DENSO Invests in Semiconductor Laser Technology Startup TriLumina

April 7, 2016  by  

denso logoDENSO International America, Inc. has invested in TriLumina Corp., an innovative semiconductor laser technology company that focuses on providing light sources for LiDAR and interior illumination products.

DENSO is looking to speed up the adoption of LiDAR and driver monitoring technologies in Advanced Driver Assistance systems, which are key technologies used in autonomous vehicles. This strategic investment enables TriLumina to gain broader access to the automotive market.

TriLumina has developed eye-safe semiconductor lasers that are among the most versatile laser illuminator solutions available in the market. TriLumina is helping to accelerate the automotive industry’s adoption of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles by providing lasers for 100 percent solid-state LiDAR products and advanced driver monitoring systems (DMS).

Strategy Analytics: Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Provide Impetus To Interior Camera Driver Monitoring

April 7, 2016  by  

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While Inferred Systems Continue To Dominate Automotive, Interior Camera Deployments Will See Growth Potential And New Systems Will Debut Next Year

Most driver monitoring is currently inferred from existing sensors fitted to the vehicle, as mandated for antilock brake and electronic stability control systems, and for electric power steering systems that enhance comfort and fuel economy.  As such, deployments in inferrred systems will grow from 8.7M units in 2016 to 16.8M by 2022.

Borgward Partners with SAP, LG Electronics and Bosch for Electric Mobility

April 1, 2016  by  


borgward logo largerBorgward Group AG has taken the next step on its path to becoming a cutting-edge automotive company: The creation of a long-term strategic partnership with the software firm SAP, the company LG Electronics and the automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is the logical result of Borgward’s plan to launch sales in Europe with plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

“The partnership that was agreed to today with SAP, LG and Bosch is an important milestone for Borgward Group AG,” said Ulrich Walker, CEO of Borgward Group AG, at the signing of the agreements in Stuttgart. “Together with our partners, we are forming a strong alliance for a networked future.”

Qualcomm and Ricardo Partner for Wireless EV Charging

April 1, 2016  by  

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Ricardo have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology license agreement.

Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo™ technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted to Ricardo a royalty-bearing technology license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers. Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise and engineering support.

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Lincoln Unveils a New Navigator Concept

March 28, 2016  by  

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Lincoln’s Navigator Concept includes a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and technologies that can handle various driving conditions and terrain.

The most spacious Navigator yet features gullwing doors and concertina steps for easy access; 30-way seats, Revel audio and a custom wardrobe management system

New smart technologies help make driving easier and more connected: Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, 360-degree camera, enhanced park assist and lane-keeping system help make driving easier, while new digital touch screens and Wi-Fi help make trips more interesting for passengers.

Volvo Trucks Unveils New Powertrain

March 28, 2016  by  

volvo logoVolvo Trucks North America launched several new integrated powertrain solutions, offering increased fuel efficiency, productivity, reliability, comfort and uptime plus more efficient chassis packaging.

Integral to the new powertrain are enhanced design features engineered to provide Volvo customers best-in-class performance, productivity, fuel efficiency and an improved total cost of ownership. Volvo’s new powertrain offerings include multiple engine enhancements, such as turbo compounding for the North American Volvo D13 engine; the introduction of Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmission; Volvo I-See; and a one-box Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS).

Technavio Predicts Increasing Adoption of Projection Systems Will Elevate the Global Optical MEMS Market

March 25, 2016  by  

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According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global optical MEMS market is set to grow at a CAGR of 7.47% to reach USD 1.62 billion by 2019.

This research report titled ‘Global Optical MEMS Market 2015-2019’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions. To request a sample report visit

The report categorizes the global optical MEMS market into three major product segments.

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Scaling MOST150 for Entry Level Systems on Coax Physical Layer

March 24, 2016  by  

The MOST® Cooperation – standardization organization for the automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will present an audio mixer demo using the coax physical layer at the upcoming MOST Forum on April 19, 2016 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany).

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“The setup will demonstrate the scaling of MOST150 for entry level systems,” explained Dr. Wolfgang Bott, Technical Coordinator of the MOST Cooperation. “The audio demo is based on MOST150 coax and includes several microphones and amplifiers. Thus, we can show that MOST handles multiple audio streams with no audible latency.”

Clemson Selects Cohda for US Connected Car Trial

March 21, 2016  by  

clemson school of computing 3-21-16Cohda Wireless will supply its equipment for a trial that lays the groundwork for the expected mandating of connected vehicle technology in the US within four years.

South Carolina-based Clemson University has chosen Cohda to supply its MK5 onboard and roadside unit hardware and software for the project supported by US Ignite, a White House initiative that is run by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

cohda logo 100058664-logo-cohda-wirelessClemson will use Cohda Wireless units for the South Carolina Connected Vehicle Testbed (SC-CVT), located along a 10-mile segment of Interstate I-85 near Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) campus in Greenville South Carolina.

Visteon Names Markus Schupfner Chief Technology Officer

March 21, 2016  by  

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Markus Schupfner

Experienced Infotainment and ADAS Technologist Will Oversee Visteon’s Technology Development Activities for Connected Car and Autonomous Driving

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) announced that Markus Schupfner has been named chief technology officer, effective April 1. Schupfner will lead advanced technology development, especially in the area of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, as well as product management of all Visteon products.

Schupfner has more than 20 years of experience leading software development for global automotive suppliers, primarily serving high-end vehicle manufacturers. Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, he will be responsible for driving technology innovation globally across Visteon’s technology centers in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He will also lead Visteon’s new technology initiatives in the areas of ADAS, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X), and autonomous driving.

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