The 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan will use directional tactile sensation – vibrations of the driver’s seat bottom – to warn of crash threats while driving and parking.
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the Qorivva MCP567xK family of 32-bit microcontrollers, targeting lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, blind-spot detection, and other camera and radar-based ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) applications.
The 2010 world fitment rate for two of the most talked-of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) functions, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control, was only about 1% each, or 1.5 million units, according to Helena Perslow, an automotive market analyst with IMS Research. Perslow is currently conducting research for the 2011 edition of “World Market for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.”
NXP Semiconductors said the new Audi A8 will feature In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) technology powered by NXP’s FlexRay, CAN, LIN and SBC transceivers, enabling a series of new applications such as advanced driver assistance systems, adaptive cruise control and active chassis stability system.
By Michael Seibt, project manager, Mentor Graphics Corporation
Proper safeguarding of safety-critical systems in an automotive environment cannot be ensured sufficiently unless timing is taken into consideration. The failure to observe timing constraints can lead to malfunctions and, in a worst-case scenario, can cause vehicle damage and personal injury.