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Wind River Delivers Solutions for Next Generation ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Innovation

Friday, April 24th, 2015


  • New offering helps customers develop safety-critical automotive systems that are more secure and enables advanced vehicle applications such as ADAS and autonomous driving.
  • Wind River automotive software solutions address new demands rising from growth of IoT and connected car.
  • Wind River showcasing latest automotive technologies at SAE World Congress in booth 265 during April 21-23.

SAE WORLD CONGRESS, DETROIT, Mi. – Apr. 21, 2015 – Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has introduced Automotive Profile for VxWorks, AUTOSAR-compliant software to help customers develop ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications such as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to piloted and autonomous driving.

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive software and systems are becoming more complex and connectivity is expected to be ubiquitous. As software-driven applications become more prevalent in vehicles, keeping automotive systems secure and tamper-proof is important for vehicle and occupant safety. For example, through partitioning, companies can consolidate multiple vehicle controls with different levels of safety criticality onto a single hardware platform while maintaining their time- and space-based separation and isolation. This introduces the potential for reductions in cost and weight in vehicles, and may help mitigate risk of attack or interference to other software components all without compromising vehicle safety or functional performance.

Automotive Profile for VxWorks enriches the latest version of VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) to help address the growing needs for safe, secure, and certifiable software-driven ADAS and autonomous driving applications.

Key features include the following:

  • Safety partitioning capabilities that can help customers build products that are ISO 26262-certifiable up to ASIL D consolidation of multiple applications with different levels of safety criticality onto a single hardware platform.
  • Security capabilities for the connected car, such as secure boot to help mitigate the risk of tampering or execution of unauthorized code and access and malicious attacks.
  • Streamlined AUTOSAR integration to support standardized connectivity and functional interfaces, enabling simpler and faster interoperability and integration.
  • Support for consolidation of a large number of software-driven functions on a smaller number of more powerful electronic control units (ECUs) to help  lower costs, space, weight, and power consumption.

“The future of the automotive experience can only come to life by relying on advanced software platforms. Vehicle functions are converging within the car to form a seamless interconnected experience that ties the driver to the world around them. In this complex scenario, the role of software systems is more important than ever,” said Michael Krutz, senior vice president of automotive solutions at Wind River. “Enabling this kind of transformational change has been a cornerstone of Wind River’s decades of embedded software leadership. Drawing from our rich technology heritage and expertise in industries such as aerospace and defense, our new automotive offering is merely the tip of the iceberg to how we will continue to enable this transformation in the automotive industry.”

Powering billions of devices, VxWorks has a proven track record in aerospace and defense, automotive, and other safety- and security-critical customer applications.   VxWorks delivers superior deterministic performance and provides a rich, scalable, and future-proof operating environment for IoT.

Automotive Profile and VxWorks are part of the Wind River Helix™ portfolio of products enabling Internet of Things (IoT) advancements. To learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges from IoT, visit

In addition to Automotive Profile for VxWorks, the Wind River automotive software portfolio includes its GENIVI-compliant Wind River Platform for Infotainment, Wind River Diab Compiler, Wind River Workbench IDE, Wind River Simics® simulation software, Wind River Linux and VxWorks operating systems with add-on Safety, Security, and Virtualization Profiles, as well as rich multimedia, connectivity, and Android-based technologies. Delivering a combination of deep industry expertise, proven software integration and lifecycle management services, Wind River enables automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers to tackle some of the toughest challenges in safety, security, and IVI to help shorten time-to-revenue and harness the opportunities of connected cars and autonomous driving.

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in nearly 2 billion products. Wind River offers the industry’s most comprehensive embedded software portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at

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Next-Generation Embedded-Flash Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Drive Car Safety and Security to a New Level

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Multi-core microcontrollers enable functional safety and encryption in automotive systems

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of automotive ICs, today announced new members in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at making cars safer. These new devices are the first to be launched with ST’s proprietary in-house 40nm embedded Flash process.

The new automotive MCUs combine compliance with the most stringent automotive safety standards[1], encryption for security, and increased memory size for the storage of vital programs and data, strengthening ST’s product line of fault-tolerant microcontrollers for demanding applications throughout the car. These mission-critical applications include engine management, transmission, anti-lock braking, electric power steering, active suspension, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

“Security and functional safety compliance are essential to realizing cutting-edge high-reliability System-on-Chip ICs for mission-critical automotive applications,” said Fabio Marchio, Group Vice President, General Manager of ST’s Automotive Microcontroller & Infotainment Division. “Offering a simple and compelling upward-migration path from existing parts, our new automotive MCUs enable improved vehicle performance and economy with no compromises in security, while delivering savings in development by promoting hardware and software reuse.”

