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Transportation

Transportation technology refers to tools and machines used to solve problems or improve conditions in respect to the movement of people and goods. In the following, I will scratch the surface and provide some examples of the technological journey of the transportation industry - touching as well the frontiers of the sector, i.e. handling, monitoring and warehousing.

NXP Introduces High-Performance S32K39 Series MCUs for Modern Electrification Applications

“NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), the leader in automotive processors, today announced a new S32K39 series of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for electric vehicle (EV) control applications. The modern S32K39 MCUs take electrification into the future with high-speed and high-resolution control …

NXP OrangeBox Unifies Automotive Wireless Connectivity into a Single Domain Controller to Simplify Development and Security

“NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the OrangeBox automotive-grade development platform, which integrates a wide variety of NXP wireless technologies, from broadcast radio, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth, to secure car access with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and …

A team in China has developed the country’s first pure solar-powered vehicle

“As several companies across the globe move closer to delivering scaled production of solar EVs, a team in China has taken sustainable transportation a step further by creating a solar vehicle that runs entirely on energy from the sun. Introducing …

Three Wheeling: Startup Faction Develops Affordable Tri-Wheel AVs on NVIDIA DRIVE

“Some things are easy as A, B, C. But when it comes to autonomous vehicles, the key may be in one, two, three. Faction, a Bay Area-based startup and NVIDIA Inception member, is preparing to debut its business-to-business autonomous delivery …

NXP Extends S32 Automotive Platform with S32Z and S32E Real-Time Processor Families for New Software-Defined Vehicles

“NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ: NXPI) has announced two new processor families that extend the benefits of NXP’s innovative S32 automotive platform with safe, high-performance real-time processing. The S32Z and S32E processor families help enable the automotive industry to …

Renesas Introduces Complex Device Driver Software to Ease Development of Battery Management Systems for Electric Vehicles

“New Software Complements Renesas Leading Li-Ion Battery Manager IC to Enable ASIL D-Compliant Designs. Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced an AUTOSAR-compliant complex device driver (CDD) software module for designers of …

STMicroelectronics releases first automotive IMU with embedded machine learning

“STMicroelectronics’ ASM330LHHX inertial measurement unit (IMU) moves smart driving another step closer to high levels of automation with its machine-learning (ML) core. The ML core enables fast real-time response and sophisticated functions with low system power demand. Leveraging ST’s …

TI drives isolation technology forward with new solid-state relays that provide industry-leading reliability

“New portfolio can help make EVs safer while reducing solution size up to 90% and cost by as much as 50% Building on more than two decades of experience developing new isolation manufacturing technologies and integrated circuits (ICs) for high-voltage …

FedEx Plans to Test Autonomous Drone Cargo Delivery with Elroy Air

“FedEx and Elroy Air work to launch test flights aimed at middle-mile delivery in 2023. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy …

Van, Go: Pony.ai Unveils Next-Gen Robotaxi Fleet Built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

“High-performance, energy-efficient AI compute platform to be integrated into fleet of Toyota Sienna level 4 autonomous vehicles. Robotaxis are on their way to delivering safer transportation, driving across various landscapes and through starry nights. This week, Silicon Valley-based self-driving startup …