Automotive

Automotive reconditioning business expands at former Cleveland, Tennessee, airport

Jan. 7—CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Nearly a decade after Cleveland’s municipal airport was relocated to a larger facility, the old airport and its 0.6-mile landing strip and hangars are serving as a new kind of runway for a growing business that Cleveland native Chad Roberts hopes takes off nationwide.

Within the five maintenance and hangar buildings at the old airport, Roberts’ newly formed Solutions Oriented Services is detailing and reconditioning cars and trucks for the e-commerce auto sales company Vroom. The new automotive conditioning company, which is patterned after Roberts’ Detail Integrated Services business he has built over the past decade in Houston, will inspect, clean and perform minor mechanical, painting and equipment repairs for used cars Vroom will bring to the former airport site from about a 150-mile radius.

Once cleaned up and reconditioned, Solutions Oriented Services will use a photo studio to get the best photographs of the vehicles

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Qualcomm is expanding its automotive platforms with new Volvo, Honda, Renault deals

Qualcomm has announced several new expansions of its partnerships with major car companies to provide hardware and software platforms for connected vehicles at CES 2022, partnering with Volvo, Honda, and Renault to add more functionality to their upcoming cars.

Qualcomm already has a full suite of automotive platforms, which it collectively calls the Qualcomm Digital Chassis. The goal is to provide automakers with a variety of tools they can use to help make their cars more intelligent and more connected (although companies can pick and choose which of the platforms they want to use).

Those include:

  • Snapdragon Ride, which provides driver assistance and automated driving technologies
  • Snapdragon Cockpit, for in-car experiences, including SoCs and software solutions for powering multiple displays and audio / video / multimedia
  • Snapdragon Auto Connectivity, for providing automakers with LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, and GPS solutions for connecting cars to the internet, cloud, and other vehicles
  • Snapdragon
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Toyota to launch its own automotive software platform by 2025


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Toyota logo is seen at a booth during a media day for the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, China, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

(Reuters) – Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp is planning to launch its own operating system, which would be capable of handling advanced operations such as autonomous driving, for its vehicles by 2025, reported on Monday.

Software is playing an increasing role in vehicles, from managing electric motors and batteries to supporting functions such as autonomous driving, entertainment and navigation.

Toyota’s automotive software platform Arene will compete with German rivals, Volkswagen (DE:) AG and Daimler AG (DE:), with Volkswagen working on its ‘VW.OS’ software and Daimler planning to roll out its own ‘Mercedes-Benz Operating System’ in its cars by 2024.

The Japanese carmaker aims to put the operating system in its own vehicles by 2025, with plans to make it available

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Automotive Business

Transport infrastructure consists of the mounted installations, including roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals akin to airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (together with fueling docks and gasoline stations ) and seaports Terminals may be used each for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. Typically referred to as a fundamental guarantee or new-vehicle guarantee, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers elements reminiscent of air con, audio techniques, car sensors, fuel methods and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance such as fluid top-offs and oil changes, however a rising variety of brands have separate free-maintenance provisions. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire sooner than powertrain warranties. Terms are usually three years or 36,000 miles, although some have terms as high as six years or 60,000 miles. Verify the vehicle producer’s specs for bumper-to-bumper guarantee limits.

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