NXP Expands Its Investment in Cohda Wireless

January 16, 2015 by  
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Combined Technology Fares Well in Audi Tests

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced a follow-on investment in automotive safety software specialist Cohda Wireless. NXP, together with Cisco, acquired a stake in Cohda In January, 2013.

By expanding its investment, NXP said it is reinforcing its commitment to the rapid global adoption of V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) technology, which allows cars to communicate with one another and to the surrounding intelligent traffic infrastructure by wirelessly exchanging real-time warning messages and traffic information.

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Delphi and Ottomatika Partner for Automated Driving

November 21, 2014 by  
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delphi 11-21-14 Delphi's_automated_driving_vehicle_DLSV_garage-300dpiDelphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.

Delphi, the company that first introduced automotive radar systems, will integrate its active safety technologies with Ottomatika’s automated driving software. The combination of the two creates a technology platform that enables a vehicle to make human-like decisions when driving in the city or on the highway.

The platform is flexible and can be expanded and upgraded as the software is updated. It will also support vehicle-to-environment (V2X) communications.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

October 28, 2014 by  
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By Paul Gray, CEO, Cohda Wireless

Cars are undoubtedly safer now than they ever have been, as evidenced by the steady decline of road fatalities. However, at the same time the number of injuries is actually increasing – passive safety technologies such as seat belts and airbags have simply made accidents more survivable. It is obvious that what is needed is ways of avoiding the accidents in the first place. Meanwhile traffic congestion, and its resulting environmental impact, continues to be a growing problem in cities around the globe. One simple technology has the potential to address all of these issues.

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Delphi Claims First-to-Market with Wireless Vehicle Communications Technology to Support V2V and V2I

September 9, 2014 by  
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delphi V2X_infographicDelphi will supply a major global automaker with connectivity technology that will allow cars to talk with one another and provide drivers critical traffic information.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) announced that it will be first-to-market with Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technology that significantly advances driver alerts.

Delphi’s wireless vehicle communication technology extends the range of existing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) functionality.

Radio signals transmit traffic data from car to car to alert drivers of potential road hazards; even those beyond the driver’s line of sight or out of the vehicle’s sensor range.

Bosch Tops IHS Automotive MEMS Vendor List; Top 10 Have Nearly 90% of Industry Total

June 27, 2014 by  
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Bosch of Germany was the No. 1 supplier in the world last year of automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors, a market in which shipments continue to expand strongly but where revenue was being squeezed by marked price erosion, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).

With revenue of $740 million, Bosch’s total amounted to more than three times the sales of its nearest competitor, Denso of Japan, which remained in second place, as in 2012. Together the Top 10 accounted for $2.18 billion worth of revenue, as shown in the attached figure, equivalent to 88 percent of the industry total of $2.47 billion. In 2012, the top 10 also had an 88 percent share in light of combined revenue of $2.12 billion, out of an industry aggregate of $2.40 billion.

Symphony Teleca and Delphi Pair Up for HMI and IVI

April 22, 2014 by  
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Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC) and Delphi worked together to develop and demonstrate an HTML5-based human-machine interface (HMI) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system for the Fiat 500 using the center touch screen console and a digital instrument cluster. Intel was also involved in the development effort.

Delphi Connect launches in China

October 31, 2013 by  
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Drivers will have access to cloud-based telematics in older model cars

Delphi Automotive PLC has launched a cloud-based automotive connectivity service, Delphi Connect, for Chinese consumers. Successfully introduced in the U.S., Delphi Connect will provide Chinese drivers a car-to-cloud/cloud-to-car connectivity service.

Delphi Connect is a device that plugs into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD) port to connect its owners to vehicle information through a smart phone or a web portal. Applicable to most cars built in China after 2003, Delphi Connect enables Chinese car owners to remotely and instantly use this device to access their vehicle’s health data, trip history and location quickly and easily, set driving boundary limits and track their vehicle’s travels.

Delphi RACam integrated radar and camera system due for Volvo in 2014

September 6, 2013 by  
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Driver assistance technologies support new Euro NCAP 5-star safety ratings.

More than one million road deaths occur annually. In Europe alone, about 250,000 people are seriously injured each year and 28,000 were killed last year.

Studies show that 90 percent of accidents are caused by driver error. This statistic can be greatly minimized through technology available today, like Delphi’s RACam system, a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, which will be introduced on the new Volvo SPA platform at the end of 2014.

The system incorporates radar sensing, vision sensing and data fusion into a single module to enable a range of active safety functions.

INFICON leak detection systems

August 13, 2013 by  
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Leak detectors developed by INFICON power many of the new leak detection systems available for automakers and their suppliers.

Many of the leading auto-industry providers of automated leak-detection systems now use INFICON’s recently introduced LDS3000 leak detectors, according to Thomas Parker, the company’s North American automotive sales manager.

Parker notes that automotive system integrators such as Cincinnati Test Systems, Future Technologies Inc. and Vacuum Technology Inc. have introduced new helium and hydrogen INFICON leak detectors on systems used for testing automotive parts including fuel tanks, air-conditioning components and airbags.

Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi now at Verizon Wireless

March 28, 2013 by  
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Together with Verizon Wireless, Delphi Automotive released its Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi product that provides a car-to-cloud/cloud-to-car connectivity service.

The product allows drivers to track, locate, access, secure and monitor their select vehicles over the Verizon Wireless network using their current smartphone, tablet or computer. The product works in most vehicles sold in the United States from 1996 onward.

“Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi allows drivers the chance to experience unique telematics and location-based features without purchasing a new car,” said Jeff Owens, Delphi chief technology officer. “Offered together with Verizon Wireless, this product not only offers convenience and connectivity but also peace of mind. For example, drivers can use a smartphone, laptop or tablet as a key fob for their car when they are locked out – regardless of where they are.”

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