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Toshiba Bluetooth IC with Integrated DSP Targets Automotive Audio Streaming and Hands-Free Subsystems Toshiba Bluetooth IC with Integrated DSP Targets Automotive Audio Streaming and Hands-Free Subsystems

Built-In Supporting Circuitry and Inclusion of Full Software Stack and Profiles Saves... 


Infineon Launches LITIX™ Basic LED Driver Family for Reliable Control of Automotive Exterior LED Lighting Infineon Launches LITIX™ Basic LED Driver Family for Reliable Control of Automotive Exterior LED Lighting

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched its LITIX™ Basic family... 


Renesas Develops 28nm Embedded Flash Memory Technology for Automotive Microcontrollers Renesas Develops 28nm Embedded Flash Memory Technology for Automotive Microcontrollers

Achieves Random Access Speed of 200 MHz and Write Throughput of 2.0 MB Per Second Renesas... 


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Challenges for Connected Cars Challenges for Connected Cars

Stephan Tarnutzer, Chief Executive Officer, DGE Inc. an FEV company The complexity... 


Different Electric Vehicles Pioneer Best Technology First Different Electric Vehicles Pioneer Best Technology First

Dr. Peter Harrop By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx To benchmark new technology... 


All-New VW Touran Has MirrorLink All-New VW Touran Has MirrorLink

Smartphone Connectivity Technology Makes it Easier to Bring Apps to the Dash The... 


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ETAS Releases New ES523 CAN FD Interface Module ETAS Releases New ES523 CAN FD Interface Module

ETAS introduced a new CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data Rate) interface module designed to calibrate ECUs and capture measurement data from ECUs and ECU environments. The module, ES523, comes with four CAN and three Ethernet connections and supports the new high-performance CAN FD protocol on all CAN channels. The backward-compatible CAN FD protocol developed... [Read more of this review]


Trends in Auto Safety – Eliminating the Blind Spot

One of the most interesting and fastest growing automobile safety applications is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). These systems use a combination of sensors, cameras and displays to provide greater driver visibility and also react to dangerous situations when a driver doesn’t. The ability to deliver reliable, easy to integrate and cost... [Read more of this review]


Volvo Drive Me Project Helps Ordinary Drivers Integrate Self-Driving Cars into Traffic Volvo Drive Me Project Helps Ordinary Drivers Integrate Self-Driving Cars into Traffic

Volvo Cars announced the Drive Me project – a system solution for integrating self-driving cars into real traffic with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” says Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “Taking the exciting... [Read more of this review]


QNX Hypervisor Enables Cost-Effective, Consolidated Embedded Systems QNX Hypervisor Enables Cost-Effective, Consolidated Embedded Systems

      Enabling Critical and Non-Critical Applications to Run on a Single Hardware Platform. QNX Software Systems announced the QNX® Hypervisor 1.0, a real-time Type 1 hypervisor for medical devices, industrial automation systems, and automotive applications such as car infotainment systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS),... [Read more of this review]


fliCharge USB PowerDisc Allows In-Vehicle Charging of Tablets as well as Smartphones and Other Devices fliCharge USB PowerDisc Allows In-Vehicle Charging of Tablets as well as Smartphones and Other Devices

fliCharge International Ltd. (fliCharge), which developed the wireless smartphone charging technology used in vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, and Toyota, has introduced a USB Auto-Detect PowerDisc for charging iPads, tablets, smartphones and a wide variety of other devices. The patented fliCharge wire-free conductive charging technology is cost effective... [Read more of this review]


Synopsys Expands VDK for Renesas RH850 Ethernet AVB and CAN-FD for Automotive System Software Development Synopsys Expands VDK for Renesas RH850 Ethernet AVB and CAN-FD for Automotive System Software Development

Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) Lets Companies Start Development Early and Improve Software Quality for RH850-based MCU Designs Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) announced the expansion of its Virtualizer™ Development Kit for Renesas’ RH850 MCU Family to include support for Ethernet AVB and CAN-FD automotive network peripherals. The Synopsys VDK... [Read more of this review]


Baron Offers Contextual Weather Info for Connected Cars Baron Offers Contextual Weather Info for Connected Cars

Baron Services, Inc., the Huntsville, Alabama company that provides storm tracker service to TV stations and up-to-date information on weather and road conditions to drivers via SiriusXM, is currently marketing a Driver Safety Program to automakers and tier one suppliers. Chris Carr, Baron’s director of business development, said the program’s objective... [Read more of this review]


Infor Announces an EDI Cloud Solution to Improve Automotive Industry Manufacturing Efficiency Infor Announces an EDI Cloud Solution to Improve Automotive Industry Manufacturing Efficiency

Infor announced Infor Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Managed Service to offer automakers and suppliers a powerful yet economic solution to improve the efficiency of their manufacturing operations. More than 73,000 manufacturers, including the top 20 automotive suppliers, use Infor technology. Combining Infor ION® Middleware and Rocket Software’s... [Read more of this review]


Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center

Driving Innovation in Connectivity, Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles Ford has opened Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto, growing its global research team and accelerating the company’s innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. “At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company,... [Read more of this review]


NXP Releases Ultra-Compact Smart Car Access Solution NXP Releases Ultra-Compact Smart Car Access Solution

Chip opens new use cases for the secure connected car;  enables car access solutions embedded in smartphones, smartwatches and new designs for car keys NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced what it said is the world’s first true one-chip solution for smart car access, combining Passive Keyless Entry (PKE), RF transmitter for remote control... [Read more of this review]


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