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Cockpit Buttons and Knobs May Disappear Faster Than We Think

Like previous analog-to-digital trends, tech startup SigmaSense says software-defined sensing and controls will quickly transform future cockpits. 

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Cerence’s Digital Twin Mines, Shares Vehicle Data in Real Time

The software transfers critical sensor data from the car to the cloud, where it can be accessed by the OEM, its suppliers and service providers, as well as smartphone apps that communicate directly with the vehicle owner.


Hardware Consolidation: The Key to Reducing Costs, Achieving Long-Term Sustainable Business.

Across the automotive supply chain, software-defined architectures appear to be following a clear path to ensure future-proof vehicles. With software architectures disrupting the traditional hardware-based automotive industry, progress in semiconductor component development is essential to consolidate and achieve the desired system simplification and cost effectiveness for the mobility industry of the future.

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Polestar Launching First Android Auto OS Browser

New vehicle internet browser isn’t first, but signals growing trend of automakers embracing outside tech companies to improve UX.

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Outlook Q4 2021 The Future of Sensors and Cabin Monitoring in the Software Defined Cockpit

Drew Winter, Senior Analyst – Cockpit of the Future, Wards Intelligence presents how connecting the latest sensing technology with automakers’ all-new electronic vehicle architectures is creating a wave of new opportunities to enhance vehicle connectivity and cockpit features.

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Outlook Q4 2021 Smart factory – Connectivity Enhanced Vehicle Production

Automotive OEMs are either retooling their factories or making plans to retool their factories with connectivity as a central feature. As OEMs move away from the production of ICE to electric or hybrid vehicles the factories need to be not only retooled but rethought as flexibility and adaptability become more significant success factors than scale.

Working on EV systems and architectures that are rapidly evolving means that traditional approaches to minimize vehicle production costs may not be appropriate. Low-cost sources of power in addition to availability of workforces with appropriate skills can mean moving factories from traditional regions to new greenfield shovel ready locations.

The opportunity to combine greenfield sites with the promise of 4G/5G private networks to deliver sustainable, flexible and cost-effective manufacturing is high on the priority list of many OEMs. Especially since great connectivity is an essential capability to exploit the benefits of AI, robotics, AR, cloud computing, digital twinning, 3D printing and automation.

Against this background we conducted a connectivity survey in the first half of 2021 to understand how the industry was approaching factory connectivity, what is important and who was influencing the direction. The presentation by Steve Bell, Principal Analyst – Connectivity, Wards Intelligence will address some of the results from an upcoming report. 

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Asahi Kasei’s Franchy: Clean-Cabin Tech Has Consumer Appeal, But Automakers Need Convincing

The supplier says its research shows car buyers would be willing to spend up to $1,000 for antimicrobial interior surfaces and other germ-killing technology inside their next vehicles.

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Arm Strengthens Automotive IP Portfolio with SOAFEE

On Sept. 15, Arm announced a new direction in its IP and technology portfolio to address the transformation of the automotive industry whose center of gravity is rapidly moving toward software, rather than hardware, components.

It appears evident that open-software platforms are of strategic import for the new mobility era. This role is evident not only from different bodies and companies investing in them, but also the effect on regional interests that are characterizing the automotive industry lately, with counterposing economic powers trying to dominate.


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GENIVI Rebranding Reflects Auto Connectivity’s Faster Pace

There has been industry chatter the adoption of Google operating systems is making the GENIVI Alliance unnecessary, but even Google sources say that’s not true.

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All Hail the Software Defined Vehicle

Old-school gearheads who love talking about high-performance tires, fuel injectors and transmissions may cringe at the term, but there’s no turning back: The companies famous for making high-performance tires, fuel injectors and transmissions – Continental, Bosch and ZF – are talking about software now, as well as sexy terms such as “middleware.”

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Software Defined Vehicles: A Fierce Shift from Hardware to Software Architectures

Across the automotive supply chain, software-defined vehicles appear to be following a clear path to future-proof architectures. Software architectures and standardized software platforms are fundamental to simplifying vehicle functional complexity while keeping up with the pace of technology and innovation, spanning from vehicle’s implementation to the back end and infrastructure digitalization.

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Our team of analysts and researchers keeps close tabs on the latest trends in all facets regarding the role of connectivity in automotive. We compile market data internationally, keep current on policy and regulations, offer detailed forecasts of the adoption rate of emerging technology and track developments in the global connectivity ecosystem.

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