January 12, 2015 by John Day
“We are demonstrating how the online world is rapidly evolving to make our vehicles more attractive, safer and more efficient,” said Helmut Matschi, member of the Continental Executive Board and head of the Interior division. “(At CES) we are showcasing ready-to-market solutions for the intelligent vehicle to our customers.”
The Dynamic Electronic Horizon (eHorizon)
Together with its collaboration partner IBM and the location cloud company HERE, Continental is turning the digital map into a high-precision and constantly up-to-date sensor that can be used for much more than just navigation.
January 6, 2015 by John Day
Features New Consumer-Friendly, Reversible superMHL Connector for CE Devices
The MHL Consortium announced the superMHL™ specification, the next generation of MHL® technology for consumer electronics and mobile devices.
With more than 750 million MHL devices on the market, superMHL is backward-compatible with previous MHL 1, 2 and 3 specification versions and supports the latest HDCP 2.2 content protection for the secure delivery of premium content.
The superMHL specification is said to deliver significant mobile advancements such as higher resolution and frame rates along with 40W of power charging, while broadening MHL’s reach in home theater connectivity by supporting 8K video resolution and expanded audio formats.
At CES International 2015 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) expanded its connected car device offerings with a new automotive-grade Near Field Communications (NFC) chip, BCM89095.
The highly-integrated chip with tap-to-connect technology is designed to simplify the set-up process for mobile device connectivity within the vehicle and to enable a range of comfort and convenience applications including keyless entry and vehicle settings.
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) introduced Monotype® Spark™, a type and technology solution that enables designers and engineers to create products with high-quality scalable text interfaces in low-end platforms with limited run-time memory; for example, dashboards in economy cars.
According to Monotype, a tier 1 automotive supplier is using Monotype Spark for its lower-end automotive clusters and head-up-displays.
The Monotype Spark solution consists of iType® Spark and WorldType® Shaper Spark software, and a set of optimized fonts.
January 2, 2015 by John Day
Hyundai will debut and demonstrate the Blue Link smartwatch app at Pepcom’s Digital Experience on January 5 and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) January 6-9.
Hyundai’s cloud-based Blue Link platform allows features like remote start and service information to be quickly accessed through devices like smartwatches and smartphones. Hyundai partnered with Station Digital Media to develop the Blue Link smartwatch app.