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Alpine Ships In-Dash Receiver with Apple CarPlay Alpine Ships In-Dash Receiver with Apple CarPlay

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduced the iLX-007, an aftermarket in-dash... 


MathWorks Optimizes Code Generation Across the Entire ARM Cortex Family MathWorks Optimizes Code Generation Across the Entire ARM Cortex Family

Extends benefits of Model-Based Design for embedded developers by generating optimized... 


STMicroelectronics Introduces World’s Smallest Integrated 6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit for In-Dash Navigation STMicroelectronics Introduces World’s Smallest Integrated 6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit for In-Dash Navigation

Automotive-telematics and navigation-sensor leader keeps motor vehicles on track STMicroelectronics... 


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Eaton Names Gerard DeVito Vehicle Group VP, Technology Eaton Names Gerard DeVito Vehicle Group VP, Technology

Power management company Eaton has named Gerard DeVito, vice president, Technology,... 


Velvac Acquires Qualnetics, Forms Road-iQ for Commercial Telematics Velvac Acquires Qualnetics, Forms Road-iQ for Commercial Telematics

Velvac, Inc., which manufactures vision systems and components for the truck, bus,... 


Visteon Cockpit Concept Lets Drivers Operate Some Vehicle Controls through Eye Movement and Head Direction Visteon Cockpit Concept Lets Drivers Operate Some Vehicle Controls through Eye Movement and Head Direction

HMeye cockpit concept uses eye gaze, head direction and image attribute tracking... 


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Features

Infineon Introduces Dual-Sensor Package Devices for Safety Critical Automotive Applications Infineon Introduces Dual-Sensor Package Devices for Safety Critical Automotive Applications

Redundant Sensor Architecture Supports ASIL D Systems and Helps Shrink System Footprint and Reduce Cost Typically, two sensor chips are needed today for reliable and precise sensing of the steering torque in an electric power steering system. Thanks to a dual-sensor package innovation of Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), it will be... [Read more of this review]


NI and Alliance Partners Offer Scalable Automotive Functional Test Systems Optimized for Test Throughput NI and Alliance Partners Offer Scalable Automotive Functional Test Systems Optimized for Test Throughput

With the growth in electronics in modern-day vehicles continuing to rise and cars becoming increasingly more intelligent, automotive OEMs and suppliers are faced with the challenge of having to innovate quickly and meet short time-to-market demands. These challenges are made evident on the manufacturing line of the electronic control units (ECUs) when... [Read more of this review]


Toshiba Infotainment Companion Chip Supports High-Resolution Multimedia Connectivity, Camera Devices Toshiba Infotainment Companion Chip Supports High-Resolution Multimedia Connectivity, Camera Devices

Toshiba Corporation introduced the TC358791XBG, an automotive companion chip created to drive high-resolution multimedia (audio, video) and camera connectivity for next-generation infotainment applications in the connected car. Sample shipments have begun, with mass production scheduled to start in March, 2015. The TC358791XBG can help reduce both time... [Read more of this review]


Ford Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection to Debut on 2015 Mondeo in Europe Ford Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection to Debut on 2015 Mondeo in Europe

Ford is rolling out a new driver-assist system that can reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to... [Read more of this review]


New TI SoC, TDA3x, Supports Front, Rear and Surround View ADAS Applications for Entry- to Mid-Level Cars New TI SoC, TDA3x, Supports Front, Rear and Surround View ADAS Applications for Entry- to Mid-Level Cars

At the SAE Convergence conference in Detroit, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the newest member of its automotive system-on-chip (SoC) family, the TDA3x. It’s intended to help automakers develop ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) applications that meet or exceed NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) requirements, reduce collisions, and enable... [Read more of this review]


Designing 2015 Toyota Avalon Electrical Systems Designing 2015 Toyota Avalon Electrical Systems

Charan Lota, Earnee Gilling and Nick Sitarski led electrical system design teams for the 2015 Toyota Avalon Electrical Systems (ES) engineers at the Toyota Technical Center in Saline, Michigan, spent months engaged in customer research in the course of designing the 2015 Toyota Avalon premium midsize sedan that launched this week. The research included... [Read more of this review]


Kiekert Develops LED Latch for Visible Safety Kiekert Develops LED Latch for Visible Safety

Automotive locking systems developer Kiekert AG introduced a LED latch that integrates the door warning lamp directly into the latch versus placing the lamp in the side door paneling. Compared with conventional solutions, the warning light built into the door latch is visible to road users through the entire opening radius. The LED latch’s intelligent... [Read more of this review]


Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Used on AKKA Link&Go Autonomous Connected Vehicle Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Used on AKKA Link&Go Autonomous Connected Vehicle

AKKA Technologies and Dassault Systèmes have partnered to promote innovation in the self-driving connected vehicle market. AKKA’s engineers will draw upon the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the next generation of its autonomous Link&Go concept car, using Dassault Systèmes applications to ideate, design, simulate and validate on a single collaborative... [Read more of this review]


Microchip Partners with LDRA for Functional Safety Microchip Partners with LDRA for Functional Safety

LDRA is partnering with Microchip Technology Inc., enabling customers to meet functional-safety requirements. Microchip, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, recommends LDRA tools for applications that must comply with functional-safety standards, including ISO 26262 for road vehicles, IEC 61508 for industrial... [Read more of this review]


Spansion Expands Traveo™ Family for Automotive with HMI Technologies and Embedded 3D Graphics Spansion Expands Traveo™ Family for Automotive with HMI Technologies and Embedded 3D Graphics

Spansion Inc. introduced the latest member of its Spansion® Traveo™ microcontroller family aimed at rich human machine interfaces (HMI) in automotive dashboards. For the first time, Spansion is integrating its HyperBus™ interface with its ARM® Cortex®-R5-based embedded Traveo MCU, enabling seamless connections with HyperBus memories, including... [Read more of this review]


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