Preh developed two battery management electronic control units (ECUs) for the fully electric BMW i3 – the BMU (battery management unit) and the CSSU (cell supervising sensor unit). The units are produced at the auto supplier’s headquarters in Bad Neustadt, Germany.
According to ABI Research, in-vehicle wearable integration is the latest trend in automotive with announcements following each other in quick succession:
- Harman’s ADAS Google Glass integration,
- Hyundai’s Blue Link Glassware application,
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that Volkswagen has approved NXP Mantis™ CAN transceivers for use in Volkswagen vehicles without a common-mode choke, enabling significant system cost savings in applications.
NVIDIA said its new Tegra® K1 mobile processor features a quad-core CPU and a 192-core GPU, uses the energy-efficient NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture, and runs automotive applications that had previously not been possible with such low power consumption.
Dassault Systèmes announced the signing of an acquisition agreement for an 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (RTT), which provides 3D visualization software, marketing solutions and computer generated imagery services.
Microchip Technology Inc. has made its proprietary MOST150 Data Link Layer Specification available for license, on a royalty-bearing basis.
Nuance Communications, Inc. introduced a new generation of its Dragon Drive connected car platform, adding two new services to enable customizable content delivery for connected cars.
Leak detectors developed by INFICON power many of the new leak detection systems available for automakers and their suppliers.