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Contract deploys data unifying system across all operations

Contract deploys data unifying system across all operations
Logistics data unifier, GateHouse Logistics, has won a contract from Heinloth Transport that will see modules of its ghTrack data unifying system deployed across all operations. Heinloth will use GateHouse’s ghCore and ghView modules to obtain one data stream overview of all deliveries being undertaken by its fleet in real time. At a stroke, the firm’s logistics operations will be easier to manage and more effective as a result. The haulier will also be able to securely share distribution data with its customers.
26th May 2017

Automotive IC market on track to be worth $28bn in 2017

Automotive IC market on track to be worth $28bn in 2017
Each year, new cars are being equipped with electronic systems that improve vehicle performance; that add comfort and convenience; and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert. Consumer demand and government mandates for many of these new systems, along with rising prices for many IC components within them, are expected to raise the automotive IC market 22% this year to a new record high of $28.0bn (Figure 1).
25th May 2017

Collaboration drives forwards V2X technology

Collaboration drives forwards V2X technology
In order to address the rapidly growing demand for reliable Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) technology, u-blox, Commsignia and NXP Semiconductors have announced a strategic collaboration. The adoption of V2X technology in North America and European markets equips new vehicles with the ability to securely and anonymously share information with other similarly equipped vehicles, infrastructure and even pedestrians within a radius of up to 1km.
24th May 2017


NEXT & Globetouch partner to deliver next-gen municipal transportation

NEXT & Globetouch partner to deliver next-gen municipal transportation
NEXT Future Transportation and Globetouch Inc. have announced a partnership to deliver next generation municipal transportation solutions. Both companies made the announcement during the Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Conference in Silicon Valley, which brings together industry leaders to explore new business models in the implementation of transportation and mobility technology of the future.
24th May 2017

Automated systems contribute to safer rubbish collection

Automated systems contribute to safer rubbish collection
Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems being tested are in principle the same as those fitted to the autonomous Volvo truck operating in the Kristineberg Mine in northern Sweden since autumn 2016.
19th May 2017

Collaboration develops GNSS applications and solutions

STMicroelectronics and Allystar have announced their cooperation to develop and market GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) solutions for automotive products and other applications. GNSS solutions and technologies, including China’s BeiDou navigation system, are playing an ever-increasing role in many different domains, related to smart mobility. Specifically, enhanced-precision location technology enabled by multi-constellation GNSS solutions, in combination with radars, cameras, and various sensors, will be a key enabler for autonomous cars.
19th May 2017

Automotive ECU market set to exceed $50bn by 2023

Automotive ECU market set to exceed $50bn by 2023
The latest report by Global Market Insights has found that the automotive electronics control unit (ECU) market size is set to exceed $50bn by 2023. Incorporation of various electronic technologies such as safety, advanced control, communication, and security to enhance vehicle functionalities will drive the automotive electronics control unit market size. Connected navigation and telematics systems require embedded software to manage an increasing number of services such as superior communication access and management.
15th May 2017

Infineon ranked in top ten semiconductor suppliers

Infineon ranked in top ten semiconductor suppliers
Later this month, IC Insights will release its May Update to the 2017 McClean Report. This update includes a discussion of the 1Q17 semiconductor industry market results, an update of the capital spending forecast by company, a review of the IC market by electronic system type, and a look at the top 25 1Q17 semiconductor suppliers (the top ten 1Q17 semiconductor suppliers are covered in this research bulletin). 
12th May 2017

Apprentices get into top gear for automotive competition

Apprentices get into top gear for automotive competition
At the fourth Babcock Automotive Apprentice of the Year competition in Milton Keynes, dozens of automotive apprentices were put through their paces, showing off their highly honed technical skills. BMW apprentice Toby Diggins from Birmingham was crowned overall Automotive Apprentice of the Year at the event on 3rd May at Babcock’s dedicated Automotive Training Academy, competing against other apprentices from brands such as Volkswagen Group, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobile Group (FCA), Mazda, Royal Mail Fleet and Babcock Critical Services.
10th May 2017

Security gets FASTR for automotive

Security gets FASTR for automotive
The world we live in is a very connected world, with very few worthwhile things happening in isolation. This is especially true of automotive security and privacy. That’s why the Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium recently released a very formal and detailed manifesto, and with it, a call‑to‑action to the entire automotive supply chain.
8th May 2017


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