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    Making waves in the autonomous driving industry: Wayve’s funding splash
    Wayve's recent funding represents the largest AI fundraising in the UK to date. One notable aspect of Wayve's approach to automated/autonomous driving technology is its focus on empowering a variety of manufacturers through its 'Embodied AI' technology. Unlike many competitors that rely heavily on high-definition maps and pre-programmed routes, Wayve utilizes a machine learning model that learns from vast amounts of data, simulating human learning. This adaptability enables Wayve's system to han...
    Navigating compliance costs: OEMs' dilemma in making legacy vehicles compliant with cybersecurity
    The implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) R155 cybersecurity regulation has ramifications for the automotive industry that are more immediate than one would ordinarily expect in the vehicle planning process. It has led to some shuffling of vehicle portfolios among original equipment manufacturers due to inputting cost-benefit scenarios into the vehicle planning process. Porsche's decision to discontinue sales of the internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered M...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 15 July 2024
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    SoundHound AI introduces ChatGPT in Stellantis vehicles in Europe
    SoundHound AI, a company specializing in voice artificial intelligence, has introduced its SoundHound Chat AI voice assistant, featuring ChatGPT integration, into Peugeot, Opel and Vauxhall vehicle brands of Stellantis across 11 European markets, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The company plans to expand this rollout to 17 markets in 12 different languages by the end of July.  In March, DS Automobile became the first brand of Stellantis to fully incorporate ...
    Peugeot integrates ChatGPT across its entire model range in Europe
    Peugeot has announced the integration of the ChatGPT AI chat tool across its entire model range to enhance the driving experience in its vehicles. After receiving positive feedback from more than 10,000 customers during a pilot phase, the French car brand of the Stellantis Group has made ChatGPT a standard feature on all new Peugeot models equipped with voice command options in the European market, including the New 208, New 308, and New 5008. The company plans to extend this feature to addition...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 8 July 2024
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    Thanks to Cerence, Volkswagen rolls out ChatGPT to more group vehicles
    Volkswagen is offering its new-generation infotainment system integrated with ChatGPT in more models. The artificial intelligence (AI)-based tool is available in all electric vehicle models offered by ID. family as well as in the new Golf, Tiguan and Passat. The advanced AI system, accessible via the IDA voice assistant, allows users to interact with their car using natural language for a range of functionalities that surpass traditional voice control. Capabilities extend to having search result...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 1 July 2024
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    Volkswagen – Rivian deal: VW gets E/E architecture, Rivian gets capital and scale
    On June 25, Volkswagen Group and US-based electric carmaker Rivian Automotive announced their plan to set up an equal joint venture company that will focus on developing the next-generation electrical and electronic (E/E) architecture and software solutions that will be central to upcoming electric vehicles from both the carmakers. The strategic partnership also entails Volkswagen’s plan to invest $5 billion in Rivian, starting with an initial investment of $1 billion through an unsecured c...
    Audi integrates ChatGPT into vehicle voice-control systems
    Audi has announced the integration of AI-based ChatGPT into the voice-control systems of its vehicles, starting with models equipped with the third-generation modular infotainment system (MIB 3), the company said in a press release on June 27. The new development will allow owners of about 2 million Audi models made since 2021 and equipped with MIB 3 to operate the infotainment, navigation and AC systems through enhanced voice control and ask general knowledge questions using natural language...
    Škoda enhances voice assistant functionality by incorporating ChatGPT
    Škoda has significantly enhanced the functionality of its voice assistant Laura by incorporating ChatGPT, the company said in a press release on June 26. Laura, now integrated with Cerence Chat Pro, provides targeted information in wide-ranging situations. Apart from previously available sources of information, Chat Pro is now directly connected to ChatGPT to answer questions which are beyond Laura’s original knowledge. According to Škoda, if a question does not relate to the Vehicle...
    DXC Luxoft and ECarx partnership boosts advanced innovation capabilities for automotive manufacturers
    In a press release on June 25, Ecarx and DXC Luxoft announced that they will work together to accelerate the development of in-vehicle capabilities, resulting in enhanced infotainment, digital cockpit and advanced driver assistance systems, and enabling a better user experience for drivers.  Ecarx’s full-stack hardware and software offering will now support a wider range of services through the addition of DXC Luxoft’s expertise in software integration and engineering, and its abilit...
