Automotive

USound MEMS speakers enable new audio in-vehicle experiences

By Peter Cooney / July 1, 2022
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As discussed in SAR’s study on MEMS speakers (which is currently being updated MEMS Speaker Update 2022), automotive is one of the largest markets for speakers, with almost ½ billion speakers used per year. SAR is expecting MEMS speakers to start being used in automotive applications from 2023, in small volumes as OEMs trial their […]

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Rivian CEO warns of looming electric-vehicle battery shortage

By Ryan Sanderson / April 22, 2022
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EV manufacturer Rivian voiced its concerns over the EV battery supply chain in a recent article, claiming that all the world’s current battery cell production amounts for under 10% of what will be required in 10 years to meet EV demand. SAR Insight predicts that annual global sales of BEVs and PHEVs passenger cars combined […]

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Grupo Antolin and Uniphy partner to develop advanced smart surfaces for next generation in-car user-interfaces

By Peter Cooney / March 28, 2022
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More vendors are embracing the use of haptic feedback in automotive applications. Here, one of the leading automotive interior manufactures, Grupo Antolin, has collaborated with Uniphy, a supplier of “smart surfaces” created using its “optical touch” solution. Uniphy have also announced they are working with Hyundai Motor Group. This demonstrates a continuing drive towards new ways […]

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Renesas releases next-generation WPC Qi 1.3-certified reference design for automotive in-cabin wireless charging

By Ross Denyer / March 22, 2022
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Renesas, one of the largest manufacturers of microcontroller based wireless power solutions, have released a Qi v1.3 certified customer reference design for use in in-cabin automotive inductive chargers. This reference design is capable of supporting the Wireless Power Consortium’s Extended Power Profile (EPP) for charging speeds of up to 15W and proprietary charging profiles of […]

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