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