Autonomous, connectivity and HMI activities of Western suppliers - Part 1

Bosch and Marelli develop wide range of sensors, ADAS, HMI and connectivity systems



Bosch IoT Shuttle
Bosch IoT Shuttle

  In recent years, automotive suppliers have continued to develop technologies and systems in the fields of autonomy, connectivity, mobility and HMI. Each of these areas play a role in improving the user experience and providing alternative modes of mobility. Suppliers and automakers have also combined technologies and systems from these fields with electrification technologies to create concepts and vehicles with applications beyond personal transportation. For example, Bosch has shown an IoT shuttle concept, an electric driverless shuttle capable of switching between passenger transportation and cargo transportation based on demand.

  Bosch's strategy focuses on expanding its portfolio across the fields of autonomy, connectivity, mobility and HMI through both in-house development and through partnerships, capital investments and alliances. Since 2019, Bosch's capital investment arm, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, has invested in various start-ups. Bosch has worked with Mercedes-Benz on multiple projects, including the development of an automated driverless parking system at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. During the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, Bosch will invest more than EUR 1 billion in electromobility, autonomy and connectivity, including at least EUR 600 million in autonomous technologies and EUR 100 million on connectivity solutions.

  On the other hand, while Marelli has efforts in autonomy, connectivity and HMI, it is focusing on specific areas of all three fields. Marelli focuses on the development and integration of vehicle sensors in regards to autonomous technologies. For connectivity, Marelli provides telematic boxes as well as cybersecurity solutions. In HMI, Marelli focuses on the development of unique displays and screens.

  This report is part of a series which highlights the activities of the largest European and U.S. automotive suppliers as related to autonomous, connectivity and HMI technology from January 2019 through July 2020. This report focuses on the activities of Bosch and Marelli.

Other reports in the series:
Part 2: Continental and Schaeffler
Part 3: ZF, Aptiv and Magna
Part 4: Valeo, Faurecia and Lear

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Bosch emphasizes IoT and autonomy, forms Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division

  In its 2019 Annual Report, Bosch stated its aim of becoming a leading provider of automated driving solutions. Bosch is pursuing two paths in autonomous mobility. One strategy consists of developing driver assistance systems for lower autonomy levels to enable semi-automated driving for private vehicles. Advances in these lower-level systems will provide additional benefits in developing systems and technologies with increased automation. The second development path focuses on developing and launching fully driverless vehicle technologies and systems. Bosch expects to invest more than EUR 600 million on autonomous driving technologies during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. By 2022, Bosch expects to have invested a total of EUR 4 billion towards the development of autonomous driving.

  Another of Bosch's long-term goals is to become a leading company in the Internet of Things (IoT). Bosch has been steadily increasing its expertise in software development and product connectivity, as it currently has both its own IoT platform and IoT cloud. Bosch is also working with a large number of providers and partners to develop solutions for various markets, including the automotive market. Bosch expects to invest EUR 100 million on connected mobility solutions during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. It has invested EUR 600 million in expanding its IoT activities since 2015. Bosch aims to invest approximately EUR 3.7 billion annually in software development.

  Bosch will establish a new division, Cross-Domain Computing Solutions, at the start of 2021. The new division will comprise its entire Car Multimedia division and parts of the powertrain solutions, chassis systems control, and automotive electronics divisions. The division will develop software on which the vehicle computers and control units are based on and the software for functions such as park-assist, lane-keeping and music streaming. Cross-Domain Computing Solutions' goal will be to reduce complexity through cross-domain software and electronics solutions, and launch new vehicle functions in less time. Furthermore, from 2025, every Bosch product will contain AI or have been developed or produced with the assistance of AI. Bosch has 1,000 employees working in AI as of January 2020, and aims to increase this to 20,000 employees in two years.

  As part of its strategy, Bosch has formed a number of partnerships, acquisitions and agreements with companies to enhance its portfolio. This includes capital investments with smaller companies and start-ups across a wide range of fields:

  • UISEE Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. - A company specializing in the development of autonomous driving technologies which will use funding to develop an intelligent vehicle platform for level 4 autonomy. (From a UISEE press release on February 26, 2020)
  • UltraSense Systems - A company focused on touch interface technology based on 3D ultrasound sensors. (From a press release on February 18, 2020)
  • Hesai Photonics Technology - A company specializing in research, development and production of lidars. (From a Hesai Technology press release on January 7, 2020)
  • Prophesee - A company that has developed an Event-Based approach to machine vision that reduces power, latency and data processing requirements. (From a press release on October 28, 2019)
  • Trunk - A company which provides hardware and software solutions for autonomous trucking. (From a press release on September 27, 2019)
  • Light Field Lab - A company which develops holographic display technologies that provide immersive 3D experiences. (From a press release on August 12, 2019)
  • AutoAI - A provider of integrated Internet of Vehicle solutions. Its platform includes in-vehicle components and data collection, storage and analysis solutions in the cloud. (From a press release on January 24, 2019)

New R&D facilities support multiple fields of development

  As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, several of Bosch's general research and development activities support multiple automotive trends simultaneously.

