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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Mercedes-Benz partners with ZYNC for in-car digital entertainment platform
    Mercedes-Benz Group has partnered with ZYNC, following which the tech company will implement its premium in-car digital entertainment platform, a company press release on 22 June read. ZYNC will aggregate and offer original and third-party digital content onto a single turnkey platform as well ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Cerence to power Lynk & Co’s conversational AI in-vehicle assistant
    Cerence has tied up with Lynk & Co to provide conversational AI-powered in-car assistant capabilities across the automaker’s lineup, it said in a press release on 22 June. In partnership with ECARX, Cerence will provide Lynk & Co with automatic speech recognition, natural language understa...
    Stellantis unveils new PEUGEOT 408 with latest generation of i-Cockpit
    Stellantis has announced that the new PEUGEOT 408 will come with the latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, in a company press release on 22 June. The car will feature six cameras and nine radars for driver assistance systems and include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go functi...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Qt partners with Bosch to launch HMI software framework for digital cockpits
    Qt has announced that Bosch will deploy its unified cross-platform HMI design and development framework so that automakers will have the tools necessary to create digital cockpits, a company press release on 21 June read. “Due to evolving customer demands for digital experience in automotive, Q...
    XPeng Motors partners with Xiaodu to enhance intelligent in-vehicle systems
    XPeng Motors has partnered with Xiaodu to enhance the in-vehicle human-machine interface (HMI), such as intelligent voice systems, PanDaily reported on 21 July. Xiaodu offers an encyclopedic Q&A service for questions related to issues such as stocks, calendars, and translations. Multiple feature...
    TouchNetix unveils force-sensing chips for touchscreen surfaces
    TouchNetix has unveiled pure force-sensing chip AX54A for use in smart touch surfaces, touch button clusters and other solutions that require touch integrations, according to a press release published by the company on 14 June. The TouchNetix patented Force-Sensing technology enables seamless int...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Porsche recalls select Taycan EVs due to issues with center screen
    Porsche is recalling 12,490 Taycan vehicles in the United States due to problems with the center screen, Motor Illustrated reported on 15 June. The center screen may not come up when the car starts, which prevents the driver from seeing their surrounding through the rearview camera and the 360-degre...
    21-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Holographic startup LNGIN Technology raises USD14.87 million in Series A+ funding
    Hangzhou-based holographic technology startup LNGIN Technology has raised CNY100 million (USD14.87 million) in Series A+ funding, Pandaily reported on 20 June. This round featured joint investment by Geely Technology Group and Qianhe Capital. According to the report, the funds raised will be used...
    Taiwan-based Everlight to supply miniLED devices for automotive display backlighting in second half of 2022
    Everlight Electronics, a provider of LED packaging services has announced that the company will begin shipping miniLED devices for vehicle display backlighting in the second quarter of 2022, Digi Times reported on 20 June. According to the report, COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions in China hamp...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Stellantis recalls Chrysler vehicles in US over faulty fuel pump and rearview mirror image display
    Stellantis is recalling Chrysler vehicles in the United States following the discovery of two safety concerns in specific models that could compromise fuel delivery or rearview mirror image display, TrixAbia reported on 16 June.   According to the report, Stellantis stated that the reca...
    17-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Dolby, Dirac partner to develop in-car audio
    Sweden-based audio company Dirac has announced via a press release on 16 June that it partnered with Dolby on high-performance in-vehicle audio experience. According to the press release, both Dirac and Dolby have spent decades in developing technologies that deliver the best possible sound exper...
    Visteon to expand manufacturing facility in India
    Visteon has announced that the company is expanding its local optical bonding manufacturing facility in Chennai, India, Autocar Professional reported on 13 June.   Qais Sharif, vice president, Display Product Line, Visteon, said, “We have been focused on growing our India capabilities not ...
    17-Jun-2022 News Investments
    ParkMobile expands services to Hazleton, Pennsylvania
    ParkMobile will bring contactless parking services to the City of Hazleton in Pennsylvania, it said in a press release on 15 June. Through ParkMobile, users will be able to pay for parking at 400 on-street spaces in town. “ParkMobile’s easy-to-use mobile app will make parking a smoother exper...
    Imagination’s GPU receives ISO 26262 functional safety certification for safe ADAS, HMI applications
    Imagination Technologies has announced that it has achieved ISO 26262 functional safety certification for its IMG BXS-4-64 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) from HORIBA MIRA Certification Limited, according to a press release on 14 June 2022. Chris Porthouse, chief product officer at Imagination sai...
