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20 Dec, 2013

John Day Automotive electronics firms of various kinds are teaming up with partners in China. During 2013: Airbiquity and China Unicom announced a partnership to provide telematics services for the Chinese automotive market, leveraging Airbiquity’s Choreo connected vehicle service delivery platform and China Unicom’s telecom infrastructure and service provider capabilities. Geely Automobile Group and Detroit … Read More

Infotainment, in-car connectivity, JianghuaI Automobile Co, AutoNavi Holdings Limited, QNX Software Systems, Datang Telecom Technology, RealVNC, STMicroelectronics, Automotive Electronics, Mentor Graphics, Geely Automobile Group, MirrorLink, Great Wall Motor Company, NXP Semiconductors, Detroit Electric, QNX CAR, ForYou General Electronics

26 Sep, 2013

John Day At IESF – great new venue this year, by the way – Paul Hansen (www.hansenreport.com) talked about tightening competition in automotive electronics, especially for infotainment; slimmer margins on new car sales, and a rush to offer connectivity to the cloud. He also outlined other problems for infotainment suppliers: Carmakers are taking systems integration in house, they are separating hardware sourcing … Read More

Jaguar Land Rover, Infotainment, Mentor Graphics, American Automobile Association, Automotive Electronics, active safety, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Euro NCAP, Genivi Alliance, Distracted Driving

20 Jun, 2013
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Posted by Nazita Saye

Nazita Saye I got my love of cars from my dad. He’d get bored with his car so every year he’d bring home a new one.  It would be done without fuss or ceremony. One night he’d simply return home from the office in a new car. To humor my dad, my mom would usher the kids out to the car so we could ooh and aah for a few minutes and then we’d be herded back inside. Being the cheeky baby, I’d always sneak out later in … Read More

Automotive Electronics

30 May, 2013

John Day   The global market for automotive electronics is set to climb to $240 billion in 2020, up more than 50 percent from $157 billion in 2010, according to the new report from IMS Research, “The World Market for Automotive OEM Electronic Systems – 2013 Edition.” “The massive growth of automotive electronics in the space of a decade reflects the field’s rising importance to the car industry at large, … Read More

Automotive Electronics, electronic stability control (ESC), advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), Infotainment, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), head up display (HUD), IHS Automotive

24 Dec, 2012

John Day   State-of-the-art sensing, computing and communications systems are quickly changing consumer expectations in people’s everyday lives, and are also driving innovation in the automotive industry at an incredible pace, according to Ford vice president and chief technical officer Paul Mascarenas. Mascarenas leads the team that has been researching and developing new technologies for Ford vehicles, … Read More

Ford, Fusion sedan, Automotive Electronics, Wi-Fi, Paul Mascarenas, vehicle-to-vehicle communications

4 Oct, 2012

John Day The research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that the market for automotive electronics systems will grow from $170 billion in 2011 to $266 billion by 2016 – a compounded average annual growth rate of 9.3%. The firm’s report, “Automotive Electronics System Demand Forecast 2010 to 2019: Growth in Uncertain Times,” describes growth in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains, advanced safety systems, … Read More

BRIC countries, powertrain systems, Automotive Electronics, safety systems, Strategy Analytics

29 Sep, 2011

John Day Good news this week for engineers concerned with automotive electronics voracious memory requirements. Three firms (and let me know if I missed any others) made announcements this week related to Flash technology. Spansion announced a family of Serial NOR Flash memory devices that offer more than 20 percent faster read speed, three times faster programming speed, and five times faster erase speed than … Read More

Web-Feet Research, Greenliant, IHS iSuppl, Automotive Electronics, SATA NANDrive, Spansion, JEDEC Serial NOR Flash standard JESD216, Macronix

21 Aug, 2010

John Day Cars coming off assembly lines around the world today are far more complex than ever before, but are they any less reliable – or more so? I’d say the latter, and attribute much of the improvement to the efforts of automotive electronics engineers. So, thanks. According to J.D. Power and Associates, 25 of 36 vehicle brands improved in long-term dependability in 2010, continuing a steady trend of industry-wide … Read More

J.D. Power and Associates, Automotive Electronics

21 Jul, 2010

John Day Four German automotive firms are embarking on a three-year collaborative research project to see if they can make vehicle diagnostics more like science than art. Audi, Continental, Infineon, and ASIC/ASSP developer ZMD estimate that up to 40 percent of vehicle electronics errors can’t be precisely diagnosed, which isn’t a huge surprise considering that cars these days contain 80-something electronic … Read More

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, IKT 2020, ASSP, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Audi, University of Stuttgart, University of the Federal Armed Forces, ASIC, ZMD, Infineon, DIANA research project, Information and Communications Technology 2020 program, end-to-end diagnostics, NPR's "Car Talk", Automotive Electronics, University of Cottbus

20 Oct, 2009

John Day Electronics and software enable upwards of 80% of the innovative features that attract car buyers, according to Jim Buczkowski, Ford’s global director for electrical and electronics systems. Vehicles equipped with Ford’s Sync entertainment and communications system, for example, turn twice as fast on dealer lots as vehicles without the feature, and Buczkowski says that exposure to Sync doubles a prospect’s … Read More

Ford, Electric Power Steering Assist, Ford Sync, Automatic High Beam, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Rear-View Camera, Automatic Park Assist, Ford Taurus, Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, EcoBoost, MyKey, Automotive Electronics, Popular Mechanics, Blind Spot Information System

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