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Automotive Connectivity – Is It Mission Critical And What’s Its Direction?

Connectivity technology underpins the future of the automotive industry. The evolution in vehicle architectures and the move to software defined vehicles depend on connectivity to ensure they are cyber secure and up to date. The rapid evolution of BEVs means the traditional vehicle business model of profit on initial sales is being replaced by lifetime earnings that rely on over the air (OTA) upgrades to enhance the vehicle value to consumers. In this scenario has connectivity become mission critical not only from a vehicle safety perspective but for the OEMs own enterprise viability?

Connectivity technology continuously advances, but what will it be used for and who is influencing its direction and adoption in automotive?

This session will share some preliminary survey results that address these fundamental questions.

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Automotive Connectivity – Is It Mission Critical And What’s Its Direction?

Connectivity technology underpins the future of the automotive industry. The evolution in vehicle architectures and the move to software defined vehicles depend on connectivity to ensure they are cyber secure and up to date. The rapid evolution of BEVs means the traditional vehicle business model of profit on initial sales is being replaced by lifetime earnings that rely on over the air (OTA) upgrades to enhance the vehicle value to consumers. In this scenario has connectivity become mission critical not only from a vehicle safety perspective but for the OEMs own enterprise viability?

Connectivity technology continuously advances, but what will it be used for and who is influencing its direction and adoption in automotive?

This session will share some preliminary survey results that address these fundamental questions.

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BMW and Mini Launching Vegan Interiors in 2023

The new leather substitutes include MIRUM which is 100% bio-based and petroleum-free and has the potential to mimic all the properties of traditional leather. Another new material, Deserttex, is made from pulverized cactus fibers with a biobased polyurethane matrix. With these materials, replacing raw materials of animal origin can be combined with a significant reduction in CO2 the automaker says.

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The Future of Leather in Vehicles

Despite some OEMs totally removing or promising to eliminate leather from cockpits in the future – especially in battery-electric vehicles – Wards Intelligence research predicts most automakers – with some notable exceptions – will end up hedging their bets and will offer a variety of leather and non-leather options to accommodate all buyer demographics for the foreseeable future.

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V2X: On the Brink of a Tipping Point to Help Cut Road Fatalities

How Commsignia could be poised to take advantage of new Government initiatives.

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Lingering Chip Shortage, Shift in Supply Chain Expected

Automotive just-in-time sourcing strategy at odds with how semiconductor industry works, Roland Berger analyst says.

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Pulse Labs Finding Better UX User Insights with AI-Assisted Video Cameras

Pulse Labs acquires data through cameras (mounted to windshield in this case) configured at key vantage points within the automotive cabin, augmenting this data with cameras that capture the environment outside the car and telematics data from the car itself. These data sources are combined and analyzed using proprietary machine learning models that identify and classify activities of interest. Google and Amazon are both investors and clients. Bezos Expeditions, billionaire Jeff Bezos’s family investment fund, also is among the company’s investors. OEM clients include Polestar and Volvo. 

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Nav Specialist NNG Looks to Take Route Guidance Next Step

iGO.Live is a software suite that adds more advanced features on top of standard embedded navigation.

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Android Automotive OS Game-Changer for Cloud-Service Provider WirelessCar

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.

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Transforming Cockpits with Sustainable Materials and Smart Surfaces

The growth of electric vehicles and environmental concerns worldwide is creating demand for more sustainable interior materials that occupants can see and touch.

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A-PHY Chip Standard Clears Path to Software-Defined Vehicle

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.

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Automate 2022 Detroit Focuses on Automotive

Rapidly changing customer demand, unprecedented labor shortages, and international supply chain issues are causing disruption in automotive. Additionally, the rapid developments in robotics, advanced analytics, machine learning and machine vision, as well as AI, are accelerating digital transformation and the shift to smart factories

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TuneIn CEO: Radio Not Dead Yet, CarPlay Path Hard to Return From

Web-based radio service, available as an app on smartphones but also integrated into some new vehicles, envisions a bright future for one of the oldest entertainment mediums.

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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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