H9 sedan with Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, the automaker said in a press release on 24 August. It also supports Level 2.5 driver assistance system. Along with a full LCD instrument cluster and a large center console screen, the Hongqi H9 contains a 12-inch...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    BlackBerry, Desay SV Automotive jointly develop IPU-03 autonomous driving controller
    BlackBerry has developed an autonomous driving domain controller, called the IPU-03, in collaboration with Chinese supplier Desay SV Automotive, the Canada-based company said in a press release on 24 August. The two companies have supplied the new domain controller for the new Xpeng P7 all-electric ...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Merger: Lidar startup Luminar to go public via merger with Gores Metropoulos
    Luminar Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Gores Metropoulous, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by the global investment firm Gores Group, to become a public listed company, the Canada-based lidar specialist said in a press release on 24 August. The...
    Navya launches autonomous shuttle service to transport senior citizens to Detroit hospital
    Navya has launched an autonomous shuttle service to transport senior citizens and the undeserved to and from a local Detroit hospital, Navya announced in a press release on 19 August. For the deployment, Navya teamed up with NextEnergy, Bestmile, Flagstar Bank, IXR Mobility, and AARP, as well a...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 August 2020
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    Baidu launches ‘Apollo Go Robotaxi’ service for public in Chinese city Cangzhou
    Baidu has opened its 'Apollo Go Robotaxi' service in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China to general public, the company said in a press release on 21 August. The service covers 55 pickup and drop off stations across the city, including train stations, school, hotel, museums, business and industrial area...
    Israel considers legislation to allow autonomous vehicle testing without safety driver
    Israel is considering introducing legislation to allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads without  a safety driver, The Jerusalem Post reported on 20 August. The new legislation is promoted by Transport Minister Miri Regev. The initial proposal will be published within 90 days, afte...
    Ford-led consortium trials data-driven predictive road safety tool in London
    Ford has announced that it is leading a consortium tasked with developing an innovative predictive road safety tool using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, the American carmaker said in a press release on 20 August. Ford Mobility is working with Oxfordshire County Cou...
    Tesla expects ‘Dojo’ neural network training supercomputer to improve autonomous driving capability
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the automaker’s Dojo supercomputer, which is being used to train neural network, is a beast. “Tesla is developing a [neural network] training computer called Dojo to process truly vast amounts of video data. It’s a beast,” Musk tweeted on his Twitter ac...
    Ibeo Automotive to begin delivery of ibeoNEXT lidar sensor from October
    Ibeo Automotive Systems will start delivery of its ibeoNEXT lidar sensors to global partners and customers from October 2020, the Germany-based lidar sensor specialist said in a press release on 20 August. The company has now started taking order for the new lidar sensor from potential customers. Th...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Maruti Suzuki teams up with IIM Bangalore to incubate mobility startups
    Maruti Suzuki India Limited has partnered with Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), the startup hub and incubation center at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) incubate startups in the area of mobility, the automaker said in a press release on 20 Augus...
    NVIDIA posts a 50% y/y surge in Q2 revenue at USD3.87 billion
    NVIDIA has reported a 50% year-on-year (y/y) jump in the second quarter revenue at USD3.87 billion, the company said in a press release on 19 August. Net income for the period came in at USD622 million from USD552 million a year earlier. Gross margin fell 100 basis points to 58.8%. NVIDIA claims ...
    GM unveils technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China
    General Motors (GM) has unveiled its plans for the rollout of technologies in electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China, a company press release on 19 August read. At Tech Day in Shanghai, GM provided an outlook for its new global electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Ul...
    Startup DeepRoute partners with Geely’s Cao Cao Mobility for Level 4 autonomous robotaxi service in mainland China
    DeepRoute has partnered with Cao Cao Mobility to launch a robo-taxi fleet with hundreds of autonomous vehicles in Hangzhou, Zhenjiang province in mainland China by 2022, KrAsia reported in 19 August. The Shenzhen-based self-driving startup will transform Geely’s Geometry A electric car into robo-t...
    Indian auto component industry’s turnover in FY 2019/20 declines 11.7% y/y to USD49.2 billion
    The turnover of the Indian auto component industry declined 11.7% year-over-year (y/y) to INR 3.49 trillion (USD49.2 billion) in financial year ended 31 March 2020, according to a press release by the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) on 19 August. According to the asso...
    Xilinx to power Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight driver assistance system
    Subaru has selected Xilinx’s technology to power its next-generation EyeSight driver assist system, Xilinx said in a press release on 19 August. According to Xilinx, its automotive-qualified (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSOC) 16 nanometer technology provides high-performan...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review As OEMs continue to look for more ways to differentiate their brands from their competitors, the interior of the vehicle has become a main area of rese...
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    BrainChip partners with Magik Eye for 3D vision solution
    BrainChip has partnered with 3D-sensor specialist Magik Eye to jointly develop and market an advanced solution for object detection, object classification, and gesture recognition, the US-based company specializing artificial intelligence (AI) technology said in a press release on 17 August. The sol...
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    Nokia wins ruling against Daimler on mobile technology at Mannheim court
    Nokia won a ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler over mobile technology in cars, Bloomberg reported on 18 August. The court at Mannheim, Germany, ruled that Daimler violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents. Daimler said that it would appeal the decision. The court in Mannheim stated that Daim...
    New Kia Carnival minivan features diverse range of active and passive safety technologies
    Kia unveiled the fourth-generation Carnival minivan in Seoul, South Korea, on 18 August. According to the company’s press release, the new minivan comes equipped with a diverse range of active and passive safety and driver assistance systems. Depending on market and vehicle specification, the late...
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    UK government launches consultation on automated lane keeping system
    The UK government has launched consultation on automated lane keeping system (ALKS) technology which is capable of taking control of vehicle at low speed and keep it in lane on motorways without any input from the driver, the GOV.UK website reported on 18 August. The government is seeking opini...
    Nexteer’s H1 2020 revenues slides 33.9% y/y to USD1.2 billion
    US-based automotive steering and other components supplier, Nexteer, has announced its financial results for the first half of 2020. According to a press release issued by Nexteer dated 18 August, the company stated that it posted a revenue of USD1.2 billion during the first six months of 2020. T...
    AutoX launches RoboTaxi ride-hailing service for public in Shanghai
    AutoX has launched its RoboTaxi ride-hailing service for the general public in Shanghai in mainland China, the company said in a mail sent to IHS Markit today (17 August). The company’s autonomous ride-hailing service can be hailed in Shanghai’s Jianding District through Alibaba...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 17 August 2020
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