Connected Car News: onsemi, BMW, Analog Devices, HAAS, Infineon Tech,United Microelectronics, BMW & Jungo

In connected car news are onsemi, BMW, Analog Devices, HAAS, Infineon Tech,United Microelectronics, BMW & Jungo.

onsemi for BMW EVs

onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies,  announced a long-term supply agreement (LTSA) with BMW AG (BMW) for onsemi’s EliteSiC technology in the German premium car manufacturer’s electric drivetrains for 400 V DC Bus. onsemi’s latest EliteSiC 750 V M3 die is used in a full bridge power module delivering several hundred kWs of power.

No SVB for Valens

Valens Semiconductor Ltd., a premier provider of high-speed connectivity solutions for the audio-video and automotive markets, today announced that it or any of its subsidiaries do not hold cash deposits or securities, nor do they have debt with Silicon Valley Bank.

Analog Dev for Automotive Shown

Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) will show technology is enabling more intelligent systems in Automotive:

  • Power Quality Monitoring Solutions – The demonstration utilizes the ADE9430, a high-performance power quality monitoring IC, to determine the amount of harmonics fed to the grid by inverter-based resources, including solar Photovoltaics, Energy Storage Solutions (ESS), and bidirectional EV chargers. By monitoring the disturbances on the grid, the solution allows better diagnostics on optimizing distributed energy resources that can be added to achieve a more reliable clean energy grid.
  • High Resolution GMSLTM Surround View Solution – The demo shows a surround view implementation using Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) to transport and synchronize error-free video from high-resolution cameras to a processor. ADI-powered breakthroughs in GMSL technology enable vehicle manufacturers to deploy Level 3+ autonomous driving.

HAAS Partners with Applied Information

A partnership announcement  came from Applied Information, one of the nation’s leading providers of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and HAAS Alert, the company behind the nation’s largest digital alerting platform, Safety Cloud.

HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud digital alerting solution uses real-time hazard data from emergency vehicles, roadway assets, and other sources to deliver digital alerts to drivers through connected vehicles and navigation apps. Digital alerts provide drivers with advance notice or warning of upcoming hazards, incidents, or other roadway conditions, giving them additional time to make safer, smarter driving decisions. Millions of drivers using Stellantis’ Uconnect telematics system in Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, and RAM vehicles can receive these alerts directly in the vehicle’s infotainment screens, and motorists can also receive alerts in any vehicle through Waze.

The newly announced collaboration will connect Applied Information infrastructure, emergency, and non-emergency equipment (OBUs, RSUs) to the Safety Cloud platform, enabling subscribed agencies to deliver digital alerts to millions of connected cars and mobile navigation applications. The integration will also enable advanced V2X capabilities between vehicles and roadside equipment, such as emergency vehicle preemption at intersections to improve response time and reduce the risk of responder collisions, active school zones alerts to keep our children safer while arriving at and leaving school, and mid-block crosswalks when pedestrians are in the roadway

V2X solutions like digital alerts are expected to dramatically improve road safety for both motorists and pedestrians. Responders, roadway workers, and vulnerable road users face an increased risk of injury and death from distracted drivers that fail to safely share the roadway. Despite brighter warning lights, signage, and public awareness campaigns, every year, hundreds of thousands of collisions involving emergency vehicles, work zones, and pedestrians occur, often resulting in injuries and deaths. Digital alerting, an advanced warning solution to deliver safety messages to drivers inside their vehicles, has been proven to reduce these types of roadway collisions by 80% or more.

Bryan Mulligan, CEO of Applied Information, says that the company’s partnership with HAAS Alert is a natural extension of their shared commitment to safety. “We know how much connectivity changes everything in the world of transportation. Our integration with Safety Cloud means that agencies across the country will be able to use our equipment to deliver lifesaving alerts to millions of connected cars and platforms, fulfilling our commitment to improving safety, reliability, and mobility.”

Cory Hohs, CEO of HAAS Alert, applauded Applied Information for its leadership in the ITS industry. “By embracing digital alerting and integrating with Safety Cloud, Applied Information is delivering on the promise of ITS and playing a critical role in making connected cities a reality across the country. Digital alerting makes roads safer, and our partnership with Applied Information will help us prevent tragedies and get people home safely.”

Infineon Tech & United Microelectronics

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”)  announced a long-term strategic cooperation agreement to multiply capacity for the production of Infineon automotive microcontroller in order to serve the rapidly expanding automotive market. The high-performance microcontroller product leverages Infineon’s proprietary eNVM (embedded non-volatile memories) technology and will be manufactured at UMC’s Singapore fab on its 40nm process.

