News Article | February 22, 2017
« UNICA says that unintended consequences from EPA proposal could limit US access to advanced biofuel | Main | Audi wins VDA Logistics Award for automated vehicle transport » The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and the partnering integrator company Brandmotion have selected Savari Inc. to equip the majority of vehicles with its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) connected car technology for the USDOT connected vehicle roll-out in Tampa. Tampa becomes the first city to feature Savari’s innovative and life-saving connected car technology following the US Department of Transportation’s new rule for car-to-car communications. Additional DOT connected car deployments are scheduled for New York City and a portion of I-80 in Wyoming this year. Cars, trucks, buses and trolleys will be retrofitted with Savari’s On-Board-Units (OBUs) and connected car software to enable cars to communicate with each other through Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) software. Savari’s connected car solution in Tampa offers a wide range of transportation efficiency and safety applications. The Silicon Valley start-up is partnering with automotive integrator Brandmotion, an integrator of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for in-vehicular installation. For the Tampa and other connected car projects (e.g. NYC) Savari added additional features to its products such as dual radio with simultaneous diversity. This provides a flexible range of options during installation and is one of the differentiating features for Savari in smart city deployments. THEA is deploying V2X technology to advance its mission to improve safety and mobility, and reduce the environmental impact of the city’s downtown traffic during commute and high traffic event times. V2X-equipped vehicles and roadside infrastructure will be connected to the City of Tampa Transportation Management Center and existing Traffic Control System through the cloud for a seamless management experience and enhanced transit awareness. THEA and Savari are looking at six use cases that V2X technology can significantly benefit in everyday transportation: THEA plans to deploy a total of three V2I Safety, four V2V Safety, three Mobility and one Agency Data applications. For the Tampa trial, there will be an estimated 1,520 total equipped vehicles: 1,500 vehicles with OBUs; 10 transit buses with OBUs; and 10 street cars with OBUs. Forty roadside units will be deployed. According to the DOT and validated by numerous trials—in which Savari was the major supplier of connected car technology—V2V technology will prevent 80% of all traffic accidents. This results in a reduction of hundreds of thousands of crashes every year in the US alone.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Commsignia, Inc., a leading V2X solution provider company has been selected by Brandmotion, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s (THEA) systems’ integration partner to supply its “Safer on the Road” V2X solution for the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment project. Buses, streetcars and privately owned cars participating in the project will be equipped with Commsignia’s cutting edge On-Board-Units (OBU) and V2X software to enable communication between vehicles, pedestrians’ smartphones, and roadside infrastructure such as traffic signals & crosswalks in downtown Tampa. The pilot aims to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and decrease emissions by focusing on six key mobility concerns of downtown Tampa: Commsignia’s “Safer on the Road” V2X solution will be showcased at the Tampa Chamber of Commerce V2X demonstration event in March to show the advantages of V2X cooperative technologies, especially in cities’ traffic reduction and safety initiatives. Commsignia is building significant traction in the automotive space in the USA, South Korea and Europe. The company recently announced a partnership with Tokyo-based Alps Electric Co., Ltd. to offer automotive-grade V2X technology. It has also successfully completed software vendor validation and certification trials of its V2X platform and applications with MTC (Mobility Transformation Center) in Michigan. The company is starting to target smart city projects globally with its “Safer on the Road” cooperative solutions that fuse the advantages of the DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) and the Cellular-V2X technologies and mobile software Apps. “We are proud to have been selected as a OBU and V2X solution provider for the Tampa CV project, contributing to create a safer and smarter Tampa together with our partners at the THEA and Brandmotion. Tampa as a smart city is a key focus for Commsignia . Our “Safer on the Road” V2X solutions are perfectly aligned with the long-term goals of the project. Our participation in the project re-affirms Commsignia’s position as one of the leading solution providers in this competitive and rapidly growing market” said Laszlo Virag, CTO of Commsignia. “The adoption of the innovative V2X solutions of Commsignia increases safety and efficiency on the road, thus Brandmotion is glad to cooperate on the DOT