Chevrolet Announces AppShop & 4G LTE

January 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Infotainment, Networks, News, Product News, Telematics


Chevrolet made two significant announcements at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.

It introduced Chevrolet AppShop, which allows owners to view all available apps through an icon displayed on the MyLink screen, download the apps they want directly to the vehicle, and then organize, update or delete them; essentially, smartphone-like functionality.

Kapsch TrafficCom acquires DSRC device maker MARK IV IVHS

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News


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.

Iteris to design Intelligent Transportation System upgrade and expansion for Oxnard California

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News

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

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News

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.

Atmel launches highly integrated SiP device for LIN networking applications

October 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Design, Networks, News, Product News

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

July 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News

Sierra Wireless' AirLink MP890

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

July 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News

Application Note:

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.

Audi selects SMSC MOST® network for A1

June 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News

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 FlexRay drives in-vehicle networking in Audi A8

June 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News

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.

SMSC offers power management chip for MOST devices

August 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Networks, News, Product News


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.

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