Automotive UX Trends—Contactless, Remote & AR

Strategy Analytics – UX Trends for 2021 – Assessing the impact of the COVID pandemic and potential recovery on aging-in-place, digital wallets, and the smartphone’s role in recovery, a new insight from the UX Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics, has identified the top UX Trends for 2021. While the world slowly recovers from the …

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Mapbox Relaunches Navigation SDK

Mapbox has relaunched its Navigation SDK specifically designed for Automotive; including a location engine rewritten from ground up with dead reckoning, electronic horizon, intelligent offline capabilities, electric vehicle routing, all while building on Mapbox’s scaled capabilities of streaming map updates with daily refreshes, real time traffic based routing, and a map design using Mapbox Studio. …

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Hyundai Reveals mini EV with Emotional AI

Hyundai Motor Company unveiled details of its one-of-a-kind mini EV based on the ’45’ concept car in a short film on YouTube. The 6-minute video shows how the minicar uses Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control (EAVC) technology to support young patients at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital in Spain as part of the ‘Little Big e-Motion’ …

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Blink Intros EV Charging that Works from Light Poles

Blink Charging Co. a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services,  announced the introduction of an innovative pole mounting kit for the Company’s IQ 200 EV charging stations. “We are extremely excited about this pole mounting kit as it substantially increases the number of locations that can deploy EV chargers. …

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Hyundai Intros HTWO Hydrogen Fuel Cell Brand

Hyundai Motor Group today introduced ‘HTWO’, a new brand to represent the group’s world-leading hydrogen fuel cell system. Building upon Hyundai’s 20-plus years of experience in hydrogen fuel cell technology, the brand will present hydrogen as a positive energy for humanity. HTWO stands for ‘H2’, the hydrogen molecule, whilst also representing ‘Hydrogen’ and ‘Humanity’, the …

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Solid Power Reveals Higher Energy Density Solid-State Batteries

Solid Power, an industry-leading developer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, today announced that its Louisville, Colo. facility is producing 20 ampere hour (Ah) multi-layer all solid-state lithium metal batteries on the company’s continuous roll-to-roll production line. The 330 Wh/kg, 22-layer cells have higher energy density than any commercially available lithium-ion battery manufactured today …

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NSC Teaches Car Seat Basics through E-Learning.

The National Safety Council is releasing an introductory e-learning course for parents and caregivers, people who transport children and anyone interested in learning more about child passenger safety. Entitled “Car Seat Basics,” this free online course available at cpsboard.org/trainings helps participants understand the four phases of child passenger safety: rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, …

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BMW Data & Egineers Take to AWS Cloud for Whole life Cycle

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, and the BMW Group announced a comprehensive strategic collaboration to further accelerate the automaker’s pace of innovation by placing data and analytics at the center of its decision-making. The companies will combine their strengths as industry leaders to jointly develop cloud-enabled solutions that increase efficiency, performance, and …

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Wells Fargo and Dealerships Donate Vehicles to Combat-Wounded Veterans

Wells Fargo & Company  announced that — in collaboration with dealerships across the U.S. — it completed a successful campaign to sponsor the donation of five payment-free vehicles to combat-wounded veterans from five military branches of service throughout November, to commemorate Veterans Day and Veterans and Military Families Month. Wells Fargo sponsored the vehicles through …

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