smart city roll-out in Tampa alongside with Commsignia and Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority.” – said Jeff Varick, Founder and President of Brandmotion. “The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority as a technology leader is delighted to start the Tampa CV project and later on share the results of the first DOT smart city roll-out with other cities working on improving safety and mobility, and making roadways more efficient. We believe that our steps towards enabling connectivity and data-driven decision making will result in downtown Tampa being one of the safest places in the world. Through the decreasing number of accidents and the increased presence of smarter, connected roadways that keep traffic flowing, we also expect to extend the lifespan of our existing infrastructure.” – said Joseph Waggoner, Executive Director at Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority. About V2X Cars today are computers on four wheels, experiencing the world through sensors and data. Even though vehicles are becoming smarter and eventually fully autonomous, there are shortcomings in today’s technology which cost lives and make everyday traffic more difficult. Commsignia provides answers to this ecosystem by enabling cooperation through Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) wireless communication. By connecting vehicles with each other and the smart city infrastructure, it is possible to foresee an accident from miles away, alert pedestrians to danger or enable vehicles to keep up with the green wave when traveling through downtown. V2X communication is performed with various radio technologies, including 802.11p, 4G/LTE and the upcoming 5G, depending on implemented use cases, preferred standards of the geographic region and customer segment preferences as well. Commsignia is global leader in using all available technologies to meet ever increasing feature, flexibility and quality demands of the customers. About Commsignia Commsignia, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up with European roots, recently closed its next investment round, which enabled the company to strengthen its presence throughout the US. The company specializes in Connected Car / V2X hardware and software solutions in the autonomous vehicle ecosystem with a mission to increase traffic safety and efficiency on the road. Dedicated to the research and development of car connectivity systems and ADAS for innovative car makers, the company aims to create the world’s first connectivity platform that integrates Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) applications with everyday technologies from tablets and phones to smart homes. The product line of Commsignia includes a V2X Communication Software Stack including Commsignia’s own security stack implementation, Hybrid V2X/ADAS Safety Applications, a V2X Simulator, On Board Equipment (OBE) and Roadside Equipment (RSE), all developed with flexibility, reliability and security in mind. The hardware- and platform-agnostic solutions compatible with multiple Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) make Commsignia the most dynamic and rapidly growing V2X provider on the market. For more information, visit http://www.commsignia.com About Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is a user-financed public agency led by a Board of local citizens. Operating with no tax dollars, THEA develops and owns toll highways, including Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. THEA also owns and maintains non-tolled roads, including Brandon Parkway and Meridian Avenue, and the Selmon Greenway, a bicycle and pedestrian path through downtown Tampa. All tolls collected by THEA are reinvested into projects in Hillsborough County. For more information, visit http://www.tampa-xway.com About Brandmotion Brandmotion is in its 11th year of working to make vehicles safer, faster. The Southfield Michigan based company was formed in 2005 as a spin-out of Tier 1 automotive supplier Johnson Controls, with a focus on integrating and distributing emerging safety, mobility and convenience features for cars and trucks already on the road. Brandmotion is a recognized brand among aftermarket installers of 12V mobile electronics and was awarded "2016 SEMA PRO Manufacturer of the Year" honors at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For more information, visit http://www.brandmotion.com
News Article | February 27, 2017