    Subaru unveils MY 2023 Ascent SUV with new Cabin Connect and latest EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
    Subaru’s model year (MY) 2023 Ascent SUV will feature the new Cabin Connect solution, it said in a 14 June press release. The solution facilitates communication from the driver or front passenger to the third-row occupants. It uses an overhead console microphone and transmits sound through the rea...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Huawei to supply auto components to Chery, JAC Motors, and Arcfox
    Huawei has finalized business cooperation with automakers including Chery, JAC Motors and Arcfox, PanDaily reported on 14 June, citing an article by 36Kr. Huawei is said to help develop at least two car models with Chery and at least one model with JAC Motors. The company will develop a model based ...
    AR HUD startup Raythink raises USD15 million in Series A+ funding
    Raythink has raised around USD15 million in a Series A+ funding round, it said in a press release on 14 June. The round was led by Chengwei Capital, with Unicom Innovation Venture Capital coming in as a co-investor. The startup will use the funds to accelerate the mass production of augmented realit...
    15-Jun-2022 News Investments
    ACO Tech partners with UOB Malaysia, Fasspay, and FIVE to offer in-vehicle connected services 
    ACO Tech has announced partnerships with UOB Malaysia, Fass Payment Solutions and FIVE Petroleum Malaysia for automotive connected services and user experience optimization, according to a company press release on 7 June. The partnerships were announced during the official unveiling of its ATLAS in-...
    STMicroelectronics unveils new in-vehicle SoC solution for keyless access
    STMicroelectronics has unveiled a new platform to for digital car keys, the company said in a press release on 13 June. The STSAFE-VJ100-CCC in-vehicle system-on-chip (SoC) solution is based on automotive-grade 2 ST33K-A secure IC. The SoC stores credentials and sensitive information, and performs o...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Hyundai Mobis to showcase new technologies at Tech Show in France
    Hyundai Mobis, the technology arm of the Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will introduce 27 new technologies at the Tech Show between 14 and 15 June to be held at JP Beltoise Circuit, a racing track in France, according to a press release published by the Korean supplier on 9 June. Axel ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Rohde & Schwarz to showcase C-V2X, GNSS, radar solutions at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022
    Rohde & Schwarz will display advanced test solutions for automotive applications like cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X), GNSS, and automotive radar at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany, the company said in a 9 June press release. Connectivity test solutions for A...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Sony Electronics develops two new car AV receivers
    Sony Electronics has developed two new car AV receivers, it said in a press release on 10 June. The XAV-AX6000 and the XAV-AX4000 include new features such as fully wireless smartphone conversion, allowing drivers to use voice control for navigation or playing music. “We are excited to add thes...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Changan’s new UNI-V coupe features digital LCD jointly developed by BlackBerry and BiTECH Automotive
    BlackBerry and BiTECH Automotive (Wuhu) have jointly announced that their advanced digital LCD cluster with QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) has been deployed in Changan Automobile's new UNI-V coupe, according to a 12 June press release. “The next generation of digital instrument c...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Toyota’s MY2023 Sequoia SUV to be fitted with new multimedia system
    Toyota’s new model year (MY) 2023 Sequoia sport utility vehicle (SUV) will be fitted with a new multimedia system which was first available in the Tundra model, it said in a press release on 8 June. The system features an 8-inch or available 14-inch touchscreen that controls the all-new Toyota Aud...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Nissan upgrades MY 2023 Altima sedan with new 12.3-inch HD color display
    Nissan has unveiled the model year (MY) 2023 Altima sedan with a new 12.3-inch display, replacing the older 8.0-inch display, it said in a press release on 9 June. The 12.3-inch display features HD color with multi-touch control and the customizable home screen includes shortcuts to user favorites a...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Visteon develops new cockpit display technology to reduce driver distraction
    Visteon has developed a cockpit display technology that actively alters the viewing angle of passenger-side infotainment content, it said in a press release on 8 June. A patent-pending Active Privacy solution allows the passenger display to not be visible to the driver in certain situations. It coul...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover to integrate what3words global location technology via OTA update
    Jaguar Land Rover will integrate what3words global location technology via HERE Technologies into its vehicles, a press release dated 9 June read. The feature will be added via a software over-the-air (OTA) update. Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with advanced Pivi Pro infotainment system will be abl...
