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SmartSens Develops LED Flicker Suppression Technology - AiThority

LED has gradually replaced traditional lighting options in various automotive applications – such as traffic lights, car headlamps and turn signals – by virtue of its high performance, exceptional stability, long life span and other advantages. However, since LED drivers often utilize Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signals, LED lights actually “flicker” at frequencies imperceptible to the unaided eye. For CMOS image sensors that have even faster shutter speeds, mismatch between exposure time and LED pulse could lead to sensors picking up inaccurate visual signals. For automotive applications that prioritize safety, this is simply unacceptable.

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With autonomous vehicles globally attaining L4 and L5 capabilities, cars increasingly rely on CMOS image sensors making accurate readings to correctly assess road conditions, a necessary prerequisite for AI systems to compute optimal next steps. This means that automotive CMOS image sensors must adapt to modern traffic signal systems by being able to distinguish between the on and off states of LEDs.

While various CMOS manufacturers have introduced their own solutions to this issue, SmartSens has opted for a more distinct approach, innovatively using its proprietary QCell™ technology to effectively mitigate LED flickering. Beyond simply solving the LED flicker issue, this solution has the added benefit of increasing a sensor’s sensitivity and dynamic range, making it ideal for dim or fluctuating lighting situations, such as the openings of carports and tunnels.

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“LED Flicker Suppression is a feature that all automotive CMOS sensors should possess, but is in fact not so easy to achieve,” remarked SmartSens CMO Ms. Chris Yiu. “In the future, CMOS sensors that SmartSens produces for the automotive electronics market will all come equipped with LFS technology, upgrading our clients’ systems to be much more adaptable – and safer.”

SmartSens’ new LED Flicker Suppression technology has already garnered the interest of multiple suppliers of automotive electronic systems. Mr. Yuan Peng Zhang, CEO of Bovo Technology Group in Jiangsu province, expressed his enthusiasm for LFS technology. “As a supplier of automotive parts and systems, Bovo has always paid close attention to the development of CMOS image sensors (CIS). We look forward to the LFS-equipped CMOS sensors that SmartSens will be releasing, and we believe that these sensors are instrumental in making vehicles, especially autonomous ones, safer and smarter than ever before.”

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Automotive Acoustic Engineering Services Market: Share, Demand, Size, Trends, Development, Opportunity, Growth Factors, Gross Margin, Major Companies, Revenue, Value Chain, Innovation and Forecast Analysis till 2025 - Melanian News

The Islamic Banking Software Market report provides detailed profile assessments and current scenario revenue projections for the most promising industry participants.

Islamic Banking Software Market report gives the detailed different company profiles, product specifications, capacity, production value, and 2013-2018 market shares for key vendors.  The Global Islamic Banking Software Industry report focuses on the latest trends in the Global and regional spaces on all the significant components, including the capacity, cost, price, technology, supplies, production, profit, and competition.

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Global Islamic Banking Software market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer.

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ITS, Oracle, Path Solutions, Temenos, AutoSoft Dynamics, BML Istisharat, EdgeVerve, ICS Financial Systems, Infopro, Infrasoft Technologies, Intertech, Millennium Information Solution, Misys, Nucleus Software Exports, SAB, Silverlake Axis, Sopra Banking Software, Tata Consultancy Services, Virmati Software & Telecommunications.

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This report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including Retail Islamic banking software, Corporate Islamic banking software.

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Islamic Banking Software Market report includes the estimation of market size for value (million US$) and volume. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Islamic Banking Software market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares split, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.

The report focuses on global major leading Islamic Banking Software Market players providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials and equipment and downstream demand analysis is also carried out.

The Islamic Banking Software industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects are assessed and overall research conclusions offered.

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1 Islamic Banking Software Market Overview
2 Global Islamic Banking Software Market Competition by Manufacturers
3 Global Islamic Banking Software Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2013-2018)
4 Global Islamic Banking Software Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2013-2018)
5 Global Islamic Banking Software Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
6 Global Islamic Banking Software Market Analysis by Application
7 Global Islamic Banking Software Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis
8 Islamic Banking Software Manufacturing Cost Analysis
9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers
10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
11 Market Effect Factors Analysis
12 Global Islamic Banking Software Market Forecast (2018-2025)
13 Research Findings and Conclusion
14 Appendix

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Volvo Counting on Hybrid Cars to Avoid Paying Hefty CO2 Fines - Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Volvo Car AB is counting on tripling sales of plug-in hybrid models this year as a way to avoid paying what could amount to hundreds of millions of euros in European penalties for the sale of its more polluting yet popular combustion-engine SUVs.

