30 Jul '12, 8pm

#Auto market gets boost from innovations in fuel efficiency, safety from @ST_World: via @EETimes

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The demise of the automobile has been greatly exaggerated thanks in large part to engineering innovations by automotive electronics companies. The auto market has been revived through a broad range of engineering innovations from suppliers like STMicroelectronics , based here, along with rivals Freescale Semiconductor and Japan’s Renesas Electronics. Among the innovations either in testing or production are technologies to help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, improved fuel efficiency and new passenger safety features. Meanwhile, the self-driving car is no longer a dream and the automobile is becoming, for better or worse, the ultimate mobile communications and entertainment hub. "The most important trend within the market continues to be the greater integration of infotainment features into vehicles' central head units in the dashboard or front c...

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