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    Unable to find investors, Britishvolt files for insolvency
    Battery startup Britishvolt filed a notice to appoint an administrator in the insolvency courts in the UK on January 17, 2023, after failing to raise funds from new and existing investors to keep the business afloat. While a majority of 300 existing employees have lost their jobs as an immediate consequence of Britishvolt’s liquidation, the development is also being seen as a blow to the UK government’s efforts of establishing a flourishing ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) and battery man...
    Talking Heads: CES – the wrap
    In 2023, some 300 exhibitors showcased their vehicle technology. Its increasing importance – usurping the traditional auto shows like NAIAS, Paris, IAA and Geneva along the way – is demonstrated if we wind back the clock to 2014. Then, there were just nine OEMs present and some 125 automotive technology exhibitors. With this growth has also come maturity. The 2023 CES was less about fanciful concepts and more about tangible. Click the link above to download the full article.
    AutoCrypt secures ASPICE certification for in-vehicle software security
    AUTOCRYPT has announced its certification for ASPICE Capability Level (CL) 2, according to a press release on 3 January 2023. Automobile Software Process Improvement Capability Determination (ASPICE) is a scale used to evaluate the software development and management practices of an automotive provider. It is a de facto standard for continual improvements in the software supply chain, ensuring that all components are methodically planned, executed, and controlled. “Automotive architectur...
    Polestar, Luminar expand partnership on lidar systems
    Polestar and Luminar have announced plans to deepen their partnership by expanding the integration of Luminar’s technology on the Polestar 5, the electric 4-door GT expected to launch in 2024 based on the Polestar Precept concept car, according to a press release on 2 February 2023. This expanded partnership provides a foundation to further collaborate on lidar integration and design on Polestar’s future vehicles. “Luminar is at the forefront of lidar technology development and thi...
    UK announces funding for autonomous passenger, freight service
    The UK Government has announced that GBP81 million (USD99.7 million) in combined government and industry funding is being made available for commercial self-driving passenger and freight services. The grants for seven projects are part of the center's program, according to UK Government press release on 1 February 2023. The seven projects are: 1. CAVForth II: Fusion Processing will get funding of GBP10.4 million to build the world's first operational, full-sized, autonomous bus servic...
    Continental opens new AI Lab in Berlin, Germany
    In a press release announcement on 2 February 2023, Continental has announced that it has officially opened an AI Lab in Berlin, Germany, and achieved a key milestone for AI development. The company said that with its new location in the capital, the technology company is reaffirming its goal of exploiting the enormous opportunities offered by artificial intelligence for the mobility of the future and meeting the requirements of megatrends such as automated driving, connectivity, electrificat...
    India-based automotive software company KPIT announces new business win
    KPIT Technologies has announced that during the quarter that ended on 31 December 2022, a leading European car OEM selected KPIT for multiple engagements in the electric powertrain domain, according to KPIT’s stock exchange filing on 31 January 2023. Another European OEM has granted KPIT a key contract in the connected car domain. A leading US commercial vehicle manufacturer selected KPIT for multiple engagements in the vehicle engineering design and diagnostics domains, whereas an Asi...
    TomTom posts 5.8% y/y increase in 2022 revenue to USD588.2 million
    TomTom has reported a 5.7% year-on-year (y/y) growth in FY 2022 revenue at EUR536.3 million (USD588.2 million), a press filing by the mapmaker on 3 February showed. Net loss for the year widened to EUR102.7 million from EUR94.7 million a year earlier. Gross margin increased to 84% compared to 80%. Overall research and development (R&D) expenses for the full year was EUR366 million. For the fourth quarter, TomTom’s revenue was EUR139 million compared to EUR115.2 million in the previous c...
    Mercedes-Benz upgrades GLE and GLE Coupé with latest connected and autonomous technologies
    Mercedes-Benz has installed the second generation of the  Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system in the GLE and GLE Coupé, it said in a press release dated 31 January. The driver and central displays each measure 12.3 inches while the central display can also be operated directly as a touchscreen while wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto are now available. The appearance can be individualized with a total of three display styles (classic, sporty, and discreet) and...
    Autonomous vehicle technology startup Phantom AI raises USD36.5 million in series C funding
    In a press release on 1 February 2023, Phantom AI has announced that it has secured USD36.5 million in its Series C funding round. Existing investors include KT Investment and Renaissance Asset Management with new investors InterVest, Shinhan GIB, and Samsung Ventures participating in this round. “This is a very exciting time for Phantom AI as customers are recognizing the critical role driver-assisted technology plays in making automobiles safer for everyone,” said Jay Jinhwan Jeon of In...
    Gentex to open new production facility in Grand Rapids, US
    Gentex Corporation has announced that it plans to open a satellite production facility that will bring 50 new jobs to the Madison Square neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, according to a press release on 1 February 2023. As it continues to adopt effective solutions to solve the current labor crisis, the firm intends to increase its employee base and give more access to well-paying employment by extending its manufacturing presence. “Rising transportation costs make commuting inc...
    NIRA Dynamics collaborates with Zeekr to develop next-gen ADAS
    NIRA Dynamics has announced a new collaboration with Chinese OEM Zeekr to accelerate development of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) solutions, according to a press release on 1 February 2023. Since last year the companies have collaborated around increased vehicle safety. First to reach the Chinese market is ‘Zeekr 009’, which is available for consumers across China. Some of the highlights: Increased wheel safety. Using software only, NIRA provides a wheel monitoring syst...
    AB Dynamics launches ‘soft pedestrian 360’ ADAS target
    In a press release announcement on 27 January 2023, AB Dynamics has announced a next-generation pedestrian advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) target, the Soft Pedestrian 360, developed in collaboration with sister company Dynamic Research. This solution will support the testing of sensor perception and categorization and reduce the time and cost of testing through its improved robustness and design. The key features of the Soft Pedestrian 360 include: Active articulation at the...
