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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 Why chip design gets relevant for carmakers May 05, 2015 Why chip design gets relevant for carmakers Chip design is something for IDMs, fabless chipmakers and the like, right? But times are changing. In times of connected and autonomous cars, it is a becomes a good idea for carmakers to get acquainted with chips. At the recent Cadence user meeting CDN Live in Munich, Robert Schweiger explained why. ... Read more MOST – a gigabit data backbone for future car generations? April 22, 2015 MOST – a gigabit data backbone for future car generations? At the yearly MOST Forum, the number of attendees is constantly dropping. Is this an indicator that the MOST technology succumbs to the attack of Ethernet AVB? At the recent event in Esslingen, Germany, the MOST scene proved to be quite lively. Read more The car's the star... April 08, 2015 The car's the star... Group Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover, Wolfgang Ziebart discusses the impact of the fast-moving world of electronics on the more sedate environment of automotive manufacture… Read more Fraunhofer launches test centre for high-voltage batteries March 27, 2015 Fraunhofer launches test centre for high-voltage batteries To foster electromobility, research institute Fraunhofer LBF (Darmstadt, Germany) has opened the centre for system reliability in electromobility, abbreviated ZSZ-e. The centre is dedicated to developing testing procedures and guidelines for high-voltage batteries. In addition, the researchers will perform ... Read more
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