Part of ST’s Power Architecture™ single-chip 32-bit automotive-MCU family, the SPC58NE product line combines multiple high-performance dual-issue cores with up to 6MB Flash and 768kB internal RAM memory, eight CAN (Controller Area Network) interfaces, and an optimized peripheral set based on the end application. The multiple cores ensure redundancy in these most-important applications to meet the safety and security demands of vehicle manufacturers—and consumers.

The SPC58NE product line is currently available in BGA 292 and LQFP176 package configurations. KGD versions are also planned in the near future. Compliant with the ISO 26262 ASIL-D and EVITA Medium class, the SPC58NE84 is sampling now. For further information, including pricing, please contact your ST sales office.

About STMicroelectronics
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

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E2S Warning Signals gains additional global approvals for the E2x series of signals.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The E2x series of high performance non-sparking alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe beacons and combined devices from E2S, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of warning signals, have gained approval for Zone 2, 22 applications to the latest IECEx and ATEX standards for gas and dust applications, complementing its existing Class I & II Division 2 UL and cULs approvals. The main enclosure is manufactured from lightweight, corrosion proof PPS, and the re-entrant horns from high impact, fire retardant ABS. Selected models are available with the innovative 360° radial horn option. The robust construction and electronics with certification from the world’s leading approval bodies ensure that the E2x signals can be installed in the harshest of operating environments with complete confidence.


The series consists of powerful 45 tone, three channel/stage electronic alarm horn sounders with an output of up to 121dB(A) @ 1 meter (112dB(A) @ 10ft/3m) – multi-horn installations feature automatic synchronization of the alarm tones on all devices on the same circuit. E2x visual signals include Xenon strobe 5 and 10 Joule beacons, available with a choice of six lens colors, provide up to 1,000,000 peak candela. Combination signals offer a SPL of 116dB(A) @ 1 meter (107dB(A) @ 10ft/3m) with a 5 Joule Xenon strobe, providing an efficient and cost-effective audible and visual signal in a one device. For PA applications the E2x loudspeakers are available as 15 or 25W in either line transformer or low impedance versions.

Operating voltages include 12, 24 or 48Vdc and 115 or 230Vac. Dual cable entries, either M20x1.5 or ½ inch NPT (or a combination of both sizes) facilitate easy installation and in-out wiring configurations. The mounting bracket permits the product to be angled in the optimum orientation and along with the beacon lens guard, is available in standard 304 (A2) or enhanced corrosion-resistant 316 (A4) stainless steel.

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New TI DLP® chipset for automotive head-up display enables widest field of view in the industry

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Chipset brings the flexibility and color accuracy of award-winning DLP Cinema® DMD to windshields

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the first DLP® chipset engineered and qualified for automotive head-up display (HUD) applications. Combining the award-winning imaging qualities of DLP technology with automotive reliability, the new chipset enables head-up displays with the industry’s widest field of view (FOV) up to 12 degrees. It also enables high brightness, color and contrast levels and provides manufacturers with a scalable platform. For more information, see

DLP3000-Q1: The first automotive-qualified TI DLP chipset for head-up display
The DLP3000-Q1 chipset consists of a DLP 0.3-inch wide video graphics array (WVGA) digital micromirror device (DMD) and DLPC120 controller and enables a new generation of HUD with benefits that include:

The widest FOV in the industry:

  • The flexibility of the DLP3000-Q1 allows for the industry’s widest FOV HUD range, up to 12 degrees. A wide FOV HUD of this range allows augmented-reality elements such as navigational indicators and real-time landmark details to be displayed in the driver’s line of sight – with a depth perception of 2 to 20 meters ahead – to help keep the driver focused on the road.

Outstanding brightness, dynamic range and color accuracy:

  • A HUD based on the DLP3000-Q1 features the same core technology that powers more than eight out of 10 digital movie theater screens worldwide. This results in a HUD capable of producing 15,000 candela per square meters (cd/m2) of brightness, a dynamic dimming range of 5,000:1, high contrast >1,000:1 full on/full off (FOFO) and 125 percent National Television System Committee (NTSC) color-gamut performance that will not degrade over temperature for clear images in various viewing scenarios over the typical life of the vehicle.
  • In addition, DLP technology does not require polarization of light which helps automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) design in HUDs with displays that are visible while wearing polarized eye-wear.


