David E. Zoia
Executive Director, Content
Dave writes about manufacturing, vehicle technology, management issues and international trends.
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The open-source collaboration platform has the potential to take years off the time it takes to get a battery plant fully up and running, the company contends.
iGO.Live is a software suite that adds more advanced features on top of standard embedded navigation.
Use of Android Automotive made it relatively easy and inexpensive to add WirelessCar’s Journey Log to the Polestar 2 battery-electric vehicle. And that may signal the start of a new, faster, more flexible infotainment approach for the auto industry.
Valens is the first with a chipset geared to the MIPI Alliance’s new high-speed connectivity standard. It is designed to work with camera, radar and lidar sensors, reducing costs, speeding development and opening the door to centralized computing.
The solid-state lidar developer adds a second supply contract in China and says talks are progressing in other key regions as well. Its first applications are targeted for 2024, with a unit price below $200.
The sensor used for the drive around Detroit did not include Doppler, but that feature will be there when Baraja lidars go to automakers for testing later this year. The technology measures object velocity and direction of travel.