The automotive industry faces three important challenges, according to Martin Schleicher vice president of Infotainment Products and Platforms, at EB (Elektrobit) Automotive Software, a developer of embedded technology solutions. The challenges are:
RF Micro Devices, Inc. has been granted ISO/TS 16949 certification, the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry. The certification covers RFMD’s manufacturing facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Supports auto industry move to 48V on-board supply
Increased electrification of vehicle applications drives need for higher voltage supply systems
The list of winners of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award is longer than ever this year, with vehicles in nearly every size category the Institute evaluates earning accolades. From minicars to sedans to pickups, consumers have a record number of choices among 2012 models.
Counterfeit components and manipulation of electronic control unit coding are two growing problems for automakers. Counterfeiting can result in significant financial loss annually and possible safety risks. Code manipulation (chip tuning) is both a safety and liability issue.
Milestone in energy efficiency and CO2 reduction
Chip specialist NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the first NWP ISO 11898-6 and AUTOSAR R3.2.1 compliant solution supporting CAN Partial Networking.
The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle features front and rear exterior lighting from Hella, including headlamps, fog lamps, front side markers, tail lamps, rear reflex reflectors and a center high-mounted LED stop lamp.
Infineon Technologies AG said the Volkswagen AG Business Unit Braunschweig will use Infineon’s Hall sensors in electric power steering systems for vehicles. Infineon’s TLE4998C4 programmable linear Hall sensor will be used for various model ranges. Infineon has already started to deliver the chips.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today it has joined forces with Fender Musical Instruments Corp. to equip select 2012 models with the all-new Fender Premium Audio System.