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Demand for radar systems boosts Infineon’s chip production July 28, 2015 Demand for radar systems boosts Infineon’s chip production Radar systems are experience rapidly growing acceptance among car buyers. While passenger cars with a radar sensor can be bought since the nineties, production figures as well as take rates reached significant numbers only by 2013. But since radar-based driver assistance systems are available at affordable ... Read more Opinion: Of hackers and showmasters July 24, 2015 Opinion: Of hackers and showmasters These days, two IT experts made headlines: Over the UConnect infotainment system they hacked themselves into a Jeep Cherokee and took over the control over various functions of the vehicle, including brakes and steering. This leads to the question: How safe are our cars? Read more What about magnetic position sensor reliability? July 14, 2015 What about magnetic position sensor reliability? A stubborn question about the reliability of magnetic position sensors lingers in the minds of some automotive and industrial system designers. Yet complete stray field immunity is possible in contactless magnetic position sensing, claims Mark Donovan of AMS AG. Read more Automotive software design: The multiprocessing challenge July 03, 2015 Automotive software design: The multiprocessing challenge Advanced Driver Assistance systems need increasingly more computing power. But not just processing power: Processing data from such disparate sensor types as cameras, radar, speed and steering angle detectors, these systems also require different ways to handle, process, store, and forward these data. ... Read more Automotive King Redefines Future July 01, 2015 Automotive King Redefines Future Automotive is becoming one of the largest sectors of the electronics market pulling along with it the major suppliers. Renesas, for instance, made its fortune in automotive electronics before diversifying into consumer markets, but with the merger of Freescale with NXP there will be a new king of the ... Read more Opel Astra: High-end connectivity for the masses June 02, 2015 Opel Astra: High-end connectivity for the masses The new Opel / Vauxhall Astra, to be introduced officially at the IAA motor show in September, could well emerge as a serious contender to Volkswagen’s long-standing bestseller Golf. In particular in terms of connectivity and driver assistance, the vehicle marks a new phase for the European GM subsidiary ... Read more US DoT: Car-to-car communication is coming sooner May 25, 2015 US DoT: Car-to-car communication is coming sooner U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced steps to accelerate the use of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technologies in America's vehicles and highways. Read more Bosch adjusts course for future mobility requirements May 20, 2015 Bosch adjusts course for future mobility requirements With the increasing significance of networked services for the individual traffic of the future, automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is re-defining its role in the automotive value chain. At its biennial Motorpresse Kolloquium press event, the company set the course to an individual mobility that ... Read more Plastic waveguides for future communication networks May 11, 2015 Plastic waveguides for future communication networks Researchers from the KU Leuven ESAT-MICAS research group in Belgium build a multi-gigabit communication link using a plastic fiber as transmission channel. Read more NXP / Freescale: A chipmaker takes shape May 06, 2015 NXP / Freescale: A chipmaker takes shape After the upcoming merger of NXP and Freescale, how will the resulting company look like? At the recent CDN Live Cadence user meeting, NXP Vice President Lars Reger delivered a keynote speech that described NXP’s vision of the Connected Car. En passant the speech provided insights in the allocation of ... Read more
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