Category Operations
Investments and acquisitions New R&D building in Cluj, Romania
Bosch inaugurated a new office building for the Bosch Engineering Center in Cluj. The center develops technology related to autonomous, connected driving, IoT, Industry 4.0 and electric vehicles. Bosch invested EUR 30 million for the new building, which will accommodate 500 employees. (From a press release on July 9, 2020)
Opening of Digital Cabin R&D Center
Bosch Automotive Multimedia Division officially opened a Digital Cabin R&D Center in Zhangjiang, China. The new center will focus on the research and development of products for smart digital cabins, such as infotainment systems, in-vehicle computers, passenger monitoring systems, and 5G-V2X connectivity control units. (From a press release on July 31, 2019)
Collaborations and joint efforts Strategic alliance with China Mobile Intelligent Mobility Network
Bosch and China Mobile Intelligent Mobility Network Co., Ltd., signed a strategic alliance agreement to collaborate in areas such as automotive diagnostics, Telematics Service Platforms, Electronic Horizon technology, autonomous driving, 5G autonomous driving, smart traffic solutions and LTE V2X. (From media reports on March 1, 2019)
Contracts Bosch technologies in Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender features multiple driver assist technologies developed with Bosch. ADAS functions including Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Assist utilize Bosch's driver assistance platform. Bosch also supported the development of Land Rover's 3D Surround Camera System which uses four wide-angle cameras to provide a view of the Defender's surroundings. (Land Rover press release on January 6, 2020)
Exhibitions Technologies shown at CES 2020
Bosch will present a 3D display at CES 2020. Bosch will also show its IoT Shuttle technology platform at CES, showcasing electrification, automation, networking and personalization solutions for shuttles. It will also present systems including an intelligent front camera, radar sensors, automated valet parking, vehicle computer, and keyless access system. (From a press release on December 13, 2019)
Technologies and services shown at Tokyo Motor Show
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Bosch Corporation showcased mobility services such as the COUP eScooter sharing service and the SPLT commuter carpooling service for individual mobility needs. Bosch will also debut a Web-based validation system which enables more efficient system development by sharing data from tests and experiments while also enabling updates of connected systems and software. (From press releases on October 24, 2019 and October 11, 2019)
Bosch IoT Shuttle Land Rover Defender
Bosch IoT Shuttle Land Rover Defender
Source: Land Rover

Bosch partners with Mercedes-Benz for autonomous projects

  Bosch has emphasized the development of autonomous technologies as key to the automotive industry. Notably, Bosch has partnered with Mercedes-Benz on the development of a vehicle testing center, an autonomous ride-hailing project and an autonomous valet parking system.

