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David E. Zoia

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Dave writes about manufacturing, vehicle technology, management issues and international trends.

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Another Change in Direction for VW’s Cariad

In January, former Cariad CEO Dirk Hilgenberg indicated a new patience within VW when it comes to developing software-defined-vehicle architectures. That patience appears to have worn thin rather quickly.

E/E Architecture Business Strategy

BlackBerry IVY Aimed at Fast-Tracking OEMs Toward Digital Economy

BlackBerry’s IVY connectivity middleware provides the bridge between the car, third-party apps and the cloud. But to win business, the company must persuade automakers to forgo development of their own competing software.

E/E Architecture Connectivity

Why Sony Honda Car Is One to Watch

Sony’s CES 2023 presentation hammers home this point: Afeela isn’t so much about selling cars as it is about offering consumers another space in which to play Sony’s video games and watch its movies.

Cockpit of the Future Connected Services and Apps

VW’s Cariad Software Arm Now Has Clout to Tackle Task at Hand

Cariad is charged with developing three new electronic architectures simultaneously, ultimately leading to one that will underpin most of the models coming from the Volkswagen Group toward the end of the decade. That third platform will come only when Cariad says it’s ready.

E/E Architecture Connectivity

Qualcomm: Shift to SDVs ‘Moving Rapidly’

Qualcomm’s Nakul Duggal discusses what defines a software-defined vehicle and what it will take to get there. 

E/E Architecture Connectivity

Forvia Says Has Size, Breadth to Tackle Industry’s Affordability Issues

In pulling together Faurecia and Hella to form Forvia, executives say they have created a Tier 1 supplier with the size and breadth to continue to innovate. A key, they believe, will be developing products consumers really want and can afford.

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