AWS | September 28, 2022
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company announced the general availability of AWS IoT FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier for automotive companies to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near real time. Automakers, suppliers, fleet operators, and technology solution vendors in the automotive industry can use AWS IoT FleetWise to collect and organize vehicle data more easily, and to store the data in a standardized way for data analysis in the cloud. AWS IoT FleetWise helps automotive companies efficiently transfer data to the cloud in near real time using the service’s intelligent data-collection capabilities. These capabilities allow developers to reduce the amount of data transferred to the cloud by defining rules for when to collect and transfer it based on configurable parameters (e.g., vehicle temperature, speed, and type). Once the data is in the cloud, automotive companies can use it for applications that analyze vehicle fleet health to more quickly identify potential recalls or safety issues, make in-vehicle infotainment systems smarter, or improve advanced technologies like autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems with analytics and machine learning. There are no upfront costs to use AWS IoT FleetWise, and customers pay only for the underlying services used. To get started with AWS IoT FleetWise, visit aws.amazon.com/iot-fleetwise.
“Automotive companies want to use the broad portfolio of AWS services to help manage the vast amounts of data coming from connected vehicles, but they have lacked a solution that made it easier to collect, transform, and transfer data to the cloud, Now, with AWS IoT FleetWise, customers can easily pinpoint the exact vehicle data they need and analyze it in a standardized format to gain actionable insights into the vehicle’s health status and performance. Automotive companies can now use the data extracted through AWS IoT FleetWise to help improve vehicle quality, safety, and autonomy.”
Mike Tzamaloukas, general manager of IoT automotive at AWS
Automotive companies have been collecting data from basic vehicle sensors for over a decade to evaluate operational and safety indicators like engine temperature and vehicle stability. Automotive companies today are building vehicles with advanced sensors (e.g., radar and cameras) that create vast amounts of data—in some cases up to 2 terabytes of data every hour. Automotive customers want to collect, standardize, and analyze this data in the cloud to quickly and easily derive insights that can help improve vehicle quality, safety, and autonomy. However, transferring this data to the cloud can be cost prohibitive and time consuming. Additionally, the growing variety of vehicle makes, models, and trims that generate data in different proprietary formats creates a complex array of data across vehicles. Collecting, transforming, and analyzing this data requires automotive companies to build custom data-collection systems, which is difficult and time-consuming. As a result, automotive companies are unable to use the data to help solve common problems like spotting fleet-wide issues before they become a bigger problem, tailoring infotainment content, and using data to improve vehicle performance.
AWS IoT FleetWise provides automotive companies with a managed service that makes it easier to collect, transform, and transfer data from millions of vehicles to the cloud in near real time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, automotive companies can access, structure, and standardize proprietary vehicle data without needing to develop custom data-collection systems. Customers can also integrate with AWS IoT FleetWise to enhance their existing systems. Automotive companies can get started in the AWS Management Console by defining and modeling vehicle attributes (e.g., a two-door coupe) and the sensors associated with the car’s make, model, and trims (e.g., engine temperature, front-impact warning, parking assist system) for individual vehicle types or multiple vehicle types across their entire fleet. After vehicle modeling, automotive companies can connect the AWS IoT FleetWise application via the vehicle gateway (i.e., in-vehicle communications hub that monitors and collects data) or other data collection hubs in the vehicle, so it can read, decode, and transmit information to and from AWS. With AWS IoT FleetWise’s intelligent data-collection controls, automotive companies can select the exact data they need for their use cases and limit the amount of data transferred to the cloud by creating conditional rules (e.g., sensor data from hard-braking events associated with a vehicle make and model). Once data is transferred to the cloud with AWS IoT FleetWise, automotive companies can use AWS’s breadth and depth of analytics and machine learning services to extract value from vehicle data. For example, automotive companies can collect data from electric-vehicle batteries when the temperature drops below freezing and then analyze it and run simulations in the cloud to improve battery performance in cold weather.
The new AWS IoT FleetWise service is part of AWS for Automotive, a comprehensive offering of AWS services and AWS Partner Network (APN) solutions used by automotive and mobility customers globally to help automotive customers digitally transform their business for connected mobility, digital customer engagement, product design and engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain. For more information about AWS for Automotive, visit aws.com/automotive.