    Volkswagen offers new-generation infotainment system integrated with ChatGPT in more models
    Volkswagen is offering its new-generation infotainment system integrated with ChatGPT in more models, the company said in a press release June 21. The artificial intelligence-based tool is available in all electric vehicle models offered by ID. family as well as in the new Golf, Tiguan and Passat.  The advanced AI system, accessible via the IDA voice assistant, allows users to interact with their car using natural language for a range of functionalities that surpass traditional voice con...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 24 June 2024
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    Hyundai Mobis launches advanced digital cockpit, M.VICS 5.0
    On June 11, Hyundai Mobis unveiled the latest version of its next-generation integrated cockpit system M.VICS (Mobis Vehicle Integrated Cockpit System) 5.0. The system integrates a panoramic multidisplay that stretches seamlessly from the driver's to the passenger's seat and incorporates a range of safety features including blind spot warnings, motion sickness care and passenger monitoring. Hyundai Mobis first introduced M.VICS in 2021. The latest version focuses on the convergence of di...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 17 June 2024
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    Volkswagen plans to capitalize on collaboration with Xpeng to consolidate in mainland China
    Volkswagen aims to course-correct and catch up in mainland China, the world’s largest electric vehicle market, through its collaboration with local carmaker Xpeng Motors, according to a news report published by Nikkei Asia on June 12. The company, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its joint venture with Shanghai's SAIC Motor this year, has been witnessing tough competition from local players in mainland China and has been falling behind in rolling out new electric cars. Citing...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 10 June 2024
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    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 3 June 2024
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    Cadillac unveils 2025 Optiq electric sport utility vehicle
    Cadillac has revealed its all-new, model year 2025 Optiq electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the company said in a press release on May 29. The luxury SUV joins the growing list of Cadillac's electric vehicle lineup, which includes the Lyriq, Celestiq and Escalade IQ.   The Optiq gets power from an 85-kWh battery pack with a standard dual-motor, all-wheel-drive propulsion system that will offer the vehicle an estimated power of 300hp and 354 foot-pound (lb-ft) of in...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 27 May 2024
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    Kia unveils EV3 compact electric sport utility vehicle
    Kia has introduced its all-electric compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), EV3, outfitted with a range of connectivity and entertainment features, some of which are borrowed from Kia's flagship EV, EV9. Based on Hyundai Group's Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the car is equipped with Kia’s fourth-generation battery technology. The new electric vehicle model is expected to start mass production in South Korea, with plans for expansion in Europe. The car will first debu...
    Great Wall Motors updates Ora 03 with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
    Great Wall Motors'  Ora brand has announced a major software update for its Ora 03 model in the UK, the company said in a press release. The latest software update enables wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The update will be accessible to all existing and potential customers of all Ora 03 variants, including the previously named Ora Funky Cat. It can be acquired from the network of over 30 UK-based retailers at no cost to the consumer. The newly released update will enable Ora 3 u...
    Neusoft and ThunderSoft select Intel’s compute platform for intelligent cockpit
    In a press release on May 21, Intel Corporation announced it will collaborate with Neusoft and ThunderSoft to develop new solutions based on Intel’s AI-enhanced software-defined vehicle system-on-chip (SoC) to power the intelligent cockpit of next-generation vehicles for automakers. The efforts will combine each company’s strengths across hardware, software and technology to develop intuitive driving experiences for automakers focused on comfort and safety.  Utilizing the powerful co...
    Marquardt to focus on human-machine interfaces and hologram systems development
    According to a press release on May 14, Marquardt announced that it has registered almost 100 new patents and property rights in the 2023 financial year. The company's focus has been on creating human-machine interfaces (HMIs) that cater to the growing demand for autonomous vehicles with a new operating architecture. This move aligns with the ongoing technological shift toward autonomous cars. Marquardt is also actively working on the development of hologram systems that enhance perception wi...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly - 20 May 2024
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    UltraSense Systems' TouchPoint Q controller gains traction with automakers
    UltraSense Systems has announced that its TouchPoint Q Controller is now being used in numerous sport utility vehicle (SUV) and sedan production vehicles, in a press release dated May 13. The company has collaborated with South Korean tier-supplier Mobase Electronics to augment its capacitive technology by detecting specific force patterns and thresholds for the infotainment system in 2024 (South Korean models) and 2025 (global models) of the Genesis GV80, GV70 and G80 SUV and sedan platfor...
    MINI unveils immersive mixed-reality driving experience
    MINI has unveiled its latest innovation, MINI Mixed Reality, which combines the virtual and real worlds while driving a MINI vehicle. The technology merges the thrill of driving with the immersive capabilities of virtual reality, creating a unique journey through the MINI universe. Drivers can immerse themselves in the MINI Virtual Reality World through a VR headset while still navigating through the actual environment via camera streams. The system uses a high-end PC running a self-designed ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 May 2024
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    SoundHound partners with Perplexity to enhance in-vehicle voice assistant technology
    SoundHound has partnered with Perplexity, a conversational AI-powered answer engine, to enhance its voice assistant technology, SoundHound Chat AI, it said in a press release dated May 9. The integration will provide users with more accurate and up-to-date responses to web-based queries that static large language models cannot currently answer. Perplexity's online LLM capabilities will complement SoundHound's AI product. The SoundHound Chat AI assistant will leverage Perplexity to provide com...
