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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Hyundai unveils ‘IONIQ Concept Cabin’ for future EV interiors
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of Hyundai and Kia, unveiled the IONIQ Concept Cabin, its latest version of in-car experiences for dedicated electric vehicles (EVs), in Seoul, South Korea on 24 September, the company said in a press release. The Concept developed, in partnership w...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have taken hold throughout the automotive industry, establishing a paradigm of increased availability and standardization of basic safety features for ma...
    23-Sep-2020 News Webinars
    Yanfeng presents new Experience in Motion 2021 (XiM21) concept car in Germany
    Yanfeng Automotive Interior (YFAI) has presented new Experience in Motion 2020 (XiM21) concept car in a virtual event in Neuss, Germany, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The XiM21 concept offers customizable environment, connected services and seamlessly integrated intuitive inte...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    TomTom to supply connected services for Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system
    TomTom has announced that it will supply Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system, a company press release read on 22 September. Customers using Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models will h...
    Preh supplies sensory volume control for Audi A3
    Preh is supplying a new sensory volume control for the new Audi A3 compact sedan, the company said in a press release on 14 September. The innovative volume control is located in the center console of the sedan. The volume can be adjusted by sliding finger in circle. In addition, the controller can ...
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 September 2020
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    German Autolabs receives new funding
    German Autolabs has announced two new financing modules, the Berlin startup said in a press release on 8 November 2017. German Autolabs is now part of mFUND - the funding program of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for the digitization of mobility in Germany. "S...
    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen picks Cerence to power voice assistant in ID.3 EV
    Cerence has been chosen by Volkswagen to power the voice assistant in Volkswagen’s new ID.3 fully electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 16 September. The EVs, available in Europe only, are expected to be delivered to customers in October 2020. “The car of the future is...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Infineon, Elliptic Labs extends partnership for smart sensor solutions
    Elliptic Labs has extended its partnership with Infineon Technologies by adding support of Infineon’s millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensor to Elliptic Labs’ Virtual Smart Sensor Hub, the Norway based company said in a press release on 14 September. The latest collaboration will deliver new capa...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    SiriusXM extends agreement with General Motors until 2027
    SiriusXM has announced an extension of its long-term agreement with General Motors (GM) that will continue the relationship between the two companies until 2027, according to a SiriusXM press release on 14 September. As part of the new agreement, GM will increase vehicles equipped with SiriusXM to n...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 September 2020
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    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cerence develops customizable wake-up word technology for automotive assistants
    Cerence has developed a customizable wake-up word technology that will allow drivers to create personalized wake-up words for automotive assistants, the company said in a press release on 10 September. “Our customizable wake-up word technology is one step further in our mission to create a...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s next-gen SYNC system uses machine learning to offer smart suggestions
    Ford has announced that the next-generation SYNC system will use machine learning to offer suggestions to drivers based on previous activities, a company press release read on 4 September. It will use conversational speech recognition, internet search results and machine learning intelligence to ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 September 2020
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    Mercedes-Benz unveils new S-Class with next-gen MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new S-Class model with a next-generation MBUX infotainment system, the German carmaker said in a press release on 2 September. It features displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology. The next-gen MBUX system is powered by the energy-efficient...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Next-generation automotive displays
    Automakers are equipping vehicles with multiple displays to address the growing information, communication, and entertainment needs of drivers and passengers without compromising safety requirements. Other than the usual instrument cluster display (ICD) and center stack display (CSD), premium vehicl...
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X electric SUV features touch-free NT Door system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi will feature NT Door system, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The feature will be part of the HiPhi X vehicle and will debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. The EV will also feature a Human Orient...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    VDA survery reveals most suppliers expect to return to pre-crisis levels starting in 2022
    Most auto parts suppliers in Germany expect to return to pre-crisis level starting in 2022, according to the findings of a survey of automotive suppliers by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, published on 25 August. “The political measures to support businesses are indeed taking ef...
