Sintrones Technology, a maker of in-vehicle computing systems used in smart transportation, has obtained many orders with scheduled shipments concentrating in the first half of 2023, according to company chairman and president Kevin Hsu.
Growing EV adoption has put cybersecurity at stake. Besides the vehicle, a charging station could also be the target of hackers. Israel-based C2A Security focuses on developing cybersecurity solutions to manage the whole EV ecosystem, making the process more cost-effective.
The relationship between mainstream automakers and Tier 1 suppliers has experienced a subtle change when they entered the future vehicle sector. This is especially true with the shift towards software-defined vehicles (SDVs) as automakers seek more effective control.
VinFast opened its first showroom in Toronto, Canada on Nov 16, the first of eight planned across Canada. The Vietnamese EV brand targets not only North American customers but also European ones, having announced that it will set up three regional headquarters respectively in France, Germany and the Netherlands.
EVs will massively incorporate intelligent functions including autonomous driving in the future, and therefore information security associated with data transmission among diverse smart software and hardware systems will become a new challenge facing the entire EV supply chain. To meet the challenge, there is a need to establish an information security framework to offer seamless protection for EVs, and the framework should span the entire life cycle of vehicles ranging from design, development and production to driving and final disposal, and should also be able to maintain privacy and provide decentralized services, according to Lu Bo-kuan, head of the Security & OTA (over-the-air) working group at Foxconn-initiated MIH Consortium.
The MIH Consortium, an alliance organized by Foxconn Electronics specifically for promoting development of electric vehicles (EVs), cooperated with US-based accelerator Techstars to hold "MIH for Startups Pitch" event at MIH Demo Day on November 8 to introduce 10 international EV-related startups that were selected from the first-batch program, with the top three being awarded as MIH Startup Ambassadors, according to MIH.
Uspace, a technology company with sharing economy as its core value, announced the completion of an US$8.2 million Series A funding round on Oct 27, led by Taiwan Mobile. According to Uspace, the company will leverage Series A to implement a more rapid and comprehensive strategic expansion to the fields of e-commerce, auto insurance, loans, and other new markets, and achieve ongoing capital planning. It also aims to go public in the next two years.
Reuters reported exclusively on Oct 26 that the US Department of Justice has probed into a series of car crashes involving Tesla's self-driving system. The marketing hype over self-driving technology has not died down; however, many suppliers and AI companies have recently voiced different opinions on the future of autonomous cars.
The software development framework Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), launched in September 2021 with the backing of Arm, has seen its members quadrupled to more than 50 as it marks the anniversary of its foundation. As automotives become increasingly software-defined, SOAFEE sees members from across the automotive supply chain, including silicon vendors, software providers, system integrators, OEMs, cloud service providers and tier ones.
Swedish automaker Volvo's new electric flagship due to be publicly presented on November 9 will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Cockpit Platform. As EENews Automotive reports, the electric EV EX90 will possess a vertical large central display and a smaller, horizontal display placed directly in front of the driver. While the smaller screen displays essential driving information, the larger one displays infotainment data, navigational maps, and information related to vehicle status.
The Hon Hai Research Institute (HHRI)'s goal is to do foresight research 3 to 7 years ahead that comply with the group's 3+3 strategy. They will announce their progress at the NExT Forums held on March 3, June 6, September 9, and December 12 of each year. The 2022 Tech Day was the first time the entire HHRI came together to announce their results together, with an emphasis on electric vehicle research.
As EV takes increasing market share in the US, Europe, and China, the automotive market is seeing many new players coming from Asia. Notably, Chinese ones such as BYD, Great Wall Motors, and Vietnam-based VinFast are presenting their latest EV models at the Paris Motor Show this week.
Taiwan's OToBrite Electronics has announced recently that it has developed a blind spot information system (BSIS) for large commercial vehicles using visual AI. OToBrite pointed out that it has passed UN Regulation No.151 and has already begun shipping to clients in Europe.