TI offers New Chips for ADAS & Bluetooh Connectivity for Smartphones & Cars

Automotive2_rev-mediumTexas Instruments recently announced AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers and SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1.

SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications. 

Chevy OnStar LTE Free Rides at South by Southwest

ChevysouthbywouthwestChevrolet will be at the South by Southwest Music, Film and Tech festival as a Super Sponsor March.7-16 in Austin Texas.

Those attending the event will be the first to tryout LTE OnStar vehicles at the Austin Convention Center.  GM Chevy cars with OnStar will not be the only stars at the show, there will also be speakers showing how your next Chevy may have augmented reality to help you navigate, investigate and not tailgate.

Test Drive Auto Connected Car by Renting, Says Enterprise

enterpris e connected carRecently, I rented a car with a full navigation and smartphone connectable Bluetooth head unit. It was a delight to listen to iTunes while driving in areas where there is bad radio reception. It helped me realize how important a connected car can be people who are on the road for long periods of time.

A recent study by Enterprise Holdings reported that younger Americans, especially Millenials see renting a car as a test drive and a way to discover new technology.