News (automotive)

3D structural electronics will play a major role at LOPEC 2019 (photo: Messe München)

Whether it is sensors, lights or displays: More and more electronic components in the automotive sector are being printed. And there are no limits to the design. From 19 to 21 March 2019, LOPEC in Munich will provide information about new developments and trends on the market for printed electronics. One focus of the international exhibition and the accompanying conference will be on applications in the automotive industry.

Canatu’s 3D Touch Cockpit (photo: Canatu)

Canatu, based Helsinki, Finland, has won the category “Concept cars” in the Automotive Brand Contest, which is the only international design competition for automobile brands. With the competition, the German Design Council honours outstanding product and communication design and draws attention to the fundamental importance of brand and brand design in the automotive industry. In this context, the focus is on the integral and consistent use of the brand across all media and products.

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 features Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway (photo: General Motors)

Osram Opto Semiconductors (Munich, Germany) and Joyson Safety Systems (Auburn Hills, Michigan) are equipping the new Cadillac CT6 with an innovative system for semi-autonomous driving. ‘Super Cruise’ is the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway. Osram’s infrared and LED components, which are embedded in Joyson Safety Systems’ steering wheel for the Cadillac CT6, allow the system to monitor driver attentiveness by tracking his or her head position to ensure drivers are watching the road ahead while ‘Super Cruise’ is engaged.  

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