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Connected Car: Dramatic growth ahead January 27, 2015 Connected Car: Dramatic growth ahead Already in a few years, the number of connected cars out on the roads will reach a quarter billion. Market research and IT consultant firm Gartner predicts a dramatic growth - and many new business opportunities for hardware and software vendors. Read more Thermopile infrared array sensor tracks multiple objects January 27, 2015 Thermopile infrared array sensor tracks multiple objects Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has launched the first–ever surface mount thermopile array sensor. Grid-EYE features 64 thermopile elements in an 8x8 grid format that detect absolute temperatures by infrared radiation. Read more Infineon takes the lead in auto semiconductors January 26, 2015 Infineon takes the lead in auto semiconductors After a pursuit race that lasted years, Infineon has taken the lead over long-standing number one Renesas in the automotive semiconductor market. While the IHS release does not state the figures for Renesas, Infineon could extend their market share from 9.2% in 2013 to 9.8% in 2014. Other winners are ... Read more Harman continues shopping spree with two software takeovers January 26, 2015 Harman continues shopping spree with two software takeovers Infotainment giant Harman International has signed takeover agreements with Red Bend Software and Symphony Teleca. The investment has a total value of about $950 million (about €750 million). With the move, Harman continues to strengthen its position in technology fields like software development, OTA, ... Read more Study: Asia leads automotive innovation January 23, 2015 Study: Asia leads automotive innovation In a recent study, market research company Thomson Reuters has investigated the overall innovation speed and intensity in the automotive industry. The market watchers identified five areas where innovation currently is particular strong. The study also names the top innovation drivers: They mostly are ... Read more ARM strengthens position in safety-critical applications January 22, 2015 ARM strengthens position in safety-critical applications By providing a safety document set to licensees in its semiconductor ecosystem, ARM plans to foster the adoption of its architecture in safety-critical applications. The first in a series of planned safety document packages describes the Cortex-R5. Read more Continental celebrates production of 200 million injectors January 21, 2015 Continental celebrates production of 200 million injectors While globally the gasoline engine with port injection is still the prevailing type, the direct injection is catching up rapidly. Automotive supplier Continental is a driving force behind this trend with its PFI injectors. This product type currently celebrates its 10th anniversary. Within these ten ... Read more Torque measurement: Laser system to save cost, space January 20, 2015 Torque measurement: Laser system to save cost, space More efficient wind turbines, lighter racing cars and safer medical instruments are just three goals of an innovative measurement system currently under development by scientists from Hannover. The optical sensor will allow non-contact measurements of the position of a shaft and at the same time the ... Read more Leoni to supply cable harnesses to Hyundai January 20, 2015 Leoni to supply cable harnesses to Hyundai Wiring system manufacturer Leoni AG has received a major order from Korean carmaker Hyundai: The world's fourth-largest vehicle manufacturer has assigned Leoni to provide cable harnesses in the double-digit million euro range, distributed over six years. Read more Driver assistance becomes predictive January 16, 2015 Driver assistance becomes predictive A 360 degree surround sensing system today creates a virtual image of a car's environment, enabling the electronic systems to keep the vehicle in the selected lane and to hit the brake if an obstacle emerges. Now Honda has added a predictive element - their Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) ... Read more
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