    CarPlay gets a major facelift
    Apple has announced a major expansion of CarPlay at the 2022 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that aims to transform the entire dashboard of the vehicle. The next generation of CarPlay promises to support multiple displays beyond the primary center stack screen and utilizes vehicle data ...
    Visteon introduces image processing algorithm to reduce screen glare in vehicle displays
    Visteon Corporation has introduced TrueColor Image Enhancement to improve cockpit display image with reduced glare across full range of ambient lighting conditions, it said in a press release on 8 June. The image processing algorithm enables increased image output quality to reduce driver distractio...
    09-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Renault rolls out Amazon Music through OpenR Link in the all-electric Mégane E-Tech
    Renault has announced the roll out of Amazon Music in all-electric Mégane E-Tech through its new connected interface OpenR Link, according to a press release published by the French automaker on 8 June. Amazon Music app is available via My Renault Mobile application as a free download. Renault c...
    BlackBerry to power BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology’s intelligent cockpit
    BlackBerry has announced an agreement with BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology Co, under which BlackBerry QNX technology will be used to power BICV’s next-generation intelligent cockpit, a company press release on 7 June read. The cockpit is currently used by Renault Jiangling in...
    Honda’s MY 2023 HR-V features digital instrument display for the first time
    Honda has announced that for the first time its HR-V will feature a digital instrument display, a larger standard and available color touchscreens with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, according to a 7 June press release. All HR-V models will be come with a 7-inch color LC...
    08-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Apple unveils new generation of CarPlay at WWDC 2022
    Apple has announced additional features for CarPlay at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on 6 June. CarPlay will be integrated with the car’s hardware, while content will be available on multiple screens within the vehicle. Users will be able to control the radio or change the climate dire...
    07-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Maserati uses Rightware's Kanzi UI toolchain to develop HMI for MY 2023 Grecale SUV
    Rightware has announced that Maserati has used Kanzi user interface (UI) toolchain to develop the primary human-machine interface (HMI) for model year (MY) 2023 Grecale SUV, according to a company press release on 7 June. Kanzi software powers the graphics in both the digital instrument cluster and ...
    AR head-up display startup Raythink gets IATF16949 Quality Management System standard certification
    Raythink has received the IATF16949 Quality Management System standard certification for automotive purposes, it said in a press release on 6 June. IATF16949 is an automobile industry standard, which integrates the advanced quality management requirements and represents quality management system sta...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 June 2022
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    Bosch SDS, Rightware partner to accelerate automotive user experience and HMI
    Bosch SDS and Finland-based automotive software company Rightware have partnered to design and develop next-generation in-vehicle user experiences, Business This Week reported on 3 June.   Derek Sellin, vice president of marketing and head of The Kanzi Partner Program, Rightware, said, “Bo...
    Google to discontinue Android Auto for phones
    Google is likely to shut down Android Auto for phone screens, 9to5Google reported on 2 June. Google has not specified a date at which the service will be stopped. Google had already discontinued the service on Android 12 compatible phones, essentially cutting off the experience for newer d...
    Hyundai to launch BlueLink application in Australia on MY2023 Palisade
    Hyundai Motor Corp will release its BlueLink multimedia solution in Australia with the 2023 Palisade model, The Western Australian reported on 3 June. The carmaker will gradually roll out across the range and will include a five-year subscription to the service. The service allows customers to re...
    03-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tesla to consider using Apple’s AirPlay protocol to enhance audio quality
    Tesla could use Apple’s AirPlay protocol to improve audio quality over Bluetooth, Electrek reported on 31 May. According to an exchange between Elon Musk and a Twitter user, Musk said he would discuss the issue with his audio engineering team. AirPlay is a proprietary wireless communication pro...
    Lexus MY 2023 RX model to feature Digital Key, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and Lexus Interface Multimedia System
    Lexus has announced that its MY 2023 RX model will feature a new global platform, two all-new grades, Digital Key, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, and Lexus Interface Multimedia System, in  a press release on 31 May. Significance: The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 will offer additional features with th...
    02-Jun-2022 News New Products
    MY 2023 BMW X1 model to feature curved display with iDrive 8.0
    BMW has announced that its model year (MY) 2023 X1 model will come with BMW Curved Display and iDrive 8.0, in a company press release on 1 June. The X1 features the latest-generation BMW iDrive in the form of BMW Live Cockpit Plus. It is based on BMW Operating System 8, a running new-generation soft...
