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Posts tagged with 'NXP'

24 Sep, 2013

John Day One of the highlights of IESF for me each year is Paul Hansen’s update on the automotive electronics industry. Hansen, publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (www.hansenreport.com), focused this year on three topics: competition, active safety, and distracted driving. Automotive electronics competition is already fierce and getting worse, according to Hansen. “The automotive electronics … Read More

Internet of Cars, NXP, Cisco, vehicle-to-infrastructure, Cohda Wireless, vehicle-to-vehicle, Verizon, Agero, OnStar, Harman, Sirius XM Radio, Hughes Telematics, SYNC, Ford, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, General Motors

4 Jan, 2013

John Day NXP Semiconductors and Cisco announced that each has invested in Cohda Wireless, which specializes in wireless communication for automotive safety applications. The respective amounts of the investments were not disclosed. The three firms intend to develop a complete, market-ready car-to-car (C2C) and car-to-infrastructure (C2I) solution including automotive-qualified IEEE 802.11p products for onboard … Read More

NXP, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation, CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, car-to-car, automotive safety applications, Cohda Wireless, IEEE 802.11p, car-to-infrastructure, Cisco

6 Sep, 2012

John Day   Automotive LED (light emitting diode) lighting still costs more than other technologies but automakers can do more with it to distinguish their cars from the competition, so it’s likely that LED lights will be increasingly common. In recent announcements BMW selected HELLA to supply LED tail lights for the 2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe and Ford’s 2013 Mustang GT features a fog lamp based … Read More

OSRAM, Ford Mustang GT, Hella, BMW X6, McKinsey & Co., NXP, LED (light emittng diode), LED headlight

7 Jul, 2011

NXP helps bring NFC to cars

Posted by John Day

John Day If you are old enough to remember life as it was prior to the widespread availability of TV remotes, you might also remember wondering about their value. After all, how hard is it to walk across the room and turn the channel selector knob, there being at the time only a handful of channels? Now, think about giving up the remote (the phrase “…cold, dead fingers” comes to mind). The analogy occurred to … Read More

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, NFC smart key, Juniper Research, NXP NCF2970 KEyLink Lite, NFC-ready smartphone, NXP

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