Driving

DENSO, KDDI Research 5G's use in Automated Driving to Achieve Safe and Secure Mobility

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 2:16am

In the verification project, DENSO and KDDI will build a 5G environment in a test course at Global R&D Tokyo, Haneda, a research and development center for automated driving operated by DENSO.

Key Points: 
  • In the verification project, DENSO and KDDI will build a 5G environment in a test course at Global R&D Tokyo, Haneda, a research and development center for automated driving operated by DENSO.
  • The two companies will verify driver assistance technologies in automated driving vehicles using high-definition in-vehicle cameras and roadside sensors(1).
  • The technology is expected to be used in fields such as automated driving where various types of data must be communicated depending on the priority.
  • More broadly, the verification project aims to promote the use of 5G in automated driving by combining DENSO's know-how in developing in-vehicle communication technologies and KDDI's expertise in advanced network technologies, helping achieve safe and secure mobility for all customers.

LG Innotek Develops the World's First Automotive Wi-Fi 6E Module

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

This change led a fierce technological competition among component makers over the core component for in-vehicle infotainment: automotive Wi-Fi module.

Key Points: 
  • This change led a fierce technological competition among component makers over the core component for in-vehicle infotainment: automotive Wi-Fi module.
  • Despite this challenge, LG Innotek has successfully developed the world's first Wi-Fi 6E module with advanced RF and antenna technology.
  • The company previously launched the world's first 2nd Generation Automotive V2X Full Module, 5G Automotive Communication Module, and a brand-new Digital Key Module with improved accuracy and security.
  • With its automotive Wi-Fi 6E module, LG Innotek plans to target the global automotive communications component market.

Gatik Partners with Ontario Government to Accelerate R&D for Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

TORONTO, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gatik , an autonomous technology company deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B middle mile logistics, was awarded $997,706 in support through Ontarios Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Networks ( AVIN ) R&D Partnership Fund, along with $8,000,000 in industry contribution, to winterize its autonomous driving technology.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gatik , an autonomous technology company deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B middle mile logistics, was awarded $997,706 in support through Ontarios Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Networks ( AVIN ) R&D Partnership Fund, along with $8,000,000 in industry contribution, to winterize its autonomous driving technology.
  • Since establishing a presence in Toronto in 2019, Gatik has led the way in autonomous middle mile delivery in Canada.
  • The Ontario government is helping Gatik winterize its proprietary autonomous driving technology, and accelerate R&D efforts to test, measure and demonstrate the operational efficiencies generated by autonomous delivery adoption.
  • The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) is a Government of Ontario program, led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), designed to reinforce Ontarios position as a North American leader in transportation technology and infrastructure systems.

Mercury Insurance Advises Californians of New Driving Laws for 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 9:15pm

The following new 2021 California driving laws are now in effect or going into effect later this year:

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  • The following new 2021 California driving laws are now in effect or going into effect later this year:
    Unattended Children in Motor Vehicles.
  • Updates to California's "Move Over, Slow Down" law will extend to local streets and roads, not just freeways, starting January 1, 2021.
  • Driving safely and abiding by traffic laws can prevent collisions from occurring, and being a safe driver can also save you money on your auto insurance.
  • Talk to your insurance agent to see if you're eligible for a Mercury Insurance Good Driver Discount .

5G Automotive Association Presents Latest Developments on C-V2X in China to Boost Automated Driving Revolution

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:38am

Building on its third participation in the Chinese edition of the congress, 5GAA provided an update on how C-V2X fuels the country's connected automotive revolution.

Key Points: 
  • Building on its third participation in the Chinese edition of the congress, 5GAA provided an update on how C-V2X fuels the country's connected automotive revolution.
  • While the association supports the global roll-out of C-V2X, China has reportedly presented the highest advancement in technology development and implementation.
  • The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is a global, cross-industry organisation of 127 members made of leading global automakers, Tier-1 suppliers, mobile operators, semiconductor companies and test equipment vendors.
  • 5GAA is committed to defining and developing the next generation of connected mobility, automated vehicle and intelligent transport solutions based on C-V2X.

