Millions of lines of software code are driving the latest innovations in today’s vehicles. From the engine to brakes, navigation, lighting, ventilation, entertainment and safety systems, software is being used by automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to bring cutting-edge features and functionality to their vehicles.
The number of new cars shipping globally with factory-installed safety and security telematics is expected to grow from 11.5 million in 2013 to 50.8 million in 2018, with a CAGR of 34.5%.
Visteon Corporation announced that Martin T. Thall, a former Verizon and Microsoft executive with extensive in-vehicle technology experience, has been named executive vice president and president of Visteon Electronics, a business unit of the global automotive supplier.
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Klocwork® Inc. announced that vehicle telematics systems and services company RoadTrack, which serves customers in Latin America, has selected Insight 10TM, Klocwork’s desktop source code analysis and review toolset, to identify and help correct security vulnerabilities and reliability issues in their vehicle automation systems.
Growth in the automotive industry’s highly integrated and highly saturated connected car systems will yield approximately $14.5 billion in revenue from automotive data assets by 2020, according to a connected car study from IHS Automotive.
According to IHS Automotive, The market for automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in China will expand by a factor of three from 2013 to 2019 as the country’s motorists grow more safety conscious.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. and TTTech have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop automotive Ethernet switch solutions supporting OPEN Alliance BroadR-Reach® Ethernet PHY technology. The switch chip will be specifically designed for the automotive market, but will also be suitable for various demanding industrial real-time applications.