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Head-up displays ready for the automotive market July 02, 2013 Head-up displays ready for the automotive market Formerly used only in the cockpits of multimillion-dollar jet fighters, head-up displays (HUD) now are finding their way into family cars, with navigation and driver-assist functions helping drive the automotive HUD market to expand by more than a factor of seven from 2012 to 2020. Read more Audi announces smart Matrix LED headlights June 28, 2013 Audi announces smart Matrix LED headlights With arrays of 25 high-beam LEDs in each headlight, Audi plans to significantly increase the lighting quality of its vehicles. Quality in this context means: High beam light without bedazzling oncoming traffic. For this purpose the LEDs are switched on and off by a control unit which in turn receives ... Read more Toyota connects navigation systems to the cloud June 27, 2013 Toyota connects navigation systems to the cloud A new traffic information system for Toyota drivers blends a variety of parameters including vehicle location data, current speed, road conditions and even disasters. The concurrent utilization of these data helps optimizing routes and travel times. Read more UK aims for 55 percent rise in electronic systems to create GBP120bn industry by 2020 June 27, 2013 UK aims for 55 percent rise in electronic systems to create GBP120bn industry by 2020 Leading members of the UK's electronic systems industry have released a strategy outlining aims to grow the UK’s electronic systems industry to £120 billion (up 55%) by 2020. The strategy will look to create an additional 150,000 highly-skilled jobs. Read more Elektrobit moves up the food chain in ADAS software development June 26, 2013 Elektrobit moves up the food chain in ADAS software development Embedded software vendor Elektrobit (EB) and carmaker Daimler are strengthening their partnership for developing Daimler's embedded driver assistance software. This enables EB to take over responsibility for driver assistance software engineering, allowing Daimler to focus on its core business, in delivering ... Read more Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable June 25, 2013 Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable In the automated driving scenarios of the future and in many other safety-oriented advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Radar is one of the central sensor technologies. Chipmaker Freescale now has introduced a comprehensive system-level solution for automotive radar based advanced driver assistance ... Read more Automotive app market switches to take-off mode June 24, 2013 Automotive app market switches to take-off mode The market for apps running on automotive platforms - head units, smartphones, or smart infotainment systems - is heating up. ABI Research forecasts that the number of such apps downloaded in cars will jump from around 12 million at end of 2012 to 4.3 billion at end of 2018 generating revenues of $1.67 ... Read more Field test proves Car2x maturity for real-world operation June 20, 2013 Field test proves Car2x maturity for real-world operation The evaluation of a large Car2x communications field test proves that the technology is now ready for mass deployment. The simTD (Safe Intelligent Mobility - Test Field Germany) test involved 123 vehicles - including cars and motorbikes - in real-world traffic. Results indicate that the number of accidents ... Read more Infineon steers FlexRay transceiver to automotive data bus market June 19, 2013 Infineon steers FlexRay transceiver to automotive data bus market In suspension and chassis control applications as well as in power steering, engine and transmission control units, existing CAN data bus solutions increasingly hit the wall in terms of bandwidth and response time. Staying abreast of the these requirements, Infineon is expanding its portfolio automotive ... Read more Siemens, EADS test 2nd generation hybrid drive for airplanes June 18, 2013 Siemens, EADS test 2nd generation hybrid drive for airplanes At the Paris Air Show, Siemens, EADS and Diamond Aircraft show the second generation of an airplane equipped with a serial hybrid electric drive. The powertrain of the motor glider has been redesigned to reduce the weight by 100 kg. Siemens believes that this second generation engine proves the commercial ... Read more
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