ZongMu Technology, a Chinese startup which focuses on self-driving technology has recently raised a RMB100 million (about US$14 million) series B round co-led by Legend Capital and Xiamen-based private equity firm Deyi Capital. This investment comes two days later via a private share placement transaction after ZongMu Technology became a listed entity on China’s new Third Board, a national share transfer system for small and medium-sized enterprises, on February 21st. “Advanced driver assistance system and self-driving technology are the important future directions of the global automotive industry. It is a potentially huge market,” said Qiu JiaSheng of Deyi Capital. “We have been searching for Chinese and global automotive high-tech enterprises that have independent research and development capabilities, in addition to a strong product manufacturing capability to become the industry leader, and we believe ZongMu has this potential.” Founded in January 2013, Shanghai-based ZongMu develops advanced driver assistance system, including 2D and 3D panoramic vision system, self-parking solutions, and driving recording systems. Headquartered in Shanghai Pudong Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, the company also has research and development subsidiaries in Beijing and Shenzhen. At present, the company with more than 100 employees has a number advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) products, in addition to long-term strategic partnerships with a number of original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) and tier-one suppliers. ZongMu Technology claims its products have been used by many car makers in China, including Geely Automobile Holdings and SAIC Motor, as well as parts suppliers of Chinese automakers including Yema Auto. ZongMu Tech’s revenue grew to RMB3.2 million in 2015 from its RMB111,300 in 2014 and is expected to reach RMB42 million in 2016, increasing by 379 times in a space of two years, according to public disclosures. The company attributes this dramatic revenue growth due to the launch and increased sales of its products. “This is the first fundraising behavior after the listing of the new board,” said Tang Rui, the CEO of ZongMu Technology. “With abundant capital support and strong board support, ZongMu will further accelerate the use of multiple ADAS products and auto-driving technology development, ” With the latest fundraising, ZongMu Technology also plans to improve corporate operations and the R&D for self-driving technology as well as to establish a new subsidiary in Xiamen to develop and produce ADAS system-related sensors and to carry out the extension layout of the production chain. Last month at the CES show, ZongMu along with Qualcomm unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A to power next-generation Volkswagen infotainment systems, announcing a Cellular V2X trial in Germany, revealing a new class of high-bandwidth Gigabit LTE for vehicles and demonstrating how Snapdragon 820A can bring the next level of intelligence to automatic driving transition. Commenting on the investment, Fan Qihui, the managing director of Legend Capital said, “We are pleased to have access to this investment opportunity. The ADAS and automatic driving technology are impoartant directions for the future development of the global automotive industry which has a huge market development space and opportunities.”
News Article | February 15, 2017
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that it will be stopping protocol 017, also known as the EPOCH study, a Phase 2/3 study evaluating verubecestat, an investigational small molecule inhibitor of the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1), in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Merck is stopping the study following the recommendation of the external Data Monitoring Committee (eDMC), which assessed overall benefit/risk during a recent interim safety analysis, and determined that there was “ virtually no chance of finding a positive clinical effect.” The eDMC noted that safety signals observed in the study “ are not sufficient to warrant stopping study 017,” and recommended that protocol 019, also known as APECS, which is evaluating verubecestat in people with prodromal Alzheimer’s disease, continue unchanged. Results from protocol 019 are expected in February 2019. Results from EPOCH will be analyzed and presented at an upcoming scientific meeting. “ Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most pressing and daunting medical issues of our time, with inherent, substantial challenges to developing an effective disease-modifying therapy for people with mild-to-moderate disease. Studies such as EPOCH are critical, and we are indebted to the patients in this study and their caregivers,” said Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, president, Merck Research Laboratories. “ While we are disappointed that a benefit was not observed in this study, our work continues with APECS, which is studying verubecestat in people with less advanced disease.” The efficacy and safety of verubecestat was being evaluated in two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials: Protocol 017, or EPOCH, in mild-to-moderate AD, and Protocol 019, or APECS, in prodromal AD. Patients with mild to moderate AD exhibit detectable and worsening impairment of cognitive and functional abilities. Patients with prodromal AD have objective memory problems but relatively normal functioning in activities of daily living. EPOCH is a Phase 2/3 randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, double-blind study evaluating the efficacy and safety of two oral doses of verubecestat (12 mg and 40 mg) administered once-daily versus placebo in patients with mild-to-moderate AD currently using standard of care treatment. The primary efficacy outcomes of the study are the change from baseline in the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-Cog) score, as