    VinFast partners with Sony to offer RIDEVU entertainment service in US
    VinFast, a Vietnamese automaker, has launched Sony Pictures Entertainment's new online entertainment service, RIDEVU, on its VF 8 electric car model in the US. This marks the world's first automaker to introduce RIDEVU, which provides customers with access to a vast library of over 2,000 movies for 12 months, including unlimited replays of up to 100 movies. The service is included as a complimentary feature in the VF Connect Prime package and can be accessed through an over-the-air software upda...
    Cerence reports about 1% fall in Q2 revenue to $67.8 million
    Cerence has released its second-quarter fiscal year 2024 results, reporting revenue above the high end of its guidance range owing to original equipment manufacturer-related adjustments, according to a press release dated May 9. Revenue came in at $67.8 million from $68.4 million while net loss widened to $278 million from a loss of $26.1 million.  “After receiving Q1 royalty reports and noticing some downward trends, we commenced a deep account-by-account review of our backlog, which ...
    Toyota plans to invest $13 billion on EVs, AI and supply chain
    Japan’s largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp. plans to invest ¥2 trillion (about $12.9 billion) on new technology development, including electric vehicles and hydrogen propulsion systems, as well as on strengthening its supply chain management in the financial year ending March 2025, according to a news report published by Nikkei Asia on May 8. The automaker reported a record net profit of ¥4.9 trillion for the financial year ended March 2024 on May 8. The results were helped by a wea...
    VIA Optronics to showcase innovative display technology at Display Week
    VIA Optronics AG, a leading supplier of interactive display solutions, will showcase its new display technology created in partnership with Antolin at Display Week, scheduled May 14–17 in San Jose, Calif. Roland Chochoiek, CEO of VIA Optronics, expressed excitement about exhibiting the Sunrise vehicle cockpit, which is the result of the collaboration with Antolin. The joint technology demonstration will highlight the strengths born from the strategic partnership between the companies, ...
    Visteon reports first-quarter net sales of $933 million, outperforming customer vehicle production volumes by 2%
    Visteon Corp., a global automotive electronics supplier, reported its first-quarter financial results, highlighting net sales of $933 million, a decline of 1% compared to the same period last year. The company attributed the decrease to lower recoveries due to improved semiconductor supply and a 1% lower customer vehicle production. However, Visteon's sales outperformed customer vehicle production volumes by 2%, driven by the ramp-up of recent product launches and continued growth in electrifica...
    Sennheiser Ambeo to offer immersive in-car Hi-Fi systems for new Cupra Formentor and Leon
    To make its presence felt in the passenger car market, Sennheiser is partnering with Spanish car brand Cupra (which is owned by VAG, the Volkswagen Group). Cupra has just announced a 2024 refresh for its Formentor and Leon models, which for the first time will be fitted with an optional Sennheiser Mobility sound system. The 425-W 12-speaker system is available for both car models, and uses Sennheiser’s Ambeo Concerto software to process the sound and provide a more immersive listening exper...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 6 May 2024
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    Tencent and Mercedes-Benz partner to bring Need for Speed to MBUX in China
    Tencent, Mercedes-Benz and Electronic Arts (EA) have announced a new partnership focused on in-vehicle gaming, as reported in a press release on April 30. Through it, a new open-world mobile racing game called Need for Speed: Assemble will be available in Mercedes-Benz cars across China before the end of 2024. The game is currently available on compatible smartphones in the region and will be made available to drivers through over-the-air (OTA) updates on Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with ...
    Tech innovators in the auto space: Q&A with Tencent
    Mainland China's complex road systems, megacities, dense populations, and unique traffic behaviors present challenges for autonomous driving technology development. However, the country also offers rich scenarios, abundant data, and numerous rare and unexpected corner cases that are crucial for the safe and effective evolution of autonomous driving. The Gen-X demographic in mainland China, a significant portion of whom plan to purchase cars with Level 2+ driver assistance functions, provides ide...
    Ceres Holographics integrates multiple HUDs in single windshield
    As reported in a press release on April 23, Ceres Holographics, which provides transparent displays for augmented reality applications, has unveiled what it says is the world’s first in-plane head-up display (HUD) that integrates multiple transparent displays onto a single windshield, achieving the industry’s largest field of view. Each HUD is customized for the intended viewer. Each separate display area measures up to 400 mm by 300 mm and contains a specifically programmed holographic o...
