Excitement builds as the Safety Pilot Model Deployment of 2,880 cars is underway as announced by the Honorable Ray LaHood, USDOT Secretary in a joint press conference with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). This deployment, the largest real-life test of cars talking to cars, uses the latest wireless technology for safe and secure connectivity.
Autotalks and Altis Semiconductor announced that they have reached a cooperative agreement on the development of Autotalks’ PLUTON automotive grade vehicle-to-vehicle RF transceiver, to be manufactured by Altis Semiconductor. Together with Autotalks' CRATON integrated communication controller, they form a comprehensive, automotive grade, VLSI solution enabling OEMs' deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle in 2015 model year.
ANSYS Inc., a global innovator of simulation, and Esterel Technologies S.A. ("Esterel") a leading provider of embedded software simulation solutions for mission critical applications, announced that they signed a definitive agreement whereby ANSYS will acquire Esterel Technologies for a cash purchase price of approximately euro 42 million (or approximately US$53 million), subject to certain working capital adjustments at close.
Teseq Inc. now offers a development kit that allows automotive technicians and engineers to design their own pulse networks. By using the FLX 5510 in conjunction with Teseq’s NSG 5500, automotive EMC laboratories can easily design their own pulses as well as meet unique and custom specifications including pulse impedance, peak voltage, pulse width and pulse width under load.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced it has been granted ISO/TS 16949 certification. The ISO/TS 16949 certificate is the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry, and ISO/TS 16949 certification demonstrates RFMD’s commitment to excellence in product design and manufacturing processes for automotive applications.
EB (Elektrobit) has expanded into the People's Republic of China with the formation of EB Automotive Software (Shanghai) Ltd., the legal entity in Shanghai. This new global hub will particularly help EB to support the company's growing automotive customer base in China and neighboring markets in Central Asia.