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Concept vehicle brings steer-by-wire to sports car study October 07, 2014 Concept vehicle brings steer-by-wire to sports car study Steer-by-wire, once hyped as a technology that opens up unseen degrees of design freedom due to the disappearance of the steering column and then sunk, is not completely dead: In the SpeedE research vehicle of the RWTH Aachen university, it lives on. And proves that it can be just as save as the conventional ... Read more Johnson Matthey acquires battery materials assets from A123 October 07, 2014 Johnson Matthey acquires battery materials assets from  A123 A123 Systems LLC, has completed the sale of the company's facilities for the production of certain battery materials to Johnson Matthey, a world-class manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Read more Multimedia software exploits Renesas R-Car platform October 07, 2014 Multimedia software exploits Renesas R-Car platform The multimedia platform from software vendor Cinemo brings video playback, media streaming and management and connectivity functions to Renesas' R-Car M2 and H2 Systems-on-chip, which target the markets for dashboard applications. Read more Microchip, LDRA collaborate on functional safety October 06, 2014 Microchip, LDRA collaborate on functional safety Semiconductor manufacturer Microchip and software tool vendor LDRA have inked a partnership agreement aiming at facilitating the compliance with functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 for road vehicles, IEC 61508 for industrial safety and EN 50128 for rail transportation systems. Read more MCU comes with embedded 3D graphics October 03, 2014 MCU comes with embedded 3D graphics Addressing applications in automotive instrument clusters and head-up displays, Spansion has expanded its Traveo automotive microcontroller family with a combination of ARM Cortex R5 microcontroller and graphics controller. The product greatly simplifies instrument cluster development. Read more Is there a future for the MOST bus? October 01, 2014 Is there a future for the MOST bus? In no other domain in the car, the technological evolution is advancing more rapidly than in the infotainment sector. Nevertheless, the MOST data networking technology seems to maintain its position as the king of the infotainment networking hill - though its latest iteration, MOST150 has been introduced ... Read more Macronix rolls out European expansion plan October 01, 2014 Macronix rolls out European expansion plan Non-volatile memories are in growing demand for all kinds of embedded systems, from wearables to vehicles. And vehicles is the fastest-growing market for Taiwanese chipmaker Macronix, which specialises in non-volatile memories. The company, in past successful in as supplier to the Japanese automotive ... Read more BMW joins forces with Baidu for automated driving September 30, 2014 BMW joins forces with Baidu for automated driving Having driven thousands of kilometres in self-driving mode on European motorways, carmaker BMW is embarking a joint research project aiming at introducing automated driving in the world's largest market for passenger cars, China. Read more More memory, more functions, for Renesas 32-bit MCUs September 30, 2014 More memory, more functions, for Renesas 32-bit MCUs Renesas has added to its True Low Power RX111 microcontrollers, with larger memory capacities up to 512 kB; extended functionality includes the addition of USB class drivers, functional safety support, and multilingual support, for healthcare devices and industrial sensors requiring low power and high ... Read more Smartphone terminal combines wireless charging, antenna and NFC September 30, 2014 Smartphone terminal combines wireless charging, antenna and NFC The smartphone has developed to the most important link between vehicles and the outside world. Taking this significance into account, Continental has developed a smartphone terminal for in-car use that combines wireless charging and antenna coupling with NFC communication in one system. Read more
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