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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
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    ParkMobile expands business to Puerto Rico
    ParkMobile has announced expansion into Puerto Rico through a partnership with DISTRITO T-Mobile, it said in a press release on 20 October. Visitors will be able to pay via their mobile phones at nearly 3,000 spaces in the property. ParkMobile plans to add parking reservations to DISTRITO T-Mobile f...
    KIA rebrands in-vehicle and app telematics system to KIA CONNECT
    Kia has re-named its in-car and app-based telematics system UVO Connect to Kia Connect, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Kia Connect has a series of features to enhance vehicle connectivity, functionality, and user control. Kia Connect will be initially rolled out across Europe...
    Tesla releases mobile app update with new widgets and Powerwall features
    Tesla has released a new mobile app update with new features, Electrek reported on 14 October. A remote live view feature from Autopilot cameras is made available. The new v4.2 update brings in bigger widgets to iOS and Powerwall features. The larger iOS widget to include quick controls. Solar an...
    ParkMobile partners with Leavenworth city for contactless parking payments
    ParkMobile has announced a partnership with the city of Leavenworth, US, under which it will offer a real-time view of space availability and 325 on-street and 350 off-street zone parking spaces for payment in the city, according to a company press release on 8 October. “We love introducing Par...
    Grammer AG opens new production plant in Shenyang, mainland China
    Supplier of automotive interior components Grammer AG has opened a new production plant on 28 September in the economic metropolis of Shenyang, mainland China, the company said in a press release on 29 September. The new plant will manufacture high-quality center consoles, armrests, and othe...
    Harman gets third Android Auto Projection certification in Poland
    Harman International has announced that its site in Lodz, Poland, has been approved as a third-party laboratory (3PL) for Android Auto Projection (AAP) certifications, according to a press release on 4 October. This will enable the Samsung unit to certify head-units developed by its OEM customers, s...
    Startup Phiar Technologies raises USD12 million in Series A funding round
    Phiar Technologies has raised USD12 million in Series A funding, the startup said in a press release on 27 September. The funding was led by State Farm Ventures that includes new investors Cambridge Mobile Telematics and Telenav, and previous investors Norwest Venture Partners, The Venture Reality F...
    Yanfeng releases research for insight on passenger experiences in ride-hailing services
    Yanfeng has released results of a research that examines passenger experiences during the ride-hailing journey, according to a company press release on 7 September. The study was conducted in mainland China and the United States before the pandemic and gave insights into the factors that i...
    Motorola Solutions launches the first In-Car video system enabled by AI
    Motorola Solutions introduced the M500, the first artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled in-car video system for law enforcement, in an official press release dated 8 September. The solution is to equip police vehicles with more powerful capabilities in order to increase awareness and safety while als...
    Qualcomm, Google provide in-vehicle features to Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric
    According to an official press release issued on 6 September, Qualcomm Technologies announced at IAA 2021 that it will collaborate with Google and Renault Group to create a rich and immersive in-vehicle experience for Renault's next-generation electric vehicle. Renault Group will use Qualcomm Tec...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Continental to showcase advanced UX and server-based vehicle architecture
    Continental will showcase various vehicle technologies at the IAA Mobility 2021, it said in a press release on 2 September. Application examples range from vehicle access to acoustic, display and surface solutions. In the area of future mobile interiors, Continental will showcase the AMBIENC3 con...
    VueReal gets volume orders for its automotive transparent displays
    VueReal has announced that it has received volume orders for its transparent displays from unnamed automotive customers, according to a press release dated 26 August. “VueReal has engaged over several years with companies in technology integration and product developments for different markets ...
    Audi to enhance in-car user experience with new physical and digital solutions
    German carmaker Audi will develop solutions for enhanced in-vehicle user experience, it said in a press release on 27 August. Software unit CARIAD is set to play a crucial role in this development. It is developing an operating system for the entire Volkswagen Group. Audi is working towards a cus...
    EDAG China opens test center in Shanghai for electronic modules and testing ADAS functions and digital cockpits
    EDAG Group subsidiary, EDAG China, has opened a new test center in Shanghai, the company said in a press release on 26 August. The new test center will enable the development and validation of automotive electronic components and modules. The facility will have a 2800 m² test area where tests an...