well as the change from baseline in the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study – Activities of Daily Living (ADCS-ADL) score, following 78 weeks of treatment. For more information about the EPOCH study, visit NCT01739348 at www.clinicaltrials.gov. APECS is a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, double-blind Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of verubecestat in people with prodromal AD. Subjects are randomized to receive placebo, or 12 mg or 40 mg verubecestat, once-daily. The primary efficacy outcome of the study is change from baseline in the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SB) score following 104 weeks of treatment. In February 2017, Merck announced that the study was fully enrolled. For further information please see NCT01953601 at www.clinicaltrials.gov. For over a century, Merck has been a global health care leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. 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News Article | February 23, 2017
Commsignia, Inc., a leading V2X solution provider has formed an alliance with Alps Electric Co., Ltd., a leading supplier of wireless modules to accelerate V2X deployment with joint value proposition. As part of the alliance, Commsignia offers to deliver automotive-grade software solution to support all current and future generations of Alps hardware modules with complete V2X software stack, security and ADAS safety applications. As a result of this cooperation Alps will have the ability to improve time to market by being able to offer a full vertical solution to its customers on a global scale. “We are very proud of partnering with such a top-quality industry pioneer as Alps. It is always hard to evaluate something you cannot see. V2X technology will be at the heart of all cars and will be the cornerstone of cooperative decisions made by drivers and driverless cars all around the world. With this cooperation, our customers can immediately see and experience the maturity and quality of the products offered by both Alps and Commsignia”– said Jozsef Kovacs, Commsignia CEO. “We are very delighted to announce our partnership with Commsignia, a global leading company of the V2X technology. The innovative solution from Commsignia is very advanced and mature, thus we are pleased to have a close relationship with the team,” said Junji Takahashi, Senior Manager of Wireless Connectivity Engineering Department M6 at Alps. “We look forward to continue our cooperation with the Commsignia team on contributing to the world of smart and safety-enhanced vehicles.” About V2X Cars today are computers on four wheels, experiencing the world through sensors and data. Even though vehicles are becoming smarter and eventually fully autonomous, there are shortcomings in today’s technology, which cost lives and make everyday traffic more difficult. Commsignia contributes to this ecosystem by enabling cooperation through Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) wireless communication. By connecting vehicles with each other and the smart city infrastructure, it is possible to foresee an accident from miles away, alert pedestrians to danger or enable vehicles to keep up with the green wave when traveling through downtown. About Commsignia Commsignia, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up with European roots, recently closed its next investment round, which enabled the company to strengthen its presence throughout the US. Commsignia specializes in Connected Car / V2X hardware and software solutions to ADAS systems with a mission to increase traffic safety and efficiency on the road. Dedicated to the research and development of car connectivity systems for innovative car makers, the company aims to create the world’s first connectivity platform that integrates Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) applications with everyday technologies from tablets and phones to smart homes. The product line of Commsignia includes a V2X Communication Software Stack including Commsignia’s own security stack implementation, Hybrid V2X/ADAS Safety Applications, a V2X Simulator, On Board Units (OBU) and Roadside Units (RSU), all developed with flexibility, reliability and security in mind. The hardware- and platform-agnostic solutions compatible with multiple Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) make Commsignia the most dynamic and rapidly growing V2X provider on the market. V2X communication is performed with various radio technologies, including 802.11p, 4G/LTE and the upcoming 5G, depending on implemented use cases, preferred standards of the geographic region and customer segment preferences as well. Commsignia is global leader in using all available technologies to meet ever increasing feature, flexibility and quality demands of the customers. For more information, visit http://www.commsignia.com. About Alps ALPS Electric (Tokyo: 6770) is a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment. With the philosophy of “Perfecting the Art of Electronics” ALPS Electric supplies over 40,000 different components to about 2,000 companies all over the world. For more information, visit http://www.alps.com.