    02-Sep-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 31 August 2020
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    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    New Honda e, Jazz in Europe feature SoundHound’s Houndify voice AI platform
    SoundHound has announced that its Houndify voice artificial intelligence (AI) platform is powering the Honda Personal Assistant in the new Honda e all-electric car and the Jazz hatchback in Europe, the US-based company said in a press release on 27 August. The virtual personal assistant gives driver...
    31-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mazda’s CX-9 Sport to feature new 10.25-inch center display with latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface
    Mazda has announced that its MY 2021 CX-9 midsize SUV will come equipped with a new 10.25-inch large center display with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface, a company press release on 18 August read. The new infotainment is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The i-Activs...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 August 2020
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    Lexus to launch MY2021 ES series with advanced multimedia connectivity
    Lexus has announced that the MY2021 ES series will feature advanced multimedia connectivity, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, a company press release on 20 August read. The Lexus multimedia system has an 8-inch screen on standard models and the Electro Mult...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Google integrates Google Calendar into Android Auto
    Google has announced various new updates for its Android Auto and Android Automotive products including the integration of a of Google Calendar into Android Auto through a new calendar app, Tech Crunch reported on 11 August. The new additions will benefit not only the users, but also developers. ...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Indian auto component industry’s turnover in FY 2019/20 declines 11.7% y/y to USD49.2 billion
    The turnover of the Indian auto component industry declined 11.7% year-over-year (y/y) to INR 3.49 trillion (USD49.2 billion) in financial year ended 31 March 2020, according to a press release by the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) on 19 August. According to the asso...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review As OEMs continue to look for more ways to differentiate their brands from their competitors, the interior of the vehicle has become a main area of rese...
    19-Aug-2020 News Webinars
    Kia launches new Carnival minivan with advanced connectivity
    Kia has announced the launch of its new Carnival minivan with advanced connected car technologies and its latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system under a single piece of glass. In a press release dated 18 August, Kia said tha...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Visteon supplies fully digital instrument cluster for MY 2020 Citroën C4 in Europe
    Visteon is supplying its latest fully digital instrument cluster for the model year (MY) 2020 Citroën C4 hatchback for the European market, the US-based automotive supplier said in a press release today (18 August). The new Citroën C4 is equipped with a 5-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) display. A...
    Human Horizons’ EV brand HiPhi partners with Givaduan to develop onboard fragrance
    HiPhi, the premium all-electric vehicle brand of the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup Human Horizons, has partnered with Switzerland-based flavor and fragrance company Givaudan to develop exclusive onboard fragrances for its HiPhi electric SUV, the company said in a press release on 18 August. ...
    18-Aug-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 17 August 2020
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    Hyundai to upgrade Bluelink connected car services technology
    Hyundai has announced that it is upgrading its Bluelink connected car services technology with new features and user interface, a company press release read on 29 July. The i30 will be the first model to be equipped with the upgraded Bluelink. The upgraded Bluelink will include enhanced driving a...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Startup Blaize develops AI computing hardware, software products
    Blaize has launched its first artificial intelligence (AI) computing hardware and software products designed to meet growing computing requirement of AI applications at the edge, the US-based startup announced in a press release on 13 August. The company’s Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms, along w...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    All new Cadillac LYRIQ EV to feature 33-inch advanced LED display, Super Cruise hands-free driving
    On 6 August, Cadillac unveiled its first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) LYRIQ, featuring several advanced technologies. According to a company’s press release, the new luxury electric SUV features a 33-inch diagonal advanced LED display that incorporates driver information, infotainment cont...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X
    The first-generation Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X is assembled at Opel's facility in Eisenach, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 86,000 units. If you would like you...
    Silicon Mitus develops OLED PMIC for automotive displays
    Silicon Mitus has completed the development of automotive display power management integrated chips (PMIC), the company said in a press release on 10 August. Following this, the South Korean company has also commenced production and begun supply of the new OLED PMIC to the global automotive market. ...