    OPPO demonstrates in-car connectivity technologies at Smart China Expo 2021
    OPPO presented its latest developments related to in-vehicle smartphone connectivity at Smart China Expo 2021, the company said in a press release on 23 August. These include a digital car key and remote vehicle control on OPPO Find X3, remote vehicle control on OPPO Watch 2, and the in-car fla...
    Yanfeng International, Lin-gang Special Area Administration sign MOU to launch intelligent cockpits
    According to a press release on Autobala dated 20 August, Yanfeng Automotive, a Shanghai-based manufacturer of automotive interior components, and the Lin-gang Special Area Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the launch of an intelligent cockpit project. Yanfen...
    Volkswagen of America to equip most model year 2022 models with standard digital cockpits
    Volkswagen of America has announced a few changes to its vehicle lineups for model year (MY) 2022, according to a company press release on 9 August. Most models will receive a standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and IQ.DRIVE driver assistance technology as standard or available equipment. IQ.DRIVE a...
    Honda introduces Google Assistant for MY 2021 Honda City models in India
    Honda has introduced an updated version of Honda Connect in India, Hindustan Times reported on 29 July.  It has launched Honda Action on Google, which will be featured in the fifth-gen Honda City sedan. The new update will allow customers use Google Assistant with Ok Google voice commands. ...
    Continental’s orders for high-performance computers for connectivity amount to nearly USD5.9 billion
    Continental has announced that it has orders for high-performance computers for vehicle cockpit, data management and vehicle connectivity, driving safety and dynamics, or automated driving with a turnover of around EUR5 billion (approximately USD5.9 billion) in the books, according to its press rele...
    Huf becomes official ecosystem partner of Startup Autobahn
    Huf has announced that it has become an official ecosystem partner of Startup Autobahn, according to a press release dated 21 July. Huf will work with startups and companies to develop new ideas and products for the automotive market. “New mobility concepts, smart services as well as an increas...
    BMW upgrades My BMW app and MINI app
    German carmaker BMW has updated its consumer-focused connected car My BMW app and the MINI app, it said in separate press releases on 12 July. The My BMW app offers direct interface between the driver and their vehicle and a communication channel with BMW dealers and the BMW brand, wh...
    Xpeng launches G3i smart SUV upgraded in-car infotainment system
    Xpeng has launched the G3i smart sport utility vehicle (SUV), the midphase facelift version of the G3, in mainland China, with an upgraded in-vehicle infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 9 July. The G3i’s in-car infotainment system is powered by the Snapdragon 820A auto-grad...
    Hyundai announces 2021 ZER01NE Accelerator program
    Hyundai Motor has announced its 2021 ZER01NE Accelerator on 7 July. It is an open innovation platform to discover startups and facilitate collaboration with Hyundai on projects. Interested startups can apply to one of the 45 projects under eight key themes: mobility and logistics, eco-tech, in-car U...
    Immersion to allow automotive UI designers access to Kanzi UI software
    Immersion Corporation has announced that automotive UI designers using its APIs will be able to use Kanzi Studio to design haptics, according to a 20 May press release. This will allow OEMs to test haptics on an HMI unit while developing their UIs for automotive touch screens and center stack displa...
    Cerence adds P97 Networks to ‘Cerence Pay’ partner ecosystem
    Cerence has added P97 Networks to its Cerence Pay partner ecosystem, it said in a press release on 4 May. The integration will enable drivers securely make payments through the P97 mobile commerce platform, which is reportedly available at over 30% of the retail fuel sites across the United States. ...
    Future Gas Station renews agreement with Banma Network for smart refueling
    Recon Technology announced that its unit Future Gas Station (Beijing) Technology (FGS) has renewed its agreement with Banma Network Technology (Banma), in a 5 May press release. The partnership, which began in March 2018, has been renewed for three years starting 1 May 2021. Under the a...
    Nexteer Automotive establishes strategic software team across four global locations
    Nexteer is reorganizing its software department to create a single strategic software team across four global locations, including the Global Technical Center in Saginaw, United States, Regional Technical Centers in Poland and mainland China, as well as a software center in Bengaluru, India. The new...
    SpotHero launches parking reservation app on Android Auto
    SpotHero has announced the launch of its parking reservation app on Android Auto, a company press release dated 26 April read. Spanned over 300 cities in North America, drivers will be able to view, navigate, and reserve parking via the SpotHero app. “At SpotHero, we’re focused on making life...