A fifth of all new Volvos sold in 2020 should be plug-ins or all-electric, compared with just 6.5% of the total last year, according to Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson. That would see hybrid sales rising to more than 150,000 based on the pace of growth in 2019. The company is only planning to start shipping its first fully-electric model -- the XC40 Recharge -- later this year.

The stakes are high for Volvo’s electric strategy because conventional SUVs made up more than half of sales last year and are largely behind the carmaker’s success since the takeover by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. a decade ago. As Europe’s tough emissions rules kick in, the company could pay dearly. PA Consulting Group puts Volvo’s potential fines for this year at a quarter of annual operating profit.

“Paying fines is something that just shouldn’t be in the equation,” Samuelsson said in an interview at the company’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. “That’s not part of our plans. We want to invest in product development, not in fines to Brussels.”

The CEO pointed to Volvo’s goal for half of all cars sold in 2025 to be all-electric and the rest plug-in hybrids. It will relaunch its battery-powered range under the “Recharge” moniker, and while the volume of the electric XC40 will be modest this year, Volvo has the capacity to produce “tens of thousands” next year, he said.

The question for Volvo and other conventional manufacturers selling cars in the EU is whether consumers will buy into the plans. Rival automakers including Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG’s Audi are also rolling out battery-powered models. The threat of penalities for the companies, dubbed “the 2020 CO2 cliff” by Evercore IS auto analyst Arndt Ellinghorst, comes at a tricky time, when the region’s market is expected to shrink.

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PA Consulting Group earlier this month warned that the EU could inflict 14.5 billion euros ($16.1 billion) in fines on the region’s 13 largest carmakers for surpassing carbon-dioxide targets. The penalties will be calculated on the basis of the average emissions of new car registrations. For Volvo, they could reach 382 million euros by 2021, based on the assumption that only 14% of its sales will be all electric or plug-in hybrids, the consultancy said.

Volvo’s bet on plug-ins comes despite criticism of the technology for being a half-measure that doesn’t go far enough in reducing emissions, especially as some users run them on fossil fuels without charging the battery. European sales dropped in the first nine months of last year, but according to a report by BloombergNEF are expected to rise quickly this year due to new models on the market and the emissions crackdown.

Volvo’s own studies indicate its plug-ins run on battery 40% to 50% of the time. The company plans to promote recharging by paying owners’ electricity costs.

“We don’t feel that there’s any reason to feel guilty about plug-in hybrids,” Samuelsson said. “Plug-ins are necessary for the transition, but it’s also a more long-term solution for those who may not have adequate access to charging.”

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Automotive Navigation Units Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth - Forecast 2025 – New Products and Services - DC Velocity

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Global Automotive Navigation Units Market Information Report: Information by Device Type (In-Dash, Portable and Mobile Navigation System), by Vehicle Type (passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle), by Propulsion (ICE and Electric Vehicle), by Sales Channel (OEM and Aftermarket) and by Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and RoW) - Forecast to 2025

Automotive Navigation Units Market Dynamics

A latest exhaustive analysis of the global automotive navigation system market by Market Research Future (MRFR) estimates its growth rate to be 8.85% during the forecast period (2018-2025).

With the growing menace of traffic congestion all over the world, mostly in urban areas, the need for automotive navigation systems has risen substantially in recent years. Changing consumer behavior towards enhanced in-dash features is another factor working in favor of the Automotive Navigation Units Market. The navigation systems market has constantly been evolving with the boost in developments, especially after the introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites around the Earth's orbit.

The navigation systems market gained immense traction in the late 90s and also the beginning of the 21st century, backed by the introduction of portable navigation systems. The demand for portable navigation systems has mounted, especially in the aftermarket as several varied economical options were available. The market for automotive navigation systems also noted significant advancement in the process.