    Autonomous vehicle company NAVYA requests receivership proceedings
    Navya has announced that the company has filed a declaration of cessation of payments (déclaration de cessation des paiements) with the Lyon Commercial Court, according to a press release on 25 January 2023. Given the development of its share price and the market liquidity of its shares, Navya was no longer able to issue sufficient additional tranches of OCABSA to fulfill all of its financial demands. In addition, all attempts to find investors to support it have failed, the company said. ...
    DB HiTek expands specialized image sensor business
    In a press release announcement on 30 January 2023, DB HiTek said that it has started to expand high value-added specialized image sensor business with the foundry process technology specialized for global shutter and  Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD), which is in attention in various industries including automobile, robot and others. Based on the secured process technology, it plans to improve the profitability by expanding into new high growth areas such as industrial machine visio...
    Mazda debuts MY 2024 Mazda CX-90 featuring ADAS
    Mazda North American has introduced the 2024 Mazda CX-90, according to a press release on 31 January 2023. Built on Mazda's all-new large platform, the three-row crossover represents the company's new flagship vehicle with wider, longer, and more aggressive proportions. Mazda CX-90 is available with all-new electrified powertrains, including an inline 6 turbo and a plug-in hybrid, that offer drivers enhanced performance and efficiency. “At Mazda, our focus is to deliver an ownership expe...
    dSPACE appoints Eelco Spoelder as new CEO
    dSPACE has announced in a press release on 25 January 2023 that Dr. Carsten Hoff will become the new CEO of the dSPACE group succeeding Martin Goetzeler on 17 April, who is leaving his post at his own request and for personal reasons. To ensure a smooth handover, Martin Goetzeler will continue to be available to the new CEO in an advisory capacity after 17 April 2023. Dr. Carsten Hoff comes from a research and development-centric background with a degree in electrical engineering and a doctor...
    Zenseact, CERN conclude joint research project on deep learning algorithms
    Zenseact has announced the end of a three-year research project around deep learning methods and processes in collaboration with the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), according to a press release on 25 January 2023. Focusing on computer vision, an AI discipline dealing with how computers interpret the visual world and then automate actions based on that understanding, the purpose of the collaboration was to make deep learning faster and more accurate, enabling autonomous cars t...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 January 2023
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    Autoliv reports FY 2022 net sales at USD8.84 billion, up 7.4%
    Autoliv has reported a 7.4% year-on-year (y/y) rise in net sales to USD8.84 billion for the full year (FY) 2022, compared to USD8.23 billion in the last year, a company press release read on 27 January 2023. Operating income for the year was reported at USD659 million for FY 2022 compared to USD675 million in the last financial year, a 2.3% decline from 2022. Mikael Bratt, president and CEO commented, “The fourth quarter and the full year 2022 were important steps toward our medium-term tar...
    Gentex reports FY 2022 net sales at USD1.92 billion, up 11%
    Gentex has reported an 11% year-on-year (y/y) rise in net sales to USD1.92 billion for the full year (FY) 2022, compared to USD1.73 billion in the 2022, a company press release read on 27 January 2023. Operating profit for the year was reported at USD370 million for FY 2022 compared to USD416 million in the last financial year. Net Income was reported at USD318 million against USD360 million in the 2022. 2022 Full Display Mirror® unit shipments grew by 49% y/y to 1.68 million units, despite ...
    Luminar plans to establish new production plant for lidar sensors in Asia
    Luminar Technologies has commenced commercial manufacturing of its lidar sensors after five years of research and development in "stealth mode", according to a report published by Nikkei Asia on 27 January 2023. Luminar Technologies intends to develop a new facility in Asia and reduce the price of each sensor to USD100. Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell said “This is the first commercial production car with high-performance lidar to enable proactive safety and highway autonomous c...
    WeRide partners with Horizon Robotics to develop Level 4 autonomous driving solutions
    A China-based autonomous driving startup WeRide has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with Horizon Robotics, a provider of smart driving computing solutions, according to a WeChat press release on 19 January 2023. WeRide will develop Level 4 autonomous driving solutions, including domain controllers, in-vehicle operating systems and intelligent driving software, based on the development platform provided by the Horizon Journey 5 chip and the WeRide One software...
    AWARE2ALL consortium selected by Horizon Europe to develop HMI systems
    The AWARE2ALL consortium has been selected by Horizon Europe, EU’s funding program for research and innovation, to develop safety and Human Machine Interface systems, it said in a press release dated 14 December. The systems will focus on the deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) in traffic. All developed systems will be implemented in a total of four demonstrators: passive safety in a virtual one; active safety and eHMI in two vehicles; and iHMI in a hybrid form that will...
    Acquisition of Veoneer’s active safety business provides Magna new growth opportunity
    The automotive technology company Veoneer has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Magna International to acquire Veoneer's Active Safety business from SSW Partners, a New York–based investment partnership for USD1.525 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other customary purchase price adjustments. Veoneer's expertise in active safety and product portfolio, combined with Magna's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business, will enhance the combined company ...
    Ficosa forays into in-cabin monitoring segment
    Ficosa has announced its entry into the in-cabin monitoring segment, according to a company press release on 26 January. The company has various projects lined up with premium car manufacturers. The company offers advanced driver monitoring (DMS) and passenger monitoring (OMS) solutions based on an integrated system of in-vehicle sensors, such as cameras and radars. It uses wide range of algorithms to process sensor data. “At Ficosa we have always been committed to anticipating the future, ...
