January 25, 2021

Strategy Analytics Publishes 2020 Automated Vehicle UX Index

The AV UX Index Includes Over 30 Expert User Experience Evaluations of In-Vehicle Automated Parking and Driving Assistants

Strategy Analytics – AV UX Index – Evaluating over 30 different automated parking/driving assistants on three continents, Strategy Analytics’ In-Vehicle UX (IVX) service presents its 2020 Automated Vehicle (AV) UX Index. Created from over six years of Strategy Analytics’ independent research, this proprietary ranking index provides a living status report of automakers’ efforts in automated transport, with particular focus on an OEM’s outward demonstration of how well they understand human-centered design practices.

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Commented Derek Viita, Report Author and Senior Analyst IVX, “Since 2015, consumer interest in driving assistants and fully automated taxis/shuttles has grown and waned in somewhat cyclical fashion. Automakers of all volumes are increasing their rollouts of ever-more-advanced automated driving assistants.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Has New Automated Parking Brake

TOKYO, Oct 7, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. is introducing a new heavy-duty automated parking brake (APB HD) especially designed for pickup trucks, vans, SUVs and light commercial vehicles.

Developed by the company’s Brake Business Unit in Europe, the new brake system already has gone into production in North America and Europe. Several Hitachi Automotive Systems customers have introduced the new brake system on new vehicles in September in Europe and October in North America. The brake system will go into production in the Asia-Pacific region in 2021.
Automated parking brakes account for more than 25 percent of the global market for parking brakes and their popularity continues to grow. With its acquisition last year of Chassis Brakes International, Hitachi Automotive Systems is now the third largest supplier of automated parking brakes worldwide based on the company’s analysis of the market.

The new brake system is

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Hprobe Announces First Automated Test Equipment Dedicated to 3D Magnetic Sensors for Automotive and Industrial Applications

GRENOBLE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–

Hprobe, a provider of semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced the first industry turnkey testing equipment dedicated to 3D magnetic sensors used in both automotive and industrial applications. The equipment is based on Hprobe’ s unique 3D magnetic field generator technology for single and multi-site testing at wafer-level, under magnetic field. Operating with automated wafer probing stations and external electrical testers, it offers significant throughput performances, with high flexibility, and compatibility with end-user existing platforms.

“Our new equipment addresses the crucial step of chip sorting for the new generation of magnetic sensors tested at wafer-level, under high field intensity, and on a large area coverage. It offers fully controllable 3D static and variable magnetic field capability allowing the use of a single platform to test different types of products,” said Siamak Salimy, founder and CTO of Hprobe. “This is key for

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