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Set Alert for Connectivity

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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Connectivity Connected Services and Apps

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.


Software Defined Architectures: The Burgeoning Business Model

Next-generation E/E architectures will create new business models for automakers and suppliers. But a Wards Intelligence survey shows few see themselves as pacesetters, and there’s some uncertainty about where the best monetization opportunities are. The massive change in operations, and the associated costs, will put constraints on the timeframe and depth of the changes in infrastructure and vehicle architectures that OEMs will be able to address.

E/E Architecture Mobility

Bosch Realigns Development Org as Software-Defined Vehicle Gains Traction

The supplier says its new cross-domain engineering approach will help Bosch keep pace with the three megatrends – electrification, automated driving and connectivity – that are transforming the industry.

Connectivity ADAS

Bosch Service Solutions Invests in Crash-Detection App Startup

The Bosch Group subsidiary says its acquisition of a minority stake in Sfara will strengthen the companies’ existing partnership and achieve development of a complete smartphone-based accident-response service.


Gentex, PayByCar Team to Offer Cashless Payment for Fuel

The companies are working to ensure compatibility between Gentex’s Integrated Toll Module and PayByCar, a payment solution that lets drivers use their smartphone and toll transponder to fuel up at certain gas stations without using cash or a credit card.


AutoTech Check – ’20 BMW M8 Competition Convertible

Notwithstanding a few minor shortcomings, not many cars can compete with the M8 as a technology tour de force – or with its remarkable performance and rakish ragtop styling.


AutoTech Check – ’20 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Lusso

The tech in the’20 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Lusso AWD doesn’t disappoint, although some of it comes as extra-cost options.


Florida Connected-Car Tests Hit a Few Bumps

The U.S. Department of Transportation found participants “initially significantly underestimated” the challenge of testing and integrating connected vehicles. 


AutoTech Check – ’21 Kia Seltos SX Turbo AWD

The tech in the ’21 Seltos is practical, intuitive and provides good value – and should help Kia continue to make inroads and sales in the compact SUV category.


Two Technology Supernovas on Horizon

AMD’s proposed purchase of Xilinx is an answer to the potential NVIDIA-ARM tie-up that would create two giants in the microprocessor sector.

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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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