    11-Aug-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 10 August 2020
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    Kia unveils Sonet compact SUV in India with 57 UVO Connect features
    Kia Motors has unveiled the Sonet compact SUV in India with 57 UVO Connect features, the carmaker said in a press release on 7 August. The Sonet includes the UVO Voice Assist feature which is activated by the command ‘Hello, Kia’. The voice-recognition technology can be used to make phone cal...
    10-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kia upgrades Stonic with ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics system
    Kia has said that its Stonic model features ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics system, enhancing vehicle connectivity and control, in a company press release on 5 August. It an integrated and upgraded touchscreen navigation system. The Stonic has a range of onboard services such as live traffi...
    07-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Continental’s Q2 sales decline 41% y/y to USD7.4 billion
    Continental’s sales declined 41.2% year over year (y/y) to EUR6.62 billion (USD7.4 billion) in the second quarter ended 30 June 2020, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 5 August. Organic sales—sales adjusted for changes in the scope of consolation and the excha...
    Cerence’s Q3 revenue decreases 3.6% y/y to USD74.8 million
    Cerence has reported 3.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in revenue to USDD74.8 million in the third quarter ended 30 June 2020, the company said in a press release on 4 August. The company’s revenue from License dropped by 26.2% y/y to USD32.4 million. However, Cerence’s revenue from Connected...
    Cerence develops ‘Cerence Reader’ virtual newscaster for car
    Cerence has developed Cerence Reader that brings a natural, expressive voice into the car to read the news to drivers on the go, the company said in a press release on 3 August. Cerence Reader is based on Cerence’s neural text-to-speech (TTS) technology and leverages advances in artificial intelli...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes presents new generation of Mercedes me apps
    Mercedes has presented the new generation of Mercedes me apps with improved basic functionalities and customer experience, the German automaker said in a press release on 4 August. The updated services are in three apps, Mercedes me, Mercedes me Store and Mercedes me Service, and are available in Ap...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Visteon’s Q2 2020 net sales fall 48% y/y to USD371 million
    Visteon’s second-quarter net sales have slumped 48% year on year (y/y) to USD371 million, a company filing on 30 July showed. Net loss for the period was USD45 million compared with a profit of USD7 million last year. Visteon says its sales outperformed industry production volumes in Europ...
    Aptiv’s Q2 revenue declines 46% y/y to USD1.96 billion
    Aptiv has reported a 46% year-on-year (y/y) decline in revenue to USD1.96 billion in the second quarter ended 30 June 2020, the company said in a press release on 30 July. Revenue, adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements, and divestitures, dropped 43% compared with a year earlier. The...
    Cerence launches service for voice-powered in-vehicle payments
    Cerence has launched Cerence Pay service for in-vehicle contactless payment with the help of voice-powered AI, the company said in a press release on 30 July. Cerence Pay can anticipate drivers’ needs and offer the entire transaction process from authentication through to purchase via voice and fa...
    03-Aug-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 3 August 2020
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    Garmin’s Q2 revenue drops 8.9% y/y to USD869.9 million
    Garmin has reported an 8.9% year-on-year (y/y) fall in second quarter revenue, which came in at USD869.9 million. Net income for the period rose dropped to USD184.2 million from USD223.7 million while gross margin shrunk to at 59.3% compared to 60.3% last year. Garmin’s automotive business saw ...
    Cerence, startup what3words collaborate on voice-powered navigation
    Cerence has partnered with what3words to develop voice-powered navigation, the company said in a press release on 29 July. “Navigation has always been one of the core use cases for voice technology in the car, and it’s often one of the first tests of the automotive assistant. Simplicity and a...
    Elektrobit provides EB Guide toolchain to Pioneer for development of display audio systems in Japan
    Elektrobit is providing EB Guide, its toolchain for human-machine interface (HMI) development, to Pioneer for the development of advanced display audio systems, the company said in a press release on 27 July. The Japanese supplier used Elektrobit’s toolchain for the development of DMH-SF700 and DM...
