Tech News from the OEMs Week of Aug 1 2015

Toyota’s Connected Car Technology for 2017

Toyota announced it will offer semi-autonomous packages for consumers in 2017 in the $300- $635 range. Currently these packages go for more than $2,000 per vehicle. The tech package includes:

  • Pre-collision systems
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High-beam
  • Active Cruise Control


What is not mentioned is Blind Spot Monitoring which could be included as well as it is part of their safety package.

The suppliers for these chipsets include Delphi, Autoliv, Conti, and Denso.

GM + 4G Revenue Plan

GM is expected to make $350m from its 4G/LTE technology in the next three years. This is currently in 30 2015 models and will be in every GM vehicle by 2016.


Delphi Chosen by Audi

Delphi has been chosen by Audi to manufacture self-driving technology for vehicles that will be in the market in 2017. After Delphi’s recent cross-country autonomous drive, look for more activity in the ADAS space from Delphi.