STMicroelectronics has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a cross-industry organization advancing global technologies for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions.
ST is a semiconductor company that delivers intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions. The company’s technology portfolio features many segments suited to automotive connectivity and the aims of the CCC, including ST25 NFC readers, ST33 Secure Elements, STA12 Accordo infotainment processors, STA13 Telemaco vehicle processors, and Stellar vehicle gateway/domain microcontrollers.
ST is also a significant player in the expanding market for NFC technology as a digital key and in its use as a conduit for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing. In addition, ST offers a range of technologies to address wireless charging, including authentication and foreign object detection. Then, with ST’s early-mover advantage in eSIMs, the technology lends itself to securing automotive applications.
Infotainment is another segment ST is addressing with a broad offer where pairing with smartphones or mirroring of their display on the head-unit contributes to enhancing ownership by offering voice-enabled services including internet music and connected navigation safely.
Additional features could also include automotive data collection though various sensors (ToF for lidar, accelerometers and gyro, precise positioning, image, and radar sensors) and then pre-processing to reduce network bandwidth from 2GB/km to about 10KB/km.
Finally, of course, ST has a broad portfolio of automotive microcontrollers and other automotive products well suited to control, sense, and power the full range of automotive applications.
Source: Press Release