Automotive

Renesas Electronics delivers R-Car-compatible Connected Car Software Development Tools for cloud service applications linked with Amazon Web Services using vehicle data

To spur the development of cloud-linked services utilising vehicle data, Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of its Connected Car Software Development Tools. Using the new tools, developers working with the R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) family can create applications, such as predictive safety infotainment applications …

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Ford selects Wind River over-the-air update technology

Wind River, a leader indelivering IoT software for safety-critical domains including automotive, has announced that Ford Motor Company is using Wind River over-the-air (OTA) update technology. To deliver advanced connected car capabilities, Wind River Edge Sync technology can provide differential updates that allowthe ability to minimise data update size, transmission …

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Maxim’s LED matrix manager empowers high-density automotive matrix and pixel lighting

Designers of high-performance automotive matrix lighting and adaptive driving beam light-emitting diode (LED) applications can now migrate to higher current devices while reducing solution size and improving flexibility with the MAX20092 12-switch matrix manager from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The IC minimises thermal issues associated with LED matrix lighting applications …

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Qt selected by Peugeot for digital cockpit in new concept car

Qt announced that Peugeot – the French car brand – has selected Qt’s development framework as the foundation for the digital cockpit inside the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT. The interior screens and user interfaces of today’s cars – including digital instrument clusters, heads-up displays, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and rear-seat entertainment systems – play …

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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers, joins the ISELED Alliance

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a global semiconductor manufacturer and leading provider of LED solutions, has joined the ISELED Alliance. The alliance was founded in 2016 to further develop and market the “digital LED” (controller chip with three coloured LED chips) for an innovative LED lighting concept for vehicle interiors. In addition …

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New car interface technologies cut driver distraction  

Emerging automotive interfaces could make driving safer by significantly reducing ‘glance time’, a study by technology firm Ultrahaptics and the University of Nottingham has found. The study compared a new automotive interface, for controlling environmental features such as music and air conditioning, to the current use of touchscreens. It was …

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Brose celebrates 30 years in Coventry with production milestone

Brose, a leading tier 1 automotive supplier, has celebrated 30 years of production in the UK by producing its two millionth seat structure in a year. The company, which employs 900 people across its two plants in Coventry, announced the manufacturing milestone during the official presentation of its Queen’s Award …

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Autotalks launches the world’s first global V2X solution unifying DSRC and C-V2X on its deployment-ready chipset

Autotalks, global leader in V2X, announced the launch of the first ever global V2X solution. Autotalks’ deployment-ready, 2nd generation V2X (Vehicle to Everything) chipset is the only available solution capable of supporting both DSRC and C-V2X direct communications (PC5 protocol) at the highest security level. The chipset supports DSRC based on …

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IoT solution from Q-Free and Silicon Labs alleviates urban traffic

Q-Free and Silicon Labs announce a collaboration on a new outdoor parking IoT sensor solution that makes it faster and easier for automotive drivers in urban areas to locate open parking spots. The companies have worked together to create Q-Free’s ParQSense Smart Parking Sensor, which uses the Silicon Labs’ Wonder …

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New Infineon System Basis Chips are the first to allow high speed communication with up to 5 Mbit/s

Infineon Technologies AG is launching two new System Basis Chip (SBC) families: Lite and Mid-Range+. They are the first SBCs on the market supporting the ISO CAN FD protocol for communication at 5 Mbit/s for a large variety of automotive applications. An SBC is the central supply of power and …

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