Mentor Graphics Corporation has purchased AUTOSAR assets from Mecel AB, including the Mecel Picea AUTOSAR Development Suite. The acquired assets complement the existing automotive software solution from Mentor including the Volcano™ AUTOSAR products, Mentor® Embedded Hypervisor, and Mentor Automotive Technology Platform (ATP), which enables Linux®-based automotive solutions, including GENIVI-compliant infotainment (IVI) solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Advantest Corporation announced that Denso Corporation has selected its T2000 Integrated Power Device Test Solution (IPS) for automotive device evaluation and production testing. Denso will use the IPS to evaluate and manufacture control, powertrain, and sensor devices for automobiles.
Nexteer Automotive will supply the BMW i3 electric vehicle with Nexteer’s single-pinion, electric power steering (EPS) system.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that Volkswagen has approved NXP Mantis™ CAN transceivers for use in Volkswagen vehicles without a common-mode choke, enabling significant system cost savings in applications.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has signed an agreement with Hyundai Motor America to provide a range of connected services, including safety, security, diagnostics and infotainment to Hyundai vehicles starting in 2014.
Amperex will become PowerGenix’s partner for high-volume manufacturing of NiZn batteries for the worldwide start-stop automotive and Industrial energy storage markets.
Continental and HERE announced that their teams will intensify their Connected Car collaboration, focusing on Continental’s Electronic Horizon platform, future Automated Driving functionalities, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
DENSO, the MIT AgeLab, Touchstone Evaluations, Honda, Subaru, and Jaguar Land Rover have formed a consortium, Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction (AHEAD), to study driver distraction.