ADAS Chip Market Drives to Growth, Spurred by Consumer Need for Driver Safety

April 28, 2014 by  
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Powered by increasing demand for car- and driver-augmented safety features, the global semiconductor market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will quadruple over a one-decade period, according to a new report from IHS Technology .

IHS Sees China’s ADAS Market Tripling in Six Years

November 12, 2013 by  
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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.

Total market revenue for ADAS in China is forecast to grow to $3.1 billion in 2019, up from $1.0 billion in 2013, according to a new report by IHS Automotive, driven by Polk, entitled “The Chinese Market for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Camera Modules – 2013 Edition.”

ADAS consists of a broad range of safety and convenience technologies, including blind-spot detection (BSD), parking assist, adaptive cruise control, stability control and night vision.

TRW Vision for Semi-Automated Driving

September 11, 2013 by  
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At the Frankfurt Auto Show, TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. chairman and chief executive officer John Plant described the firm’s next generation of safety technologies to help enable semi-automated driving:

“Over the next decade, active safety systems will become increasingly intelligent as greater efforts are made to reduce the number of road fatalities worldwide. More automated functions will be introduced that will operate continuously in certain situations in addition to providing emergency support when needed.” 

Volvo reveals safety and support features in the 2014 XC90

July 5, 2013 by  
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Volvo safety features 2014 XC90

Active and passive safety systems work together to detect and automatically brake for animals in daylight or in the dark.

Volvo plans to include numerous safety and support technologies in the all-new Volvo XC90 at the end of 2014.

“We are introducing the first Volvos with autonomous steering to avoid accidents and make driving more comfortable,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor Volvo Car Group.

The technologies include:

             Pedestrian Detection in darkness. A world first that makes the detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving in darkness. The technology includes detection and auto brake for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

Bosch supplies sensors and assistance systems for the Volkswagen Golf

June 21, 2013 by  
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Per Bosch research, predictive emergency braking systems can prevent three out of four rear-end collisions involving personal injury. In critical situations, the system warns and supports the driver. If an accident is inevitable, the system reduces the impact by automatically braking with maximum deceleration.

For many years automatic assistance systems have been the preserve of premium-segment vehicle models; however, the technology has now reached vehicles in the compact class.

For instance, Bosch has supplied the radar and video sensors for the new Volkswagen Golf.

Ford Kuga features MyFord Touch

June 4, 2013 by  
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The Ford Kuga, to be launched in Taiwan later this year, will come equipped with MyFord Touch, powered by Microsoft, which combines SYNC connectivity with a full-colour 8-inch touchscreen in the centre stack and a 4-inch LCD screen.

The latest version of MyFord Touch provides an enhanced touchscreen interface that boasts simpler graphics and bolder text, while the response time from the touchscreen is also faster than before, according to the company.

The driver can interact with features such as climate control, radio, USB, SD, phone and CD-player through voice, steering wheel controls, or by tapping the centre stack touch screen.

Bosch plans for autonomous driving

January 29, 2013 by  
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Bosch is developing functions that automatically brake, accelerate, and steer vehicles on highways. Initially limited to traffic jams, autonomous driving will increasingly be possible with increasing levels of automation and at ever higher speeds.

 

High-performance assistance systems available today help drivers reach their destinations safely and more comfortably. Such systems control speed and the distance between vehicles. They also warn drivers of traffic jams and help them maneuver into tight parking spaces.

Bosch is set to expand its range of driver assistance systems in the years to come. In the future, these systems will take on a growing role in guiding vehicles through traffic jams. More specifically, they will brake, accelerate, and steer completely autonomously.

Freescale SafeAssure devices aid safety compliance

June 19, 2012 by  
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System basis chip and Qorivva MCU families provide scalable approach to simplify development of systems that must comply with ISO 26262

At the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale Semiconductor announced SafeAssure solutions it said can help automotive designers reduce the complexity and development time required to build functionally safe systems that comply with ISO 26262 and IEC 61508.

Qorivva MPC574xP MCU

The Qorivva MPC574xP 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) and system basis chip (SBC) MC33906/7/8 families help automotive systems meet all Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL) up to and including ASIL D. Applications that can benefit include electric power steering, electronic stability control, vehicle dynamic and chassis control, safety domain control, adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection.

Cadillac XTS seat vibrations warn of crash threats

March 29, 2012 by  
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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.

The patented Cadillac Safety Alert Seat generates vibrating pulse patterns on the left and/or right side of the lower bolster to alert the driver of potential dangers, such as drifting from a traffic lane or toward nearby objects while parking. Threats from the front and rear trigger pulses on both sides of the seat.

Subaru debuts stereo camera-based EyeSight™ system

March 16, 2012 by  
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Pre-collision braking/adaptive cruise control system capable of pedestrian detection, lane departure, sway warning

Optional in ‘13 Legacy and Outback

Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the debut of its EyeSight™ driver assistance system, an option on  2013 Legacy and Outback models that will subsequently appear on other products in the Subaru line-up. EyeSight integrates adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and vehicle lane departure warning. The new technology, which can also detect obstacles in front of a parked car and limit potential damage in an impact, will become available later this year.

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