Magna acquires Veoneer Active Safety
Active safety business Magna has completed the acquisition of Veoneer Active Safety from SSW Partners. The deal will enable Magna to “tackle the increasing complexity coming from advanced software, system and integration challenges” through the provision of a complete of solutions to its customers.
The combined business is estimated to result in U$3bn in sales in 2024, by offering an extensive safety portfolio which encompasses sensors, central computer systems and software solutions.
“Adding experienced talent and complementary capabilities to our strong foundation in active safety is core to our strategy of bringing more horsepower to this growing market,” said Swamy Kotagiri, CEO, Magna.
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Imperium Drive launches remote-driver car hire service in Milton Keynes
Imperium Drive has announced the launch of Fetch, an on-demand car hire service in Milton Keynes, UK, that uses remote-controlled and driverless vehicles to connect customers with various locations. The service is scheduled to be rolled out across the UK in the future.
Using the Fetch application from a smartphone, users can hire a car for a period of time, with the electric vehicle delivered to the user’s location under the control of a remote operator. The user can then drive the car as they wish, and once they have finished, the car is picked up by a remote vehicle operator who drives it to the next user or to a nearby base.
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Punch Powertrain electric drive units integrated into Cubonic eLCVs
A strategic partnership has been announced that will see electric drive units from Punch Powertrain integrated into automated and autonomous electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) company Cubonic’s PeopleMover and CargoMover eLCV architectures.
Through the partnership, the companies will co-develop the electric LCVs and the sustainable powertrain solution. Punch Powertrain will be responsible for installing the electric drive units into advanced PeopleMover and CargoMover prototypes at Cubonic’s new facility in in Pulheim-Brauweiler, Germany.
The electric LCVs from Cubonic are highly customizable and enable automated and autonomous driving, with “seamless connectivity to customers’ ecosystems”. Cubonic’s modular architecture ensures that the PeopleMover and CargoMover vehicles are well-suited to a wide range of use cases.
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Einride to deploy electric and autonomous trucks fleet in UAE
Transportation company Einride has signed an MOU with the UAE government for the deployment of its ecosystem – autonomous, electric trucks, charging infrastructure and transforming technology – throughout the country’s Falcon Rise grid region to accelerate the country’s move to sustainable shipping.
Einride’s full freight mobility will be integrated across the Falcon Rise grid, covering a 550km area across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah and comprising 2,000 electric trucks and 200 autonomous trucks alongside eight charging stations with more than 500 charging points.
The entire freight ecosystem is planned, optimized and monitored using the Einride Saga platform, and as it is based on a grid system, road freight inefficiencies are removed and emissions are reduced.
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Nvidia and MediaTek partner to develop smart automotive interior solutions
During a press conference at Computex, MediaTek CEO Rick Tsai and Jensen Huang, the founder and CEO of Nvidia, announced that the companies will partner to develop the next generation of in-car experiences.
“Nvidia is a world-renowned pioneer and industry leader in AI and computing,” said Tsai. “With this partnership, our collaborative vision is to provide a global one-stop shop for the automotive industry, designing the next generation of intelligent, always-connected vehicles. Through this special collaboration with Nvidia, we will together be able to offer a truly unique platform for the compute-intensive, software-defined vehicle of the future.”
“AI and accelerated computing are fueling the transformation of the entire auto industry,” said Huang.
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Oxbotica rebrands as Oxa ahead of global scaling
Autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica has changed its name to Oxa, effective immediately, as it prepares to scale in North America and Europe.
Oxa states that the “new brand reflects the company’s global vision and go-to-market strategy for its suite of software and services that unlock the benefits of self-driving technology for customers today”.
The software developer provides its customers with tools to enable the deployment of safe and autonomous operations, consisting of software for self-driving vehicles, generative artificial intelligence tools to speed up deployment with Oxa MetaDriver, and cloud-based tools for fleet management with Oxa Hub.
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OPINION: Boost lifetime and performance for your automotive lidar system with hermetic packaging
By providing a long-lasting hermetic enclosure for lidar systems, glass-to-metal seals help the driver assistance systems that rely on this technology to perform safely for years to come, says Krisina Gruber, lidar product manager, Schott AG.
As advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving systems become more common in vehicles, the race is on to make these systems smaller and less expensive while upping performance. This is making it even more crucial to select the right packaging technology to protect these complex systems.
To maintain safety, lidar sensors must deliver stable and high-performance optical signal transmission consistently over many years, even though these highly precise sensor systems are regularly exposed to harsh weather conditions.
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Baselabs offers IP acquisition of its software portfolio for automated driving in ASIL D
Sensor fusion business Baselabs is offering companies the chance to acquire its complete software IP in the field of environment perception for automated driving in ASIL D. Compared with the previous licensing model, purchasers of the IP will be able to use the software without any restrictions. The acquisition of the technologies can be partially or wholly exclusive.
Due to its high level of maturity, the company’s technology can be used in safety-critical applications for highly automated systems, including L4 vehicles and high-volume driver assistance applications.
The portfolio includes Baselabs Dynamic Grid, the company’s latest low-level sensor fusion technology, which is ready for series production and is suitable for high-resolution sensors and complex driving environments.
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