Qualcomm Technologies is working Renault Group’s new software company Ampere on the co-development of a centralized compute architecture for the automaker's next-generation of software defined vehicles, which will be fully connected and capable of receiving regular over-the-air (OTA) software updates. The ‘Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) Platform for Renault’s future electric vehicles will be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of digital chassis solutions.
Eric Walz2022-11-09 10:30 PT
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 Walz2022-07-07 13:00 PT
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 Walz2022-06-01 09:15 PT
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 Walz2022-05-07 10:00 PT
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 2022-04-23 15:20 PT
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 2022-03-10 16:30 PT
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 Walz2022-02-17 11:15 PT
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 Walz2022-01-07 15:45 PT
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 Walz2021-12-09 03:00 PT
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 Walz2021-11-27 09:45 PT
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 Walz2021-10-16 10:30 PT
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 2021-09-25 09:15 PT
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 Walz2021-09-23 10:00 PT
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 Walz2021-09-17 12:00 PT
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 Walz2021-08-04 17:00 PT
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 2021-07-25 12:30 PT
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 Walz2021-07-14 09:00 PT
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 Walz2021-07-08 11:00 PT
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 2021-07-03 09:30 PT
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.
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