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Cerence Withdraws Fiscal Guidance Despite Strong Q2 Results

Cerence Withdraws Fiscal Guidance Despite Strong Q2 Results

Automotive-focused AI specialist Cerence Inc. continues to pick up speed in its latest fiscal report. For its second fiscal quarter of 2020, Cerence reports GAAP revenues of $86.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA of $29 million. Those are considerable year-over-year improvements, with the company having seen GAAP revenues of $70.3 million and an adjusted EBITDA…

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…

Goodix Provides Fingerprint Authentication System for Lynk & Co Connected Car

Goodix Provides Fingerprint Authentication System for Lynk & Co Connected Car

Goodix has placed its in-car fingerprint authentication system in the Lynk & Co 05. The new coupe SUV is the first commercial deployment for the Goodix smart car solution. The Goodix system offers one-touch identity verification to support a more personal and more secure driving experience. Fingerprint recognition will ensure that only authorized individuals will…

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…

Cerence Launches New UX Services to Improve In-Car Experience

Cerence Launches New UX Services to Improve In-Car Experience

Cerence is continuing to develop its smart car portfolio with the release of Cerence UX Services. The UX Services suite will draw on Cerence’s expertise as a developer of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) to analyze various aspects of the in-car user experience and evaluate the quality of people’s interactions with those interfaces. Auto manufacturers can then…

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…

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…

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…

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

“It’s a compelling case for bringing biometrics into the car, and given Aware’s expertise in the world of biometric authentication, it’s coming from an expert source.” As today’s cars get increasingly sophisticated on the technological and IT front, Aware Inc. wants to put biometric technology in the driver’s seat. The company has published a new…

Biometrics Will Drive Vehicle Access Market: Report

Biometrics Will Drive Vehicle Access Market: Report

A new report from Grand View Research is predicting significant growth for the vehicle access control market over the next several years, with biometric technology poised to play an important role. The overall market is forecast to reach a value of $17.3 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 10.6 percent for the 2019-2025 forecast…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

“In addition to helping to ensure safe driving, the DSW system is also capable of performing driver identification, and could be used to trigger personalization of in-car settings.” Just a few months after its investment in computer vision specialist Deep Glint, automotive components supplier Hyundai Mobis has announced a new Driver State Warning (DSW) system…

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…

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Communications has tapped Sanjay Dhawan to lead Nuance Automotive when the mobility division becomes an independent company later this year. Nuance Automotive will be spun off on October 1, at which point it will be a publicly traded entity focusing exclusively on automotive software and mobility technology. Dhawan will join Nuance Communications on July…

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