January 27, 2016 by John Day
Pressure from Consumer Electronics Behemoths, Quest for Higher Return-On-Investment, and Fight for Technology Leadership Will Drive the Automotive Market in the Coming Year
Airbiquity® released its top 2016 connected car predictions for the automotive industry:
“Automotive continues to face significant challenges — and opportunities — for connected car technologies and programs. The industry has only begun to scratch the surface of what is yet to come,” said Scott Frank, Vice President of Marketing at Airbiquity. “A decade ago, no one could have predicted the rate of technology evolution or level of competition the industry is experiencing today. One thing we know for sure is the pace isn’t going to letup; in fact it’s going to accelerate.”
January 7, 2016 by John Day
From Cars to Signage, Ethernet Use is Growing; Park Assist Uses Hardened Ethernet for Advanced Parking Facility Sensor System
By Tony Lefebvre
The use of Ethernet – the most popular networking technology in corporations and data centers – is growing in automotive and transportation applications. With use cases that include in-vehicle connectivity, traffic control signaling, vehicle detection, video surveillance networking and parking lot automation, Ethernet’s throughput, scalability, reliability, and cost advantages contribute to this growing use of technology.
December 22, 2015 by John Day
The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry association driving the broad adoption of specified, open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software, will showcase its latest connected car technologies through a series of industry events during CES 2016 week in Las Vegas from Jan. 5 – 7.
Matt Jones, GENIVI Alliance president and head of future infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will kick off the week by delivering the keynote presentation at the Consumer Telematics Show on Jan. 5 at the Rio Las Vegas. Jones will discuss how the efforts of JLR and other members of GENIVI are leading the charge not only in the connected car, but also opening up the ecosystem to future players.
December 16, 2015 by John Day
By James C. Lewis, Technical Marketing Director, KEMET
KEMET has been working hard to meet the needs of automotive engineers in recent months. This resulted in several technology developments that will be of particular interest for design engineers involved with automotive electronic systems.
Firstly, the company made several key developments in polymer electrolytic capacitor technology. Temperature and humidity performance have been a problem for polymer electrolytic capacitors to the extent that they are still not widely used in automotive applications, despite their compact case sizes, high capacitance, and low ESR.
December 9, 2015 by John Day
By Tony Armstrong
Director of Product Marketing, Power Products
Linear Technology Corporation
If you’re like me, you can still remember the traditional tungsten filament light bulb. I say this because the 40W and 60W incandescent light bulbs typically used in the majority of American homes were banned from being manufactured in the USA, or imported, at the end of 2013 (however they can still be purchased). It should also be noted that the 75W and 100W bulbs were phased out in 2012. The cause of their demise was driven by the need for better electrical-to-light output efficacy demanded by the EPA. The primary reason was to help lower electricity consumption (and therefore generation) due to the fact that residential household lighting accounted for roughly 14% of electrical power consumption (Source: US Energy Information Administration). And so, the solid state LED equivalent, requiring only about one-eighth of the power to generate the equivalent amount of lumens output has made its way into our modern world.
March 27, 2015 by John Day
By Andy Gryc
Conference Director, Connected Car Expo
Co-founder, CX3 Marketing
Tier one companies like Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Harman, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, and Visteon have deep expertise in building numerous complex modules for the car companies, they all have the know-how for building reliable, safe systems, and all are willing to be a “secret ingredient” instead of a nameplate brand.
Tomorrow’s car, regardless of who’s building it, will have even more working software in it than today’s cars do. The integration problems that car makers face today will only be compounded in the future with the explosion of smartphone connectivity, apps, wearables, fog computing, big data analytics, ADAS and autonomous technology.
February 3, 2014 by John Day
Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, New York University
President, Ada Core Technologies
It’s no secret that the cars we drive today, and especially those we will drive in the near future, have huge amounts of sophisticated software aboard. By some accounts the number of lines of code in a car can significantly exceed the number of lines of code in a modern commercial jetliner. And as with the jetliner, we are entrusting our safety to the reliability of this software.