STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced having joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a cross-industry organization advancing global technologies for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions.

ST’s technology portfolio features many segments well 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 microcontroller.

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 through 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.