More than 20 industry experts will outline their experiences in optimizing vehicle competitiveness, using the latest user data and integrating smartphones with embedded connectivity, at the Smartphone & Embedded Connectivity Vehicle Integration Summit 2014, February 26-27 in San Francisco.
A new Bosch start-stop system stops the engine when the vehicle is traveling at speed, helping to reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent.
Connected services provider WirelessCar supports Audi in China with call center solutions enabling location-based services, infotainment and information features.
IR (International Rectifier) introduced the AUIR08152S automotive-qualified gate drive IC. The device features high output current in excess of 10A and is said to shrink system size and boost performance in automotive and industrial high-power switching applications.
Wireless power specialist WiTricity announced an intellectual property license agreement with Toyota.
Toyota will offer wireless charging power capture devices on their future rechargeable hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles. Compatible wireless charging sources will be manufactured by third party charging system suppliers, under license from WiTricity.
Toshiba Corporation announced the TPD1055FA, a 1-channel high-side switch IPD (intelligent power device) that adopts a small-sized package for use in automotive applications. Mass production is scheduled to start before the end of calendar 2013.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, is now serving as a Connected Vehicle Affiliated Test Bed recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).