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LTA and SUTD partner to launch new Transport Research Centre in Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will set up a new Transport Research Centre (TRC) – the announcement was made by LTA chairman Mr. Alan Chan at the second edition of LTA’s Future Mobility Symposium. (more…)

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Airgain joins the 5G Automotive Association

Airgain, Inc., a provider in wireless connectivity platforms, announced that it has become a member of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The company joins leading telecommunications and automotive companies with the aim of accelerating the penetration of the connected and autonomous car and intelligent fleet management. (more…)

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u-blox announces smallest automotive grade GNSS module to feature an extended operating temperature range

u‑blox, a provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced its automotive grade MAX‑M8Q‑01A GNSS module. Measuring 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm, it is the smallest automotive grade GNSS module on the market to offer an operating temperature range from – 40°C to 105°C. With over a decade of experience working with the automotive industry, (more…)

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DOCOMO initiates multi-party 5G trial for connected cars

NTT DOCOMO, Inc. announced that in a trial of 5G technologies for automobiles, which it conducted jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Ericsson and Intel Corporation (Intel), it achieved data speeds of up to 1 Gbps for 4K-resolution video communications with a vehicle traveling at 30 km/h. The technology will be demonstrated at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo from November 9 to 11 as part of DOCOMO R&D Open House 2017. (more…)

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SEAT and Telefónica reach an agreement to promote digitalisation in the automotive industry

SEAT president Luca de Meo and Telefónica de España president Luis Miguel Gilpérez have signed an agreement that aims to promote a joint effort to develop innovative initiatives in the automotive industry. The agreement reached, which makes Telefónica a strategic IT supplier to SEAT, is set within the framework of SEAT’s strategy to position itself as a benchmark company in connected, digitised mobility solutions. (more…)

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Toyota selects Renesas’ R-Car SoC and RH850 MCU for its model year 2020 autonomous-driving vehicles

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced that its automotive technologies will drive Toyota Motor Corporation’s autonomous vehicles, which are presently under development and scheduled for commercial launch in 2020.

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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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Renesas Electronics expands 3D graphics cluster market to entry-class cars with R-Car D3 system-on-chip

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its high-performance R-Car D3 automotive infotainment system system-on-chip (SoC), designed to expand the use of 3D graphics instrument clusters (3D clusters) that support 3D graphics displays in entry-class cars. The R-Car D3 achieves both high-performance graphic capabilities and contributes to significant reduction in overall system development cost. (more…)

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AT&T, Ford, Nokia and Qualcomm launch cellular-V2X connected car technology trials in the US

AT&T, Ford, Nokia, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are helping to accelerate the development of connected cars with the first announced Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) trials in the U.S. (more…)

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Bristol overtakes London as the United Kingdom’s leading smart city

A new white paper from Navigant Research, commissioned by Huawei, examines the strategy and execution of 20 leading smart cities in the United Kingdom, highlighting each city’s strategy, key projects, and overall readiness to execute its smart city vision. (more…)