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BMW i Ventures Invests in Vendia, a Next-Gen Blockchain Company Helping Businesses to Securely Share Data With Third Parties

BMW i Ventures Invests in Vendia, a Next-Gen Blockchain Company Helping Businesses to Securely Share Data With Third Parties

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in the Series B funding round of next-generation blockchain company Vendia. The company developed a serverless, distributed data and code-sharing platform that allows businesses to securely share data with their partners. Vendia’s blockchain technology can be used by automakers like BMW to securely share vehicle data with its trusted partners in real-time across applications, datastores and the cloud.

Eric Walz2022-05-31 13:00 PT

BMW’s Latest Vehicle OS Features ‘Learning Navigation’ With Real-Time, Predictive Routing Capabilities From Mapping Company HERE Technologies

BMW’s Latest Vehicle OS Features ‘Learning Navigation’ With Real-Time, Predictive Routing Capabilities From Mapping Company HERE Technologies

What if vehicle navigation systems were smarter, learning an individual's driving style to improve and personalize the driving experience? BMW’s latest vehicle operating system delivers this with a feature called “Learning Navigation” that’s being powered by technology from mapping company HERE Technologies.

Eric Walz2022-04-25 09:15 PT

Mercedes-Benz to Use Vehicle Sensor Data to Monitor Road Conditions in Real-Time in a New Large-Scale Pilot in the Netherlands

Mercedes-Benz to Use Vehicle Sensor Data to Monitor Road Conditions in Real-Time in a New Large-Scale Pilot in the Netherlands

Mercedes Benz was just awarded a major contract by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Min I&W) to monitor the condition of country's roads in real-time using sensor data collected from Mercedes Benz connected vehicles. The project is one of the world’s first large-scale digital infrastructure agreements.

Eric Walz2022-03-31 10:00 PT

Audi, Qualcomm to Test Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology to Help Protect Bicyclists Sharing the Road

Audi, Qualcomm to Test Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology to Help Protect Bicyclists Sharing the Road

A new collaboration between Qualcomm, intelligent transportation systems developer Commsignia and Audi of America aims to protect cyclists and vulnerable road users using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications technology. Audi announced this week that its working with Spoke on a project to alert drivers when bicyclists are present using C-V2X technology.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-17 15:20 PT

Qualcomm, Nokia and Others Demand Patent Fees From Toyota, Honda & Nissan for Using Their 4G, 5G Communications Technology

Qualcomm, Nokia and Others Demand Patent Fees From Toyota, Honda & Nissan for Using Their 4G, 5G Communications Technology

A total of 48 telecommunications technology developers, including Finland's Nokia and U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, have demanded that automakers Toyota, Honda and Nissan pay them patent fees for components used to connect their vehicles to the internet. The electronics giants are demanding that the automakers pay them for the hardware even if drivers don't use it.

FutureCar Staff 2022-02-01 16:30 PT

Aptiv to Acquire Wind River for $4.3 Billion in its Push into the Automotive Software Space

Aptiv to Acquire Wind River for $4.3 Billion in its Push into the Automotive Software Space

​Automotive technology developer Aptiv announced its acquiring software company Wind River as part of its expansion in the automotive software space. The acquisition of Wind River will position Aptiv as a key player in the automotive software market, which is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade. Aptiv purchased Wind River from private equity firm TPG Capital, for $4.3 billion in cash.

Eric Walz2022-01-11 11:15 PT

Amazon Announces ‘AWS IoT FleetWise’, a New Platform to Help Automakers Manage Vehicle Data to-and-from the Cloud in Real-Time

Amazon Announces ‘AWS IoT FleetWise’, a New Platform to Help Automakers Manage Vehicle Data to-and-from the Cloud in Real-Time

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), the Amazon subsidiary that provides cloud data platform and IT services to major corporate clients, announced a new service targeted at automakers called “AWS IoT FleetWise” that makes it easier and more cost-effective for car makers to collect and transfer vehicle data from their vehicles and the cloud in near-real time.

Eric Walz2021-12-01 15:45 PT

Audi’s Year-Long Deployment of C-V2X Technology in Virginia Shows Real-World Safety Benefits for Drivers & Roadside Workers

Audi’s Year-Long Deployment of C-V2X Technology in Virginia Shows Real-World Safety Benefits for Drivers & Roadside Workers

Audi’s year-long deployment of next-generation cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technologies in Virginia to help improve safety in highway work zones has yielded a wealth of new insights and safety benefits for drivers, passengers, and vulnerable roadside workers, the automaker announced. C-V2X communications technology allows vehicles to communicate with infrastructure, such as traffic signals, road signs, other nearby vehicles and even pedestrians.

Eric Walz2021-11-02 04:00 PT

Nissan, Verizon Complete a Successful 5G-Powered Connected Vehicle Proof-of-Concept to Warn Drivers of Hazards Outside Their Line-of-Sight

Nissan, Verizon Complete a Successful 5G-Powered Connected Vehicle Proof-of-Concept to Warn Drivers of Hazards Outside Their Line-of-Sight

Verizon and Nissan's North America Research and Advanced Engineering team have announced the completion of a successful C-V2X proof-of-concept that demonstrates how vehicle sensor data and nearby infrastructure can be processed using Verizon’s wireless network and communicated back to vehicles to notify drivers of any potential hazards in near real-time.