News Article | February 23, 2017
According to the new market research report, "EMI Shielding Market by Component (EMI Shielding Tapes & Laminates, Conductive Coatings and Paints, Metal Shielding Products, Conductive Polymers, EMI Filters), Method (Radiation, Conduction), Industry (Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT, Automotive, Healthcare, Defense & Aerospace), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be valued at USD 7.38 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.68% between 2017 and 2022. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160303/792302 ) Browse 68 market data Tables and 59 Figures spread through 141 Pages and in-depth TOC on "EMI Shielding Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The factors that are driving the growth of the market include the acceleration in the deployment of 4G/LTE infrastructure worldwide, stringent EMI regulations, and increasing deployment of electronics systems in the automotive. "Conductive coatings and paints segment to hold the largest share of the overall EMI shielding market" Conductive coatings and paints offer EMI shielding for non-metal surfaces such as plastics. Therefore, it is widely used in smartphones, tablets, telecom equipment, and medical and military devices. Conductive coating can be easily applied to plastic resins such as polycarbonate, polyphthalamide (PPA), polystyrene (PS), polyphenylene oxide (PPO), and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), nylon. However, some raisins such as polyimide, polypropylene, liquid-crystal polymer, teflon, and polyethylene require primer prior to paint applications. "Automotive is expected to be the leading industry between 2017 and 2022" Nowadays, automobiles have several special features such as on-board navigation system, touchscreen infotainment system, ADAS, terrain response system, which were available only in mid-range passenger vehicles few years back. In the coming years, features such as wireless phone chargers, in-vehicle communication systems, and V2X technology are expected to increase the complexity in the automotive industry. All these create electromagnetic interference, which poses threat to electric circuitry of automotive. The increase in the use of electronics across all parts of vehicles would create multiple source of EMI. Hence to control the EMI in automotive industry, there would be an increasing demand for EMI shielding during the forecast period. "EMI shielding market in APAC expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2022" The market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Ever-increasing use of electronic systems in the automotive, advancements in cellular infrastructure, and the proliferation for consumer electronic products are expected to fuel the growth of the said market in Asia Pacific. Various shielding materials such as EMI shielding tapes, conductive coatings, conductive polymers, filters, and metal enclosures are used to make the device and system electromagnetically compliant. The major players involved in this market include Chomerics (U.S.), Laird Plc. (U.K.), PPG Industries Inc. (U.S.), Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), and RTP Company (U.S.). The other players in this market include 3M Company (U.S.), Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd. (Japan), Tech-Etch Inc. (U.S.), Leader Tech Inc. (U.S.), Schaffner Holding AG (Switzerland), and ETS-Lindgren (U.S.). Electronics Conformal Coating Market by Material (Acrylic, Silicone, Parylene, Urethane/Polyurethane, Epoxy), Equipment (Curing, Coating), Method (Brush Coating, Dipping), Application and Geography - Global Forecasts to 2020 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/conformal-coatings-market-4692419.html MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". 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News Article | February 24, 2017
The report "Smart Parking Market by System (Guided & Smart Park), Technology (Ultrasonic, Radar, Image), Component, Parking Management by Solution (Security & Surveillance, Valet & Parking Reservation, License Plate Recognition), and Vertical - Global Forecast to 2021", published by Markets and Markets. The passenger car Smart Parking Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.94% during the forecast period, to reach a market size of USD 5.25 Billion by 2021 from USD 2.13 Billion in 2015. Browse 78 market data Tables and 58 Figures spread through 164 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Smart Parking Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The market is primarily driven by factors such as rising concern over growing traffic congestion in cities, limited parking space availability, and stringent emission regulations. Favorable government policies are also encouraging the market growth of passenger cars equipped with smart parking system. "Smart parking would be the fastest growing segment in the passenger cars park assist market" The Smart Parking Market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this market is driven by factors such as increasing innovation and automation in vehicles, increasing consumer's preference for driver assistance features in passenger cars, growing concern over parking damages and accidents caused by human error while parking and environmental concerns and stringent emission regulation. In order to reduce accidents caused during parking and while backing out of a parking space, traffic congestion and pollution, governments are promoting safe and smart vehicles. This in turn supports the growth of smart parking assist systems employed in passenger cars. "Ultrasonic sensor to be the largest sensor technology used in passenger cars Smart Parking Market" Ultrasonic sensors is expected to dominate the Smart Parking Market for passenger cars. The key application of ultrasonic sensors in smart parking is to assist the driver by identifying an appropriate parking space and provide short range detection of obstacles in the