RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

NXP Introduces Automated Drive Kit for Fast and Flexible Development

Fri Jan 5, 2018

151517065371166.pngNXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has announced the availability of a software-enabled platform for the development and testing of automated vehicle applications, enabling carmakers and suppliers to develop, test and deploy autonomous driving algorithms and applications.

The Netherlands-based company says the NXP Automated Drive Kit has opened the door to hardware and software partners to foster a flexible development platform that meets the needs of a diverse set of developers.

A press release from NXP, the largest supplier of processors to the automotive industry, says a first release of the Automated Drive Kit will include a front vision system based on NXP’s S32V234 processor, allowing customers to deploy their algorithms of choice. The kit also includes front-camera application software APIs and object-detection algorithms provided by Neusoft; a leading IT solutions and services provider in China and a strategic advanced driver assistance system and AD partner to NXP. Additionally, the kit includes sophisticated radar options and GPS positioning technology.