AWS IoT FleetWise with standard vehicle data collection is generally available today in US East (N. Virginia) and Europe (Frankfurt), with availability in additional AWS Regions coming soon.
Bridgestone is a global leader in tires and rubber, offering a diverse portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions, improving the way people around the world move, live, work, and play. “Bridgestone has been working with AWS to transform the digital services we provide to our automotive manufacturer, fleet, and retail customers,” said Brian Goldstine, president, mobility solutions and fleet management at Bridgestone Americas, Inc. “We look forward to exploring how AWS IoT FleetWise will make it easier for our customers to collect detailed tire data, which can provide new insights for their products and applications.”
Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is a global vehicle manufacturer that offers consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles. “As a leading global vehicle manufacturer, we have come to appreciate the breadth and depth of AWS services to help create new connected vehicle capabilities,” said HaeYoung Kwon, vice president and head of the infotainment development group at HMG. “With more data available from our expanding global fleet of connected cars, we look forward to leveraging AWS IoT FleetWise to discover how we can build more personalized ownership experiences for our customers.”
LG CNS is a leader in cloud, artificial intelligence, and big data technologies that are transforming smart transportation services. “At LG CNS, we are committed to advancing the technology that is powering the future of transportation,” said Jae Seung Lee, vice president at LG CNS. “By using AWS IoT FleetWise, we are creating a new data platform that allows us to ingest, analyze, and simulate vehicle conditions in real time. With these advanced insights, our customers can gain a better understanding of their vehicles and, as a result, improve decision-making about their fleets.”
Renesas Electronics Corporation is a global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and system-on-chip (SoC) products. “The volume of connected vehicle data is forecast to increase dramatically over the next few years, driven by new and evolving customer expectations. As a result, Renesas is focused on addressing the needs of automotive engineers facing increasing system complexity,” said Yusuke Kawasaki, director at Renesas Electronics Corporation. “Incorporating AWS IoT FleetWise into our vehicle gateway solution will enable our customers to enjoy our market-ready approach for large-scale data collection and accelerate their cloud development strategy. We look forward to collaborating further with AWS to provide a better and simpler development environment for our customers.”
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RoboSense | September 29, 2022
RoboSense, a world-leading provider of Smart LiDAR Sensor Systems announced XPENG G9 equipped with two RoboSense second-generation Smart Solid-state LiDARs (RS-LiDAR-M1). On September 21, XPENG Motors held the “G9 Flagship SUV Immersive Experience” online launch event and officially launched XPENG G9. XPENG G9 is positioned as “the world’s Fastest-Charging electric SUV”. It achieved a breakthrough and went going from development of “independent functions” to “global intelligence”.
G9 further demonstrates XPENG’s innovation in the field of intelligence. From the early functions of autonomous parking, voice control to driver assistance, G9 uses XPENG’s second-generation ADAS, XNGP, equipped with two RoboSense second-generation smart solid-state LiDARs, to realize full-scenario intelligent driver assistance.
The sensing system of the X Version of G9 uses 31 sensors. In particular, two RoboSense second-generation smart solid-state LiDARs are deployed under the headlights on both sides of the vehicle, covering 180° horizontal view, effectively reducing the size of vertical blind spots and thus tackling various complex driving scenarios in urban areas more effectively. This greatly improves the intelligent driving experience of G9, enabling it to run gracefully in the bustling traffic in urban scenarios.
With two smart solid-state LiDARs to boost performance, XNGP ADAS integrates new-generation visual perception and sensor fusion technologies, more powerful computing algorithms and decision-making and planning capabilities, which will achieve full coverage of daily driving scenarios including highways, urban expressways/main trunk roads/sub trunk roads, parks roads and parking lots and connect points such as high-speed toll stations, parking lot gates, etc. to become an advanced intelligent driver-assistance system that meets the daily commuting needs.
In accordance with strict passenger vehicle automotive-grade standards, RoboSense second-generation smart solid-state LiDAR has passed a series of reliability tests and fully meets the safety, reliability, service life and other requirements of XPENG G9 in high-speed and urban complex road scenarios.
With its leading technological strengths in the field of LiDAR, RoboSense has obtained design wins for more than 50 models from companies including XPENG, Great Wall Motor, BYD, FAW Hongqi, GAC AION, ZEEKR, WM Motor, Lotus Cars, Lucid Motors, Inceptio Technology and Zhito Technology. RoboSense will always pursue technological innovation and keep promoting the large-scale production of smart vehicles.
RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.) is a world-leading provider of Smart LiDAR Sensor Systems. With a complete portfolio of LiDAR sensors, AI perception and IC chipsets, RoboSense transforms conventional 3D LiDAR sensors with comprehensive data analysis and interpretation systems.
About XPeng Inc.
XPeng is a leading Chinese Smart EV company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets Smart EVs that appeal to the large and growing base of technology-savvy middle-class consumers. Its mission is to drive Smart EV transformation with technology and data, shaping the mobility experience of the future.
Blues Wireless | September 21, 2022
Blues Wireless, the industry-shaping IoT edge-to-cloud solution, today announced the formal launch of its global partnership program. Through this program, organizations have access to discounted Blues Wireless products, developer expertise, and support resources to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at 10x lower cost and time. The program enables solution integrators and product design consultancies to deliver highly scalable global IoT solutions quickly and easily.
"Most IoT projects fail to scale due to complexity, costs, and lack of expertise. With Blues edge-to-cloud infrastructure, developers use very simple API to get sensor and controller data to any cloud application. We offer these at the lowest cost in the industry with an innovative business model with included global cellular for 10-years, and a pay-as-you-grow data consumption." said Mobeen Khan, COO at Blues Wireless. "We are inviting solution integration companies and product design consultancies to join our global partner program to deliver sustainable, scalable IoT solutions."
Blues Wireless launches Partner Program to deliver edge-to-cloud IoT solutions at 10x the speed and at 10x lower cost.
Key benefits of the Partner Program include:
Expert help at every step: Through our in-house IoT experts, specialized in all aspects of IoT solution delivery, we can offer partners access to industry leaders at every stage of development and delivery.
Custom solutions delivery: Partners can integrate any MCU in their customers' edge devices to any cloud application.
Enterprise-level engineering: Blues Wireless is a hyperscale infrastructure provider offering secure, global connectivity for high-scale deployments. You can scale your customer solution from the first to the millionth connected product and beyond.
Improved project ROI: With consumption-based pricing and out-of-the-box cellular connectivity, partners can anticipate 10x accelerated project timelines and reduced delivery cost for customers.
Pulsar Labs, Inc., a technology company providing turn-key development of IoT and GNSS products, was among the first solution providers to partner with Blues Wireless.
"Blues Wireless has a very attractive technology offering for our enterprise IoT clients," says Dan Wang, owner of Pulsar Labs Inc. "Their Notecard product is flexible and easy to integrate, extremely low power, and includes cellular data for 10 years. Working with Blues Wireless, our team has designed and shipped many IoT products that weren't possible before, such as a GPS tracker with 10 years of battery life and an AI-powered IoT node with camera and sensors."
Another Blues solutions partner is TheoremOne. They have been in the business of delivering IoT and connected products for over a decade, and are finding that they can accelerate end-product delivery through the highly specialized, yet collaborative nature of the partnership.
"With Blues, we are able to focus on the data and the engagement layer of a solution — all of the infrastructure required to get data from a remote edge device to the application layer is handled through Blues Notecard and Notehub, This allows us to deliver solutions faster and at a scale not possible before."
Brady Brim-DeForest, CEO of TheoremOne
Blues Wireless has steadily gained developer and commercial traction since its launch in early 2021, with a greater than 5x growth in customer deployments this year. Many of these customers need support building sensor integration at the edge and integrating data into their enterprise applications. This often requires partners that are experts in different verticals, like healthcare and manufacturing, or experts in use cases like supply chain tracking or environmental monitoring to help them launch commercially. By involving an ecosystem of experienced partners, Blues Wireless is looking to further accelerate market momentum and help realize the promise to create a connected world for our customers.
About Blues Wireless
Founded in 2019, Blues Wireless is creating a connected world by providing an accelerated path to IoT. Notecard, their flagship product, is a highly secure system on a module (SoM) that inexpensively and efficiently connects any device to the cloud. With embedded global connectivity and consumption-based pricing, developers can break free from the complexity of per-month, per-device cellular subscription management. Enterprise use cases range from simple tracking and remote monitoring to edge analytics and remote control. Blues is headquartered in Boston, MA.