  • Because DLP technology is light source-agnostic, it can leverage reliable light-emitting diodes (LEDs) while providing a future path to using lasers once they are available for automotive-qualified HUD applications.
    In addition, with the DLP3000-Q1 as the core component of the HUD picture generation unit (PGU), the whole system can be integrated into a variety of mechanical form factors such as a windshield or combiner HUDs. This is possible, across vehicle model lines, potentially resulting in greater returns on manufacturers’ investments.
  • To accelerate end-product development, TI maintains an extensive ecosystem of design houses. The DLP Design Network provides developers a diverse network to support their hardware and software integration, optics design, system integration, prototyping, manufacturing services, and turnkey solutions to support current and evolving customer needs.

Availability and package
The DLP3000-Q1 chipset for automotive HUD applications is sampling now with automotive manufacturers and tier-one suppliers. The DLP 0.3-inch WVGA DMD will be offered in a Type A package and the DLPC120 will be available in a ZXS package.

About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, award-winning TI DLP technology has powered the world’s top display devices to deliver high-resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including industrial, automotive, medical and consumer market segments. DLP technology is being used in movie theaters (DLP Cinema® products) and large-scale, professional venues and conference rooms, classrooms and home theaters. With mobile devices enabled by DLP Pico™ technology, users have the ability to display images from the palm of their hand. Every DLP chipset features an array of microscopic mirrors that switch on and off up to 10,000 times per second. To learn more, please visit or follow TI DLP technology on Twitter at @TI_DLP.

Texas Instruments drives automotive innovation
TI’s state-of-the-art semiconductor products allow manufacturers and system suppliers to deliver world-class features to the automotive market. Our extensive automotive portfolio includes analog power management, interface and signal chain solutions, along with DLP® displays, ADAS and infotainment processors, Hercules™ TMS570 safety microcontrollers and wireless connectivity solutions. TI offers SafeTI™ parts designed to facilitate OEMs’ compliance with the requirements of ISO 26262, as well as parts specifically designated as compliant with the AEC-Q100 and TS16949 standards, all with excellent product documentation. Visit TI’s Automotive page or TI E2E™ Behind the Wheel Blog to learn more about our commitment to automotive innovation.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at

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BMW Implements Microchip’s MOST® Technology to Power New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Model’s Infotainment System

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Broadens Deployment From Premium Vehicles to Volume Car Models; Began Using MOST Technology in 2001 for Infotainment Networks

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that the BMW Group is continuing to broaden the proliferation of MOST® technology in its vehicle infotainment networks, using Microchip’s Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs). The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW’s latest volume car model to implement MOST technology, following the company’s wide deployment among its premium models, which began in 2001.

To date, more than 150 million MOST devices have been installed in over 180 car models since 2001. BMW and a host of other automakers have consistently chosen this technology for their infotainment networks because it provides high-bandwidth transport and streaming of Audio, Packet/Internet Protocol (IP) and Control data with zero processor overhead and proven electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) behavior. Additionally, MOST technology offers dedicated channels for this data with dedicated, application-specific hardware interfaces, to simplify communication system designs. For drivers and their passengers, MOST technology provides ultra-fast startup for immediate access to their multimedia systems.

The MOST Cooperation standards enable automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers with a proven and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing their infotainment systems, including a standard physical layer and a robust method for system management and control with superior reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Using MOST technology also results in reduced weight for easier compliance with environmental regulations.

“We are gratified that BMW has once again deployed MOST technology in its new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer,” said Microchip COO Ganesh Moorthy. “This is another example of MOST technology migrating from premium to volume car models for the reliable distribution of data within the vehicle.”

To learn more about Microchip’s MOST technology products, visit:

About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at

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2014 Automotive Semiconductors Supplier Rankings Adjusted Based on Further Analysis, IHS Says

Monday, April 6th, 2015

2015 expected to present some changes based on recent M&A activity

Leaders in the automotive semiconductor market experienced exceptional results and growth in 2014, according to updated analysis from IHS (NYSE: IHS). Now that final financial reports have been made and analyzed, IHS has adjusted its final rankings of these suppliers (originally reported in January) to accommodate some missed expectations in Europe, as well as currency exchange rates and unexpected strong growth at the end of 2014 by some suppliers.

“For 2015, IHS expects to see a shift among the leading suppliers in this category, given the recent merger of Freescale and NXP, two large players in the market,” said Luca de Ambroggi, principal analyst, automotive semiconductors at IHS. “We’re also keeping a close eye on the integration of Infineon and International Rectifier, following their similar announcement earlier this year.”