Category Operations
Investments and acquisitions Expansion of Holzkirchen, Germany location with new laboratory
Representatives of Bosch Engineering and ITK Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion of Bosch's subsidiary in Holzkirchen. The expansion will be completed by fall 2021. It will feature laboratories to test ECUs and will develop solutions for automated driving and electromobility. (From a press release on October 16, 2019)
New engineering center in Sofia, Bulgaria
Bosch opened a new engineering center in Sofia, Bulgaria. Approximately 200 software professionals in the new center will develop technologies in fields such as driving assistance, automated driving, and electric mobility. (From a press release on October 8, 2019)
Collaborations and joint efforts Project 3F for automated shuttle operations
Bosch completed Project 3F, whose goal was to develop solutions to ensure that automated shuttles can operate safely, despite malfunctions or sudden obstacles. The project received EUR 4.3 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs. Solutions include built-in redundancy, fault tolerance and programming that gives shuttles time to react by slowing down and staying away from unknown objects. (From a press release on April 2, 2020)
Joint development of Vehicle Test Center with Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz and Bosch will jointly build a Vehicle Test Center on Mercedes-Benz's testing grounds in Iracemapolis, Brazil. Mercedes-Benz and Bosch will invest a total of BRL 70 million in the center, which is expected to be available in 2021. The center will test systems related to vehicle safety, suspension control, improved energy efficiency and automated and semi-automated driving. (Daimler press release on January 6, 2020)
Joint automated ride-hailing project with Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz and Bosch announced an automated ride-hailing pilot project in San Jose, California to provide insights for the development of an automated driving system. The service will initially be available through an app developed by Daimler to book a trip through automated S-Class vehicles from a defined pick-up point and destination. Bosch provides the systems for urban automated driving. (Daimler press release on December 9, 2019)
Joint development of IoV autonomous valet parking system with GAC
Bosch will develop a IoV-based level-4 autonomous valet parking system with GAC. Bosch will provide the autonomous valet parking system and infrastructure for GAC R&D parking lots that can be accessed through an app. The system is expected to be added to GAC models for use at other commercial buildings in a few years. (From a release on October 23, 2019)
Joint development of automated driverless parking system with Mercedes-Benz
Authorities have approved Bosch and Daimler's automated parking system in the parking garage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. The system will be the world's first fully automated driverless parking function approved for everyday use. Bosch's intelligent parking garage infrastructure combines with Mercedes-Benz's vehicle technology. Sensors in the garage monitor the driving corridor and surroundings to provide information to the vehicle, which then maneuvers through the garage. (From a press release on July 23, 2019)
New technologies Data collection on Japanese expressways for vehicle localization systems
The Bosch Corporation has started data collection on Kanto expressways for its Road Signature vehicle localization technology for autonomous driving. The company plans to complete data collection by the end of the 2020 fiscal year. Road Signature localizes a vehicle by comparing two data sets. The first set consists of stationary features detected by sensors from an autonomous vehicle. The second set is information of stationary features from a previously generated localization layer. (From a press release on October 16, 2019)
Automated vehicle used by Bosch and Mercedes-Benz for automated ride-hailing project in San Jose, California
Source: Bosch
Automated valet parking system developed jointly by Bosch and Mercedes-Benz at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany
Source: Bosch

Bosch sensor portfolio includes MEMS, camera, radar and lidar

  Bosch's sensor development emphasizes flexibility with systems that can be used across multiple levels of autonomous applications.

Category Operations
Collaborations and joint efforts OCEAN12 project for development of energy-efficient sensors
The OCEAN12 project will continue through 2021 to develop energy-efficient components that can collect and process data from its surroundings. Components include cameras, lidars, radars and microprocessors all based on Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator technology. OCEAN12 is a European collaboration of 27 partners from various fields. Bosch leads the German consortium of OCEAN12. (From a press release on September 25, 2019)
New technologies SMI230 MEMS sensor for navigation
Bosch's new SMI230 MEMS sensor ensures accurate navigation and helps visualize vehicle movements. It registers changes in direction and vehicle speed, evaluates and transmits information to the navigation system to provide precise location data. The SMI230 improves fleet management and toll systems and can be used in alarms as it can detect vibrations and impacts on the car. (From a press release on June 8, 2020)
Series development of automotive lidar system
Bosch is beginning series development of its first lidar system. Bosch will draw on its expertise in radars and cameras for lidar development. Bosch's long-range lidar meets all safety requirements for automated driving and can be efficiently integrated to a variety of vehicle types. (From a press release on January 2, 2020)
New MPC3 mono video camera with multi-path approach
Bosch's new MPC3 mono video camera is optimized to combine a multi-path approach with AI for improved object recognition reliability. The camera intelligence is integrated into Renesas' V3H chip. It improves existing driver assistance systems and expands their range of applications. The new system will be featured in vehicles in 2019. (From a press release on August 30, 2019)
Fifth-generation radar sensors in preparation for level 4 capable sensors
The Bosch Corporation will introduce a radar for level 4 autonomous driving in a few years. The level 4 radar will be an upgrade to the fifth-generation model offered in fall 2019 and offer increased processing speed and distance detection accuracy. The fifth-generation radar is a millimeter-wave radar designed for level 2 autonomous driving. It has a maximum viewing angle of 120 degrees, and a range of 210 meters. (From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on June 5, 2019)
Bosch SMI230 MEMS sensor MPC3 mono video camera
Bosch SMI230 MEMS sensor MPC3 mono video camera
Source: Bosch

Connectivity highlighted by Bosch IoT Suite, eCall, 5G communications and Perfectly Keyless systems

  Bosch's connectivity operations include the development of eCall services, research projects on 5G communications, and partnerships to develop connected car systems. Bosch also created Bosch.IO GmbH in February 2020, which is centered on the Bosch IoT suite to provide connectivity solutions.

