Connected-car processor market to blossom, says ABI

The revenues from main processors shipped in OEM-installed connected-car telematics systems will increase from around US$360m at the end of 2012 to $1.6bn globally by the end of 2020, predicts ABI Research.

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Start-stop-compatible amplifier produces clearer sound

Claimed to be the first automotive start-stop-compatible audio power amplifier to combine the performance and cost benefits of a digital input with the simplicity and efficiency of analogue class SB-I amplification, the TDA7802 extends ST Microelectronics’ family of green power products designed

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Firmware allows speedy updates of ECUs

Red Bend Software has added Fuse to its VRapid Mobile firmware over-the-air product suite. Fuse (firmware updating for small electronics) is claimed to let manufacturers remotely update embedded devices in resource-constrained environments – such as tiny automotive ECUs – in half the time.

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Dynamometers test small rotary devices

For testing small rotary devices in automotive, military and aerospace applications, the Microdyne small motoring dynamometers have been introduced by Sakor Technologies. They can test all types of small rotary devices such as motors, pumps, generators and compressors.

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Adas warning system market to blossom

The global market for front collision and lane departure warning systems (FCWS and LDWS) will increase from 6.6 million units at the end of 2012 to 140.1 million units by the end of 2020, according to ABI Research.

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Pictured from left to right are Kerem Erman, Delphi’s vice president for strategic sourcing, Birgit Neufurth-Krah from AVX, and Sidney Johnson.

AVX receives Pinnacle Award from Delphi

Passive component company AVX has received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence. This is the most prestigious supplier award that Delphi confers. 

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Four amplifiers suit aftermarket automotive audio products

Four digital-input, closed-loop I2S amplifiers for mid-power stereo audio applications including TVs, soundbars, portable docking stations, Bluetooth speakers and aftermarket automotive audio products have been introduced by Texas Instruments.

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Transcend lands ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality certification

Transcend Information has been awarded ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality management system certification by SGS. The company says this demonstrates its continuous improvement in quality management to satisfy the strict product quality needs and requirements of the automotive industry.

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Google will not remain the only non-automotive participant in the market for driverless cars for long

An insight by Frost & Sullivan automotive and transportation team leader Prana Natarajan

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Autobytel buys Advanced Mobile

Autobytel has acquired Advanced Mobile, a provider of mobile communications services designed specifically for the automotive industry.

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