Kia and Uber sign MoU to offer Ride Hailing PBVs

Kia and Uber have signed a MoU, through which they will collaborate on Kia’s future development and deployment of PBVs. The partnership will see Kia PBVs produced and optimized for Uber drivers and fleets as part of the OEM’s ‘Platform Beyond Vehicle’ strategy. For Uber, the MoU will help enhance the EV offerings available on its mobility platform, while helping the ride-hailing company’s achieving its 2040 zero-emission goal.

HL Mando announces collaboration with AWS

HL Mando announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) within the field of mobility software. Through it, the two companies will look to support advancements in the oncoming SDV era. Today, HL Mando is using AWS technology to help develop its various MiCOSA solutions – including its Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) solution that monitors vehicle status and provides maintenance recommendations, and its Road Surface Perception (RSP) system which analyzes road conditions and optimizes vehicle control.

ZKW and LG present their jointly-developed vehicle lighting systems

At CES 2024, ZKW and LG will be showcasing their latest intelligent vehicle lighting and infotainment products. A key highlight of the partnership is the inclusion of ZKW’s high-resolution microZ-LED in LG’s Alpha-able concept car. ZKW itself will also be presenting its “Illuminated Panel” and an illuminated bumper (together with Rehau), animated rear lights, sustainable headlights as well as the new headlight for the Volvo EX90, and the headlights seen in GM’s Chevy Silverado.

NVIDIA Drives AI Forward With Automotive Innovation on Display

Nvidia announced that Li Auto has selected its Nvidia Drive Thor centralized car computer to power its next-generation fleets. At the same time, Chinese EV makers GWM (Great Wall Motor), Zeekr, and Xiaomi have adopted the Nvidia Drive Orin platform to power their intelligent automated driving systems.

Garmin unveils Unified Cabin solutions

At the trade show, Garmin will demonstrate the newest capabilities of its Unified Cabin suite of automotive electronics solutions. First revealed at CES 2023, the suite offers a scalable portfolio of Garmin Automotive OEM technologies and design innovations fully integrated into Garmin’s Domain Controller with a single SoC and a single instance of Android Automotive OS. Among its new features are HMI theming capabilities, with customisable systems sounds, lighting and more, as well as new features linking brought-in personal wireless devices across multiple driver and passenger zones both with and without use of Ultrawideband (UWB) technologies. A new Instrument Cluster Theater Mode and the Garmin Display Sentry allow drivers to use the full IVI display for gaming and video entertainment when the car is in its L3+ driving mode, or while parked at a charging station. Supporting this is the Zoned Voice Assistant, which allows any seat occupant to receive contextual, personalized infotainment results through their individual zone’s audio and personal display.

BlackBerry launches QNX Sound platform for Software-Defined Vehicles

BlackBerry announced the launch of QNX Sound, a new development platform that decouples audio and acoustics software from the vehicle hardware to provide automotive audio designers and engineers complete creative freedom to deliver heightened in-vehicle sound experiences. The platform likewise enables automakers to consolidate all audio and acoustic functions efficiently and cost-effectively within the main software stack of the SDV architecture using pre-integrated and pre-tested core technologies.

This includes a complete out-of-the-box library of automotive acoustics functional modules for telephony, safety alerting, noise reduction, sound enhancement, media playback, and more. The software foundation not only provides more control over the quality and functionality of these services, but also includes advanced tuning tools with a graphical programming interface that unlocks endless signal processing creativity.

NaaS Technology debuts new EV solutions

At CES 2024, the debut of NaaS’ latest automatic energy supply charging robot marked a key milestone for the EV charging service company. The robot delivers intelligent, unmanned, charging services specifically designed for EVs. Furthermore, an advanced perception and localization system featured in the robot ensures automatic vehicle locating, departure, and precise parking all facilitated by a sophisticated algorithm.

The company unveiled its 480 kW split type charging stack. Demonstrating its commitment to future-proof charging solutions, NaaS also introduced a 720 kW liquid-cooled ultra-fast charging pile that it developed in-house.

LG Display introduces Pillar-to-Pillar LCD and 32-inch Slidable OLED screens envisioning future advancements in mobility

LG Display has introduced a 57-inch Pillar-to-Pillar LCD, and a new slidable panel, the ’32-inch Slidable OLED’ at CES 2024. Together, these displays work to showcase the subsidiary’s future vision for mobility. Demonstrating its latest display technologies, LG Display is presenting three concept cars equipped with tailored automotive display solutions for the various stages of SDVs: Shift, Evolution, and Beyond. LG Display also showcased a dual-panel P-OLED system spanning 46-inches and a seamless 48-inch (low-temperature polysilicon) LTPS LCD dashboard.

