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Mar 01, 2024

On February 29, the North American Innovation Department of Antolin announced NEXUS, a revolutionary proposition for inner door panels that pushes the boundaries of door complexity reduction.

This door panel concept has developed in the U.S. with a global approach to meet the requirements of any client around the world.

NEXUS is based on one core carrier in which, via a plug and play scheme, several functionalities and finishes can be executed to ease the customization as well as the recyclability process during all the phases of the product life cycle.

With key partners Walter Pack (smart surfaces) and PersiSKIN (vegetal skin for interior trim), Antolin wants to evolve the solutions comprised in the door panel from sustainable materials (natural, recycled or recyclable) to valuable technologies (enhancing user experience).

The four visions offered by NEXUS are suitable for any kind of mobility and driving modes:
•    E-sential Line, where affordability meets quality
•    Premium Line, for upgrading the mobility experience
•    Car Sharing, creating an own space 
•    Self-Driving, comfort on board

NEXUS features a new visual and tactile interface and an active mirroring thanks to a smart decorative surface.

The NEXUS carrier is made up with a high recycled content polymer, while the door also includes monomaterial parts and natural or bio-sourcing coverings.

(Antolin press release on February 29, 2024)

Feb 27, 2024

On February 26, Marquardt announced that it is introducing a fully comprehensive digital key system to the market with software specialist doubleSlash.  

While Marquardt contributes its modular PnD3 driving authorization system to the development partnership, doubleSlash provides the software for Digital Key Services with all the necessary interfaces to the vehicle-OEM and smartphone OEM backend.

The newly established partnership can already report its first project success in Asia. The solution has the latest communication technologies such as Ultra-Wideband (UWB), NFC (Near Field Communication), or BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). The system combines hardware and software components and complies with the standards of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC).

The newly developed module solution promises powerful, secure, and convenient access to the vehicle via smartphone. With its flexibility and variety of functions, such as creating, sharing, and revoking driving authorization, the Digital Key opens up completely new possibilities. 

Based on Marquardt press release

Feb 22, 2024

On February 20, Cariad SE announced its plans to acquire full ownership of Quartett mobile GmbH, increasing its stake from 49% to 100%. Quartett mobile, a Munich-based app development specialist for connecting digital life with vehicles, currently has around 100 employees and will remain independent. The management team and the company's exclusive partnership with the Volkswagen Group will be retained.

Quartett mobile is a key implementation partner for the CARIAD App Toolkit, facilitating resource-sharing among Volkswagen Group brands. The transaction is set to close later this year, pending approval from antitrust authorities.

Based on Cariad SE press release