Kapsch TrafficCom AG has concluded the acquisition of MARK IV IVHS, the largest equipment supplier for electronic toll collection (ETC) systems in North America, for approximately $70 million (€53 million). The acquisition enables Kapsch to offer products and solutions for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and ETC.
The City of Oxnard, California has awarded Iteris, Inc. a $750,000 contract for the design phase of the Oxnard Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan project.
austriamicrosystems AS8223 Active Star IC conforms fully to FlexRay 2.1 Rev B; features best-in-class EMC immunity
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS8223, a monolithic FlexRay Standard V2.1 Rev B-compliant Active Star Device. The AS8223 manages communication traffic among four FlexRay branches of the network and is expandable to more branches through an Interstar interface.
ATA6614 combines LIN SBC and 32k AVR® IC in a single package to reduce cost and board space
Sierra Wireless AirLink® in-vehicle GPS gateways/routers support Garmin’s Fleet Management Interface
Sierra Wireless said it has completed integration of Garmin’s Fleet Management Interface (FMI) into its AirLink® Intelligent Gateways and Routers. The Garmin FMI version 2.0 is supported by the AirLink PinPoint XT, PinPoint X, MP890, MP597 and MP895.
PFK and inthinc enhance road safety with Sierra Wireless AirPrime™WMP100 intelligent embedded modules
Sierra Wireless AirPrime WMP100 intelligent embedded modules are helping PFK of South Africa and inthinc of Salt Lake City, Utah, enhance road safety by ensuring that the firms’ devices can reliably connect to central systems in real time.
SMSC said Audi has selected Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST®) networking technology as part of the infotainment system for the new entry-level Audi A1 model. MOST has been adopted in approximately 95 worldwide vehicle models on the road today.
NXP Semiconductors said the new Audi A8 will feature In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) technology powered by NXP’s FlexRay, CAN, LIN and SBC transceivers, enabling a series of new applications such as advanced driver assistance systems, adaptive cruise control and active chassis stability system.
August 6, 2009 – SMSC has introduced the MPM85000, a single-chip solution for power management of Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST®) devices. The firm said the chip combines all necessary peripheral functions to implement a MOST network interface, including diagnostics, status monitoring, and power supply. As such it eliminates the need for several discrete components.
July 7 – Atmel Corporation said it has received LIN2.1 certification for its LIN transceiver ATA6662 and LIN System Basis Chip ATA6624. The LIN2.1 physical layer test, which is the basis for LIN certification as defined by the LIN Consortium, was successfully carried out by the LIN-Consortium-certified test house C&S Group, Wolfenbuettel, Germany. Consequently, Atmel’s entire LIN product range fully conforms to the worldwide LIN2.1 standard. LIN2.1 conformance enables design engineers to use Atmel’s LIN products for all available LIN bus systems ranging from LIN 1.3 to LIN 2.0 and LIN 2.1. Designers can re-use existing hardware designs for new LIN 2.1 bus systems without modifications.