connected cars

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

“Thanks to Cerence’s natural language capabilities, users will not need to use specific voice commands to navigate the platform.” Cerence has formalized its business relationship with HERE Technologies. The two teams formerly worked together when Cerence was still under the Nuance Communications umbrella, and are reaffirming that commitment now that Cerence has spun out on…

Trustonic Joins Car Connectivity Consortium

Trustonic Joins Car Connectivity Consortium

Trustonic will be working to make smart cars more secure as the newest member of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). The digital security specialist formally announced that it had joined the Consortium on February 18. The CCC was established to promote technologies that bridge the gap between smartphones and smart vehicles. Trustonic’s expertise will be…

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence has officially revealed the results of its first fiscal quarter as an independent company, after the automotive AI specialist split off from Nuance Communications last October. In a report comparing the first quarter of Cerence’s 2020 fiscal year to its performance from the same period a year ago – when it was still the…

Survey Finds Australians are Ready for Smart Cars, but Not Other Smart Devices

Survey Finds Australians are Ready for Smart Cars, but Not Other Smart Devices

Australians are looking forward to self-driving cars, even if they have been slow to adopt other smart technologies. At least, that’s the takeaway from a new survey from Toluna and Harris Interactive, which found that nearly 50 percent of Australians are interested in investing in the technologies that will be needed to create autonomous vehicles.…

Fiat Chrysler Deploys IDEMIA’s eSIM Tech in New Connected Cars

Fiat Chrysler Deploys IDEMIA’s eSIM Tech in New Connected Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has formally integrated IDEMIA’s eSIM technology into its latest generation of connected vehicles. The partnership will give FCA more flexibility when choosing a mobile connectivity provider in each region around the world. To that end, FCA will specifically be taking advantage of IDEMIA’s DAKOTA eSIM tech and its Smart Connect Subscription…

Cerence Sets Dates for Q1 Results, Special Investor Event

Cerence Sets Dates for Q1 Results, Special Investor Event

Cerence has set a date for the publication of its first quarter results: February 11, 2020. The results will be issued at 7:00 a.m. EST, 4:00 a.m. PST. The corporate update will cover the first quarter of Cerence’s fiscal year, with Q1 having ended December 31, 2019. As such, it will cover the company’s first…

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…

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

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…

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…

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung is continuing to explore the potential for connected vehicles with the CES debut of the Digital Cockpit 2020. The new Digital Cockpit is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Samsung’s HARMAN International subsidiary. So what can drivers expect to find? The Digital Cockpit is built with an Exynos Auto V9 System on Chip,…

Mercedes Unveils Eco-Friendly Avatar-Themed Concept Car

Mercedes Unveils Eco-Friendly Avatar-Themed Concept Car

Mercedes-Benz has released a new concept car inspired by James Cameron’s groundbreaking Avatar franchise. The design of the VISION AVTR draws on some of the creatures from the film in an effort to bridge the gap between the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle’s user interface is particularly important in that regard. Just…

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Aiqudo and Sensory have teamed up to develop more comprehensive voice assistant technology. The new joint solution will blend Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure tech with Aiqudo’s Q Action platform. While Aiqudo and Sensory both specialize in voice tech, the two companies argue that their solutions complement each other in a way that will allow the…

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM is deploying EyeLock’s iris authentication tech to safeguard its new mobile e-wallet. The in-car platform is designed to help drivers pay for goods and services while on the go, allowing them to pay tolls, purchase gas, or pass through the drive-thru window without reaching for their wallet. To that end, the SiriusXM e-wallet will…

Gentex’s Automotive Biometrics Tech Returns to CES

Gentex’s Automotive Biometrics Tech Returns to CES

“The company is evidently keen to get consumers familiar with this kind of biometric technology as smart and connected cars get an increasing number of sophisticated IT components.” Biometric driver authentication will be among the technologies showcased by Gentex at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. The system revolves around iris recognition,…

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…

Cerence Releases Localized ARK Platform for the Chinese Market

Cerence Releases Localized ARK Platform for the Chinese Market

Cerence has released a new turnkey solution developed specifically for Chinese cars. Dubbed Cerence ARK (short for AI Reference Kit), the new platform will make it easier for Chinese auto manufacturers to integrate a localized voice assistant with robust AI capabilities into their various automotive offerings. The ARK platform utilizes Cerence’s speech and voice recognition…

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