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Jim Irwin

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Jim writes about emerging technologies and the supply sector.

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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.


New ZF Plant Producing Cameras to Augment ADAS

The Częstochowa facility produces advanced electronic components for light vehicles, including S-Cam 4.8 cameras, described by ZF as the first-ever monocular cameras to offer the capability of a 100-degree horizontal field of view.


Continental Buys Stake in Lidar Developer AEye

Continental says it will utilize AEye’s lidar technology and industrialize the sensor to deliver a fully automotive-grade product, with the first series application scheduled for the end of 2024.


Solar EV Charging Stations to Be Off-Grid in California

The investment will expand access to EV charging to drivers in rural areas, including the Central, Coachella and Imperial valleys, says Electrify America, a nationwide project to develop EV charging infrastructure.


FCA Unveils New-Generation Uconnect Digital Platform

Currently available on more than 80% of FCA’s North American applications, Uconnect 5 will bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to 100% of FCA’s North American offerings.

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