    INTERVIEW: Jure Galic, Business Development and Marketing Leader at NOVELIC
    NOVELIC is a leading self-sustaining provider of mmWave radar sensors, perception solutions, and full-stack embedded systems. NOVELIC has a large portfolio of mmWave radar sensors and IPs and develops custom products for automotive, autonomous driving, robotics, Industry 4.0, and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. S&P Global recently interviewed Jure Galic, M.Sc.Ec., Business Development and Marketing Executive at NOVELIC at India Auto Expo 2023 about Sona Comstar’s partnership and acquisit...
    KAMAZ plans to test autonomous vehicles in M-11 Neva federal highway, Russia
    According to a press release on 25 January 2023, the experts of the research and development center of KAMAZ started implementing the unmanned logistics corridors project under which driverless cargo transportation is to be piloted on the M11 Neva Federal Highway. At the end of December of the previous year, two vehicles, KAMAZ-54901 and KAMAZ-54907, examined this highway. Currently, a high-precision digital map of the route is being developed. The map will assist the robot truck in taking a ...
    Mobileye reports FY2022 revenue at USD1.87 billion, up 25.8%
    Mobileye has reported a 25.8% year-on-year (y/y) rise in revenue to USD1.8869 billion for the full year 2022, compared with USD1.386 billion in the previous year, a company press release read on 26 January 2023. Operating loss for the year was reported at USD37 million compared with USD57 million in the previous year. Net loss was reported at USD82 million against USD75 million in the previous year. The company said that the future business backlog continues to g...
    Renesas introduces new gate driver IC for IGBTs, SiC MOSFETs driving EV inverters
    Renesas has announced a new gate driver integrated circuit (IC) that is designed to drive high-voltage power devices such as insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs for electric vehicle (EV) inverters, according to a press release on 25 January 2023. Gate driver ICs are crucial components of EV inverters, serving as an interface between the inverter control MCU and the power-delivering IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs. They accept control signals from the MCU in...
    TÜV Rheinland plans to open laboratory center for autonomous vehicle testing in Taicang, China
    TÜV Rheinland, a testing, inspection, and certification service provider has opened a new laboratory center in Taicang, China, according to a press release on 25 January 2023. The global testing services provider has invested around EUR11 million in the first construction phase of the "Yangtze River Delta Operation Hub" with a second construction phase adding a further EUR11 million in investment. “For TÜV Rheinland, the Yangtze River Delta Operation Hub is one of the largest single inves...
    Anyverse introduces hyperspectral synthetic data platform for advanced perception systems
    Anyverse has announced the launch of Anyverse™, its hyperspectral synthetic data platform, according to a press release on 20 January 2023. During 2022, Anyverse has worked closely with a range of customers to provide them with the data required to build their perception systems at various levels. This experience has been essential in enhancing the Anyverse synthetic data platform and preparing it for direct market use. Particularly in the market for in-cabin monitoring, where regulatory re...
    Iveco Group acquires stakes in UGV division of HORIBA MIRA
    IDV, the brand of Iveco Group, specializing in defense and civil protection equipment has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in MIRA UGV, the Uncrewed Ground Vehicle (UGV) division of HORIBA MIRA, a global provider of automotive engineering, research and test services, headquartered in the UK, according to a press release on 24 January 2023. The deal combines IDV's expertise in building defense vehicles, its technological know-how, and its worldwide...
    Magna updates full-year 2022 outlook
    In a press release announcement on 24 January 2023, Magna International said that it has updated its 2022 outlook to reflect an expected Adjusted EBIT Margin1 below the range disclosed in its press release dated 4 November 2022. According to early, unaudited statistics, overall sales for 2022 were around USD37.8 billion, compared to the range of USD37.4 to USDD38.4 billion projected in November. However, the adjusted EBIT margin is anticipated to be roughly 4.3% in 2022, which is below t...
    BMW unveils new M3 CS with latest-generation iDrive based on Operating System 8
    BMW has unveiled its new M3 CS model with the latest-generation BMW iDrive vehicle experience based on BMW Operating System 8, it said in a press release dated 25 January. It includes BMW Curved Display for the cockpit. A 12.3-inch information display and a control display with a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches are housed together behind a curved glass surface. The information display’s graphical layout and M‑style content features all driving-related data and vehicle status and settings i...
    Mercedes-Benz secures approval for Level 3 ADAS in Nevada, US
    The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said that Mercedes-Benz can deploy advanced automated driving systems on its roads after it completed a self-certification, according to a report published by Reuters on 5 January 2023. The Nevada DMV has approved the application and is developing the certificate of compliance that will be provided within the next two weeks. The "SAE Level 3 conditionally automated driving" system allows the driver to legally take his or her eyes off ...
    rFpro announces new simulation technology for ADAS; replicates camera vision
    rFpro has introduced a new simulation technology that significantly reduces the dependence on real-world testing for the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a press release on 23 January 2023. rFpro’s new ray tracing rendering technology is the first to accurately simulate how a vehicle’s sensor system perceives the world. “The industry has widely accepted that simulation is the only way to safely and thoroughly subject AV...
    Zenseact, brighter AI sign contract in data anonymization for autonomous driving systems
    Zenseact, one of the partner companies in MobilityXlab, and brighter AI, a privacy tech startup, have signed a contract in data anonymization for advanced analytics and machine learning, according to MobilityXlab’s press release on 11 January 2023. The partnership between the two firms began in 2019 when brighter AI was selected to join MobilityXlab's Batch 4 and then collaborated with Zenseact on a proof of concept (PoC). Now, the anonymized photos produced by brighter AI will be utilized ...
    India Auto Expo 2023: Valeo showcases electrification, ADAS solutions
    Valeo has showcased its latest technologies for greener, safer, and smarter mobility at the Auto Expo 2023 in New Delhi, according to a company press release dated 12 January. The company demonstrated solutions with a focus on the four pillars of its Move Up Strategy, which are, Electrification Acceleration, ADAS Acceleration, Interior Experience Reinvention, and Lighting Everywhere. Significance: Expanding on the Move Up Strategy, which was a key part of its demonstrations in India...
