Semiconductor LED (Light Emitting Diode) headlight adoption can go one of two ways, according to Strategy Analytics:
Airbiquity and China Unicom of Shanghai announced a partnership to provide telematics services for the Chinese automotive market, leveraging Airbiquity’s Choreo connected vehicle service delivery platform and China Unicom’s telecom infrastructure and service provider capabilities. The goal of the partnership is to provide comprehensive and advanced connected vehicle services for Chinese automotive line-fit and aftermarket programs.
Over-the-air firmware updates for car stereos are now available for Livio Connect API developers. Livio Connect connects apps to cars easily and quickly for vehicle OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers, and approved third-party developers.
The research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that the market for automotive electronics systems will grow from $170 billion in 2011 to $266 billion by 2016 – a compounded average annual growth rate of 9.3%.
Strong demand forecast through 2019 despite European market concerns
Spansion Inc. unveiled the Spansion® Acoustic Coprocessor, a human machine interface (HMI) coprocessor that enables voice-controlled system interfaces. Leveraging Nuance Communications’ voice technology, the new product is ideal for voice recognition systems in automotive and consumer electronics, significantly improving response time and accuracy over conventional voice interfaces by supporting larger acoustic databases.
Demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is growing over the short- to mid-term as consumer awareness increases and installation incentives become available, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, “Scalability and Flexibility: Mass Market ADAS Creates Variety As Well As Cost Reduction.”
OEMs could likely achieve higher margins by seeking out the audio brands that resonate most highly with consumers, according to the Strategy Analytics Automotive Practice report, “Premium Audio: Market Share and Market Perception.” The report predicts that the global market for premium audio systems will double in the next six years, from 9.4 million units in 2012 to 18.8 million in 2018.
In the second of a two-part series, Telematics Update’s Jan Stojaspal explores how the telematics value chain is trying to monetize the connected car: