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What is car navigation?
Car navigation is generally a satellite navigation system that typically uses a GPS navigation device to acquire position data and locate it in the device's map database. The system can then can give directions to other locations along roads also in its database.
Dead reckoning using distance data from sensors attached to the drive-train, a gyroscope and an accelerometer can be used to increase reliability when there is loss of GPS signal and/or multi-path in urban canyons, tunnels and underground parking lots. Most sensors used for this are usually already present in high-end cars for other purposes like anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, etc.
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2003-06-19 CSR fuels BMW in-car Bluetooth systems
Cambridge Silicon Radio has announced that car maker BMW will be using its BlueCore technology to bring Bluetooth to the road.
2007-07-02 Create car safety systems using models
This article shows the model-based design of a lane-detection and -departure warning system, and how to implement it on a Texas Instruments DSP and verify its on-target performance in real-time.
2007-02-16 Converter enables car passengers to listen to different FM stations simultaneously
The NXP Sigma-Delta converter eliminates the need for radios to individually filter each FM radio channel, enabling every passenger in the vehicle to listen to a different radio station or source simultaneously with a single in-dash car radio using wired or wireless headsets.
2009-04-24 Controller delivers HD video over in-car nets
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. has unveiled what it touts to be the first 1394 automotive controller that transmits high-definition (HD) video over the 1394 in-vehicle multimedia network.
2007-07-27 Continental wins bidding for Siemens car biz
Concluding a fierce bidding war with TRW, German automotive supplier Continental has finally bought Siemens VDO.
2011-12-12 Continental talks in-car Ethernet
Ethernet is the ideal means for data networks in vehicles because of the increasing bandwidth requirements driven by next generation camera-based driver assistance systems, Continental said.
2007-03-16 Consumers to unlock car doors via phones by 2008, predicts TI exec
Texas Instruments demonstrated several home applications, such as remote light control and remote unlocking, implemented by Zigbee during the recent IIC-China.
2011-08-24 Consumer, car industries push sensor, NFC markets
The sensor market is foreseen to grow a CAGR of 10 percent CAGR, while NFCs will grow a CAGR of 20 percent through 2016, says Databeans.
2008-08-13 Consortium launches car-to-x comms field trial
The German state of Hesse has formed a consortium with Adam Opel AG, Continental AG and Dambach Werke GmbH to conduct a field trial that aims to gather experience with the WLAN-based communication systems over the next three to four years.
2008-08-18 Conquer the car audio challenge
As premium sound systems grow in size and power requirements, Class D audio amplifiers are being redesigned to answer the unique automotive challenge.
2008-10-27 Compact car IC enhances capacity of vehicle systems
STMicroelectronics is sampling a chip that creates major signals necessary to drive vehicle door-mounted systems as well as an enhancement for controlling electrochrome rear-view mirrors.
2012-10-29 Comms, car IC market to top total market growth through 2016
IC Insights revealed that the communications segment is forecast to see a CAGR of 14.1 per cent from 2011-2016 while the car IC market is seen to grow at an average annual rate of nine per cent.
2015-10-20 Coexistence measurements to bring remarkable car connection
An important function of the smart car is the ability to wirelessly connect smartphones to the vehicle infotainment system using non-cellular wireless technologies such as WLAN or Bluetooth.
2009-04-15 Coaxial connector tailored for car navigation apps
SMK has developed the TC-15 series of rectangular coaxial connector designed for a 75? impedance for reception of terrestrial digital broadcasts for in-vehicle navigation equipments and car TVs.
2008-10-24 Class-D amp slashes up to 50% cost in car audio systems
Texas Instruments has extended its TAS54xx family of Class-D audio amplifiers with two new devices that offer greater integration and channel flexibility, saving OEMs up to 50 percent system cost when designing automotive head unit and external amplifier applications.
2013-01-09 Cisco, NXP joint venture advances connected car
Cisco and NXP invested in Cohda Wireless to bring the Internet of Things to the automotive industry.
2015-12-10 Chinese researchers develop first brain-controlled car
Nankai University researchers claim to have created the first car that can be controlled by the brain. The project was inspired by people with disabilities who are physically unable to steer a car.
2009-03-03 China's car electronics swerves to the slow lane
China's automotive electronics revenue in 2008 expanded by 11.7 percent, down 23 percentage points from the growth rate in 2007, according to iSuppli Corp.
2010-07-26 China XD Plastics, HD team for electric car batteries
As part of an exclusive product development agreement, China XD Plastics has supplied Hafei Dongyang with a supply of specialized plastics for use in electric vehicles.
2010-09-03 China car maker partners with Freescale
Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd and Freescale have established the Foton/Freescale Automotive Joint Lab in Beijing, China, to integrate Freescale MCUs and sensors into Foton's automotive control systems.
2007-06-19 China car electronics market on the upswing
Driven by the fast-growing automotive industry, China's automotive electronics market in 2006 continued to maintain its growth momentum posting $1.3 billion revenues.
2003-11-28 Chenshen power capacitors suit car stereo systems
Nantong Chenshen Capacitor has announced the availability of its XP series of audio power capacitors that is suitable for use in car stereo systems.
2008-03-19 Cellphones update car navigation systems in South Korea
South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute has developed a technology that will help consumers to easily update information on their car navigation system via cellphones.
2012-01-31 Car-door driver incorporates window control
ST's L99DZ80 is a controller IC that claims to cut component costs and eliminates expensive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) countermeasures, ensuring better car-window operation.
2013-04-25 Car, wireless apps push pressure sensors as top MEMS segment
IHS revealed that pressure sensors, used for control and monitoring purposes, will become the biggest-selling MEMS device this year, displacing the incumbent leaders: accelerometers and gyroscopes.
2013-07-22 Car wireless market to rise to $1.6B in 2018
IHS forecasted that global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market revenue for wireless technology in cars is set to rise by 41 per cent from 2012 through 2018, up from $1.1 billion last year.
2010-01-29 Car TV tuner combines low power consumption, low noise
Maxim's Integrated offers a diversity tuner for ISDB-T and DVB-T automotive applications that integrates two high-performance signal paths that operate from a single fractional-N synthesizer.
2007-08-16 Car systems call for secure memory
Today's cars comprise several dozen processors, a wide range of sensors, and various types of control, safety, comfort and communications systems. All these systems have one thing in commonthe need for non-volatile storage.
2013-03-28 Car SoCs aimed at multimedia, navigation systems
Renesas' R-Car Series can deliver more than 25,000 DMIPS and is powered by the ARM CortexA-15 quad-core configuration running an additional ARM CortexA-7 quad-core.
2011-07-29 Car sensors regulate CO2 emmisions
NXP's KMA210 automotive position sensors incorporates the company's magnetoresistive sensor chip and operates up to 160C.
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