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PLK selects Telit GNSS IoT Module for Advanced Driver Assistance System product

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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that PLK Technology (PLK) has selected Telit’s SL869-V2 GNSS IoT module to deliver positioning functionality for Optian, a new product combining the features of an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and a high-end automotive black box.

ADAS are systems found in modern vehicles designed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle safety and driver experience. Safety features in ADAS include warnings for collision and accident avoidance which help drivers implement safeguards, and sharpen their focus on control of the vehicle. Adaptive ADAS features help by automating lighting, providing adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, incorporating GPS and traffic warnings, connecting smartphones, alerting drivers about dangerous driving situations, keeping the driver within the lane of traffic and enhancing visibility of the vehicle’s blind spots.

PLK’s Optian takes the functionality of a typical black box capable of post-processing accidents, and adds ADAS capabilities to implement accident prevention measures, delivering lane departure warning, forward collision warning and front car departure alert functions. Optian uses the Telit SL869-V2 GPS module to sense displacement, from which it derives speed and distance between cars to warn the driver about the risk of collision.

Telit’s SL869-V2 is a subminiature multi-satellite receiver module that can be installed in vehicles, industrial, wearable and portable digital devices. It delivers a high level of stability for navigation applications by tracking GPS and GLONASS at the same time, relaying accurate and fast-refreshing positioning information.

PLK started in 2000 as an in-house venture firm as part of Hyundai Motor Company and was later spun off in 2003.  It specializes in the development and production of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) utilizing camera image sensors to recognize lanes, vehicles, light sources, traffic lights and pedestrians. PLK was the first to develop a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) based on color image recognition and, in 2006, became the first to line-fit it into vehicles (Hyundai Motor Company). PLK systems quickly became widely recognized for their performance and, have since 2009 been equipping 15 models around the world, including in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, China and Australia, in addition to Hyundai and KIA passenger cars.

“It is rewarding to secure the Optian project for Telit’s GNSS module.  The selection process was very stringent and PLK’s choice of the SL869-V2 is a testament to the quality and performance of the product,” said Steven Kim, Sr. Sales Director of Telit Korea. “Telit GNSS modules are not only successful in the automotive sector but also in various other industries. We expect that cooperation with PLK will expand as they continue developing innovative systems and products that make driving a safer experience for motorists everywhere.”

Source: Telit

Sierra Wireless launches interchangeable modules for 2G, 3G & 4G M2M applications

Sierra Wireless delivers new level of flexibility to essential wireless connectivity for M2M

New AirPrime® HL Series modules are the smallest embedded wireless modules to be completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies; offer choice of snap-in connectivity or solder-down for scalable production; and are future-proof, thanks to over-the-air upgradability

 

Sierra Wireless have announced the launch of the latest additions to the AirPrime® HL Series of embedded wireless modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The new AirPrime HL modules include satellite navigation support and are the smallest embedded wireless modules (22 x 23 mm) to be completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies. They provide device manufacturers with the ability to serve different regions, across multiple network technologies, with one device design.

The AirPrime HL Series is designed to be flexible, providing manufacturers with the choice of soldering down the module for efficient high-volume production, or using an innovative snap-in socket. With the snap-in socket, device manufacturers can quickly place the module in the device any time in the production cycle and swap 2G modules for 3G or 4G modules in the future, even in completed and field-deployed devices. With both the snap-in and solder-down options, manufacturers can leverage one design for their 2G, 3G, and 4G deployments, simply by changing the module installed in production – no other changes to the device design would be required.

In addition to the flexible hardware design, the AirPrime HL Series is designed to be future-proof. With AirVantage Management Service, an off-the-shelf cloud-based M2M platform from Sierra Wireless, customers can easily upgrade device firmware over-the-air for thousands or even millions of deployed devices at a time, ensuring they can stay in service for many years while lowering maintenance time and operating costs.

“We know that integrating new technology is one of the key challenges our customers face in their M2M deployments and it can prevent customers from deploying or evolving to new technologies as quickly as they would like to,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “The AirPrime HL Series meets that challenge head-on, providing a clear and simple 2G-to-4G migration path, the flexibility to swap modules as required, and effective, scalable firmware management for post-deployment upgrades. It’s an innovative solution to some of the most critical issues we see in M2M deployments across multiple industries.”

The AirPrime HL Series is ideal for M2M communications applications in point-of-sale, smart grid, and fleet management or tracking, with GNSS (GPS and GLONASS) included. Samples of the first product in the series, called the HL6528 (2G), are available now with commercial shipments expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Samples of the HL8548 (3G) are expected to be available in the first quarter, with commercial shipments expected in mid-2014. 4G LTE versions will follow, with more specific launch dates to be announced later.

Source: Sierra Wireless