Chinese LiDAR developer ABAX Sensing has completed a follow-on round of financing, led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC). Other investors include China tech firm Orbbec and GSR Capital. RBVC’s managing director, Dr Ingo Ramesohl, said in a statement that this “underlines our excitement in the disruptive approach of ABAX for the next-generation LiDAR”. ABAX has Read More..
Samsung plans to invest $22.3 billion over the next three years in areas such as artificial intelligence, 5G communication, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals. Overall investments, aimed at making the Korean electronics conglomerate a global technology leader, are set to total more than $160 billion. That will include spending on future growth businesses and a Read More..
Audi is working with Ericsson to explore the application of 5G communication in vehicle production. The two firms have signed a memorandum of understanding, and will run field tests at a technical center at Audi’s ‘Production Lab’ in Gaimersheim, Germany. 5G is said to offer network characteristics that serve the increasingly flexible and complex production Read More..
Audi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese information and telecoms company Huawei for a strategic cooperation covering intelligent connected vehicles, the advancement of automated driving, and the digitalization of in-car services. It points to the intensive research and development needed to develop a high-quality, stable data connection, and says that the two companies Read More..
Communications services company Sprint, which aims to launch the first 5G mobile network in the USA next year, has worked with NXM Labs on a 5G-ready connected car platform featuring blockchain-enabled security. This can be fitted to both new vehicles and existing cars already on the road. The NXM system involves an automotive router to Read More..
V2X provider Commsignia, based in Santa Clara, California, has announced two new products to support the Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) and 5G ecosystem. Its roadside and onboard units, ITS-RS4 and ITS-OB4 respectively, use the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset for radio communication and are offered as standalone products or with dedicated short-range communication configurations. These units work Read More..
Great Wall Motors is to launch its first connected vehicle with a remote software updating service in 2019. The over-the-air (OTA) technology will be supplied by Harman, whose Remote Vehicle Updating Service has already been fitted in more than 25 million cars worldwide. The Harman technology allows for full monitoring and control of updates by Read More..
Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers – Audi, BMW and Daimler – have formed the “5G Automotive Association” together withÂ Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group’s aim is to test and promote 5G and agree on standards for Read More..