Category Operations
Collaborations and joint efforts MEC-View project
Bosch presented the findings of the MEC-View project, a project that researches how street lamps can improve inner city safety and provide information to automated vehicles. The lamps feature video and lidar sensors and use radio technology to transmit real-time data which enables automated vehicles to detect road users at an early stage. Other project partners included Mercedes-Benz, Nokia, Osram, TomTom, IT Designers and the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Ulm. (From a press release on July 20, 2020)
5G NetMobil connectivity research project
Sixteen organizations, including Bosch, presented the results of the 5G Netmobil research project. The German Ministry of Education and Research provided EUR 9.5 million for the project. The partners used 5G to develop tools to improve safety and the driving experience. This project's brief was to find solutions to challenges in automotive real-time communication, organize the main cellular network into discrete virtual networks, and draft 5G network standards for safety-related application requirements. (From a press release on May 5, 2020)
Strategic alliance with FAW Jiefang Automotive
FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., Ltd., and Bosch signed a strategic alliance agreement to work together in the areas of connected cars, new energy vehicles, and China VI engine systems. Bosch will also provide technologies to FAW models. On May 15, the two companies jointly introduced the Firmware On-The-Air (FOTA) system, which allows drivers to remotely upgrade ECUs, VCUs, and HMI systems. (From a press release on May 17, 2019)
Strategic alliance with Banma Network Technology
Bosch held a signing ceremony for a strategic alliance agreement with Banma Network Technology Co., Ltd. Bosch and Banma will combine their expertise in Internet and hardware to develop intelligent automotive products. Banma is a start-up established to develop Internet-connected cars. (From media reports on March 18, 2019)
New technologies Utilization of Bosch IoT Suite
As the core product of Bosch.IO, the Bosch IoT Suite networks more than ten million sensors, devices, gateways and machines with their users and applications. The Bosch IoT Suite is the core component for OTA firmware updates from Daimler. Approximately four million car owners receive vehicle software updates through the mobile network. (From a press release on February 17, 2020)
Launch of eCall service in India
Bosch launched its eCall service in India. Drivers can use the service to call and quickly receive help from emergency services. Bosch has created a partner network of relevant Public Safety Answering Points, which enables access to over 13,500 verified hospitals and police stations. It also set up two new and dedicated data and operations centers in Bangalore and Coimbatore. (From a press release on December 10, 2019)
Perfectly Keyless vehicle access and operation system
Bosch is developing a Perfectly Keyless system that allows motorists to automatically open, start and lock their vehicle without having to hold a key or operate their smartphone. Built-in sensors in the car can detect and recognize the owner's smartphone and open the vehicle as the owner approaches. (From a press release on May 2, 2019)
Providing eCall systems for SBI Insurance pilot project
Bosch is providing eCall devices for a pilot project by SBI Insurance Co., Ltd. and SB C&S Corp. The project examines various telematics services that support safe driving based on behavioral data collected by Bosch's eCall device. The Telematics eCall Plug used in the project incorporates a triaxial acceleration sensor and detection algorithms, enabling it to detect impacts and various driving maneuvers such as braking, acceleration, deceleration, and steering. (From a press release on March 4, 2019)
Exhibitions Technologies shown at ConnectedWorld 2019
Bosch will present various connected mobility solutions at ConnectedWorld 2019 in Berlin. Bosch has combined the Vivatar app with the new Vivatar Telematics plug which detects car accidents and calls for help in an emergency using the Bosch emergency assistant. Escrypt develops integrated security solutions across the entire automotive value chain. Bosch has developed a smart connectivity unit capable of communications across all transmission technologies. Bosch's Convenience Charging solution integrates charging and navigation to offer precise range forecasts, route planning that factors in recharging stops, and easy charging and payment. (From a press release on May 6, 2019)
Connected mobility solution jointly developed with Mojio shown at 2019 NAIAS
Bosch and Mojio debuted an integrated connected mobility solution at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The solution integrates Bosch's connectivity control unit with Mojio's Telco-grade cloud platform, enabling OEMs to launch and scale cost-effective connected services. The integrated solution also provides access to a big data analytics framework and business intelligence services that leverage deep learning methodologies and AI. (From a press release on January 15, 2019)
Perfectly Keyless vehicle access and operation system Sample of Convenience Charging display
Perfectly Keyless vehicle access and operation system Sample of Convenience Charging display

Bosch features battery-in-the-cloud services

  Bosch's recently developed cloud services include its battery-in-the-cloud system to improve the battery life in electric vehicles.

