Daf Trucks and NXP demonstrate platooning in Munich ahead of Electronica

Daf Trucks demonstrates platooning in Munich

Daf Trucks, NXP Semiconductors, Siemens and others are demonstrating platooning live on Munich roads ahead of next week’s Electronica exhibition.

The demonstrations include platooning, traffic signal and vehicle synchronisation, and technology that protects vulnerable road users based on secure V2X.

Infineon to present Can FD transceivers at Electronica

Infineon TLE925x Can FD transceivers

At next week’s Electronica show in Munich, Infineon will be presenting its TLE925x Can FD transceivers that are said to make data exchange up to 30 times faster than today.

Around 60 electronic control units communicate with each other in vehicles today via the Can bus. The need for in-vehicle communications is growing as the amount of networking increases and more comfort and automation are implemented.

Experience in other sectors can help automotive

Bernd Enser: “You can set criteria to filter out weak components.”

Electronics manufacturing services company Sanmina believes its experience in other sectors gives it an advantage in helping car makers and tier ones integrate consumer technology into vehicles.

Vishay buys Capella for $200m

Johan Vandoorn from Vishay speaking at Electronica earlier today

Vishay is in the process of buying Taiwan-based Capella Microsystems. The fabless company specialises in its patented Filtron technology for optical sensors in automotive and industrial markets.

Sam Schmidt points way to Arrow at Electronica

This Corvette C7 Stingray will be at Electronica

A customised track racing car and its driver Sam Schmidt will be the stars of Arrow Electronics’ stand at Electronica in Munich next month. The Corvette C7 Stingray racing car was created as part of the Sam (semi-autonomous motorcar) Project.

Mosfets hit automotive benchmark

Automotive-qualified power mosfets from International Rectifier

Automotive-qualified power mosfets from International Rectifier provide benchmark on-state resistance for automotive applications requiring compact size and high current performance. These include pump motor control and automotive body control.

Visteon to show cockpit concepts at Electronica

Visteon logo

Visteon is set to present some of its latest automotive electronic products and innovations at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany, in November. On the stand will be several interactive cockpit concepts including connected vehicle technologies.

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