    Bosch partners with APCOA to offer driverless parking in garages across Germany
    Bosch has partnered with APCOA to offer driverless parking in 15 parking garages in Germany, it said in a press release on 23 January. The automated and driverless SAE Level 4 parking system will begin operations in 2023. “We will expand the number of such parking spaces based on the expected ramp-up of vehicles featuring automated valet parking. Our experience with charge spots for electric vehicles shows us how important it is for infrastructure growth to keep pace with the technology. To...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 January 2023
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    CES 2023: aiMotive introduces ‘aiSim 4’ for ADAS, automated driving validation
    aiMotive has announced the latest generation of its aiSim 4 end-to-end simulator at CES 2023, according to a press release on 5 January 2023. aiSim 4 packs physics-based sensors, environment and weather simulation, synthetic data generation, a new, cloud-based UI and open SDKs and provides an extensive set of 3D assets. Upgraded capabilities for aiSim 4 include: Enhanced deterministic rendering engine: extended feature list enables the creation of highly adverse environments for percept...
    CES 2023: Canatu showcases camera, lidar technology for ADAS
    Canatu has showcased its technologies for enabling advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in any weather at CES 2023, according to a press release on 29 January 2023. Canatu’s displayed its brand-new transparent film heater for lidar, as well as its ADAS camera heaters and 3D touch sensors. Canatu partnered with other industry-leading companies to demonstrate its most innovative products. Some of the highlights this year included: A film insert molded lidar heater using COVESTRO Ma...
    Chinese lidar technology company Hesai to debut on Nasdaq
    China-based lidar company Hesai Technology has submitted a prospectus in preparation for its listing on the Nasdaq under stock code ‘HSAI’, according to a report published by Pandaily on 18 January 2023. According to market speculations, the company intends to raise USD150 million through this deal, and its worth might exceed USD3 billion. Hesai was established in Shanghai in 2014 and is a market leader in autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) lidar. Lidar is ...
    Startup Cepton closes USD100 million investment from Koito Manufacturing
    Cepton, a high performance lidar solutions provider has announced the completion of its previously announced USD100 million investment from its long-term automotive tier-1 partner and current shareholder, Koito Manufacturing, according to a press release on 19 January 2023. The Investment, in the form of convertible preferred stock, was approved at a special meeting of Cepton stockholders, and is convertible, beginning on the first anniversary of the issue date, into shares of Cepton’s comm...
    WeRide secures license to trial Level 4 autonomous shuttle in Beijing, China
    A China-based autonomous driving startup WeRide has announced that its Level 4 driverless electric shuttle officially obtained an autonomous driving road test license from the Office of Beijing High-level Automated Driving Demonstration Area, according to WeRide's WeChat platform press release on 18 January 2023. The license allows WeRide's autonomous shuttle vehicles to operate on public roads inside a 60-square-kilometer region within the Beijing High-level Automated Driving Demonstratio...
    Startup Freetech partners with Dongfeng Nissan to integrate ADAS
    Freetech has partnered with Dongfeng Nissan Qichen, under which the startup will equip Qichen brand vehicles with ODIN digital intelligence base solution using its front view camera FVC3, Equal Ocean reported on 17 January. The Freetech ODIN intelligent driving base system features domain controller hardware, sensors, autonomous driving algorithms and closed-loop data management systems. Significance: Freetech develops full-stack smart driving solutions that include both hardware and software...
    Hyundai unveils new KONA model with Digital Key 2 Touch
    Hyundai Motor has unveiled details of its new generation KONA subcompact sport utility vehicle (SUV) for South Korea, according to a company press release dated 18 January. The vehicle comes with a 12.3-inch integrated dual screen display. The first-row’s relaxation comfort seat option is optimized for ‘weightless’ body pressure distribution to help alleviate fatigue after long-haul driving. Users can lock, unlock, and start using the Digital Key 2 Touch, which uses near-field comm...
    Foxconn, NVIDIA partner to build automated EVs
    NVIDIA and Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) has announced a strategic partnership to develop automated and autonomous vehicle platforms, according to a press release by NVIDIA on 3 January 2023. As part of the agreement, Foxconn will produce electronic control units (ECUs) based on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for the worldwide automotive industry as a tier-1 manufacturer. Electric vehicles (EVs) built by Foxconn will be equipped with DRIVE Orin ECUs and DRIVE Hyperion sensors for highl...
    LG, Magna to develop autonomous driving-infotainment solution proof of concept
    LG Electronics (LG) announced a technical collaboration with Magna to develop a proof of concept for an automated driving-infotainment solution, aimed at providing differentiated customer experiences and enabling readiness for the future of mobility, according to a press release on 4 January 2023. LG and Magna will investigate the technological viability of combining LG's infotainment capabilities with Magna's Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies. LG...
    Magna to supply Ram Trucks with ClearView vision system
    In a press release announcement on 18 January 2023, Magna said that its advanced ClearView vision technology has made its production debut on the Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. The system combines camera and mirror technology and has the potential to minimize blind-spot incidents and improve vehicle safety by increasing the vehicle's visibility. In addition to making it easier to park and maneuver the car, ClearView delivers additional advantages. “ClearVi...
    Subaru unveils Solterra SUV featuring Level 2 ADAS at Singapore Motorshow 2023
    Subaru's first EV, the Solterra sport utility vehicle (SUV) officially made its first ASEAN debut featuring Level 2 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) at the Singapore Motorshow 2023, according to Subaru Asia’s press release on 12 January 2023. Equipped with All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE and the highest ground clearance of any electric vehicle (EV), the Solterra embodies Subaru's brand values and exceptional off-road DNA. Built on the e-SUBARU Global Platform, which features a...