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HERE Technologies (US), NNG Software Developing, and Commercial Llc. (Hungary), Clarion Corporation (US), Continental AG (Germany), Delphi Technologies (UK), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Garmin Ltd (US), Harman International Industries, Inc. (US), Alpine Electronics, Inc., (Japan), AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd (Japan), Pioneer Corporation (US), TomTom N.V. (US), Telenav, Inc. (US), JVC Kenwood Corporation (Japan), Denso Corporation (Japan), are the top companies molding the worldwide Automotive Navigation Units Market.

Market Segmentation

The worldwide Automotive Navigation Units market has been studied by categorizing it into segments like device type, vehicle type, sales channel, and propulsion.

With respect to the device type, the market includes in-dash, portable, and mobile navigation system. Out of these, in-dash navigation system was found to be the leading segment in 2018, followed by portable and mobile system.

The types of vehicles that use navigation systems are passenger car and commercial vehicle. The passenger car segment recorded the highest revenue in 2018 and data experts predict it to retain its position throughout the review period.

Propulsion-wise segments in the market are internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicle. The ICE segment, in 2018, held the largest share in the market and is expected to hold on to the top position even during the conjectured timeframe. But the electric vehicle segment can project the highest growth rate during the estimated period.

Depending on the sales channel, the market can be considered for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket. Between thesem, the OEM segment led the market in 2018, whereas the aftermarket segment has a higher chance of growing at a better rate during the forecast period.

Regional Insight

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the rest of the world (RoW) are the primary markets for automotive navigation systems identified in the MRFR report.

In 2018, APAC held the largest share in the market, revenue-wise. The region is also predicted to record the highest CAGR during the evaluation period. Soaring demands from dependent sectors such as taxi services, logistics, and e-commerce that need the location of various addresses have benefitted the regional market in a big way. Also, mounting demand for rentals car services such as Ola and Uber has stimulated market growth in the region. The region is a source of extra interest as it consists of huge markets with high sales growth potential as well as vital automotive manufacturing hubs.

North America can note substantial growth in the years to come, on account of the rising passenger car market, especially in the United States (US) and Canada. Integration of smartphones with in-vehicle systems (IVS) stands as a chief factor that benefits the Automotive Navigation Units Market in the region. In recent years, smartphone users have increased, which accelerates the demand for smartphone/tablet-based navigation devices.

In light of increasing partnerships and advancing navigation infrastructure, the automotive navigation systems in Europe has managed to amass a sizeable portion of the global market. Safety and security service in the region is touted to be the biggest contributor to the automotive market, keeping in mind the fact that navigation is a safety measure in vehicles. As a consequence, government authorities in the region are striving to ensure that every car is connected with GPS systems.

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Blackberry Unveils AI-Based Automotive Solution For OEM's And Fleet Managers For Vehicle Health And Security - Toolbox

Organizations across the transportation industry will be able to leverage the technology to create powerful use cases powered by AI and ML technologies with a view to improving overall vehicle safety and security.

BlackBerry Limited recently unveiled a customizable concept solution that OEMs and fleet managers could use to ' future-proof ' their vehicles for the health and safety use cases, speeding up development schedules and reducing the cost of moving projects from research to production and onto roads.

Working with BlackBerry's cybersecurity and automotive embedded systems teams, companies across the transportation industry will be able to leverage the solution to build powerful use cases driven by AI and ML software with a view to improving overall vehicle safety and security.

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The new offer marks the first time that BlackBerry Cylance has been incorporated with the AI and ML technologies.

The modular and customizable framework will allow automakers and fleet managers to trigger only the features they need or use their own data or pre-built AI / ML models to build an integrated view of their vehicles ' health from a single console or ' Vehicle Operations Centre, ' while also automating software patches, continuously authenticating drivers and proactively addressing cybersecurity.

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Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry, said “This solution represents a major milestone in the company’s continued efforts to integrate BlackBerry Cylance’s innovative prevention-first, predictive security products with our vast range of industry-leading technologies. With the average new car containing more than 100 million lines of code and some of the most complex software ever deployed by automakers, the need for a holistic view into the overall health and security posture of a vehicle's entire code base throughout its full lifecycle is absolutely critical. No one knows security better than us and we now have a transportation-focused framework that the industry can tap to enhance the security, trustworthiness, and safety of connected vehicles, providing peace of mind to drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike.”

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