    Car Connectivity Consortium says Digital Key Release 3.0 specification to be completed by mid-2021
    Car Connectivity Consortium announced in a press release dated 21 April that its Digital Key Release 3.0 specification is planned for completion by mid-2021. The Digital Key Release 3.0 adds Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless connectivity technologies to enable compatible m...
    Stellantis to replace digital speedometers in Peugeot models due to chip shortage
    Stellantis has announced that it would replace digital speedometers with analogue ones in one of its Peugeot models due to the semiconductor shortage, Reuters reported on 21 April. Stellantis is set to change only Peugeot 308 cars, among group brands that include Chrysler, Citroën, and Jeep. “...
    WiMi Hologram Cloud’s EV holographic AR product gets FCC approval to enter US market
    WiMi Hologram Cloud has announced that its electric vehicle (EV) holographic augmented reality (AR) product ‘WiMi HoloAR HUD’ has received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the US market, according to a company press release on 1 April. FCC tested and certif...
    Cerence Drive AI platform is part of Android Automotive OS
    Cerence has announced the availability of Cerence Drive conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform on Android Automotive OS, according to a company press release on 30 March. This will enable automakers the ability to build custom conversational assistants on top of the Android Automotive ...
    German Autolabs raises several million EUR in new funding
    German Autolabs, the AI tech company building voice assistance solutions for professional drivers, couriers and delivery staff, has completed a multi-million euro financing round, the company announced on 30 March. The investment round is led by the family office of Schwarzwälder Bote, a shareholde...
    Garmin to integrate Alexa Custom Assistant into in-vehicle infotainment systems
    Garmin has announced a partnership with Amazon under which it will integrate Alexa Custom Assistant into its in-vehicle infotainment systems, a company press release dated 23 March read. The Alexa Custom Assistant technology will be available on Garmin’s latest infotainment solutions, which are bu...
    Cerence, ECARX partner to supply voice assistant on Lotus Cars
    Cerence has announced ECARX and the company will offer voice-powered technologies to Lotus Cars, according to a company press release on 2 March. Lotus Cars will be able to leverage Cerence’s products such as voice recognition and natural language understanding, text-to-speech, and speech signal e...
    Bittium joins GENIVI Alliance to create standards for vehicle HMI development and connectivity
    Bittium has joined the GENIVI Alliance, it said in a press release on 15 February. The company joins the alliance to advance connectivity and development of Android Automotive. “We are excited to be able to advance and accelerate vehicle development in cooperation with other members of the GENI...
    Immersion enters licensing agreement with Korean supplier Woory license for haptic technology
    Immersion Corporation has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with South Korea-based Woory Industrial for use of its haptics technology, the company said in a press release on 12 February. The agreement with allow the Korean supplier to use Immersion’s haptics technology in its automotive touc...
    Faurecia, Immersion enter multiyear licensing agreement for haptics
    Faurecia has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement for haptics, the US-based developer and producer of haptics solutions said in a press release on 3 February. The agreement will allow Faurecia to use Immersion’s haptics solutions to develop advanced, interactive haptic user interfaces. ...
    Ford partners with Google for connected vehicle technologies and services
    Ford has announced a partnership with Google under which the companies will develop connected vehicle technologies and services, according to a press release by the automaker on 1 February. Ford will use Google Cloud for data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). As a part of ...
    Cerence installs new cloud service center in Japan; signs Toyota as first customer
    Cerence has announced the installment of a new cloud service center in Japan, according to a company press release on 21 January. Toyota Motor Corporation will be signing on as its first user. The cloud center will offer AI-powered products and technologies such as speech recognition, text-to-speech...
    Cerence to deliver contactless payment capabilities into vehicles via Xevo Market
    Cerence has announced a collaboration with Xevo to offer Cerence Pay via the Xevo Market commerce and services platform, a press release by the companies read on 14 January. Cerence Pay is a conversational AI-powered contactless payment service. “As we support our OEM customers in meeting incre...
    Lear ties up with Grubhub for contactless food ordering services in FCA vehicles
    Lear Corporation has announced that its Xevo software business has partnered with Grubhub for contactless food ordering services in FCA vehicles, according to a company press release on 11 January. This is an expansion on Uconnect Market's transaction capabilities for contactless transactions in ...