    28-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Faurecia’s H1 sales drops 31.2% y/y to USD6.9 billion
    Faurecia’s sales declined 31.2% year over year (y/y) to EUR6.2 billion (USD 7.27 billion) in the first half of the current financial year ended 30 June 2020, the company said in a press release on 27 July. At constant scope and currencies, the company witnessed 35.4% y/y decline in sales compared ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 July 2020
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    ON Semiconductor develops Bluetooth Low Energy solution using Veridify technology
    ON Semiconductor has developed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution using Veridify technology, the company said in a press release on 21 July. The RSL10 RSL10 is a Bluetooth 5, multiprotocol radio system on chip (SoC) bringing ultra-low-power BLE to wireless applications. The RSL10 offers built-in...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Polestar announces details of apps for Polestar 2 EV
    Polestar has announced details for apps to be available in its Polestar 2 EV, a company press release dated 23 July showed. Polestar 2 is the world’s first car to feature an Android Automotive OS powering an infotainment system, with built-in Google apps and services plus three years of inter...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: E-Mobility Technology Perspectives for the Decade Ahead
    Watch an on-demand replay now Despite existing and immediate pressures generated by the COVID-19 crisis, the automotive industry direction of travel towards increasingly electrified propulsion remains intact. Challenges imposed by air quality legislation and CO2 requirements remain, whilst invest...
    24-Jul-2020 News Webinars
    ROHM’s LAPIS Semiconductor develops automotive speech synthesis ICs
    ROHM Group’s Lapis Semiconductor has developed automotive speech synthesis ICs, the company said in a press release on 24 July. The ICs are used for audible notifications and sound effects in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS). The ML2253x serie...
    24-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover develops contactless touchscreen technology ‛predictive touch’
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a contactless touchscreen technology called “predictive touch” in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, the UK-based automaker said in a press release on 23 July. The technology uses AI and sensors to predict a user’s intended target on the ...
    23-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Electric develops Scene-Aware Interaction for intuitive interaction with driver
    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a technology based on a scene-aware capability for intuitive interaction with humans, the company said in a press release on 22 July. The Scene-Aware interaction uses Maisart compact AI technology to analyze multimodal sensing information for natural and intuit...
    23-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Lexus to launch LC 500 convertible with advanced connectivity
    Lexus has said that its LC 500 convertible will be available with 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a company press release on 21 July showed. The system is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice assistant, with the Lexu...
    22-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen to equip MY 2021 models with new MIB3 infotainment system in US
    Volkswagen has announced that select model year (MY) 2021 vehicles will be equipped with the new MIB3 infotainment system in the United States, a company press release read on 20 July. The new system will contain new driver-assistance features, travel assist, and emergency assist. The MIB3 infota...
    21-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Continental’s Q2 sales drops 9.2% y/y to USD7.4 billion
    Continental’s sales declined 9.9% year-over-year (y/y) to EUR6.62 billion (USD7.4 billion) in the second quarter ended 30 June 2020, the Germany-based automotive supplier said while releasing key figures for the quarter based on preliminary results on 20 July. Organic sales—sales adjusted for ch...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 July 2020
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    Nissan launches Ariya EV with ProPILOT 2.0, advanced connectivity features
    Nissan has launched its Ariya electric vehicle (EV) with advanced connectivity features and ProPILOT Assist 2.0 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the automaker said in a press release on 15 July. The EV will come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the Amazon Alexa voice ...
    20-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Digital car key market set to become more competitive with Apple’s entry
    At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2020 in June, Apple announced that the latest update in its iOS operating system (OS), called iOS14, will support use of the iPhone as a digital car key, allowing drivers to unlock, start, and drive their compatible vehicles without using a physical...
    Suppliers to the new Audi Q3 Sportback
    The first-generation Audi Q3 Sportback is assembled at Audi's facility in Gyor, Hungary. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi Q3 Sportback from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 35,000 units. If you would like your company included i...
    PLANT CLOSURE: Continental to shut two plants in Spain and Mexico as part of transformation strategy
    The Supervisory Board of Continental approved the next steps of the Transformation 2019–29 structural program at its locations in Rubí, Spain, and Nogales, Mexico, according to a press release on 14 July. The company has decided to close its plant in Rubí, Spain, by the end of 2021, and Nogales ...