    Volvo plans to invest in autonomous vehicle technology startup Waabi
    In a press release announcement on 18 January 2023, Volvo Group Venture Capital AB said that it has invested in the Canadian-founded company Waabi Innovation Inc, developing the next generation of autonomous trucking technology. The investment highlights the companies' shared commitment to redefine the way they move goods and accelerate the deployment of future transport solutions. “The company Waabi is using advanced artificial intelligence technology to test, assess skills, and ultimat...
    CES 2023: APMA showcases "Project Arrow" Level 3 automated vehicle
    The Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) debuted its Project Arrow electric vehicle (EV) concept at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a report published by CBC News on January 5, 2023. Project Arrow is a high-tech concept car designed to demonstrate the Canadian auto industry's capacity to build EVs. It was created with the help of over fifty local suppliers. The only non-Canadian component on the Arrow is the vehicle'...
    CES 2023: ZKW, LG showcase new Superintegrator lighting system
    ZKW and LG Electronics Vehicle Component Solutions jointly showcased the new Superintegrator concept, an intelligent system of LED light and display that creates a completely new vehicle front, according to a press release on January 17, 2023. Using the software, the concept developed in Wieselburg makes it possible to let the front shine in any design or to show messages among other things. ZKW also displayed additional advanced headlamp systems, including the new Swarovski-developed cr...
    NTT DATA, Aurora Labs partner on AI, 5G-based software over-the-air updates
    NTT DATA and Aurora Labs have announced their global strategic cooperation in the Automotive Industry, with first joint projects in production and logistics. Companies benefit from an intelligent combination of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and 5G for scalable and agile over-the-air (OTA) software updates with efficiency and end-to-end security including the 5G transport layer, according to a press release by NTT DATA on January 17, 2023. The intelligent 5G over-the-air upgrade from...
    STRADVISION announces SVNet for optimized ADAS, automated driving design applications
    STRADVISION has announced that its SVNet software is available for designers using the Texas Instruments (TI) TDA4 automotive processor for Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Level 2 designs, and widespread automated driving features, according to a press release on January 4, 2023. STRADVISION's SVNet software powers the perception technology behind ADAS and autonomous vehicles, enabling external vehicle perception via 18+ platforms, including the TI automotive processor plat...
    Toyota-backed Pony.ai announces new ADAS product line for passenger cars
    Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai has announced a new product line of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), for the passenger vehicles market, which is emerging as the third pillar of its business, according to a WeChat press release on January 11, 2023. The business, which is funded by the Japanese automaker Toyota, has been concentrating on Level 4 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards for robo-taxis and autonomous trucks. Pony.ai said that it has released solutions for priv...
    Autonomous technology startup Ottopia raises USD14.5 million in Series A funding round
    Ottopia has raised USD14.5 million in its Series A funding round, it said in a press release dated 10 January. Investors included ComfortDelGro, AI Alliance Fund, and existing investors such as MizMaa Ventures, IN Venture and Next Gear Ventures. Ottopia intends to use the funds to accelerate the roll-out of its teleoperation software to enable autonomy in all industries. “We've always believed in the potential of Ottopia. The team's unwavering dedication and drive have consistently impresse...
    India Auto Expo 2023: Uno Minda showcases automotive lighting, electric and connected technologies
    Uno Minda showcased its product portfolio around lighting, electric and connected technologies in the automotive segment at the Auto Expo 2023 in New Delhi, Times of India reported on 16 January. It also showcased personalization technologies which included how technologies in lighting, seating, acoustics, and smart phones can be integrated in the vehicle. Significance: In autonomy, Uno Minda exhibited driver assistance systems and driver behaviour monitoring keeping in mind by considering In...
    Geely teams up with Alibaba for autonomous driving, intelligent cockpit solutions
    Geely has partnered with Alibaba for holistic digitization, including in the fields of autonomous driving, intelligent cockpit, industrial internet, mobility services, digital marketing, and sustainable development, Equal Ocean reported on 16 January. Amap, Alibaba’s digital map and navigation service provider, Alibaba Cloud, and vehicle operating system provider Banma Network Technology will provide Geely with smart cockpit, smart mobility, and vehicle ecology services. Significance: Un...
    Bosch to set up R&D, manufacturing plants for EV components in China
    Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch Group, plans to build research and development (R&D) and manufacturing facilities to design and produce core components for electric vehicles (EVs) and automated driving technologies, the company announced on 12 January 2023. The company said it has signed an investment agreement with Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, mainland China, in this regard. According to the agreement, the establish...
    Autonomous driving technology startup VSORA secures USD4.2 million in financing
    VSORA, a startup offering silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions and autonomous driving/advanced driver assistance systems (AD/ADAS) compute platform chips for Level 2+ through Level 5 AD, has announced that it has closed a round of financing totaling USD4.2 million, according to a press release on 11 January 2023. Khaled Maalej, VSORA’s CEO noted, “Tyr has the ability to provide up to two PetaFlops processing power with superior implementation efficiency reaching more than 80%, com...
    CES 2023: TTTech Auto, Wipro showcase cloud-based autonomous driving solutions
    TTTech Auto and Wipro showcased a cloud-based solution that enables automated driving functions developed in the cloud to adopt real-time behavior and automatically transfer to an embedded vehicle ECU, according to a press release on 9 January 2023. The premier demonstration is based on a cloud-based ROS2 automated valet parking capability (Robotic Operation System 2). The valet parking feature may be migrated to the MotionWise safety middleware platform running on the ECU without modifying t...
