Future-proof HMI concepts and instrumentation
Continental is developing future-proof human-machine interface (HMI) concepts and instrumentation for vehicle manufacturers worldwide. As well as a general increase in vehicle functions, future HMI concepts have to address oncoming trends such as partially, highly or fully automated driving. These situations have to be operated in a reasonable manner, when the transition takes place between the driver and the automated driving functionalities.
Lives could be saved with motorcycle stability control
Supporting riders when braking hard in bends, the Bosch MSC motorcycle stability control could prove to defuse thousands of critical situations and significantly bring down the number of fatalities in bends.
IC supports BeiDou, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and QZSS
The Teseo III product family from STMicroelectronics is a single-chip standalone positioning IC which can receive signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including the Chinese BeiDou, the US GPS, the European Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS. The satellite-tracking IC is suitable for applications including in-car navigation systems, telematics systems, portable, marine, and fitness.
Image sensors for advanced driver assistance systems
Expanding their product portfolio for automotive imaging, Omnivision has introduced the single-chip OV10626 AutoVision sensor alongside the OV480 electronic distortion correction solution. The image sensor delivers high dynamic range (HDR) and excellent low-light sensitivity, while the companion chip supports it by delivering best-in-class electronic distortion correction and significantly enhanced low-light performance.
Wearable devices to enable vehicle interaction
Once reserved for only superheroes and special agents, the ability to control and interact with a vehicle via wearable electronics is now a reality with Hyundai’s cloud-based Blue Link platform. The platform allows owners to connect with their vehicle via wearable electronics, with features like remote start and service information quickly accessible through new devices like Google Glass and others.
Artificial intelligence safety cameras save lives
An academic from Nottingham Trent University has developed artificial intelligence safety cameras. Capable of detecting dangerous levels of crowding with one hundred per cent accuracy during day or night, the smart camera system aims to help save lives by improving crowd safety at large open space public gatherings.
CMOS image sensor for automotive camera applications
Toshiba announce the introduction of a new VGA, 1/4 inch CMOS image sensor for automotive driver assistance system applications such as rear view cameras for parking assist systems, surround view systems and side view systems. The TCM5126GBA features a pixel size of 5.6μm and a full resolution frame rate of 60fps.
MOST150-based advanced driver assist system
The MOST Cooperation announce a new advanced driver assist system network based on the MOST150 star topology. The MOST150 based ADAS network transmits HD video streams from up to eight cameras, using up to 1.2 Gbit/s total bandwidth. Connected to a central node in a star topology over coaxial cable, the 360-degree automotive top view system uses small-footprint high dynamic range cameras. Based on a two-chip solution, these cameras do not requir...
The next step towards accident-free driving
Although they help prevent many accidents, the camera systems in our cars today often monitor only the area in front of or behind a vehicle. In January, Continental acquired British specialist ASL Vision, which was integrated as the ‘Surround View’ segment into the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Business Unit of the Chassis & Safety Division.
Analog video decoder eliminates need for external op amps
With the introduction of the TW9990, Intersil has delivered a highly integrated analog video decoder that eliminates the need for external op amps. Ideal for automotive rear camera displays, the TW9990 enables performance advantages through programmable short-to-battery and short-to-ground detection.