Starting now, the DVN-I Newsletter comes to you every week—that’s twice as often as before. It’s an upgrade to keep DVN Interior subscribers constantly in step with the fast and accelerating pace of relevant innovation and news, despite today’s travel constraints imposed by the pandemic. We’re here to provide the visibility you need to leverage this market and its burgeoning technologies.
This week’s newsletter looks at high speed communication networks (Melexis), single-chip platforms (Vayyar), Cockpit digital platforms and electronic architecture (Qualcomm), vocal assistant platforms (FCA and Alexa), sound systems with algorithmic active noise control, and much more—all of it demonstrating the rising centrality of electronics and software in car interiors.
Analog elements have been on the way out for years, and now the digitalization changeover is galloping along faster than ever. Instead of buttons, switches, levers, knobs, dials, and discrete little readouts, everyone’s moving toward a cleaner aesthetic with an HMI (human-machine interface) of touchscreens, voice and gesture interaction, with increasing driver assistance and monitoring and driving automation for accident-free travel.
All this means a strong shift in technology and skills for existing industry, and newly-open doors for startups as well as established companies who have already developed their technologies in other sectors—consumer electronics, aerospace, or medical, for example—to apply now in the automotive world.
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