    CES 2023: WeRide launches ‘WeRide SS 5.1’ new autonomous driving sensor suite
    WeRide has announced the launch of the WeRide Sensor Suite 5.1 (WeRide SS 5.1) next-generation autonomous driving sensor suite, according to a WeRide’s WeChat press release on 7 January 2023. The WeRide SS 5.1 focuses on Level 3 intelligent driving and integrates a number of sensors, including automotive-grade high-resolution semi-solid-state lidars, side blind spot detection lidars, and high-precision cameras, to achieve a dead-angle-free perception of 360° and 200 m straight ahead. Th...
    CES 2023: ZF, Beep partner to deploy autonomous Level 4 shuttle in US
    In a press release announcement on 4 January 2023, ZF has unveiled its next generation shuttle for autonomous driving in urban environments and mixed traffic at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. The subsequent generation complements the current type, which is primarily intended for utilization in separated lanes. ZF announced a strategic cooperation with US mobility services company Beep, Inc. for the next generation of shuttles. The deal seeks to provide...
    Cipia announces new design win for ‘Driver Sense’ DMS
    Cipia has announced that the company had secured a design win with an additional Chinese OEM together with tier-1 HiRain, according to a press release on 15 January 2023. Cipia's Driver Sense Driver Monitoring System (DMS) will be incorporated into a pickup truck model that will be sold in South America, Australia and New Zealand. Cipia's DMS will run on an OmniVision system-on-chip (SoC). The model is expected to start production in 2023. This is Cipia's first design victory with bot...
    India Auto Expo 2023: Tata Motors unveils Harrier, Safari red dark edition featuring ADAS
    Tata Motors Ltd has launched the Harrier and Safari red dark edition with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on 11 January 2023 at the ongoing Auto Expo in New Delhi, according to a news report published by Autocar India on 12 January 2023. The automaker already offers the Dark version of the two SUVs, but the 'Red' prefix introduces modifications that go beyond just aesthetics. This new edition brings a bigger, enhanced touchscreen and ADAS technology to the Harrier and Safari lineup,...
    India Auto Expo 2023: Sona Comstar unveils new automotive sensors and magnetless motors
    Sona Comstar showcased innovative sensors and magnetless motors for automobiles at the Auto Expo 2023 in New Delhi, Economic Times reported on 14 January. The company will also showcase a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sensors developed by Serbia-based Novelic. The sensors are based on mmWave radar technology, which can detect a child in the cabin as well as seat occupancy without invading privacy. “The automotive components industry is going through an evolution with th...
    Calterah develops new mmWave Radar SoCs
    Calterah Semiconductor unveiled two new mmWave radar SoC families, Alps-Pro and Andes, it said in a press release on 10 January. Alps-Pro is developed based on the mmWave radar SoC platform of Alps, which is more powerful, robust, and optimal. The next-generation mmWave radar SoC product family consists of two 4T4R radar SoCs using 22 nm process, and can realize 4D premium and imaging radar functions. Chen Jiashu, CEO of Calterah, pointed out three directions towards which the automotive mmWa...
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    Talking Heads: CES – the wrap
    In 2023, some 300 exhibitors showcased their vehicle technology. Its increasing importance – usurping the traditional auto shows like NAIAS, Paris, IAA and Geneva along the way – is demonstrated if we wind back the clock to 2014. Then, there were just nine OEMs present and some 125 automotive technology exhibitors. With this growth has also come maturity. The 2023 CES was less about fanciful concepts and more about tangible. Click the link above to download the full article.
    CES 2023: AT&S showcases printed circuit boards for autonomous driving
    AT&S has showcased its high-tech printed circuit boards for connected and autonomous mobility at CES 2023, it said in a press release on 10 January. The product helps driverless cars interact safely with human road users and deal with other unforeseen conditions. The special AT&S printed circuit boards enable the production of high-frequency radar sensors, as well as provide detailed images of the immediate surroundings. “We are a leading supplier of high-frequency printed circuit b...
    Lidar startup PreAct Technologies raises USD14 million in Series B round
    PreAct Technologies has announced fund raising of USD14 million in its Series B round led by I Squared Capital, according to a company press release on 5 January. Additional participation in this round included State Farm Ventures, Luminate, and Traylor Capital, among other new and existing investors. “PreAct has experienced significant growth over the past year, as more industries are discovering the power of high-quality 3D data that can be tailored to users’ needs via software and back...
    India Auto Expo 2023: Highlights from French suppliers
    In a release dated 10 January, French suppliers updated on their participation in the Auto Expo 0223 in New Delhi, as a part of a notice from Business France India—the trade and investment commission of the French Embassy in India. Among the participating companies, Plastic Omnium will showcase its latest electrification and hydrogen solutions. Until now, it had only focused on traditional and hybrid fuel systems and emission reduction systems in the Indian domestic market. At the Auto E...
    ZF develops Smart Camera 6 for urban and highway automated driving and safety systems
    ZF has unveiled Smart Camera 6, it said in a press release dated 6 January. The next generation cameras will be used in the development of urban and highway automated driving and safety systems. Smart Camera 6 features a 120-degree field of view, over 4x higher image resolution (8-megapixels) from the previous generation and greater processing power. “We can offer systems that are focused on delivering popular functions such as Automatic Emergency Braking for safety and Highway Driving Assi...
    Startup Oxbotica raises USD140 million in Series C round
    Oxbotica has announced that it has raised USD140 million in Series C funding round, it said in a press release dated 11 January. The investment round includes new investors like Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance and ENEOS Innovation Partners. Current shareholders including bp ventures, BGF, Halma, Hostplus, Kiko Ventures (IP Group), Ocado Group, Tencent, Venture Science, and ZF have also participated in the round. To date, Oxbotica has raised about USD225 million. “This landmark investment from wo...
