New MapleSim Release Makes Design Exploration and Validation Easier
Maplesoft announced a new release of its system-level modeling and simulation platform, MapleSim™.
The new release, MapleSim 7, makes it substantially easier to explore and validate designs, create and manage libraries of custom components, and use MapleSim models within the engineering toolchain.
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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
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]
Freescale SABRE Infotainment Development System Enables Ethernet AVB; Internet of Things
Automotive hardware/software solution streamlines development of infotainment systems incorporating Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) for the connected car of the future
At the SAE Convergence Conference & Exhibition, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) introduced a comprehensive hardware/software development system for enabling automotive grade... [Read more of this review]
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
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
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
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 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]
Elektrobit (EB) and Nuance in Audi TT Virtual Cockpit
Virtual Cockpit enables intuitive user interactions with intelligent voice and natural language understanding technologies
Elektrobit (EB) and Nuance unveiled at the Paris Motor Show the integration of voice and natural language understanding (NLU) technology as part of the Virtual Cockpit in the new Audi TT Roadster. As a result, drivers are able... [Read more of this review]
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