Category Operations
Investments and acquisitions Takeover of LAWA Solutions
Bosch is planning the takeover of LAWA Solutions. LAWA Solutions is a start-up which specializes in cloud-based software for the automotive industry. LAWA Solutions has an independent, cloud-based end-to-end platform for recovery companies. (From a press release on February 4, 2019)
Collaborations and joint efforts Agreement with Human Horizons for battery-in-the-cloud service development
Human Horizons formed an agreement with Bosch for cooperation on the battery-in-the-cloud service. This service connects electric batteries to the cloud to improve battery life, charging speed and performance. The service also improves early detection of malfunctions, and establishes a foundation for predictive maintenance. (From a press release on February 24, 2020)
New technologies Development of cloud services to assist battery management system
Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement EV battery management systems. Smart cloud software continually analyzes the battery's status and takes appropriate actions to slow cell aging. The cloud utilizes real-time vehicle data to optimize the charging process, provide power conservation advice, and enable a forecast of a battery's life and performance. Didi Chuxing is working with Bosch to introduce the service across DiDi's electric vehicle fleet. (From a press release on July 9, 2019)
Contracts Systems for Sono Motors Sion electric car
Bosch will provide the Sion's central control unit and a software-based solution for intelligent networking. The Sion's cloud connection will be managed by Bosch's connectivity control unit and the Bosch Automotive Cloud Suite, which will support functions in Sono Motors' goSono app. Cloud connectivity will also be used in services including vehicle charging and eCall. (From a press release on January 30, 2019)

Bosch HMI systems include 3D displays, AI visors and interior monitoring systems

  Bosch has a broad development portfolio in regards to HMI, showing systems such as AI-supported virtual sun visors, interior monitoring systems, and passive 3D displays.

Category Operations
Collaborations and joint efforts AccessTwine4Car infotainment platform on in-vehicle infotainment system
ACCESS CO., LTD announced that its ACCESS Twine4Car automotive infotainment service platform will be available for Bosch's Android-based in-vehicle infotainment system. The collaboration helps Bosch extend its core platform with a flexible app solution, which includes an app store, brandable HMI, media sharing and multi-device synchronized content playback. (From a press release on September 19, 2019)
New technologies Interior monitoring system through cameras and AI
Bosch has developed a system for interior surveillance using cameras and AI which can go into series production by 2022. The new system can detect driver fatigue and distraction, call other parties, and alert emergency services if necessary. The system can also control infotainment features using gesture commands or gaze tracking. As the camera overlooks the entire interior, the system can monitor other passengers. The system collects information on occupant posture and adjusts airbags and belt tensioners for optimal protection. (From a press release on December 5, 2019)
Utilization of passive 3D technology in 3D displays
Bosch's new 3D displays generate a real 3D effect using passive 3D technology without additional systems such as eye tracking or glasses. The 3D display enables drivers to quickly grasp essential visual information. The system uses fewer ECUs, making it lighter and quicker to develop. (From a press release on August 12, 2019)
Exhibitions AI-based Virtual Visor at CES 2020
At CES 2020, Bosch will showcase its AI-based Virtual Visor. The Virtual Visor is a transparent digital sun visor which uses AI to track a user's eyes and darkens specific areas on the visor to block the sun from the user's eyes. (From a press release on January 6, 2020)
Bosch 3D display Bosch's Virtual Visor
Bosch 3D display Bosch's Virtual Visor

Bosch creates new facilities for AI research, Escrypt provides cybersecurity solutions

  AI is a key area of development for Bosch, as it aims to have all of its products either utilize AI or be created with AI by 2025. In the field of cybersecurity, Escrypt GmbH is a Bosch subsidiary which provides security solutions in embedded systems, including for the automotive market.