    Denso posts 11.6% YOY rise in fiscal-year revenue to $47.2 billion
    Denso has reported an 11.6% increase in fiscal-year 2024 consolidated revenue to ¥7.14 trillion (about $47.2 billion), according to a press statement dated April 26. Operating profit for the same period came in 10.7% lower at ¥380.6 billion, while the consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company decreased by 0.6% to ¥312.8 billion. The company attributed the revenue increase to strong vehicle sales in Japan and North America, as well as foreign exchange gains. In Japan,...
    Foxtron partners Cerence for voice-powered interaction in new EVs
    Foxtron has selected Cerence to integrate voice-powered interaction to its new electric vehicles in Taiwan and globally, it said in a press release dated April 25. Foxtron will deploy Cerence Assistant, the company's full-stack audio and voice AI solution, which includes technologies such as noise reduction and conversational interaction. This will enable customers to control key vehicle features and functions using voice commands, including media, navigation, car controls and climate control...
    Intel reports Q2 FY 2024 revenue at $12.7 billion, up 9% YOY
    Intel has reported a 9% year-over-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 to $12.7 billion, compared to $11.7 billion in the first quarter of 2023, according to its press release on April 25. The company reported net loss of $0.4 billion compared to net loss of $2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2023. “We are making steady progress against our priorities and delivered a solid quarter,” said Pat Gelsinger, Intel's CEO. “Strong innovation across our client, edge and da...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 29 April 2024
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    CCC tests latest Digital Key spec in Ulm, advancing smartphone-to-car connectivity
    The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a cross-industry organization focused on smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions, recently gathered in Ulm, Germany to test the latest version of its CCC Digital Key specification, release 3 version 1.1.3, according to a press release April 24. The event was hosted by German carmaker Mercedes-Benz. The eighth Plugfest for the organization saw participants from various companies, including BYD, CARIAD, COMPRION, Continental, Google, Huf Hülsbeck & F...
    Continental supplies CoSmA smart device-based access solution to new Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Continental, a leading technology company, has supplied important components and products for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, including a smart device-based access solution called CoSmA. This innovative system turns mobile devices into car keys, providing a convenient and secure user experience. With Continental’s smart device-based access solution (CoSmA), Continental offers a complete system that integrates digital ecosystems, smart devices, and the cloud, enabling efficient and holis...
    Tata Motors partners with HARMAN for in-vehicle app store
    HARMAN, a leading provider of automotive technology, has announced that Tata Motors, India's largest automaker, has selected the HARMAN Ignite Store as its in-vehicle app store. This partnership will bring easily accessible, reliable, and safe mobility experiences to more customers across India. HARMAN and Tata Motors have been collaborating for the past decade to deliver cutting-edge intelligent cockpits and car audio products in India, with HARMAN's R&D and manufacturing facilities in I...
    Kia offers customizable NBA team themes for in-car displays in North America
    Kia has launched a customized service in the North American market that allows users to personalize the design of their in-vehicle clusters and infotainment displays. The service, called "display themes," offers 30 designs for each NBA club ahead of the start of the NBA playoffs. Customers can access the Kia Connect Store and wireless software updates to purchase and apply their favorite NBA club display themes to their in-car displays. Kia plans to expand the service to South Korea in the se...
    Futuristic concepts stirring up the rear-seat entertainment market
    New-car buyers desire bigger, and more advanced displays, and high-quality audio for music and streaming as the overall in-car entertainment quotient is on the rise. To attract customers' attention by way of differentiation, automakers around the world are introducing innovative entertainment features in their cars. Such a trend is not just about the driver and the front passenger anymore, but a lot of focus is on the rear seat, ensuring occupants that often consist of families get a variety of ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 22 April 2024
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    AUO to showcase leading-edge Smart Cockpit at the Touch Taiwan Display International 2024
    AUO will demonstrate its leading-edge Smart Cockpit at the Touch Taiwan Display International 2024 next week, it said in a press release dated April 15. Its new-generation Smart Cockpit 2024 features visual upgrades, intuitive controls and immersive experiences across a series of automotive display human-machine interface (HMI) solutions, integrating interior and exterior display applications, human-machine interaction and smart lighting solutions. Its cockpit features an advanced 55-inc...