Based on final analysis of 2014 results, Renesas maintained its leadership position as the number one supplier in 2014, according to IHS analysis of reported company revenues. A strong finish to the year resulted in growth to its automotive revenue and exceeded all expectations. Key segments for Renesas include microcontrollers (MCUs) and logic integrated circuits (logic IC) categories, as 39 percent of all vehicles include a Renesas MCU, with a 16 percentage point lead on its nearest competitor. Renesas’ work in providing semiconductors in all segments, including infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), body and convenience and powertrain systems continues to lead its global growth efforts.

In second place for 2014, Infineon revenue grew more than 11.7 percent in 2014, based on its strong presence in powertrain, chassis and safety, as well as body and convenience categories within the auto sector. It also supports further electrification in vehicles through power management ICs, MCUs and modules. The complementary products of International Rectifier and Infineon will reinforce Infineon’s future position in the key growing applications of hybrid electric vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Rounding out the top three, STMicroelectronics saw robust growth of nearly 9 percent in 2014, in part due to its leadership in the Analog IC category for chassis and safety, powertrain, infotainment, body and convenience components. In addition, its second ranking in the logic IC category provides components primarily for infotainment solutions, including audio amplifiers and digital radio receivers. It also grew significantly in China, which contributed to its overall global growth in 2014. Engine and transmission management are also key application areas for STMicroelectronics, as its sensors business also is growing, including in accelerometers for airbags and combination motion sensors for future active safety applications. Additionally, STMicroelectronics is the foundry for Mobileye’s silicon solutions, which led ADAS camera systems in 2014 with phenomenal growth, outperforming expectations.

The full final rankings of the top 10 automotive semiconductor suppliers for 2014 are as follows:

About IHS
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 150 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs about 8,800 people in 32 countries around the world.

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Synopsys Introduces Innovative Visualization Capabilities in LucidShape for Automotive Lighting Design

Monday, April 6th, 2015


  • The LucidShape Visualize Module provides photorealistic visualizations that help designers troubleshoot and improve automotive lighting designs at any stage in the development process
  • The Ray Data Viewer allows designers to preview vendor light sources before building model geometry
  • The Light Pipe Tool enables fast, robust creation of complete light pipe geometry
  • An expanded material library with measured BSDF data delivers unsurpassed accuracy for modeling automotive lighting surfaces

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the availability of version 2.0 of its LucidShape® automotive lighting design software, which delivers a powerful new photorealistic visualization module for efficient performance evaluations early in the design cycle, as well as productivity-enhancing tools to enable faster, more accurate model creation. LucidShape 2.0 empowers automotive lighting engineers to develop, verify and deliver high-quality designs while reducing product development time.

“The new LucidShape Light Pipe Tool significantly reduces development time for MENTOR’s major optics products,” said Dr. Michael Olbrich, head of the lighting engineering group at MENTOR GmbH & Co. Prazisions-Bauteile KG, Germany. “In addition, the LucidShape Visualize Module allows us to create physically correct photorealistic images for presenting MENTOR design concepts to our customers. This is a tremendously effective tool for communications with design teams and decision-makers.”

Visualize Module
LucidShape’s new Visualize Module delivers high-speed photorealistic images of an automotive lighting system’s lit appearance, which demonstrate luminance effects when light sources in a model are illuminated. Because the Visualize Module depicts all interactions between system geometry and light sources, it provides designers with a physically correct diagnostic tool for evaluating how a lighting system will be perceived by the human eye. This is particularly important for evaluating automotive components such as turn signals and brake lights. The Visualize Module is a fast, reliable engineering tool that enables designers to perform design checks and make improvements early and often in the product development process.

The Visualize Module delivers these key capabilities:

  • Supports environment sources for the integration of 360-degree, high-dynamic range (HDR) photographic environments into photorealistic visualizations. Includes all physical and optical properties for an immersive, accurate rendering of a lighting scene.
  • Combines LucidShape’s luminance camera and backward ray tracing to perform rapid, high-accuracy luminance calculations and generate photorealistic images at multiple angles and viewing directions.
  • Harnesses LucidShape’s GPUtrace solution, which uses graphics processing unit (GPU) computing to accelerate illumination simulations by orders of magnitude compared to multithreading capabilities. The speed of the Visualize Module’s simulations gives designers the flexibility to rapidly evaluate their models at any point in the design process.

“The Visualize Module is an indispensable part of our automotive lighting design process,” said Richard Pacholski, lighting designer at Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR). “Our customers focus not only on optical performance, but also increasingly on the visual appearance of the illuminated product. With the Visualize Module, we can quickly and accurately simulate an illuminated product in a studio or outdoor environment and at various viewing angles, which is key because product appearance and illumination levels can change drastically at different viewpoints.”