Category Operations
Investments and acquisitions Development of AI campus in Tubingen, Germany
Bosch is earmarking EUR 100 million for the construction of a new AI campus in Tubingen, Germany. Construction on the new research complex is expected to complete by the end of 2022. Approximately 700 employees will work in the new facility. (From a press release on January 6, 2020)
Inauguration of Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and AI
Bosch inaugurated the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Bosch will invest EUR 2.5 million in the center over five years. The RBC-DSAI will research various AI and Data Science fields, such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, network analytics, interpretable machine learning, and domain-aware AI. (From a press release on February 6, 2019)
Collaborations and joint efforts Partnership between Escrypt and KPMG International Cooperative for cybersecurity
Escrypt has entered into a partnership with KPMG International Cooperative, a consulting company for information security management systems. These two companies will cooperate to develop certified cybersecurity management systems for vehicle platforms. (From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on December 13, 2019)
New technologies Establishment of ethical red lines for AI utilization
Bosch announced that it has established ethical red lines as guidelines for AI utilization. Bosch previously announced that all of its products will be equipped with AI by 2025 and plans to proceed with development of AI applications that place full authority on the human. (From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on March 2, 2020)
Escrypt development of security reference standards
Escrypt will develop a new service to provide reference standards including requirements and indices necessary for establishing and operating cybersecurity systems. Escrypt aims to offer a new service to assist automakers and parts suppliers in establishing in-vehicle security systems. (From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on August 27, 2019)

Marelli's develops sensors, telematics systems, cybersecurity solutions and displays

  Marelli takes varying approaches in its development of technologies across the trends of autonomy, connectivity and mobility. In regards to autonomy, Marelli focuses on developing and integrating sensors for applications across a variety of autonomy levels. Marelli has a multi-level strategy for developing connectivity systems, providing products such as 4G and 5G telematics boxes as well as cybersecurity hardware and software solutions. Marelli aims to develop a variety of solutions related to improving the in-vehicle experience such as displays, AR HUD, HMI systems and multi-screen integration.

Category Operations
Investments and acquisitions Merger of Magneti Marelli and Calsonic Kansei
FCA completed the sale of Magneti Marelli S.p.A. to CK Holdings Co., Ltd., the holding company of Calsonic Kansei Corporation, for EUR 5.8 billion. The combined entity will be renamed under a single brand name, Marelli. (From a press release on May 2, 2019)
Collaborations and joint efforts Development of auto-stereoscopic 3D screen technology with Alioscopy
Marelli has developed auto-stereoscopic 3D screen technology (AS3D) in partnership with Alioscopy, a company specializing in glasses-free 3D displays. AS3D creates a 3D effect without the need for glasses. The technology uses an array of magnifying lenses laminated on top of a standard display. It occupies minimal space and is up to half as expensive as other solutions. (From a press release on April 28, 2020)
Technical and commercial development agreement with XenomatiX
Marelli will form a technical and commercial development agreement with XenomatiX, a Belgian specialist in true solid-state lidar. XenomatiX will provide Marelli with its true solid-state lidar modules for autonomous applications. Marelli and XenomatiX will also collaborate to offer modular lidar solutions, while leveraging the AI perception technology from Smart Me Up, a French start-up acquired by Marelli. (From a press release on January 8, 2020)
Strategic partnership with BlackBerry to integrate QNX Platform in eCockpit and Digital Cluster solution
BlackBerry and Marelli formed a strategic collaboration to integrate the QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits in Marelli's eCockpit and Digital Cluster solution for its Chinese customers. By leveraging the QNX platform for Digital Cockpits, the eCockpit and Digital Cluster solution enables automakers to deliver a personalized and connected in-vehicle experience. (From a press release on December 10, 2019)
Exhibitions Technologies shown at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show
At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Marelli will showcase its solutions across multiple fields. Marelli will showcase the Human-Max Cabin, which provides personalized comfort for individual occupants. Marelli will also present Smart Corner, a light unit with integrated sensors which create maps of the surrounding environment to support autonomous driving. (From a press release on October 17, 2019)
Technologies shown at Auto Shanghai 2019
Magneti Marelli will present a range of solutions at Auto Shanghai 2019 including its 3D digital cluster. Another system on display is the E-Cockpit, as Magneti Marelli will showcase solutions with fully integrated digital screens. (From a press release on April 17, 2019)
Smart Corner shown at NAIAS 2019
Magneti Marelli will show its third-generation Smart Corner at the North American International Auto Show. The Smart Corner integrates sensors into headlamps and tail lamps to provide functionality for autonomous driving while maintaining aesthetics and lighting performance. Smart Corner can accommodate lidar, radar, cameras or ultrasonic sensors, and advanced lighting features like adaptive driving beam and digital light processing. Magneti Marelli will also show connectivity features integrated on a test vehicle. This includes active matrix OLED displays in the front grille and rear applique for communication. (From a press release on January 10, 2019)
3D auto-stereoscopic HD display
3D auto-stereoscopic HD display Marelli Smart Corner system exhibit

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