automotive technology

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become the latest car manufacturer to adopt Cerence Drive. The voice recognition solution has been integrated into Uconnect 5, the most recent version of FCA’s Uconnect in-car infotainment platform. Uconnect 5 will be deployed across FCA’s entire product line, allowing drivers to use the brand of their vehicle as the…

Geely to Use Cerence ARK to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistants

Geely to Use Cerence ARK to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistants

Cerence has reaffirmed its partnership with China’s Geely Auto Group. The two companies have announced that Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) subsidiary will utilize Cerence’s new Cerence ARK platform to build AI voice assistants for Geely motor vehicles. The AI reference kit was developed specifically for the Chinese market. The new voice assistant will…

ADI and Jungo Team Up on New Driver Monitoring System

ADI and Jungo Team Up on New Driver Monitoring System

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is teaming up with Jungo to develop a new driver monitoring system for connected cars. The solution will blend ADI’s Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology with Jungo’s CoDriver software platform. The in-car cameras outfitted with the new system will improve vehicle safety by tracking head and eye movements to watch for signs of…

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…

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu has teamed up with Upstream Security to develop a new security platform for the next generation of connected vehicles. Upstream Security is a smart car cybersecurity specialist, and has already developed a cloud-based automotive threat feed called Upstream C4. The new joint solution will blend Upstream C4 with Fujitsu’s data processing tech, as well…

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan is predicting that digital assistants will become an increasingly important component of automotive branding in the next five years. Digital assistants allow drivers to control various navigation, safety, and entertainment features with simple voice commands to minimize the number of distractions they face while on the road. They also provide an opportunity…

Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Research has released a new report that predicts that the international automotive finance market will climb to $344.1 billion by 2026. However, the impressive figure does not necessarily represent astronomical growth, and corresponds to a modest CAGR of 6.7 percent. The automotive finance market covers the ecosystem of financial providers that allow everyday consumers…

CES Kickstarts 2020 in This Week’s Mobile ID News Roundup

CES Kickstarts 2020 in This Week’s Mobile ID News Roundup

Another year in mobile tech has kicked off with the annual Consumer Electronics Show putting it into a high gear. That’s a big part of the reason this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is dominated by smart car technology, with in-display smartphone fingerprint scanning also factoring into this week’s collection in a…

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…

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Connected is heading to next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the latest iteration of its flagship Raven smart car platform. Raven+ will make its public debut during the Las Vegas show. Highlights of the new Raven include a bigger screen, a driver assistant display, and heat control to enhance the platform’s ability to…

Karma Unveils SC2 Concept Car With Biometric Features

Karma Unveils SC2 Concept Car With Biometric Features

Karma Automotive has unveiled its SC2 concept car at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The SC2 — a follow-up to the SC1 unveiled earlier this year in Shanghai –comes loaded with advanced technology, including a number of biometric features focused on providing increased control, comfort and security for the vehicles driver and their passengers. On…

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

“With the automotive space undergoing an unprecedented transformation on the eve of autonomous and increasingly connected vehicles, Cerence has an important role to play.” – Prateek Kathpal, CTO, Cerence Automotive tech specialist Cerence Inc. is continuing to pick up speed with the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. Prateek Kathpal comes to the company…

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford has unveiled the next iteration of its SYNC smart car platform. SYNC 4 boasts conversational speech recognition and cloud connectivity that will allow drivers to use voice commands for navigation, internet searches, entertainment, and other connected features. The new virtual assistant reflects Ford’s evolving smart car ambitions. In 2017, the American car manufacturer opened…

Latest VW Golf’s ‘V2X’ Tech Could Help Pave Way for Autonomous Traffic

Latest VW Golf’s ‘V2X’ Tech Could Help Pave Way for Autonomous Traffic

The latest iteration of the Volkswagen Golf has become the first volume European car model to feature V2X, wireless communications technology that could become an important component of autonomous driving infrastructure. Also called “Vehicle-to-Everything”, the technology is essentially designed to communicate with roadside sensors and other V2X-equipped vehicles in order to convey and receive important…

Toyota to Launch New LQ Concept Vehicle With AI Assistant

Toyota to Launch New LQ Concept Vehicle With AI Assistant

Toyota is set to launch the new LQ concept car equipped with its own AI-driven assistant. According to Toyota, the LQ concept smart car will feature ‘Yui’, an AI assistant that is designed to read the driver’s biometric signs and deliver a personalized mobility experience. “With the LQ, we are proud to propose a vehicle…

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi has lifted the curtain on the EMIRAI S, a new concept car that will make its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The smart vehicle comes equipped with a slew of connected features, including speech control and biometric driver monitoring. The Driver Monitoring System is designed to make driving safer,…

Baidu Expects Major Growth for Smart Car OS

Baidu Expects Major Growth for Smart Car OS

“…Baidu says its ‘DuerOS for Apollo’ operating system has been incorporated into over 300 car models, and that it’s working with major car makers based not only in China but also Europe and the US…” China-based Baidu is celebrating the growth of its Apollo smart car program, and looking to build its brand on the…

Connected Cars Will Increase Demand for Car Security Systems: Technavio

Connected Cars Will Increase Demand for Car Security Systems: Technavio

According to a new report from Technavio, the market for car security systems is expected to grow as more and more car manufacturers roll out new connectivity features for passenger vehicles. The use of biometric authentication for vehicle access and ignition will also be a key factor driving the market.   The logic in the…

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