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Volvo announces traffic jam assistant for semi-autonomous driving October 25, 2012 Volvo announces traffic jam assistant for semi-autonomous driving After extensive tests within the 'SARTRE' projects, carmaker Volvo has taken another step towards autonomous driving by demonstrating a new traffic jam assistance system. The system, whereby the car automatically follows the vehicle in front in slow-moving queues up to 50 km/h, will be ready for series ... Read more Image cognition processor for automotive camera applications October 25, 2012 Image cognition processor for automotive camera applications At its technology forum in Tokyo this week, Freescale Semiconductor introduced a new family of image cognition processors (ICPs) for the driver assistance market. The SCP2200 family features CogniVue’s APEX IP technology and is designed in particular for automotive smart camera applications. The family, ... Read more FlexRay not dead, chip vendors claim October 25, 2012 FlexRay not dead, chip vendors claim A certain disappointment is hard to overlook when chip manufacturers talk about the present and future state of the FlexRay automotive networking technology. However, FlexRay is far from being dead, assert chip vendors polled by EE Times Europe unanimously. Read more Five wireless connectivity standards within a 24.6x18.0x3.0mm package October 25, 2012 Five wireless connectivity standards within a 24.6x18.0x3.0mm package The LBEL6Z2TXC wireless combination module from Murata is aimed at automotive applications and uses an AEC-Q100 compliant chipset. Read more In-car Wi-Fi expected to increase eight fold over the next seven years, says IMS Research October 25, 2012 In-car Wi-Fi expected to increase eight fold over the next seven years, says IMS Research IMS Research forecasts the market for Wi-Fi in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive applications will increase eight fold over the next seven years in North America and Western Europe. Read more Communications, automotive IC markets in pole position through 2016 October 25, 2012 Communications, automotive IC markets in pole position through 2016 Two single markets will out-pace the total semiconductor market in the years through 2016, says market research company IC Insights: Automotive and communication chips will be in much higher demand than all other market segments. Computer devices, once the driving force behind semiconductors, drop back ... Read more XMOS moves into the board market with SliceKIT October 25, 2012 XMOS moves into the board market with SliceKIT XMOS has launched a range of modular development boards and software for designers deploying the company’s xCORE range of multicore microcontrollers in real-time industrial, consumer and automotive applications. Read more GPS receiver with high update rate for automotive tests October 24, 2012 GPS receiver with high update rate for automotive tests IPSpeed is a robust GPS receiver which updates location information with a high rate of 20 Hz. The device, designed for use in automotive driving tests, feeds its data into a CAN bus, enabling flexible applications with a broad range of measurement gear. Read more Automotive magnetic sensor market will slow down, market researcher says October 22, 2012 Automotive magnetic sensor market will slow down, market researcher says Playing a key role in government-mandated automotive safety systems including stability control and tire-pressure monitoring, magnetic sensors are in high demand in the car business in the current year. Thus, the market grows for the straight year in the double-digit percentage range. But this high-speed ... Read more Camera and LIDAR sensor in a single unit for advanced driver assistant systems October 22, 2012 Camera and LIDAR sensor in a single unit for advanced driver assistant systems Tiredness, distractions or loss of concentration are among the main causes of traffic accidents. Consequently, advanced driver assistance systems which help drivers in such situations can reduce the number of accidents. In order to provide reliable sensors which enable such driver assistance systems, ... Read more
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