    Ushr to supply HD map to Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist 2.0 ADAS
    Ushr has announced that it will supply its high-definition map (HD map) data to Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist 2.0 advanced driver assistance system, which will be used in model year (MY) 2023 Nissan Ariya all-electric crossover, according to a company press release on 5 January. Ushr worked with Mitsubishi Electric to integrate its data into ProPILOT Assist 2.0. “We have been collaborating with Nissan for a long time, and we are excited to grow our relationship with Ushr to help enable Nissan...
    CES 2023: Gentex showcases DMS, rear-vision system, and automotive connected solutions
    Gentex has showcased multiple automotive products at CES 2023, according to a press release dated 5 January. Its product portfolio features scalable, camera-based driver-assistance features. It will showcase a unique vehicle demonstrator with a holistic approach to driver and in-cabin monitoring. It provides an immersive experience that allows visitors to see what the system’s mirror and overhead-integrated camera see and understand the system’s decision-making processes. “This year at ...
    FocalPoint collaborates with General Motors for next generation GPS technologies
    FocalPoint has announced a partnership General Motors which will look at the potential applications of Supercorrelation technology in future vehicles, according to a company press release on 5 January. It also announced an investment from GM Ventures, though the amount was undisclosed. FocalPoint’s Supercorrelation technology can make navigation and positioning more precise, especially in dense urban environments, which we believe can have significant benefits for the ongoing growth and cap...
    CES 2023: Hesai debuts fully solid-state lidar FT120
    Hesai announced its new fully solid-state lidar FT120 at CES 2023, according to a press release on 6 January 2023. The FT120 debuts along with a series of automotive lidars to showcase the progress of OEM and autonomous mobility partnerships in the global market. Designed as a blind spot detection sensor for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the FT120 assists cars in properly identifying tiny objects during turning, passing, and parking, hence enhancing driving safety in even th...
    CES 2023: RoboSense demonstrates E1, M series lidar sensor for vehicle perception
    RoboSense has showcased its portfolio of smart lidar sensor solutions at CES 2023, according to a press release on 8 January 2023. Its solid-state blind spot lidar, RS-LiDAR-E1 (E1) and the second generation smart solid-state lidar, RS-LiDAR-M series (M series), made their overseas debut. E1 attracted the most visitors among all showcased products. It is an automotive-grade solid-state lidar using RoboSense-developed chips, which dramatically simplifies product circuit design and production p...
    Haomo.AI, ByteDance plan to build largest autonomous driving computing center in China
    Haomo.AI Technology has launched MANA OASIS, the largest autonomous driving computing center in China, together with Volcano Engine, a cloud service platform owned by ByteDance, on its seventh AI Day event, according to a press release on 5 January 2023. MANA OASIS has a computing capacity of 670 peta floating-point operations per second (PFLOPS), which is greater than any other comparable facility in China. Haomo has revised the visual self-monitoring model, the 3D reconstruction model,...
    Lidar technology startup Lumotive raises USD13 million in new funding round
    Lumotive has announced that it has secured additional funding from new investors USAA and Uniquest in a USD13 million round of strategic funding led by Samsung Ventures, bringing the total amount raised to date to more than USD56 million. “Disruptive approaches to enabling next generation lidar capabilities are imperative for important applications such as automotive safety,” said Michael Smith, assistant VP, Corporate Development, USAA. “Lumotive's all-silicon LCM solutions make lidar ...
    Ouster launches ‘Gemini’ digital lidar perception platform
    Ouster has announced the launch of Ouster Gemini, its cloud-backed digital lidar perception platform for crowd analytics, security, and intelligent transportation systems, according to a press release on 4 January 2023. Key features and capabilities Object detection and classification: Accurate detection, counting, and tracking of hundreds of objects such as pedestrians, cars, trucks, and bicycles Continuous monitoring: Create custom event zones for analytics and security and alerts t...
    Recogni launches Phoenix ECU compute platform for autonomous mobility
    Recogni has announced the availability of the Phoenix advanced driver assistance systems/autonomous driving (ADAS/AD) electronic control unit (ECU) system, a complete system with processing capacity for high resolution sensor data with low latency and low power consumption for autonomous vehicles, according to a press release on 5 January 2023. The Phoenix system combines Recogni's Scorpio artificial intelligence (AI) processor and the Renesas R-Car V4H ASIL D support processor, bot...
    INTEGRITY Security Services, SaeSol Tech partnership for connected and autonomous vehicle security
    INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS) partnered with SaeSol Tech (SST) to offer security technology to automakers, it said in a press release on 4 January. SST will get access to ISS platforms and intellectual property, and ISS and SST clients in Asian markets gain access to expert design, integration, deployment, and support. “Partnering with SaeSol Tech to deliver our industry-leading security solutions for customers in Asia will allow us to provide the very best security design, support, and...
    beti announces acquisition of NAVYA’s new EVO-type autonomous shuttle
    beti, the operator of private and public automated mobility networks has announced its acquisition of a new EVO type autonomous shuttle from Navya, a leader in autonomous mobility systems. This acquisition, done as part of the accelerated growth of beti, intends to improve the service offering focused on the horizontal mobility of people. beti opted for Navya's next-generation EVO shuttle, which includes several technology and passenger comfort enhancements and offers a more seamless and effe...
    CES 2023: Plastic Omnium, Alkalee partner to develop software defined vehicle solutions
    Compagnie Plastic Omnium SE (Plastic Omnium) announced at CES 2023 that it has partnered with Alkalee to develop its solutions for software-defined vehicles, according to a press release on 4 January 2023. Alkalee offers a software solution that ensures applications are seamlessly integrated into a high-power, single central computer. This means that all onboard software, from the sunroof to air-conditioning and the autonomous driving radar will operate via a single electronic control unit (E...
