Meet Us at Automobil Elektronik Kongress — June 2017

The 21st International Congress on Advances in Automotive Electronics is coming to Ludwigsburg on 27 and 28 June 2017!

This event will include a two-day conference where speakers from BMW, Daimler, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Robert Bosch, Samsung Electronics, Volkswagen and more will discuss key electrical and electronic challenges for automotive companies, including:


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Altia Launches New HMI Product to Leverage Cutting-Edge Font Technologies from Monotype

Altia Font Modules Offer Improved Flexibility with Monotype Font Technologies for Legible Fonts on Globalized GUIs

With the release of Altia Design 11.4, Altia announces a new series of products, Font Modules. Altia Font Modules provide a gateway into the wide array of Monotype fonts and embedded font rendering software. Altia Font Modules are plug-in combinations of Font Engines and Shaping Engines that let users choose the right combination of Monotype solutions to deliver beautiful, legible text for global languages at the smallest possible footprint. These products are key for controlling appearance, memory size and performance of text that will display on embedded targets. Companies using Monotype’s font engine and shaping engine technologies can now leverage Altia Font Modules to deliver pin-sharp text for their production embedded displays. Monotype is a leader in helping to empower expression and engagement through type, technology and expertise.

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Altia Announces New Code Generation Support for NXP i.MX 6 with BlackBerry’s QNX Realtime OS

New Code Generation Target Running Altia and QNX Neutrino Selected for Automotive Instrument Cluster Production Program

Altia announces new DeepScreen code generation support for the NXP i.MX 6 family of processors utilizing OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 pipelines to maximize Graphical User Interface (GUI) performance. This new target, running on BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino® Realtime OS, has been selected to power a 10” virtual instrument cluster program.

This code generation target was designed on the i.MX 6 DualPlus family of processors, which not only delivers dramatic graphics and memory performance enhancements, but are also pin-compatible with a broad range of i.MX 6 processors. The i.MX 6 DualPlus includes a dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A9 platform running 800 MHz with 1 MB of L2 cache, 512 MB of RAM – and, of course, the 2D and 3D pipelines already mentioned. This capability, along with other connectivity features, make i.MX6 an ideal multicore platform for leading-edge multimedia applications which require higher graphics performance.

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Race to the Clouds: Focus on Faraday

A few days ago, we posted details about the upcoming “Race to the Clouds” which will take place on June 25, 2017 in Colorado Springs – Altia’s hometown. In the Pikes Peak Exhibition Class, the Tesla Model S P100D will take on a true up-and-comer in automotive, the Faraday Future FF91.

We just can’t wait to see what the Faraday Future FF91 will bring to the race. Since its unveiling at CES 2017, we’re intrigued and excited by the innovative feature stack in this car.

Take a look at this “Faraday Future First Look” for a tour of all this new EV has to offer. (Be sure to check out the HUD at 1:28! It’s gorgeous!)

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Altia Hometown to Welcome Tesla and Faraday in “Race to the Clouds”

On Sunday, June 25th, 2017, Colorado Springs will host the 95th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) — an annual invitational automobile and motorcycle race to the summit of Pikes Peak.

The PPIHC takes place on a 12.42 mile public toll-road which includes 156 turns and a total 4,720 ft. climb — beginning at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway (altitude: 9,390 ft.) and ending at the Pike’s Peak summit (altitude: 14,115 ft.). As racing altitude increases, the air thins. This impacts drivers and riders by slowing reflexes and depleting both mental and muscle strength. The thin air also robs internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they are capable of at the Start Line. Drivers need to be in peak condition to compete — and so do their cars.

Electric vehicles racing up the Peak will have a distinct advantage. Why?

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