    Cerence gets funding from German government to develop automotive assistants
    Cerence has announced that it has received funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to develop automotive assistants for autonomous vehicles, according to a company press release on 21 December. Cerence has signed on as a member of the Empathetic Human-Machine Int...
    Faurecia Xiamen selects Cinemo to deliver Android OS-based head unit and rear-seat infotainment systems
    Cinemo has announced a partnership with Faurecia Xiamen under which it will deliver Android OS-based head unit and rear-seat-entertainment systems, a company press release dated 19 November read. “We are delighted to be working with Faurecia Xiamen to create a vibrant infotainment platform that...
    Hyundai Motor Group launches ‘2020 ZER01NE Accelerator’ to collaborate with startups
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has announced its ‘2020 ZER01NE Accelerator’, an open innovation platform that facilitates collaboration among its internal teams and startups on future technology projects, the company said in a press release on 15 November. For the 2020 edition of ZER01NE Accelerator ...
    Canatu partners with TS TECH to develop touch switches for in-vehicle applications
    Canatu has announced a partnership with TS Tech to jointly develop a new demonstrator to showcase both companies’ technologies in in-vehicle applications, the Finnish company said in a press release on 30 October. The demonstrator is a decorative door trim with 3D touch switches to control the ...
    XPeng picks Cerence to power voice interaction for G3 SUV and P7 sports sedan vehicles
    Cerence has announced that XPeng has picked its services to power voice interaction for its G3 SUV and P7 sports sedan models, a company press release on 21 October read. Xpeng will feature Cerence ARK, which has speech recognition and natural language understanding, text-to-speech, and speech si...
    Visteon’s board approves restructuring to improve efficiency, rationalize global presence
    Visteon’s board of directors approved a restructuring plan on 30 September 2020 to improve the company’s efficiency and rationalized its global presence, the US-based automotive supplier said in a regulatory filing on 2 October. Under the plan, the company would reduce the number of employees at...
    Continental’s supervisory board approves restructuring plan
    The Supervisory Board of Germany-based automotive parts and systems manufacturer, Continental, has approved the restructuring measures at the locations in Aachen, Karben, and Regensburg, as well as the termination of the joint venture with Osram. According to a press statement issued by Continent...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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. ...
    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...
    KT Corp to offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles in South Korea
    South Korean telecom company KT Corp will offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles which are set to be released this year, Yonhap reported on 25 June. In-car infotainment services will include weather reports, music, podcast streaming and will be integrated through a...
    Volkswagen selects Faurecia’s app for connected user experience in South America
    Faurecia has said that Volkswagen has picked Faurecia Aptoide Automotive joint venture (JV) to provide connected car user experience in South America, a company press release read on 24 June. The service will be known as ‘VW Play’. “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract by ...
    HARMAN ties up with Amazon to include Alexa Voice Service
    HARMAN has announced the expansion of its relationship with Amazon to include the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), the company said on 17 June. HARMAN will provide services on AVS integration to its customers and partners. HARMAN will contribute towards driving innovation in AVS segment for high qualit...
    Clayens NP and TactoTek join hands for IMSE technology
    Clayens NP and TactoTek® have signed an agreement for TactoTek’s Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE™) technology, TactoTek said in a press release on 16 June 2020. As per the agreement, Clayens NP will market and sell solutions built using TactoTek’s IMSE technology. This partnersh...
    Cerence announces successful completion of debt refinancing
    Cerence has completed refinancing its senior secured term loan B and revolving credit facility and a new USD125 million senior secured term loan A credit facility, the company said in a press release on 15 June. The refinancing was through a combination of proceeds from the sale of USD175 million 3%...
    Škoda updates Škoda Connect app
    Škoda has updated its Connect app and consolidated the functions of the Škoda Connect app and the Škoda OneApp, the Czech carmaker said in a press release on 29 May. Drivers will get a consistent user experience across different devices, such as smartphones and smartwatches and the car’s centra...
    Honda, Tencent collaborate to build automotive infotainment for mainland Chinese market
    Tencent and Honda will collaborate to build an in-car infotainment system for the mainland Chinese market, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 20 May. Tencent will use its WeChat messaging platform technology in the Honda vehicle infotainment system. According to the Nikkei report, the two companies ...