    02-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Faraday Future picks Cerence to power in-car voice assistant in FF 91 EV
    Cerence has announced that Faraday Future Intelligent Electric has picked Cerence’s its AI-powered text-to-speech (TTS) technology for the in-car assistant in its FF 91 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 1 June. Production is set to begin in the third quarter of 2022. F...
    Baidu-backed automotive startup JiDU unveils ROBO-01 concept car’s interior
    Shanghai-based startup JiDU, Baidu’s electric vehicle (EV) making arm with Geely, unveiled interior details for its first concept car, the ROBO-01, and showcased the brand’s unique ‘robot aesthetics,’ Pandaily reported on 1 June. The vehicle will officially debut at ‘ROBODAY’ on 8 June. ...
    02-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Volvo Cars partners with Epic Games for high quality in-vehicle graphics
    Volvo Cars has collaborated with Epic Games, though which it will offer photorealistic visualization technology into its next generation of electric vehicles (EVs), it said in a press release on 1 June. The companies will use Epic’s Unreal Engine game engine for high-quality graphics inside the ca...
    Green Hills Software powers Inca Jay digital cockpit from Mitsubishi Electric
    Green Hills Software will power the recently released Inca Jay digital cockpit from Mitsubishi Electric, it said in a press release on 31 May. The Inca Jay digital cockpit features advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Cabin Safety, and augmented reality (AR) user experience. Mitsubishi Elec...
    BMW 2 Series Coupe to be equipped with curved display as standard from July 2022
    BMW has announced that the BMW 2 Series Coupé will come equipped with a BMW Curved Display as standard from July 2022, a company press release on 31 May. It features a 12.3-inch Information Display and a Control Display with touch function and a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches. The screen feature...
    01-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tesla’s latest mobile app version 4.9 shows recall information
    Tesla has updated its mobile app, allowing vehicle owners the option to see recall information, ReviewGeek reported on 29 May. Following the update, Tesla’s Service menu in the app will allow for viewing webpages, and the electric vehicle (EV) maker will be able to push alerts and recall i...
    31-May-2022 News New Products
    Vivo partners with Tesla for digital car keys
    Vivo has completed the digital adaptation of sensorless car keys with Tesla, Pandaily reported on 17 May. The functions will cover all models supporting Jovi InCar platform, such as Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. The sensorless unlocking function supports Vivo X, S, iQOO flagship series, iQOO Neo ser...
    Intel, Vingroup to collaborate on in-vehicle computing platforms for ADAS, infotainment
    Vingroup has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel to develop advanced computing systems, including 5G enabled smart city, smart manufacturing processes, cloud services, and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as advanced driver assistance system (ADAS)-based on Mobileye technology,...
    GV60 Genesis EV to use Samsung’s UWB-based car key
    Samsung Electronics has announced that Hyundai’s GV60 Genesis electric vehicles (EVs) will support ultra-wideband (UWB) digital keys from Galaxy smart devices, a company press release dated 19 May. Seven of the latest Galaxy models will be able to support a digital key powered by UWB technology. ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 May 2022
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    Panasonic supplies large-screen windshield HUD to Nissan Ariya
    Panasonic Automotive Systems has announced that its large-screen windshield heads-up display (WS HUD) will be installed in the new Nissan Ariya electric vehicle, a company press release dated 26 May read. This is the sixth model from Nissan to use the WS HUD, following the Skyline, Rogue, Qashqai, P...
    Volkswagen partners with music streaming platform Anghami to promote safe driving
    Volkswagen Middle East has collaborated with music streaming platform Anghami to promote safe driving using Anghami’s Auto Car Mode, it said in a press release on 26 May. The Auto Car Mode user interface enlarges the buttons on the screen, resulting in less distractions for people while driving. V...
    Lucid Motors recalls select Air models over issues with display wiring harness
    Lucid Motors will recall 1,100 model year (MY) 2022 Air vehicles due to issues with wiring harness not being secured properly which could result in display screens failing to function, Reuters reported on 25 May. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that a disabled screen ...
    26-May-2022 News Recalls
    Ford trials connected vehicle technology using geofencing in Germany
    Ford has announced that it is trialing connected vehicle technology using geofencing, according to its press release on 24 May. Ford’s Geofencing Speed Limit Control system could help drivers avoid speeding fines and make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users (VRUs...
