Connectivity

Software driven design: Exploring the future of software with Thales

The introduction of software-heavy features in today’s vehicles is ever increasing. From automated braking systems, voice activated features, streaming service,…

Renault and Qualcomm agree new EV platform deal

Qualcomm and Renault Group announced today they would extend their "strategic cooperation" to the automaker’s new electric and software company,…

Volvo EX90 will have Snapdragon cockpit platforms

Qualcomm recently announced yet another supply deal for its proven Snapdragon cockpit platforms - with Volvo using them for its…

Smart using Here driver aid tech in new SUV

Smart, the EV automaker owned by a JV between Daimler and Geely said its new #1 SUV would have Here…

Hyundai Mobis develops 5G module

Hyundai Mobis said it had developed a 5G based communication module for vehicles that enables real time, large volume data…

A warning to OEMs – beware the temptation of subscription services

The ever-increasing amount of on-board software-based technology found in modern vehicles has introduced plenty of new opportunities for monetization in…

Toyota Connected – seeking a safe solution for sun-soaked cars  

In 2021 in the United States, 23 children died from heat stroke after being left unattended in vehicles according to…

Forget RPM, think EPM

With the automotive sector delivering experiences previously more familiar in consumer tech, the Experiences Per Mile Advisory Council has developed…

Interior design and technology – Lexus RX L

Inside story The RX is available in the UK in three equipment grades: RX, F Sport and Takumi. The seven-seat…

Carmakers file record number of patents related to driverless car technology

Patents for wireless communications technology filed by the top 20 carmakers have jumped to a record high of 991 in…

How tomorrow’s car could ‘feel’ the road

Yagil Tzur The auto industry is seeing an increased focus on software-defined vehicles, and solutions that improve overall vehicle health…

Continental halts Stellantis output – report

Production stoppages at two Stellantis car plants in France stem from shortages in components from German supplier Continental, two Reuters…

Interior design and technology – Lexus UX250

Inside story Given that the Lexus brand is renowned for fit, finish and material quality, seat design has been a…

Interior design and technology – Suzuki Vitara

Inside story                    The cockpit is easy on the eye with splashes of chrome dotted around. Standard equipment on the SZ-T…

JLR claims what3words first

Jaguar Land Rover claimed to be the first automotive manufacturer to integrate what3words global location technology into vehicles already on…