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Data, voice drive different connected-car markets November 27, 2012 Data, voice drive different connected-car markets Automotive makers in western markets and emerging markets are driven by vastly different electronics needs that engineers need to understand soon or risk losing designs, according to an executive with the Indian IT giant Mahindra Satyam. Read more Alkaline fuel cells offer benefits over acidic ones, researchers say November 26, 2012 Alkaline fuel cells offer benefits over acidic ones, researchers say Hydrogen fuel cells are regarded as eco-friendly power sources for a broad range of applications - from smartphones to cars and even to submarines. Over the past years, the research has focused on acidic fuel cells. A more cost-effective alternative could be alkaline cells. Now two scientists have published ... Read more ABS, daylight running light become mandatory for motorbikes November 22, 2012 ABS, daylight running light become mandatory for motorbikes New rules to make motorbikes safer and greener got the thumbs up from the European Parliament this week. They are to apply to all powered two- and three-wheel vehicles, from mopeds to heavy motorcycles, and also quads, as of 2016. Read more Development tool supports Renesas RH850 automotive MCUs November 22, 2012 Development tool supports Renesas RH850 automotive MCUs The TRACE32 development tool family from Lauterbach GmbH now supports the Renesas RH850 Family of automotive MCUs with on-chip flash memory. Read more Security module protects automotive electronics against hacking and tampering November 22, 2012 Security module protects automotive electronics against hacking and tampering Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has revealed a security module for automotive microcontrollers, which meets advanced industry standards aimed at protecting vehicle electronics against hacking, tampering and software IP theft. Read more Elmos signs distribution agreement with MSC November 22, 2012 Elmos signs distribution agreement with MSC Elmos Semiconductor has transferred its distribution rights for its network devices, analog and power ICs, MEMS-based sensor products and mixed signal ASICs to MSC Vertriebs GmbH. Read more Linux infotainment platform is Genivi 3.0-compliant November 21, 2012 Linux infotainment platform is Genivi 3.0-compliant Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a GENIVI 3.0 specification-compliant Linux- based Infotainment (IVI) product. The release in the first place features an improved start-up behavior and extended Bluetooth support. Read more Static code analysis tool guarantees safe software November 20, 2012 Static code analysis tool guarantees safe software In order to guarantee the functional safety of embedded code in automotive control units, ISO26262 mandates stringent software development processes. A method to make sure the code does not exhibit unusual and potentially risky behaviour is static code analysis. Hitex Development tools now offers Goanna ... Read more Configurable instrument cluster in HD resolution November 19, 2012 Configurable instrument cluster in HD resolution In a joint project with Japan Display Inc. (JDI), Visteon Corp. has demonstrated a new reconfigurable instrument cluster. Based on Visteon’s third-generation reconfigurable instrument cluster platform the display supports complex 3-D graphics and video features such as driver awareness and camera inputs. ... Read more Interactive infotainment display concept fits any shape November 19, 2012 Interactive infotainment display concept fits any shape Texas instrument's approach to automotive dashboards or infotainment displays takes physical constraints out of the way by replacing what is typically a flat LCD touchscreen by a rear-projected image on a translucent cockpit construction. Read more
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