GENIVI Alliance Celebrates “Cars on the Road”

December 22, 2015 by  
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The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry association driving the broad adoption of specified, open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software, will showcase its latest connected car technologies through a series of industry events during CES 2016 week in Las Vegas from Jan. 5 – 7.

Matt Jones, GENIVI Alliance president and head of future infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will kick off the week by delivering the keynote presentation at the Consumer Telematics Show on Jan. 5 at the Rio Las Vegas. Jones will discuss how the efforts of JLR and other members of GENIVI are leading the charge not only in the connected car, but also opening up the ecosystem to future players.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Delivers 27-Mile All-Electric Range

November 16, 2015 by  
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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) now arrives in select dealerships with a product that boasts a 27-mile All-Electric Range (AER).


  • 24 coefficient of drag
  • Battery system capacity at 9.8 kWh,
  • EPA estimated 40 mpg combined in charge sustaining mode (Hybrid operation)
  • Level-Two 240V charges in less than 3 hours
  • Total driving range up to 600 miles

Senator Markey Spotlights Security and Privacy Concerns

February 9, 2015 by  
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Senator Edward J. Markey (D. Mass.)

Wireless Technologies Leave Vehicles Exposed to Hackers; Automakers Collect Information on Driver Locations and Habits

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Edward J. Markey says new standards are needed to plug security and privacy gaps in cars and trucks.

His office released a report, “Tracking & Hacking: Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk,” with responses from 16 automakers to questions Sen. Markey posed last year regarding vehicles’ vulnerability to hackers and how driver information is collected and protected. The report is available here.

Hyundai Orders Leoni Front Body Cable Harnesses

January 21, 2015 by  
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leoni logoLeoni said it has received its first wiring systems order from Hyundai Motor Company.

The Korean car manufacturer, currently the No. 4 producer of automotive vehicles worldwide, awarded a double-digit million Euro sales volume over a period of 6 years.

Leoni obtained the project to equip a compact car model from December 2016 with a front body cable harness. The European wiring systems producer convinced with a concept which contains the cable harness production in a logistically close environment to the customer plant in the Czech Republic.

QNX to Provide LG Electronics with Software Platforms for Next-generation Automotive Systems

January 5, 2015 by  
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LG’s Vehicle Components Company building QNX-powered infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems for global automakers.

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, announced that LG Electronics’ (LG) Vehicle Components (VC) Company will use a range of QNX® solutions to build infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for the global automotive market.

LG and QNX Software Systems have worked together on large-volume telematics production programs. For the new systems, QNX will provide LG with the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment, the QNX® Neutrino® Operating System (OS), the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite, and QNX Acoustics for Voice, a signal processing solution for automotive voice communications.

Autotechinsider Offers an In-Depth CES Report

January 2, 2015 by  
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Byces logo Dave McNamara and Craig Simonds,

Once again we expect CES to be the largest automotive show of the year. The 2014 show broke records with more than 160,000 attendees and more than two million net square feet of exhibit space – the largest in the event’s 46 year history. A record number of nine automakers offered exhibits at the 2014 CES.

Next week expect 25% of the vast North Hall to be dominated by automotive OEMs and their key suppliers – Audi, Chrysler, Chevy (GM), Hyundai, Toyota and VW to name a few.

HARMAN to Acquire Automotive Software and Services Developer S1nn

December 18, 2014 by  
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HARMAN International Industries (NYSE:HAR) has signed an agreement to acquire S1nn GmbH & Co. KG, a developer of infotainment systems, connectivity and car audio solutions.

This transaction is subject to regulatory and other approvals. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Founded in 2004 and based in Stuttgart, Germany, S1nn provides a range of technology and system integration solutions and software application services to top tier automotive companies, such as Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Bentley and Tesla Motors.

European Auto Industry Embracing 48V Hybrid Technology

November 28, 2014 by  
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palmer 11-28-14According to Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and other participants at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems in Düsseldorf, Germany, 48V mild hybrid developments are being driven by ever-tightening European CO2 regulations and, potentially, a new and more aggressive test cycle.

Together with other sponsors, including AVL and Ricardo, CPT discussed the need for an internationally accepted 48V electrical standard. The firms say such a standard is required by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of scale demanded by original equipment manufacturers.

Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App Now Available For Download On All-New 2015 Sonata

September 6, 2014 by  
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Hyundai Motor America Assurance Car Care Home ScreenIncludes Hyundai’s First On-Screen Owner’s Manual

The Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app is now available for download into the multimedia system of 2015 Sonatas equipped with navigation.

Sonata owners can use the in-vehicle app as another convenient option for accessing car care services and vehicle information.

The Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app has similar features to the Hyundai Assurance Car Care mobile app but takes advantage of Sonata’s eight-inch multimedia touchscreen.

Customers can use the in-vehicle Care app as a convenient option for scheduling an oil change at their favorite dealership, access Hyundai’s first on-screen interactive owner’s manual, providing a convenient and simpler way for owners to become familiar with the full capabilities of their vehicle.

Magna AWD System Helps Hyundai Genesis

June 25, 2014 by  
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Magna International Inc. announced that its Magna Powertrain operating unit is the supplier of the new  all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. The 2015 Genesis marks the first Hyundai sedan to offer an AWD system known  as HTRAC®.

“The launch of the Genesis HTRAC system is a continuation of a close partnership between Hyundai and Magna Powertrain on advanced  all-wheel-drive systems,” said Jake Hirsch, president of Magna  Powertrain.

The new Genesis will be built at Hyundai’s Ulsan, Korea, plant, with the  AWD system being produced and shipped from Magna Powertrain’s Lannach  and Ilz facilities in Austria.

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