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New Software Allows Shoe Shopping While Charging Your EV, Without Leaving the Car

A new third-party in-car web browser will allow drivers and passengers to watch, shop and browse all from the comfort of the driver’s seat, without having to pick up a smartphone or tablet.

Vivaldi, a web browser developed by a tech company in Norway, is now available for download in the Polestar 2 electric car in all North American, European and Asia Pacific markets. Polestar 2 is the first auto to carry the browser, which could be coming to other Android Automotive operating systems in the future.

“Now there is basically no limit to the web content you can explore in Polestar 2,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a press release.

While only available in one car from one brand, this paves the way for Vivaldi or other third-party browsers to make their way into other cars that utilize Android Automotive OS. Many automakers are switching to the

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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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Intelligent Automotive Software Platform Company Eatron Raises $11M in Series-A funding to accelerate its global growth

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 5:06 AM CST|Updated: 20 minutes ago

WARWICK, England, Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eatron®, a fast-growing scale-up with its unique ‘intelligent automotive software‘ platform for the edge and the cloud announced that it raised $11M in its Series-A round led by MMC Ventures with participation from Aster Capital and Vinfast.

Eatron®, a fast-growing scale-up with its unique ‘intelligent automotive software’ platform for...
Eatron®, a fast-growing scale-up with its unique ‘intelligent automotive software’ platform for the edge and the cloud, announced that it raised $11M in its Series-A round led by MMC Ventures with participation from Aster Capital and Vinfast. Eatron, which is headquartered in the UK with a world-class R&D centre in Istanbul, has developed a unique software platform which is driving significant innovation in the continuous optimization of performance, efficiency and safety of software-defined electric vehicles.

Eatron has a long-standing collaboration in different projects with Vinfast to explore and accelerate deployment

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Automotive and IoT Software Firm Nets $8M

Dellfer, an automotive and IoT cybersecurity software company, announced an $8 million Series A investment from mobility supplier DENSO and specialist cybersecurity private equity firm Option3.

The funds will be used to accelerate the time to market for its cybersecurity solutions for the automotive industry, Dellfer said. The three companies noted that the automotive industry and other IoT environments increasingly require cybersecurity solutions to protect potential vulnerabilities.

“The requirement for cybersecurity solutions for auto manufacturers has never been stronger,” Tony Cannestra, DENSO’s director of corporate ventures and Dellfer board member, said in a Tuesday (Oct. 19) press release. “We tested a wide array of available software solutions and found Dellfer’s approach to be highly valuable and a good fit for our customers’ needs.”

Areas With Greatest Future Vulnerability

“This investment underscores Option3’s targeted approach cybersecurity investing, focusing on those areas with the greatest future vulnerability, like automobile cybersecurity,” said 

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