“The LucidShape Visualize Module is a powerful engineering tool that doesn’t just render a design—it provides a virtual prototype that allows automotive lighting designers to quickly pinpoint aspects of a model that can be improved to generate the best possible performance,” said George Bayz, vice president and general manager of Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group. “The module reduces the need for costly and lengthy physical prototyping.”

Ray Data Viewer
The Ray Data Viewer now provided with LucidShape creates illuminance images based on ray data sources. This allows designers to quickly preview the lit appearance and structure of vendor light sources before incorporating them into their models. Sources can be viewed from various angles using a camera positioning capability.

Light Pipe Tool
The new Light Pipe Tool simplifies and speeds the creation of complete light pipe designs by allowing prism bands, which model sheets of prismatic microstructures, to be created in conjunction with light pipe surfaces in LucidShape. With this tool, the light pipe surface is automatically fit to the prism band and merged into a single new shape, producing a seamless, optically accurate light guide.

Measured Bidirectional Scatter Distribution Function (BSDF) Surface Material Library
LucidShape’s material library, which provides a wide array of surface material and bulk volume media, has been expanded to include measured BSDF models from Synopsys’ LightTools® illumination design software. The new measured BSDF data delivers unsurpassed accuracy for modeling surface scattering for materials commonly used in automotive lighting and can be expanded and customized by designers according to their unique requirements.

Availability and Resources
LucidShape version 2.0 is available now. Customers with a current maintenance agreement can download this version from the Synopsys website using their SolvNet® account.

About Synopsys’ LucidShape Products
Synopsys’ LucidShape products provide a complete set of design and analysis tools for automotive lighting. With dedicated algorithms optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape facilitates the design of automotive forward, rear and signal lighting and reflectors. In addition, the LucidDrive® tool provides night driving simulations that generate realistic lighting scenes in real time, which allow designers to quickly and accurately evaluate beam patterns of vehicle headlamps prior to expensive fabrication and testing. Synopsys acquired Brandenburg GmbH in 2014 and continues to innovate the LucidShape product family. For more information, visit

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and is also a leader in software quality and security testing with its Coverity® solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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Jaguar Land Rover Selects Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services to Provide Call Center Support for Safety and Security Services for Its InControl™ Infotainment System

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Jaguar and Land Rover owners to receive a 4-Year Subscription to safety and security services supported by SiriusXM on 2016 model year vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover North America and SiriusXM today announced Jaguar Land Rover has selected Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a subsidiary of SiriusXM, to provide call center support for safety and security services to vehicle occupants using its Jaguar InControl® and Land Rover InControl® infotainment systems.

The Jaguar and Land Rover InControl suite of technologies provides vehicle owners with an array of advanced driver assistance systems including emergency response contact as part of the available InControl Remote & Protect™ system. SiriusXM will provide Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle owners with support for personal safety and security services, including:

  • Automatic Crash Notification (ACN): Automatically signals a SiriusXM Response Specialist to assist the vehicle’s occupant with notifying emergency responders in the event of an accident, provide the vehicle’s location, and communicate with the vehicle’s occupant until help arrives.
  • SOS/E-Call: Gives the vehicle’s occupant the ability to contact a SiriusXM Response Specialist via an in-vehicle S.O.S. button during an emergency.

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to introduce InControl™ to the U.S. market beginning with the delivery of select 2016 model year vehicles. Owners will receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM supported safety and security services when purchasing any 2016 model year vehicle equipped with InControl Remote & Protect™.

“For more than a decade, Jaguar Land Rover and SiriusXM have worked together to deliver our unparalleled variety of audio entertainment to its vehicle owners, and we are proud that a brand that is synonymous with prestige has chosen SiriusXM to provide support for the comprehensive suite of safety and security services available to its drivers and their passengers while on the road,” said Rodney Pickett, Senior Vice President, Automotive Partnerships, SiriusXM.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit

About Jaguar Land Rover

  • The United States is one of the leading global markets for both Jaguar and Land Rover
  • Jaguar Land Rover employs 32,000 people and sells vehicles in 170 countries around the world
  • Jaguar Land Rover has two state of the art engineering and design facilities and four advanced manufacturing plants in the UK
  • Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA
  • Jaguar Land Rover is represented by more than 330 independently operated retailers

About Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc.

Sirius XM Connected Vehicles Services Inc., a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), is a leading provider of connected vehicles services to Acura, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota, and gives customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

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