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TDK to acquire InvenSense, Realize new sensor solutions in IoT, Automotive and ICT

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TDK Corporation and InvenSense, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement wherein TDK agreed to acquire all of the outstanding InvenSense shares for cash at an acquisition price of USD 13.00 per InvenSense share, for a total acquisition price of USD 1.3 billion. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the …

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ESCAPE: An initiative by GSA to ensure the future of the autonomous driving is “made-in Europe”

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The European Agency for the global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked-off ESCAPE, a three-year and 5.4 M€ project to exploit the services offered by Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, in the field of the automated driving. ESCAPE will coordinate some of the most relevant industrial and research institutions …

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Delphi and Mobileye to conduct complex automated drive in CES 2017

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Delphi Automotive and Mobileye will conduct the most complex automated drive ever publicly demonstrated on an urban and highway combined route in Las Vegas for CES 2017. The 6.3-mile drive will showcase Delphi and Mobileye’s Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) automated driving system, which will be ready for production …

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Waymo and FCA reveal first look at fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

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Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) and FCA announced today that production of 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans uniquely built to enable fully self-driving operations has been completed. The vehicles are currently being outfitted with Waymo’s fully self-driving technology, including a purpose-built computer and a suite of sensors, telematics …

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ABAX partners up with China Mobile to develop telematics market in China

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The Norwegian telematics company ABAX announced today that they have signed a 5-year partnership deal with China Mobile Ltd. The deal was made official the 16th of December during the China Mobile IoT event in Shanghai. “We are honoured and proud of this new partnership deal with China Mobile. This …

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HERE-Microsoft agreement enables Microsoft to leverage HERE map data and platform services

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HERE and Microsoft have signed a multi-year strategic commercial agreement, enabling Microsoft to leverage HERE map data and platform services in the development of its products and services. The agreement between HERE and Microsoft highlights the importance placed upon these services. Microsoft will be able to integrate HERE data and …

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IBM and BMW collaborate to further explore role of Watson in i8 hybrid cars

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IBM has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future. As part of the agreement, the BMW Group …

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Hitachi Automotive Systems’ ADAS ECU in Nissan’s New Serena

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Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.  announced that its ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is being used on the new Serena that Nissan Motor Corporation launched in August, 2016. The Nissan Serena had already been equipped with a number of advanced safety technologies, and the new Serena adds …

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IcC collaborates with Aeris to augment connectivity

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In-car Cleverness (IcC) is collaborating with Aeris, to deliver even more consistent IoT automotive cellular data and charge-free roaming across Europe – and the rest of the world – to its customers including automotive dealers, rental operators and auto leasing and insurance companies. IcC can now provide the most reliable, …

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Cinemo announces support for the new Accordo 5 family of automotive processors from STMicroelectronics

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Cinemo has announced support for the new Accordo 5 family of automotive processors from STMicroelectronics. Advanced chip integration of the Accordo 5 devices brings full-digital head-unit with features such as smartphone mirroring to entry- and mid-range vehicle markets, with high-performing multi-processor architecture ensuring superior graphics, audio, and video quality. Cinemo’s …

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