    BMW releases new on- and offboard functions via OTA update
    BMW has begun issuing free Remote Software Upgrade from mid-May, it said in a press release on 25 May. Globally, more than 3.3 million BMW cars with Operating System 7 and 8 are upgrade compatible. The BMW iX will get QlockTwo widget on the BMW Curved Display. The QlockTwo time displays the time in ...
    26-May-2022 News New Products
    Geotab partners with General Motors for connected vehicle services in US government fleets
    Geotab has announced that the Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors is available for government agencies in the US, a company press release on 24 May read. The integrated OEM solution provides connectivity via OnStar-equipped vehicles without additional hardware installation. Government flee...
    Cocos develops automotive smart cockpit solution
    Cocos has launched the Cocos HMI, a smart cockpit solution, it said in a blog post on 16 May. It has also unveiled four products: in-vehicle human-machine interface (HMI), automatic assisted driving visualization, an in-vehicle avatar, and in-vehicle games to help upgrade the smart cockpit experienc...
    25-May-2022 News New Products
    WM Motor to update W6 model with public automated valet parking system
    WM Motor has released a new Public Automated Valet Parking (PAVP) solution, PanDaily reported on 23 May. The solution is for unmanned automatic parking in non-fixed parking areas in public lots. The PAVP will be used in the W6 models through over-the-air (OTA) updates. PAVP can be used via a smartph...
    24-May-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis unveils new adjustable automotive display
    Hyundai Mobis has developed an adjustable display technology for cockpit system, it said in a 23 May press release. The ultra large, curved screen is movable, including vertically, and s known as swivel display. The adjustable display features a 34-inch ultra large screen featuring ultra-high res...
    24-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 May 2022
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    The scope of UI/UX in autonomous mobility
    The growth of autonomous mobility has changed the landscape of the automobile industry. IHS Markit analysts expect global demand for Level 3 and Level 4 systems to rise to nearly nine million by 2032 compared with less than 400,000 in 2022. Automakers and suppliers are constantly developing and adva...
    Audi to integrate Apple Music into select models
    Audi has announced the integration Apple Music directly into select models, a company press release on 19 May. Users can leverage their subscription directly from the Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen using in-car internet data. “Integrating Apple Music into the Audio infotainment system marks...
    20-May-2022 News New Products
    Renault collaborates with partners to develop in-vehicle connected solutions
    Renault has announced four new partnerships to improve in-vehicle customer experience in its new vehicles equipped with OpenR Link, according to a company press release on 18 May. OpenR Link is Renault’s new intuitive and connected infotainment interface. The French automaker will tie up with R...
    Swedish technology company EasyPark, Renault collaborate to develop automated parking features
    EasyPark and Renault have announced a collaboration to incorporate the EasyPark app into the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, according to a press release on 18 May 2022. The app may be uploaded straight to the car's entertainment system, allowing drivers to explore various new features and o...
    BMW upgrades 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Touring with newly designed cockpit
    BMW has announced that it has launched the 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Touring with a newly designed cockpit with BMW Curved Display, according to a company press release on 18 May. The vehicles feature a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a control display with a 14.9-inch ...
    19-May-2022 News New Products
    Audi, 4.screen partner to deliver digital in-vehicle customer experience
    Audi has announced via press release that it partnered with in-car commerce company 4.screen to provide vehicle occupants with comprehensive, context-related real-time information through the Multi Media Interface (MMI) infotainment system, the German automaker said on 18 May. According to press ...
    Genesis debuts GV60 EV in the US with ‘Face Connect’ features
    Genesis Motor America has begun the sales of its first electric vehicle (EV), GV60, it said in a press release on 17 May. It comes with features such as Face Connect, which allows the vehicle to lock or unlock its doors without a key by recognizing the driver's face. Drivers only need to touch the d...
    18-May-2022 News New Products
    SoundHound announces 7-year AI, voice technologies deal with Hyundai
    SoundHound AI has announced a 7-year deal with Hyundai to include its Edge+Cloud voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology, music recognition software, voice commerce solution, and multiple-language conversational intelligence in multiple vehicle models on a global scale, according to a company ...
