Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management, connectivity and cloud middleware, and HUMAX Automotive, a global In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) provider focusing on Audio/Video, Navigation Head Unit and Accessory development in advanced performance-related automotive entertainment, collaborated at CES Asia 2019 on a cockpit solution that energises the in-car experience.
HUMAX connected head unit was powered by Cinemo’s software architecture delivering a cogent array of technologies that create a vibrant network environment of multi-media control, personal device integration, and local and cloud online services. Cinemo’s Projection Plus extends the versatility of the head unit mirroring your smartphone with immersive audio and video, streaming, and the ability to push content to other connected Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) devices.
Several OEMs were in attendance at CES Asia recognising the changing needs of the media-centric consumer and the significance of the all-embracing HUMAX system. Cinemo’s high-quality IVI solutions, including rear-seat and tablet-based multimedia, integrated connectivity, ultra-fast media management and cloud service integration, serve all operating system and hardware platforms and have been selected by top car manufacturers and automotive companies for their current and future infotainment platforms.
Recently the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Global Automotive In-Vehicle Media Software Enabling Technology Leadership Award, (Best Practices 2019), Cinemo is well positioned in connected mobility. Frost & Sullivan acknowledged, “Cinemo has intelligently evolved into a one-stop media solution partner, which allows it to build trust and loyalty among its customers. A unique selling point of Cinemo’s service is the widespread uniformity of its OS-agnostic and cross-platform support that can be delivered across all brands and cater to an entire model range—from entry-level devices to high-end infotainment devices—at a fair price.”
“We were very happy to work with HUMAX Automotive at CES Asia 2019” said Elif Ede, VP Sales of Cinemo. “The HUMAX IVI platform is already proving to be a compelling offering to car OEM’s and Cinemo is delighted to be an integral part of this solution.”
Designed to cut drag and save energy, the all-new Corsa is engineered for high efficiency and low fuel consumption.
The Corsa’s design includes an active aero shutter, smooth underbody and rear roof spoiler to make the model as clean through the air as possible. With a reduction in frontal area of 2.13m2 versus the previous model, the new Corsa achieves a drag coefficient of 0.29 – quite remarkable for a car of this size – allowing the car to expend less energy as it passes through the air, thereby reducing its emissions and fuel consumption.
In fact, Vauxhall engineers found that a cut in 10% of drag resulted in a reduction of around 2% in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), or up to 5% when travelling at motorway speeds. The new generation of Corsa already complies with the future Euro 6d emissions standard.
Factors aiding the class-leading results included covering the underbody of the engine compartment through to the rear axle with flat panelling to improve the airflow under the car, along with a rear spoiler to improve the car’s straight-line stability. The active shutter on the new Corsa lowers drag and improves fuel efficiency by automatically closing or opening when cooling air is least needed – an innovative feature for its class. When closed, the shutter redirects air around the side of the car rather than through the less aero-efficient engine area.
But making the new Corsa ultra-efficient hasn’t stopped there. The new generation model has achieved significant weight loss compared to the last model, with the range starting at 980kgs, up to10% lighter than before.
With their optimised antenna and sophisticated spacer-based design, the new, compact RAIN RFID (UHF) products offer an outstanding read range of up to 6 metres under real-world conditions.
For SKYLINE, Smartrac developed a customized UHF inlay based on NXP’s UCODE 7xm IC with 448-bit EPC memory and extended user memory of 2 Kbits. The resulting transponder is then folded and applied around a synthetic spacer developed and provided by identytag of Bad Berleburg, Germany. identytag is one of Smartrac's long-term converting partners and is also involved in the initial manufacturing process. The advanced antenna design, the IC’s long read range and reliable operation in dense reader and noisy environments through high interference rejection, as well as an optimised spacer material result in a high-quality product with an on-metal read range that previously seemed unattainable for a tag as compact as SKYLINE (die-cut size 54 x 25 x 1,8 mm).
Ideally suitable for demanding component tracking applications
For product convenience and robustness, the inlay is permanently attached to the spacer, and a layer of strong and resilient RA-33 adhesive is applied, providing excellent adhesion to a wide array of surfaces. As a finished tag, SKYLINE’s surface is printable with TTR printers.
With its compact size, outstanding read range and high number of possible applications, the new RAIN RFID product is a superior solution for tracking metallic assets, items and components in industrial environments such as automotive, mechanical engineering and aviation. Smartrac’s SKYLINE inlays and tags are fully compliant with VDA recommendations for the automotive industry and supported by the leading automation companies globally.
“With its unique combination of long on-metal read range and compact size, the new SKYLINE inlays and tags underscore our position as the leading RFID provider for demanding application areas such as those in the automotive industry. SKYLINE also highlights the potential of strong market partnerships, evidenced by the know-how and strengths we have been able to combine within this new product, together with identytag and NXP, all for the benefit of our customers globally,” said Patrick Eichstaedt, Vice President Sales EMEA at Smartrac.
Smartrac and identytag completed initial product volumes and will be ramping up production in the second half of the year 2019.