    Cerence extends partnership with Audi for next-generation voice assistant
    Cerence has announced that its Cerence Drive platform will be used in Audi’s next-generation voice assistant, a company press release on 20 May showed. The voice assistant platform is currently available in Audi’s A8, A6, A1, A4, Q7, Q3, and e-tron models. Cerence Drive uses speech recognitio...
    Mobility security solutions company AUTOCRYPT joins Car Connectivity Consortium
    South Korea-based AUTOCRYPT has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium, a company press release on 7 May read. AUTOCRYPT will leverage its technical expertise and participate in projects related to digital key solutions, performance evaluation, establishing the international technical standards...
    Radioline develops hybrid radio app for Android Automotive OS in partnership with Panasonic
    Radioline has collaborated with Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe to develop a hybrid radio app compatible with Android Automotive operating system (OS), the company said in a press release on 28 April. Additionally, Radioline developed a full IP radio app which will be available in Google Play...
    ACCESS collaborates with NewTV for in-car infotainment content in mainland China
    ACCESS CO has announced a partnership with NewTV for in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) content to connected car users in mainland China, according to a company press release on 21 April. The content will include a mix of news, business, and sports content made available by NewTV to car manufacturer...
    Revo Capital invests in AR HUD startup CY Vision
    Revo Capital, a Turkey-based venture capital (VC) firm, has invested TRY13.5 million (about USD2 million) in CY Vision, a US-based startup, specializing in 3D augmented realty (AR) head-up display (HUD), Fortune reported on 10 April. Founded in 2016, CY Vision is working on holographic imaging ...
    Marelli uses blockchain technology to improve supply chain management
    Marelli has introduced the use of blockchain technology to enhance the management of automotive supply chains, the company said in a press release on 14 April. The company has created a distributed peer-to-peer network to connect suppliers’ and carmakers’ plants globally. Marelli Automotive Ligh...
    OPPO to license 3G and 4G communications standard-essential patents to IoT and automotive manufacturers
    OPPO has announced that it would license its 3G and 4G standard-essential patents to Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive markets, a company press release on 12 April read. It would do so through patent licensing platform Avanci. “OPPO is committed to the development of industry-leading tech...
    Bean Tech selects Cerence ARK to build AI-powered assistant for Great Wall Motors 
    Cerence has announced that Bean Tech has selected Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) to build AI-powered automotive assistants for Great Wall Motors, a company press release on 8 April stated. Cerence ARK is an automotive solution that combines AI-powered voice assistant features such as wake-up...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Aptiv to draw USD1.4 billion on revolving credit facility
    Aptiv has announced several measures to enhance its financial flexibility and liquidity amid uncertainty due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 23 March. The company has decided to draw down all the remaining amount, approximately US...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Goodix announces commercialization of automotive fingerprint authentication solution
    Goodix’s has announced the commercialization of its fingerprint authentication solution for automobile, a company press release on 18 March showed. Lynk & Co will showcase various high-tech Goodix designs on its all-new coupe SUV. The automotive fingerprint authentication solution enables s...
    FCA picks Cerence Drive for voice recognition in Uconnect 5 platform
    Cerence has announced that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has selected voice recognition–technology Cerence Drive for the new Uconnect 5 global platform, the company said in a press release on 17 March. Customers can access Uconnect 5 by a voice command that corresponds to the brand like “He...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Disruption in auto parts import from China to affect vehicle production in India, says industry association
    According to a press statement issued by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on 11 March, Rajan Wadhera, the president of SIAM, stated that automotive manufacturers in India import roughly 10 percent of the raw materials that are required for manufacturing processes from China. ...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Cerence signs USD125 million contract for voice and AI-based automotive assistants
    Cerence has signed a global contract worth USD125 million with a large European car manufacturer, the company said in a press release on 4 March. The contract is for voice and AI-based (artificial intelligence) automotive assistants. “This is a tremendous milestone for Cerence and fur...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Geneva International Motor Show is cancelled
    The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to be held from 5–15 March 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland, has been canceled due to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland. In a press release issued on 28 February, the organizers of the eve...
    02-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    MARELLI adopts Green Hills Software’s advanced hypervisor solutions for multi-OS cockpit platform
    Green Hills Software has announced that MARELLI has adopted its advanced hypervisor solutions for multi-OS cockpit platform and will be displaying it at embedded world 2020 in Germany. The automotive cockpit features the Android OS combined with digital cluster and safety applications in a single...