    Forvia, Chery to form 'Cockpit of the Future' JV
    Forvia has entered into a joint venture agreement with Chery to work on smart and sustainable cockpits, it said in a press release dated April 11. The two companies will establish a JV company in Wuhu, mainland China, named Cockpit of the Future. This follows a September 2023 agreement between the companies to deepen all-round cooperation in the field of smart and sustainable cockpits. The JV will focus on designing, developing, manufacturing and supplying full cabin-scope...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 15 April 2024
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    Tencent and GWM partner to integrate audio technology for personalized in-cabin entertainment
    Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) and Great Wall Motor (GWM) have announced a strategic collaboration to integrate TME's audio technology into GWM's intelligent cockpits. The partnership aims to create an innovative in-cabin entertainment experience by leveraging TME's technological strengths in audio technology and GWM's research and development prowess. TME offers four popular mobile music products in China, including QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and WeSing, which will be integrat...
    Honda's Scenic Audio app empowers blind and visually impaired with AI-powered narrations
    Honda has developed an innovative app called Honda Scenic Audio, which is the world's first AI-powered accessibility app designed to enhance the driving experience for the blind and visually impaired. The app uses AI technology to create and narrate nuanced real-time scenic audio descriptions of the world outside the car window, providing a more immersive and inclusive experience for passengers. The app was developed in partnership with Perkins School for the Blind's Howe Innovation Center an...
    NIO integrates Azure OpenAI for enhanced voice control in in-car personal assistant
    NIO is integrating Microsoft's Azure OpenAI service to enhance the user experience of its in-car personal assistant, NOMI, London Daily News reported on April 10. The integration will provide more intuitive and humanistic voice control, allowing NOMI to address more complex queries and deliver vehicle-specific information in a natural language. The feature will be rolled out across NIO's entire European range of smart EVs on the NT2.0 platform from April through firmware over-the-air updates....
    Tech giants in the auto space: Q&A with OPPO
    OPPO was instrumental in founding the Intelligent Car Connectivity Open Alliance (ICCOA), aiming to integrate smartphones and connected cars. OPPO collaborates with OEMs to integrate smartphone capabilities with vehicle capabilities and envisions a significant opportunity to leverage the computing power and sensor perception of vehicle sensors. Responsibility in car sharing during higher levels of autonomy is a key issue, as it is unclear who will be held accountable in the event of an acci...
    Subaru enhances in-vehicle entertainment with SiriusXM 360L
    Subaru has introduced SiriusXM with 360L to its vehicle lineup, providing customers with more content, better discovery and enhanced personalization. Available on select 2023 and newer model year vehicles, including the Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, Outback and WRX, SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery for a seamless in-vehicle entertainment experience.  The new offering includes over 100 additional music channels, an expansive library of on-demand c...
    VIA Optronics and Grupo Antolin-Irausa unveil innovative Sunrise vehicle cockpit concept
    VIA optronics AG and Grupo Antolin-Irausa have unveiled their new Sunrise vehicle cockpit concept at an event in Nuremberg, Germany. The companies have collaborated to design, develop and produce innovative integrated display systems for vehicle interiors, including cockpits, floor consoles, door panels, overhead systems and seat headrests. The Sunrise cockpit concept offers several benefits, including a sleek and minimalist design, integrated displays and smart surfaces, on-demand technologi...
    New 2025 Enclave becomes first Buick model to feature Super Cruise technology
    Buick has unveiled its next-generation 2025 Enclave with Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology, according to a press release dated April 9. This is the first time that the driver assistance system is available in a Buick vehicle.  The new Enclave features a larger 30-inch-diagonal premium ultra-wide display, and a standard 2.5L Turbo engine producing 328 horsepower. All trims come with front-wheel and all-wheel drive (AWD) options, and the Enclave is trailering-capable wit...
    Basemark raises €22 million to develop augmented reality software for cars
    Basemark, a Finnish company specializing in automotive AR software, has raised €22 million in series B funding. The round was led by ETF Partners, with participation from Finnish Industry Investment (Tesi); Constructor Capital, a single-family office based in Zürich; Business Finland; the European Innovation Council; and private investors. Basemark's Rocksolid AR software enables original equipment manufacturers to develop AR applications for their cars, improving safety and providing a mo...
    TG0 partners with Novares to develop intuitive commands for the automotive industry
    Novares and TG0 have partnered to showcase electronic-based plastic commands at the Beijing Auto Show, according to a press statement dated April 8. The collaboration combines Novares' expertise in producing advanced solutions with TG0's innovative solutions for new-gen electric vehicles. The product uses fewer materials, lower energy consumption and is easy to recycle, leading to a 33% CO2 reduction. The innovative technology combines ergonomics and design freedom into a control unit th...