    India Auto Expo 2023: MG Motors launches 2023 MG Hector featuring ADAS in India
    According to a report published by HT Auto on 9 January 2023, MG Motor India has unveiled the next-generation Hector sport utility vehicle (SUV) featuring Level 2 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). The Autonomous Level 2 SUV offers 11 ADAS features including Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and Auto Turn Indicators. It now has more than 75 connected features including 100 voice commands. The Hector will continue to feature a spacious interior and a number of seating configurations. O...
    Mobileye secures TÜV SÜD’s permit to operate its autonomous vehicle technology in Germany
    In a press release statement on 4 January 2023, Mobileye said that it has obtained a permit recommendation from TÜV SÜD, an independent third-party for testing, certification, auditing, and advisory service in Germany, enabling Mobileye to operate its autonomous vehicle (AV) technology on German streets. The permit makes way for Mobileye to expand the pilot phase in Germany and operate Mobileye Drive™-equipped NIO ES8s with a responsible safety driver on all roads in Germany. Mobiley...
    Pony.ai, Horizon Robotics partner to codevelop smart driving solution
    According to a press release on 9 January 2023, Pony.ai has entered a strategic partnership with Horizon Robotics to develop high-performance, cost-effective smart driving solutions. The partnership combines Pony.ai’s Level 2+ smart driving solution with Horizon Robotics’ Journey® series auto-grade processors to provide smart driving solutions for series production vehicles. Pony.ai’s Journey® processor-based comprehensive solution for customers will offer the greatest flexibility for...
    Volvo plans to integrate Google’s HD map in EX90, Polestar 3 to support autonomous driving
    In a press release on 5 January 2023, Volvo announced that Volvo cars and Polestar will be the first carmakers to bring their HD map technology into their cars, starting with the recently unveiled Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3. The road data, along with data from the Volvo EX90's lidar and other sensors, will be processed by the vehicle's central computer system, which is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE artificial intelligence (AI) Platforms Xavier and Orin. By merging data from Google's HD map wi...
    CES 2023: HERE unveils automated mapping technology for rapid development of digital maps
    HERE Technologies has unveiled UniMap at CES 2023, according to a company press release dated 4 January. UniMap is a highly automated mapping technology that enables quick development of digital maps and location products. The tool will be available for selected customers in 2023, ahead of a full roll out by 2024. “Ever since we started out mapping California in the mid-1980s, we’ve been seeking to shrink the time it takes to detect a real-world change, reflect it in the map and get it in...
    CES 2023: Stellantis unveils Ram 1500 Revolution battery electric pickup concept
    Stellantis unveiled an all-electric pick-up concept Ram 1500 Revolution battery-electric vehicle (BEV) on 5 January at CES 2023. The Ram 1500 Revolution concept provides a glimpse of Ram’s electric vehicle (EV) roadmap as the brand transitions to electrify its portfolio of pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles, the company said in a media note issued on the same day. The company said that the Ram 1500 Revolution concept is developed on the new STLA frame body-on-frame architecture and inco...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 January 2023
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    CES 2023: Benteler’s debuts fully electric autonomous vehicle under new brand Holon
    HOLON, the new brand from the BENTELER Group, will present its autonomous, fully electric and inclusive mover for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas, according to a press release on 4 January 2023. The HOLON mover operates autonomously and with a maximum speed of 60 km/h (37mph). It has a range of about 290 km (180 miles). Marco Kollmeier, managing director of HOLON: “Our mover is an answer to social megatrends: Urbanization, climate change, demograph...
    CES 2023: TIER IV, Baraja partner on autonomous driving solutions
    TIER IV has announced that it is expanding upon its work with Baraja, creator of the breakthrough Spectrum-Scan™ lidar technology, by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly validate, develop, and optimize their respective autonomous driving solutions, according to a press release on 6 January 2023. Baraja's lidar, Spectrum HD25, is a key ingredient to the MOU. The partnership will boost the capabilities of both company's technologies, delivering unique benefits to the automo...
    India Auto Expo 2023: Hyundai to showcase ‘SmartSense’ level 2 ADAS
    According to a report published by HT Auto on 4 January 2023. Hyundai will demonstrate its SmartSense’ Level 2 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) at Auto Expo 2023, India. will showcase Hyundai SmartSense or Level 2 ADAS technology through Virtual Reality (VR) and gaming. Level 2 ADAS is already available on the new generation Tucson and it's likely that the safety system will make it on the Creta facelift set to arrive later 2023. Commenting on the line-up for the 2023 Auto E...
    NAVYA, Bluebus finalize robotization and automation of two Bluebus Autonom vehicles
    Navya and its industrial partner Bluebus, part of the Bolloré Group, have finalized the robotization and automation of two Bluebus Autonom® vehicles and have successfully completed all commissioning tests, according to a press release on 5 January 2023. The vehicles, operational for Level 4 autonomous driving, will now begin their driving phase on a test track. The two teams have demonstrated their capability to develop a vehicle for industrial manufacturing in a fairly short period of...
    NXP unveils advanced automotive radar one-chip family for ADAS, autonomous driving applications
    NXP Semiconductors has announced a new 28nm RFCMOS radar one-chip IC family for next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems, according to a press release on 5 January 2023. The new SAF85xx one-chip family combines NXP’s high-performance radar sensing and processing technologies into a single device, offering tier-1s and OEMs new flexibility in addressing short, medium, and long-range radar applications to serve ever more challenging NCAP safety re...
    Valeo teams up with NTT DATA and Embotech to develop automated parking solutions
    Valeo has partnered with NTT DATA and Embotech to provide automated parking solutions, it said in a press release on 4 January. The three companies have formed a consortium, VEN.AI, which aims to be the go-to solutions provider for production-ready parking automation. VEN.AI will offer infrastructure for vehicles to use via sensors, connectivity such as 5G, and offboard computing to a dedicated parking spot. “We are excited to participate in this automated valet parking project...
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