Microcontroller are key components controlling a wide range of functions in vehicles, and demand is increasing as cars evolve to become ever greener, safer, and smarter. Already this year, Infineon is ramping the selling rate of automotive microcontroller to close to one million per day.

Magan SmarAccess Doors for Ferrari

Magna is revolutionizing vehicle access experiences with the launch of its SmartAccessTM power door system on the opposing rear doors of the Ferrari Purosangue. The complete system includes Magna’s power door drive unit, SmartLatchTM with cinch actuator and first-to-market integrated HaptronikTM software.

HaptronikTM is an innovative motion control software that enhances the tactile feel of door movement, enabling effortless opening and closing. It can detect when the vehicle is parked on a curb or a hill and automatically adapts the gravitational force so that opening and closing remains smooth in these conditions. It also includes anti-slam and wind catch features.

“As an industry leader in advanced mechatronic systems, we are excited to bring one of our most innovative solutions to market,” said Jeff Hunt, President of Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting. “By combining our mechanical expertise with our advanced software capabilities, we have been able to reimagine traditional vehicle access and offer a unique and more luxurious experience when entering the Purosangue.”

The system will launch with several other Asian and North American automakers in 2023. SmartAccessTM can also offer a host of additional consumer-related features including:

  • Ability to customize the door feel to specific consumer desires,
  • Gesture control allowing the wave of a hand to open or close the side door,
  • Non-contact obstacle detection where the side doors can sense a post or adjacent vehicle and stop the door in a controlled manner, and
  • Keypad for seamless keyless entry.

BMW & AirConsole Game Devs Welcomed

The BMW Group and AirConsole are launching a competition to develop games tailored to the in-car experience. With this competition, the two companies are tapping into the potential of the global game developer community while developers are invited to pioneer the field of in-car gaming. The BMW Group and AirConsole will jointly promote the competition at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco (March 20-24, 2023).

Jungo Mobile Mule AI for Rear View Safety

Jungo (TASE: JNGO)Jungo Connectivity Ltd, a leading Israel-based AI company providing camera based in-cabin sensing software, and “Rear View Safety”- a Safe Fleet brand, signed a distribution agreement, and will launch an AI-based accident prevention system under the name “Mobile Mule AI.”

Jungo’s “VuDrive” solution, which will be sold under the name “Mobile Mule AI”, is a life-saving accident prevention system, monitoring the quality of driving and helps fleets to reduce repair and insurance costs.

Driver error, namely drivers’ distraction and fatigue, account for over 90% of road-accidents, leading to over 1.6 Million accidents annually and claiming the lives of 39,000 people.

“MobileMule AI” offers a complete safety solution for fleets, including driver monitoring, road recording and event uploading. Furthermore, the system enables fleet owners to prevent accidents by real-time driver alerts in cases of distraction, fatigue, phone use and aggressive driving. MobileMule AI also provides video documentation, driver scoring and improvement tracking on Jungo’s cloud management platform which provides statistics and insights that are utilized to proactively improve drivers’ behavior.  The system’s business model is subscription based.

Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Their best-in-class smart solutions form an integrated safety platform for fleets of every type – School Bus, Transit, Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Work Truck, Truck & Trailer, Construction, Agriculture, Waste & Recycling, Industrial and Military. With a broad portfolio of market-leading brands, 1,800 employees, 15 manufacturing locations and 12 service centers, Safe Fleet continues to innovate and deliver the smart safety solutions that fleets need to survive and thrive in a changing world – and help ensure that drivers, passengers, and everyone around them arrive home safely. As part of the agreement, it is estimated that thousands of vehicles in the US will be equipped with the accident-prevention system.

Jungo’s CEO, Mr. Opher Suhami said: “This distribution agreement expands the company’s business activity. The US fleet market is a key market for us and we consider the agreement with Safe Fleet as one with significant importance in our plan to penetrate the North American fleet market. The fact that Safe Fleet chose us as their supplier shows the high proficiency of our system in decreasing accidents, as well as reducing costs”.

“The agreement with Jungo helps us deliver a game-changing, and potential life-saving driver intervention system to the North American Commercial vehicle market,” says Joseph Schechter, Vice President, Rear View Safety, a Safe Fleet brand.”

About Jungo:

Jungo was founded in 2013. The company develops and sells software and multidisciplinary products that enable monitoring & analyzing vehicle interiors, based on cameras and deep learning algorithms. Jungo’s CoDriver product line provides information about drivers’ attentiveness and drowsiness level, the number of passengers, unusual events, children left behind, objects detection and more- all of which is done by using AI, picture analysis and telematics.



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