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Power USB VBUS in Autos with the LT8697 April 07, 2014 Power USB VBUS in Autos with the LT8697 USB sockets appear in an increasing number of car models as portable devices become more ubiquitous. Read more Parrot sues Audi subsidiary over lost project April 07, 2014 Parrot sues Audi subsidiary over lost project Parrot SA, a French company dedicated to RF solutions, has sued e.solutions GmbH, a joint venture of Finish IT company Elektrobit (EB) and carmaker Audi. After an apparent project failure, Parrot seeks to collect damages from e.solutions. Read more Traffic flow: Cooperative systems beat driver assistance April 04, 2014 Traffic flow: Cooperative systems beat driver assistance The average driver spends about an entire week per year caught up in traffic congestions. Increasingly the vehicles are equipped with electronic systems aiming at keeping the traffic flowing or finding alternative routes. Cooperative systems are better suited for this task, finds Frost & Sullivan. Read more Telit Wireless launches automotive telematics business April 02, 2014 Telit Wireless launches automotive telematics business Having concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business from NXP Semiconductors, M2M technology provider Telit Wireless Solutions now announced to leverage this platform to offer telematics services for automotive OEM and tier ones markets. For this purpose, ... Read more EU agrees on charging plug for electric cars March 27, 2014 EU agrees on charging plug for electric cars According to media reports, the European Parliament, the EU Commission and the member states agreed to adopt the so-called Type 2 charging plug as the standard for electric vehicles. The agreement is in line with a former declaration of intent of the commission. Read more PSA, IBM jointly develop customized driver services March 27, 2014 PSA, IBM jointly develop customized driver services French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen announced to offer connected services for the drivers of its vehicles - services that search and analyse huge amounts of data generated by connected vehicles and other sources. To identify useful information in the Exabytes of data, the company taps IBMs expertise ... Read more Continental cranks up radar sensor production March 26, 2014 Continental cranks up radar sensor production Automotive supplier Continental has announced to ramp up its production of short-range radar sensors in the USA. These sensors are a crucial element in advanced driver assistance systems. With the move, Continental intensifies the competition against market leader Bosch. Read more Fraunhofer, Johnson Controls develop battery cooling solutions March 21, 2014 Fraunhofer, Johnson Controls develop battery cooling solutions Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has signed a collaboration agreement with Johnson Controls to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. Read more Nissan, Renault combine engineering activities March 17, 2014 Nissan, Renault combine engineering activities Accounting for the huge investments for automotive R&D, Japanese carmaker Nissan and its French alliance partner Renault will combine a range of activities, including development of certain electronics modules and electric powertrains. The move will lead to cost reductions of € 4.3 billion or more per ... Read more Freescale mourns employees on missing Malaysian flight March 10, 2014 Freescale mourns employees on missing Malaysian flight Nearly three days after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from radar screens and as the mystery remains about what actually happened on-board, Freescale Semiconductor mourns 20 of its employees who were confirmed passengers among a total of 227 together with 12 crew members. Read more
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