Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced a new
strategic relationship with Ford Motor Company that integrates Garmin’s
world-renowned navigation technology into the recently announced Ford
next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system.
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a cross-industry effort developing an open
source platform for all connected car technologies, announced that the
Subaru Starlink infotainment platform on the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback
and the 2020 Subaru Legacy uses open source software from the AGL
Unified Code Base (UCB) platform.
Oxbotica, global leader in vehicle autonomy, and Navtech, a global radar
solution company, have announced their joint product development of a
radar-based navigation and perception system to be launched in 2020.
BlackBerry Limited announced that it has teamed up with Amazon Web
Services, Inc. (AWS) to demonstrate a connected vehicle software
platform for in-vehicle applications that combines the safety and
security of BlackBerry’s QNX real-time operating system with AWS’
Internet of Things (IoT) Services in the cloud and in the car.
With sales close to $1 billion in 2019 and expected to rise
double-digits this year, Mobileye’s global ambitions in advanced
driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous mobility-as-a-service
(MaaS) came into sharper focus with two agreements announced by the
Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy business line, launched its
next generation of smart EV charging stations to speed the adoption of
electric vehicles and support the decarbonisation of the energy and
Starting signal for a forward-looking cooperative project called
“Testfeld Niedersachsen” (Lower Saxony Testing Area) on the A39 motorway
(Autobahn 39) between the Wolfsburg-Königslutter junction and the
municipality of Cremlingen, a seven kilometre-long test track for
collecting traffic flow information has been opened.
Mercedes-Benz AG (Mercedes-Benz) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely
Holding), the German and Chinese automotive groups, announced that they
have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile
Co., Ltd.” for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals.
Aptiv’s Smart Vehicle Architecture (SVA) debuted at the Consumer
Electronics Show 2020 as today’s vehicle architectures have reached an
impasse and are no longer able to handle the rapidly increasing software
and hardware complexity of feature-rich and highly automated vehicles.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced Anand Gopalan as its new CEO. Gopalan,
who previously was Velodyne’s CTO, assumes the position from Velodyne’s
legendary founder David Hall. Hall will continue as full-time Chairman
of the Board and remain actively involved in directing the company’s
technology, product vision and business strategy.
Sony’s efforts in the area of mobility, such as pursuing safety,
reliability, comfort and entertainment, are being positioned as a new
initiative, named “VISION-S”. The first prototype vehicle to result from
“VISION-S” will be showcased at the Sony booth.
Aptiv PLC, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility,
announced that it has been awarded access to pick up and drop off a
select group of passengers via its self-driving vehicles at the McCarran
International Airport in Las Vegas.