Perform first-ever position fix using GALILEO satellites
STMicroelectronics announced that its Teseo II single-chip satellite-tracking ICs were successful in the very first ground location test using Europe’s independent navigation system, Galileo. The tests were conducted in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Daimler AG has selected Garmin as global navigation provider for future Mercedes-Benz models. Garmin’s navigation will be fully integrated into Mercedes-Benz infotainment systems over the next four years.
Elektrobit (EB) is expanding its North America operations, adding jobs in the Detroit and Seattle areas to support demand from domestic and transplant carmakers. The company expects to add more than 100 high-tech jobs at its offices in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, and the Seattle suburb of Bothell in the next two to three years.
Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), has introduced an automotive grade hard disk drive (HDD) with 200 gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity in a single-platter design.
By Paul Hansen, Editor & Publisher, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics http://hansenreport.com
While it’s not yet back to where it was in 2007, the automotive electronics industry in North America is certainly better off this year than it was last year. North American light vehicle production
NEC Electronics has announced the availability of new system-on-chips (SoCs), the EC-4260 (NaviEngine®-MID) and EC-4250 (NaviEngine-mini) for use in automotive infotainment systems. The devices are said to have the performance, peripheral set, and software ecosystem necessary to meet the demands of high-performance applications such as navigation, infotainment and telematics systems.
By Phil Magney, vice president, automotive research – iSuppli Corporation
Google just released its first full turn-by-turn Google Maps Navigation application for Android 2.0 handsets. The impact on the community of telematics, navigation and mobile devices is enormous. This impression assesses the impact of the Google’s announcement on the industry segments.
Freescale has expanded its ARM-based i.MX51 processor family to include two devices for automotive applications. The i.MX514 and i.MX516, which target various in-dash as well as aftermarket applications, are planned for AEC-Q100 qualification. Freescale said several automotive OEMs have already selected the processors to deliver multimedia functionality in automobiles that will begin production in 2010.
May 28, 2009 — Renesas Technology America announced the SH77722 (SH-NaviJ2) as the second-phase product in the SH-NaviJ series of system-on-chip products for low-end to midrange car navigation and infotainment systems.
July 13, 2009—The automotive electronics market hit bottom in the first quarter, paving the way for a return to annual growth in 2010, according to iSuppli Corp.