Aptiv acquires edge software developer Wind River for $4.3bn

Autonomous Vehicle

Aptiv, an electric vehicle parts supplier, is acquiring Wind River from TPG Capital for $4.3 billion (£3.14bn) in cash.

Wind River builds software for edge networks and is currently used on more than two billion edge devices by 1,700 global customers. It generated $400 million (£292m) in revenue in 2021.

Its software allows for the secure development, deployment, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems across the aerospace, telecommunications, and...

AutoX wins the race to build China’s first Level 4 robotaxi production line

Alibaba-backed AutoX has won the race to build the first Level 4 robotaxi production line in China.

Level 4 “mind off” driverless vehicles are fully autonomous and can handle complex urban driving situations. However, a human driver must be available and in a fit state to take control if required. If the human driver does not respond appropriately to a request to intervene, a Level 4 vehicle must be capable of pulling over safely.

AutoX has gained international...

AWS IoT FleetWise simplifies fleet management

Amazon has announced AWS IoT FleetWise at its re:Invent conference, a service that aims to make fleet management simpler and more cost-effective.

“Today’s connected cars are already data centres on wheels, each generating GBs of data per hour,” explains Mike Tzamaloukas, GM IoT Automotive, AWS.

Automakers can use IoT FleetWise service to manage this vast amount of vehicle data in the cloud in near real-time.

Intelligent filters can be applied to reduce...

Embedded car telematics market to see 19% CAGR over the next 5 years

Embedded Telematics Vehicle

The number of telematics service subscribers using embedded systems is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent from 133 million subscribers at the end of 2020 to 377 million by the end of 2026.

The latest research from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the report also forecasts that global shipments of embedded car OEM telematics systems will grow from 41 million to 77 million units in the same time period, which represents an attach rate of 91...

Verizon and Nissan harness C-V2X and 5G Edge to improve highway safety

Verizon and Nissan have successfully completed a proof-of-concept demonstrating the powerful combination of C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) and edge computing over 5G.

Data collected from onboard vehicle sensors and roadside infrastructure was processed at the edge of Verizon’s network for the demonstration. Processed data was then sent back to vehicles for urgent driver notifications in near real-time.

“Communication between vehicles and the environment...

Amazon’s self-driving vehicle brand Zoox to begin Seattle tests

Amazon’s self-driving vehicle brand Zoox will soon hit the streets of Seattle following tests in Las Vegas and the Bay Area.

Zoox has been testing its vehicles for over four years, but every city is unique.

“Our goal isn’t to change mobility in a few states; we want to reimagine transportation for the whole world,” explains Zoox in its announcement. ”To do that, we have to prepare for unfamiliar roads and novel conditions.”

‘Hello,...

Trend Micro and Fujitsu set out to secure connected vehicles

Cybersecurity giant Trend Micro has partnered with Fujitsu on a solution to secure connected vehicles.

The pair are collaborating with “automotive-related” manufacturers to ensure the solution meets their needs.

A V-SOC (Vehicle-Security Operation Center) is the core service at the centre of the solution—featuring an abnormality attack detection engine, vital data collection for incident response, and monitoring analysis notifications.

On the backend,...

Waymo and Cruise can now offer autonomous vehicle rides to the public

Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo and Cruise have both received approval to offer autonomous vehicle rides to the public by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Whilst a major step in the push towards autonomous vehicles, both companies will only be allowed to operate in certain parts of the state and under specific conditions.

All that remains is to secure a deployment permit from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and both companies will be able to offer paid...

Urban-Air Port and Hyundai are building 65 electric airports for cleaner travel

A partnership between UK startup Urban-Air Port and Hyundai will result in the creation of 65 electric airports for cleaner urban air travel.

Transport is one of the biggest polluters but is essential for logistics, work, and leisure. While consumers and businesses are increasingly converting to electric ground vehicles, air travel remains a carbon-intensive industry.

Urban-Air Port is among the leading innovators working to develop the infrastructure required to launch...

Inmarsat launches the first global UAV connectivity solution

Satellite giant Inmarsat has launched Velaris, the first global connectivity solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Velaris is powered by Inmarsat’s ELERA satellite network and enables commercial UAVs to fly beyond visual sight. The solution also provides UAV operators with access to key applications like real-time air traffic monitoring to ensure the safety of all commercial airspace users.

Anthony Spouncer, Inmarsat’s Senior Director of UAVs and Unmanned...