    Marelli to showcase innovations at the Beijing Auto Exhibition, highlighting China focus
    Marelli, a leading mobility technology supplier, will showcase its latest innovations at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition from April 25–May 4. The company's booth will offer an invitation-only, curated experience that introduces guests to its approach to Design-Led Innovation. Marelli will highlight its technology, with a particular focus on the China market, where it has a long-standing presence, a company press release stated April 8. The booth will take visitors through th...
    Volkswagen Group Technology Solutions India opens regional office in Prague
    Volkswagen Group Technology Solutions India (VWITS) is opening a regional office in Prague in cooperation with Škoda Auto, the Czech carmaker announced March 28. The new facility in Prague is expected to strengthen collaboration and create new links with specialists in India, where VWITS operates one of its largest global IT centers. The strategic partnership and further development of in-house expertise underline Škoda Auto’s efforts toward advancing digitalization, a key element of Ško...
    LG Uplus Sporki to be available in Toyota's car infotainment
    South Korea's LG Uplus Corp. announced that its sports community platform Sporki will be featured in Toyota Connect, the U+Drive-based infotainment system of Toyota Korea, The Korea Economic Daily reported March 22. According to the news report, Sporki is accessible in all Lexus and Toyota models equipped with Toyota Connect, including the Lexus LS, Lexus UX, Highlander, RAV4 and Crown. With the in-vehicle Sporki service, users can enjoy watching four major sports: Baseball, soccer, voll...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 8 April 2024
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    Mercedes unveils G-Class with a new off-road cockpit
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the revamped G-Class with redesigned off-road control unit, new off-road cockpit, and transparent bonnet, according to a press release dated March 26. These features enable a digital off-road experience. The off-road icon retains its tried-and-tested ladder-frame construction, mechanical differential locks and rigid rear axle, while also featuring independent front suspension. The mild hybrids with an integrated starter-generator (ISG) and 48-volt onboard elect...
    Baltimore: Not another port in automotive’s stormy recent history
    As the world awoke on the morning of March 26 to the news that there had been a crash involving a container ship and the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the city of Baltimore, which had caused the bridge to collapse, immediate thoughts were with the safety and welfare of all concerned. Six people are missing, presumed dead in the tragic aftermath. Traffic through the port will be suspended until further notice and looks set to cause disruption to trade and supply chains. One of the sectors that w...
    Panasonic's full-display meters debut in Mazda's CX-70 model
    Panasonic Automotive Systems has announced that its full-display meters are installed in Mazda Motor Corp.'s new CX-70 model, in a press release dated March 28. The CX-70 is the third Mazda passenger vehicle to feature Panasonic's full-display meters, which use a large 12.3-inch display to show the driver various vehicle conditions such as speed and warnings. The graphics on the display change according to the vehicle's conditions, providing timely and appropriate information to help drivers ...
    Panasonic plans to sell Automotive Business to Apollo Global-managed funds
    Japan's Panasonic Holdings said it will sell its entire stake in Panasonic Automotive Systems (PAS) to funds managed by US private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and then make an investment in the new holding entity, US News reported March 29, quoting a Reuters report. The transaction has a total enterprise value of ¥311 billion (about $2.06 billion), subject to adjustments at closing, which is expected by the end of the first quarter of 2025, Apollo said in a statement. Panasonic ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 1 April 2024
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    SnappOS showcases dynamic theming engine for car user interface
    Snapp Automotive's SnappOS, a take on Android Automotive, showcases a dynamic theming engine that allows for in-depth and impressive themes for the car's user interface (UI), which can be changed on the fly. Built with JetPack Compose, Snapp Automotive can create a new theme for a car in about two weeks using this specialized engine. The theme can be changed by the user from their phone without disrupting the in-car UI, which can also change base on the car's state, such as reo...
    Ford, Lincoln vehicles now offer immersive meetings via Webex Suite
    Cisco's Webex has introduced immersive meeting and audio calling in the Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience, transforming vehicles into true alternative workspaces. Webex's AI background noise removal and seamless connectivity through the native infotainment experience enable customers to work from anywhere without needing a tablet, smartphone or laptop. Drivers can join audio-only Webex meetings and calls effortlessly from the in-vehicle touchscreen, and when parked, can join meetings and vi...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 25 March 2024
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    Not all things begin and end with Tesla: Mexico's burgeoning automotive supply chain
    As with everything that Tesla says and does, its investment in Mexico for a new vehicle plant has attracted much attention. The latest hubbub around the Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, plant surrounds reports that Tesla is looking to invite its mainland Chinese suppliers at its operations in Shanghai to join it in investing in Mexico. That it is looking to bring some of its mainland Chinese suppliers to Mexico is not surprising. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) do this all the time. They have...
