Technavio Reports Increased Demand for Infotainment Services Will Drive the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in the US Until 2020

July 13, 2016  by  

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Technavio analysts forecast the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 32.23% and 28.62% respectively, during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the following:

  • Service revenue generated from OEMs and aftermarket equipment; for instance, the revenue includes the per year service revenue of Audi connect, not the device or module cost installed in the vehicle

Determining Failure in Electronics and Electronic Components: Considerations for Physical and Mechanical Testing

July 12, 2016  by  

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The reliability of electronic systems plays an increasingly important role in the success of many different types of businesses. Whether it is an electronics system in a vehicle, a personal electronic device or an electronic display on a piece of industrial equipment, it is critical that they all function properly. If potential problems are diagnosed and resolutions are determined before the product is in the hands of the business or the final consumer, then the integration of technology and the efficiency it can bring is much more effective.

ADEPT 48V Affordable Hybrid on Path to Meet Future Ultra-Low Vehicle Emissions

June 29, 2016  by  

  • Ricardo-led ADEPT programme aims to demonstrate technology capable of providing near full-hybrid equivalent fuel economy at significantly lower cost
  • ADEPT consortium successfully applies advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ to a Ford Focus project demonstrator
  • Results of almost three years of intensive development and road and laboratory testing of ADEPT technology will be revealed at LCV2016

Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.

Dassault Systèmes Introduces Vehicle Program Intelligence Industry Solution

June 24, 2016  by  

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Real-Time Data Analytics with the3DEXPERIENCEPlatform Enhance Project, Change and Quality Management for Vehicle Program Executives

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris:#13065, DSY.PA),announced the launch of the “Vehicle Program Intelligence” industry solution experience providing transportation and mobility companies with powerful  analytics applications. Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “Vehicle Program Intelligence” reveals, measures and analyzes product and manufacturing data to accelerate and enhance business decisions in project, change and quality management.

QNX and Safran Demo Remote SIM Positioning

June 23, 2016  by  

qnx safran connected-car-solutionSafran Identity & Security and QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, presented a joint demonstration of remote SIM provisioning for connected cars at TU-Automotive Detroit. The demonstration showcased how over-the-air provisioning will bring a new level of flexibility to connected vehicles, enabling a single SIM card to support different mobile operator profiles and provide domestic network service around the world.The joint demonstration of the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment and Safran’s GSMA-compliant remote subscription provisioning solution, MorphoFlex™, illustrates the secure delivery of operator credentials for flexible cellular connectivity. For the end customer, the solution can ensure that the vehicle remains fully connected, no matter what country it is driving in, with continuous delivery of infotainment, reliable access to emergency services, and maintenance of vehicle data integrity. For the automaker, the solution can enable SIM management and the flexibility to change the active operator throughout all phases of the vehicle lifecycle, including manufacture, delivery, initial sale, and resale.

Rambus and Movimento Deliver Personalized Security

June 13, 2016  by  


Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) and Movimento have partnered to deliver secure, convenient and personalized OTA vehicle updates critical to safety and performance in the era of the connected car.

The CryptoManager platform adds an important layer of security to the Movimento OTA solution. Vehicle updates provided by the combined Movimento and Rambus solution offers one-time, single-use keys that are unique to each vehicle, minimizing vulnerabilities and maximizing security.

As part of the collaboration, Movimento’s OTA technology utilizes the Rambus CryptoManager platform, enabling in-field provisioning of encrypted keys generated for each vehicle and allowing for secure communication between a vehicle and the cloud.

SmartDeviceLink Developer Program Makes It Easier to Create In-Car Apps

June 10, 2016  by  

SmartDeviceLink is the open-source software on which the Ford AppLink™ platform is built. It provides consumers an easier way to access their favorite smartphone apps via voice command or touch screen interface.
  • New developer program is latest step for SmartDeviceLink – the agnostic app interface software that aims to set the industry standard for accessing smartphone apps inside the vehicle
  • will provide developers with information they need to build smartphone apps compatible with vehicles by any automaker adopting the open-source connectivity software contributed to the industry by Ford
  • Toyota Motor Corp. has announced adoption of the technology for future vehicles; PSA Groupe, Honda, Subaru and Mazda are exploring adoption

SmartDeviceLink is the open-source software on which the Ford AppLink™ platform is built. It provides consumers an easier way to access their favorite smartphone apps via voice command or touch screen interface.

Neural Networks Pave the Road to Autonomous Driving

June 10, 2016  by  

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By Jeff VanWashenova, Director, Automotive Segment Marketing, CEVA

Driver-assistance systems such as lane-departure warning, parking assist and collision avoidance have been welcomed by drivers who deal with the diverse hazards found on today’s roads. Current Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are capable of performing basic driving tasks autonomously, setting the scene for progress toward fully autonomous driving in the future.

The road to autonomous driving depends on development in three key technology areas. These are sensing, which includes radar, LiDAR and visual monitoring using cameras, high-definition mapping, and localization that accurately pinpoints the vehicle within its surroundings.

Movimento and HCL Partner to Deliver Global Car-to-Cloud Systems Integration and Managed Services Offering

June 9, 2016  by  

Movimento_CTS_display6-10-16Movimento and HCL Technologies Ltd launched a services offering for automotive software lifecycle management, operation and updates, along with support for on-and off-board software. The two companies will offer auto OEMs a one-stop-shop that covers everything from initial system integration to deployment, ongoing operations and customer support globally.

The introduction of new technologies and systems requires auto OEMs to integrate, manage and support diverse software solutions, a demanding task involving many different vendors. Movimento already offers scalable OTA services for updating software throughout the vehicle lifetime along with a way to collect data. By combining forces with HCL, a global $6.2 billion services company with operations in 32 countries, Movimento takes software updates and solution delivery to the next level.

Connected Vehicles and the Internet of Things that Really Matter

June 8, 2016  by  


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By Thomas Nigg, Senior Director: Product Strategy Positioning, and Costas Meimetis, Director: Product Strategy Short Range Radio at u-blox

The Internet of Things (IoT) has come to automotive. Having started with infotainment it has evolved to fusing sensor, positioning, cellular and short-range communications within exciting new V2X architectures that will enhance the driving experience and accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles.

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