Connected Car News: BrainChip, Opus IVS, ECARX & Black Sesame.

In Connected Car News are BrainChip, Opus IVS, ECARX and Black Sesame.

BrainChip & Unigen Partnership

BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN, OTCQX: BRCHF, ADR: BCHPY), the world’s first commercial producer of ultra-low power, fully digital, event-based, neuromorphic AI IP, and Unigen Corporation, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of enterprise and industrial electronics, announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new configuration of the recently released Unigen Cupcake Edge AI Server, a compact and powerful solution based on BrainChip’s Akida™ neuromorphic processor.

The Cupcake Edge AI Server is a small form factor solution that can run complex AI applications at the Edge, close to the source of data, without relying on the cloud or internet connections. In leveraging Akida’s unique data-processing capabilities, the device offers unparalleled efficiency, precision, and economy of energy in a wide array of use cases such as industrial, automotive, healthcare, robotics IoT and security-based applications.

“We are proud to collaborate with BrainChip to bring a new vision to the world of Edge AI solutions,” said Paul Heng, President, and CEO of Unigen. “The Cupcake Edge AI Server can unleash the full potential of AI technology. We look forward to expanding our AI partnership network with BrainChip to deliver a unique Cupcake configuration to customers who are looking for a smart, sustainable, and secure Edge AI solution.”

Unigen will provide end-to-end solutions for the Cupcake Edge AI Server, from engineering to mass production. Unigen’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A. and Vietnam, along with its proprietary business intelligence tools, will ensure high-quality products and services for customers across a variety of industries.

“The Cupcake Edge AI Server is a game-changer for Edge AI, offering unprecedented performance, efficiency, and scalability for a variety of applications,” said Sean Hehir, CEO of BrainChip. “We believe that the Cupcake platform combined with BrainChip’s Akida will enable a new wave of AI adoption and innovation at the Edge.”

Opus IVS Giotto 22

Opus IVS™, the pioneering global leader in diagnostics, ADAS calibration, programming, and on-demand remote expert support, proudly announces the launch of Giotto software’s latest iteration – release 22.0, seamlessly integrated into the DriveSafe™ and DrivePro™ products.

The newly enhanced Giotto release sets an unprecedented benchmark, offering first-to-market comprehensive support for MY24 vehicles, along with strides forward in advanced system coverage across nearly every North American make.

Users Experiencing the Power of Enhanced Coverage

The latest content update brings the entire MY24 range of VW/Audi within reach, complemented by additional ADAS support for GM vehicles. Furthermore, Opus IVS introduces enhanced EV coverage for GM trucks.

“This is our biggest content release to date. Our customers need 2024 coverage for the vehicles they are servicing today, and our platforms are now the first to have full 2024 MY coverage. On our DriveSafe collision diagnostic platform, this cutting-edge content is seamlessly integrated with CCC One, maximizing efficiency in the collision repair environment. You have the freedom to choose the scanning method that best suits your repair needs, whether it’s OEM scanning or leveraging our exceptional multi-brand capabilities,” said Jay Horak, CTO of Opus IVS.

Opus IVS continues to lead the way in innovation, empowering repair technicians with state-of-the-art technology that drives the industry forward. Repair and collision shops can discover the power of Giotto release 22.0 today and unlock a world of possibilities for safe, complex vehicle repair.

Opus IVS, an Opus Group division, combines industry leaders DrewTech, Autologic, Farsight, BlueLink, Auto Techcelerators and AutoEnginuity to create innovative automotive solutions for 65,000+ global repair shops and dealerships. Our expertise spans OEM-endorsed diagnostic tech with 100+ pending patents in remote flash programming, pre-and post-repair scanning, ADAS calibrations, and vehicle networks. Opus IVS offers remote technical support connecting shops with 100+ brand-specific Dealer Master Technicians for trouble code interpretation, OEM service procedures, and diagnostics. Part of the Opus Group with 2,900+ employees and 35 global offices, we test 35M vehicles annually for OBD compliance.

ECARX & Black Sesame

ECARX Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ECX) (“ECARX”), a global mobility technology provider, announced that it has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with Black Sesame Technologies (“Black Sesame”), a leading automotive-grade SoC and SoC-based intelligent vehicle solution provider.

Building upon strong track record of cooperation, ECARX and Black Sesame will collaborate closely to integrate their respective research and development, product, and technical resources. The strategic partnership aims at developing cutting-edge ADAS solutions that drive business growth and solution deployment for both parties, fostering the development of an integrated intelligent driving ecosystem.

Pursuant to the strategic partnership, ECARX will share valuable supply chain information with Black Sesame, fostering collaboration with a wider range of vehicle brands. Together, the two parties will jointly develop demonstration models, accelerate innovation efforts, and push for the large-scale adoption of solutions that bring the safety, convenience, and fun of intelligent driving to a wider consumer base.

Ziyu Shen, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of ECARX, said, “I am delighted to see the significant strides that both companies have taken in deepening our partnership. Integrating Black Sesame’s extensive intelligent driving capabilities into ECARX’s leading solutions will unleash unique synergies in our ecosystem. Together, we aim to generate fresh opportunities to drive innovation, achieve widespread adoption of intelligent driving, and accelerate the intelligent transformation of the global automotive industry.”

Weihong Liu, co-founder and President of Black Sesame Technologies, said, “We are thrilled to embark on this strategic partnership with ECARX to jointly bring highly competitive and high-value products and solutions to the market. Black Sesame Technologies is committed to facilitating the rapid deployment of autonomous driving solutions through our vehicle computing chips, and we will continue to actively seek opportunities to collaborate with industry partners to build an open ecosystem that empowers stakeholders.”