    Cerence's CaLLM gains early traction with global automakers
    Cerence has said that it is working with three major global automakers as the first customers for its NVIDIA-powered CaLLM (Cerence Automotive Large Language Model) solution, in a press release dated March 21. Unveiled at CES 2024 in January, CaLLM is designed to provide a full, end-to-end solution supporting automotive functions, features, and requirements, and is deeply customizable for automakers through training, fine-tuning, and bespoke applications. “Working with NVIDIA, we are h...
    Talking Heads: Apple shifts gears
    After a decade of unannounced efforts, Apple has reportedly abandoned Project Titan, its ambitious plan to develop electric vehicles. Initially, the project aimed to create an EV to rival Tesla, later shifting focus toward a self-driving car to compete with Google's Waymo. However, it eventually returned to its original focus: An EV with driving-assistance features. As a result, some of its 2,000 employees will transition to Apple's AI division, though layoffs are expected.  In the lates...
    Audi upgrades the infotainment system for Q2 and SQ2 models with enhanced display and safety features
    Luxury-auto maker Audi has announced an upgrade to its infotainment system for the Audi Q2 and SQ2, effective immediately. The new system includes a high-resolution, 8.8-inch Multi Media Interface (MMI) touch display, an Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument display and a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. Additionally, the upgraded models will now come standard with safety features such as traffic sign recognition, lane-departure warning and rear-park assist. The Audi ...
    Euro NCAP pushes comeback of buttons over displays
    Car buyers globally love sleek design and seamless user experience in their vehicle cockpits, often mirroring their smartphones. Responding to the rapidly changing consumer choices, automakers are rolling out cars with larger, exquisite displays operated by touch. Vehicle control by touch is so mainstream today that it has left behind the more traditional tuning knobs and buttons for vehicle control. The EU is reversing this global trend within the next two years. Alarmed by increasing driver...
    SoundHound to offer on-chip voice AI with Nvidia for in-vehicle generative AI responses
    SoundHound AI has announced an innovative in-vehicle voice assistant that leverages a large language model on the edge while running on the Nvidia Drive platform, in a press release dated March 18. The technology allows the voice assistant to deliver optimal results even in the absence of cloud connectivity, significantly expanding the range of places and situations where generative AI can be deployed. SoundHound's collaboration with Nvidia enables its in-vehicle voice platform, SoundHound Ch...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 March 2024
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    Katja Garcia Vila to leave Continental executive board after one year
    On March 11, Continental announced that CFO Katja Garcia Vila notified the company that she would not seek another term when her contract expires in December 2024. Garcia Vila has been responsible for Group Finance and Controlling, as well as Group IT since her appointment to the executive board in December 2021. She cited personal career planning as the reason for her decision. Garcia Vila began her career at Continental in 1997 and held various positions before taking over as head of S...
    OLED and mini-LED displays gaining share in passenger car cockpit
    The faster digitization of the automotive industry is rapidly transforming vehicle cockpits. In this changing trend, displays have gained prominence inside the cabin as the number of screens and their sizes continue to rise. Vital driver and passenger tools such as the instrument cluster, center stack display or front passenger functions use different displays. Starting with premium models, displays are now ubiquitous across models of luxury cars and percolate down to mass-market segments. ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 11 March 2024
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    Unity partners with Mazda to enhance in-car experience with safer, more intuitive interfaces
    Unity, a leading platform for creators to build and grow real-time games, apps and experiences, has announced a partnership with Mazda Motor Corp. to develop a next-generation, in-cabin car experience. The agreement is part of Mazda's research and development efforts to continuously evolve the cockpit human-machine interface (HMI) area and graphical user interface (GUI). Unity's Industry and Runtime will be used to support Mazda's HMI and GUI development, including integration into in-car ope...
    Cerence names Daniel Tempesta as CFO
    Cerence has appointed Daniel Tempesta as its new CFO, it said in a press release dated March 4. The appointment will be effective March 18. Tempesta replaces Tom Beaudoin, who will remain on Cerence's board of directors. Tempesta joins Cerence from Nuance Communications, where he served as executive vice president and CFO for over 15 years. Prior to Nuance, he held various senior finance roles at Teradyne and PwC. Tempesta brings over 30 years of financial and operational excellence, as ...
    GenAI continues to gain automotive ground
    Generative artificial intelligence, or simply GenAI, is an AI algorithm capable of generating text, images, audio, video, code or other data using generative models, often in response to prompts. GenAI models learn the patterns and structure of their input training data and then generate new data that has similar characteristics. It is usually built as an additional layer on top of large language models (LLM), to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, automate software, improve performance me...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 4 March 2024
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    Volvo's Accident Ahead Alert feature to debut in Denmark, expanding safety net for drivers
    Volvo Cars has introduced a new connected safety feature called the Accident Ahead Alert, which uses real-time data from traffic management centers to alert drivers of accidents ahead. The feature will be available in compatible Volvo cars in Europe, starting in Denmark, and will help drivers avoid collisions and traffic congestion caused by an accident ahead, the automaker said in a press release on Feb. 29. The feature uses Volvo's cloud-based connected safety technology, which was introduc...