    SAIC picks Cerence to power voice technologies for Level 4 robo-taxi in mainland China
    Cerence has announced that SAIC Mobility Robotaxi will leverage its mobility assistant technology Cerence Mobility Platform for the Level 4 self-driving robo-taxi platform, it said in a press release on 17 May. SAIC Mobility Robotaxi will also use Cerence’s Speech Signal Enhancement, a suite of AI...
    Baidu to upgrade NIO’s in-vehicle voice assistant system
    Baidu has partnered with NIO to upgrade its in-vehicle voice assistant system using the artificial intelligence assistant Xiaodu, also known as Duer, PanDaily reported on 12 May. Xiaodu will serve as the content ecological party for NIO to improve in-vehicle customer experiences. The cutting-edge ar...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 May 2022
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    Google to roll out new interface for Android Auto
    In a blog post on 12 May, Google announced that Android Auto will be rolled out with a new interface and updates. Google Assistant will feature contextual suggestions like suggested replies to messages, sharing arrival times with someone, or playing recommended music. Users will also be able to quic...
    16-May-2022 News New Products
    Microsoft partners with Volkswagen to develop in-vehicle augmented reality solution
    Microsoft has announced a collaboration with Volkswagen to allow HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset to be used in moving vehicles, it said in a blog post on 5 May. The new moving platform mode for HoloLens 2 can be used to train drivers in challenging road conditions and create new user experiences fo...
    Rolls Royce updates Phantom Series II model with new Rolls-Royce Connected feature
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has said that it’s Phantom Series II model will debut the Rolls-Royce Connected system, according to a company press release on 12 May. This allows users to send an address directly to the car from Whispers, the Rolls-Royce private-members’ application for navigation to an...
    16-May-2022 News New Products
    Lexus MY 2023 UX 250h features new Lexus Interface multimedia system
    Lexus has unveiled its MY 2023 UX 250h with the new Lexus Interface multimedia system, according to a company press release on 13 May. The system comes with a standard 8-inch or optional 12.3-inch touch display, featuring higher resolution and smartphone like anti-glare technology. Lexus Interfac...
    16-May-2022 News New Products
    ParkMobile ties up with ParkHub to operate in Richmond, US
    ParkMobile has tied up with B2B parking technology provider, ParkHub to operate in Richmond, Virginia, the company said in a press release on 12 May. This will allow ParkMobile to offer contactless parking services in over 2,600 parking spaces. “We are thrilled to add ParkMobile to the City of ...
    Display maker Tianma to construct new G8.6 Panel production line in mainland China
    Tianma has announced an investment of CNY33 billion (USD5.2 billion) towards the constructing of a new G8.6 Panel Production Line in Xiamen, mainland China, according to a company press release on 11 May. The plant is expected to produce 120,000 sheets per month using a-Si technologies. “T...
    Fiat New 500 EV to feature JBL’s new Virtual Venues audio technology
    HARMAN has announced that the Fiat New 500 electric vehicle (EV) will feature JBL’s new “Virtual Venues” technology, it said in a May 11 press release. JBL has engineered and designed the sound for the Fiat New 500 “La Prima by Bocelli” in partnership with Andrea Bocelli. The JBL premiu...
    12-May-2022 News New Products
    Stellantis appoints Maxime Picat as head of purchasing and supply chain
    Stellantis has appointed Maxime Picat as its new Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, it said in a press release on 11 May. Maxime Picat’s appointment comes at a vital time when the automotive industry is going through a rapid transformation. His analytical skills and trusted relations with ...
    Panasonic’s FY 2022 net sales up 10.2% y/y to USD56.75 billion
    Panasonic has reported a 10.2% year-on-year (y/y) rise in net sales to JPY7.39 trillion (USD56.75 billion) for the full year, a company press release read on 11 May. Net profit came in at JPY255.3 billion compared to JPY165.1 billion a year earlier. On a standalone basis, net sales from domestic ...
    Continental’s Q1 revenue rises 8.2% y/y to USD9.79 billion
    Continental posted an 8.2% year-on-year (y/y) increase in first quarter revenue to EUR9.28 billion (USD9.79 billion), according to a press filing on 11 May. Net income fell to EUR245.4 million from EUR447.6 million a year earlier. Research and Development expenses for the quarter was EUR771.2 millio...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Honda Civic
      The 2022 Honda Civic Hatch is assembled at the Greensburg Assembly plant in United States .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 93,700  units in 2023. 
