In-car entertainment revenue by channel in $bn

Futuresource predicts in-car entertainment to hit £36bn by 2021

As consumer attitudes to car ownership and driving begin to shift and technology companies shape the roadmap for autonomous vehicles, the global in-car entertainment (ICE) hardware market is on track to reach $36bn by 2021, according to Futuresource Consulting.

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Dialog Semiconductor DA9210-A power management IC

Dialog Semiconductor PMIC powers infotainment and connected cars

Dialog Semiconductor has announced the DA9210-A power management IC, a multiphase, automotive-grade, 12A DC-DC buck converter that supplies the high current core rails of microprocessor devices, including those used in next generation infotainment systems.

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Intel senior vice president Doug Davis

Intel sees Elaine Chao appointment as “exciting opportunity”

Intel has welcomed the appointment of Elaine Chao as US secretary of transportation, describing it as “an exciting opportunity” for industry and government to work together to foster US leadership in self-driving cars and smart infrastructure.

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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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