The company has said that the displays align with the SDV’s concept of ‘screenification’, reflecting the trend of larger, more numerous, automotive displays being included in the vehicle to provide drivers and passengers with enhanced control over various in-vehicle functions.

Dolby showcases the of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

At CES, Dolby is showcasing its latest Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos systems, expanded collaborations with leading OEMs, consumer electronics brands, and service providers alongside its latest products – including Dolby Atmos FlexConnect. In addition to FlexConnect, the audio technology company announced its participation in a new partnership between Mercedes-Benz, Audible, and Amazon Music.

In the future, Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to access content from the catalogues of both Amazon services and hear them in the Dolby Atmos format. The in-vehicle Amazon Music app with Dolby Atmos is available now, while the Audible app will arrive later this year to Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with the optional Burmester 4D and 3D sound systems, and the latest MBUX generation.

Yanfeng unveils innovative EVI concept, reimagining car interiors for the future

Yanfeng introduced its electric vehicle interior (EVI) concept, which presents a forward-looking vision for interior vehicle design. The concept removes the conventional instrument panel, instead integrating its essential features and controls for interior functions into a smart cabin seat. The seat also includes an active headrest with built-in audio, safety systems, intelligent surfaces, as well as integrated storage and charging capabilities.

Goertek unveils new in-vehicle technologies

Goertek has unveiled its exclusive in-vehicle center console, which utilizes piezoelectric tactile feedback technology, presented the PGU4620 Gen2 module and showcased free-form and cold mirrors specifically crafted for in-vehicle AR HUDs. In working to advance automotive electronics, the company is also showcasing its state-of-the-art Road-Noise Cancellation (RNC) solutions, which are integrated into advanced cockpits.

AVL partners with Microsoft to demonstrate future-driven mobility

AVL has announced a new partnership with Microsoft to demonstrate virtualization capabilities for vehicle software development. At the center of the partnership is AVL DevOps Pilot, a software solution that provides end-to-end orchestration of the development and operations pipeline including artifacts, simulation models, controller models, and test cases in a cloud-based platform. Throughout these operations, the solution harnesses the power of Microsoft’s Azure suite, including the Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, and GitHub Copilot. This cloud-based solution cuts development times for SDVs, while automating the testing and validation process, and ensuring traceability of software development assets.

BMW at the Consumer Electronics Show

At CES 2024, BMW’s focus is on enhancing the digital customer experience. Here, the OEMs plans to showcase new infotainment features for its existing model lineup, while providing attendees a dynamic glimpse into its ongoing development projects around its digitalized vision of the future of mobility. Visitors to the BMW booth will have the opportunity to remotely operate a BMW iX, explore the capabilities the OEM’s new AR glasses offer to passengers, and interact with BMW’s newly-upgraded Intelligent Personal Assistant, which now offers generative AI capabilities, acting as a knowledgeable guide on vehicle expertise.

MSI showcases Automotive and Industrial AIoT solutions at the CES

MSI, a player known for its AI PC, gaming, creative, business, and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) solutions, increased its presence at CES 2024 to include new automotive solutions. In addition to exhibiting various consumer electronics products at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, where CES is being held, MSI will also be exhibiting at the city’s Westgate hotel. Here, it will showcase its EV charging, automotive and industrial AIoT solutions, including intelligent chargers, AI driver assistance systems, and smart industrial computers. The presentation will feature the introduction of the new “Eco Series” AC EV charger and the “Hyper Series” DC fast charger, with invitations extended to media and industry professionals.

LG showcases its latest products across several domains at CES, including a new mobility concept

For 2024, LG Electronics is leveraging CES to present its latest smart life solutions at CES – expanding beyond residential settings to encompass spaces including mobility and commercial environments. Under the theme ‘reinvent your future,’ LG’s showcase illustrates how it plans to use its new solutions to enhance several experiences across the customer’s daily life. These include the transparent and wireless 4K LG Signature OLED TV, a smart home integrated with AI, IoT, and communication technologies, as well as an all-new mobility concept called Alpha-able.

Panasonic Group exhibits products and technologies that, together, realize its vision for future lifestyles

At CES 2024, the Panasonic Group is highlighting technologies and products aligned with the theme “Create Today. Enrich Tomorrow.” Organized into three categories – “Sustainable Energy,” “Circular Economy,” and “Resource Optimization” – the technology company will present tangible advancements contributing to the realization of its vision for future lifestyles. The exhibition will also feature the latest products and solutions aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals.