PLM Road Map™ 2015 for the Global Automotive Industry and their Supply Chain Partners

July 28, 2015  by  

Automotive’s High Tech Revolution

PLM Road Map for the Global Automotive Industry—a unique one day, right sized event focused on the issues and concerns facing the global automotive industry and their supply chain partners.

November 24, 2015 | The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost | Munich |Germany (8:00 am – 5:15 pm)

PLMRoadmap-49PLM Road Map 2015 for the Global Automotive Industry is the must-attend event for automotive industry executives (OEMs and suppliers) and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the automotive industry germinate and take root. The theme for this event is “Automotive’s High Tech Revolution.”

dSPACE Technology Conference – Innovating Tomorrow’s Mobility Two-day Technical Conference for the Embedded Software Community

July 24, 2015  by  

  • Featuring keynote presentations from General Motors, the Mobility Transformation Center, Oshkosh Corporation, Honda Aircraft Company, Moog and dSPACE
  • Technical presentations from Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, Tula Technologies, FEV, BTC, and more…
  • Trends in innovation and software quality − from automotive to aerospace
  • Methods and tools for embedded software development
  • Panel discussions with executives from OEMs and suppliers
  • 6 sessions, 6 workshops, exhibits, product demos, and more

Mopar Offers Mopar® Connect Powered by Autonet Mobile

July 7, 2015  by  

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Mopar has launched Mopar® Connect, powered by Autonet Mobile. Mopar Connect is a telematics service that allows customers to control their car from a Smartphone.

In addition to In-Car WiFi the systems offer Alarm Notifications, a find my car feature, Valet Mode, Speed Tracker, Curfew Management, Geo Zones, Parental Controls and the ability to remotely operate the full range of functions normally found on a key fob.

“The demands of the connected driver are rapidly changing,” said Phil Hughes, Autonet Mobile’s President. “Autonet Mobile is excited to power the Mopar® Connect system and include our technology into a full suite of cloud solutions available to Chrysler customers across the country.”

MagnaChip to Develop 0.18 micron Automotive Process Technology with ABOV, UNIST and SNU

July 6, 2015  by  

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MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, has started the co-development of an automotive MCU process with ABOV Semiconductor, Automotive Electronic Systems and Semiconductors Lab. of UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) and Analog & Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Lab. of SNU (Seoul National University) using MagnaChip’s 0.18 micron automotive process.

MagnaChip plans to develop MCU products with ABOV, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in MCU products, using MagnaChip’s 0.18 micron automotive process. The launch of this co-development project with ABOV will strengthen and expand MagnaChip’s position in the automotive MCU market. Using MagnaChip’s 0.18 micron automotive process, MagnaChip and ABOV plan to jointly develop IP and MCU products qualified under condition AEC Q100 Grade 0.

AdaCore President Robert Dewar Succumbs to Cancer

July 3, 2015  by  


Robert Dewar

With great sadness, AdaCore announced the passing of Robert Dewar, company President and one of its founders. Dr. Dewar succumbed to cancer on June 30, 2015. He had a distinguished career as a Professor of Computer Science at New York University (NYU), played a key role in the design and implementation of the Ada programming language, and founded AdaCore, along with four colleagues, in 1994. He served as its CEO until 2012 and as its President until his death.

Nissan & 4R Energy Partner with Green Charge Networks for Energy Storage With Second-Life EV Batteries

July 3, 2015  by  

Nissan LEAFNissan Motor Company and commercial energy storage provider Green Charge Networks have joined forces to deploy second-life lithium-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the U.S. and international markets.

With more than 178,000 sales since its launch in late 2010, Nissan LEAF is the world’s top-selling electric vehicle. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Nissan has conducted multiple research projects in Japan, the U.S. and Europe to use LEAF batteries outside the vehicle through 4R Energy, a joint-venture with Sumitomo Corp. formed in 2010.

HARMAN Achieves Automotive SPICE® Level 3 Certification

July 3, 2015  by  

harman LogoHARMAN (NYSE:HAR) announced that the HARMAN Connected Services Division has achieved Automotive SPICE® Organizational Process Capability Level 3 certification.

The independent assessment was conducted at multiple HARMAN locations (formerly Symphony Teleca), between September 2014 and April 2015 by Impronova AB and led by Alec Dorling, certified Principal Assessor.

New Fiat 500 Includes TomTom Live Services and Connected Navigation

July 3, 2015  by  

tomtom 7-3-15 150703_FIAT_Nuova-500_50TomTom (TOM2) announced the availability of its complete TomTom connected navigation solution in the new “Masterpiece reloaded” Fiat 500 Uconnect™ 5” Radio Nav LIVE system.

For the first time on a Fiat 500, the embedded infotainment system features the full TomTom experience with fresh maps, a routing engine, and five years of TomTom’s Live connected suite of services.

The TomTom connected services, part of FCA’s Uconnect™ LIVE offering, are also available on Fiat 500x and will be available on further selected models and countries across Europe.

Danish Road Directorate Chooses INRIX to Provide Real-Time Traffic Information

July 2, 2015  by  

INRIX logoDenmark has chosen INRIX to provide real-time traffic information throughout the country.

According to INRIX, the Danish Road Directorate, which has more than ten years of experience using GPS data to monitor traffic, recognizes that gathering real-time information from private and commercial vehicles is the most effective way to gain a comprehensive picture of traffic and congestion across Denmark.

In addition to more traditional traffic monitoring methods, using real-time information from connected vehicles and devices is a cost effective solution that will provide the Danish Road Directorate with an immediate view of what is happening throughout its entire national road network, improving traffic flow across more than 4,000 kilometres (almost 2,500 miles) of road. As a result, drivers will be provided with more accurate, real-time information about the most congested routes.

Elektrobit in Silicon Valley – Focused on Strategic Partnerships, and Hiring Engineers

July 1, 2015  by  


Walter Sullivan

Earlier this year Elektrobit (EB) announced that it’s opening a development center in the San Francisco-Bay area to extend the company’s software and systems innovations for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving. The center – Elektrobit’s Innovation Lab, in San Jose – is led by Walter Sullivan, who joined EB from Microsoft, where he was Senior Program Manager, Automotive. We asked him how the Lab is progressing so far:


JD: Can you discuss any of the projects you are working on?

I am focused on establishing key strategic partnerships as well as putting the finishing touches on our new office space, Elektrobit’s Innovation Lab, in San Jose.

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