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Touchscreen family expanded with added glove touch performance

Touchscreen family expanded with added glove touch performance
The automotive solutions offering from Cypress Semiconductor has been expanded with a capacitive touchscreen controller that delivers added water-proofing, glove touch and resistance to electromagnetic interference. The EMI resistance is driven by Cypress’ proprietary AutoArmor technology. The new Automotive TrueTouch CYAT8165X controllers, which target screens up to 8.5“, join a portfolio that includes Cypress’ Automotive TrueTouch CYAT8168X controllers, for screens up to 15“.
23rd March 2017

Automotive smartphone integration needs to evolve

Together, Apple and Alphabet have set the agenda for integrating smartphones with vehicle entertainment systems for nearly three years, in the form of Apple’s CarPlay and Alphabet’s Android Auto. However one of the events from CES 2017 was the emergence of a consortium of automakers coming together to back SmartDeviceLink, a technology which could present a serious challenge to Apple and Alphabet for automotive smartphone integration. Semicast sees smartphone integration as a revolutionary shift in the auto experience.
9th March 2017

MTA's touch display suits Volvo XC90 SUV

MTA's touch display suits Volvo XC90 SUV
  MTA SpA has recently announced the beginning of a collaboration with Volvo. This regards the supply of a display for the 4-seater Excellence variant of Volvo XC90 SUV, the first car born from the common development platform called SPA (Scalable Product Architecture).        
3rd March 2017


Qualcomm selected for next infotainment systems generation

Qualcomm selected for next infotainment systems generation
  PSA Group and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Automotive (820A) processor in the PSA Group’s next generation vehicles. 
23rd February 2017

Ultrahaptics to integrate haptic sensations into connected cars

Ultrahaptics to integrate haptic sensations into connected cars
  To incorporate mid-air gesture haptic feedback technology into a range of infotainment and audio systems, Ultrahaptics has announced a collaboration with HARMAN International Industries.
22nd February 2017

Plastic LCDs for autonomous vehicle interior concept

FlexEnable is collaborating with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors to create an Invisible A-pillar concept for an autonomous demonstrator. FlexEnable provided a 12.1” glass-free, conformable OLCD that has been incorporated into a car’s A-pillar to allow for greater visibility and safety. The demonstrator was included in YFAI’s XiM17 autonomous concept interior that made its world debut at the 2017 North American Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
20th January 2017

System interrupts radio broadcast to warn of ambulance

System interrupts radio broadcast to warn of ambulance
If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped already to receive warning signals on its audio system, thanks to a solution developed by students at KTH. In Stockholm, ambulances will soon be piloting a system that interrupts whatever you’re listening to – be it CDs, Bluetooth or the radio – and broadcasts a voice warning that an emergency vehicle is heading your way.
17th January 2017

Drive safely with automotive chipsets

Drive safely with automotive chipsets
  Chipsets designed to drive and control automotive LCDs have been announced by ROHM and LAPIS Semiconductor. These include larger high resolution monitors used for navigation and the instrument cluster.
11th January 2017

Next-gen networking platform reduces system-level cost

Next-gen networking platform reduces system-level cost
Microchip Technology has announced that Daimler plans to utilise its OS81118 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with integrated coaxial transceiver, as its next-gen infotainment networking platform. 
6th January 2017

Next-gen in-vehicle infotainment concept powered by Android

Next-gen in-vehicle infotainment concept powered by Android
Panasonic Automotive and Qualcomm Technologies have announced that they are working together to develop a next-generation Android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system. As part of the demonstration, Panasonic Automotive and Qualcomm Technologies have integrated Android 7.0 features to give drivers a unified experience across an automaker’s entire vehicle lineup, adjusting for different applications, screen sizes, and resolutions.
6th January 2017


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