Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Debuts At LA Auto Show

December 1, 2015  by  

288662Subaru of America, Inc. unveiled the Impreza Sedan Concept at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Main Features of Impreza Sedan Concept:


Hexagonal grille, hawk-eye headlights and aircraft-inspired wing


The flared fenders launch the sharp character line that run the length of the car. A second, upswept character line along the lower door panels. The 19″ wheels are flush with the wheel arches.


The sharp character line flows seamlessly into the rear tail lamps from both sides and intersect at the rear. The sleek new trunk lid enhances the sporty impression on the sedan. The rear taillights share the same styling as the headlights with a wide and low illumination.

Safety Concerns Boost Use of Electric Power Steering in European Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles

November 24, 2015  by  


Owing to a severe shortage of drivers, light commercial vehicle (LCV) and medium commercial vehicle (MCV) manufacturers across Europe are working towards improving safety functionalities. Steering electrification serves as a spring board for the provision of a whole array of safety and driver assistance functionalities such as lane keeping assist, lane centering assist and active cruise control.

According to an analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Insight of Electrically Actuated Power Steering for Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles in Europe, finds that the steering electrification market for LCVs and MCVs is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 13.5 percent from 2014 to 2021. The installed base is likely to surpass one million as early as 2018.

Freescale Semiconductor Wins Three Awards in 2015 ARM Innovation Challenge at ARM TechCon 2015

November 20, 2015  by  


200px-Freescale_Semiconductor_logo.svgFreescale Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FSL) advanced S32V automotive vision processor took home three ARM® Innovation Challenge awards, including “Best in Show,” at ARM TechCon 2015.

Entries were judged for innovation on the ARM architecture with features that help advance user productivity or product functionality. The ARM Innovation Challenge rewards ARM-based products developed between Oct. 1, 2014 and Oct. 1, 2015 by ARM TechCon exhibitors across all applications and worldwide regions.

The only company to receive multiple awards for this year’s Challenge, Freescale, has developed multicore processors, low-power wireless microcontrollers and applications processors.

CCC and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) See MirrorLink as an ETSI Standard

November 18, 2015  by  

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ETSI places MirrorLink® on path for adoption as an ETSI standard for connected car technology

The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink®, announced a co-operation agreement with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in which ETSI will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS).

“MirrorLink’s capacity to increase safety on today’s roads by safely connecting smartphone apps and vehicles makes it a compelling candidate for ETSI’s portfolio of standards,” said Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General. “MirrorLink is also in line with ETSI’s mission to remain on the forefront of future technologies and to improve life for the next generation of world citizens.”

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild for $2.4 Billion

November 18, 2015  by  

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ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $20.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

The firms said the acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, diversified across multiple markets with a strategic focus on automotive, industrial and smartphone end markets.

GENIVI Alliance to Demonstrate Remote Vehicle Interaction Open Source SoftwareTechnology at Connected Car Expo

November 16, 2015  by  

genivi_chrome_1_transparentThe GENIVI Alliance is showcasing its latest Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) open source software technology at the Connected Car Expo (CCE) held in conjunction with the LA Auto Show from Nov. 16 to 18.

Work on this connected car technology has been under development for over 18 months through the open community-based development model.

Sponsored by Intel, the Alliance will showcase at CCE a Jaguar F-Type convertible fitted with a RVI connected car demo that includes remote data logging, secure software over-the-air (SOTA) updating and smartphone app control of certain in-car features such as climate control.

TU-Automotive Schedules OTA Seminar

November 12, 2015  by  

TU automotive logoTU-Automotive is hosting a free webinar at 11am EST on Wednesday, December 9 focused on how over the air (OTA) updates are creating infotainment revenue streams, securing vehicle software and switching on the autonomous car.

The speakers are:
• Benjamin Hoffman, CEO & President, Movimento
• Gareth Williams, Director of Advanced Development, Audio Video & Communications, Mitsubishi Electric

According to TU-Automotive conference Director Justin Parker, Many people assume that OTA updates only keep connected cars up-to-date; however, the technology is doing much more than that.

Faurecia and Stanford Plan to Study Autonomous Driving

November 12, 2015  by  

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Faurecia and Stanford University’s Center for Design Research have formed a partnership aimed at studying potential behavioral changes in an autonomous vehicle.

The organizations will share initial research findings at the Connected Car Expo during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Faurecia and Stanford have identified several important challenges the industry must address to mitigate consumer apprehension to new driving modes:

Renesas Electronics and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) Partner to Address China’s Energy Vehicle Market

November 11, 2015  by  


Renesas Electronics Corporation and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) have signed a strategic partnership agreement.

Utilizing Nevs’ Phoenix architecture technology for electric vehicles and Renesas’ technologies for new energy vehicles, the companies plan to develop system solutions that target China’s energy vehicle market.

In accordance wNevs_WM-Blackith this newly established partnership, Renesas and Nevs will officially launch the research and development (R&D) of electric vehicles and at the same time will embark on a joint project to develop business strategies for a new energy vehicle market in China.

LDRA Chosen as Express Logic’s Preferred Partner for Functional Safety

November 10, 2015  by  

LDRA-Logo-PurpleLDRA announced that Express Logic selected LDRA as a preferred partner for automotive and rail certification because of LDRA’s certification experience and the ability of its tools to achieve the additional verification requirements of ISO 26262 and EN 50128.

The LDRA tool suite offers compliance capabilities such as:

  • Fully integrated static code analysis, dynamic coverage analysis, unit/integration testing
  • Object-code verification
  • Data coupling and control coupling analysis
  • 100 percent MC/DC coverage to ensure all possible outcomes and conditions are fully tested
  • Verification automation with model-based development solutions
  • Complete life-cycle traceability with links back to the standards objectives

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