parking range. The ultrasonic sensors are preferred owing to their lower cost as compared with image and radar sensors. The average number of ultrasonic sensors employed in a smart park assist equipped passenger car are around 4-10 units according to MarketsandMarkets analysis. Many automotive component manufactures such as Continental AG (Germany) and Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) manufacture ultrasonic sensors catering to various driver assistance functions in a passenger car. "Europe to be the largest market and Asia-Oceania to be the fastest growing market for smart parking in passenger cars" Europe is estimated to dominate the Smart Parking Market in passenger cars, owing to the increased use of cameras and ultrasonic sensors in passenger cars. Cameras improve visibility of the surrounding of the car and ultrasonic sensors alert the driver of obstacles around the car. Additionally, the market is also driven by an increased demand for driver assistance and safety solutions features in passenger cars. Asia-Oceania is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Parking in congested parking spaces is fast becoming a key concern for drivers in this region. Individual parking lots have become smaller, in order to accommodate more number of vehicles, in a limited parking space. This has led to increased parking related stress in drivers. Vehicles equipped with smart parking systems reduce the stress of parking by assisting a driver in parking into tiny parking spaces. Asia-Oceania will emerge as a large market for smart parking equipped passenger cars in the coming years with China and Japan as frontrunners. The Smart Parking Market is dominated by a few global players, and comprises several regional players. Some of the key smart park assist manufactures operating in the market are Valeo S.A. (France), Delphi Automotive PLC (U.K.), Continental AG (Germany) and Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany). Some of the key players in the parking management solutions providing company are Siemens AG (Germany), Xerox Corporation (U.S.), Cubic Corporation (U.S.), Amano Corporation (Japan), and Kapsch TrafficCom AG (Austria). 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News Article | February 22, 2017
« Ford researchers to present paper on fast-charging Li-ion batteries at SAE WCX | Main | Updated Volkswagen 2017 e-Golf EPA-rated at 125 miles, 119 MPGe combined; pricing to come » Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced the Drive360 28nm CMOS radar technology platform that builds on its established ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), MEMS, and radar technology portfolio widely used throughout the automotive industry for the past 20 years. Analog Devices is the first to offer automotive radar technology based on an advanced 28nm CMOS process. The new Drive360 radar platform brings RF performance exceeding current best-in-class SiGe implementations to advanced safety and autonomous driving applications. This performance is required to see smaller objects further away, thereby giving additional time for the vehicle to take evasive actions. The 28nm technology platform is the foundation upon which multiple products will be developed, an approach that will directly reduce Tier 1 and OEM time to market, design risk and development costs. The new platform supports a host of applications including high-end, long-range use cases required for autonomous driving and ADAS, short to midrange automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, cross traffic alerts and ultra-short range autonomous parking. ADI’s primary goal was to deliver next generation autonomous driving-level performance on a platform that could serve multiple system generations by providing the greatest application flexibility and scalability. ADI took a completely fresh look at the current SiGe-based radar products and developed a new approach that leverages the cost, power, and integration benefits found in small geometry CMOS. The Drive360 28nm CMOS radar platform meets or exceeds current best-in-class SiGe performance and supports emerging autonomous driving requirements. ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS radar platform enables many high-level signal processing integration options and even allows for custom IP integration enabling designers to differentiate their systems. A highly integrated power management companion chip accompanies the platform. This system brings Tier 1 and OEMs the high performance required to build robust solutions for emerging autonomous driving applications.
News Article | February 15, 2017
EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the 2017 Automotive Innovation Awards held in Den Haag this week, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductor solutions, was awarded the esteemed prize for the best Dutch innovation in the automotive branch. NXP was selected for the award in the Technology category with its Radar chip - the TEF810X. The chip uses RFCMOS technology for ultra-compact system design. Invented and designed in Eindhoven in cooperation with teams in Bangalore and Hamburg, it has been used in field tests with Google self-driving cars, and in radar specialist Hella’s automotive CompactRadar solution. Improving Road Safety Cars are equipped with an increasing number of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) based on a variety of sensors, such as radar, to increase the safety of drivers and passengers. To use this technology on a large scale requires affordable, compact and reliable sensors; the TEF810X is the heart of such radar sensors. They are used in Active Safety functions, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Autonomous Emergency Braking. Self-driving cars are expected to use a radar cocoon setup with multiple sensors around the car to allow for a 360-degree view. Enabling Radar Sensors the Size of a Postage Stamp The radar chip integrates four essential functions of a radar sensor: it generates, transmits, receives, and