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Nokia invests $100 million into Connected Car technology May 06, 2014 Nokia invests  $100 million into Connected Car technology Having sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft, some might have thought there is not much left of ailing infrastructure vendor Nokia. Now the company reports back - in the fast-growing business of Connected Cars: It launched a fund of $100 million dedicated to invest into companies active in the ... Read more Continental completes emission control value chain May 01, 2014 Continental completes emission control value chain With a takeover, automotive supplier Continental plans to extend its powertrain system competence. The Hanover, Germany, based supplier announced to acquire its present 50:50 joint venture Emitec GmbH. The move will enable Continental to offer next-generation exhaust gas treatment systems. Read more Automotive, Industrial Power once again drive Infineon's sales April 29, 2014 Automotive, Industrial Power once again drive Infineon's sales The latest quarterly figures from chipmaker Infineon acknowledge the solid growth throughout the company's business segments. In contrast to competitor ST who also published its figures these days, Infineon managed to again increase total sales. The outlook is even slightly better. Read more 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
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