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Automotive OEMs crowd around Google June 26, 2014 Automotive OEMs crowd around Google The Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a group of carmakers launched to make the Android operating system domestic in the automotive realm, has added a host of new members in its ranks. Read more Reference platform enhances Bluetooth infotainment options June 26, 2014 Reference platform enhances Bluetooth infotainment options Open Synergy's Blue SDK (v4.3) for the CE4A Bluetooth Reference Platform is now available. This platform integrates Blue SDK with a variety of automotive-relevant profiles. Thanks to the update, it is now possible to display the album cover of the current track and download and browse calendar entries, ... Read more Toyota rolls fuel cell vehicle to series production June 25, 2014 Toyota rolls fuel cell vehicle to series production While the discussions about batteries and their shortcomings are dominating the discussion about electromobility, Toyota silently finalised its first hydrogen fuel cell driven vehicle. The carmaker plans to make a series version of its concept vehicle available to Japanese customers in April 2015 and ... Read more Test system scrutinizes C2X applications June 24, 2014 Test system scrutinizes C2X applications With the deployment of car2x systems aiming at improving the safety in road traffic, the building blocks for such solutions are falling into place. Measurement systems manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz has custom-made its TS-ITS100 system for standard-compliant testing of components for car-to-car and intelligent ... Read more TRW launches its largest R&D centre - in China June 24, 2014 TRW launches its largest R&D centre - in China Automotive supplier TRW Automotive Holdings has opened an R&D centre in China. The fact that the company places its largest technology centre in the Middle Kingdom provides a clear hint where TRW expects further growth in China, the world's largest market for cars of all kind. The company already runs ... Read more Micronas to rely on X-Fab's 0.18µm HV process for next-gen SoCs June 24, 2014 Micronas to rely on X-Fab's 0.18µm HV process for next-gen SoCs The capability to combine digital logic with analog high-voltage circuit elements and non-volatile memory blocks on a single chip persuaded chipmaker Micronas to implement its next generation of automotive and high-voltage industrial SoCs for automotive and industrial motor embedded control applications ... Read more Time-of-flight sensor brings gesture recognition to car cockpit June 23, 2014 Time-of-flight sensor brings gesture recognition to car cockpit Belgian chipmaker Melexis is utilizing the time-of-flight 3D motion sensing technology from software company SoftKinetics, also from Belgium, to implement a sensor chip that detects gestures to control several functions within the car. Thus, the Melexis chip enhances the range of basic technologies to ... Read more Analog front end improves radar image June 23, 2014 Analog front end improves radar image TI's AFE sensor technology for automotive radar applications, a quad-channel analogue front end, doubles sampling speed and reduces power more than 30%: TI positions it as the fastest and lowest power baseband receiver analogue front end (AFE) for ADAS applications. Read more Cloud service to connect urban traffic June 20, 2014 Cloud service to connect urban traffic Siemens is developing an integrated, cloud-based mobility platform that enables users to mix-and-match the suitable means of transportation for any destination and at any time of the day. Interconnecting different types of mobility providers such as car sharing, municipal transport services, taxis or ... Read more X-Fab cranks up MEMS capacities June 20, 2014 X-Fab cranks up MEMS capacities Accounting for rising demand for sensors across the industry, semiconductor foundry X-Fab is expanding its MEMS manufacturing capacity in its Erfurt and Itzehoe locations. At these locations, X-Fab has is adding clean room facilities with a total area of 2000 square metres (about 21.500 square feet). ... Read more
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