    IOV solutions company PATEO to integrate ‘PATEO Qing Mobile’ in Karma vehicles
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Karma Automotive has announced a partnership with PATEO, under which PATEO will integrate its Qing Mobile solution as a Proof of Concept (POC) in Karma Revero GT vehicles, a company press release read on 9 July. Additionally, Karma and PATEO are looking to develop ...
    Ford to conduct V2I functional test in Changsha city, China
    Ford will conduct a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) functional test on in Changsha city, China, the OEM announced in a press release on 6 July. Ford will collaborate with Hunan Xiangjiang Intelligent Technology Innovation Center to test the road-coordinated functions on the designated intelligent co...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 July 2020
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    Elektrobit announces new features for EB GUIDE to make HMI development more convenient, more accessible to developers
    Elektrobit has expanded features and capabilities of its EB GUIDE that will make development of advanced human-machine interfaces (HMIs) more convenient and more accessible to developers, the company said in a press release on 9 July. According to the company, owned by German automotive supplier Con...
    13-Jul-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic impact: Japan Display to shift some automotive panel production from China to Japan
    Japan Display plans to bring some automotive panel production back to Japan after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted its supply chain, Reuters reported the Japanese display company saying on 10 July. As part of the plan, Japan Display will increase production at its Tottori plant in western Japan to su...
    13-Jul-2020 News COVID-19
    Mercedes-Benz says second generation MBUX to debut in new S-Class
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that the second generation of its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system will debut in the new S-Class sedan, a company press release on 8 July read. Mercedes says that the upgrade has been made with the rear passenger seat in mind, especially in the main markets of ...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    MG Motor to support development of six startups in India
    MG Motor India has signed up six startups for its ongoing MG Developer Program and Grant, the Economic Times reported on 29 June. Highway Delite, Socialcore, InCabEx, CamCom, ClearQuote, and the Alexa-based project Meeseeks are the shortlisted startups. “Our goal is to indigenously develop a co...
    Kia to launch K5 sedan in US with advanced connectivity features
    Kia Motors is set to launch its K5 sedan in the United States with advanced connectivity features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time in its vehicles, the company said in a press release on 30 June. It will come with an 8-inch or 10.25-inch touchscreen depending on ...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Ford picks TomTom to provide real-time traffic service for next-gen SYNC connected vehicle technology
    Ford has picked mapmaker TomTom in a multiyear deal to provide real-time traffic service for the next-generation SYNC connected vehicle system, the American automaker said in a press release on 2 July. The F-150 pickup and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will be the first vehicles to access the ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 July 2020
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    Future unveils black technology at GSMAThrive
    Chinese HUD startup Futurus has unveiled its black technology for head-up displays (HUDs) at the GSMAThrive, according to a company press release on 3 July 2020. The company has not disclosed much details about the technology. The company expects its new tech to be soon unveiled and share the furthe...
    Gentherm, ThermoAnalytics to jointly develop software for human thermal comfort predictions in vehicles
    Thermal management technology supplier Gentherm has announced that it will jointly work with thermal modeling software development firm, ThermoAnalytics Inc., to develop an advanced software to improve human thermal comfort predictions in vehicles. This software, which can accurately predict an indi...
    COVID-19 pandemic: 30 supplier plants in Mexico’s Puebla city resume operations on 29 June
    Auto parts suppliers in Mexico’s Puebla city are preparing to restart operations after receiving permits from local and federal authorities, according to a report by El Economista on 30 June. The general secretary of the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM) in Puebla, Leobardo Soto Martínez, co...
    03-Jul-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental to build new plant in Serbia to produce driver information systems
    German auto parts supplier Continental has announced plans to build a new production plant for innovative driver information systems in Serbia's Novi Sad, SeeNews reported on 1 July. The company will begin construction by the end of 2020. The plant will produce complex driver information systems ...