Eric Walz2021-10-21 10:45 PT

Aviva Technology Raises $26.5 Million in Series A Funding for its High Bandwidth, Ethernet-based Automotive Networking Solutions

Aviva Technology Raises $26.5 Million in Series A Funding for its High Bandwidth, Ethernet-based Automotive Networking Solutions

Silicon Valley startup Aviva Technology announced this week a $26.5 million Series A funding round led by Dr. Sehat Sutardja and Weili Dai, the founders of Santa Clara, CA semiconductor manufacturer Marvell Technology Inc. Aviva is developing advanced, Ethernet-based connectivity solutions for autonomous driving systems and ADAS, which includes networking hardware that supports multi-gigabit data transfer speeds.

Eric Walz2021-09-09 10:30 PT

General Motors to Add 5G Connectivity to its Model Lineup in Partnership With AT&T

General Motors to Add 5G Connectivity to its Model Lineup in Partnership With AT&T

General Motors announced a new partnership with AT&T that will bring 5G connectivity to millions of vehicles in the U.S. starting with 2024 model year vehicles. GM and AT&T are working together to develop a fifth-generation cellular network architecture that will support a network of connected vehicles with faster data speeds to support functions such as autonomous driving.

FutureCar Staff 2021-08-19 09:15 PT

Mapbox to Help Drivers Navigate More Easily With Advanced Location Technology From ‘what3words’ in New Partnership

Mapbox to Help Drivers Navigate More Easily With Advanced Location Technology From ‘what3words’ in New Partnership

San Francisco-based Mapping company Mapbox announced it will integrate location technology from London-based company "what3words", which will make its easier for drivers to navigate to a specific location or address with a higher degree of accuracy.

Eric Walz2021-08-17 10:00 PT

Silicon Valley Startup Sonatus to Partner with Hyundai on the Development of Software Defined Vehicles

Silicon Valley Startup Sonatus to Partner with Hyundai on the Development of Software Defined Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group on Wednesday announced a new partnership with Silicon Valley-based software developer Sonatus. The two companies will work to develop software defined vehicles for Hyundai and its brands Kia and Genesis. With this new partnership, Sonatus is bringing its expertise to Hyundai to transition away from legacy vehicle architectures and transform its vehicle development with electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture capabilities.

Eric Walz2021-08-11 12:00 PT

Mercedes-Benz to Make its Sindelfingen Tech Center its Global ‘Electric Software Hub’, Plans to Hire 3,000 Developers

Mercedes-Benz to Make its Sindelfingen Tech Center its Global ‘Electric Software Hub’, Plans to Hire 3,000 Developers

​Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz plans to make its Sindelfingen Tech Center the home of its future vehicle operating system (OS) development. The moves are part of the automaker’s new “digital first” strategy that will give Mercedes Benz vehicles the same over-the-air updates and connectivity features that Tesla offers in it electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-06-28 17:00 PT

Former Chinese Minister Says the Country Should Develop a Unified Smart Vehicle OS

Former Chinese Minister Says the Country Should Develop a Unified Smart Vehicle OS

In the future when autonomous electric vehicles are more capable, it might better serve the industry to develop a unified vehicle OS in China, as well as the chips that support it, according to former Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei. Mr Wei made the remarks on Thursday at an industry conference in Shanghai held by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

FutureCar Staff 2021-06-18 12:30 PT

General Motors Opens its Subscription-based OnStar Guardian App to the Public

General Motors Opens its Subscription-based OnStar Guardian App to the Public

General Motors announced on Monday that its opening its OnStar Guardian app to the public. Previously, OnStar Guardian was only available to GM vehicle owners that are subscribers to the company’s OnStar remote vehicle assist service.

Eric Walz2021-06-07 09:00 PT

Starting Today, BMW is Rolling Out an Over-the-Air Software Update for 1.3 Million Vehicles

Starting Today, BMW is Rolling Out an Over-the-Air Software Update for 1.3 Million Vehicles

​Automaker BMW is rolling out a Remote Software Upgrade for over 1 million vehicles equipped with BMW’s Operating System 7 starting today. The over-the-air software updates will begin with BMW vehicles in Germany. The BMW Remote Software Upgrade will update vehicles equipped with BMW Operating System 7 to Version 21-03.

Eric Walz2021-06-01 11:00 PT

Honda and AT&T to Offer Expanded in-car Entertainment Options Via the WarnerMedia RIDE App

Honda and AT&T to Offer Expanded in-car Entertainment Options Via the WarnerMedia RIDE App

Automaker Honda Motor Co has teamed up with AT&T in a new partnership to provide more entertainment options for passengers. The expanded in-car entertainment services will be provided through the WarnerMedia RIDE app, which will be offered to Honda and Acura owners that are subscribers of AT&T’s unlimited in-car Wi-Fi plan.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-27 09:30 PT

Movandi Demonstrates its 5G mmWave Technology for Reliable & Fast Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

Movandi Demonstrates its 5G mmWave Technology for Reliable & Fast Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

Movandi, a developer of 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, announced on Monday a successful demonstration of a new technology that uses mmWave repeaters to support uninterrupted 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The pilot was conducting in San Jose, CA.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-25 15:20 PT

Audi and its Partners Demonstrate C-V2X Connected Vehicle Technology to Increase Safety Around School Buses

Audi and its Partners Demonstrate C-V2X Connected Vehicle Technology to Increase Safety Around School Buses

Audi of America and partners, Qualcomm, Applied Information, Commsignia, bus manufacturer Blue Bird, and others have announced the completion of a cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) deployment in Alpharetta, Georgia, designed to alert drivers to nearby school buses. The C- V2X technology can alert a driver when they’re entering an active school zone or approaching a school bus to reduce risks for children and other road users.

Eric Walz2021-05-20 12:15 PT

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