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Hyundai Mobis Unveils Rear Seat Passenger Monitoring System

Hyundai Mobis Unveils Rear Seat Passenger Monitoring System

Hyundai Mobis has developed a new passenger detection system that uses radar technology to monitor people riding in the back seat. The company is planning to pitch the Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) system to other auto manufacturers, although the solution has not yet entered the mass production phase. The ROA system was designed to prevent…

Cerence Inks $125M Contract with European Car Manufacturer

Cerence Inks $125M Contract with European Car Manufacturer

Cerence has signed a $125 million contract with an undisclosed European car manufacturer. The deal is the largest in the company’s relatively short corporate history, and reaffirms its position as one of the leading developers of voice-based virtual assistants for the automotive industry.  “This is a tremendous milestone for Cerence and further evidence of strong…

FCC, Department of Transportation At Odds Over Unused Airwaves

FCC, Department of Transportation At Odds Over Unused Airwaves

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), two agencies of the same administration, continue to do battle with each other over the use of a set of airwaves set aside years ago for vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology. The airwaves in question — a 75 MHz swath — were set aside 20 years…

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

The mobile and IoT industries are back in full swing after the holidays, and that’s very much reflected in the breadth of topics covered in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Smartphones are, of course, a major topic. Samsung garnered considerable reader attention with the news of its latest security patch for…

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence is showing off an improved version of its Cerence Drive platform at CES 2020. The multimodal upgrades primarily concern technologies like gaze detection, head tracking, and voice and gesture recognition, and will give drivers more ways to control various elements of the vehicle without the need to press any buttons. The highlight is the…

ArcherMind Unveils New EX4.0 Automotive Cockpit Solution at CES 2020

ArcherMind Unveils New EX4.0 Automotive Cockpit Solution at CES 2020

Software technology provider ArcherMind unveiled its new EX4.0 Automotive Cockpit Solution at CES 2020 this week. ArcherMind will integrate its software with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform to produce integrated benchmark tools and technical support packages that aim to help automakers and suppliers in product design and commercialization to bring their platform to consumers. “As…

FCC Votes to Take Over Auto Airwaves for WiFi

FCC Votes to Take Over Auto Airwaves for WiFi

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to take over airwaves previously slated for use for auto safety and allocate it for WiFi use. The 75 MHz swath of airwaves was set aside 20 years ago for a vehicle safety communication system that never came to fruition. Despite this, the takeover of the spectrum…

Cerence to Present at Two Investor Conferences in December

Cerence to Present at Two Investor Conferences in December

Cerence will be presenting at a pair of December investor conferences as the company continues to establish itself as an independent entity. The automotive AI specialist will first make its way to New York City for the 2019 Raymond James Technology Investor Conference, before heading across the country to put in an appearance at the…

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

The newly formed automotive specialist Cerence Inc. has become a resident partner at the Mila Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec. The Institute’s lab is located near Cerence’s Montreal office, which employs more than 450 employees and is responsible for much of the company’s R&D. The close proximity will give Mila interns the opportunity to collaborate…

Nuance’s Automotive Spinoff Makes Market Debut

Nuance’s Automotive Spinoff Makes Market Debut

“…the company noted that its AI solutions are already being used in almost 300 million vehicles, from brands including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Geely, GM, SAIC, and Toyota, among others.” Cerence has officially spun off from its parent company, Nuance Communications, having become a standalone connected car solutions specialist on October 1st. The official spinoff…

SEC Filings Pave Way for Nuance Automotive Spinoff

SEC Filings Pave Way for Nuance Automotive Spinoff

“Cerence will build on Nuance’s robust foundation of voice- and Artificial Intelligence-based technology solutions for vehicles, capitalizing on growing market excitement around smart and connected car technologies.” Nuance Communications has officially filed its Form 10 Registration Statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the spinoff of its automotive division, marking the latest important…