The car is changing. Technology advances and innovative automotive electronic systems are driving up overall vehicle efficiency in internal combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. However it is not just improvements in individual systems and components that are helping reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and costs. Many of the real breakthroughs in vehicle efficiency are being achieved when the car is viewed as a complete, smart set of sub-systems.
Seeing how the power train works and communicates with other chassis, body electronics and infotainment systems, has opened the door to significant efficiency improvements. From replacing bulky, heavy mechanics and hydraulics to introducing intelligent start-stop and eco-telematics systems, efficiency gains can be made throughout the car. These innovative breakthroughs are enabled by the precise sensors, robust actuators and smart networking ICs from NXP.
But it doesn't stop there. As the car evolves from the internal combustion engine through micro- and mild-hybrids to full electrical vehicles, the only differences in the driving experience for drivers and passengers should be positive. And as an innovative leader in High Performance Mixed Signal solutions, our semiconductors are helping to make this happen.