September 19, 2015 by Jill Beckman
“At Toyota, we are always working to give our customers the best driving experience possible, and this new agreement with SiriusXM assures we can do just that with the best connected vehicle services across a broader range of Toyota-brand vehicles than ever before for many years to come,” Sandy Lobenstein, Toyota VP of Connected Vehicle Technology and Planning, said. “Our customers expect a world-class offering of connected services. And as those services in safety, security and remote convenience continue to evolve, we will work with SiriusXM to offer a superior driving experience to our customers.”
September 18, 2015 by Jill Beckman
KEMET Corporation, supplier of electronic components, introduced Engineering Center online education resource, focused on providing practical answers to questions involving passive components in electronic applications.
Engineering Center features blog posts, a calendar of free technical seminars, component tools and a knowledge library authored by KEMET’s field application experts.
“KEMET has long recognized the need for concise educational content for real-world passive circuit designs,” Per Loof, KEMET Chief Executive Officer, said. “Our technical team designed Engineering Center to enhance our position as the easy-to-design-in company, increasing our value as a trusted supplier and partner.”
September 16, 2015 by Jill Beckman
Autoliv, Inc. announced its entrance into a definitive agreement to establish a Joint Venture (JV) with Nissin Kogyo. It will be characterized by integrated active and passive safety systems operating together.
The companies intend to form a new JV in the product areas of “Brake Control and Brake Apply Systems.” The intent is that Autoliv will own 51 percent of the joint venture and have management control, all in line with consolidation purposes and in accordance with US GAAP accounting principles.
September 16, 2015 by John Day
Elektrobit (EB) announced that it is working with Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and NVIDIA to make it easier for the automakers and their suppliers to create advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that integrate the highest levels of safety. Together, the companies say they are delivering a first-of-its-kind solution that represents a powerful development platform for automated driving.
September 15, 2015 by Jill Beckman
INRIX®, Inc., a provider of real-time traffic information and connected driving services, announced it has completed the acquisition of ParkMe, a Santa Monica, CA company that helps consumers find parking, make reservations and mobile payments worldwide.
This acquisition helps INRIX deliver a comprehensive set of parking services, including finding, comparing, reserving and paying for parking from a smartphone or vehicle.
September 8, 2015 by Jill Beckman
In 2014, the automotive sector outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors. The automotive market overtook data processing to become the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications, according to IHS Inc., a global source of critical information and insight.
Demand for semiconductors by the automotive industry was strong in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems, according to the IHS Power Management Market Share and Supplier Analysis report. In the power management semiconductor market, power integrated circuits (ICs) grew faster than traditional power discrete solutions. The automotive power IC category in 2015 is forecast to grow 8 percent yearly while discrete revenue is projected to remain flat during the same time period.
Combined solution supports new market applications, brings standards compliance to more target platforms
LDRA has updated its integration with the Texas Instruments (TI) Code Composer Studio (CCS) to deliver increased effectiveness for developers and productivity for users.
As part of the update, LDRA has augmented the number of targets it supports within specific industries and added new features from CCS’s latest version 6.
Symtavision has identified key timing Use Cases for a systematic, timing-enriched ECU development process, thus saving development time and unit cost while increasing the realization probability and maturity level of ECU development projects.
Systematic ECU development starts with specifying the function architecture and defining the requirements of the desired functions. From this, reasonable software architectures and schedules are developed, followed by the actual software development with integration and test at every release.
The entire process is typically supported by appropriate assessments and executed through deliveries according to a negotiated timeline between the OEM and the supplier (or ECU development team).
As part of its contribution to the Ultra-Lightweight Transmission and driveline research project (ULTRAN), Ricardo engineers have designed a rear drive unit 25 percent lighter than current production. The unit is to be displayed publicly for the first time at LCV 2015.
The ULTRAN research project aims to accelerate cost-effective lightweight drivetrain technologies in order to reduce the powertrain weight of future vehicles, and hence improve vehicle performance and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The project is led by Jaguar Land Rover in a consortium including Ricardo, Tata Steel, Lubrizol, GRM Consulting Ltd, American Axle Manufacturing and the Universities of Southampton, Newcastle and Warwick – and is supported by InnovateUK.
Pierre Masai, Chief Information Officer of Toyota Motor Europe and Sebastian Wedeniwski, Chief Technology Officer of IBM Automotive, have joined the list of automotive industry executives who will speak at TU-Automotive Europe, Europe’s largest connected car and mobility conference, 2nd-3rd November 2015 in Stuttgart.
Speakers also scheduled to participate include:
• Dieter May, SVP for New Digital Data and Business Models, BMW
• Robert Henrich, CEO, Moovel
• Dr Aravind Bharadwaj, SVP Advanced Technology for Automotive, Mahindra Mahindra
• Peter Frans Pauwels, Co-Founder, Head of Product Innovation, TomTom Management Board
• Thierry Le Hay, Director, Innovation, Peugeot Citroen Alliance
• Martin Kristensson, Director Connectivity Strategy, Volvo Cars
• Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover
• Jürgen Dickmann, Leader for Research & Development – Active Sensors, Daimler
• Francois Guichard, Transport: Vehicle Regulations & Transport Innovations, United Nations