    Tesla recalls nearly 130,000 MY 2021 and 2022 vehicles in US due to overheating of center screen CPU
    Tesla has issued a new recall of nearly 130,000 MY 2021 and 2022 vehicles over an overheating issue related to the CPU of the center screen, Electrek reported on 10 May. Tesla said that the center display could get laggy due to CPU overheating when pre-conditioning the battery pack for Supercharging...
    11-May-2022 News Recalls
    Display technologies startup Azumo raises USD30 million
    Azumo has raised USD30 million in new financing round led by venture capital firm Anzu Partners with additional funding from SABIC Ventures, VectoIQ, Dipalo Ventures, and Energy Foundry, it said in a press release on 10 May. The cash injection will help expand its international presence and increase...
    11-May-2022 News Investments
    Cerence posts 12.5% y/y fall in Q2 revenue to USD86.3 million
    Cerence has reported a 12.5% year-on-year (y/y) fall in second-quarter revenue at USD86.3 million, the company said in a press release on 10 May. Net loss for the period came in at USD500,000 compared with an income of USD11.2 million in the year-ago period. Gross margin was 74.7% versus 77% last ye...
    General Motors partners with Red Hat for automotive software solutions
    General Motors has tied up with Red Hat to develop advance automotive software solutions, it said in a press release on 10 May. Red Hat’s in-vehicle operating system (OS) offers functional-safety certified Linux OS foundation for GM’s Ultifi software platform. Ultifi’s phased roll out will ...
    McLaren Automotive, Bowers & Wilkins partner for in-car audio
    McLaren Automotive has announced a partnership with Bowers & Wilkins for in-car audio as official high-performance audio partner, according to a press release by McLaren on 9 May. Gareth Dunsmore, CMO, McLaren Automotive, said, "McLaren and Bowers & Wilkins were both founded by similarly ...
    Alps Alpine, Giesecke+Devrient jointly develop CCC compliant wireless digital key
    Alps Alpine and Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), a security technology group, have collaborated to develop a wireless digital key system that complies with the Car Connectivity Consortium's (CCC) defined global specification, according to a press release on 26 April 2022. Alps Alpine has developed a numb...
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    STMicroelectronics reveals turnkey STGesture recognition for touchless control in diverse applications
    Global semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has introduced a solution for touchless gesture-based controls, according to a press release on 25 April 2022. The package includes free engineering software for use with ST's VL53L5CX FlightSense multizone time-of-flight (ToF) ranging sensor. ...
    MediaTek showcases in-vehicle technologies at Connected Vehicle 2022
    MediaTek showcased its latest automotive solutions and in-vehicle technologies at Connected Vehicle 2022 in Bengaluru, India, Times of India reported on 5 May. MediaTek showcased in-vehicle communication systems, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, Vision Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (V-ADA...
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    Cerence appoints Tom Beaudoin as CFO and executive vice president
    Cerence has appointed Tom Beaudoin as its new executive vice president and CFO, it said in a press release on 6 May. Beaudoin replaces Marc Montagner, who has tendered his resignation. Beaudoin has been on Cerence’s board since October 2019. He is the former CFO and chief transformation officer of...
    BMW ships certain vehicle models without CarPlay, Android Auto due to chip shortage
    BMW has shipped select models without the usual Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support due to the ongoing semiconductor supply shortage, Automotive News Europe reported on 6 May. The automaker has reportedly changed its chip supplier to maneuver the crisis. However, BMW has reportedly promised cu...
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    ParkMobile signs exclusive agreement with Fayetteville, US for contactless parking payment
    ParkMobile has signed an exclusive agreement with the City of Fayetteville in the United States, under which parking payments in Fayetteville will be exclusively handled through ParkMobile, according to a company press release on 5 May. Users will be able to pay for on-demand parking at over 1,800 o...
    SiriusXM makes Pandora Stations available on BMW vehicles featuring SiriusXM with 360L radios
    SiriusXM has announced that BMW vehicles featuring SiriusXM with 360L radios will offer Pandora Stations, according to a company press release on 5 May. The new in-car feature from SiriusXM uses a personalization technology that allows BMW customers to customize their own ad-free music channels in t...
    Tesla updates Model S and Model X with new motorized swivel function for center screen
    Tesla has updated the Model S and Model X vehicles to include a new motorized swivel function for the center screen, Electrek reported on 3 May. The update improves the viewing experience inside the car. The swivel creates an angle for the screen to face toward the driver or full-on face the fr...
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