    03-Jul-2020 News Investments
    BMW to issue remote updates of digital systems and software for Brazilian customers
    BMW will release remote software updates for its Brazilian customers, the German automaker said in a press release on 25 June. BMW's remote upgrade system, Remote Software Upgrade (RSU), is an over-the-air (OTA) update system that uses the internet embedded in the vehicles. “The BMW Group is a ...
    India’s ACMA fears manufacturing disruption due to import clearance delays
    The Indian auto industry body, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has mentioned that all import consignments coming in from Mainland China are being subjected to complete manual inspection, which is leading to undue delays in customs clearance. In a report filed by...
    M&A: Faurecia acquires Canadian startup IRYStec to enhance in-vehicle user experience
    Faurecia has acquired Canadian startup IRYStec Software to enhance user experience of cockpit display systems, the company said in a press release on 1 July. IRYStec has developed a software platform using perception and physiology to optimize user experience of display systems. The software platfor...
    Automakers, suppliers may avoid compliance penalties under new USMCA trade deal for one year
    Automakers and their suppliers may avoid penalties for violating compliance for up to one year under the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), Reuters reported a US Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) official as saying. The new trade agreement, which replaces the 26-year-old North America ...
    Japan and Britain aim to finalize trade deal by end of July
    Japan and Britain are aiming to close a new trade deal by the end of July 2020, and Japan will attempt to secure at least the same tariff levels for automobiles that it has in its existing trade pact with the European Union, said Hiroshi Matsuura, the chief negotiator for trade talks with Britain, a...
    US NHTSA probes 63,000 Tesla Model S cars over issue with media-control unit
    The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has probed into an incident in which 63,000 Tesla Model S cars reported of media-control unit failures leading to the loss of the usage of touchscreens, Reuters news reported on 24 June. NHTSA said it evaluated  mo...
    Microchip Technology unveils new automotive touch screen controllers
    Microchip Technology has developed new automotive touch screen controllers, the company said in a press release on 29 June. The controllers are a part of its maXTouch portfolio. The MXT288UD-AM and the MXT144UD-AM offer low power mode, weatherproof operation, and glove touch detection in multi-fu...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Visteon supplies digital clusters for new Hyundai Creta SUV in India
    Visteon is supplying digital instrument cluster for the new Hyundai Creta SUV in India, Autocar Professional reported on 28 June. The new SUV features an optional 7.0-inch ‘Supervision Cluster’ that has a digital display with an inbuilt turn-by-turn navigation and display destination information...
    ŠKODA to introduce new infotainment systems in MY 2021 Superb, Karoq, Kodiaq models
    ŠKODA has announced that it will introduce new infotainment systems in its MY 2021 Superb, Karoq, and Kodiaq models, a company press release read on 29 June. The infotainment systems are based on Volkswagen’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix. The features will include the Laura dig...
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    Model year 2021 Ford F-150 to feature SiriusXM's audio entertainment platform 360L
    SiriusXM has announced that its newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150, according to a company press release on 26 June. SiriusXM with 360L will be available on all future Ford models with its SYNC 4 infotainment system. ...
    PARTNERSHIP: Cerence, Germany-based e.solutions to jointly develop new cockpit solutions
    Cerence has partnered with Germany-based e.solutions GmbH to develop innovative solutions for automotive cockpit, the US-based company said in a press release on 25 June. e.solutions is a joint venture (JV) between Audi Electronics and Elektrobit Automotive, a subsidiary of Continental, responsible ...
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    Blackberry says QNX software currently embedded in over 175 million cars
    BlackBerry has said that its QNX software is embedded in over 175 million cars on the road worldwide, according to a company press release on 23 June. Since its last report in June 2019, 25 million cars have integrated QNX. BlackBerry QNX software is used for advanced driver assistance, digital i...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Indian supplier industry aims to reduce dependence on mainland Chinese imports
    The Indian auto component industry is working on steps to reduce import dependence on China and focus more on localization, according to a report by Press Trust of India (PTI) citing industry body Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). The domestic automotive industry is ...
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