As leading automotive markets start to mandate driver-monitoring systems (DMS), STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is already equipping carmakers with the required technologies. While DMS promises greater road safety by assessing driver alertness, the next-generation dual image sensor ST announced recently monitors the full vehicle interior covering both the driver and all passengers. New applications enabled by ST’s new image sensor include passenger safety-belt checks, vital-sign monitoring, child-left detection, gesture recognition, and high-quality video/picture recording.
Sono Motors GmbH (Munich, Germany), the company pioneering solar-powered mobility, will participate for the first time as an exhibitor at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover. From 19 - 25 September, the solar mobility OEM will present its proprietary solar technology as well as several solar integrated prototypes of commercial vehicles to a broad public.
Profile Plastics (Chanhassen, Minnesota) has become a TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) Design & Innovate licensee, with rights to design and produce in-mould structural electronics (IMSE) solutions that use TactoTek intellectual property, and creating a complete IMSE supply ecosystem in North America.