U-Blox Jody-W1 automotive-grade module

U-Blox automotive module handles wifi and Bluetooth

U-Blox has launched Jody-W1, a host-based automotive-grade module that enables real simultaneous dual band (RSDB) operation for faster, concurrent wifi connectivity on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. 

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Nexteer steering on demand system

Nexteer reveals autonomous-ready steering at NAIAS

Nexteer Automotive unveiled its two latest steering technologies at this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Steering on Demand and Quiet Wheel Steering technologies should, the company hopes, tap into the increasing automation of passenger vehicles.

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Bosch and Ultrahaptics demonstrate mid-air haptic technology

Bosch and Ultrahaptics demonstrate haptic technology at CES

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Bosch and Ultrahaptics jointly demonstrated mid-air haptic technology in a concept car.

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Renesas  RH850/V1R automotive radar MCU

Renesas radar MCU suits adas and autonomous vehicle applications

Renesas Electronics has announced an RH850-based, 32bit, automotive radar microcontroller for use in future adas and autonomous driving vehicles.

The RH850/V1R includes a digital signal processor and high-speed serial interfaces, and is designed for middle- to long-range radars.

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Global connected car market by connectivity

Connected car market to grow at 32% CAGR, says Technavio

The global connected car market is expected to reach US$145bn by 2020, growing at a progressive CAGR of more than 32 per cent, according to a market study by Technavio.

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Volvo adds Skype for Business to 90 Series

Volvo adds Skype for Business to 90 Series

Volvo Cars has become the first car maker to add Skype for Business, Microsoft's collaborative productivity app, to its vehicles. The tool is being rolled out on the latest 90 Series cars.

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Pagani Automobili’s Huayra BC supercar

Pagani Huayra BC supercar features Microchip’s Most technology

One of the most technologically advanced sports coupes in the world uses Most technology for powering the vehicle’s premium surround sound audio and infotainment system.

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Audi uses Kanzi for creating its user interfaces

Thundersoft buys Rightware for €64m

Chinese operating systems and smart device platform technology company Thundersoft has bought Finland-based Rightware, a provider of automotive user interface software, for €64m.

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Toshiba Jedec e∙MMCTM v5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory

Toshiba expands embedded flash memory range

Toshiba has launched Jedec e∙MMCTM version 5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory products supporting AEC-Q100 grade two requirements. The line-up offers densities of 8, 16, 32 and 64Gbyte.

Sample shipments have started with mass production scheduled for April to June 2017.

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BMW outside IBM's Munich headquarters

BMW and IBM collaborate on IoT in vehicles

IBM and BMW are working together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalising the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.

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