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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

China’s Baidu Announces ‘Apollo Air’ Which Supports Self-driving Vehicles Using Real-time Data From 5G-Connected Roadside Units

China’s Baidu Announces ‘Apollo Air’ Which Supports Self-driving Vehicles Using Real-time Data From 5G-Connected Roadside Units

​China’s tech giant Baidu is expanding its Apollo autonomous driving platform by adding vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications technology in which autonomous vehicles communicate with roadside sensors using ultra-fast 5G cellular networks. The new connected platform is called “Apollo Air." It’s one of the most advanced V2X projects to provide reliable safety redundancy for autonomous driving, according to Baidu.

Eric Walz2021-05-14 13:45 PT

Polestar Develops its Own Video Streaming App for the Polestar 2 EV

Polestar Develops its Own Video Streaming App for the Polestar 2 EV

Electric-performance brand Polestar, which is jointly owned by Swedish automaker Volvo and its parent company Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely), has developed its own video streaming app for its Polestar 2, the company's first mass-market electric vehicle. The beta app, which is available now in all European markets, offers web-based streaming content from various providers directly to the vehicle's 11-inch center-mounted touchscreen display.

Eric Walz2021-05-06 09:15 PT

BMW iVentures Invests in Vendia, a Developer of Distributed Data & Code-Sharing Platform Using Blockchain

BMW iVentures Invests in Vendia, a Developer of Distributed Data & Code-Sharing Platform Using Blockchain

​BMW iVentures, the venture capital arm of German automaker BMW that’s based in Silicon Valley, is investing $15 million in Vendia, a data and code-sharing platform that one day might be used for managing the massive amounts of data generated by connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-02-04 16:00 PT

Ford & Google Plan to Reinvent the Connected Vehicle Experience with New Android OS Partnership

Ford & Google Plan to Reinvent the Connected Vehicle Experience with New Android OS Partnership

Ford Motor Co. and Google have announced a new strategic partnership to accelerate the automaker's transformation and reinvent the connected vehicle experience. As part of the strategic partnership, Future Ford and Lincoln vehicles will come with Google’s Android Automotive OS. The Android OS is an embedded version of Android that Google developed specifically for vehicle infotainment systems.

Eric Walz2021-02-01 12:10 PT

Mercedes Benz Releases its New ‘Mercedes me’ Apps to Keep Drivers Connected to Their Vehicles

Mercedes Benz Releases its New ‘Mercedes me’ Apps to Keep Drivers Connected to Their Vehicles

German automaker Mercedes Benz announced the next-generation "Mercedes Me" smartphone apps over the summer and the new apps are now available for download for both Android and iOS devices in the respective app stores. The updated Mercedes me apps offer an improved user experience and functionality, the automaker said.

FutureCar Staff 2020-12-23 09:55 PT

Audi & Qualcomm to Deploy Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology on Virginia Roadways That Will Alert Drivers When Workers Are Present

Audi & Qualcomm to Deploy Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology on Virginia Roadways That Will Alert Drivers When Workers Are Present

In a collaborative effort between Audi of America, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and wireless infrastructure operator American Tower Corporation, the companies announced a milestone in an initial deployment of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication technology in Virginia that includes workers wearing special vests with built-in Vehicle to Pedestrian (V2P) communications technology that can alert drivers to their presence.

Eric Walz2020-09-29 17:30 PT

TomTom is Supplying Maps, Software and User Interface for Maserati’s New Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Infotainment System

TomTom is Supplying Maps, Software and User Interface for Maserati’s New Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Infotainment System

Mapping and navigation company TomTom announced on Tuesday that it will provide automaker Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the automaker’s all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system for its new lineup of vehicles, including the MC20 supercar.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-22 13:35 PT

Applied Information & Qualcomm to Integrate C-V2X Technology in Traffic Signals in Hawaii

Applied Information & Qualcomm to Integrate C-V2X Technology in Traffic Signals in Hawaii

Smart City technology developer Applied Information, Inc. announced today its plans to bring Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology to the island of Hawaii. The company is working with wireless technology developer Qualcomm on the pilot, in which C-V2X technology will be integrated into 34 traffic signals along the high-traffic Nimitz Corridor in Honolulu.

Eric Walz2020-08-05 13:15 PT

Mercedes Benz Launches the Next-Generation ‘Mercedes me’ Apps to Keep Drivers Connected to Their Vehicles

Mercedes Benz Launches the Next-Generation ‘Mercedes me’ Apps to Keep Drivers Connected to Their Vehicles

German luxury automaker Mercedes Benz has launched the next-generation of its Mercedes “me” apps. The three new apps allow drivers to stay connected to their Mercedes Benz vehicles. The updated app interface lets drivers check their vehicle's status remotely, activate vehicle controls, schedule service, or summon roadside assistance from wherever they are.

Eric Walz2020-08-04 20:00 PT

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