digitizes radar signals. In order to achieve a high-resolution performance, for example to “see” pedestrians, the signals need to be very high frequency (76-81GHz). Before this innovation, three to four different chips were required to perform these functions, resulting in a rather bulky setup. NXP’s development team was able to address this challenge because of its key competency in designing radio frequency systems on silicon (40nm RFCMOS). This high degree of integration makes it possible to reduce the size of radar sensors by 50 percent, from the size of a deck of cards to the size of a postage stamp and to simplify them. Instead of combining three to four chips on a printed circuit board, manufacturers of sensors can now use one chip. Energy consumption also decreases, as the connections between the functions are no longer made through the printed circuit board, but are integrated into the chip. This makes the sensor hardware much more streamlined, allowing for flexible integration of multiple sensors in future cars. In addition, all of these factors contribute reduced cost per sensor, thus making radar sensors affordable for all cars. The radar chip is expected to have a major societal impact because of its promise in improved traffic safety. The European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) has researched the effect of Autonomous Emergency Braking, concluding that it can reduce the number of rear-end collisions by 38 percent. In its requirements for 2020, the NCAP places emphasis on vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. Radar sensors equipped with the NXP Radar chip have the right level of performance to make these road users perfectly visible. “About 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year. We believe that Radar can play a key role in reducing that figure significantly, making global roads much safer than today,” said Kurt Sievers, executive vice president and general manager Automotive at NXP Semiconductors. “This is why we invest a great effort and passion in making the technology better, smaller, and more affordable. With around 400 automotive companies in the Netherlands, the automotive industry is a sizable one, and winning the Automotive Innovation Award is a great honor for us.” The use of more Radars per car also increases the safety of road users in and around the car. Trucks will also be increasingly equipped with radar sensors, thus eliminating the notorious ‘blind spot’, which is now often the cause of accidents with pedestrians and cyclists. Increased safety also has secondary advantages: traffic jams are often the result of road accidents. Fewer road accidents will therefore have a positive effect on the flow of traffic. The TEF810X RFCMOS Radar Transceiver is scheduled to go into production in early 2018. For more information on the solution, please visit: www.nxp.com/radar. About NXP Semiconductors NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
News Article | March 1, 2017
First interconnect IP to achieve the most stringent level of Automotive Functional Safety, ASIL D Ready SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - NetSpeed Systems Inc., announced today that its interconnect IP portfolio is now certified for the ISO 26262 automotive functional safety standard. SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, an independent accredited assessor, certified the IP in accordance with ISO 26262, chapter 5.9, making it the first interconnect IP to achieve the highest level of automotive functional safety for both coherent and non-coherent systems. Certification makes NetSpeed's IP ready for automotive and mission-critical applications requiring ASIL B through ASIL D standards. Automotive electronic systems are becoming more and more complex, and consequently, safety verification has become a crucial requirement for all automotive SoC and IP designs. This trend towards safety compliance has made ISO 26262 compliance critical at every step of the system development process. IP companies must now ensure that their products closely adhere to the standard, thus allowing for the development of more sophisticated designs and contributing to the creation of safer automotive systems. "The ISO 26262 certification was issued based on a successful Functional Safety Analytics of NetSpeed's Gemini interconnect IP," said Wolfgang Ruf, head of Functional Safety Semiconductor at SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. "With this certification, SoC and IP teams can use NetSpeed's interconnect solution with full confidence to meet their overall functional safety requirements for safety-critical automotive applications." "Through this certification, we offer a unique advantage to our customers who are designing next-gen automotive SoCs," said Sundari Mitra, CEO and Co-Founder of NetSpeed Systems. "The leaders in ADAS demand the highest possible SoC performance. Typically, SoC designers have had to compromise performance and area to get functional safety features because they relied on redundant implementations. However, NetSpeed's approach is very different, and our interconnect offers configurable safety features without a lot of overhead or redundancy and, therefore, delivers the highest performance in a smaller footprint." About NetSpeed Systems NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent on-chip network IPs to SoC designers for a wide range of markets from mobile to high-performance computing and networking. NetSpeed's on-chip network platform delivers significant time-to-market advantages through a system-level approach, a high level of user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms. NetSpeed Systems was founded in 2011 and is led by seasoned executives from the semiconductor and networking industries. The company is funded by top-tier investors from Silicon Valley. It is based in San Jose, California and has additional research and development facilities in Asia. For more information, visit www.netspeedsystems.com.