5G Automotive Association Presents Latest Developments on C-V2X in China to Boost Automated Driving Revolution

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:36am

Building on its third participation in the Chinese edition of the congress, 5GAA provided an update on how C-V2X fuels the country's connected automotive revolution.

Key Points: 
  • Building on its third participation in the Chinese edition of the congress, 5GAA provided an update on how C-V2X fuels the country's connected automotive revolution.
  • While the association supports the global roll-out of C-V2X, China has reportedly presented the highest advancement in technology development and implementation.
  • "The global progress of C-V2X shows that China paves the way, while 5GAA is instrumental in supporting its implementation throughout the world".
  • 5GAA is committed to defining and developing the next generation of connected mobility, automated vehicle and intelligent transport solutions based on C-V2X.

RoadDB Crowdsourced 3D Maps, Localization Software Meet Automaker Requirements for Automated Driving

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:19pm

RoadDBs crowdsourced 3D maps and its localization software for automated driving in consumer vehicles have passed field trials with BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Key Points: 
  • RoadDBs crowdsourced 3D maps and its localization software for automated driving in consumer vehicles have passed field trials with BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
  • Automated driving in consumer vehicles requires a 3D roadmap with more detail and accuracy than for navigation or advanced driver assistance systems.
  • RoadDB has developed its software from the ground up by working with major automakers to meet their requirements for functionality, cost, and ease of implementation.
  • RoadDB provides a disruptive software solution for road data and localization for automated driving products (SAE Level 2+ to Level 4) in consumer vehicles.

Juniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 7:00am

A new Juniper Research study has found that smart traffic management systems will save cities $277 billion, by reducing emissions and congestion globally by 2025; rising from $178 billion in 2021.

Key Points: 
  • A new Juniper Research study has found that smart traffic management systems will save cities $277 billion, by reducing emissions and congestion globally by 2025; rising from $178 billion in 2021.
  • The new report, Smart Traffic Management: Technologies, Use Cases & Market Forecasts 20212025 , predicts that over 95% of the $277 billion savings will be attributable to congestion reduction.
  • It predicts that V2X connectivity will enable smart traffic management platforms to gather data directly from vehicles, rather than relying on traditional traffic actuation methods.
  • In turn, stakeholder collaboration will enable the integration of various automotive services into smart traffic management; providing enhanced convenience for vehicles utilising smart parking services.

IoTecha and Rhombus Energy Solutions Announce Partnership to Enable Plug-and-Charge Capable End-to-End Vehicle Electrification Solutions

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 5:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Rhombus Energy Solutions and IoTecha Corp. announced a partnership to provide end-to-end vehicle electrification services for the medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD) electric vehicle (EV) fleet market.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Rhombus Energy Solutions and IoTecha Corp. announced a partnership to provide end-to-end vehicle electrification services for the medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD) electric vehicle (EV) fleet market.
  • This collaboration will build on the existing partnership between Rhombus and IoTecha, in which IoTecha's intelligent charging controllers and IoT.ON cloud services have been employed in Rhombus' bi-directional high-power M/HD EV charging infrastructure.
  • "As the leading vendor of bi-directional, V2X-ready chargers, Rhombus has enjoyed a highly productive relationship with IoTecha," said Rick Sander, Chief Executive Officer of Rhombus Energy Solutions.
  • "IoTecha has been a pioneer in developing controller solutions for the electric vehicle charging ecosystem," said Oleg Logvinov, Chief Executive Officer of IoTecha.

On the way to Pan-European Interoperability: Commsignia and Autotalks achieve Robust Results on C-Roads Cross-border V2X tests in Europe

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 3:40pm

The results show the maturity and interoperability of the Autotalks chipset and the complete Commsignia HW&SW solution and enables European customers to ramp up deployment volumes.

Key Points: 
  • The results show the maturity and interoperability of the Autotalks chipset and the complete Commsignia HW&SW solution and enables European customers to ramp up deployment volumes.
  • Commsignia V2X solutions are already delivered to more than 25 countries globally.
  • In the various deployments Commsignia proved its competence in complete V2X security, SCMS/PKI integration and secure interoperability with devices from other vendors.
  • The Commsignia OBUs and RSUs run Commsignia's own automotive grade V2X software stack, security stack and applications.