    Japan Display cancels capital and business alliance with Suwa
    Japan Display terminated its capital and business alliance agreement (CBAA) with Suwa Investment Holdings earlier this month after two parties failed to reach a final agreement on investment by 31 December 2019, the company said in a press release earlier this month. The Japanese display company is ...
    CES 2020: EyeLock demonstrates prototype of in-vehicle iris authentication for SiriusXM e-Wallet
    SiriusXM has collaborated with EyeLock to demonstrate a prototype of an iris biometric touchless gateway for SiriusXM e-Wallet services. The demonstrations took place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier his month. SiriusXM eyes the e-Wallet offering to automakers who deploy SiriusX...
    Cerence to integrate ‘Cerence Drive’ products with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform
    Nuance spin-off Cerence has announced the integration of its Cerence Drive products with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, a company press release on 16 January read. This would allow OEMS/tier 1 suppliers developing connected vehicle solutions on Microsoft’s platform leverage Cerence...
    TomTom to supply maps and navigation software for Subaru’s Outback and Legacy models in US
    TomTom has said that it would be providing maps and navigation technology to Subaru for the model year (MY) 2020 Outback and legacy models in the United States, a press release dated 16 January read. TomTom will also supply a new navigation user interface. “We’re delighted that Subaru has cho...
    TomTom to provide ‘connected navigation’ for Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV
    Location technology provider TomTom has announced that Alfa Romeo has picked its connected navigation to be integrated in the new Giulia compact saloon and the Stelvio SUV, a company press release dated 7 January read. Additionally, TomTom will provide advanced driver assistance attributes a...
    Excellence Optoelectronics breaks ground on new facility in Taiwan for automotive LED lighting module, displays
    Excellence Optoelectronics Inc. (EOI) broke ground on its new facility at Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) in northern Taiwan, LEDinsisde reported on 30 December. The new facility will be used for research and development (R&D) of mini LEDs for automotive displays and large size display, as well as au...
    CM.com collaborates with BMW for automated SMS messages
    CM.com has announced a collaboration with BMW Group under which it will provide the infrastructure for sending automated SMS messages as part of BMW’s ConnectedDrive services globally, a press released dated 20 December read. CM.com takes care of sending SMS to the respective partner carriers o...
    MY2021 Cadillac Escalade to feature industry-first curved OLED display
    General Motors’ luxury marque announced that model year 2021 Cadillac Escalade will feature a 38-inch curved OLED screen. According to a company press release on 16 December, the 2021 Escalade will showcase the first curved OLED in the industry with over 38 inches diagonal of total display. The 20...
    CES 2020: Mitsubishi Electric to showcase concept model EMIRAI S equipped with advanced technologies
    Japanese auto parts supplier Mitsubishi Electric will showcase its cutting-edge automotive technologies and products for the future MaaS (mobility as a service) at the upcoming 2020 CES next month in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 17 December. The company will demo...
    CES 2020: Immersion to showcase 15-inch haptic touchscreen for automotive center console
    Immersion Corporation will showcase its 15-inch haptic touchscreen for the automotive center console at the upcoming 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month in Las Vegas, US, according to a press release. The company will also exhibit haptics in a touchpad implementation to replace mechanica...
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    Faurecia targets sales of USD22.9 billion in 2022
    Faurecia has announced its new financial targets for 2022 during a ‘Capital Market Day’ event held in Paris, France, on 26 November, the company said in a press release. The French supplier expects its sales to grow above 5% between 2019 and 2022 and reach EUR20.5 billion (USD22.9 billion) ...
    Preh to downsize workforce as part of cost-cutting measure
    Preh announced on 12 November that as a part of its cost-cutting measure, it would reduce up to 77 jobs at its Bad Neustadt site. The company also said that in view of the continuing high cost pressures, the site at Jönköping would be closed by the end of the year and that all activities woul...
    Finland-based startup Canatu raises USD16.6 million funding
    Finland-based startup Canatu Oy has raised EUR15 million (USD16.6 million) in funding, according to a company press release on 31 October 2019. The round was led by a new investor, 3M Ventures, as well as, existing investors including Denso Corporation and Faurecia. “We are excited to be able t...
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