    Inntot Technologies reaches the 500,000-deployments milestone in the automotive segment
    Inntot Technologies, a provider of software-defined radio and in-cabin audio technology solutions, has reached a milestone of 500,000 deployments in the automotive segment, a report in Autocar Professional said Feb. 29. The company is collaborating with five major automotive tier 1 suppliers to develop next-generation products that will enhance the digital radio and audio experience within vehicle cabins. According to the company, the car audio market is projected to reach $25.5 billion by 20...
    TactoTek opens Innovation Hub in Munich to boost IMSE services
    TactoTek has opened an Innovation Hub in Munich to provide easy access to advanced in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) design and engineering services for Central European customers, it said in a press release dated Feb. 27. Its customers will include original equipment manufacturers, brands and licensees. The new facility will feature an IMSE solution showroom, offering demonstrators of the latest IMSE technology, as well as IMSE engineering specialists for collaboration on project id...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 26 February 2024
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    First International Computer's AR HUD gains traction in automotive industry for improved safety
    First International Computer (FIC) has issued an update on its augmented reality head-up display (AR HUD), in a press release dated Feb. 22. The AR HUD uses location-based services (LBS) technology to project high-contrast, high-brightness and low-power consumption AR images under various driving conditions. The AR images are displayed through a device that provides a wide field of view (FOV) angle of 6-42 degrees and a virtual image distance (VID) of 3-50 meters. The technology has seven alg...
    Audi enhances Q2 models with comprehensive technology upgrade, including high-resolution display and advanced safety features
    Audi has announced an enhancement to its Q2 models, which will now come standard with a comprehensive technology upgrade of its infotainment system. The new system includes a high-resolution 8.8-inch multimedia interface (MMI) touch display, the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument display and the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. Additionally, safety features such as traffic-sign recognition, lane-departure warning and rear-park assist have been added to the standard equi...
    Garmin reports record revenue growth in 2023, driven by outdoor and marine segments
    Garmin Ltd. reported a record full-year revenue in 2023, with growth across multiple categories. The company's outdoor segment saw an 8% increase in revenue, driven by adventure watches, while the marine segment saw a 14% increase due to the acquisition of JL Audio. The auto original equipment manufacturer segment also experienced a 54% increase in revenue, primarily due to increased shipments of domain controllers. For the fourth quarter of 2023, Garmin reported a 10% increase in total opera...
    Valeo to showcase innovative mobility solutions at SXSW
    Valeo will make its debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, with a demonstration area at Comedor from March 10–12. The company aims to showcase its innovative technology in mobility, which is evolving rapidly to meet user expectations and address climate challenges. As a key technology partner for automakers and mobility actors worldwide, Valeo is developing affordable solutions for safer, more sustainable, more connected and more diverse mobility. At SXSW, Valeo will unveil an...
    TrinamiX, Continental partner on secure face-authentication system for vehicles
    TrinamiX is collaborating with Continental to showcase their secure and innovative face-authentication system at the Mobile World Congress, it said in a press release on Feb. 20. The system utilizes trinamiX's advanced liveness detection technology to ensure the highest security standards in both the exterior and interior of vehicles. It can be used for contactless unlocking and ignition of the vehicle, and has also integrated the technology into both the B-pillar and the driver display. The sys...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 19 February 2024
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    Greater China races ahead in adoption of unbranded high-tech acoustics system
    In the last decade, the automotive industry has seen most of the features inside the cabin taking huge technological leaps, including the audio systems, primarily led by greater connectivity. While demand for in-car entertainment has been as old as the industry, a high-quality sound system is now a prerequisite for car buyers as they are intensely focused on a superior entertainment experience. The modern acoustic system has been gaining prominence, thanks to the advancement of infotainment syst...
    Powersoft partners with Ferrari for innovative audio solutions to enable efficient driving experience
    Powersoft, a global technology leader in audio amplification systems, has announced a technology partnership with Ferrari, an Italian automotive company known for its high-performance sports cars. The partnership aims to develop innovative audio solutions that enhance the driving experience, while minimizing energy consumption and offering benefits in efficiency, reliability and sound quality. Both companies share a commitment to excellence, innovation and a passion for engineering and...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 12 February 2024
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