Airbiquity Adds Software for Configuring and Executing Software Update and Data Campaigns

June 7, 2016  by  

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Solution Helps Automakers Capture Benefits and Manage Complexities of Over-the-Air (OTA) Vehicle Software Updates and Data Collection

Airbiquity(®) has launched “an efficient and secure first of its kind” solution for configuring and executing large-scale software update and data collection campaigns for vehicles using a highly configurable and automated cloud-based service delivery solution.

AVnu Certifies Excelfore A/V Software Stack

June 6, 2016  by  

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First AVB/TSN software reference module to bear the AVnu-certified logo

Excelfore said its Audio Video Bridging/Time Sensitive Networking (AVB/TSN) software stack platform for audio networking as well as video end points has achieved AVnu Certification. AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, grants its certification mark to those devices that have passed all interoperability testing conducted by its third-party testing house, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

Excelfore’s stack is the first AVB/TSN software stack to achieve AVnu Certification.

EnSilica and Micrium Port µC/OS-III RTOS to eSi-RISC Processor Cores

June 6, 2016  by  

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EnSilica, a provider of semiconductor solutions and IP, and Micrium, a real-time operating system (RTOS) provider for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), have partnered to port Micrium’s µC/OS-III® RTOS to EnSilica’s family of eSi-RISC processor cores.

Micrium’s µC/OS-III is available on eSi-RISC with immediate effect. In addition, Micrium’s range of communication software, including its USB host/USB device and TCP/IP networking protocol stack, has been ported to EnSilica’s eSi-RISC.

Sierra Wireless and Movimento Accelerate Adoption of Over-the-Air Vehicle Software Management

June 6, 2016  by  

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Automakers can now offer car owners cloud-based embedded software maintenance and capability upgrades over their vehicle’s lifecycle 

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) and Movimento today announced a partnership to provide automotive OEMs with an integrated solution to streamline vehicle software installation and updates. Sierra Wireless’s device-to-cloud solution and Movimento’s Over the Air (OTA) technology together provide the industry’s first commercially available cloud-based platform to maintain connected cars.

EEMBC Benchmark Targets Heterogeneous Processor Architectures for Automotive Vision, Compute, and Mobile Imaging

June 3, 2016  by  

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EEMBC Members to Collaborate on System Benchmark Addressing Performance Requirements for Applications such as Autonomous Driving and Mobile Imaging

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC, pronounced “embassy”) announced its focus on a benchmark targeting the compute-intensive applications commonly implemented on
embedded heterogeneous compute architectures.

The benchmark will utilize real-world workloads that stress highly parallel applications such as automotive surround view and image recognition and mobile augmented reality. This benchmark will help system designers from the automotive, industrial, and mobile sectors select the optimal
processing solution for their applications, and will provide silicon and intellectual property vendors with an equitable method in which to compare and compete with their product offerings.

Technavio Says Evolution of Remote Diagnostics to Prognostics Will Drive the Market Through 2020

May 26, 2016  by  

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The global automotive remote diagnostics market is expected grow at a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global automotive remote diagnostics market for 2016-2020. The market is further categorized into two product segments, passenger cars and commercial vehicles with passenger cars dominating the market with over 74% penetration.

“The current demographic scenario across the globe consists of a high component of technology-savvy population that is keen to adopt technology in every aspect of life. Such demographics represent an added advantage for the market as their buying criteria depends heavily on technological features, digital capabilities, and low maintenance, in addition to value for money,” says Siddharth Jaiswal, a lead automotive electronics research expert from Technavio.

Synopsys Expands Software Integrity Strategy for Safer and More Secure Automotive Software

May 25, 2016  by  

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Synopsys’ Coverity® and Test Advisor™ software integrity solutions receive ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certification for use in development of safety-critical automotive software

Synopsys collaborating with automotive industry leaders to improve security testing requirements for software development and supply chain management

Synopsys’ Mike Ahmadi helps form SAE Cybersecurity Assurance Testing Task Force, actively contributes to developing community-driven cybersecurity standards

STMicroelectronics and Autotalks Fuse Satellite Navigation with Vehicle-to-Vehicle and -Infrastructure Communication

May 20, 2016  by  

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Combining GNSS[1] with V2X[2] ranging creates “V2X-Enhanced GNSS”
to ensure security, accuracy, and reliability of positioning information in difficult urban environments

Lane-level accuracy in urban canyons, tunnels, and parking structures will enable the development of new applications, such as autonomous on-street and in-garage parking and available-spot identification

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Israel-based Autotalks, a V2X-chipset market pioneer and leader in the first wave of V2X deployments, have announced their fusion of GNSS technology and V2X ranging. The new “V2X-Enhanced GNSS” ensures authenticated and secure vehicle localization for extreme accuracy and reliability of positioning information, especially in urban canyons, tunnels, and parking structures, where accurate absolute and relative positioning—to other vehicles and infrastructure—is critical in progress toward semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles.

Mobileye and STMicroelectronics to Develop EyeQ®5 System-on-Chip, Targeting Sensor Fusion Central Computer for Autonomous Vehicles

May 20, 2016  by  

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5th-generation System-on-Chip, scheduled to sample in H1 2018, builds on long-standing cooperation between Mobileye and ST and market success of EyeQ technology, available now or in the near future on vehicles from
25 car manufacturers

Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) and STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) are co-developing the next (5th) generation of Mobileye’s SoC, the EyeQ®5, to act as the central computer performing sensor fusion for Fully Autonomous Driving (FAD) vehicles starting in 2020.

Autonomous Vehicles Disrupt Tier 1 Supplier Roles

May 20, 2016  by  

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ABI Research finds Tier 1 suppliers are losing their roles as system innovators and developers in the nascent autonomous vehicle market. This is occurring as more OEMs engage directly with software developers and hardware and semiconductor vendors.

“It is becoming increasingly evident that no single Tier 1 supplier can deliver a complete autonomous driving system,” says James Hodgson, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. “As a result, OEMs are increasingly engaging directly with component vendors, and becoming more aligned with product roadmaps from across the value chain. But Tier 1s will not disappear completely and still hold an important role in functional safety, one which requires a more overarching and holistic view than any component vendor can hold.”

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